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Make Money Online With Kontera ContentLink

written by John Chow on May 23, 2007

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Kontera ContentLink is one of John’s top money makers and can be a very good income source for bloggers. One problem that many Kontera publishers run into is that the ContentLink JavaScript will sometimes link to bold and heading text. John has previously discussed some ways to optimize Kontera ContentLink, but in order to prevent bolded text from being included in ContentLink, he suggested using a text filter span.

<span name=KonaFilter>Any text within the span will not get spidered for
ContentLink</span>

This solution does indeed work, but what if you have hundreds of posts already published on your site? No one wants to go in and manually edit a boatload of posts just to add in a span tag for bolded text.

Automate Bold Text Exclusion In ContentLink

I contacted Kontera and asked them to provide a better solution. Lucky for us, the Kontera team is very responsive and the developers were able to quickly add an enhancement to address this issue. If you would like to automatically exclude bolded text from ContentLink, just add the following line of code into your ContentLink JavaScript block.

var dc_isBoldActive= ‘no’ ;

I have implemented this enhancement on my site, WesleyTech, and I no longer have any bold text being linked by Kontera. This solution should make ContentLink exclude any text wrapped in the following tags: <b>, <strong>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>. Happy ContentLinking! -Wes

Sign Up Kontera ContentLink

Kontera ContentLink allows you to make money from advertising without giving up any current advertising spots. Their technology reads your post and turns certain words into an ad. The highlighted words are double underline and an ad pops up when you hover over it. Normally Kontera requires a site have a minimum 500,000 page views per month before being accepted into the program. However, John has a partnership with Kontera that will allow smaller blogs to use their ContentLink service.

Fill out the application and enter “John Chow Kontera partnership” into the Comments field. The application is sent to John’s personal account representative. He will approve you based on your blog content and not your traffic level. This is a great way to use a service that is normally only available to high traffic sites.

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{ 47 comments }

Dj Flush May 23, 2007 at 7:21 pm

OH well I did not know about this one :smile:

Thanks for telling :lol:

Wesley Novack May 24, 2007 at 6:27 am

I’m glad you guys all enjoyed my guest post! :cool:

dot info domain May 24, 2007 at 6:34 am

well done, wesley

great info

i will apply for the contentlink via jc

thanks

Nomar May 30, 2007 at 2:39 am

Good job on posting

Casey May 23, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for this post! I have applied to Kontera using your application. I have a small blog but it is pretty good. Hopefully, it will make the cut!

joe May 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm

does john have less then 500,000 pageviews per month? im just wondering if he meets konteras requirements.

Matt Huggins May 23, 2007 at 7:54 pm

This is awesome news, thanks for sharing!

Tyler Ingram May 23, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Nice to know they did this. I found it a bit annoying when things in bold or headers were content linked ;)

Though I had to scrap the Kontera links on my site, I just don’t get the traffic to keep them around. Who knows.. perhaps one day :)

dot info domain May 24, 2007 at 6:35 am

you should keep them there

i need to apply for an account now

Alwitt May 23, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Hi John,

Just want to notify you that I’ve signed up for Kontera ContentLink and filled out the application and entered “John Chow Kontera partnership” into the Comments field.

Hope you will approve my application. Thanks for the chance, John…

Mark May 23, 2007 at 8:25 pm

What kind of CPM rates can one expect from Kontera?

John Chow May 23, 2007 at 8:48 pm

All any network, your mileage will vary. Anywhere from $1 to $5 CPM. I’m averaging $3.00.

Aaron Cook May 24, 2007 at 12:18 am

That’s right about where I am. Well, $2.75 to be exact. But that’s only recently. Before my Effective CPM was down around 90 cents. Yikes! :shock:

My New Choice May 26, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Wow, this is an area where I have the Evil John Chow beat. Too bad my traffic is less and he still earns a ton more than me. :mrgreen:

Daniel May 23, 2007 at 9:09 pm

I only made $5 with Kontera thus far. The problem with it is that you need A LOT of traffic to make some money out of it.

Steve Yu May 23, 2007 at 9:44 pm

I am less than yours. :cry:

derek May 26, 2007 at 9:34 pm

From my experience with Kontera on my two blogs, there were two keys to Kontera success and that is why I ended up removing the ads from my one site.

Dog Breed Information May 23, 2007 at 9:20 pm

I think for the April totals Kontra almost passed Adsense. I think they were within $100 of each other. I’d like to add it to my site soon.

MillionDollarJourney.com May 23, 2007 at 9:22 pm

I tried Kontera for a week and rolled in around $5 from it. I decided to take it off the site as I found it a bit too invasive on the reader experience.

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:26 am

hmm, that’s true

Success Online May 23, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Thanks for the tip. I will have to get that updated shortly and keep that spider crawling anywhere but my titles!

Law of Attraction May 23, 2007 at 9:45 pm

i am using Kontera..thanks to you John !! And my revenues are extremely low currently but so is my traffic 300/day But slow and steady …its gonna be there..Ohh i got selected by review me..:D

Swapw May 23, 2007 at 9:46 pm

John,

Today’s post is a great tip on the automated Text Exclusion, I think this is something many of us bloggers wants to eliminate.

-Swapw

website copywriter May 24, 2007 at 12:42 am

That’s good to know; thanks for pointing that out. How does it feel to be a guest author on JC dot com, Wes? :smile:

Wesley Novack May 24, 2007 at 10:04 am

Fun fun fun! :wink:

Michael May 24, 2007 at 4:17 am

I stopped using them because too many links were close together.

One BLOG post would have 6 links and the one under it would have 1 or 2. It made my BLOG look junky havine too many links so close together.

If they can spread out the links better I might give them a second try.

Michael

Deborah Ng May 24, 2007 at 4:26 am

I love Kontera. I use it for three of my blogs, and though I had low expectations, I’m enjoying good success.

Thanks for the tip!

Deb

iShout May 24, 2007 at 4:59 am

John ! how about an interview at http://i-shout.blogspot.com? I’ll be pleased!

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:23 am

well, pay jc 400 first

Lance May 24, 2007 at 5:20 am

Thanks for the tips, I always have content link double line on my Title. This is good

Derrich May 24, 2007 at 6:22 am

I’ve got an issue where the span filter isn’t removing my ads from some posts viewed with FireFox. Very weird. I’ve got an email in to Mike to hopefully resolve this issue as well.

Amanda May 24, 2007 at 7:19 am

I joined Kontera but everyone hated it :(

Ravi May 24, 2007 at 9:27 am

I haven’t got much success with Kontera compared to adsense

Ravi

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:21 am

it takes time

take it slow

Mike Panic May 24, 2007 at 1:24 pm

For my blog, it did almost nothing as far as income, if anything, it drove readers away. From my research, most people think they are annoying. I took them off after the first month.

Chicago 2016 May 24, 2007 at 8:57 pm

John, I was wondering if you could check out any “news” sites and perhaps even rate them in terms of how they place their ads. (They don’t have to be big reviews, but who’s doing a good job and who’s not doing so hot.) I’d be curious to hear what you think.

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:19 am

john’s too busy to do that

Chicago 2016 May 24, 2007 at 8:58 pm

Sorry for the nagging post.

Stine May 25, 2007 at 1:48 am

Aha – so that’s it… I kept running into Kontera on sites that I never thought would have that kind of traffic, and I just didn’t get it. Thanks, I might give it a shot!

Anuj Seth May 25, 2007 at 5:58 am

I wrote about Kontera about 3 months back on my blog. Its really a nice service and can make you some good money.

http://onlinepresence.blogsailor.com/2007/02/23/web-advertising-kontera-contentlink/

Wolf Stone May 25, 2007 at 9:01 am

I just signed up under John’s referral..lets see if i get approved !!

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:18 am

good luck

Monetize Your Blog May 25, 2007 at 10:17 am

can you use one account on multiple websites

Nicholas (kc8ual) May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Yeah, I made the cut. Thanks again John. I have Kontera on my main blog. I also contacted them to add Kontera to my other (17) blogs that I post at every day, plus my video sites (5) and forums (5).

The sites actually belong to my friend but I do all the work and since all 3 AdSense slots are used up on most I had to find an alternative. I will run it passed my friend today since I am going over to pick up 2 weeks pay ($40 LOL its alot in the Philippines) for maintaining his sites. He will probably go for it. Anyway been up for 27 hours straight and its time for bed.

Latter and thanks again

Nick

Blogging with Desi Baba June 3, 2007 at 4:31 am

Kontera seems like a good source of revenue but the ads, that are placed within the content, seems to interfere and lower the user experience.

Kraig Grayson June 6, 2007 at 12:57 pm

I really enjoyed reading your article. Seeing that you highly recommend Kontera, I am definitely going to give it a try.

Mike Zak June 10, 2007 at 11:37 am

I’ve just signed up for the programs a few weeks ago, and am using it, and I guess it doesn’t make much negative effect, but really, if I’m getting 7 cents per click, that’s a good click.
So it’s not really worth to anybody who doesn’t have tons of visitors every day.