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Please Discontinue Kontera

  1. Whitney05 profile image67
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    There have been many issues with Kontera, and after disabling the ads, my Adsense drastically increased. That's great, but when they refuse your money and take money from you, as well as tell you differing terms than what is listed, there is a problem.

    Current situation

    I will no longer be discussing the above situation, but I would like to add that this is not the first problem I've had with Kontera refusing full payment. They have shorted me a few bucks before, but this is ridiculous.

    I've seen many others post on HP forums with similar money/payout issues with Kontera.

    1. carpesomediem profile image60
      carpesomediemposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I utilized Kontera when it first was introduced here and immediately noticed a drop in AdSense revenue.  Kontera's interfact continuously froze, logged me out and even just failed to load the simple reports I needed to see earnings and other data.  That was within 10 days and I've stopped using it since then, my AdSense has increased since then and has only continued to grown.

      With the continued complaints of hubbers, I see no reason to continue such a program when it is clearly causing more hassle and harm than good.

  2. thranax profile image59
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I have a feeling many want this.


  3. JessicaR1211 profile image62
    JessicaR1211posted 7 years ago

    From beginning to end, Kontera is awful. I would never use them again.

  4. bgpappa profile image86
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    For the record, I discontinued them myself.  Not enough revuenue for an annoying look on my articles.  Plus, they don't want to pay anthing out apparently.  Why bother dealing with this?

    1. babedoll50 profile image61
      babedoll50posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Im sure glad I read this.  You totally helped me make a decision.

  5. expectus profile image87
    expectusposted 7 years ago

    I am totally turned off Kontera, especially when they cant even pay people who generate so many views and clicks for them, its just wrong

  6. alexd181 profile image60
    alexd181posted 7 years ago

    There are other in-text ad services out there. There might be some better than Kontera, but of the ones I've tried in-text ads don't seem to earn much at all.

  7. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I took kontera off a few months back, I found it a waste of space.

    1. anime_nanet profile image61
      anime_nanetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did exactly the same and don't regret it one bit.

  8. soni2006 profile image47
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for posting this message. This is really necessary. I just shut down Kontera on all my hubs because Kontera is not transparent about their polices and rules and even it is very difficult to check actually how much money you have earned from it and what amount of money rolled over to the next month.. The most disgraceful policy of Kontera is to not roll over earnings below 5 dollars to the next month. I think a person will earn 100s of dollars from Adsense before getting his/her first 100-dollar payout from Kontera.

  9. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    You know, if you are going to have some sort of legal confrontation with Kontera, Whitney, making public statements that are against them are actually a bad idea vs keeping quiet.

    1. Singular Investor profile image79
      Singular Investorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Kontera are a disgrace why they are allowed on hubpages I don't know. They have a Clause 4.2 (aka Catch 4.2) that states that if you make less than $5 in a month then Kontera will keep that for themselves thank you very much. Lots of people have had problems with Kontera see here - netmonetization.com/2009/03/kontera-ugly-truth.html - particularly the comments at the end

      Kontera's Clause 4.2 States
      4.2 Payment Terms ............ Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Revenue Share for any given month is five dollars ($5) or less, Kontera shall not be liable to the Publisher for any such payment.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting read, thanks for sharing, definitely best avoided.  It's a shame that these online companies are allowed to put whatever they like in their terms and conditions, even if logically speaking such things should be illegal.

  10. tommywong profile image61
    tommywongposted 7 years ago

    thanks for share out your experiences, if not i still wondering kontera can give us opportunity to earn.

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Same thing happened to me. I shut down Kontera and my Adsense revenue immediately improved. But Kontera kept the money I'd earned there. It wasn't much money, but it was enough for a movie and a burger that now they will be having, not me.

    Also, I was CONSTANTLY getting locked out of their site. I swear it happened every third time I checked my revenue.

    I'll never use Kontera again.

  12. Shil1978 profile image90
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    Definitely not worth it. I turned them off a long time ago.

  13. Kidgas profile image79
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    I have seen various threads on Kontera and appreciate the information.  I had turned them off in response to this info.  Thanks much.

  14. dabeaner profile image59
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    I also found Kontera much more trouble than it was worth on some regular websites I had a year or so ago.  And just another thing to slow down page loads.  (Got enough of them already, like a certain South American jungle.)

  15. freelanceauthor profile image60
    freelanceauthorposted 7 years ago

    Good thing I was not able to signed up with Kontera because it refused to accept my verification code even if they were absolutely correct

  16. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    I'm getting irritated. Here goes request number 2 to Kontera for my revenue accrued so far. I know I'm close to payout but I can't access last years revenue.
    My last email to them was ignored.
    Not very professional.

  17. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I just disabled them after reading this post!! Maybe my adsense will rise..