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Chitika - Turning page view into profits
Chitika - Turning page view into profits

» Chitika | Premium

"Turning page views into profits."

That's what you, as a publisher, would want for your website. To fully utilize the potential of page views or page impressions you get, and make money out of it. So how exactly does Chitika turn page views into profits? How different is it from Google Adsense or any other affiliate ad program?

Chitika focuses only on Search-targeted Advertising. Search-targeted advertising is another concept of affiliate advertising which uses the method of displaying ads targeted to a search query by a user on a major search engine like Google.

Google Adsense on the other hand uses Contextual Advertising, meaning the advertisements displayed in an ad slot will try as much as possible to match the content on the webpage.

Google's search results of "powered generators"
Google's search results of "powered generators"
Chitika Premium displaying a search-targeted advertisement
Chitika Premium displaying a search-targeted advertisement

» Search-targeted Advertising

There are 4 kinds of Chitika Ads - Chitika Premium, Linx, WhitespaceAds and eMiniMalls. I'll be focusing only on Chitika Premium, as it is the best performing ad type and is most widely used.

Here's an explanation on how Chitika's search-targeted advertising works (using Chitika | Premium).

1. User A goes to to look for generators and enters the keywords "powered generators".

2. The search results show and he clicks the first link - ( is a Chitika Publisher)

3. User A gets directed to and the Chitika Premium ad slot will display advertisements relevant to the searched keywords - "powered generators". You can see the keywords highlighted in yellow below stating "You searched for powered generators".

This is the simple technique that Chitika uses to capture the keywords leading to a web page and then use it to display targeted advertisements in the ad units.

» Sign Up as a Publisher

So now that you've understood how Chitika works, it's time to use it. If you haven't already registered as a Publisher, you may do so here: Sign Up as a Chitika Publisher.

Once registered, Login as a Publisher and you can begin creating your Chitika Premium Ad Unit. If you are familiar with Google Adsense's Ad Setup process, creating your first ad unit will be a breeze as Chitika adopts a similar user interface and ad setup process as Google Adsense.

Chitika Premium Ad Setup
Chitika Premium Ad Setup

» Chitika Premium Ad Setup

1. Click the Ad Setup tab at the top navigation bar.

2. You'll now be at the Chitika Premium Ad Setup page. At the bottom of the page, there's a link "Other Chitika Ads" which will bring you to the ad setup of the other 3 ad unit types mentioned above. Chitika Premium is recommended above the other ad types.

3. Click the Get Code button and you will go to the next step of choosing your ad unit size.

4. Choose your preferred ad unit size and click Continue To Next Step.

5. Now you have to choose a Fallback. The purpose of a fallback is to cater for visitors who land at your website not from a search engine or in short, for non-search traffic. You can pick 1 out of the 3 choices offered. The recommended choice would be Collapse into nothing. This option is good because your regular visitors will not be bothered by the advertisements while transient visitors will have a well-targeted ad. Pick your fallback and proceed.

6. This final step, Customize your ad, is optional but I strongly recommend that you pick a colour theme that suits with your website so that the ad unit blends into the content and won't look annoying or too obvious. Also, it's always good to assign a channel to your ad unit. Channels are generally used for analytical purposes. With channeling, you can know which ad at which page of which website is getting the most number of clicks hence allowing for convenient optimization. Go on to the next step.

7. Now you'll be shown the source code of the ad you have just created. Simply copy and paste this anywhere within the body tags of your web page - <body> [chitika-code] </body>.

Done! You've just created a Chitika Premium ad unit. But how come the ad doesn't show when you preview your web page?

Chitika | Premium preview tool - See how your ads look on your site
Chitika | Premium preview tool - See how your ads look on your site

» Previewing and Testing your Ad

The Chitika Premium ad unit cannot be seen on your web page, if you access it directly, i.e if you access your website by entering its URL in the Address bar.

Chitika Premium Ad units will only display ads to search engine traffic coming from America and Canada.

That's one limitation about Chitika - it only caters to the above 2 countries. But Chitika offers a way for Publishers to preview their ad unit conveniently.

1. Copy the ad code and paste it in your web page.

2. Now, you'll have to input parameters to simulate traffic coming from a search engine. Pick a keyword or keyword phrase, for example "funny cat videos" or "shopping". Then, add it to the end of your page URL using the parameter "#chitikatest=shopping". If your webpage URL is, this is how it'll look like - Note that if you're testing for a keyword phrase, add the plus sign like so -

3. You should now be able to see the ad in your webpage displaying results targeted to your chosen keyword(s). Play around with different keywords to view the different results shown in your ad unit.

So that's it! You're a Chitika Publisher master now. ;-) I hope I have helped you understand Chitika in one way or another. Feel free to ask me any questions if you encounter any issues.

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earn_Online_24x7 6 years ago

Tkx Azhar, your article is very good and I'll definitely give Chitika a try. Can you tell me if Chitika works on Blogger?

Pratap 5 years ago

It is very useful and self explanatory for newbies.thanks

Argho 5 years ago

Hi Azhar, very nice post. I am doing an MBA dissertion on the online display advertising industry and am keen to compare different publisher workflow/models as part of that. Can you share any links/information with me on that. Specifically, I am trying to understand how the workflow or model works right from when a publisher signs up to start seeing revenue on her/his site based on the ads bieng served. You can email me at also.



ravi 5 years ago

thanks admin,. you helped me soo much by writing this article. thanks to you

ravi 5 years ago

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amir nasir 5 years ago

nice one admin, i also want to take chitika ads for my blog

fsquarefashion 5 years ago

Thank you admin..

helpful article,m planning to take chitka ads for my site

Rahul Mehta 5 years ago

i couldn't earned well from chitika implemented on my blog - . :(

Geetansh Gupta 4 years ago

its really a content which m looking for

rivi 4 years ago

thanks for your sharing :D

Harish Rawat 4 years ago

Hi really nice published articles

i also want to show the these ads on my sites


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Anurag55555 4 years ago

i also need clicksor ads for my blog

Tejindra Singh Rawat 4 years ago

Nice post .I have apply it on my blog for more income.Thanks

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De'cor Amore 4 years ago

Are there any free blog sites that still use or let you easily insert Chitika ads? HubPages and Squidoo are very user friendly sites but neither will let you insert Chitika ads nor do they insert them. Squidoo used to have them along with adsense but they've evidently severed their relationship with Chitika during this past year. I am very very interested in locating another site like HubPages or Squidoo that allows you to insert specifically Chitika ads and would appreciate anyone's response or help. Thanks 4 years ago

wow thanks for this wonderful post, i am new to blogging and was looking for such a type of post on how to use chitka to add ads to my website, if you have a link to how to use google adsense then plz recommend

Vikas Sindher 4 years ago

What a wonderful post.Thanks Admin. I want to have chitika ads for my blog They are easy to use and good alternative of Google adsense

Nuwan 4 years ago

I also add Chitika on my site.But It only display chitika default ads.No premium ads.

My site is

mohit rathee 4 years ago

i am also using Chitika ads on my website and guys believe me its wonderful.I would suggest you to go for it.

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This is new way to add chitika ads after click show you to real page please check it click add and watch new way

Ishan Verma 4 years ago

How can i have the chitika ads for my blog , as my adsense is disable.

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Divine Dev 4 years ago

i also want to add chitika ads in my hacking tutorial site.

ravi 4 years ago

chitika cpc is too low. i implemented it on my 2 sites

but still it is having very low cpc.

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AnuraG03 4 years ago

I badly want chitika gold level.

Can you please tell me how can i get my website

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I also want these ads for my blog

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Now, I can have chitika ads on my blog. hmm Thanks.

Chandan Sanwal 4 years ago

Is there any condition to earn through chitika? like daily minimum 1000 visitors??

i wants chitika ads on my blog

Happy Valentines Day 4 years ago

Thank you so much admin....

I also want chitika ads for my blog

Harshit Sharma 3 years ago

The ads service is looking much attractive.

I like your article, and i also want Chitika ads on my blog.

Sonia Sharma 3 years ago

can i have the chitika ads for my blog , as my adsense is disable.But i have applied again for the Adsense my blog is :

shyantan 3 years ago

please check my website

whether will i get the chitika ads , i am not getting google adsense ads in my website .

diya 3 years ago

Good info

Chetankalia 3 years ago

i m trying for chitika ads on my Blog but unable to aprove it can you help me

Amit Kulat 3 years ago

i want chikita ads on my blog how can i get it.?

Raj 3 years ago

Wow Nice explanation. I see many readers are looking for option other than adsense. I also wants to have chitika ads for my blog

mohit 3 years ago

Thanx ! really nice information .

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Magdaleine 3 years ago

Helpful article, thanks!

naman 3 years ago

thanx admin for tha davice..

i will use this ad agency in my new blog 3 years ago

very nice info .....thanks.:)

ali 3 years ago

nice post! it helped me.

my blog

Naim Shaikh 3 years ago

I was looking for an alternative to Google Adsense and I bumped to this article on Chitika. Very friendly and easy to understand article. Thumbs UP....

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Nisha Reyna 3 years ago

Currently I'm using google adsense and infolinks on my blog. I'm going to stick to this. However if google disables my account (sometimes it does this to people without any reason then chitika is an option. Good post

aniket singh 3 years ago

Can you please tell me how can i get my website with chitika

Lovey Singh 3 years ago

Thanks admin for posting this . Now i will get Chitika for my blog 2 years ago

barbara 2 years ago

How can i get more than one adsense account.

Butch 2 years ago

I feel so much happier now I untrasdend all this. Thanks!

Rayann 2 years ago

It's a joy to find soenmoe who can think like that

Jack 2 years ago

Thanks for the informative article sir. Have a great year ahead and wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day in advance


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Roy Charles 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Many thanks a lot. You really a wonderful write-up that you posted. Content that you’re undertaking like wonderful share for people like us, visitors, made the day.

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Sachin 13 months ago

How can i get more than one adsense account, please?

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Prakash 12 months ago

Awesome article thanks for sharing with us, and now I will definitely try Chitika.

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AashimaArora 12 months ago

Its a great tutorial. Thanks from my site

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Ankit 11 months ago

Admin I just want want to know Is Chitika paid on time or notor it is better than adsense ?

I have to place ad on my website

Please reply my answer.

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wow, chitika looks good. We should defiantly our hands with chitika.

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chitika ads rates are very low as i experienced

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