I have been a Kontera Publisher since August of this year, and I had already received a couple of payments through Paypal.
Actually, I intended to use Kontera, only, as a supplementary to Adsense and I don’t expect to earn much from them. I also believe that in-text advertising like Kontera diminishes the usability of the website pages and could really annoy the website visitors. With these, I decided to limit the number of the hyperlinked keywords to only one.
I understand that the niche of my websites might have a low conversion rate for the advertisers of Kontera. But what I don’t understand is why other in-text advertising like Echotopic, Mediatext, and Infolinks can give more than what Kontera can to publishers like me. (I stopped testing Echotopic and Mediatext because one doesn’t pay through Paypal and the other one doesn’t count clicks from international visitors). I’m currently testing Infolinks and so far, my earning stat shows Infolinks beating Kontera in terms of CTR and Cost per Click. The weird thing here is that, the major publisher of Kontera and Infolinks is the same, the thefreedictionary.com, but Infolinks pays, at least for my case, twice as much than Kontera. So far my stat shows that what I can earn from Kontera for one month can be earned from Infolinks in less than 15 days.
It is really good if this kind of revenue sharing scheme of Infolinks continues. I also hope that they really pay. Like Kontera, Infolinks pays through Paypal.
My testing of Infolinks is, so far so good. I just have observed some cons of Infolinks;
1. Some non-dictionary ads are completely unrelated to the highlighted keyword
2. They don’t have advance stat for monitoring highest clicked keywords and webpages.
3. You have to ask them for website approval for every websites where you want to run Infolinks in it.