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.:

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.:

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.


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?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Why is Anonymous Ads good for advertisers?

No registration

You don't need to spend your time entering useless data about yourself, and we can't leak it or spam you. Just find or create an ad, start a campaign and deposit money (bitcoin only).

Cheap traffic

Yes, we have lots of cheap traffic. Often bitcoin-related traffic. Sometimes insanely cheap traffic. And yet it generates sales.

Wide coverage

We have thousands of sites and serve ads to ~1M globally unique IPs daily. You may receive more traffic than we show on your campaign's stats page since we show only globally unique IPs there.

Predictable expenses

Set your daily budget, we'll distribute them among ad units with respect to their traffic and your targeting.
Your expenses depend on you, amount of traffic you receive depends on market situation.

Don't pay for fake clicks

We are not pay-per-click or pay-per-impression network. Publishers don't have financial incentive to fake clicks and you don't pay for them.


You can see our global stats, stats of other advertisers, stats of ad units. We have nothing to hide.


You have control over your advertising campaign. Advertise everywhere, or limit your campaign to particular categories, sites, ad units. Track and ban ad units you don't like.

Goal tracking and Affiliate marketing

You can track which campaign and ad unit brought a visitor to you. You can reward efficient ad units for buyers they attracted (thus increasing your share of their impressions). If you do so, you will be listed here thus creating additional incentive for publishers to show your ads and share your links.


Please don't advertise scams, or you may loose your money.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to get cheap traffic with Anonymous Ads?

Currently our average CPM is quite low, it is ~0.0002 btc (~0.12 usd) per 1000 of unique IPs. So you are quite likely to receive a lot of cheap traffic unless you restrict yourself to a subset of overpriced ad units or set an inadequately high daily budget.

If you want to run a massive advertising campaign and get as much traffic as possible for cheap, here is a simple scenario for you:

1. Add "All traffic" to your campaign

2. Set Quality range to [0..1]

3. Set daily budget to 0.015 btc/day (~10 usd/day), deposit 0.15 btc (for 10 days)

4. Get cheap traffic! And remember to come back in 10 days since we have no means to notify you about depleted balance.

In this scenario you get a share of traffic of every publisher of Anonymous Ads. Perhaps you'll receive a lot of bot traffic, but it doesn't mean you won't receive real visitors too. Make sure your site handles the load (if it doesn't - reduce the daily budget).

Please see the stats of one of our advertisers that follows this strategy:
Just couple days ago this advertiser received 15M impressions from over 250K IPs and 7K clicks from 3K IPs per day for only ~10 usd! Numbers fluctuate, but the average CPM is still several times (or orders of magnitude) lower than in other advertising networks.

But you can get even cheaper traffic if you want.

Currently ~20% of our traffic is non-English (Chinese, Spanish, Russian, etc), but we almost don't have non-English advertisers. Hence advertising campaigns in those languages may generate even cheaper, almost free traffic.

Warning regarding traffic price

Please note that Anonymous Ads doesn't guarantee any specific CPM. You may expect a certain value, but it may fluctuate significantly, it may even became insanely high. More bitcoins advertisers spend - higher the CPM. More traffic publishers generate - lower the CPM. Traffic price depends on targeting and market conditions.

Warning regarding ad moderation policy

Please abstain from advertising scam sites, or you may loose your money.