As we near the end of September, I figured it’s time to give you a status update on my usage of Adjix which I reviewed back in August. I also published an article which contained the CEO’s response to criticsm when the service launched. Since then, Adjix has added the ability to shorten a URL with no ads attached, essentially allowing you to use their service as a means of recieveing statistics regarding who clicked your links. Although I did not use Adjix exclusively due to the TinyURL FireFox extension making TinyURL creation so dog gone convenient, I did use it for a number of links. Lets see how much I earned.
Well, based on my usage, it will take forever to reach my first payout. Despite the number of impressions, it is worthy of noting that not all of those impressions were valid or payable as some of the impressions were caused by Google Spiders crawling the link on Twitter.
My conclusion is that using Ajix to monetize your Twitter usage is a pipe dream. Instead, I would use Adjix as a URL shrinking analytics service. Despite all the hell which was raised in the comments when I first profiled Adjix, I still don’t believe the company is filled with ill-will. In fact, once Adjix launched, a number of other services followed suit. When it is all said and done, I highly doubt that any individual will be able to monetize their use of Twitter let alone a company.