I saw them too. Funny thing is, the link options below the ads says chitika and opt out. I was angry because I did not 'opt in' in the first place, plus getting banned from adsense still hurts. I have gone over to chitika to apply with my hubpages url. I hope I have not gone too fast?
There's been no formal announcement, that I am aware of. So it might be either a test-phase apart of the HubAd (DoubleClick affiliation) or independent. I can only hope it is the later, as Google cut me off nearly days after joining HubPages. And the requirement to have Google account to qualify for HubAds, has rendered revenue on my hubs null-void. Which is the reason I deleted 100 hubs and changed accounts.
Was Chitika an ad program we had on Hubs in the past and it was removed as it was not working well for HubPages or the writers here? Or was that another type of ad. I know there was an alternative to Adsense when I joined, but I cannot remember its name. It was one that I never signed up for but I think it put links into your text.
Well, I'm for it if it is used part of the ad program. I hope they continue to use adsense along with the Chitika. Only once in a while do I do anything from adsense. I make more on the the Hubpages ad program. I wonder if they change the placement of adsense ads if that would help us? I kind of wish we could place our own adsense where we would like it. I think that would help. Just a comment
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