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April 30, 2012

Chitika is No Alternative to Google Adsense

Chitika is No Alternative to Google Adsense


Chitika Fails
Chitika FAILS
As a blogger and webmaster of numerous websites and blogs on a variety of topics and subject matter, I earn an income via a variety of advertising options including Google's Adsense Publisher Program.  Six months ago Google Adsense decided to suspend one of my blogs from its program on the frivolous grounds that it was "adult content".  To date, nobody from Google has responded to my appeal.  That blog was a blog on women's gymnastics and dance apparel, and although it is a sports oriented site, Google however felt that it was "sexual" in nature, which is a load of fucking CRAP.

 So, due to the loss of revenue over this, I sought out Google Adsense alternatives to replace Google Adsense on that particular site and found Chitika.   I added Chitika to my gymnastics and dance blog, and then added them to all the other blogs and sites in my network.

Google Adsense for Dummies
Google Adsense for Dummies
The end result of this "experiment" is a miserable failure since Chitika is no alternative to Google Adsense, not even close.   In SIX MONTHS, Chitika has earned me a whopping $2.89 compared to Google's estimated $400.   Prior to implementing Chitika Ads on my network, the dance and gymnastics blog earned an estimated $.50+/- per day from Google Adsense, yet the Chitika Ads on that very same blog over the last six months earned .04 TOTAL for that site, for a SIX MONTH PERIOD!.

 Not only are the CPC earnings extremely low with Chitika, but the CTR is MISERABLY POOR in comparison.  While Google's CPC varies dependent on a variety of factors, such as keyword, users interests, etc, etc, it seems Chitika's advertisers are predominately .01 CPC bidders buying clicks to their worthless pages of no value whatsoever to the visitors, such as domain parking pages, made for adsense crap and so on.   Today, I spent over an hour removing Chitika Ads from my network.  In my opinion, Chitika is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME and not worth the effort, however, your own results may vary dependent on various factors.  This post is just my own opinion.