Why Infolinks & Kontera should be Completely Avoided

AvoidNormally most blogs sell direct advertisements for not less than 0.50$ eCPM and this counts to around a minimum of $0.10 per click when the Impressions vs Clicks are counted. This is the very reason most blogs have different ad networks at the same time like Google Adsense, CPM Networks, BuySellAds etc and the revenue from each of these networks is always on different levels.

Now lets talk about the Income you would earn from these ad networks. On an average of Adsense eCPM and other statistics its known that the normal blogs receive around 0.10$ minimum per click along with a CTR of around 2% average. This means that if a blog receives 10,000 pageviews in a day their income would be –

10,000 * 2% * $0.10 = $20 [minimum]

Incontent Ad Networks like Infolinks, Kontera have an average pay out of less than $0.05 per click, while in our case its very very less which is around $0.01 per click. Here are some of the statistics below which would give you information on the payments these networks pay to their publishers.

Infolinks on an average paid around 2 cents / click as you can find in the following Income Statistics where in we earned $16.62 for 790 clicks.

Infolinks Advertisement Stats

Kontera was more worst in terms of paying their publishers.

Kontera Advertisement Stats

The above stats clearly show that for a total of 1821 clicks we received a revenue of $17.53 which actually means that the average per click revenue is $0.009 and still we were showing the ads.We had even performed a A/B Split Test to compare these ad networks and both failed when compared to others.

When we ran a Visual Heatmap we found that in short we were making our visitors move away from our blogs for less than a cent and this is way cheaper than selling cheap banner advertisements. Instead its better to opt for higher paying networks or else running the blog clean with just Contexual Advertisements along with CPM Advertisements.

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  1. From Kontera. I was getting only 5 or 8 clicks for 3500 page views. And only 0.01 or 0.02 for two clicks. I expected it for one month and I found it will only just reach $3 in 2 months. and Infolinks also same.

  2. From Kontera. I was getting only 5 or 8 clicks for 3500 page views. And only 0.01 or 0.02 for two clicks. I expected it for one month and I found it will only just reach $3 in 2 months.

  3. Awit, from your ss I can conclude that keyword in technology niche for infolinks network is paid very low. But keyword with health and travelling niche is quite opposite. My friends got more than $1000 in 15 days. His sites niche is health and travelling.

    While I run infolinks for my blog which niche is technology. The traffic is still small. And one thing makes me surprised. On my blog 1 click is paid $0!! Do u have any idea about this?

  4. Please help me STOP, REMOVE infolinks from my wordpress site.

    I tried it, and it says Settings on Dashboard, I don’t see under Settings info links..

    I went to site, no option to stop, no option to remove, or close account.

    Please help me, delete, remove infolinks from wordpress FORGOOD !


  5. The people that are crying about getting their info links disabled at $50 are the same people that tell their relatives and friends and coworkers to click on the ads. I am getting 8 or 9 cents per click. If your website is good, people will come back after they have been briefly detoured. Do not tell your friends families coworkers about your blog. Do not email URLs from your blog to anybody!! If you are good boys and girls, infolinks will pay you.

  6. Then why are you using Kontera?

  7. Well… In my opinion you can choose Infolinks InTag ads to fill up any empty gap that you have on your website… otherwise as Amit advised it just lowers your click through rate ! Google Adsense always rock and have better earnings than any other adservices out there in the market. Ofcourse Tribal fusion is another way to go ! Thanks for the review Amit !

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