In case you missed it, we recently joined the ranks of those creating applications for Facebook. Chitika's new application iBought was created for people to show off the products they recently purchased. Now with a growing number of users (100+ so far), we're creating ways for people to incorporate revenue streams through Facebook.
Interactive is Chitika's middle name. Along with our interactive product services like eMiniMalls, we just had to make sure that in all we do, we include interactive features. Our latest interactivity? The Chitika Family page, a fun way for you to (literally) interact with some of Chitika's front end team members. Click an image to start!
NEW WINNER! Ian of everythingusb.com has been on top of the latest developments of Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology since 2002. In the last two years everythingusb.com received recognition from many leading publications, including The New York Times & USA Today. Now Ian can add Chitika's Creative Creations winner to his list of accomplishments! Ian found that by customizing his Chitika | RPU's (Related Product Units) his CTR experienced quite a boost!
"We gave away 200 prizes which included gift certificates just to name one. Some lucky advertisers even got free leads to test drive our network!"
Chitika SPHERE, Chitika's official forum opened exclusively for publishers in October 2006. SPHERE became a great place for members to exchange tips & tricks and get to know each other. Among the most popular and visited sections of SPHERE was 'Submit your URL for Expert Optimizations' with 590 Posts and 54159 views, our most successful approach to help our publishers increase their revenue.
Chitika has taken the first step to estimate the revenue in the blogosphere. In our Blog Dollars Study we have estimated that $500 million has been generated within the top 50k blogs in 2006. Jump in on the active discussion now on TechCrunch, your feedback is highly encouraged! This study was done as the first of more to come in the future. We will continue to update the revenue in the blogosphere using richer data.
When deciding how to monetize your blog/website there are always questions that pop into your mind. Among the most popular is, "Can I use these services together?" Something you can keep in mind: Chitika allows their publishers to use any of their products with any other service.
When Chitika rocketed into the blogosphere, eMiniMalls was considered competition for Adsense, but the truth is Chitika complements Adsense quite nicely.
One important thing all RPU users have in common right now is how something so simple works so beautifully on their site.
"It was actually pretty easy to implement. And I am not surprised because it's a very simple effective concept." - Luigi, Owner, I4U.com
I4U saw a 15% overall ad revenue increase after using the RPU...
5 QUICK MONEY-EARNING RPU FACTS:
1. The RPU is completely non-contextual and can be customized to match the EXACT look and feel of your site by modifying the RPU CSS!
Along side our Chitika bananas, palm trees and giant monkeys at Ad Tech Chicago we decided to extend our lavish gifts to places like the woman's bathroom! Make sure you drop by the restrooms (yes men's also) for a chance to "test drive our network" and a few other great surprises! Confused? I guess you'll just have to pay a visit to Booth 510!