orly chitikaI don’t know if its that time of the month for me or what but I have 3 rant postings for 3 different companies over the next 3 days. You have been warned.

I don’t think any regular reader of shoemoney.com would be surprised to know I am not a fan of Chitika.. Well I stumbled onto this job posting where they make some pretty incredible claims.

In this job posting Chitika claims:

We are currently ranked No. 235 in the top sites online

Interesting cause Alexa shows you at 13,000.

Here is shoemoney vs chitika – ok thats not fair cause everyone knows anything search engine rocks alexa so lets compare a similar market how about chitika vs text-link-ads hrmmm well flukes can happen how about chitika vs AdBrite hrmphhh…… 235 most visited site on the net.

Chitika is the No 2 player in blog monetization (after Big G)

Did you forget a zero? seriously I would put you maybe in the top 20… I think text-link-ads, textlinkbrokers, adbrite, intelletext, Yahoo Publisher Network and others might have a stake at your 2nd biggest player claim.

The Chitika Ad Network (http://chitika.com/) currently serves over 12,000+ publishers

O – R L Y that is interesting… I wonder if me and the 5000 other people that left you after you ripped us off you still count as publishers

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

10 thoughts on “O RLY Chitika ???!?!? Day 1 of 3 rantings”
  1. The only reason they got anywhere was because of the two tier element and because you could run them with adsense. And because everyone was excited and they were new they broke down a little of the ad blindless. This advantage has gone and you’re left with a system that tells you there’s clicks when they’re invalid… DON’T REPORT THEM TO US YOU FOOLS UNLESS YOU’RE GOING TO PAY THEM. Filter out your own bad traffic before showing the ads Mr Chitika not after we’ve displayed them

    Then they thank everyone by auditing them to death. There’s no real way to split test ads with them, unless you’re willing to do it over a month.

  2. Chikita (or whatever the hell they are called) was good for about a week… then they created a new term called “curiousity clicks”. What click isn’t based on curiousity? I stopped using them shortly after… so count me in as one of those 5000 that remains registered, but will never use their service again….

  3. Hey Buddy, the “http://text-link-brokers.com/” link seems to be going to a parked page at Godaddy.

    I have tried these guys also but had nothing but trouble and headaches.

  4. I love rants!

    Chitika is just playing the “we’re using lists you don’t know about” game where they make claims and then pull out some 8th tier list using some archaic popularity scoring. It’s a joke… when the started auditing people and reducing earnings by 90% without a good explanation, you knew you couldn’t trust them and in this game, trust is everything.

  5. haha that was funny at least!

    I never played with chikita ads, but I will definetely be careful now

  6. It’s interesting how far Chitika has fallen in the eyes of content providers. I remember when ProBlogger was pushing them heavily.

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