Link Exchange vs. Affiliate Programs

July 3rd, 2019

I'm at it again!

Waaaay back in 2006 through 2010, I was running 70+ websites, 3 of which had Google PageRanks of 3 or better (PR6 was my best seller). Of the 3 websites that had good Google PR. Here's the official definition from the Google wiki on PR:

"PageRank (PR) is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank web pages in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. According to Google:
PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is. The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites.
Currently, PageRank is not the only algorithm used by Google to order search results, but it is the first algorithm that was used by the company, and it is the best known."

Infolink Program

So that was then, & this is now. Many things have changed, especially in Google's search algorithm, but many things have stayed the same... So once again I have created my affiliate accounts as well as Google AdSense program. I've also signed up once again with Infolinks, a similar program to Google's AdSense. I have had success with them in the past, so I'm sure it'll be a lucrative partnership once again.

Their setup is quite simple - very easy account creation & code placement within your site. I had zero issues adding their JavaScript code within my xhtml code - & the pages definitely still validate with w3c! That's very important to me because I hand-code all my pages, & I always make sure that the xhtml code is up to the w3c standards for web design. That's a must for me!

There are several different ad styles you can integrate into your site, from banner ads, to in-text links, to videos you can embed right into your content! All in all, it's a win-win for you and them. I recommend using them to monetize your website.

I'll be sure to update y'all with my results from Infolinks, so if you're interested in using them for your site, make sure to follow this blog for updates! Creating the account is free, and their ad placement scripts are unobtrusive, which means allot to me, as I run my code through w3c's validator to make sure my xhtml/css/javascript/php complies with web standards.

So stay tuned!