If you have a blog, and have signed up for affiliate ads, through such services as Commission Junction or LinkShare.com, you know you have the choice to insert banner/image ads, text link ads, or keyword link ads.
Adding banner or picture ads of different sizes, is a matter of copying and pasting the HTML code onto your blog page/post.
To insert a text link ad, the process is similar
Begin by typing the content for your post.
When you get to the place where you want to insert a text link ad, stop typing.
Go to your affiliate network’s website. Depending on which affiliate network you are using, you will have the option of “Banners/Images”, “Text Link”, or “Textual/E-Mail”
Click on “Text Link” or “Textual/E-Mail”.
You will see a list of link choices.
Often it will be a short sentence, or a partial sentence. Sometimes it will be the name of the company.
Choose which “link” you want to insert.
Copy the HTML code, and paste it into your post.
If you choose a sentence, or partial sentence, your post content should compliment the “ad copy”.
Do not add a “link”, as that is already included in the text link HTML code.
After adding the HTML code, continue typing your blog post.
Check to see if you need to add any spaces.
Finish your post, and edit as necessary, before publishing.
Now, just sit back and wait for the money to come rolling in.
Adding a text link ad is pretty simple, however, if you have never done it before, it can also be intimidating.
The easiest way I have found work with inserting ads, is by using a split screen. I have my blog on one half, and the affiliate network’s site on the other half. To accomplish this, I use the Firefox Split Browser, which can be downloaded for free, here:
If you are using an affiliate service such as Link Share or Commission Junction, experiment with adding a text link ad to a post.
If you use affiliate ads, do you find they are working for you?
Do you currently use text link ads in your posts?
What do you think works better, banner/image ads or text link ads?