Written on October 5th, 2005 at 01:10 am by Darren Rowse

Chitika eMiniMalls - How Much Money Do they Earn Me?

Chitika eMiniMalls 125 comments

Chitika-EminimallsI’ve been getting quite a few excited emails from readers who have signed up for the Chitika eMiniMalls that I reviewed last week. There has been a lot of positive feedback so far from those who I’ve referred over to the program with some people earning some significant money from it so far (including ‘Rachel‘). There have also been a few (less) emails from bloggers who have failed to see them as effective.

The most common question that I get asked by readers about the eMiniMalls include:

  • ‘How do the money from eMiniMalls compare to earnings of Adsense?’
  • ‘How much money do you earn from eMiniMalls?’

(update: the third most asked question is ‘how do I increase my earnings?’ If you’re asking this you might also like to check out Chitika eMiniMall Tips for increasing earnings)

I’ve resisted talking about specific figures of money earnt to this point because I wanted to clarify with the Chitika people whether I was allowed to do so. Today I just got confirmation that it’s ok for me to talk about daily earnings figures but not CTR, impressions etc. The reason I want to talk about this is simply because I really believe in this ad system - as you’ll see from the figures below - it’s had a pretty amazing impact upon my earnings and I’d like readers here to have the full picture of what the potential to earn money with it is.

So let’s look at yesterday’s earnings for me with both Adsense and Chitika were. Update: due to Adsense terms (that I misread) I have been told that I cannot reveal my daily Adsense figures but only gross payment figures (monthly totals). So I’ll do that here instead of a daily figure for yesterday. You can pretty much work out what the Adsense earnings are from the figure if you know how many days are in August! All I’ll say is that yesterday was a bit under August’s average.

Adsense earnings for August - $15,849.73

Chitika eMiniMalls earnings Yesterday - $702.45

Let me follow the figures up with a few statements of qualification:

  • Yesterday Adsense was a little below average for me
  • While I can’t mention how many impressions there were for either program - they were very similar to one another
  • The Chitika eMiniMalls figure is before their auditing process takes effect. From what I’ve seen of this process last month - this is likely to decrease that figure by around 10% - update this turned out to be an accurate estimation of the audit figure for this day.
  • The ads appear across a range of sites (17 or so - NOT just this site). In most cases they appear on the same pages as one another (remember that you need to disable the contextual ad function of the eMiniMalls to do this and stay within Adsense’s TOS
  • The CTR for Adsense is significantly higher than it was for the eMiniMalls
  • The click value for eMiniMalls is significantly higher than it was for Adsense
  • From what I can tell from these results and those of readers who are trying eMiniMalls (Chitika is yet to add channels) - the best performing sites seem to be product related blogs including blogs about gadgets, clothing, etc. Having said this I’ve heard from a number of bloggers with VERY general, non product related sites that are doing reasonably well out of them also.
  • These are not just one off or fluke numbers - I’ve had no major increases in traffic over the past few days - I have added the eMiniMalls to more pages in the past week - but the numbers seem to be consistent over the past few days. Time will tell whether they will remain at this level but I have no reason to believe that they will not.
  • The above figures are in US dollars.

As you can see from the numbers - I personally have reason to be pretty excited about eMiniMalls. If these numbers continue they will more than double my daily earnings and taken them to a level that is over $1000 per day. This is less than some of the bigger blog networks out there but for an ordinary guy like me who has only been at this blogging thing for under 3 years - I have to say that it’s very promising. I can’t guarantee that they work on every blog - but they are definately worth experimenting with.

Disclaimer: the links to Chitika in this post are affiliate links - if you sign up using these links I earn a small amount as a commission. It does not impact what you earn from Chitika but rather is paid by Chitika. While these links are affiliate links I genuinely believe in the product and have endeavored to point out both its benefits and weaknesses in all my writing about it.

Update - I give an update on my Chitika Earnings in this post.

125 Responses to “Chitika eMiniMalls - How Much Money Do they Earn Me?”

  • Congratulations, you deserve every penny. I bet Chitika is going to love you, they’re getting great exposure. It will be interesting to see your referral earnings after a couple of months. I bet they end up being quite significant.

    BTW, are you replacing adsense spots with these ads? Or are you just adding new ad spots?

    Anyway, that does it. It’s time for me to implement!

  • I havn’t replaced any ads yet.

    I say yet because at these rates I think it might be worth me considering doing just that because the mind boggles at what they could earn if they were put in the prime positions that i’ve got Adsense ads in!

  • Yeah, that’s absolutely insane. I just implemented into ForeverGeek so we’ll see how it does. As you know, it’s a pretty high traffic site, so hopefully it can earn both of us some money(since I signed up through your referral). Anyway, that’s awesome news, congratulations again!

  • […] Thanks to Darren’s chat with the Chitika guys, I can now reveal exactly what Chitika is earning me, though I can’t report traffic or CTR. […]

  • Chitika is earning me 1/5 of Adsense earnings. I am still figuring out some optimization tricks. The CTR is very very low, but the click value is definitely good.

  • So you’re telling us that you now earn $1100 a day! Shit man, this is amazing. You are going to earn $400,000 in the next 12 months if this keeps going!

    And this doesn’t even include your Affiliate programs, that course you are running or the other advertising you run on your sites!

    SHIT! Can I be your friend?

  • […] Recently, as you might have noticed, I saw quite a number of bloggers adopting a new advertising program, Chitika. I think it’s worth for us to spend some time to learn more about it. The thing that caught my eyes was the eMiniMalls which looks so much more interesting, if to be compared to the normal text ads. In addition to that, it has been said that the pay per click is higher although the click through rate is lower. What do you think? […]

  • We’ve implemented eMiniMalls and had lukeware CTR in the beginning, but nice click value. After testing in various locations we found our sweet spot and the CTR just shot through the roof. We were making good coin and we were optimistic with eMiniMalls.

    Then the click values dropped. What was making us $X dollars a day was now making us $X - 50%. It was ridiculous. We just started making cash too. What was also aggrevating was the non contextual ads that were being put on our site. We had home appliances on a gadget site for god’s sake!

    It’s good to add some variety to your site especially to clear ‘ad blindness’, but I’m convinced that eMiniMalls are no Adsense when it comes to contextually based adverts.

    We continue to use eMiniMalls but we’re waiting till they get their shit together before we give them premium placement once again.

  • these are interesting figures.
    its funny that it took so long for some concept as simple as this to emerge. I had heard discussions about rich banner ads like this back in 99, but people were afraid of losing the clickthrus and such. guess they were wrong to be afraid, especially if they are pushing so much business.

  • Chitika is really good for product review sites

  • having problems with getting the right ads displayed??

    In the FAQ they mention the following:

    Can I set my own keywords and products instead of contextually targeting products?

    Yes. By default, the products are contextually targeted to your content. If you’d like to set your own query or product, we can do so by specifying it in ch_query javascript param. For example, to target the “canon powershot” camera you would add this line to the javascript code:

    ch_query = “canon powershot”;

  • I’m really liking the eMiniMalls system, and have added them on DigitalTechNews.com and will add to other blogs as well. As Darren said, don’t forget you need to disable the contextual ad function of the eMiniMalls to do this and stay within Adsense’s TOS.

  • Wow, every month you break new barriers. It is nice to see what some hard work will do for someone. I need to get off my rear and make some of the dough you are!

  • to stay within the adsense TOS, i assume it’s only disbale contextual ads on the same page as adsense ads?

    I’m considering trying the chikita ads on similar traffic pages to adsense ads, but not on the same page together - would that be ok?

    congratulations darren (and also chikita who probably can’t believe their good fortune ;-) )

  • dang

    that’s pretty good money for blogging. congrats.

  • Does anyone know when channels will become available in the reports? It’s sort of hit and miss as to what’s working and what isn’t until that feature is added. I’ve implemented the code ( ch_sid = ‘xxxx’; ) already, just waiting for the reports to start showing it.

  • No idea on when they’ll be available - but I know they are working on it.

  • Hey Darren, you are right on Chitika. I’m getting anywhere between.60 -.90 cents per click on a very general topics. CTR is something I need to work on, but looks very promising.

    I got a question for you. You said you have an affiliate link there, but when I asked Chitika, they said it should be available very soon, like this week. How did you get your affiliate link? is it something special for the original beta testers?

  • I can’t really speak on their behalf on that question Niche Marketing Guy but its probably a combination of:

    1. me asking for an affiliate program (I think they were thinking about it already but I pushed a bit)
    2. me spending some significant time feeding back tips and suggestions to them on eMiniMalls
    3. luck (maybe they wanted to test the affiliate program before going live with it)

    Not sure - there might be other factors. I’m not complaining though.

  • Very interesting, but unfortunately I am afraid that it won’t have the same impact on non-English countries…

  • Congratulations! Jacob is right, you deserve every cent. I have to admit, I read figures like that and nearly faint because I can’t *fathom seeing that kind of income from blogging. I read your posts and become alternately paralyzed by assuming certain defeat if I hope to earn 1/100,000 of those numbers and energized at the possibility. Right now? I have a cool cloth on my head.

  • Yes Carlos - its unfortunately that they don’t have any other language options than English at this stage. If they expand though I’m sure its something they’d love to do down the track. I guess they have to start somewhere though. Adsense used to be just English from memory and they’ve gradually added options over time. Lets hope they have the same approach.

    Thanks Lisa - yeah those figures make my head spin a little (or a lot) too

  • I recently got my eMiniMalls and experimenting with one of the Adsense placements. So far there hasn’t been any clicks but views rather. So I’ll be monitoring further and report it later. But readership is the big driver behind the drive of ad revenue. :)


  • […] Kevin over at enternetusers reported $700 yesterday from his eMini-Malls alone. […]

  • I have yet to make my first dollar with Chitika :( but congrats on your thousand a day.

  • Thats amazing. Well done Darren!
    (is that USD or AUD?)


  • USD

    And just to clear this up because some have said that the Chitika total must include ‘kickbacks’ for referring people to the program. This is incorrect. the totals you see there are totally and completely from advertising revenue.

    I have no idea what the affiliate program will bring in as the reporting system for it is still being put together and is days or weeks away.

  • I am going to implement chitika on my blog and couple of network sites. I was wondering whether to use them side by side adsense or not. As they are context based ads and it’s against Google’s terms to use other contextual ads along with adsense.

  • Read the review that I link to in this post - it gives some information on this.

  • damm.. I want that figure :)

  • Wow! Rocking figures, I can dream of that kind of figures.

  • Phenomenal numbesr Darren.

    You are a mentor to many, including me, and deserve good fortune.


  • Blog Intro has a list of Chitika tricks going. He has a way of changing the default tab order in the miniMalls.

  • Are the numbers given by Chitika on the unaudited reports page pre of after their 40% cut?

  • How do you target several phrases?

    Using the above example…

    ch_query = “canon camera photography”;


    ch_query = “canon”;
    ch_query = “camera”;
    ch_query = “photography”;

    I really wanted to try and automate these (by feeding my blog post title into ch_query) but this doesn’t seem to work too well. I’d rather not have to find a good match first and then manually enter this keyword on every blogpost(and even if I did do this how do I know which keywords *are* giving good targetting, where do I test keywords etc)

    The chitika admin & reporting leaves a lot to be desired, remember they earn the other 40% so with all this PR etc they must be earning a few dollars, hopefully they will reinvest some in their backend (oh and maybe someone who reply to mails at CS :)

  • Found the answer to my question:

    var ch_queries = new Array(’phrase1′, ‘phrase2′, ‘phrase3′);
    var ch_selected = Math.floor((Math.random() * ch_queries.length));
    ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];

  • Thomas - the numbers that you see in your reports are after Chitika has taken their cut - you get everything that you see after the audit.

    lart - good spot - that’s the code I use to rotate the ads you see here on my sidebar through 4 or so different rotations.

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  • For publishing on non-product review sites I’ve tried placing multiple queries for popular top dollar tech items in the ads; ipods, pdas, sony psp.

    When I had the contextual targeting running, it was showing ads for shoes in an Opera browser story…

  • […] Overall - I’ve been beta testing mini-malls for 5 weeks now and am very happy with them. They don’t out perform Adsense - but my overall earnings with them for the month of September is more than a quarter and less than a half of my Adsense earnings for the month (regularly readers will be able to do some sums and come up with some approximate earnings there). Take into consideration that I don’t have them running on every blog I own and have not spent much time optimizing them yet and you’ll see that they have some real potential. (update: after another week of testing them I can now announce that they are outperforming Adsense for me - in fact my daily earnings from them have been very high so far - over $700 in a day). […]

  • My Chitika eMiniMalls earning today performs better than Adsense. Its better than my highest Adsense earning with 50% less clicks

  • […] This enternetusers entry has just scared me. Fifteen thousand dollars a month… and he’s just found a way to double it?!? […]

  • […] This enternetusers entry has just scared me. Fifteen thousand dollars a month… and he’s just found a way to double it?!? […]

    By getting this article Slashdotted perhaps?

  • According to Darren, being Slashdotted doesn’t help a lot, because people coming from there don’t tend to click on ads… it’s still nice to see the traffic, though. Maybe it’ll happen to me someday. :)

  • Sorry I cannot find solution to this, where Can i find info on this:
    “Don’t forget you need to disable the contextual ad function of the eMiniMalls to do this and stay within Adsense’s TOS”
    Plz let me know. Thanks



  • I’ll give ‘em a try - I don’t like the fact that they only do american $$ stuff (something you should have much of a problem with), and they are quite uglay, but the PayPal thing is nice. I might treat myself to a little ebay here and there :D

  • Un interesante formato publicitario para blogs

    Llevo unos días investigando sobre este formato de publicidad, que está haciendo bastante ruido últimamente porque su efectividad está siendo bastante buena. El concepto es interesante. Se llama Chitika eMiniMall y como form…

  • […] Post of The Day […]

  • Jacob - be sure to tell us how you get on, they seem to blend into your site well. I currently have Adsense but keen to add eMiniMalls in the near future.

  • […] If you’re a blogger or an affiliate marketer then you really need to read this. Nothing more to be said really. Post of The Day […]

  • Well done Darren!!! You are a perfect example of the virtuous cycle that can start when you share your knowledge on the web.

  • […] SlashDot reports that Weblogs, Inc has been purchased by AOL for over $20 million! Other big bucks bloggers are mentioned including eMiniMallsthe lovely and talented shoe blogger Manolo (mentioned earlier on this blog). What does it take to make $$$ on blogs? Comments » […]

  • Ironic. I block all adds in Firefox. If that becomes part of FireFox and not just a plugin, you guys may not like the clean look of the web with all the stripmall advertisements being purged.

    I commend anyone for being able to make money off of this scenario and I equally commend folks who find the spam in ads annoying enough to purge them via their browser.

  • I just need to figure out how to do a real estate mini-mall for Steamboat Springs and I will be set. Figure it out first and I’ll put in on my site ;)

  • Quite Impressive
    I was looking into an ads program and this just might be it

  • Darren,

    I’m just wondering how much the income reported will go down after figures are audited. I got my first day’s numbers in yesterday and they were quite good, but the audit process looks a little mysterious.

    Have you had any numbers audited yet and if so, was there a noticeable knock-down?



  • Swade - the auditing process varies from blog to blog from what I can see. For me it decreased my earnings by 10%. Others have reporting higher or lower rates of decrease depending upon where their traffic comes from.

  • Not to burst anyones bubble, but if you already have an account at Shopping.com, then ask your rep to make the GUI for you, they have a lot to choose from. If you don’t have an account, ask for one :)

    All Chitika is doing is taking a Shopping.com API and re-wrapping into a smaller GUI that can be put into the place of an ad. Check out the bottom of this review: http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review3131.html

    Its the same information as Chitika, just in a larger table - thats it. What you see has been provided by Shopping.com. Why take a percentage of what should already be 100% yours anyways?

    Don’t let anyone else take money from your site. It should be a blogger/shopping.com relationship. Not a Shopping.com/Chitika/affiliate referrer/blogger relationship.

  • […] After reading what Kevin wrote about Chitika eMiniMalls - decided to apply for them myself. […]

  • nice. you talk about 1000 a day. i’d be happy with 50.


  • […] Sure enough - 15 minutes after the first couple of visitors came an onrush of traffic to this post. Since that time around 40,000 visitors have passed through this blog. […]

  • Why Blog Networks are Overrated, IMHO

    Weblogs Inc. sold to AOL. I post again about why I think blog networks are overrated :)

  • I see they “Your account has been activated, but we have not received any traffic as of yesterday. Please note that our stats are updated nightly. If you have any questions, please fee free to contact us at rc-request@chitika.com” I would have thought by now yesterdays traffic would be showing in the reports. What sort of time do their reports get updated?

  • Stats have updated - see it updates 2hrs after midnight Pacific time zone

  • Ian - I havn’t talked to Shopping.com for a while (actually a while back I remember trying to get in touch with them they wouldn’t return my emails - maybe I was too small) - but the thing that I didn’t like about their system was that were pretty rigid.

    I’m going from memory here - but I seem to remember that after I did get their attention I was confronted with a long contract that excluded me from dealing with any other similar advertisers - something I don’t see with chitika. I also was a little overwhelmed by the set up proceedures with Shopping.com which was going to take weeks to get set up on my domain.

    On the flip side i see minimalls are so easy to install (I was approved and showing a variety of ads within hours), they pay better than I remember being quoted by the shopping.com representative, and I can walk away from them at any time.

    Of course since I talked to them they might have changed or lightened up, but to be honest I really like where I see Chitika going with what they are offering - they have responded to suggestions, given personal service to quite a few bloggers that I know and seem pretty switched on to new media (blogs etc).

    I suspect different services will suit different sites best - so maybe we’re both in the right place :-)

  • Big money blogging

    Darren Rowse is doing it again. Or, rather, he didn’t stop doing it. Here he talks about how well he’s doing with ads from Chitika eMiniMalls. Together with Google AdSense he’s making more than $10,000 per day, just from ads on his blogs. He has a b…

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  • Only got around 50c click/per with eMinimalls ($5~6 /day)

    I am just wondering what are everyone’s experience?

  • It seems report updating 2hrs after midnight Pacific time zone isn’t the norm as there is no update so far today. It would be great if this was consistent.

  • I have a gadget blog (with good traffic) and am seeing about 30 clicks ~ $13 so not that great really, about 40 cents.

    The adverts are damn ugly and attract a lot less clicks than adsense also - the fading in images really suck, even with the forced targetting they aren’t as good as adsense.

    Im going to give them a little longer though to compare them properly.

    I’ve also found the stats are at least one day behind, but now (1pm uk time) I still can’t even see yesterday’s stats.

    Still never got a reply from CS either, sent them two emails now (about running multiple sites, have since read they do have channels but they aren’t live yet)

    There seems to be more info about chitika in this post that in the whole of the chitika FAQ :)

  • lart - yep it is annoying the reports are so delayed. This needs serious fixing.

  • Yes, lart same too you

    I think “the higher value per click” discussed in here are not really TRUE!!! or probably they have “two sets” of earn rate for different publisher

  • Latest from Chitika:

    October 8th 2005: 9:30AM US EST:
    On October 7th and 8th our reporting system experienced an intermittent outage for a few hours. The problem has now been rectified. Due to this outage, you will notice that the stats for October 7th are missing. The stats for October 8th might also be slightly deflated. However, please be assured that we will make every effort to reprocess the stats, calculate and compensate for any lost revenue. We thank you for your patience and support while we iron out the reporting issues. Thank you.

    Oh well will let Chitika run for a few weeks before implementing too much more of their code. This is a shame but hopefully it will be sorted it out sooner rather than sooner.

  • >I have a gadget blog (with good traffic) and am seeing about 30 clicks ~ $13 so not that great really, about 40 cents.

    Well, 40 cents per click is great. That’s a lot better than AdSense for most sites.

  • Hey Darren, thanks for the heads up on eminimalls!

    Yes Chitika seem to be having some teething problems with their stats - indeed statistics for october 7th are missing.

    However we’re giving them the benefit of the doubt. Things will surely improve in the coming weeks/months.

    With Adsense, YPN, available etc, there are now a healthy number of quality ad options in town for smaller publishers. But looking at the interActive nature of eminimalls, it’s seems that Chitika are intent on taking contextual advertising to the next level.

  • Laptopical - yeah - seems that they had some server issues last night unfortunately but they are going to reconstruct the stats for the day and have it back up again.

    I guess this is the risk we take with participating in a beta test. The rewards are very hig h but the system’s stability is still being toughened up over time.

  • To Thomas

    “Well, 40 cents per click is great. That’s a lot better than AdSense for most sites. ”

    Is True???

    I got $1~2 per click (mid average) and some click high as $7.xx from AdSense for my online tech topic sites.

  • I installed the program, had over 2,000 impressions in a couple of days and ZERO clicks in the “unaudited” stats.
    Makes me a bit skeptical, but ‘ll take Darren’s word and will keep trying to optimize.

    An interesting by-product, though-
    I DID replace a few Adsense units on non-performing pages, and my AS revenue for the week increased!
    Less ads, higher earnings on the same number of clicks.
    Interesting indeed.

    Thanks for a great read Darren!

  • signed-up using the affilicate links …. if nothing else the ads look cool but we’ll see how they perform on a more news oriented blog… thanks for the info.

  • After reading the article I applied to learn more about the program but without any explanation I was denied. Maybe my content is not qualifying enough, I would understand that, maybe my traffic is not enough, I would understand that too, but it would have been nice if they gave me a reason.

    In a follow up mail I asked them the reason but sofar no reply to that one.

    From what I read on their website I didn’t see anything about specific requirements to participate (maybe I misread) so I would be interested to hear, in case someone knows, what these “requirements” are.

  • I also signed up using the affiliates link and was approved within an hour. The thing that I don’t like is that reports are generated only once a day. Anyhow, I’ve started generating some money, not much tho, probably because I don’t have that much traffic. What amount of traffic is needed to start generating some real money?

  • […] Since my initial review and revelation of earnings from Chitika’s eMiniMalls my inbox has been full of questions on how to use eMiniMalls effectively. As a result I thought I’d write a guide to using Chitika eMiniMalls to refer people to. I hope this is helpful. Feel free to add your own tips in comments below. […]

  • By going to Shopping.com and searching for products, we are able to find many keyword choices to use for our eMiniMalls.
    Find the ones you like, and use Chitika.com’s adbox search feature to see what comes up….obviously you don’t want to click on your own to see how it works.

    Hope this helps some of you…..

  • Hi Darren,

    I just think what your doing is awesome, you give tips that if followed correctly can improve anyone earnings.

    I have just built a new site, and I am following your tips.
    Got my self signed up for eMiniMalls, inserted the code and will be adding much more pages daily.

    The ads targetted are nicely embedded into the site, showing exactly the ads I want.

    Thanks Again,


  • […] Darren has reported making good money from eMiniMalls, and others have similar experiences. I have also been testing Chitika ads on a few sites for a several days, but my results don’t seem to be as spectacular. I think the problem is that my sites are not quite the right type of sites for eMiniMalls. They seem to do much better in consumer goods oriented web sites like gadget blogs. […]

  • […] It’d be nice if any of the so-called “moneymakers” at my disposal (Amazon links, Chitika MiniMall, PayPal donation button) actually made me any money, but thus far they really haven’t. I’m starting to think that bloggers like this guy are big fat liars… […]

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  • Thanks for the review on Chitika eMiniMalls. I linked over from Lorens blog to read this review. I will be adding your blog and newsletter to my must read list.

    Sean Felker

  • Im interesting about the ads and want to start earning money.. Can you show me the way, and give me some tips?



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  • Well done, but should you say that your results are actually ‘mind-blogling”?

  • Oh god: I’m blown away- that is amazing. I’m struggling by with my $2.00 a day and feeling pretty pleased with myself (I don’t ask for much!) and look at you! Time to get serious methinks!

  • Do all clicks get credited to the referrer, or only certain ones?

    If you scroll over the banners in the “best deals” tab, you will see that the link is redirected thorugh chikita to a dealtime url, without your chitika username anywhere in the url string.

    What is up with that?

  • I have not signed up for Chitika or Adsense as of yet. I don’t understand how people make $1000 per day with these programs. I am sure I will be lucky to earn $1 per day.

    Darren, if you can give me any suggestions or tips, please email me. I would be greatful to earn just $5 per day. I have heard of something called siteforsell…would you recommend?

  • Darren, I meant to say SiteBuildIt, Sitesell.

    Do you think Chitika ads will do well on a smaller ppc search engine? I have many keywords I can include easily.

  • […] […]

  • I’m enjoying Chitika ads, just not to the fantastic levels that you are.

    I started with Chitika during mid-October and beat my Adsense earnings during October. Nice!

  • All Sounds blinkin marvellous. Just been accepted and will “gingerly” introduce to my photography site.

    “Darren, I meant to say SiteBuildIt, Sitesell”

    Kristin, Sitebuildit are excellent. I started my photography site 9 months ago with Sitebuildit and traffic is starting to take off considerably now.

    I am a photographer and have never built a website before, but I am now getting around 13,000 unique vistors a month and 40,000 page views. This figure seems to be growing rapidly.

    Give them a go!


  • Chitika Ads

    You might have seen ads on this site that deal with stuff like computers, ipods, game consoles, cameras, etc. These are ads by Chitika. Chitika is the latest company to jump on board the whole website advertisement band wagaon, but the difference is…

  • This is a great blog - we’ll be adding it to our AS directory shortly.

    We’ve had a generally good experience with AS since the beginning, but like so many, the CTR and eCPM are nothing like they were in the 1st few months back in 2003.

    We have AS running on many sites, in particular a niche model-specific automotive forum. AS is running as a leaderboard top and bottom of the forums. We just experimented by running a Chitika 728×90 leaderboard as an alternate URL for AS in the block just after the last post in a topic. It’s running in non-contextual mode (as required by the AS TOS) and we have a few keywords such as the car maker name, model and so forth.

    It’s only been there about 36 hours, so too early to report on results.

    We had it running for about 3000 pageviews on another directory / review site with zero CTR…. whereas AS was doing surprisingly well. Again, chitika was running non-contextual there because we wanted to keep AS running in parallel…

    Nice reading this blog and all the comments!


  • […] Daren over at enternetusers.net says: I’ve been getting quite a few excited emails from readers who have signed up for the Chitika eMiniMalls that I reviewed last week. There has been a lot of positive feedback so far from those who I’ve referred over to the program with some people earning some significant money from it so far (including ‘Rachel‘). There have also been a few (less) emails from bloggers who have failed to see them as effective. […]

  • I tried to implement Chitika on my LinkinParkForums.com but earnings are several times lower than AdSense. Still playing with keywords…

  • These numbers are just plainly amazing ! Unfortunatly, Chikita has no french equivalent yet.

    Guess I might start thinking about starting an english speaking blog :)

  • […] Chitika’s eMiniMalls was seen by many to be the real deal in it’s competition for Pay-Pay-Click advertising on blogs, none more so that Darren Rowse’s enternetusers - Here, Here, Here and Here, who has been a fervent admirer of Chitika and has been pushing them endlessly. […]

  • […] Shoemoney.com reports that Chitika has been paying $700 per day recently on a forum site. Darren over at enternetusers posted similar Chitika earnings back in October. If you’re new to all this, you of course won’t be pulling in this kind of money at first, but it’s nice to know the possibility is there. […]

  • i signed up with chitika through your affiliate link the beginning of november and i can tell that I’m already earning more then adsense! i just hope that I can archieve even one percent of what you are making!

  • […] Chitika hat im Netz ingesamt Furore gemacht (siehe Artikel 1 und Artikel 2, enternetusers hat seine Einnahmen angeblich verdoppelt), letzte Zeit gab es etwas Ärger mit der nachträglichen Bearbeitung der Provisionsausschüttungen. […]

  • Just discovered your blog. I spent 3 hours reading!!

    I love how you are so open about what you make, how you do it, and it really helps those of us aspiring bloggers out.

  • glad to hear that Mike, come back any time now.

  • wow! I’m shocked at how much money ur paying, but I too feel u’ve deserved it. Keep upt eh good work!

  • […] Durchschnittswerte sind langweilig, also hier nur Spitzenergebnisse: Kevin von enternetusers.net schaffte mit den Chitika eMiniMalls an einem Tag über 700 Euro (ohne die Abzüge am Ende des Monats). Doch dies war in der “heißen Phase” mittlerweile werfen die eMiniMalls in den Staaten sicher auch nicht mehr soviel ab, zumindest nicht mehr als Adsense. Dennoch, für Produktwebsites lohnt sich die Chitika Werbung, und da man mit Keywords die Anzeigen beeinflußen kann (Liste für englische Keywords), haben auch viele andere Websites gute Chancen auf hohe Einnahmen. […]

  • I have implemented it on my article directory, but it doesn’t do very good. The CTR is very low… I guess the people that comes to my site are not the target users. They are not ready to buy any products, but just seeking information.

    I believe some product related website will do good with this, and
    the click value is good~~ Maybe I should build some pages on product review….

  • Uptime and Availability - What do the Numbers Mean

    Uptime is a common business measurement for the availability of a computer syste

  • Is there any recent update on eMiniMalls vs. Adsense programs? If there is any, please post url. thanks.

  • hi dear sir ,

    i’m davidyang froom singapore. i was wanted to know ,ore how to reg and login. there say my affiliate ,my APPLICATION is not ok. why.. last time i know. at least ,
    10,000 Traffic from your my site. but at this time my website is not. 10 k Traffic …. to mysite …

    pls help me. ??


  • David you need to contact Chitika about this. I’m just a publisher so don’t know how they make these decisions.

  • hi Darren. i signed up four days ago to blogger.com and ad sense.

    up to this day I still have zero payment. i tried to paste the code on my view source of blogger but it cannot be pasted. How can i do this?

    I wanna know other blogs aside from blogger.com that can earn money. Hope you can help me

  • Anthony - perhaps start with this series I wrote on blogging for beginners as it answers most of your questions. Hope that helps.

  • Hello Sir,

    Pls let me know how to earn from free blogs.


  • […] Peakvert ist gestartet Peakvert ist jetzt gestartet. Allerdings ist bei der Freischaltung wohl mit längeren Wartezeiten zu rechnen. Peakvert hat einige sehr interessante Werbemittel im Angebot die stark an die von Chitika erinnern. Ich weis nicht wie es aktuell um Chitika steht, aber vor etwa 12 Monaten hat der enternetusers Kevin sogar berichtet, dass er mit Chitika mehr verdient als mit AdSense. Daher setzte ich schon einige Hoffnungen auf diese Werbeform. […]

  • I’ll give it a try. Their application says that it works best with blogs that have over 10,000 impressions a month; I hope they approve small sites that are trying to grow.

  • Good stuff. That would be nice to get updated figures on your results–2years later. Thanks & best wishes.

  • Its Just Very nice of you to Tell your reader that the chitika link consists of ur Affiliate ID.. Too good.. I think Your Honesty is the key to ur sucess

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