Because of publishers like you, Lijit continues to grow in new and exciting directions. We’d like to tell you about our newest one right now: During 2008, Lijit has been developing features that allow advertisers to present your readers with highly targeted ad placements in search results. But that’s not all – we’ve also developed features that allow YOU to share in the revenue from these ad placements!
The beta release of the Lijit Ad Network will be open to advertisers and publishers like you starting October 8th, 2008. In this release, publishers will be able to opt-in to the search-based ad network and begin receiving a share of the revenue for ad units displayed in your search results. As a thank you for your patience while we’ve been developing and testing these features, your account will be pre-loaded with a credit for estimated revenues based on your search history during this period (a minimum of $5).
We’re not done yet! In the near future those publishers who have opted in to Lijit’s Ad Network will be able to sell their search based ads directly to advertisers with whom they may already have relationships, targeting just their own publication and making even more money for themselves. This is going to be big!
To start capturing your share of revenue from the Lijit Ad Network, log in to your Lijit account and at the top right of your profile page, click the “Start Now” button. (If you don’t want to participate in revenue sharing, you certainly don’t have to and can continue using Lijit as you do today. We promise to use your share of the ad revenues wisely.)
Our new publisher FAQ answers all the questions we could think of during development and alpha testing of this cool feature, but if you can think of one we haven’t covered, please email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to working together with you to help you monetize your search results. It’s an exciting time to be Lijit and we welcome any feedback you may have. Thanks again!