Chitika Product Review

Johnny tried Chitika . . . . Once

What you should know About Using Chitika Ads

Who is Chitika and When Did They Form?

Get Chitika | PremiumAccording to Wickipedia, “Chitika (pronounced CHIH-tih-ka) is a search-targeted advertising network and research firm.   The name Chitika means, “in a snap,” in the South Indian language of Telugu.

Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, the company was co-founded in 2003 by CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Venkat Kolluri and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Alden DoRosario, both former Terra Lycos data mining engineers.

What Does Chitika Do:

Chitika offers search-targeted advertising solutions. The ad units can be used on websites alongside with Google AdSense or as an AdSense alternative.  They do not conflict with Google AdSense terms because they are not contextual and the ad units do not look like Google AdSense ads.

Chitika/Premium displays ads to visitors that reach a page directly from a major search engine. They detect the search query used by the visitor and then return ads that best match that search query. Returning well-targeted, highly relevant ads should result in a higher Click-through rate. This is how the ads monetize the “second click.”

All Chitika/Premium ads are Pay per click (PPC) and are promoted by Chitika as their best performing ad product for publishers based on effective Cost per impression.”

Reasons To Choose Chitika or Not!

We are new to the use of Chitika, ourselves, but liked the way it displays ads from local advertisers that are relevant to the article content we post on our sites.  We like the way it adds to the site by giving it a more ‘personal’ feel for the site visitor and creating a more relevant search item to viewers.

Payment to affiliates is very similar to Google Adsense in that you earn a commission according to what your site earned the month before – Every 30 days if you reach a $10 minimum, that money is deposited to your PayPal Account.  If you are signed up to receive a check instead, you must wait until your earnings reach $50.00. We haven’t received any payments yet.

Chitika has these options to use to target you ad audience:  Your website, your blog, app or mobile site.  Using Search targeted, mobile and local ads you target your best users.

So far, we have only used the website ads with local advertisers and haven’t seen any money.  We decided to drop Chitika ads from our sites and stay with the best…Google.

We don’t have to go through our sites and replace our other ads with Chitika – That’s a LOT of work!  We can use it alongside our Google Ads, but once again, we keep earning from adsense but not from chitika.

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What We Don’t like About Chitika:

It’s hard to make any decent money with this ad group!
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