Own a WordPress blog? Like to make some extra money? Then Feedvertising might just be for you. The folks at Text Link Ads have created this new system that allows you to rotate text link ads or your own ads in your RSS feed.
Feedvertising gives you a lot of control over the ads you place. You have options for embedding text link ads, affiliate links, and even your own in-house ads. And it’s free for publishers through a WordPress plugin. You will need to be running WordPress 2.0+ for the plugin to work, but it seems worthwhile to upgrade to make some extra revenue if you’re still using pre 2.0 like I am.
You can watch a quick 5 minute demo video about how Feedvertising works for more information. It looks good from what I can tell. Signing up seems painless as does adding the links to your feeds. As pointed out in the video AdSense doesn’t travel with your feed and with more and more people becoming aware of RSS and feed readers there’s an ever increasing chance your content will be read off site. Feedvertising will give you a way to monetize your content for anyone reading your words someplace other than your own website.
I like the control of being able to serve your own ads or affiliate links in addition to the text link ads. In fact you don’t even need to serve the text link ads ad all and only serve your own ads. The links seem to be unobtrusive too which is another nice touch.
Thanks to Kim Krause at Cre8pc for pointing Feedvertising out. You’re right Kim as a blogger, particularly a WordPress blogger I jumped all over this.
And on a completely unrelated note Happy Birthday Google. Can I get some more visibility in your results for the birthday wishes? I swear my present is on the way.