Thursday, December 5, 2013

Advertisers can select countries for their campaigns

We developed a new feature that enables advertisers to restrict their campaigns to certain countries. If the list of allowed countries is empty then all the countries are allowed (unless they are listed as disallowed).

However it doesn't yet affect how advertiser's moneys are being spent on ad units. It just replaces advertiser's ad with default ad if visitor's IP belongs to disallowed country.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Possible downtime due to server maintenance

Our hosting company is going to do some urgent maintenance work from 9:00 to 11:00 AM CET. Short downtime of our main site is expected. Ad rotation won't be affected.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Advertisers can see and ban their traffic sources

We implemented several features for advertisers:
  1. Advertisers can see how much traffic they get from each ad unit (sorted by non-unique clicks)
  2. Advertisers can ban/unban ad units
  3. Advertisers can see if their campaign is waiting for moderation
Also fixed couple issues in statistics.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More languages supported

You can create ads in Albanian, Arabic, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese!

Over 70% of impressions are served to English-speaking audience. But if your advertising campaign is the only one for your language, you can set a really low daily budget to get all the traffic of that language.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tip4Commit - the first Bitcoin-related project at Rails Rumble 2013

We took part in 48-hour Rails Rumble 2013 contest and developed - a web-service that motivates people to contribute to open source projects hosted at GitHub. doesn't require user registration. Anybody can choose any open source GitHub project and donate any amount of bitcoins to it.

Each donation pays for tips during 30 days. Each commit accepted by project maintainer will be tipped.

We use the following method to calculate the size of the tip:
  1. <should be spent by time> = <time elapsed since donation> * <donation amount> / <30 days>
  2. <tip amount> = <should be spent by commit time> - <has been spent by commit time>
If we don't know recipient's Bitcoin address, we send him/her an email with a unique link that allows to specify it. Alternatively developers can sign in via GitHub, but it is not required. is the only (and probably the first?) Bitcoin-related project at Rails Rumble.
Please use it and vote for us if you like it :)

Update: calculation of rewards is changed; new features added; please see this thread for more info.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Deposits/withdrawals are back to normal

The issues have been resolved, thanks for your patience.

Deposit/withdrawal delays

Withdrawals and deposits are not working currently. Please don't worry, they will be processed later. Sorry for inconvenience and thanks for your patience.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scaling up

We have deployed 10 servers to deliver ads with a minimal latency. We will add more servers if needed to handle increased load and ensure quality of service.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Changes in fees, withdrawals and referral payments

We reduced and simplified fees. There is no 20% deposit fee and no withdrawal fees anymore. We take only 20% of advertisers' expenses as fees.

E. g. if advertiser's daily budget is 0.01 btc, then we send 0.008 btc to publishers and take 0.002 btc as a fee.

If advertiser registers a goal of 0.01 btc, then we send 0.01 btc to publisher and charge additional 0.0025 btc as a fee.

Thus no matter how advertisers spend their money, our cut is 20%. And we share a half of it with publishers that refer advertisers.

Our referrers don't get 10% of deposits from referred advertisers anymore, but they get half of the fees collected from them daily. That is about the same amount unless advertisers decide to withdraw unspent funds.

Yes, advertisers can withdraw unspent funds now.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Problems solved

Front end is up. Thanks for your patience.

Temporary server problems

We have some issues with the main site and are working to solve them. Ad rotation is not affected. Sorry for inconvenience.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Problems solved

Deposits and withdrawals should work as expected.

Temporary server problems

Due to some technical issues our main site was down. It is up now, but deposits/withdrawals don't work yet (will be delayed). Thanks for your patience and sorry for inconvenience.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Minimal withdrawal threshold set to 0.001 btc

Since Bitcoin developers acknowledge that micro-transactions are "uneconomic dust" (even if the fees paid for them), we've set minimal withdrawal threshold to 0.001 btc.

Withdrawals happen automatically when balance hits 0.01 btc OR when balance is not less than 0.001 btc and doesn't change during 7 days.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Possible deposit/withdrawal delays

We need to upgrade our bitcoin software, so please expect deposit/withdrawal delays today. Sorry for inconvenience.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Change in withdrawal timings

Our users complained that their wallets are flooded with our withdrawals that are often too small to be spent without a fee. As a temporary measure to reduce this problem we increased time intervals between withdrawals:

  1. Minimal interval between withdrawals of 0.01 btc and more is set to 1 hour (was 10 minutes).
  2. Minimal interval between withdrawals below 0.01 btc is set to 1 week of inactivity (was 1 day of inactivity).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

AnonymousAds v1 is Closed

AnonymousAds v1 (launched in 2011-09-25) ceased its operation today. Please join AnonymousAds v2.

Friday, March 1, 2013

What is AnonymousAds?

AnonymousAds is an advertising service that doesn't care who you are. It doesn't collect any personal data about its users, nor even email address. At the same time it aims to provide fully transparent and verifiable service to its customers. All this is possible because AnonymousAds uses Bitcoin as its currency.

Here is a brief explanation of how AnonymousAds works:
  1. Publishers embed AnonymousAds code on their sites to start earning.
  2. Advertisers pay any amount to publishers via AnonymousAds to get a proportional share of ad impressions from them.
  3. Each time visitor comes to publisher's site, AnonymousAds serves random ad with respect to amounts paid to that publisher by advertisers.
More advertisers pay to particular publishers - higher the share of impressions they get from them. Hence if advertisers reward publishers for sales, then they improve efficiency of their campaign. No need to worry about CTR, CPC or CPM. Throw some amount to test your publishers and then reward them for sales!