Okay, so basically, I'm ranked within the top 7 so far for a highly competitive keyword in my niche. Using Google Incognito, I'm currently #5. My traffic is semi-decent (I only recently got first page rankings) of about 120 UVs/day. However, I am not monetized properly for this (I only have CB affiliate ads currently) but I was recently suggested to add in text-links at the end of each of my articles. I'm not really sure how they should look like though, can anyone give an example preferably? Do I just hyper-link a part of my article or should I just put in the link at the bottom of the article and cloak it? Also, when they click on the link, should I cloak the link in the URL as well? For example, instead of having show up as product.com/hop=affiliate123 it will show up in the URL as just product.com. Does it make a difference if they see the =hop at the end? I realized I should've probably done SEO on a landing page instead of a blog lol. I kind of feel stupid now but I guess you live and learn If anyone else has any suggestions (other than Adsense) to monetize this, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm fine with small amounts of even $5-10 a day.