Post Level Text Link Ads Starting To Click


I wrote about Text Link Ads starting Post Level Text Link Ads last month. It appears the new service is off to a good start. I have already received three post level link orders.

Text Link Ads has identified a whopping 463 posts on my blog that can have post level links on it. A link on the posts cost $5 to $10 a month depending on the Google PageRank. Assuming TLA can sell out all the posts at an average price of $7, it would mean another $3,241 a month in link sales. That’s a good chunk of change (plus I’m adding new posts everyday).

The thing I like about Post Level TLA is the prices are so low it’s almost an impulse purchase. Moreover, if the advertisers buy the right posts, they can receive tremendous value for the money. For example, check out the advertiser that bought the PLTLA on my Using Life Insurance to Shelter Income post.

The link is completely related to the post. All traffic to that post comes from search engine users Googling for life insurance related keywords. The post is a PR3 so the cost for the link was just $5.00 a month. I’m pretty sure the advertiser will keep that link there for months, if not years to come. So, while the sale price maybe low, the advertiser will stick around longer and there are tons of posts to monetize vs. a limited number of normal text links. This is something that can start small and grow to a sizable income.

Because I was the beta tester for Post Level Text Links Ads, TLA used my blog as an example on their PLTLA sales page. I thought that was pretty cool. To get Post Level Text Link Ads on your blog, you must first sign up as a TLA publisher. WordPress must also power your blog because Post Level TLA only works on WordPress blogs.

83 thoughts on “Post Level Text Link Ads Starting To Click”

  1. John,
    they even used your website as a screenshot. 🙂

    1. Mubin says:

      Thats amazing man! Considering that you get about 3 posts a day, thats another 90 oppurtunities everyday!

      1. Eric says:

        Great info.. definitely something I will look into.


    2. Just more exposure for ole johnny boy!

    3. that means more traffic to john as well. free advertisement, you just can’t any better than that!

      1. john, i’m sure, with this kind of development, it won’t be long before you make $20,000 a month

  2. Amanda says:

    I think thats cool that they did this.

  3. Amanda says:

    I think thats cool that they did that

    1. SEO blog says:

      You think it’s cool that they did both this and that eh Amanda? Goin for the top commentator list are we? 😉

      1. Ali says:

        Who isn’t!

        Pu me down for this and that too 😛

      2. LOL I think this and that are cool, too! (seriously though, I think everything is just falling into place and John’s reaping everything that he sowed)

        1. Marc says:

          True, here’s hoping he gets to reap what he’s sown with Agloco 😈

  4. Matthew says:

    I woke up this morning to find a link had been sold on a post of mine. It’s the bottom amount, but still its increased TLA earnings for the month as I have 5 links + 1 post now sold. It seems to be working quite well for me.

    1. Marc says:

      Congrats Matthew, Though I’ve been fortunate enough to get some takers, I think it’s going to be a while before I see too many takers on the posts. Though I have to say that they’re an amazing opportunity for really, really targeted advertising/backlinks.

  5. uncle sha says:

    i think this is a good revenue opportunity .. i hope to bank on this too

  6. I might have to finally sign up for TLA…John do you think it would work for a blog based around my topic??? Check it out and let me know…I would really appreciate…and good luck on everything

    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t see why not. TLA has tons of categories to chose from.

  7. It will be interesting to see your May revenue. 😉

  8. Steve says:

    I guess I’ve got to get TextLinks to accept me first 😕

    1. troy says:

      How about that ?

      Offer For all Bloggers ! Review my blog/s And I will send you 2 Essential Investment books (retail price 50$) contact at realggp–@–

      1. Marc says:

        Are they essential books, essential investments or just “essential”? 😈

        1. troy says:

          Marc, since you asked… EWI (Prechter) books… 😎

    2. uncle sha says:

      it shouldn’t take that long or much requirement. my blog of 4 months old got accepted within days when applied

      good luck :mrgreen:

  9. I wonder what do you need to get accepted by Text-link-ads?

    does anyone knows?

    1. I have heard you need atleast PR4 site/blog.

      1. Thank you very much!, I am still in PR3 :(.. I will have to wait some other months

        1. John Chow says:

          Why don’t you just apply and see what they say. The worst is no, try later.

      2. yup. it is at least a PR4 blog. so too bad for bloggers like me whose blogs are just in PR2 & 3.

  10. This is a really cool and valuable new feature – valuable both for publishers and for advertisers. Thanks for pointing this out because I probably would have missed it otherwise.


  11. wow!

    I am really excited about all these new opportunities for online advertising!

  12. Raj says:

    Hey John,
    At the end of the post, your TLA signup link points to reviewme page. You may want to fix that 😛

    1. John Chow says:

      Thanks for the sharp eye. 😀

      1. haha. that means someone wants to sign up and make you a referrer John.

  13. Just another way for blogs to monetize their sites. More and more adsense will become less of a standard way of monetizing.

    1. Marc says:

      Hard to say, they just cranked out their payouts this month big time. most likely because they’re feeling the pinch as advertisers look for alternative mediums and bloggers are more than willing to participate 🙂

      We certainly haven’t heard the last of this multi-billion dollar issue 😉

  14. Is it that ‘related link’ at the bottom of the life insurance page that you’re talking about in this case? otherwise I don’t see the advertisement….

    1. SEO blog says:

      That’s it and that’s exactly what makes this ad so appealing to advertisers and publishers alike. 😈

  15. SEO blog says:

    I’d love to hear your take on Matt Cutts’ warning about selling links. Are you worried about using TLA more extensively if it ruins your rankings in Google?

    Personally I think this new form of advertising is great and allows me to get VERY targeted with my links etc but I’m not sure if I’ll be selling them myself or not.

    1. Court says:

      I don’t that anyone needs to worry about that warning with post level text links. Google simply isn’t going to find them.

      I would love to hear what he has to say about the sidewide ones.

      1. Court says:

        Sorry that was supposed to say that I don’t think that anyone needs to worry.

      2. SEO blog says:

        The thing is, Google doesn’t have to find them on their own. They’ve created a whole big posse of webmasters ratting each other out and sending in “spam” reports in regards to paid links. Someone could easily report this site for that.

        1. uh-oh john…better watch out… 😐

    2. Marc says:

      Actually it’s easier for Google to identify the buyers than the sellers 😈

    3. Money Maker says:

      That’s my biggest worry too. i really don’t like matt cutt’s stance on paid links. many of us depends on this for income

  16. I thought it was a good idea, but I’m frustrated with their site because there is very limited information available. I guess I’m just one of those people who likes to know everything up front. Maybe I should just take the leap and give it a try.

    1. try checking their blog. the information are just there.

  17. Wow… Awesome dude, what an easy money maker! Where do you have them on your site? Can see them anywhere, or do they need to be purchased individually for each post? Cool idea though, and congrats on the recent success of your PL-TLA.

    -Sam from

    1. “$3,241 a month in link sales” sounds easy. But only John knows how easy is this. Posting such top class quality post each day is not such a easy as it’s sounds.

  18. Court says:

    You mentioned that the post you put the link on was a PageRank 3. Does this mean that you will be using the service only on older posts? Most of your new posts won’t be getting PageRank for at least 3 more months. Well, I know they actually have PageRank but there won’t be a method to prove it until the next update, just a thought.

  19. HMTKSteve says:

    I signed up for this and even approved a bunch of posts for the service but, I don’t see how an advertiser find outs about this!

    Some of my posts have a PR of 6 and I would like to profit off of that!

    1. HMTKSteve says:

      I just looked into it and they list a few of my higher PR blog posts for sale!

      Yeah me!

      I only get about $25 per month for links on my site. With post level links at $5-$8 I could make some good money!

  20. SEO blog says:

    Ok, maybe I’m blind but I’m not seeing the same thing you are in that screen shot John. Do you have to install the widget to get there or what?

    1. John Chow says:

      You have to be logged into TLA and your blog must be running the latest TLA WordPress widget.

      1. SEO blog says:

        Ah! There’s the issue. I hadn’t installed the widget yet (was debating the site wide links). Thanks John!

  21. I’m waiting on text links ads reply right now for my acceptance..wish me luck john!

  22. Shaun Carter says:

    This looks like it will open up a whole new stream of income for this blog. Next stop for John… $15,000 a month!

    Congrats on uncovering another goldmine.

    1. it is what we call… “share the blessings” especially when the number of advertisers are just growing and John can’t manage to publish all the requests… (first come first serve? or higher bid gets the spot? hehe)

  23. sami says:

    I noticed that a Kontera keyword ad was higlighted on the Life Insurance ad.



  24. John Murch says:

    Looks like you will be upto a VP salary soon as a blogger!

  25. Daniel says:

    Geez, and I guess people actually click on these. Wow.

  26. Huge chunk of change LOL only someone as evil as you are can admit to something like that, John — very impressive. 😈

  27. Ma2T says:

    I have 450 available on one of my blogs, that is if I counted one page right, there are 15 pages of posts!. Most priced at $8, that could turn out to be a nice earner.

    Also, im one of the only blogs in my section that has post level.

  28. Gaban says:

    how to install this post level script? just log in TLA and i can’t see the install option for this new program 🙁

    1. John Chow says:

      You just download the Plugin and upload and replace the old Plugin. That’s it.

  29. jhay says:

    Those TLA guys are a genuis! No one wonder they wouldn’t allow the regular text links in the content/posts area. They had something in store for it, and it’s good! 😀

  30. It is a pity they don’t open the API so us developers could write our own widgets. Hopefully soon.

  31. J.D. Roth says:

    For those of you, like me, who are having trouble figuring out how to make this work:

    The instructions at TLA are not very clear, which is frustrating. Basically, you need to get the latest version of the plugin, install it to your WordPress blog, and then (and here’s the tricky part) you will see a new “Manage Posts” option on the edit listings page. Click “manage posts” and you’ll see a list of all your posts that can take post-level ads.

    From here, I suspect that you’ll get notification when an advertiser offers to sponsor a post.

    1. Mike says:

      Yeah the instructions are a little vague to say the least!

      Presumably I need to pull in a line of code on the single.php file to call the TLA stuff? Is it as simple as adding the regular TLA code to the page? Does this not affect how the sidebar ads are displayed, for example?

      I can see the “Manage Posts” option but that’s it 😐

  32. Aldo A. says:

    Hi, i know this is really late. This comment is actually to regards to the blog about the RSX-Type S. I just had a quick question, wanted to know if you knew the size of the speakers on the doors. Thanks

    Aldo A.

  33. Phishie Diaz says:

    Wow, that’s some pretty cool stuff. I was pretty excited about it until you said it only works with WordPress… =/

    I don’t like using WordPress anymore. Go Joomla!

    1. joomla is so hard to use. most bloggers only love to write. not to code.

    2. WordPress has been very user-friendly, both for seasoned and new blood bloggers. TLA has definitely been good to them.

  34. i wonder who wants to buy a link for the worlds most high tech urinal?

  35. Tony says:

    John if you want an evil way to increase the page rank of your archive its pretty simple. Make a user sitemap and link to it from your blogs main page, also from a couple of other decent pr sites get them to link to the sitemap as well. If you can get the sitemap to a pr5 or 6 then most of the pages it links to will also become pr4 or higher. That should enable you to earn more from those old archive pages.

    1. Tony says:

      John I also noticed your file now has a pr1 which while I doubt would be enough to take the blog to a pr7 it definitely could help.

  36. I liked this so much that I just bought an ad.
    Waiting to see if it passes.

  37. Mehdi says:

    I like this idea. I’m curious of the earning it will generate.

  38. James says:

    I’ll see how long it takes to see one of these sold for my blog. It took a long time before I got a regular text link customer.

  39. Heartmates says:

    My blog has got a page rank of 4. Does my blog eligible for any text link ads. Last week i had got an offer from Review me.

  40. Hari says:

    Thats great. Wish my posts get that popular too.

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