Chitika Adds Alternate Ads Ability

Chitika just announced the ability to specify an alternate ad feature that has been long awaited by many publishers. If you’ve got a lot of traffic from non-supported countries or you find that Chitika is not able to find keyword targeted ads then this will really help your site. Here’s all you need to do (from the Chitika support site).

What is “Alternate URL”?
The alternate URL feature allows you to make use of your ad space in the event that Chitika is not able to show a paying eMiniMall ad (for example: traffic from non-accepted countries). In such an event, the Chitika system will redirect to the url you specify.

How to specify an “alternate URL”?
There are two ways of specifying an “alternate URL”:

  1. Code Panel: You can login to your account, click on “eMiniMalls Code” and then specify an “Alternate URL” (in the “Set Options” section)
  2. Code Hacking: For existing users who have already deployed code, you can add this line to the code (anywhere after the line with ch_client but before the line with /script). You need to replace the XXXX below with a valid URL like “http://yourdomain.com/chitika.html”.
    ch_alternate_ad_url = “XXXX”;

October’s Audited Figures Online
Log in to your Chitika account and you’ll find your October figures have been audited. It took them a while this month but I think that can be put down to the number of new publishers using eMiniMalls.

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