Text Link Ads is a Real Dissapointment

  • Comments: 5
  • Written on: April 16th, 2008

In the past my blog has not had sufficient content to qualify me for some of the better text link advertising options on the market. But now with almost 600 posts in the can, I had enough to apply so I did.

After reading John Chow’s monthly income report I decided to sign up for Kontera. They took forever to approve my application (four days!) so in the mean time I also signed up with Text Link Ads. My Text-Link-Ads account was approved in minutes and I had their code installed on my blog that night.

For the next few days I eagerly checked my Text-Link-Ads account page to see if they had spidered my blog yet. Sure enough, every day a couple more of my posts came online. On day 4 Kontera approved my application and I thought to myself, sorry suckas! I am already with a different company.

But I might have spoken too soon. It has been just over three weeks since my Text-Link-Ads account was approved and tey only have spidered 32 posts on my blog. In addition, they have not placed a single ad anywhere on my site.

I understand they might not have had advertisers that lined up with my posts, but there is no excuse for not spidering the rest of my blog. If they would have hit my XML sitemap they might have found a post did line up.

\I am going to give Text-Link-Ads another week to see what comes of their service. If they haven’t spidered a good portion of my site by then, I am going to switch to Kontera and see what they can do.

Does anyone else have experience with Text-Link-Ads vs. Kontera?

  1. Collin LaHay said on April 16th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Seeing as how nearly 50%+ of sites running TLA get permanent penalties, I use Kontera instead.

    I would rather trade $100/m with Kontera for three years than $500/m with TLA for 2 months and get a permanent penalty.

    TLA is a money short-cut that I do not believe in. Kontera doesn’t make me a lot of money but I would surely recommend it over text links.

  2. odlanier
    odlanier said on April 17th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Godness Gracious Thor! I have spent quite sometime trying to post a comment on your experience rolling an Inspiron 1721 back to XP. I haven’t found the place to do it and that’s why I am hijacking this thread. Sorry pal. What am I doing wrong?

    Ok. My experience with the 1721 was a pain in the neck since DELL doesn’t support your downgrading to XP (you mentioned it).

    However I managed to clean HDD erasing lousy Vista and installed everything ok except for the integrated soundblaster audigy.

    I have tried a dozen drivers and I keep getting the same message: “No sound device installed”.

    I tested with DELL Utilities & Drivers CD and sound tested gorgeous, still volume, audio, mixer etc. appear greyed out in the System Hardware Panel. Even more strange you can see audio codecs etc. installed in the Device Manager list.

    I was recommended to disable audio in BIOS, but bios menu offers no audio option. I disabled the “media card” instead to no avail.

    Any ideas?

    Can you provide a link to this successful XP rollerbacker you mentioned in your website?

    I’d appreciate it.

    Odlanier, 1721 Inspiron, AMD dual x64, 1.8, 2GbRAM, ATI Radeon 1270 256Mb. XP Executive NL… still soundless.

    Cheers and congrats.

  3. James Wilcox said on April 18th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    It took about 2 months before the first text-link-ad showed up on my blog. Sometimes it takes time for them to find appropriate advertisers. I barely make anything from Kontera ads.

  4. Chris said on December 20th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    It’s been 3 months…have the code installed…and thus far nothing for T-L-A.

    Very bizarre indeed.

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