If you carry Adsense on your blog, I'm sure you would have noticed LinkWorth ads appearing on many occasions. They have been very active in recent months, being one of the latecomers onto the pay-to-blog scene.
But since coming on as a competitor in a crowded field, Linkworth have stamped their mark with their aggressive marketing and are now regarded as one of the top three sponsors for bloggers.
One of the outstanding differences between LinkWorth and the rest of the pack is that they have the biggest range of money-making programs up their sleeves. More than you can shake a mouse at!
Signing up with them is quite a breeze but when you log in to your account your first impression of their site is that of a maze. Initially, you'll be hard pressed to navigate the site as you try to familiarize yourself there.
That was before they underwent a revamp of their site to make it more user-friendly following some observations by member bloggers who were unsure how to get around their site. Well, I must say there are some improvements after the re-design of their site.
So what's the buzz about their programs?
Oh boy, you should see what they have on offer to publishers and advertisers. A gamut of affiliate programs and services are there for your picking, if you know where to start.
Let's try to list them here:
This is their pay-to-blog program that's about the same as those from the competition. However, unlike other similar services, LinkWorth allows their advertisers some say about what's being written by a blogger (postie).
According to LinkWorth, they pay their bloggie partners up to 70% for each LinkPost review. Here, you don't grab post opportunities. You wait for them to give you an assignment which is somewhat like Sponsored Reviews. Some blogs that had done some assignments are happy with the payment.
LinkWorth will pay out monthly by check, PayPal, direct deposit, or Wire. You choose your payment options. The payment methods apply to all their programs.
I guess all members will grab one of these referral ads and put it on their sites. As a LinkAds partner site, you get to generate additional revenue. It's up to you to place any number of LinkAds on your site - homepage, sub-page or the entire website.
According to LinkWorth, this is their newest innovation that combines link relevancy, page popularity and direct traffic into one ad unit - LinkInTxt.
They are pay-per-click (PPC) ads and they look much like a hyperlink. They are embedded into an advertiser's preferred keyword strings which reminds us of Kontera ads.
But some bloggers are not sure how to get it working without messing up their pages. I've tried it but decided to drop it until I'm sure how to do it right. The situation here is a bit fuzzy.
So these four LinkWorth programs, I think, are the likely ones that bloggers will test out, but the rest of the offerings may take some understanding before anyone of us jump into them.
LinkWorth seem to be very creative with names using the word "link" to connect with all their programs and services. So here are some of the other offerings: LinkBB, LinkMura, LinkSura, LinkPack, LinkDir, LinkArt, and LinkPress.
You can say that's quite a handful for bloggers and advertisers. But that's LinkWorth for you - a kind of multi-tasking set-up that probably believe in the "All For One, One For All" clarion call.