Chitika Is Shutting Down Effective Immediately

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Chitika, founded in India 2003, won various Awards & Accolades such as Red Herring Global Top 100, AlwaysOn Northeast Top 100, Silicon India Top 100, MITX Technology Awards Finalist, DPAC Award Finalist for Best Mobile Advertising Network Innovation, is shutting down and closing its business.

The reason for Chitika shutdown was not disclosed however, it may be due to stiff competition among advertising networks.

What does Chitika mean? Chitika (pronounced Chih-tih-ka) means “snap of the fingers”, in Telugu (a South Indian Language), and represents the speed at which Chitika online ads display on a website.


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After 15+ years in business and millions of publisher relationships, Chitika is hereby shutting down and closing its business. Our sincere thanks to all our publishers with whom we have enjoyed wonderful relationships over the years. We wish you the best of luck and success as you continue to grow your traffic and revenue.

What’s Next?
Q: What action do I need to take?
A: Please remove all Chitika ad code from all your websites on or before April 30th 2019. Any Chitika ad code or other calls to Chitika ad services after this time period will cease to operate.

Q: What about earnings for last month and the current month?
A: Unfortunately, due to the termination of our partnership with our biggest exchange partner, no earnings accumulated after March 1st 2019 will be paid out. All earnings after March 1st 2019 have been chargeback by the exchange and money has been returned to the advertisers.

Q: How can I get paid if I have an outstanding balance?

A: Please make sure you meet the payment requirements (Payoneer and Tax Forms) and then follow these instructions to get paid your final balance. We will be issuing one final payment on April 30th 2019.

Q: How do I contact Chitika if I have any additional questions?
A: You may contact Chitika using this form

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