Kontera ContentLink Ads Installed

Perhaps against my better judgement, I just installed the code for Kontera ContentLink.  This site normally wouldn’t qualify for ContentLink due to traffic, but I have John Chow and his partnership with Kontera to thank for the opportunity.

Kontera ContentLink ads are the blue double-underlined ads you now see sprinkled throughout the content here.  I will adjust the color soon to blend it better with my site; I haven’t yet had the chance.  The ads are CPC based, which means I earn money if someone clicks on them – just like Adsense.

Personally, I find the ads a tad on the annoying side, but not terribly so.  I do want to give the program a chance, to see if it’s a viable income stream.  And since Green Llama is my testing ground for any and all new advertising ideas, I’ve decided to try it here first.

I’ll run the ads until the end of April, and then decide whether or not to keep them around.  I’ll be sure to include them in my month-end report.


  1. Shawn Knight said

    April 5 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Curious to see how the ads work for ya. I doubt id install them, as you said, they are annoying heh

  2. Leroy Brown said

    April 5 2007 @ 8:00 am

    I hear ya, they bug me already. But I’m going to stick it out and give them an honest chance. If they work well, I’ll likely take them off this site and use them on my others. I don’t intend them to be a permanent thing here, just for testing.

  3. Kyle Eslick said

    April 6 2007 @ 10:35 am

    Looks good!

    I’m a big fan of Kontera and hope it works well for you.

    I don’t really find them annoying, but I usually view sites through a feed so I barely notice them.

    I’m looking forward to hearing how its working for you in a few weeks.

  4. Leroy Brown said

    April 6 2007 @ 11:25 am

    Kyle – Do you have any stats on Kontera, or are you pretty new to it as well?

    Good point about the feeds, i am a big feed nut, and only click through to comment.

    I won’t comment on Kontera’s performance yet – they say it can take ~10 days to optimize the ads for my site, and I don’t like to judge to quickly, for good or bad.

  5. Kyle Eslick said

    April 6 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    I’m fairly new. I actually started about a week before John Chow started his promotion. 🙁

    Anyway, I’ve only got a few weeks in and its been ok so far. I think it mostly depends on your attitude and what you expect. Its not gonna make money like Text Link Ads probably, but if you get enough traffic you’ll be able to pull in some decent supplement income, similar to how Google Adsense has been for me.

    I plan on posting something about it maybe a month from now or so after I’ve gotten to truly experience it. Like you said, it takes a bit for the relevant ads to start showing up as well.

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