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About Chitika

Chitika’s network of over 300,000 publishers leverage its targeting and optimization technology - a delicate blend of “Art + Science”- to deliver intent driven ads to the right user, at the right time and in the right place. High quality search-targeted, local and mobile ads are drawn from an extensive network of advertiser partners including; Yahoo!, SuperMedia, hibu and HomeAdvisor, among others.

Chitika ads perform on their own but can also generate additional revenue when used alongside other ad types and services. Publishers of all sizes and demographics are increasing earnings with Chitika ads.

  • 60

    Score

    3 Critic Reviews

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Specifications

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Supported languages
English
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
60
#4
Domain Authority 69
#9
Alexa Rank 39488
#12
Platforms 90
#2

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  • 60

    Cloudswave Score for Chitika

    Rating based on 3 Critic Reviews

    2 Favorable reviews
    67 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    33 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Chitika is one of the most popular ad networks that can be thought of as a way to either replace or supplement Google AdSense ads. They offer several different types of ad units, but the most popular are the traditional display/text ads and their in-text ads, which they have branded as Chitika Linx. Like many AdSense alternatives available to small Web publishers, Chitika unfortunately has a shallow roster of advertisers from which to choose; thus, fill rate and ad relevancy is the biggest issue. We consider Chitika to be a step above Kontera, but that isn’t saying much. Still, it’s worth giving Chitika a try, particularly if you’re merely trying to capture incremental revenue by supplementing AdSense.

  • As you can see, this isn’t going to be your savior if you’ve lost AdSense, but Chitika is still something worth trying especially if you are having trouble getting other ad networks approved for your website(s). It’s quick and easy to set up, and you don’t have to get approved for each site. And as I mentioned, I think if Chitika ads are your primary ad units, you will see much better results than I have so far.

  • The overall response for Chitika’s service has been positive. Some webmasters have stated that it outperformed their Google Adsense earnings while others have stated that Adsense had better results. Of course, it’s important to test and find out what how each perform for you before making any final decisions. Chitika provides outstanding support and help using their service. They are a reliable company and pay out your earnings on time. If you have a site that doesn’t do well with Adsense, you should check out this great alternative to see if it works for you. Many people who’ve had small earnings with Adsense have had good results after switching or using it with Chitika.

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    Raviraj Raikar

    Google Adsense is one of the widely used monetization programs for publishers. Getting AdSense account approved is not as easy as it was a decade back. The skew of verification, vigilance measures have been incorporated in AdSense approval, so it makes it difficult to own an account. It is not that AdSense is the only one in the market, there are other options as well like Chitika. It allows publishers of Chitika account to create advertisement blocks which they can put on their blog or website.
    This advertisement contains purchase links for the product or service that the merchant is rendering. Each time when visitors click on the advertisements, the publisher gets a certain percentage of commission, which is believed to be somewhere between 40 -60%. This revenue Chitika gets from its advertisers.
    Pros:
    -Chitika provides the photo product, with the score and some brief description of the product.
    -For the publisher, there are different ads sizes at disposal, with option to change the font, text borders, colors of the title, etc. to blend it with the blog themes, so that it provides an impression to the visitor that the advertisements are part of the website contents. This, in turn, helps in getting more clicks on the products.
    -The photo ads make it much more compelling for the website or blog visitors to click and have a look at the product details.
    -The tracking mechanism of the clicks on your website and blog along with other analytical details is good enough and helps the publisher to know his earnings on clicks.
    -It is believed that PayPal user's get $10 bonus, not verified though personally.

    Pros :

    • Chitika provides the photo product, with the score and some brief description of the product.
    • For the publisher, there are different ads sizes at disposal, with option to change the font, text borders, colors of the title, etc. to blend it with the blog themes, so that it provides an impression to the visitor that the advertisements are part of the website contents. This, in turn, helps in getting more clicks on the products.
    • The photo ads make it much more compelling for the website or blog visitors to click and have a look at the product details.
    • The tracking mechanism of the clicks on your website and blog along with other analytical details is good enough and helps the publisher to know his earnings on clicks.
    • It is believed that PayPal user's get $10 bonus, not verified though personally.
      Cons:
    • This definitely is not an alternative to AdSense program, as the income generated from Google AdSense on a decent traffic or hits to the website or blog easily surpasses what one earns out from Chitika.
    • Have observed cases wherein the advertisement doesn't show every time.
    • Only if contents matches with what is being advertised, then the advertisement shows, this means lesser income from advertisement.

    Cons :

    • This definitely is not an alternative to AdSense program, as the income generated from Google AdSense on a decent traffic or hits to the website or blog easily surpasses what one earns out from Chitika.
    • Have observed cases wherein the advertisement doesn't show every time.
    • Only if contents matches with what is being advertised, then the advertisement shows, this means lesser income from advertisement.

    • March 10, 2016
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