I’ve been using Text Link Ads on a number of my established websites and blogs and I must say that I’ve had some very good results.
So what are “Text-Link-Ads? Well, publishers can sign up for an account and then submit their websites or blogs to Text Link Ads. Sites are approved or rejected almost immediately through their automated site checking system.
If your site qualifies for the program you can add some code to your site that will allow any links that advertisers have purchased on your site to be shown. Text Link Ads can be displayed on the same pages as Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher network and other contextually served ads since Text Links Ads are not a contextual product.
You can have Text Link ads either automatically approved on your site, or you can request that you be allowed to approve any link requests prior to them being added to your site.
It’s very important that when you add one of your sites to the Text Link Ads system that you take the time to fill out a good site description. Remember, you are competing with a number of other publishers for the advertisers attention. Once you’ve listed your site it will be added to the Text Link Ads directory where advertisers can browse through the listings and choose which sites they’d like to publish their links on.
Links may be purchased on your site for as little as a few days to a whole month. If the advertisers like your site and how their link has been performing on your site they will often renew their purchase each month.
Each link is sold for a minimum of $25 per link. You will be paid half of that price, and Text Link Ads will keep the other half for their part in creating the code for your site and securing an advertiser for you.
You can run as little as one to as many as 10 to 12 text link ads at one time on your site, and you may also add text link ads to WordPress feeds.
If you’re site has some PR, a number of other sites linking to it, and has also achieved a decent Alexa and Technorati ranking it will likely be accepted into the system. If you try to add a site and they don’t accept it right away don’t worry, they keep track of your rejected site and if it does achieve enough rank to qualify they will add it to their system for you.
You can also use affiliate text links or badges on your site. You can earn $25 for referring a new publisher or advertisers to text link ads.