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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:
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.
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.