After a week of putting Widgetbucks on my blogs, I can finally conclude that the switch I made from Amazon to Widgetbucks is the right decision. The click-thru rate (CTR) of the advertisement is high, almost comparable to Adsense when placed at an optimal position. And the earning potential? I already earned $20+ even if I placed the ads on a low CTR position (below the fold and at the footer). The amount per click is higher than Google Adsense too. Let’s just say that the amount I earned on Widgetbucks ($20+) will just give me a measly $8 to $10 on Adsense for that same number of clicks on that same blog. Of course, I can’t divulge exact figures here because those are against the policy, so, all these values are estimates, just to give you a hint of what’s going on.
Now, I decided to optimize Widgetbucks ad placement to get a much higher CTR than last week. If you check my textmates blog, I already put Widgetbucks ad inside the post of the permalink pages. Hopefully, it gives more bucks. An extra $20+ per week is better than nothing that Amazon gave me last year. Hehehe. Hopefully, after the tweaks I made, it becomes $20 per day.
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