Using Chitika | eMiniMalls with other ad networks

Your Questions Answered continued.. We were very surprised to learn from our publishers that they hold back on using keywords or categories because they are worried about being in violation of terms & conditions from other ad networks. What makes Chitika great is that you can use it with other ad networks without being in violation. Chitika gives you the choice to display the ads YOU want, whether it be with keywords, categories or both. This is using eMiniMalls in its default, non-contextual mode. Making it completely compatible. So rest assured, you can use our service worry-free!

Coming soon.. improved/expanded category options. Check back soon for details!

Chitika MPU Speaks to you!

Catching up with our newest star, MPU (Multi-Product unit), for an interview wasn’t easy. With so many website requests, this star is in high demand. But we managed to steal 10 minutes of its time to answer some questions for the fans.  

How is it being under the pressure of all this fame so fast?

“Let me tell you, I am loving it!”

What is it about you that you think made you so famous?

“Well, it has to be my ability to show 4 products at once, I mean, people love the cool new look! I am interactive, which is more than I can say for some of those other units, I won’t name any names.”

What happens when someone puts in a keyword and there are no results?

“How annoying is that! I want a category please! By using a category, you can sit back and let me show the top products instead of showing something you don’t want, and it’s so easy.”

Do you have any plans to come in other sizes?

“Yes, but please give me time, I mean I just started in this business, ultimately I plan to offer more to my fans.”

On which kinds of websites do you work best?

“I am great in reviews on blogs, or on a site that talks about allot of products. I also prefer to be at the end of reviews or showcased with other great products.”

Any advise for your publishers?

“If you’re using keywords, make sure you’re using at least 10, since I like to show 4 at a time. My best advice is to use a category. This gives your visitors more choices & more money for you. You can find me in the code panel with the rest of the format sizes. Thank you to all of my fans who believe in me! Without you, I wouldn’t be here!”

Chitika Press

It Pay$ to use Chitika

With billions of ads served, thousands of payments sent, how do we get any sleep? We don’t. And we wouldn’t have it any other way! We are just as excited as you are about your earnings, so why wait! At Chitika, you receive money into your paypal account as soon as you reach $10.00! And when you accumulate $50.00 by check. For this very reason, paypal is our default payment method. If you are not sure which method you are using, login and update your payment status by clicking on Account, then Payee Information. Here you can also select our Payment Hold Option up to $1000.00.  

You keep it, we insist. We know that service fees can really add up, that is why Chitika doesn’t charge our users a fee for paypal. We believe more money in our clients pocket, makes a happy publisher. Payments are processed on a net 30 basis. This means, if you sign up on May 10th and accumulate a minimum of $10.00 by May 30th, you will receive your payment at the end of June. And check payments are sent soon after. Before payments go out for May’s revenue. Lets ensure a timely & hassle free delivery.

Double check: Have you put your paypal email address or your mailing address in your profile for us to send your payment to? Don’t have paypal? Sign up today.

Your payment questions answered:

  • “I received a paypal notification in my email but I do not have a paypal account.”

If you have received a paypal notification, this is because you did not sign up to receive a check payment instead of paypal. Remember, paypal is our default payment method. Login and update your profile by clicking on Account, then Payee Information. Your balance will be rolled onto your next check.

  • “What will happen if I choose not to accept the paypal payment?”

If you decide to decline the paypal payment because you do not have a paypal account, your balance will be forwarded onto next months payment.

  • “How long before the end of the month do I have to update my profile before my payment is already processed?”

You can update your profile at any time. But if you need to make changes for the current cycle, be sure to update this information before the 28th of the month.

Karla Escolas- Chitika CRM Manager

A Chitika | eMiniMalls Publisher’s Success Story

Tim Flight of GPSReview.net has doubled his revenue! Let’s hear a few words from this much liked Chitika publisher shall we?

Tim has been a successful Chitika user for 9 months. He has a fantastic GPS site in which he has integrated eMiniMalls wonderfully! So what does he like about Chitika?

“Chitika gives me the ability to provide targeted ads 100% of the time. With purely contextual advertising solutions ad relevancy is often a challenge. Jeremy Wright (President of b5media) mentioned recently that the future of online advertising is to be able to provide the right ad, to the right visitor, at the right time. With Chitika’s eMinMalls I can decide exactly what ad to display. Although this takes more work initially to setup, the benefits are staggering.”

Doubling your revenue with Chitika in one month’s time is amazing, how did it happen?

“On May 1st I implemented a new template. The “wireframe” of the site really wasn’t much different from the new site to the old. Frankly, I was a little worried at first about the new template not knowing how it might impact my CTR. Thankfully my CTR didn’t drop, in fact it increased about 50%. The changes I made were not major and the overall positioning and number of ads didn’t change. I went through my site and tried to think of my site from the visitor’s perspective. I asked myself “What type of information would a consumer be most interested in at this point on the page” and picked the eMiniMall which best presented that information.”

If you were given control for a day, what would you improve in Chitika?

“I would like to see an “Expanded Blog Banner”. I would make it about 468×250 and on the ‘Best Deals’ tab increase the number of offers shown to five rather than three stores. Even if the additional offers would earn less per click it would provide a better service to my visitors.”

When he’s not dedicating his time to his website, what does he do for fun? Wait! Do people actually spend time away from their computer?

“I enjoy lots of outdoor activities. I enjoy snowboarding and snowshoeing in the Winter. During the summer I can most often be found on my mountain bike. When not doing those things I enjoy flying. A few years ago I got my private pilot license so I can chase down those “$100 hamburgers” and go to fly-ins. I think part of May’s earnings will go towards a new kayak. There are many lakes around this area of Maine to explore.”

For those of us who are not quite sure what snowshoeing is (had to look it up myself).. snowshoes are used for walking in the snow, guiding you by balancing your weight so you do not sink into high piles of snow. People enjoy snowshoeing for recreational purposes, like our friend Tim Flight here, & others, for exercise. What websites do you like to visit in your free time?

“Space.com, NOAA, and anything to do with earth science or maps. I’m a bit of a weather/science junkie. I could (okay some days I do) spend hours looking at weather maps, planetary maps, topographic maps, etc. Earth science fascinates me so GPS is a natural extension of that passion.”

Tim Flight will be happy to know I did my homework.. NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration). And hey, we all have our guilty pleasures, mine is eBay, shh.

Karla Escolas- Chitika CRM Manager

Chitika’s Multi-Product Unit

Chitika introduces a new interactive eMiniMalls Multi Product Unit, allowing our publishers to show 4 products at once. Now offer your visitors a true interactive window shopping experience. By mousing over the images the unit will automatically refresh the description, best deals, etc. Test it out now. 

Current users can grab the code in the code panel. If you dont have a Chitika account, Apply Now.