Chitika has finally released their November earnings audit (which was expected last month) and have also released December’s audit as well. Payments will be sent in the next few days for November earnings but December earnings will not be released until the end of January.
As for the audits themselves, there hasn’t been any feedback on the forums yet, so I will post a follow-up in a few days after seeing publisher reaction.
And as a goodwill gesture, they have continued their 10% bonus for December earnings as well. This was originally added for November earnings as compensation for the loss of revenue caused by the ad unit changes.
Personally, here is what I saw. For my own earnings, I lost 5% for November and 3% for December. For my referral earnings, I saw my earnings reduced about 40% for November and about 25% for December. Unfortunately, those referral earnings audits were still pretty significant in my books, especially since they began filtering clicks at the beginning of December.
Chitika also announced the audit being released on their blog with mention of significant enhancements possibly being released over the next few weeks.