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Several of my sites are technology-gadget focused ... so I'm very curious about the possibilities of Chikita e-minimalls. However, when I looked into the signup - they really seemed to be strongly suggesting that you have 10,000 page impressions a month.
I know that's chump change for a lot of you pros out there - but given that I just started up all of my sites at the first of the year, it's exciting to me to be halfway there.
So my question is this -- is Chikita's suggestion just a guideline, or do they really *not* want any sites that are starting out and haven't gotten the traffic up to their specifications yet? Having lived in fear of the AdSense police - and the draconian and permanent cancellations they give out - I would hate to sign up for Chikita, have it get me a few clicks and be doing ok, and then get canned since I'm not up to 10,000 impressions per month and never ever be able to use their service again.
So, if I have to wait ... I can. But I could profit from my site better if I could have another income source on there - perhaps even start to use AdWords campaigns to drive traffic up further. But I don't want to get myself into any sort of permanent deletion situation ....
I really don't think they're too worried and don't seem as uptight as G. I'm not sure they're of the size that can afford too much bad publicity amongst smaller publishers.
You can always say you're in an sudden and unexpected slump ;-)