Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Search of ad units in catalog, automatic ban of phishing/malware ads, improved geo-filters and IP counters

  1. Advertisers can search ad units in the catalogue (and in their campaigns' targeting tab as well).  
  2. Google Safe Browsing Lookup API is used to automatically ban malicious ads.
  3. Our geo-filtering mechanism is still extravagant but at least it prevents advertising budgets from being spent on ad units that have less than 30% of traffic from the wanted countries now.
  4. Unique IPs expire in 24 hours from their occurrence (not at midnight as it was before).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Improvement: simplified creation of advertising campaign

We have developed a new interface that makes it trivial to create a simple advertising campaign.

  1. Click "Create Ad" button on our main page https://a-ads.com
  2. Fill the form, set daily budget and click "Create Campaign"
  3. VoilĂ , your campaign has been created!

    Now you can save your access data, set refund address and subscribe to campaign events notifications.
    Advanced parameters are available on the created campaign's page.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New feature: publishers can ban advertisers

We've implemented a simple feature to give publishers more control over ads that are being displayed on their ad units.

Publishers that specified withdrawal address upon ad unit creation can sign in and ban ads they dislike.


Banned campaigns will stop spending money on ad units that banned them and thus their share of traffic will gradually decrease down to 0 (it may take about an hour).

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Why am I not paid for clicks? What is unique impressions? How do I earn more?

I have generated so many clicks, why am I not paid for them?

We are not pay-per-click or pay-per-impression network. We just allocate advertiser's money on publishers' ad units with respect to their unique impressions.

Advertisers get a share of impressions from ad unit in proportion to amount of money spent on it (see how it works on ad unit's campaign page, e. g.: https://a-ads.com/ad_units/1/campaigns).


What is unique impression?

Unique impression is an impression generated from IP address that is unique in the scope of the whole advertising network during a day.

If a site visitor saw any a-ads banner anywhere today, s/he can't generate a unique impression till tomorrow. If there are several ad units on the same page, only one of them may receive a unique impression (the one that loads first).

The average ratio of unique/non-unique impressions is about 1:50 currently, but it varies greatly from site to site. Most impressions are not unique but it is not important since all publishers are in equal position.

If your site is able to generate at least some unique impressions daily, you can earn with Anonymous Ads. If not - see the following section.

How do I earn more?

Put your ad unit on a visible place. Even if it doesn't generate unique impressions every day and your ad unit shows "Your ad here" all the time, you can still receive half of the fees collected from advertisers attracted by you.

Every publisher that attracts paying advertisers receives half of the fees collected from them (see them in the ad unit's rewards tab, e. g.: https://a-ads.com/ad_units/1/goals).



You can put many ads on the same page if you want, but as explained above, it won't automatically increase your income. However it might increase your income if you have much traffic and your visitors are likely to buy advertising from your ad units directly.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New features: campaign/ad unit removal; more accurate number of active campaigns

Users that use Bitcoin address to sign in can remove their objects now (this feature is meant for convenience, we don't actually remove the data from our database yet, nor we consider it to be secret).

Also we modified the algorithm that calculates amount of active campaigns. Since yesterday we don't count campaigns that didn't spend a satoshi during last 24 hours even if their balance is positive. Thus the number of active campaigns is lower and more accurate now:


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Free Advertising Opportunity

If your site was never advertised at Anonymous Ads and you want to get 1 day of free advertising, please accurately follow the following instructions:


  1. Create an advertising campaign with "All traffic" and daily budget of 0.01 btc/day
  2. Subscribe to campaign's notifications and deposit 0.01 btc to it
  3. When your campaign runs out of funds, post your campaign ID here and we will deposit 0.01 btc to your campaign (you can set daily budget to 0 and withdraw the funds if you like)


We can support up to 20 advertisers per day this way (on the first come - first serve basis). If you try to advertise scam or some shady business, you won't receive a rebate. Please check this post right before depositing money to make sure that this offer is still valid.

Thanks!




Friday, August 1, 2014

Events and Notifications

We have developed new features that enable advertisers to be notified when something happens to their campaigns.
Subscribe to the RSS feed and get notifications without exposing your email to anybody!
You can also see the last event in the "Info" tab of your campaign.


Or see all the events in the "Events" tab.

We are hesitant about storing email addresses in our database because we don't we don't want to keep others' secrets. But we can enable advertisers to specify an optional public email addresses for their campaigns. Do you think this feature would be useful?