Review of Text Link Ads
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Text Link Ads REVIEW
Text Link Ads Quick Facts:
Text Link Ads Review
Text Link Ads, also known as TLA, is a large text link ad marketplace that, as their name implies, specializes in text link ad units as well as in-text ads and is one of over a hundred such programs we review on experienced-people.co.uk.
Their text link ad units are served as static HTML links through banners and boxes of various IAB-compliant sizes while their newly introduced content-relevant inLinks are dynamically generated based on each website's content and appear on pages as double-underlined or otherwise hyperlinked keywords or phrases. Their ads can be run alongside other ad networks as long as TLA remains the sole provider of static HTML advertisements.
TLA publishers are treated to a 50% revenue share, monthly payments and a plethora of many other small but welcome payment conveniences such as the ability to turn your publisher revenue into advertiser credits (plus bonus) with TLA vouchers; an interesting choice for webmasters who are both publishers and advertisers to the network. Moreover, advertisements are priced on a flat rate for a 30 day period, so earnings are not (directly) dependent on clicks or impressions of the current month.
Installation consists of manual code insertion in each page publishers want the ads to appear and due to their payment model managing the whole process is surprisingly easy and hands-free. Their in-house control tools are basic but functional and tie in nicely with advertiser control tools for publishers who are also advertisers. Support is decent and easily reachable through telephone, email or the network's online contact form. Moreover, their FAQ is quite detailed and explains every aspect of TLA clearly and eloquently.
Text Link Ads are not particularly newbie-friendly as applying publishers need at least PR3 to join and the network emphasizes a lot on Alexa ranking as a general indicator of site desirability for advertisers to sell their ads to.
Publishers from all around the web report decent earnings from TLA and the network has received generally positive reviews and comments. The network is particularly praised for their large and varied ad marketplace as well as their overall good quality.
All in all, while they only provide two types of ads and offer no "hot" deals or high-tech solutions, all Text Link Ads services are overall decent and the results they yield are almost always above the market average. New publishers should not consider joining TLA (even if they barely reach the minimum requirements) but owners of middle-sized websites may find a stable, reliable and hands-off monetization solution in TLA's ad services. 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 Text Link Ads at our Text Link Ads forum thread.
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