Review of InLinks
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Disclaimer: This review was compiled in June 2012, but this is the
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InLinks Quick Facts:
InLinks only serves static in-text link advertisements so, naturally, customization options are rather limited. As expected, all their ads pay CPC commissions and publishers are paid flat rates per month per ads sold. These rates are not specified beforehand and ads are priced by the network's proprietary algorithm that factors in the theme and the traffic volume of each websites as well as market demand.
Payments are sent out on a NET 30 schedule and InLinks supports PayPal, check and payoneer as their payment methods. Minimum payout is $25 and the network shares 50% of revenue with their publishers.
Their setup and control tools are designed to accommodate blog platform publishers and are particularly easy to use. Installation is handled through plugins, widgets or scripts specifically made for WordPress, Movable Type, Drupal, Joomla, ExpressEngine VBulletin and Ruby on Rails platforms; impressive array of options there! Reporting tools are basic but do the job and generally installing and managing InLinks' ads requires minimal effort from the publisher which can be considered a plus for many.
Support is above average and the program's FAQs are brief but OK, given the network only serves in-text links.
The main (and probably) only disadvantage of InLinks can be said to be their ad inventory. As mentioned earlier ads are static and the network is not particularly large, with limited inventory when compared to other in-text link networks. A positive thing is that the network's ads can be used alongside any other networks' ads, even other in-text links; InLinks doesn't mind at all, just make sure the other ad networks don't mind either!
In our opinion, InLinks seems like a decent ad network but achieving high fill rates with them might be an unrealistic goal. Good news is that you can use InLinks ads alongside dynamically-generated in-text ads from other ad networks so InLinks may be a good choice as a secondary ad network. Read about other monetizing programs at experienced-people.co.uk/1200-make-money-from-websites/ and you can leave your own comments and feedback about this program at our InLinks forum thread.
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