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.

Today’s Lesson

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:

Today’s Assignment

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?

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  1. chipNo Gravatar says:

    Help!!! i am new at this i guess you here that a lot but what i want to do is insert a text link in a paragraph . lets say i get the link from cj can i just use the html and the code #####
    i want to use my Owen words. like i have an affiliate called shoes.com this is there text link but i want to say cheap stuff guide has shoes on sale.
    i want to link the word shoes in my sentences and still get paid for the click. thanks i hope i explained my problem

    chip´s last blog post..

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Chip – From the way I read the term and conditions of Commission Junction (and the other affiliate companies), the text link must remain as is. Changing the words in the link could result in nonpayment or getting banned from using their services. My suggestion would be to write your post using search engine optimization and leave the link intact.

      I hope this answered your question.

  2. chipNo Gravatar says:

    OK what i want to know is how to ad a forum or post a comment or something like that to my website i tried php-nuke cant figure it out and i really just want people to be Abel to leave a comment something like what you have here nuke has a lot more then what i need.
    i have found that a lot of other people have the same question. as i have searched just about everywhere and i guess so have a lot of other people.
    maybe if i can figure this out i can help them to. i have a program that can make a chat for your site but it doesn’t quite work like a post.
    well thanks

  3. baliNo Gravatar says:

    is there a way to add the actual products or pictures to the site and then link to that particular product?

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Bali,

      Yes, when you join an affiliate program, they will give you the HTML or JavaScript coding which will produce a picture of the actual product. It can then be copied and pasted into your website.