What the Heck is Infolinks?
Infolinks is an Online Advertising platform that enables bloggers and website owners to make money from their website by displaying relevant ads to their visitors.
Infolinks drives new revenue for publishers by delivering intent-based ads in non-traditional web places. Select from a range of elegant and innovative ad units that best suit your needs, fully customize their appearance and easily add them to your site.
Infolinks ad units include:
Inframe – Capitalize on browser margins with attractive display ads.
Infold – Engage users with an overlay ad unit most relevant to the user’s intent.
Intag – Display a tag cloud of keywords relevant to your content.
Intext – Monetize inside the lines by highlighting your best keywords.
One thing you will like about Infolinks right away is the fact that it is easy to set up, and once you have set it up, you don’t have to do much! Infolinks will automatically start showing ads on your blog, and you will start making money right away.
Now before you jump for joy and sign up, you should know that it takes time to earn any decent income from Infolinks. You need to have good search engine traffic, ensuring that you get traffic from countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in order to earn high CPM on Infolinks.
Infolinks is a CPC and CPM based advertising network and offers in-text, in-frame, in-tag and in-fold ad types. Publishers have the full control on what types of ads can be displayed on the website.
It provides you more power than Adsense itself. If you have many websites, you can monetize all of them with Infolinks once your one site gets approved.
How to Integrate and Display Infolinks ads on your website?
It’s easy to display Infolinks ads on your website. Visit infolinks.com and click on the ‘Get now‘ button, enter the details required and Infolinks will verify your site. You will receive an email from them within 72 hours about approval or rejection. Once approved, you can log into the thoughtful and beautifully designed Publisher dashboard.
Next to Integrate, there’s a Customize tab through which you can explicitly customize the types of ads you want to display on your site.
What are the eligibility criteria for sites to qualify with Infolinks?
Joining the Infolinks Ad network is quite easy and straight forward, the Infolinks platform is open to any online publisher, big or small, with no setup fees, no minimum requirements for page views or visitors and no hidden commitments.
Though, Infolinks do have certain policies in place that ensure the effectiveness of ads for their publishers as well as for their advertisers. They do review all websites and reserve the right to decline any application.
Also, Infolinks do not allow content that can be deemed as negative in nature, illegal or offensive in any way. The baseline here is that they don’t accept anything illegal!
Advantages of Infolinks!
Compared to Google Adsense and other Google Adsense Alternatives, Infolinks is…
Easier to Get Approved and Integration – Google Adsense takes up to 7 days to get approval/rejection status with complicated steps. For Infolinks you’ll be notified within 72 hours and once approved, configuring ads from its dashboard is fairly simple. It’s the best-designed dashboard I’ve seen from any advertising network.
Doesn’t require Advertisement space – Since Infolinks is an in-text advertisement network, it does not require you to allot any real estate space on your website, thus giving content more precedence over ads.
Doesn’t affect Website Speed – Infolinks code is placed at the bottom of your website, it does not affect loading speed at all. Infolinks ads are loaded after every element on a webpage gets loaded.
Payment – Payment is done via Paypal, Payoneer and Wire after 45 days reaching Payment threshold of $50.
Less Payment for Asian Traffic – There are many American publishers making over $1500/month by using very few ad units of Infolinks. For Asian traffic it’s not that best as it offers less CPM and CPC compared to American and European traffic.
Number of Ads – Infolinks allows a max of 12 in-text ad links and other advertising types. According to my experience, using all these ad types can make your site look bad. I’d suggest using only 2-3 in-text links alongside in-tag and in-fold ads.
If you compare the cons of Infolinks with Adsense, there are very few and can be easily worked upon.