I don’t know if you noticed, but over the last couple of months I’ve been trying out different forms of advertising in the sidebars.
Today I added a link to Chitika to my left sidebar and I’m trying out some of their products – eminimalls – under my posts on a few of my blogs. I’ve actually been with Chitika for about two and a half years, but I stopped using their services on most of my sites about a year ago because it wasn’t working out for me.
Now they’ve come out with some new products and ads that pay by impressions or by clicks so there are more ways to generate earnings with Chitika than when I first started with them. They’ve upped their game and I’m willing to give them another try. In the past few months I’ve seen a few bloggers discussing the company and stating that they were doing well with Chitika. Now it’s my turn to see if it’s true.
Lets see, what else have I tried in the last while? AuctionAds – now ShoppingAds, Widgetbucks, Shopping.com and a few others. To be honest I haven’t done all that well with ShoppingAds and Widgetbucks. I’m still testing Shopping.com. So far it’s the best of the three.
I’m just trying out different things in order to increase my passive income. Now that’s a misnomer as you do have to work at optimizing your ads to really see what works for your various sites.
I’ll write an update post in the near future to let you know how Chitika is working out for me. In the meantime I’d love to know if any of you are using it and how you’ve found the program.
Meanwhile, I’m still tinkering with my Adsense displays as I slowly read through the Adsense Secrets 4.0 e-book. Considering that I’ve only adjusted the Adsense code on two of my sites I’d say that Adsense Secrets is helping as my earnings have increased slightly. I can’t wait to see how much my earnings increase once I’ve optimized all my sites.