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  1. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    We are currently running a test of Vibrant intext ads.  Vibrant works similarly to Kontera.  We will only be running the Vibrant ads in the HubPages share of impressions on hubs that have Kontera enabled (in place of Kontera).

  2. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    How long do you think you'll have the ads running before you have enough info to report back on the results?

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Intext ads are always hated by visitors.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i have to agree. whenever i stumble upon articles on the web that have them, i stop reading because i feel it is just a 'land mine' of keywords, and i felt that way before HubPages. too distracting, which is why i don't use Kontera ads on my hubs.

  4. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    So are you getting rid of Kontera and using Vibrant instead?

  5. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    ^----That decision is probably based on test results

    http://www.vibrantmedia.com/  they look better than Kontera, strong advertiser base

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Does anybody here have any experience with them? From what I read it seems that you need really high volume to be successful.

    1. Whitney05 profile image83
      Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same with Kontera. You don't really get good results unless you have high traffic volume. In most cases, they don't benefit you. That's probably going to be the same with all contextual ads.

      The only thing I'd like to see in a contextual ad is that they're relevant to the page. Kontera pulls a keyword say 'grass' in a hub about feeding tortoises, and puts an ad about dead grass or something random to the keyword.

  7. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    heres a small case study:

    http://www.chrisguthrie.net/konteras-co … -prevails/

    He says something I agree with "that he only displayed the ads to guests because he felt that intext is to obtrusive"

    i agree, I experimented w/ intext on my bigger sites and ending up feeling is was damaging to my return rate and made me lose credibility

    as a viewer, I hate those with a passion but never used adblock plus because Its my business to see ads, found this eventually that let me blacklist certain networks wink


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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I know that I hate these kinds of ads and usually won't stay on a site with them unless the content is spectacular and necessary.

    In all honesty it's not the kind of new monetization strategy I was hoping for. I've never had any luck with Kontera on any of my sites. Even high content - high traffic.