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I’m a member of quite a few affiliates and what really pisses me off is those emails that state that one affiliate or another that I have been advertising has terminated their account and could I please remove their ad and replace it with another. The problem is, unless I have it on the home page or something, I don’t remember where the hell I’ve put the damn thing, and I’m not going to waste a day just looking for it.

That got the old brain a whirring as I just had to work out a way of being able to display ads but not having to worry about them folding on me. Then I remembered a feature of ClixGalore, one that until just before this post I was not making use of. The feature that I am talking about isn’t unique to them as there are a lot of other sites that utilize it, it’s just that I wasn’t taking advantage of it. I am talking about rotating ads. This is where you select those affiliates that you are interested in, you then enter the code into your blog with the knowledge that a new ad is shown every time the page is refreshed. Example below.

I’ve moved Amazon over to the right sidebar so that I can now display ClixGalore in a more prominent position. I’ve also chosen a variety of sizes, from skyscraper ads to the 125×125 ads to mix things up a bit. I like the fact that they have a selection of PPC ads available so that I know I will at least make something when someone clicks on an them. The best hing about it is that if an advertiser decides to pull out I needn’t worry anymore about those annoying emails as they are automatically removed from the rotation.

I’ve even decided to start up a comment profile so I can occasionally put one in a comment. When I get time I will set up different profiles so I can have one to promote different products for different occasions such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and even Thanksgiving for my mates in the States.

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  1. Thats what I thought, the clixgalore system automagically removes them from the rotation.

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  2. I’ve never used clixgalore before. Does it really work because I to have the same difficulties that your going through and yes I did go through a day just to look for those advertise. How useful is it?

    1. I can’t say for sure yet as I’ve only just started the ad rotations a couple of days ago, but according to the banner rotator section of the site;

      If a merchant has a low balance they will automatically be removed from the rotation cycle. Please allow one hour for your changes to become effective.

      That’s good enough for me.

  3. Twitter:
    Interesting Sire, but I’m not sure that solves your problem about the advertisers, unless you’re telling me you’d just pull that advertiser from the rotation.

    I get those letters all the time, and I’ve gone back through my blog and pulled them. Actually turned out to be easy for most of them, as I just put in the name of the company and almost all of them went to a post that had that as the ad.

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    1. Sure it does Mitch, just like I said in the post;

      The best thing about it is that if an advertiser decides to pull out I needn’t worry anymore about those annoying emails as they are automatically removed from the rotation.

      So I don’t actually have to pull them at all as the system does it automatically. That’s one less headache for me.

  4. What you said about affiliates canceling their accounts is one reason why I got rid of most of the ads I had on my site. It seemed like every other day, a company had no funds, or totally terminated their account. It became too much to handle and not worth it.

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    1. That’s why I’ve decided to use this the rotating ads feature of clixgalore. I reckon it will solve all my problems.

  5. Well, you have had some advice, mate, so you better work on it to save some grey hairs.

    1. No need to worry about grey hairs anymore Peter, now that I have resolved the issue.

  6. It can be Brandon, you just have to hit on the right combination of affiliates you want to represent. Like everything this requires some work on the bloggers part, trying to pick the right mix that goes with his niche or customer base. Me, that’s way too much work so I just pick the ones that sound or look good and hope for the best. Even so I have made a few hundred dollars promoting them.

    Also, now that I have discovered the benefits of rotating ads, it’s no longer a pain in the butt.

  7. I think that moving the amazon bar down was a right decision. It’s more visible for people reading comments. And those are usualy people the most interested in buying books from amazon.

    1. Well, I reckon only time will tell. Thanks for your opinion.

  8. Man,
    Sounds like affiliate advertising can be a big pain in the butt. Is it worth it for you and are you seeing the results yet that you expected? I get that it is a slow trickle, but when does the money start rolling? I’m still trying to figure out Clickbank, but it seems like there is little good there worth trying to push.

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    1. Twitter:
      Okay, my first message got lost, so I’m going to try again.

      Here’s the deal, Brandon. Affiliate marketing works, but it doesn’t work across the board. For instance, my blog and Sire’s blogs are about pretty much whatever we want them to be about, so they don’t qualify as niche blogs at all. Therefore, the traffic we get is hit and miss.

      I know someone who has a blog about hydroponics; that’s all she writes about. And on that blog she also has some products that are all geared towards hydroponics. She averages about $300 a month on that site. She has multiple other sites, and ends up averaging around $3,000 a month for all of them, and that’s enough for her so she’s happy.

      Your blog is about finances, but the only affiliate link you have on there is for Hostgator, which has nothing to do with finances at all. You’ve seen my Top Finance Blog, but I’m not sure if you’ve paid attention to the affiliate products I’m marketing there. All of them are finance related in some fashion. My problem with that blog is that it’s still fairly new, and I don’t get enough traffic to it. If I got the traffic to that one that I get to IJS, I’d be making some money with it.

      So, that’s kind of the deal. Sire could be doing it on his photography blog if he pushed it some more, and only marketed photography related items. But he likes this one best, so there you go.

      I hope that wasn’t overwhelming; I do know how some of this works, believe it or not, and I’m working on some things now that I hope help me out later on. We’ll see. :cool_wp:

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      1. Funny you should mention my photography blogs Mitch, because just yesterday I’ve been looking for photo related affiliates. Hopefully that will help to lift the revenues on those blogs.

        1. Twitter:
          Well, certainly not to pimp for them, per se, but CJ has lots of photography related advertisers, including Kodak and Canon, so you could advertise cameras and the like. Also they have and, so you could search those sites and find cameras or other stuff you like and put those up also.

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          1. Thanks Mitch. I haven’t look yet, but do you know if they do rotating ads at all?

        2. Sire, if your looking for photo related affs try Chitika. I read someone was using that for a camera site and doing very well.

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          1. Thanks for that David. I actually use Chitika but didn’t know I could customize it to that extent. Thanks for the heads up mate.

          2. I reckon they must be all old posts David, because when I when into Chitika today to check things out most of the ads, including eMininMall, have been converted to their premium ads which won’t allow you to target photo and camera related ads. :annoyed_tb:

  9. Like to learn more on to leverage my space for advertiers. Any advice

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    1. Hi Ari. I noticed you didn’t have any Adsense ads. Also I would suggest you have less posts, say five or so, per page as it would decrease your loading time. Also having so many posts means that your ads disappear once the reader scrolls down the page.

  10. The one bad point to rotating ads is I’ve heard many advertisers don’t appreciate it.

    Again, this is all 3rd party info, but many times.

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    1. That may be true, but I reckon that the ones that use Clixgalore obviously don’t mind.

  11. Twitter:
    Sire, they allow rotating ads, but the only thing I’ve seen that does the rotating is a plugin that you have to pay for. It gets pretty good reviews, but I’m not ready to pay for it yet, but I have seen it in action, and it looks pretty good and pretty easy.

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    1. You have to pay for their plugin. That’s a bit harsh. Reckon I’ll stick to ClixGalore then when it comes to placing ads within a post. Less hassle that way.

      1. Twitter:
        Well, you’re not paying CJ; you’re paying whoever it was that created the plugin. Still, you could put static photography related stuff on the site.

        1. That’s fair enough. I’ve actually made donations for plugins that I really like, Andy Baily’s commentluv for one, but it has to be worth it. I’ll check it out.

  12. I want to make money on my blog. But, only adsense is all I have at it. Hope that I can learn from your blog on how to leverage the power of making money thru blogging.


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  13. Ron, there are other avenues like ClixGalore which will enable you to promote a whole lot of different affiliates on your blog. You may also want to look at Chitika as another Adsense type affiliate.

    1. Thanks for the information. I am really thinking about it even before I start that brand new blog of mine. And I am a bit hesitant due to some blog that I heard are being banned by G Adsense because of offering other ads. And I don’t want to mess up with them (Adsense).

      Upon looking at this blog of yours, I think, offering other ads like the one you have here, is pretty good and can get along with adsense.

      Thanks for clearing those things up to me and sorry for this too newbie question of mine.


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      1. Both the ClixGalore and Chitika will not compromise Adsense as far as I know. As for asking, if you do not ask you will not learn.

        1. Thanks a lot Sir SIRE.

          By the way, I added you up in my blog? And hope you don’t mind it.

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          1. Are you kidding, that is one of the greatest compliments you can give a blogger. Thanks Ron. Say what plugin did you use to do that?

          2. It was just a blogger customized gadget. Hope It can bring good traffic for you.

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