Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chitika and Squidoo - Yes or No?

What are your thoughts on the Chitika ads at the bottom of our lenses? I hadn't really looked at my old lenses to see how they looked, but recently I have been making a number of iphone case lenses. At the bottom of these lenses I felt that the Chitika ads were quite jarring, but do they work?

I have had some success from Chitika on other sites so I'm sure that they must be bringing in good income for Squidoo, however I'm not sure if I can't do better. What do I mean? Well I checked my stats from the last payment and my tier one payment for Chitika was only 42c. I'm not concerned that I turned the Chitika ad off of my iphone lenses now, 42c really isn't a huge amount in my opinion.

However......Chitika knows what they're doing so perhaps I should try a little experiment.

I have taken the Chitika ads off of Lou's Online Jewelry Store and have added a text module at the bottom of each page (it's a page break lens) and I have put a banner for one of my affiliates along the bottom. Now this lens doesn't get a lot of visits, but I had just been looking at that affiliate (seeing a few of Kate Middleton's engagement rings being sold thanks to one of my hubs on British Royal Engagement Rings) at the time that the idea came to me.

I am going to check out a few other lenses and put this idea to the test - anyone care to join me? It will be interesting to see if we can get clicks to our affiliates that payout more than a mere 42c for a tier one!


  1. I haven't checked out all my lenses. But I am hoping Chitika adds to the income.

  2. Hmmm, I recently noticed them too. I wasn't too concerned since they were at the bottom of the page.

  3. I can't wait to see how your experiment goes. I have been opting out of the new Chitika ads, having done the same maths as you. But, I hadn't thought of replacing it. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

  4. I haven't taken them off of all my lenses so I can still keep track of how much they contribute to earnings, but it would be fantastic if I could generate income for me by using their idea!