This site, being the host of a group of user blogs has a revenue share aspect built in that you are probably already aware of in that you can choose to display PPC ads from Adsense or Chitika, contextual ads from Kontera or even affiliate ads from Amazon if you wish. There is also a section for eBay, but as they changed the rules disallowing affiliates from displaying ads on domains they don’t directly own, you shouldn’t be showing them on your blogtides blog.

They way it works is that whatever ads you display on your blogs, you get 80% of the revenue, with 20% going to the admin account as a small token of appreciation for the provision of this blogging platform.

Just today, I and I imagine all publishers of Chitika ads got an email pointing out changes to the rules, the basic point being that your domains now must be approved to display Chitika ads. This is a good thing, as it will weed out MFA sites and ensure their ads are only displayed on legit, worthwhile sites.

The reason for bringing this up in a post is that there seems to have been a problem with the revenue share plugin we are using which was not allowing those ads to display, meaning Chitika was not seeing any activity from this domain and so have not approved it. So we have to go through the approval process before we can display their ads and that includes all of the blogs hosted here. The plugin has now been updated and we’ll just have to wait awhile before we get the thumbs up to carry on with business as usual.

In the meantime, of course you can use Adsense, Kontera and Amazon as before. Make sure that your individual blogs are active if you have the revenue share active for Chitika to make sure they approve all subdomain blogs along with the host.