By: Mike Axiak

“Let Linx monetize your site”

Linx Growth

A little over a week ago Linx beat RPU in number of clicks. I can’t believe it. Just a few months ago Linx was little more than a word and a rough sketch. I generally don’t like to make comparisons between our products (since they have very different uses and roles to play in the overall revenue of a publisher) but this was really exciting for me.

What’s more exciting for me, though, is what we have in store for Linx. Some of you may have noticed that your individual earnings from Linx may have changed over the past month— some of you for the worse. Today we just released a new version of the code which will offer us much more flexibility in picking the best keywords, the best ads while still keeping your ads displaying as quickly as ever. The great thing about these changes? You don’t have to do a thing. Nope, just me and my colleagues :-).

phpBB Tip: Showing Linx only to guests of your forum

If you happen to be using phpBB on your site, Linx is a great opportunity to monetize those forums. One of the problems is that you don’t want to ruin the user experience for your logged-in users by highlighting words. How do you use Linx only when you have guests viewing your forum? Simple:

  1. Open styles/prosilver/template/overall_footer.html
  2. Look for
    <!-- IF U_ACP --><br /><strong><a href="{U_ACP}">{L_ACP}</a></strong><!-- ENDIF -->
  3. Add this code after the code above:
    <!-- IF not S_USER_LOGGED_IN -->
    <script type="text/javascript">
      ch_client = "YOUR_USERNAME";
      ch_sid = "PHPBB Chitika Linx";
    <script type="text/javascript"
    <!-- ENDIF -->

That’s it! You should have linx appearing for only users that are not logged in.


Iain’s WordPress plugin

Iain over at posted a WordPress plugin for Linx. I tried it for myself. Using it is dead simple— simply download to your plugins and set your client and you will start making money! Good Job Iain!