How To: Converting Kontera to Single Lines

In the past we’ve talked a bit about Kontera, which is a company that sells in-text advertising.  I’ve used Kontera in the past and had some luck with them, but I found over time that it wasn’t enough income to warrant how much it annoyed some of my readers.   Therefore, I ended up removing it.

With that said, I know a lot of people still continue to use Kontera as a way to make money online.   If this sounds like you, you may consider making a small adjustment to your Kontera code to only display a single line, instead of the double lines people use by default.  This should help your ads to blend better with your website.

In order to do this, all you need to do is make a small adjustment to the code:

var dc_single_line = 'yes';

Disclaimer: As with anything like this, you’ll want to contact Kontera before trying this to confirm it can be used for your account.  This way you are not at risk of having your account banned.   If your links are not underlined, there is a good chance you will get approved.

Make Money Online with Kontera's In-Text Advertising

I’ve been using ContentLink from Kontera on this site for a few weeks now and so far I am pleased with the results, but there is always room for improvements. John Chow has posted some useful tips on how to make money online with Kontera.

Keep ContentLink To The Content Body
When I first set up Kontera on The TechZone, a flash banner from Ultra blocked the ContentLink advertisement. This is a common problem with flash ads. If you have any banner that blocks off the Kontera ContentLink, then get that fix. If people cannot read the full ad, they will not click on it.

My favorite tip is targeting your advertisements. It requires a minimal amount of coding knowledge. Simply paste the following code at the beginning of your content where you want the advertisements:

<div class=KonaBody>

Now just close the div tag where you want the advertisements to stop. You’ll want to do this in your Main Index Template, Page Template, Single Post Template, Search Results Page, Archives Page, 404 Page, and whatever other templates you may have that will be showing the advertisement This will help you avoid seeing ContentLink advertisements in your sidebar, on your banner, or in your footer.

You’ll also find tips to keep your article titles from being spidered, and how to adjust the colors of your links.

As a reminder, if you have less than 500,000 page views a month, you can now apply for ContentLink through John Chow’s special promotion to get approved.

Make Money Online with Kontera’s In-Text Advertising

I’ve been using ContentLink from Kontera on this site for a few weeks now and so far I am pleased with the results, but there is always room for improvements. John Chow has posted some useful tips on how to make money online with Kontera.

Keep ContentLink To The Content Body
When I first set up Kontera on The TechZone, a flash banner from Ultra blocked the ContentLink advertisement. This is a common problem with flash ads. If you have any banner that blocks off the Kontera ContentLink, then get that fix. If people cannot read the full ad, they will not click on it.

My favorite tip is targeting your advertisements. It requires a minimal amount of coding knowledge. Simply paste the following code at the beginning of your content where you want the advertisements:

<div class=KonaBody>

Now just close the div tag where you want the advertisements to stop. You’ll want to do this in your Main Index Template, Page Template, Single Post Template, Search Results Page, Archives Page, 404 Page, and whatever other templates you may have that will be showing the advertisement This will help you avoid seeing ContentLink advertisements in your sidebar, on your banner, or in your footer.

You’ll also find tips to keep your article titles from being spidered, and how to adjust the colors of your links.

As a reminder, if you have less than 500,000 page views a month, you can now apply for ContentLink through John Chow’s special promotion to get approved.