I seach Kontera sucks in Google. It seems like a whole lot of people agree with me. Kontera ContentLink sucks. Big time.
In a bid to use more ways in monetizing my websites, 2 months ago, June 1st to be exact, I added Kontera ContentLink to one of my website. Mind you, this is one with higher number of visitors and pageviews.
First impression is: Kontera sucks. After I installed the code from Kontera, there is nothing in my website that can show me the code is already installed properly. But Kontera says it’s normal as they take time to crawl the site in order to show appropriate ads. Fine with me.
The first few days after I put Kontera code in the website, the impression is still: Kontera sucks. There is still no sign of any ads being displayed. Logging into Publisher Center, it shows zero ads impressions.
After nearly a week, finally the Publisher Center registers some earnings. And links are showing up in the website too. Good grief. It might be working after all, I thought. There isn’t really much pageviews yet, but some is better than none.
And then, the Publisher Center started to record higher number of pageviews. It isn’t as much as registered at Google Analytics, but I’m quite satisfied with about slightly less than half of the Analytics pageview.
The earning still sucks, but up to this point, I was not really concerned about the earning, or the eCPM yet. Kontera said they need the 2 weeks time to learn about my site.
For the first one to two weeks, the algorithms behind Kontera ContentLinks are going through an automatic optimization process to “learn” all of your existing content.
So to be fair, I give them more time to work on the earning part. I waited day in and out. To be frank, I wasn’t expecting anything nearly as much as Google Adsense earning. For Kontera to give me earning of 10% from Adsense revenue would be considered satisfactory for me.
Alas, that seems too much to ask for. 3 weeks after I installed the code, there is still no change in the eCPM. If any, it seems to be dropping.
I’m not going to sell any more of my pageview for 1c eCPM (that’s 1000 impression for 1 cent). I had to make a cruel decision, and pulled out Kontera ads from my site.
How about you? Do you have any experience with Kontera? Are you currently using it on your blog? Let us know in the comment below.