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My Kontera Experience

  1. Mikeydoes profile image77
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    I recently made some hubs that have been generating pretty good traffic. I was earning about a dollar a day on Adsense, some days $3 and some days 50 cents.

    I figured when I got to this point that I would throw it on. So I did.

    Adsense earning yesterday: 8 clicks $5 (my best day ever)
    Kontera earnings yesterday: 7 clicks $0.03

    If it did as good as adsense I would be alright, however at this moment, I should almost turn it off. However, upon looking at the ads, I really didn't think they were too overwhelming.

    I think the Kontera ads just need to be on my sites for a little, bit. Anyone know?

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image99
      Urbane Chaosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've never had any luck with Kontera, at all.. From what I understand, few people do on here.  I turned it off simply because I always made more with Google..

      1. MPG Narratives profile image59
        MPG Narrativesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've kept Kontera on but it is pretty bad. I keep thinking it might get better but its been a year now???!!! I'm not holding my breath.

        1. Urbane Chaos profile image99
          Urbane Chaosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You lasted a lot longer than I did.  I tried it for three months and after barely seeing pennies I got fed up.

    2. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I turned mine off a few months ago, They simply do not pay enough PPC. I think Kontera has potential but unless they change there program for the better, I will not use them.

      Theres nothing wrong with experimentation, but I am done with them at this point.

    3. cohenj88 profile image60
      cohenj88posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Guys,

      This is Jonathan from Kontera. I'd be more than happy to help any of you optimize your account for Kontera, please feel free to contact me at jonathanc@kontera.com .

      Kontera has an exclusive ad inventory from some of the biggest brand names in the world including Microsoft, Nintendo, L'Oreal, Ford, Sony, Pizza Hut, National Geographic, Blackberry, and more. These premium, often Rich-Media ads are the most eye catching to site visitors, offer the best possible CPC, and are only available through the Kontera network.

      If for some reason your not receiving these ads, I'd be happy to look into it.

      Regarding using Kontera and AdSense together, it generally isn't an issue. Because Kontera and AdSense are displayed in different sections of an webpage, they don't cannibalize each others ad clicks, and you can only ad to your overall ad revenue by using both.

      Additionally, because of the problem of banner blindness, where some users get so over saturated in seeing banner ads that they just start ignoring them completely, there's a whole segment of your site readers whose ad clicks you'd be missing out on completely without also using an In-Text network.     


      - Jonathan Cohen
      Kontera Community Manager

    4. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kontera earning become a question mark for me. I think rarely people get payout through Kontera.

    5. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have not used Kontera so far, but based on comments I think we are better off without it. Has anyone tried Chitika?

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        you can have chitica in shetoldme or in your own site may be but not in hp.

  2. kmackey32 profile image66
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I turned it off also...

  3. Wendy Krick profile image73
    Wendy Krickposted 7 years ago

    I turned mine off too. smile

  4. jokeapptv profile image61
    jokeapptvposted 7 years ago

    wow you all are great. i hope i can do that.

  5. Mutiny92 profile image77
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    At the Hubpages Hollywood Hubcamp, there was mention that the staff is looking at how much Kontera is cannibalizing from adsense clicks.  It will be interesting to see what happens

  6. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I turned mine off too.

  7. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I had it on for a few months but I no longer bother. You earn a pittance and whenever I visit a page with Kontera adverts I feel like I'm moving my mouse across a minefield.

    Some pro hubbers say that it takes 100,000 views/month before you earn decent money with Kontera.

    Also, Kontera used to have a policy that if you earnt less than $5 for the month, they'd keep it and it wouldn't roll over to the next month. They've changed this policy due to overwhelming pressure from users, but I think they lost a lot of people from that, too.

    1. Tarin profile image58
      Tarinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I didn't know that policy had been revised.  Maybe I'll enable Kontera.  The benefit of Kontera is completing the ultimate trio Adsense+Chitika+Kontera.

  8. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    I have seen so few positive comments on Kontera that I have never bothered to even turn it on.

    1. KristenGrace profile image59
      KristenGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same here.

    2. Mikeydoes profile image77
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I have as well, but I felt it would be dumb for me to not give it a try. And like I said, my best day of adsense just happened and it was on, so I can't say it hurts(for sure).

      I'll give it a couple more days, but like you guys I am sure, it has a possibility of taking adsense clicks away. And if I can't get money for the clicks, why would I feed Kontera.

  9. jaymelee23 profile image77
    jaymelee23posted 7 years ago

    Yeah - Kontera ads aren't worth it. They need to work on their advertising business if they want to keep publishers in my opinion. I can't name one person who has tried it out and stuck with them. hmm

  10. shabarigirish profile image71
    shabarigirishposted 7 years ago

    I used Kontera on my blog and hubpages for almost one year, It was showing less than $1 when I turned it off and started using Infolinks on my blog. I made are around $15 in 5-6 months, not very high but its better compared to Kontera.

    I read many hubbers are getting decent money through Kontera, but I think they can even earn more than 5 times if they use Infolinks. I'll be more than happy if HP provides an option to use Infolinks.

  11. Cheeky Girl profile image73
    Cheeky Girlposted 7 years ago

    I personally see Kontera as a waste of my time on Hub Pages, as Google Adsense and Amazon ads clearly are doing the business. I think Hubs are better with another company instead of Kontera. Why have they not tried do a deal with Clickbank or Linkshare, there's lots of text ad companies out there...and Apple are starting the iAds now too. People have to move with the times and will inevitably move to the greener pastures too.

  12. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    If it's making you money then why not try experimenting with it a little more. Create a blogger blog and write on niche which is getting you kontera clicks on hubpages. (You can see which URL's making you money by looking at kontera reports.)

  13. Jo Deslaurier profile image71
    Jo Deslaurierposted 7 years ago

    I was thinking about trying Kontera but I think I'll hold off until I hear something positive; other than a posting from someone working for kontera sad Thanks to all of you for the heads up!