How to improve Infolinks to make money?

In my previous post, Tom asked if it is worth it is worth implementing Infolinks into niche blogs.

Tom asked :

That would be very handy! I am thinking about implementing InfoLinks into a few of my niche blogs , do you think its worth it?

Well, below is the screenshot of the payment I received from Infolinks on December 30, 2008 :

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Infolinks work with Google and we cannot get penalised for selling links. So, it is a safe bet. Moreover, it doesn’t intrude into our regular readers’ view because the tiny bubble pop up doesn’t show unless we mouse over the link. Regular readers will know those double underline words are ads link.

However, organic traffic will immediately click on them because the links look like a useful link.

But I must warn bloggers that it is wise to reduce the links per page or else we will get too many links inserted into our page. You can limit the number of links to appear on each page.

What you need to do is to add a line like the one I bolded below :

var infolink_pid =MY INFOLINK ID;
var infolink_link_color = ‘708090’; (colour that I chose)
var infolink_title_color = ‘708090’;
var infolink_text_color = ‘708090’;
var infolink_ad_link_color = ‘24951E’;
var infolink_ad_effect_type = 0;
var infolink_anow = 5;

It means only 5 links will appear on each page. You can set any number you like. Otherwise, Infolinks will insert insane numbers of links and hence, make people and yourself go crazy with the double underlined links.

So, ready to Infolinks yet? Infolinks can make money if you know how. I only use it on a few blogs which I don’t normally do paid post. However, you can choose to leave infolinks out of your posts by adding in a few codes. You can find all these codes on your Infolinks dashboard under Implementation guide.

Post Author: lilian

22 thoughts on “How to improve Infolinks to make money?

    Tom -

    (January 2, 2009 - 6:46 am)

    Thankyou so much for answering my question! I have kontera installed on a couple of my blogs, but so far I have only got 2cent clicks.

    I will be implementing infolinks!


    (January 2, 2009 - 9:17 am)

    Thanks a lot for the info! When I read blogs, I was wondering what’s the infolink for…

    I will be implementing infolinks too!


    (January 2, 2009 - 4:31 pm)

    Hi Lilian,

    Thanks for the useful info. I removed infolinks yesterday off my blog cause it takes too long to load and huge amount of ‘infolinks’ pointing to that dunno what -_-

    then you posted this haha. Now that I can limit the links to 5 per page.

    any idea on using the “infolink_cat” line? do we need to quote the categories we decide to put in? does it separate by coma or ??


    (January 2, 2009 - 8:10 pm)

    thanks. for the info aunty.


    (January 2, 2009 - 11:26 pm)

    Thanks for sharing, Lilian. I might just give it a go :)


    (January 3, 2009 - 12:12 am)

    Infolinks are double-lined by default. One definite way to increase earning is to change it to single-lined. But the flipped side could be, bad user experience.


    (January 3, 2009 - 2:08 am)

    hongkiat – I dare not mess with the double underline, in case Google penalise me or against Infolinks terms.

    raymond – Niche blogs with shopping stuffs earn better. This blog useless one, I never bother.

    TeRaBai – Good luck with your attempts.

    Flick – I only add the code for number of links but didn’t limit to categories cos my blogs all so rojak wor.

    allie – Give it a try cos it doesn’t take up any space.

    Tom – Good luck to you. I heard it from Hong Kiat. Kontera wanted me to remove my Chitika so I ditched them. I still have a sum of money in Kontera, I think USD20+ but I cannot cash it cost I think there is a limit of USD50. Kontera really sucks lately but initially, they were good.


    (January 3, 2009 - 4:01 pm)

    i think i will give infolink a go..
    currently i’m using kontera and it is giving me nice CTR and earning.

    i’l implement infolink to one of my site and lets see what will happen. will do case study for this.

    thanks for sharing.


    (January 4, 2009 - 1:58 am)

    Just asking. Usually, how much you get for 1 click for infolinks ads?


    (January 4, 2009 - 11:26 am)

    I have signed up last week but still waiting for the acceptance. Is there any possibility for any application to be rejected?


    (January 5, 2009 - 12:56 am)

    will give a try. Nothing wrong right if we use it together with adsense?


    (January 7, 2009 - 6:32 pm)

    i just received infolinks approval today. My infolink – kontera case study is underway

    will let you know what will be the outcome.

    regards to all.


    (January 8, 2009 - 9:24 pm)


    YOu can’t get penalized by using Infolinks, right? I am wondering because I have others saying that because it has suspicious looking ads, you can be penalized. No idea.



    (January 26, 2009 - 2:22 am)

    Hey, I recently joined infolinks and i got this problem. I think infolinks only show on my index posts. Do you have any idea?


    (February 21, 2009 - 9:12 am)

    Infolinks sucks, their rates are very very low…


    (March 7, 2009 - 7:44 pm)

    Hi Sura,

    Infolink rate is higher than kontera.. you can negotiate for a special revenue share.. just contact your account manager..


    (March 9, 2009 - 12:44 pm)

    still far for my first earning. Hope i can do better soon.


    (March 14, 2009 - 4:24 am)

    Lilian – One question .. a lot of people are complaining about infolinks not paying good standards. What do you have to say about this ?

    How many impressions did it roughly take to reach that 140+ $



    (April 27, 2009 - 10:52 pm)

    really true about google adsense implement with infolinks not penalize?

    still waiting for income from infolinks… far far away…


    (April 28, 2009 - 3:56 pm)

    ehm. It seems like infolinks a good alternative. I will give a try soon.


    (May 14, 2009 - 2:40 pm)

    After the 1st two months of high infolink earning, the past days I observe that Infolinks epcm and earning is FALLING.

    This is not a good sign.. considering that the traffic & CTR of the sites where I’m running Infolinks are still the same.

    anyone have the same observation?


    (May 23, 2009 - 11:31 pm)

    I earn roughly 5 bucks a day through Adsense but get far fewer clicks than with info links. So far I’ve had something in the region of 67 Infolink clicks within a week and this has earned me 87 cents !!!!! EIGHTY SEVEN cents !! that’s roughly one cent per click which is pathetic considering what InfoLinks must be getting from it.
    I’ve had it a week and will keep it another week but it’s not worth smothering my site with all these links if the returns are just beyond pathetic.
    My site brings in the viewers, my site is generating money for Infolinks and if they can’t fork out more of their profits, then they just won’t be making any off of my site, and anybody wise should do the same.

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