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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.
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.
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.
From beginning to end, Kontera is awful. I would never use them again.
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?
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
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.
I took kontera off a few months back, I found it a waste of space.
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.
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.
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.
thanks for share out your experiences, if not i still wondering kontera can give us opportunity to earn.
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.
I have seen various threads on Kontera and appreciate the information. I had turned them off in response to this info. Thanks much.
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.)
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
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.
I just disabled them after reading this post!! Maybe my adsense will rise..
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