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Comprehensive Chitika review

Discussion in 'Chitika' started by kleinichen, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hey guys, found a pretty good review of Chitika. There is also an interview included. It's in the middle of the review.

    Copy+pasted from a Chitika review on DuoBlogger.comSEMrush
     
    kleinichen, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    chosenlight Active Member

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    Hmm. interesting i didnt know that Chikita does that. With that being said though, Adsense does create pretty relevant ads (on my website), so what really matters to me is the conversion revenue to me (the publisher) and from what i hear, adsense is still slightly higher, and has a bigger advertiser base. So, how they get to that point of deciding what my website is about is really their business not mine.
     
    chosenlight, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    tscbh Peon

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    From the review, chitika only show ads to user coming from search engine. Many sites doesn't have user coming from search engine. I didn't find DP by search engine. Look like you wouldn't get anything from loyalty visitors.
     
    tscbh, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    kleinichen Banned

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    #4
    I can only talk about my niche, the gaming niche.

    My CPC together with AdSense is around 10-20% lower than together with Chitika. I am getting 90 percent search engine visitors, so I am monetizing them with Chitika as I obviously earn a lot more.

    Yes, AdSense has relevant ads and that's the key why they are so successful. On poor content sites however they aren't able to achieve as relevant ads as Chitika, simply because Chitika analyzes the search string instead of the content.

    Loyal visitors are important of course.
     
    kleinichen, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    chosenlight Active Member

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    How big is their advertiser base....does it ever not show any ads???
     
    chosenlight, Mar 22, 2009 IP
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    kleinichen Banned

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    Yep it does.

    The problem are as said, poor content sites. Look at youtube, the videos aren't surrounded by a lot of text. The only thing that helps the AdSense crawler is the video's title and perhaps the description. That's however not necessarily relevant. They can't scan the video. Thus they aren't able to show relevant ads.

    Chitika in contrast scans the search string the users used to access the website. By doing so they are instantly able to identify what a user is interested in. The only disadvantage: You can show 100% relevant ads only once.
     
    kleinichen, Mar 23, 2009 IP
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    affiliatebuzz Peon

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    my only technology related blog works good with Chitika.
    Now i thinking to implement it on other blogs.

    Regards
     
    affiliatebuzz, Mar 23, 2009 IP
  8. Kerbz

    Kerbz Banned

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    #8
    Chitika only works, like you said, if a person preforms an onpage or offpage search. It's really relevant since it targets the search strings.
    When a person does not use a search engine to get on the website you could instead show google ads, that way there is always an ad at that spot. However you really want the search engine visitors to click the ads, else you could be smart priced.

    Btw, I don't think you want your "loyal" visitors to click your ads all the time :p
     
    Kerbz, Mar 24, 2009 IP
  9. kleinichen

    kleinichen Banned

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    Exactly, letting your users click will only result in missclicks, no conversions and a drop in CPC.
     
    kleinichen, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    How much are you guys making of chitika? I just started the other day, and have got my first click but it hasn't shown the revenue amount yet. I will be happy with an average of .15 c per click...
     
    NickE83, Mar 28, 2009 IP
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    kleinichen Banned

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    It will take up to 3 days to display the revenue.

    I am making around 10$ per day on my gaming website, which is pretty good considering the niche.

    What's your niche?
     
    kleinichen, Mar 28, 2009 IP
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    GDM Peon

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    Thank you for the review. I can use information like this to optimize my site.
     
    GDM, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    Athenelolz Peon

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    Thanks for the review, I signed up!
     
    Athenelolz, Jun 15, 2009 IP
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    pdfmania Peon

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    #14
    I have signed up chitika a week ago and have implemented the code. Since it's very new, I only made a few earnings. My adsense eCPM dropped almost 25% and CTR drop 1-1.5% while my adsense earning is dropped 20-30% a day. I have checked the chitika channel traffic report and i get 5-6% of ctr with eCPM almost the same with the new eCPM of my adsense while the earning is only 5-7% of my adsense. My traffics are mostly come form search engine. If i make a simple calculation, my total (adsense + chitika) earning is only 80-90% of my my previous adsense earning. I will consider the use of chitika in my website and hope I will have a good explanation on my decision whether i will still use chitika or not next week.

    Edited :
    My Chitika click is 15% from adsense click;
    My Traffic source come from various countries;
    My Chitika impression is 15-20% from my adsense impression;
     
    pdfmania, Jun 15, 2009 IP
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    Athenelolz Peon

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    Agree it won't be so good until they go global.

     
    Athenelolz, Jun 19, 2009 IP
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    #16
    MoneyStance also just posted a pretty comprehensive Chitika Review if anyone wants further details.
     
    Kylven, Jul 6, 2009 IP
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    sebaitmakna Peon

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    Thanks for the review, I signed up now
     
    sebaitmakna, Jul 7, 2009 IP
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    #18
    Interesting review, thanks for the information, I have signed up with Chitika and I look forward to trying their system.
     
    findonline, Aug 13, 2009 IP
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    cldnails Well-Known Member

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    Although a bit dated, this thread is still relative. They've also released a new system for naming your price on cpc and released a number of new size alternatives for the Premium ads. On certain days I've also noticed my cpc going up.
     
    cldnails, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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    vannarith Active Member

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    Yeah Tech blog will work best for Chikita. But it is still not better than Adsense. Just i never got paid even once from it.
     
    vannarith, Mar 27, 2010 IP