No need to worry if you are not earning much from Kontera

Important Kontera Update for Hubbers - infamous 5-dollar minimum earnings clause canceled

Hi fellow hubbers/Kontera publishers,

It's time to be celebrate because Kontera has closed down its infamous 5-dollar minimum earnings clause, as they received a large number of emails and feedbacks from small scale Kontera publishers who were greatly affected by their useless policy. Now Kontera has canceled that clause from their policy. This historical step will benefit millions of small scale Kontera publishers who were previously displaying Kontera ads on their blogs and websites for nothing . As Kontera has removed this 5 dollars minimum amount per month clause from its policy, many blogges and webmasters have become happy and are switching on their Kontera ads on their sites, as they know now that whatever they will earn will remain their income which previously had not been the case. In the recent past, many hubbers writing hubs at hubpages (who also are Kontera publishers) turned off the Kontera ads on their hubs thinking that it is decreasing their google adsense earnings but this is also not the case because if it had been the famous google adsense would not have allowed to serve adsense and kontera ads on the same pages. I got to know about these new just today and wrote something on the forum to discuss further about this which you all can check here at hubpages forum

Also, anyone can verify these news at the digital point forum

Also at the Kontera blog here: http://blog.kontera.com/2009/04/07/kontera-update/

Okay, while writing out this post, one of our fellow hubber, darkside, told me in the forums that there is another forum thread regarding the same which you can check out here:

Should I check Kontera before I publish my hub?

All these posts confirm that now there will no loss to any website publisher if he/she will display Kontera ads on their articles or blogs as you do not need to worry if you are not earning much from Kontera as you earn from adsense.

Cheers

Not earning much from Kontera as you earn from Adsense. Why?

Yes, Kontera in-text ads are not working for me also. I have applied the Kontera code on my hubs for the last around 1 year and right know the balance is showing up as 18 or something dollars. I applied for Kontera via hubpages in June 2007.

I think the main mistake we people are doing is that we have not read the guidelines published by hubpages in our affiliate settings. It is clearly mentioned over there that "Kontera has a minimum payout threshold of $100, and may not count earnings of less than $5 in a month toward your total. Therefore, we only recommend Kontera as an affiliate option for HubPages author's that are already earning at least $50 a month from AdSense."

When I read this, I logged on to my kontera account and found that out of around 10 months of my earning I have reached the 5 dollar mark in two specific months so right now also, my only earning is that of 10 dollars from kontera. I thank hubpages for at least getting me out of this confusion.

So here is what is happening. Be calm and if you want you can remove the kontera from all your hubs or individual hubs at any time through your affiliate settings area. I am not earning 50 dollars in a month up until now and that is why my earnings with kontera are such less.

One more thing to add, I saw while checking out my kontera account keyword and url section that the kewords and urls which are performing better are different when compared with my adsense account.

Both Adsense and Kontera have different type of systems and they work in a different pattern. I am pretty sure that some people will be earning more from Kontera than Adsense. It is a big thing. I will research over it but I am not getting a clue from where to start.

If anyone has got a clue about that, please let me know in the comments.

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

I wouldn't have found this out if I hadn't read this hub of yours. I think I should wait for a while before I display kontera on my hubs as I'm not at the $50/mo mark yet.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Does anyone make money from Kontera? I sure don't. I'm ready to pull the plug on them. The ads clutter up my compositions; if there's no payoff then it's hardly worth it.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

nicomp, you do not need to turn off your Kontera ads now because Kontera has modified their policy and now each and every dollar you earn from them is yours and also it has been made clear in various forums and articles on the net that Kontera ads do not interfere with our google ads. Best of luck. One more thing to add, log into your kontera account, click "help", and send an email to kontera staff asking them how much you have earned since joining Kontera or since your last payment.


stable mats 6 years ago

Added Kontera to 11 of my 'adsense' blogs, each getting an average of £3.66 per week over the last twelve weeks. One week later, Kontera $1.34 in clicks commission for 961 impressions. Google Adsense Revenue dropped to £2.61 per site. Not happy; Kontera Clicks could have been Adsense clicks earning a damn site more. To those, like me, looking for ways to increase earnings from their sites, all I can say is that Kontera may cost you money rather than make it! beepy1968.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot stable mats for sharing your personal experience and earnings about Kontera and the problems you have faced with them.


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I had no idea about this one. Looks like its time i activate kontera on my hubs again on a trial basis for a week and see how much i would be earning before deciding on if i should keep it or not.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Anamika for your comment. I will also check out my Kontera earnings and see if it is giving me good profits or to keep it or not. According to hubpages, any person earnings 50 dollars or more per month with hubs can keep Kontera ads on but even after making 100's of dollars when I checked it a few days before, it was only giving a few clicks and few earnings. I am not sure what is the problem with them. I think Kontera is beneficial for hubbers who have more than 500 hubs published.


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sparkster 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for the info, I've just signed up for Kontera. I like the advertising method and I've clicked on those ad links many times thinking they were links provided by the author therefore I would think that clicks are encouraged slightly more.

My Kontera account is showing that I've had no impressions though when my Hubpages account is showing plenty of impressions on the hubs that contain Kontera ad-links.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

That's the main problem which is happening with everyone. For example if your adsense page impressions will be 5000 for one day than your kontera page impressions will be only 900 to 1000. I am also having the same type of problem. I think this is with every hubber that's why each and everyone is opting out of kontera ads.


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sparkster 6 years ago from United Kingdom

I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but the Kontera ads on my hubs have magically turned into Vibrant ads - so what's the deal? Are they really the same company or has Hubpages decided to use Vibrant instead due to their higher accuracy and pay rates?


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Sparkster, I think you are new to hubpages. Kontera is an old affiliate program of hubpages and has been there for many months or may be years. When you log into your hubpages account, you are not able to see kontera ads but when you are logged out, you can see those vibrant or magical ads. Displaying kontera ads on your hubs is optional which you can do by turning it on or off in your affiliate settings page via your my account section.

Kontera ads are low in performance and value and it is your personal decision whether you want kontera on your hubs or not.


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DGS Choudhury 6 years ago

Did Kontera take away any earnings less than $5 in a month! Ok that was something to worry about! Well...all is good now!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Mr. Choudhury kontera used to do it previously but due to this, there were many kontera users who took off their ads from their blogs and then Kontera had to remove that useless policy. Thanks to the power of public, all is well now.


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catman3000 6 years ago from England, UK

I dont think Kontera ads are worth it. My maximum cost per click is about 1 cent. That is very poor.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Kontera works poor for people who have less page impressions but for people who have more than 20000 page impressions per day get a lot of benefit. I am not in this category. I am not able to earn a single payment from Kontera up until today.


Kevin 5 years ago

I am trying Kontera again for the first time in a few years. The last time I used it I found that the earnings were negligible and I was better off with Google. I am hoping that this time around they will perform better then they have in the past.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

No buddy, I can't agree anymore with this. I have removed Kontera ads from all my hubs and it is best if they go out from your pages also. They are just good for nothing.


Chirag Swadia 4 years ago

I just started using kontera replacing infolinks

Now lest see how much i earn through kontera on my blog

http://www.guestblog.in


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stop kontera scam

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