Chitika – AdSense Alternatives for Blogs:
For those not familiar, Chitika is a popular CPC advertising network and is often considered among the best AdSense alternatives around. Chitika can display targeted advertisements on your website and thus, help increase your monthly ad revenue.
In fact, many users who have gotten banned from AdSense have found a good home with Chitika, as they often seem more responsive and pleasant to deal with (depending on the issue at hand, of course).
Today we will discuss how to insert Chitika ads into your WordPress posts to help you make more money, either actively or passively.
Chitika WordPress Plugin
The most straight-forward option is simply to rely on Chitika’s official WordPress plugin. Click here to download and install it.
The Chitika WordPress plugin allows you to display multiple ad types into your posts. Some of these include the usual suspects — such as rectangles, skyscrapers and banners. They also have some pretty big ad types, including one that’s 550×250 (useful for brand websites such as entertainment and fashion). And of course, mobile-friendly versions are also available to help monetize your responsive WordPress blog.
Once you install and activate the official Chitika WordPress plugin, click “Settings>Chitika” to configure some of its options.
First and foremost, scroll down to “Chitika Account Username” and insert your existing Chitika credentials. Don’t have a Chitika account? Click here to create one (it doesn’t seem to be as difficult as AdSense, according to many users who have registered with them).
Most options here are straight forward and easy to understand, such as displaying your Chitika ads before or after the content, and/or after the first couple of paragraphs.
One of the nicer features about this plugin is the ability to disable all ads within a particular post. Sometimes you want your readers to focus only on the content itself, which makes disabling such ads crucial.
Choose Ad Size, Font and Colors:
The exact ad configuration largely depends on your website’s layout and the type of traffic you bring. Generally speaking, it is common practice to insert an ad somewhere inside the content, at least at the very start of your article.
The same rules apply to your ad’s link and background color. If unsure which setting to stick to, simply run a specific option for 1-2 weeks, then switch things up and see whether your revenue improves or worsens.
Chitika WordPress Alternatives:
The great thing about WordPress plugins is that you always have multiple choices (admittedly, some are much better than others). Chitika is indeed one of the best AdSense alternatives for blogs, so you owe it to yourself to also own the best plugin for your needs.
These are some worthy Chitika WordPress plugins in the event you’re unhappy with the official one provided by the company.
Easy Chitika: More intuitive interface, disable ads by computer (to prevent accidental clicks), and greater alignment/position control.
Easy Ads: Very similar to the Easy Chitika WordPress plugin, with options to add many more ad networks other than Chitika. Suitable if you have an account with multiple companies and wish to use them all within your blog. At the time of this writing, Chitika ads are 100% compatible with AdSense and can co-exist within the same content.
Advanced Ads: This is an advanced and very useful solution for displaying multiple ad networks on your WordPress blog. Moreover, you can rotate ads, show them only to logged in users, schedule a posting date (useful for ad rotating purposes) control ad positioning with shortcodes and much more.
Which WordPress ad plugin works best for you?