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However, is the eMinimalls code viable as an Adsense alternative ad code? Putting eMinimalls as alternative ads would be a great way to test out the program.
If the code is viable, has anyone within the Adsense publisher community experiences with this program in terms of CPC and CTR (ballpark)?
Ok, after one day's traffic with the first day not counting because I accidentally clicked on it myself..
CTR for products in the body text of the page was 20%
They were 100% targeted to the content of the page, with sometimes multiple products per page.
CTR might be more because most of the impressions would have been from me. It took quite a while to get sizing and product and placement just right! I don't know though. I don't know if repeat impressions from the same IP counted.
EPC 38c - which is exactly the same as Adsense on my site, sitewide.
Although now I think about it, I put eMinimalls on the poorly performing Adsense pages. Its being rolled out starting from the $0 EPM pages upwards, so I think I'll do a full rollout now.
2 Days worth of stats puts me at roughly 10x that still with Chitika... CTR still about 20% of what it was with AS - I expected this going from text to image ads.
Overall, I am pleased with the program as a replacement for AS on LOW paying, LOW ctr pages. This makes me VERY happy, as I am trying to rely "less" on big G for my suplimentary income.
I wrote Adsense support to see if using Chitika on the same page as AS was ok. Here's what they told me:
"Chitika's eMiniMalls non-contextual ads can be displayed on the same page as Google ads on your site."
Sounds great! So how do you set the Chitika's eMiniMalls in non-contextual?
Is it only the ch_query = "keyword"; , or do I need to ad more?
Try adding this to the JS:
------- BEGIN --------
var ch_queries = new Array('keyword phrase 1', 'keyword phrase 2', 'keyword phrase 3', 'keyword phrase 4');
ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];
--------- END ----------
Replace keyword phrase 1 with the actual keyword you wish to target, etc. Change nothing else in the code.
I'm not sure where to make the changes suggested in the code and want to be absolutely sure there are no tos infractions.
Also, out of curiosity, could someone provide a quick explanation of the randomization function posted in this thread and what it actually does? (and whether it's approved officially by Chitika?
>entire chitika code that includes using multiple keywords, and making sure the ads are non-contextual?
ch_client = "YOURID";
ch_non_contextual = 1;
var ch_queries = new Array("laptop", "ipod");
ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];
ch_width = 728;
ch_height = 90;
Put in your id, your ad size and your keywords.
>quick explanation of the randomization function
The array is the set of keywords, the Math.random basically says pull a keyword from the array at random and insert it as ch_query.
All of this is on Chitika's blog [chitika.com].
[edited by: jatar_k at 2:27 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2005]
Total site revenue is aprox 4 times better. But this is just one day. But I supose future numbers will not be much different. I use booth AdSense and Chitika, and it seems this combination will be just fine! Better than only AdSense definatly.
I asked this because, I thought, maybe chitika is just inflating the cpc for promotional purpose to pull publishers from other contextual networks. Since no one has been paid yet, we'll see how the auditing thing works at the end of the month.
I've been trying to 'modify' the free Adsense one (it's using the getElementById and onfocus), but till now no luck.
Looking at the mm.js from Chitika, it's doing the 'getElementById' and 'onfocus' on 'ch_ad', but for some reason I keep getting an error when I use that!
This is the working AdSense script.
img = new Image();
img.src = 'log.php?ref=' + escape(document.location) + '&link=' + escape(window.status);
document.getElementById("google_ads_frame").onfocus = hit;
Any good coders here who could make a working one for Chitika?
If most of your traffic is coming out of Asia then this programme probably isn't a great option.