How to Add Chitika eMiniMalls, Google Adsense on Same Webpage

How to make extra money from your website? Use Chitika. Can you put Chitika’s eMiniMalls ads on the same page with Google Adsense? Yes. But you have to use non contextual Chitika ads (Just as is the case with using non contextual Adbrite ads with Adsense). Chitika ads are a new way to make money from your website. Sign Up Now

Chitika launched a new contextual advertising program to make money on the web. Chitika’s eMiniMalls promotes products by automatically targeting them to the content of your webpage, and selects the best product to provides your users with comparative shopping information to make an informed buying decision and as users click, you make money easily. Chitika mini-mall ads can be used in conjunction with Adsense IF they are set to be non contextual

So how do you make your Chitika code non contextual?
Set your own keywords and products instead of contextually targeting products. By default, the products are contextually targeted to your content. Set your own query or product by specifying it in ch_query javascript param.

For example, to target the “canon powershot” camera you would add this line to the javascript code:
ch_query = "canon powershot";

I further emailed Chitika to make sure that I did not violate the Adsense Terms of Service, and this is the code they suggested by email

ch_non_contextual = 1;
var ch_queries = new Array('laptop', 'ipod');
var ch_selected=Math.floor((Math.random()*ch_queries.length));
ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];

They advised to replace the list of queries above with queries for your type of audience.

If you have any queries, send email to – and believe me it is the fastest instant support I have seen. So you can use Chitika eMiniMalls & Google Adsense on the same page, but remember to make the Chitika ads non contextual. I have also started using Chitika on my blog and will let you know how it performs. I am hearing it has a lower CTR, but the earning per click is great! Sign Up Now

Update: Chitika Customer Service was kind enough to email me this tip on their own! They advised that instead of using generic keywords like “toys”, its a better idea to use product names that might be targeted by your site audience like if you have a site about wine, use code like this:

ch_non_contextual = 1;
var ch_queries = new Array('Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2003', 'Sonoma-Cutrer 2003 Chardonnay Russian River Ranches');
var ch_selected=Math.floor((Math.random()*ch_queries.length));
ch_query = ch_queries[ch_selected];

They advise that to find the top products in your category, you should visit and to look for best selling products in the category. Then copy the entire product name and test it out using the the search tab on the unit. If it works, add it to the list of queries in ch_queries in your code.

And they sent another tip about their upcoming channel tracking feature so that you can keep track of which channels are giving the best income.

ch_sid = 'ABCD';

Replace ABCD with a meaningful channel name.

Update II: Chitika has confirmed in a email that if you run Google Adsense for Search too, then you need to disable the Chitka search box by adding the following code

ch_nosearch = 1;

How to make a lot of money? How to make money quick? Try Chitika!

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.