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InfoLinks Review: How to Make Money Online with In-Text Advertising

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Review of: InfoLinks
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On October 17, 2012
Last modified:April 29, 2013

Summary:

You can make good amount of money with this Ad network if your website gets majority of traffic from US and currently they are accepting websites and blogs of all sizes

Most of website owners and bloggers end up their imagination at Google Adsense when it comes to making money online from their websites and blogs. Google Adsense is a popular pay per click advertising program run by Google to help website owners make some extra earnings from their websites. When we think of Google Adsense Alternatives, There are lots of pay per click in-text advertising programs available that can help you earn some extra income from your website. Today’s post is about InfoLinks: one of leading company in in-text advertising.

InfoLinks Review: In-Text Advertising Network

About InfoLinks

This company was started in 2007 and since then they have helped thousands of publishers make extra money from their websites. Most of publishers are satisfied with InfoLinks in-text advertising ads and are using it as a good alternative to Google Adsense. Lots of publishers are turning to this network as they are finding it hard to get approved in Google Adsense due to their strict TOS. We can use InfoLinks ads on our website in combination with other popular advertising networks like Google Adsense, Chitika, Adbrite ads etc.

How InfoLinks Works

This ad network uses some keywords from a website to showcase advertiser’s ads. These in-text ads will look like normal links to website readers and thus will result in lots of clicks and money to be made for ints publishers.

How to Install InfoLinks Ads

Their Ads integration into a website or blog is as simple as 1, 2, 3. First you need to create a publisher account on InfoLinks and then need to paste the Java Script code in your website’s body section. In case you are running a WordPress based blog, InfoLinks integration can be much easier as there are plugins available to help you for the same. You can use their official plugin from WordPress plugin directory for easy integration of infolinks ads in your WordPress site. Like Google Adsense, you don’t need to manually place java script code on places where you want to show their ads. You need to add their code once into your website and rest will be taken care by their automated system. They will automatically start generating textual ads for certain set of keywords from your website pages.

You don’t need to have a very high traffic website or blog to start working as publisher with InfoLinks. You only need a genuine website with decent content and traffic to get approved into their marketplace. You should be able to start seeing Infolinks Ads installed and running on your website within five minutes time only. So it’s very quick and easy.

Customizing InfoLinks Ads to Make More Money

We can customize their ads to great extent. Here are some methods you can implement to start making more money from InfoLinks ads:

Using Ads with Single Underline

You can show InfoLinks ads on your website highlighted by single underline or double underline. And lots of monetization experts suggests using ads with single underline as in that case your in-text ads looks like normal links and there is every possibility your website readers will click on those ads as they are placed within your website content.

Ads Blindness

To make sure, in-text ads look like normal links on your website, you can set the same color for your ad that you are using to show up regular links on your website. Most of the time, website links are shown in blue color and thus you can think of showing your text ads in blue color to match with regular links. So your website reader will be unable to differentiate between normal links and text ad links. This way you will be able to increase your InfoLinks earnings to great extent. By default, InfoLinks ads are shown up in green color and they don’t perform well as most of the time, they don’t match up with regular link color on your website pages.

Going for High Paying Keywords

To increase your InfoLinks earnings further, you should start using some high paying keywords related to your website niche. You can use Google Adwords Keyword Tool to find some keywords related to a topic that you are writing about. Google Adwords Tool will show you the kind of bids advertisers are placing for those keywords. So you should incorporate some of high paying keywords into your article and get better earnings for every click made on InfoLinks ads that are placed on your website. But you should make sure, you are using relevant keywords only into your article and insertion of high keying keywords should not have negative impact on your article’s readability.

Turning InfoLinks Ads On/Off

You can turn on or off InfoLinks ads on certain pages or certain sections of your website. If you like, you can turn off their ads in your website sidebars as you may be using this section to show more banners and links of monetization and also your website readers are using this section to find more interesting stories on your website. Ideally, you should turn off InfoLinks ads in your website header section, sidebars and footer section.

InfoLinks Support System

And in case you still have any problem regarding ads integration or any issue you face with this network, you can use their Customer Support Section which will send answers to your questions in just 24 hours time.

InfoLinks Payment System

InfoLinks uses to pay on time to all publishers. Publishers can use Paypal, Bank Wire, ACH (Available for US Accounts only) and Prepaid MasterCard by Payoneer to accept their payments. Minimum payout in case of Paypal, Payoneer is $50 and for Bank Wire and ACH, minimum payout it $400. In case you don’t reach your minimum payout amount in any month, your earnings for this month will be added into your text month earnings. They are keeping a revenue ratio of 70:30 with its publishers which is highest revenue share given by a reputable advertising company in the industry. Google Adsense team use to pay up to 68% of total revenue to its publishers via their popular PPC advertising program.

Earnings Report Dashboard from InfoLinks

You can keep track of your earnings from your Publisher Dashboard. You can keep track of your earnings for today, this week, this month and year etc from your account. Apart from this, You can keep track of important stats related to CTR, eCPM and impression counts etc. from your Publisher Dashboard.

InfoLinks payment Proof

Here are some InfoLinks Earnings Screenshots that would motivate you to consider it as one of the best alternatives to Google Adsense:

Weekly Earnings Screenshot

InfoLinks Weekly Earnings

Monthly Earnings Screenshot

InfoLinks Monthly Earnings

Monthly Earnings Summary Screenshot

InfoLinks Monthly Earnings Summary

Latest Development on InfoLinks Front


If you remember InfoLinks started their ad network with intext ads but now they are offering three more ad type to its publishers namely insearch ads, intag ads and inframe ads. So if you are working as a Publisher with them, you will more reasons to smile and earn more revenue with them.

InText Ads

With this ad pattern, some keywords from your website content will be converted into ads and these ads will look like normal links to your website readers. You will customize these type of ads to great extent like you can change their color and you will have the option to show your ad with a single or double underline.

Intext ads

InFrame Ads

inframe ads

You should apply inframe ads on your blog if you find most of your blog readers are using big size screens to read your contents. You can get this data from your Google Analytics account under Technology –> Browser & OS –> Screen Resolution. Here is a screenshot showing visitors screen size that had visited Bloggers Passion blog recently:

Screen Resolution Statistics Bloggers Passion

InTag Ads

InTag ads are created using related tags and tag cloud. You can customize these ads as per your website design and they will shows as a collection of tags in between your website content.

Intag ads

InSearch Ads

These kind of ads will help you monetize your search engine traffic and will have no impact on your website returning visitors. These ads will be shown to your website readers who end up landing on an unobtrusive overlay ad. Infolinks team is claiming usage of insearch ads could lower down the bounce rate and also can improve your website overall seo as in this case they are serving engaging ad units to your website users.

insearch ads

If you have any doubts like how these ads will show up on your website content, you should check their demo section here. By looking at this link, you will have clear idea about all ad types that you can implement on your website and how they will look on your website.

Advantages of InfoLinks Network

Here are some advantages you will enjoy while using InfoLinks ads on your websites and blogs:

  • No extra space required to show InfoLinks ads on our website
  • Click through Rate (CTR) remains on the higher side most of time as their ads are placed within website content.
  • Their ads can be installed with ease on any website or blog. All you will need is adding a java script code on your website.
  • You can use their ads on your website along with other popular advertising networks like Google Adsense and Chitika etc.
  • You don’t need to have a high traffic website to join them.
  • Their ads can be customized very easily

Disadvantages of InfoLinks Network

With lots of advantages, you will notice few disadvantages with this in-text advertising network from InfoLinks Company:

  • Earnings per click can be on lower side when compared with Google Adsense earnings.
  • If you are not getting much traffic from US, your CPC will remain on lower side.

Have you ever used InfoLinks in-text advertising ads on any of your website or blog in the past, please share your good or bad experiences about them in the comments section below.

Click This Link to Sign Up for InfoLinks

Article by Anil Agarwal

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  • muhammd

    thats good post . this will help us to improve our earning.

    Reply
  • shriavi

    Infolink is a good alternative to adsense. I too use infolinks in my blogs and i am making some decent money.

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    • Jerry Francis

      Is I get money for page views in Infolinks.com. If yes, how many? Is it need ad clicks? Please reply me. Thanks “_”

      Reply
  • bl-magazine

    That doen’t work for me , i make just 1 dollar for 3000 impressions a day , is that possible?

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    • Anil Agarwal

      I would suggest you try InfoLinks for 15-20 at least before reaching any decision. After 15-20 days, you will more numbers to decide whether you should use infoLinks ads on your blog or not.

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      • Neha

        hi Anil Agarwal, i really like infolinks because this working great with high cpc compare to other text ad programs and infolinks gives me higher ctr also. thanks for this eview.

        Reply
  • onlinerockerz.com

    How to get approval quickly

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    • Anil Agarwal

      I don’t think you will face any problem in getting your website or blog approved from Infolinks. You should get approval with as low traffic of 50 visits per day.

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  • Mark Nett

    From most of the blogs I came across they discourage using infolinks for monetization, may be due to low traffic from US.

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  • Alexa

    Thank you so much for this detailed review of infolinks. I have been looking to add in text ads to my blog. But I still have a little bit of fear since now Google algorithm has been intentionally overlooking the sites that have in text ads. I am meditating.

    Reply
  • Kunal

    I placed the code, but text ads are not appearing
    Infolinks showing the approval
    What should i do

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  • Sachin Thakur

    hello anil,
    I am new to infolinks. I placed Infolinks’s code on my blog 1 month ago. after 1 month , i get about 4,100 impressions and 95 clicks but my earnings is only $0.09 only. My impressions are greater than yours but my earning is nothing than yours. Can you please explain me about this.

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  • vishal

    this site not proper for earn money because he pay very low cost of impression and click.that reason its not good for making money its a totally time wasting.

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  • Jobin Martin

    I got all I wanted to know from this post.I have used infolinks in the past, and was satisfied, I removed it in between and I am reconsidering adding infolinks.

    Reply
  • Ariana

    Omg, i am shocked with your very high infolinks ctr! How you did that?? I like infolinks also, but i need some advice how to increase earnings with infolinks ?Share your tips please!

    Reply
  • Bryson

    nice advice.. i will try infolinks..

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  • Umer

    I’ve been using Infolinks for 3 months now, although in my case the CPM is very very low as compared to adsense but it’s probably because my niche has low priced keywords and the traffic is generally form South Asia. But from my personal experience I think infolinks is a very good & reliable ad network, they pay on time and there is no malware or anything (as is the case with most other such networks). You can’t depend on it as a full source of income but it can add nicely to your income stream.

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  • Hayden

    I am new to blogging and am stil hoping to join them soon,becuase i have heard much about them.

    Reply
  • Krishna Verma

    I have tried infolinks on my website in the past but it did not converted well. I ahve heard that the earnings for a blog with major traffic from India are low. Is it correct Anil ?

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    • Anil Agarwal

      That’s true. You cannot make big money with Indian traffic from Infolinks. You would have better chance of making money with infolinks in-text ads if your main traffic stream from US and UK.

      Reply
  • Divyansh

    Why have you removed it now ?

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    • Anil Agarwal

      I used to try lots of text advertising programs on my blogs. On Bloggers Passion, I’m mainly making money using Google Adsense Ads, Affiliate products selling and banner advertisements.

      Reply
  • Nandu

    Thanks for the review anil.. I applied for infolinks and got approved :)

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  • Nizam

    Excellent and detailed reviews. This will be very useful for new bloggers. Thanks !

    Reply
  • Tanvir

    I don’t think the stat shown above is true. My blog is getting around 1000 page impressions including traffic from US/UK/Aus. Now it is very hard to make 10 cents from 10 licks. Sometime you will earn only 1 cent for 10 cents. Rarely I can earn 20 cents a day from 500-100 page impressions. Still not bad for extra income. I might get my first payment after 1 year may be!

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    • Anil Agarwal

      These stats are totally true. It’s up to you whether you want to believe on them or not. Tanvir, your blog niche also matters a lot. These stats were from a Finance blog.

      Reply
  • tabu

    hello my website is awesome but my earning are not showing a single penny…
    and one more prblm on my website some space is there whenever i post a new content can u help me plz…

    Reply
  • Proof

    Frankly, for my blog it doesn’t work well. From 1st of January 2012 until today I got less than a dollar. It’s true, I don’t have a lot of visits, but it happens that I have, let’s say, 1-2 clicks and got $0. I’m really disappointing. Also I have to admit that I didn’t think I would have millions, but at least $5 a month to pay domain+host.

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  • bhagwant

    infolinks is really a good add company….even for small sites like mine…google adsence is very strict , i reacently found infolink and add it in my blog..www.step4success.com i hope it will help me to earn little bit…:)

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  • Rahul

    Anil, which else ad network do you suggest?

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  • Peter Pandey

    Hi Amit Sir,
    Please help me to Setting of Payment Method for India, what would be the best option;
    1. eCheck
    2. wire transfer
    3. Payoneer
    4. Paypal

    Help me please.
    Thanks.

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    • Anil Agarwal

      Peter, if you have an account on Paypal, you can transfer funds into your Paypal account and from there directly to your bank account or credit card. If no Paypal can use eCheck or wire transfer facility. As far as I’m concerned, I use to all payments into my Paypal account wherever Paypal is applicable.

      Reply
  • Raplus

    I have used Infolinks. But I have not a good experience with infolinks :-(

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  • Istiak Rayhan

    I have used infolinks for my blogs. But it pays to low. Moreover It slow downs the site.
    BTW thanks for the review.

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  • Mahesh Verma

    Thanks for sharing review about infolinks ads really help full topic for every blogger especially for me :)

    Reply
  • PrIyAnGsHu

    I used to use them on my tech blog and had been making around $8 per day with about 10k impressions. They does have much higher CPC, but you can still use it as a complementary source of revenue along with Google AdSense.

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  • Felicia

    Hi Anil,
    Personally, I’ve had better experience in terms of earning from Infolinks as compared to Google’s AdSense. The reason behind this is simple, most people no longer click on AdSense because they know they will be going to another site. The only way I can think of earning as much through AdSense is by tricking people into seeing the link as if it was a link that would further explain the subject matter you want to know while making the rest of the links inside the blog look like the ad link. I know I was when I was looking for a new water heater to replace my old one with.

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    • Sourabh

      I agree with you Felicia. People do a lot of trick on site to have audience click on adsense.

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    • Anil Agarwal

      That’s true Felicia. We have to show our ad links as normal links if we want to make acceptable level of earnings with Adsense.

      Reply
  • Rizo

    Not good experience yet with Infolinks. Indian private Ad networks is far better than Infolinks.

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    • Anil Agarwal

      Would you be interested in sharing the name of Indian ad network you are talking about. If its a good resource, it will be useful for other readers. And how much money you are able to make through them on monthly basis type?

      Reply
  • ALiakbar Fakhri

    I have been using Infolinks, Their Ads are of Quality, but i have not been making more than 1$ per day.. with 5K daily page views…
    though it can be used with Adsense.,
    Atleast Infolinks will can earn will my domain and Hosting cost:P
    also i like The payment Options, there are so Much of payment option. I wish if google could have these many Payment options for Adsense

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    • Anil Agarwal

      Good to know you guys are sharing your real time experiences with infolinks here. These should help other guys take their decisions in this direction like they should go for this network or not. One should read comments here to get infolinks reviews and feedback from different people.

      Reply
  • Charm Gonzales

    I have a website with Inframe, Intag, Intext, Insearch enable but it seems only the Intag is working? Do I need to change anything apart integrating the old code I have with infolinks? my site is http://www.lambingan.net sorry if I post the url I hope this okay. I just need some clarification I send msg to infolinks but still I got no reply

    thanks

    Charm

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  • Himanshu Dureja

    I think Using Adsense and Infolinks together is the best way to monetize a site.

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  • Kevin

    I’m starting up to use infolinks, this post and its screenshot of the report really motivates me to focus working with it.

    Thanks so much!

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  • Amar

    Very useful article because yesterday i applied for infolinks ads, I wanted to know more about the review. Your article is so explained that i dont need to read any other article.

    Reply
  • Aneesh

    Hi am interesting, am also using infolinks in my website. i can get more visitors. my last month report is
    net page views is 1880
    Ad views is 1092
    Earning is 0.57
    how can i earn with infolinks.

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    • Anil Agarwal

      Aneesh, you cannot expect making decent money with such a small traffic especially with Infolinks and your chances of making money will also be less if you don’t have much traffic coming from US

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      • Aneesh

        how can i get US traffic. can you tell me the source?

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  • Sarkari Post

    Very nice review Anil,

    I have daily 500 visitors and more than 1000 impressions, Is it bounce site visitors ? I am asking because, If one visitor come on your site, he will watch a infolink ad and click it, then redirect to the ads page, so Is it increase the bounce rate by using infolink ?

    Thanks

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  • Adam Nguyen

    Very useful tips.
    I’ll make money online with inforlink :D

    Reply
  • shma

    How much one can earn with most clicks from India?

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  • Rudy

    I got $0,35/day using Infolinks with 300impressions/day

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  • djel

    To get $1 how many impression we need. Any link on infolinks site that explain this?

    Thanks

    Reply
  • Gagan Masoun

    Infolinks suspended my account. Don’t know why..

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  • SugarGeekGirl

    Well…. US based Traffic will surely generate decent amount of income….. All you have to do is increase the page views per day ! Thanks Anil though the post took me much time to read it was really informative :) !

    Reply
  • kapil goswami

    Sad with InfoLink Because i make only 0.80$ per day but mu impression upto 1,779 and click upto 2,184 any way to increase my Infolink Earning, i have also get 80% tariff
    Form Google and bing, yahoo and many other search engines please suggest me any other way to make Money with my site
    Rply me at- [email protected]

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  • Vallabh

    really nice information.. and good for those peoples whose adsense account gets disprove… :-)

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  • Armeo

    do no lose heart if do not have adsnese you can also make a lot of money using these alternatives like infolinks etc

    Reply
  • CHEETALM

    Very Good Post buddy. Do you think it will be wise decision for me to have infolinks

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  • Arafath

    One of the informative posts in your blog and nowadays slowly I am start earning money through infolinks.

    Reply
  • Jake @AgnelWellness

    Just wondering if infolinks is still a good method to make money in 2013?

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  • Harmeen

    I am also using Infolinks but havnt seen the Clicks option anywhere?

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  • Amitesh

    how can i use inframe ad ?? i am unable to use ..

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  • Prithvi

    Great dude …

    Within 100- views you are earning good amount from infolinks ..

    I am having 250 impressions per day minimum .. BUt not even earning 0.10$

    Reply
  • Uday Ghulaxe

    Yes I do aggree with all your points anil sir. getting approved from this network is lot easier than the all other.It approves all the sites, Installing this network is easy ,modifying the text link colors is easy.But beyonde all this easy stuff one thing is really hard about infolinks is making money. Your site must have lot n lot of traffic to earn few $$ a month

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  • Manohar

    I have also applied for this ads service recently but why they are paying very low money. Really my blog is receiving more than 2500 views per day but the infolinks ads network showing only less than 300 views per day in their counter. How can we generate $ 50/- per month like this.

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  • Pramod

    Nice post, but I think their cpc is very low and I doubt that it will work work for blogging niche or not.
    Sometimes the ads between content can be annoying for users.

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  • Rakesh Narang

    I have a question… does infolinks ban publishers and if yes, then what are the circumstances. Plus, can I send automated traffic to infolinks sites?

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  • nancy

    infolinks is a great alternatives of google adsense,My adsense account was blocked last month and i tried Infolinks as Primary source of income for website and its makes me feel good ,its giving me revenue like adsense account .Its Really Helpful for those who lost their adsense or wants to earn more money from their websites.

    Reply
  • vijay bhogayta

    i am new please help me calculate my blog earnings.

    my blog has page views per day.

    what is per day earning for infolinks ?

    thank you

    Reply

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