Infolinks one of the most popular in-text advertising program that is widely serving the publishers and advertisers all over the world. Infolinks is a good Google Adsense alternative, whereas this program can be used together with Google Adsense as well without affecting your website or Google Adsense account. Vibrant Media and Kontera are similar ads program found out there on internet.
We tested this ads program for many days and checked the results of the outputs we got. I have just compiled a detailed review of infolinks below. Here is the Detailed Infolinks Review :
1. Infolinks approval
When we talk about getting approved from Infolinks than it’s not a big deal. Getting Approved from this network is very easy even if you have very low traffic to your website, or you have just started a new blog. Instant approval is provided to your website. There are few policy lines that they do ask in a website, some are that website must not be showing adult content or illegal stuff on their website. So, if we are talking about approval, I will give 5 stars due to fast approval.
2. Ads Format & Interfacing
Infolinks provide four different ads format:
- Intext: Keywords related to the infolinks algorithms are highlighted in your content with double or dotted lines. When a visitor hovers over these keywords a pop-up is displayed through the keyword.
- Insearch: The visitors that arrive through the search engines are shown a pop up from below the page, displaying ads related to the keywords.
- Intag: A list of keywords, can be customized to be of two lines or a single line, can be shown where ever you want on the page. When hovered over works similar to intext ads.
- InFrame: A pop up comes up from the sides of the website, which can become very disturbing for visitors.
I just used the first three ads formats on my website, because the fourth one was very disturbing on a website for visitors.
These all ads can make your page not so good-looking and cumbersome. If talking of only first three ads formats than there is not much affect on the loading speed of the website.
User Interface is not very much hygienic, so I will only provide 3 points out of 5 to it.
3. Infolinks performance
Now talking about the earnings and CPM from the ads of infolinks, it’s not a very pleasing to watch. The CPM is not near to that of Google Adsense. In the first few days, I watched very less earning through the ads even when the page views were very high. The CPM was not so great, but you can get above $2 eCPM.
If the traffic is from USA then the earning is better, but if you have earnings from other countries like India, then it’s not so great. So, if you don’t have much traffic from USA then this is good option only when you are using it with Google Adsense for increasing earnings by small amount.
So, if we talk about earnings from infolinks, I will give 3.5 stars out of 5.
4. Payment Options & Threshold
The threshold and different payment methods that Infolinks provides is shown below:
- Paypal: $50
- Wire transfer: $100
- eCheck: $50
- Pyoneer Prepaid Debit Card: $50
So, if we talk about the payment options and threshold earnings of infolinks then its quite a heartening list. If you are getting a good traffic too your website, then you can complete the threshold earnings in a small time.
So, the rating will be four stars for payment options and threshold.
5. Integration with Adsense
Infolinks can be used in parallel to the Google adsense on your website, so it’s a great option of ads program that can be used on your website for providing an increase in earning from your website. Google Adsense is the best adsense program out there on internet and if you are thinking of increasing the earnings from your website then its a great option t use infolinks with it.
6. Integrating ads on Website
For WordPress, Joomla, Drupal Infolinks provide plugin that can be installed.
So, for ease of integration we can provide 4 stars out of 5.
7. Ads Relevancy
The ads infolinks show is mainly not so useful for the visitors that visit your website. If you are regular user of Facebook then most of the time you will see ads of Facebook sign up option from these ads, so we can say that the relevancy of the these ads to the keywords that can be useful or required by the user are not mainly used.
So, If you are looking for more relevant ads then this is not a good option. So, only 2.5 stars out of 5.
8. No Referral Program
There is no referral program provided by Infolinks, so if you are thinking of earning through some referring process then sorry there is no such option in Infolinks yet.
So, at last we can conclude that Infolinks is ads network with easy to use interface, ads that don’t have a good user experience and not a great eCPM. But if used with Google Adsense together than can increase earnings by some amount. So, if you are new to blogging field, then you may not earn a good amount through this ads network at the starting. Once traffic is good then you can earn a good amount through this ads network.
Originally posted 2014-06-18 12:04:13.