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Infolinks Rocks as Kontera Alternative

I am using Kontera as in-text advertising from a long time and had very good relationship with them. I was also making some good money with them till recently. I had fixed CPM deal with them.

Few days back infolinks invited me to join and test their program for a while. I tested their program for 3 days and the results was wonderful. It created me much more money than what Kontera was creating. So I decided to move to infolinks from Kontera.

But Kontera didn’t want to loose me, so that offered me even better fixed CPM rate than infolinks. But they could not sustain it as they were not making as much money from my sites as they were paying me. So they moved me back to the CPC based plan.

So I moved my biggest sites from Kontera to infolinks. Infolinks is making me at-least 3 times of what Kontera is making me in CPC model.

My recent eCPM with infolinks is $3.00 which Kontera can never even touch I think.

Infolinks Affiliate Program
Info has their affiliate program which is not yet available to general public. You can contact their support to get it enabled for you. This program is really wonderful and out of the world. Here is the payment structure.

  1. For a small publisher referred through you, you get paid $25.
  2. If the publisher creates more than 10,000 impression per day, you get paid $100.
  3. If the publisher creates more than 100,000 impressions per day, you get paid $1000.

Wow! that is really wonderful. Its not very difficult to find publishers with more than 10,000 page view (please note, its page view and not uniques) per day. Also, on an average I think you will get 1 in 25 publishers who will be getting more than 100,000 page views a day.

So overall, INFOLINKS ROCKS - Join Now.

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61 Responses to “Infolinks Rocks as Kontera Alternative”

  1. Michael Carmona responded on 15 Mar 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    We have the same theme.
    I like you blog. I got a blog too.

  2. Ravinderjit responded on 15 Mar 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    Thats really great Jim, but can we use infolinks along with Google Adsense, hope it does not violate their terms and conditions and we dont stand a chance of getting banned there, please express your views. :D

  3. Jim Karter responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 12:38 am #

    Yes Ravinderjit. You can use with Google Adsense as the ads do not look alike adsense.

  4. affiliate marketing responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Nice and great opportunity to be grabbed.Thank for sharing.

  5. Marc responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 3:06 am #

    I like the sound of this Jim, but I wonder if they are just giving you this deal and no one else. One thing that really bothers me is an Ad network that runs ‘Adsense for Search’ on their site. I’m sorry, but an Ad Network that uses Adsense on their own site. We are publishers. Do they think we don’t notice things like that? They are not really passing the sniff test with me.

  6. Jim Karter responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 3:12 am #

    No Marc, I don’t have any particular deal with Infolink. They did offer me a fixed CPM deal, but I rejected it because what I am getting in CPC (which is their regular plan) is better than their fixed CPM plan. :)

  7. Harry responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 10:07 am #

    I will give them a shot. Thanx.

  8. Hardip responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 10:11 am #

    I was inspired from Chetan Bhawani’s blog about Infolinks before 3 weeks ago and Now, I see another good review about infolinks from you..Thanks Jim..:)

  9. zoki responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 11:30 am #

    I am getting $1.3 with them.With Contera it was ~ $0.3 …

    For me its 400% more :)

  10. Adi Moga responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Infolinks is better for me too. I’ve use Kontera in the past, but Infolinks give a better revenue. (Jim can you give me an email, I want to share something with you.)

  11. Jim Karter responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Adi, you can contact me at jim at jimkarter dot com

  12. Albert responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    thanks for this great post!

    But as I know Infolinks is a Great idea for producing unobtrusive ads.

  13. zoki responded on 16 Mar 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    Jim are you seeing better cpc for product sites?

  14. BecauseILoveJimKarter, :) responded on 17 Mar 2009 at 2:10 am #

    This is one of the posts that make Jim AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this with us. It will surely help to increase the money, :)

  15. Jim Karter responded on 17 Mar 2009 at 3:39 am #

    zoki, I have many types of sites on which I tested them including (but not limited to) resume, jobs, bridal shower, wedding, medical etc. etc.) Its performing better in all of them.

  16. Murali responded on 17 Mar 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Absolutely jim

    With Kontera my ecpm was about $1.5 but with infolinks my ecpm is at about $5.0 which is really incredible. Hopefully they won’t lower their payouts once they gain popularity.

  17. Murali responded on 18 Mar 2009 at 9:01 am #

    Jim, could you also later do a comparison between your infolinks earnings and kontera earnings.

  18. Mega Champ responded on 18 Mar 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    Nice advice Jim, time to move on from Kontera, nowadays they are collectiing pretty bad press from everywhere it seems.

  19. Jonathan Frost responded on 21 Mar 2009 at 2:29 am #

    That’s very interesting… good one. I just had the same - Kontera offered me fixed ECPM which was higher than InfoLinks, but then after 3 weeks they said they can’t keep it up and blah blah blah… I’m never going to work with Kontera again. InfoLinks rocks! Together with Adsense, my ECPM is now higher than last year.
    If you want more data just post back and I will send them too…

  20. Eric responded on 21 Mar 2009 at 5:00 am #

    I also got a CPM offer from Kontera, and I accepted. They don’t move me back to the CPC until now. Do you think they will move me?

  21. Jim Karter responded on 22 Mar 2009 at 10:53 pm #

    Jonathan Frost, I think Kontera seems to be in trouble. Infolinks is giving a lot of trouble to them. That is why they are doing this thing to many people.

  22. JC responded on 23 Mar 2009 at 2:11 am #

    Hi JK,
    My analysis got similar results - Infolinks is growing to be the better alternative for in text. See my website for more details -

  23. Seo Hints responded on 23 Mar 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Thnak you for very usefull information !!
    i say thanks !!

  24. Ralph responded on 24 Mar 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Hey, Jim.

    It’s been over a year since you started your case study. Making $1000 a month? How about some updates?

  25. suresh responded on 25 Mar 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    Jim I applied for it after going through post (and of course through this site) and to my surprise only in four hours them send an approved mail to me.

    It is a great speed of approval . Is it not ?

  26. onlinearnings responded on 27 Mar 2009 at 2:09 am #

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    How do you think?
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  27. Tania responded on 28 Mar 2009 at 2:31 am #

    Hi, I just discovered Infolinks through your website. Never heard of it before, thanks :)
    One suggestion for you - when you integrate links in your blog posts, add the _blank so that it would open in a new window, not redirect in the same window. You don’t want to send your visitors away, do you?
    Have a nice day. :)

  28. Mark responded on 01 Apr 2009 at 2:55 am #

    both of him who paid more?

  29. Bram Europe responded on 02 Apr 2009 at 4:30 am #

    I had exactly the same. I got invited and I tried them (as alternative to Chitika). I haven’t looked back since.
    I reach around 11,500 views daily, get 940 clicks, which results in a CTR of 8%!
    eCPM is around $1.20 though, but still better than Chitika (I must admit that I have never tried Kontera).

  30. Find Deals Online responded on 02 Apr 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    Infolinks sounds very appealing I was thinking of trying Kontera but I ‘ll use infolinks instead.
    Thanks Jim.

  31. responded on 05 Apr 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Yeah that’s very much true that Kontera is not able to provide the related ads and only two to three ads are relevant to that.

  32. MMA News responded on 07 Apr 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Hello - good info - last year I used Kontera but my adsense ecpm went down so I removed it. Just used the link on this page to sign up with InfoLinks to see if they are any better - thanks!

  33. MMA News responded on 13 Apr 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Good stuff… the earnings are more compared to Kontera…Looks like I’ll be adding it on my other sites as well. Happy with the results.

  34. ZK@Web Marketing Blog responded on 23 Apr 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    I was using Kontera (through your reference) for my one of my blog but i donot think that I was making good amount of money from them.

    Hence I removed them …. lets give a give try to Infolinks as well.

  35. Custom Website Design responded on 02 May 2009 at 9:18 am #

    market economists have long said that competition is good for everyone. For sure, competition is good for users, who benefit from more choices, and it´s good for the industry because when competitors compete, the industry advances with new solutions for users.

  36. No Job for Mom responded on 07 May 2009 at 5:22 am #

    Great post! I don’t have near the traffic that your site gets, but I just signed up for Infolinks a day or so ago. I’m still in the testing phases to see if I make more with Infolinks or Kontera.

  37. tjenarvi responded on 08 May 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Hi there Jim,

    I am a newbie and I’ve been using Kontera for about 3 weeks. So far what I got is $0.01 per clicks as I can see in the Revenue column in the Kontera report.

    Based on your post, should I use infolinks instead?

    Oh yes, my blog is Hope you enjoy it, but not professional like yours :-)

    Thanks in advance..

    Best Regards

  38. Ekey responded on 09 May 2009 at 6:46 am #

    I know I tried Kontera before and didn’t like it at all because it kills the load time, and it looked ugly, but I don’t care if the payout is better on infolinks, I would still stay away from it because it is not userfriendly. For a few 100 bucks, I am not going to lose my readers.

  39. tjenarvi responded on 10 May 2009 at 6:59 am #

    Thanks, Ekey for your reply… :-)

    Then, can we use kontera + infolinks at the same time?

    Or maybe we can say “Forget about kontera and let’s move on to Infolinks” ??

  40. Mega Champ responded on 11 May 2009 at 10:24 am #

    Hey @tjenarvi i dont think one can use infolinks +kontera , i read in the kontera tos sometime back. So its better to use one at a time.

  41. tjenarvi responded on 12 May 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    Oh, yes, there is a TOS, I almost forget that. Thanks for your reply.

    I just sign up with Info Links, hope it’s accepted :-)

  42. Internet Marketing Tips responded on 13 May 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks for sharing your insight regarding infolinks. This is really a great help for me.Great post!

  43. Ozone depletion responded on 14 May 2009 at 7:28 am #

    On my website I’m using adsense to monetize my content. Do you know of any other effective contextual advertising method that has a decent click through rate. Maybe infolinks..

  44. Ann responded on 15 May 2009 at 8:47 am #

    I’m with Q2Click, and I trully recomend. They also have high bids (you can check yourself every keyword after registering), nice support, till now all OK!

  45. Mike responded on 17 May 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    I’ve signed up and already started making some money - thanks, Jim.

  46. Custom Website Design responded on 01 Jun 2009 at 6:46 am #

    You have to get a firewall program and block the websites. Try Zone Alarm it is easiest one I can think of to setup.

  47. Mike responded on 04 Jun 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    My ecpm isn’t as high as what some have mentioned here…any tips for increasing it?

  48. Protein Powder Blog responded on 10 Jun 2009 at 7:59 am #

    I’ve seen significant increases in Adbrite, and I am in the middle of some ad deals with Link worth, seems like I will hit the $2000 mark this month.

  49. tjenarvi responded on 14 Jun 2009 at 7:50 am #

    Wow, how did you do that $2000 a month is totally crazy for me :-)

  50. Vietnam real estate online responded on 17 Jun 2009 at 2:13 am #

    Thank you for very usefull information !!
    It’s great for me .

  51. tjenarvi responded on 17 Jun 2009 at 7:10 am #

    Protein Powder Blog, it’s good to know if you can share what you ever did :-)

    By the way, I’ve compared with kontera, infolinks is indeed very rock !#!#

  52. uttoransen responded on 28 Jun 2009 at 2:02 am #

    yep, on comparison with kontera, its a mile better :D

  53. Anish K.S responded on 29 Jun 2009 at 2:24 am #

    No doubt, infolinks is better than kontera.

  54. jj-momscashblog responded on 20 Jul 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Hey Jim, great post with some useful info. I found you via an email I received from infolinks to ask me to join their program and had your post as a link. After reading your post I’m not so much on the fence as I was when first receiving their (infolinks) proposal. So many thanks and btw nice blog you have here.


  55. Jim Karter responded on 20 Jul 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    I am happy that it helped.

  56. Latha responded on 22 Jul 2009 at 2:05 am #

    Yes, Infolinks is good. Is there a way to open the infolinks ad in a new window ? See my website http//

  57. BeZo Pravin responded on 24 Jul 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    Hi Jim,

    I read your blog and created new website and its performing much more than i expected.

    infolinks pays me $6.67 cpm

    Sounds gret hunh?

    I did what u said in this blog and earned $4 within 3 days for a newly built website.

    My traffic rank also dramatically increased from 9,168,247 to 434,882 in just 3 days….

    I did some great SEO and backlinking process than concentrating on my blog…

    i am very happy to share this with you… :)

  58. Webmaster responded on 18 Aug 2009 at 5:24 am #

    It can only be used as an alternative.
    The EPC and eCPM of Kontera is much better than Infolinks.

  59. Rachel responded on 07 Sep 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    So I should try it.

  60. Dentist St Petersburg responded on 07 Oct 2009 at 4:56 am #

    Infolinks is really good for earn money. I’ll try it. Infolinks and Inlinks which one is better?

  61. Adsense in Pakistan responded on 17 Oct 2009 at 10:23 am #


    I contacted infolink for affiliate program but they said, they don’t have any affiliate program to offer :(.

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