Friday, October 12, 2007

WidgetBucks Adds 'My Bucks' to Reporting

Summary: WidgetBucks continued to refine its reporting system today by adding "My Bucks," a new feature/tab that gives access to monthly account balance, earnings, $25 sign-up bonus and payment history, and by updating the "My Widgets" page to reflect a total of real-time earnings for all active widgets.

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We have just rolled a couple updates to our reporting system, including the creation of "My Bucks," a new tab within a publisher's account that displays a monthly view of:

  • Total account balance
  • PPC earnings for previous and current months
  • Referral fees for previous and current months
  • $25 sign-up bonus
  • Payment history
My Bucks also indicates when earnings and referral fees post to your account (first week of subsequent month) along with payment timing (roughly 45 days following the month your account balance reaches $50). Note that while My Bucks reflects referral fees, My Widgets will continue to show your total number of referrals. {Clicking here or on the image provided reveals a handsome screen shot.}

Your My Widgets page now also reflects total real-time earnings (both final and pending) of all your active widgets. And starting next week on that page, we're adding the ability to view deleted widgets (and their related earnings) through an aptly-named “Show/Hide Deleted Widgets” toggle button.

As we've said before, keep the comments and input coming.

-Dean Jutilla

53 comments:

Technology of The Day said...

thanks for your update for the new features i have seen My Bucks in my account hour ago but there is no 25$ bounce there just some instruction about the payments.
also now the site is not working is the some maintenance or what?

The Wolf said...

Hurray!!! WidgetBucks: Much better than AdSense!!! A lot better!!!! I just hope you never die!

One question: Do you send checks to Peru? How much time does it require?

Team WidgetBucks said...

@tech of day, please contact me at media@widgetbucks.com. thanks.

Technology of The Day said...

ok i have send email to you right now
i hope you reply as soon as possible

GettyCash said...

Fast progress !

Great job WidgetBucks team.

admin said...

not bad... keep up the good work!!!

nick said...

I have been having some trouble getting to the website today. Everynow and then it will say that the page is done loading but nothing appears. Is it just my connection?

Also, right now it says that the widgets are unavailable...

nick said...
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Team WidgetBucks said...

@Nick....to your question about accessing WidgetBucks: We have checked our systems that monitor from 20 different geographic locations across the U.S. (TX, CA, NY, Chicago, Atlanta and more) all show 100% up-time. We're also checking Int'l systems as well. I'll monitor this thread in case others are having issues. - Dean Jutilla

Lee said...

Widgetbucks login failed "An unexpected system error occured. Please try again later." and the ad appeared down "Data temporary unavailabe"

Anyone facing same problem.
(Singapore)

flanture said...

Same thing in Europe :(

ECS said...

I am in NY and cannot get on the website nor do any of my widgets work. :( I am on Comcast if that helps.

Pepperclick said...

Thanks for the update.It is so good to be able to now see our current and total earnings.
All working fine for me in the U.K.

Andrew said...

I can not log into the site (When I go to widgetbucks.com I get a blank page) and when I look at my webpage, I get 'Data temporarily unavailable.' where the ad is supposed to be, and it has been like this since yesterday afternoon, from multiple locations as well and different browsers. Any status of what is going on?

Admin said...

i am in Europe and everything works great, i do have a question.
If there a way not to receive the 50$ and have them acumulated till i have 100$ or more?thnks

singhaditya said...

Your support truly sucks !!! I emailed 2 times in last 4 days and no replies yet. Even google replies within one or two days

Syaifudin Zuhri said...

Its really good, thanks, I make it. I hope widget buck is better next time. I see $25 for free sign up in my account

Syaifudin zuhri
www.freeebooksecret.blogspot.com

Wasted said...

Thanks for the update, Great to see that you guys are growing fast.

Altough I wish that you will implent a few features in the future:

1. Faster checkout (45 days after the month is over is just too much).
2. Live statistics of your referrals.
3. A better support crew.

Keep up the good work, Wasted.

Xub@!r said...

aditya said it right about the support - it really sucks :P !!

netincome said...

Good jobs. Now I can monitoring my revenue from widget. So I want to report in my new widgetbucks blog.
This my widgetblog My WidgetBucks .

Thanks to develop this program, I enjoy and earn from my home.

Misha said...

Great! I love widget bucks. The only thing that sucks is the amount of time before you get your money...
I can't wait 45 days! I need the money to support my website.

Sample Resumes Blog said...

I agree 45 days is really overkill. I am sure this will keep big earners quite away from you even if you pay high.

KingJacob said...

Whats the deal with changing the payment times? 45 days after the end of the month is ridiculous and unnecessary.

Andrés said...

Very nice job!

I'm liking WidgetBucks way more than AdSense, keep up the good work.

Vu Diu said...

hi all,

thanks for updates but could anyone show me the evidence that you got paid? Any tools that could track invalid or fraud clicks as some people said that 20 hours they earned 1500$ then it could make WidgetBucks a real SCAM, please advise

Mark George said...

What happened to the 160x300 widget size? It was there yesterday - a nice handy size for blog side bars. But it's gone today.

Puripong said...

I just signed up as your publisher and found some issues that annoying me.

1. Your control panel is very slow to load and takes too much time till finished.
2. I hope to see more improvements on stats update. You take 3 days to update publisher earning and I think it's too much long. I hope update daily at least.
3. Why don't you put contact form on your contact page. Just providing email to contact is not enough. I just want to contact and do not want to waste time out with open the outlook or any web based and send email. That's annoying me a little.
4. Last question, why don't you put this blog on your own domain? (ie. blog.widgetbucks.com) Just very easy and looks more professional. Blogger is not yours and they can delete your contents everytime they wanted.

Rash said...

wow widgetbuck is so great, no wonder their ads are so eye catching and very beautiful.
I think its just the mater of time Widgetbucks will be among the top PPC programs like Google Adsense.

Keep Rocking WidgetBucks!

Phil said...

How about some better categories? I run a romance site and my Widget Bucks clickthru is horrible because the closest category I can find is "jewelry."

Team WidgetBucks said...

@vu diu, we have technology in place that protect against click fraud.
@mark george, i have double checked the new ad size and definitely saw it in my options. perhaps cache needs to be cleared.
@puripong: when you say "control panel" i will assume you are talking about your My Widgets page -- this is the first report i have seen of it running closely; also pls see that page for real time reporting that started last week; and we'll consider your other suggestions.
@phil: we're definitely working on more categories, sizes and creative...stay tuned.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@rash: thanks for the support.

Vu Diu said...

Hi, i heard that some buddies put the Widgetbucks on their forum (s/he did not disclose which one) but they asked thousand members click on their ads and they received thousand clicks that are equivalent to thousand dollars but still active, click fraud should be banned soon. Please advise

Admin said...

Hi i have a question,
If theres a way not to receive the 50$ and have them acumulated till i have 100$ or more?
thnks

Team WidgetBucks said...

@admin: That functionality (i.e. payout at a higher amount vs. $50) within My Settings is not currently available, and we're currently set up to do a batch payment and check-run. - Dean

Sample Resumes Blog said...

I have a request and I am sure people who are advertising your network to get more and more people under their referrals would like to see, is that, earnings from referrals should be updated atleast once a day or so.

Waiting for a full month to see what your referrals are doing is too much. I have 17 referrals right now and I would like to see whether they are doing good or do I need to advertise more to get more referrals.

IS something like this is in plan?
Please let us know.
Thank you.

nick said...

I agree, I only have 3 referrals but I would really love to see how they are doing.

TheWolf23 said...

Another question please. Why do we have to wait 45 days? That's sooo long!

Another thing...

Do you think you could pay us through e-gold?

Technology of The Day said...

i agree with whom say that the 45 days for payment processing its too long
i hope they decrease it to 30 days or less

Swapnil said...

Hello, I have one question. Can I send WidgetBucks ads through E-mail?

Team WidgetBucks said...

@swapnil: we do not currently offer the ability to email widgetbucks ads.

Kastam said...

Hi all, that great for the first week, but why i can not login from my opera mini in my cellphone, because i used cellphone for connection, every login come back to login page. Tnks

nick said...

Is there any intention on changing the payout date? Does widgetbucks plan on shortening the length to less than 45 days?

jea_and_keaw said...

Does WidgetBucks has allowed site feature like Google Adsense ?

Admin said...

Sorry, but I have yet to see anywhere near their claim of $2 or more per click. It's more like 10 cents per click. How about some truth in advertising? Don't raise expectations if you can't follow through, folks. It will undo you in the end.

Team WidgetBucks said...
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Team WidgetBucks said...

@admin -- important point of clarification: $2 or more per CLICK was never our claim; rather, we are confident that WidgetBucks will beat the $1-2 eCPM (equivalent cost per thousand) offered by most traditional ad networks. - Dean

Team WidgetBucks said...

@jea_and_keaw: I believe your question is if Google AdSense works with WidgetBucks. In fact, it does. Google states that others ads on sites with theirs must look visually different so people wouldn't think it's a Google ad. So given that WidgetBucks ads looking nothing like Google AdSense ads, you are able to use them on your site, or exclusively use WidgetBucks ads for that matter :-) - Dean

jea_and_keaw said...

Thanks team widgetbucks for answer.
Can others place my WidgetBucks on their websites without any warning ? How to protect my WidgetBucks from invalid clicks ?

Kupz15 said...

The widgetbucks team has a a great way of tracking invalid clicks. I have a reader from my blog stating that he recieved a warning letter from widgetbucks for invalid clicks. So i don't think there's really no need to complain about it.

I have a suggestion though. How about tapping into non-hardware items? like blog-designs, blog hostings, etc. It is because my blog is about blogging and i cant really earn much with the current items available. thanks..

Ankil said...

widgetbucks is going nice way but I hav got some queries.1) what about deleted widgets? 2) the customer care centre doesn't attend our queries 3)what about the payments in my country.Am i going to get payments in USD or INR(Indian Rs.)?
I would also like to inform widgetbucks that refrral programme of adsense is much better they give 255$ for every refrral that reaches the payout of 100$ and 2000$ bonous for 25 refrrals if they reach their payout within their respective 6 months.I would like widetbucks answer my query at ankil19@hotmail.com .Ya the plan of allowing people to have a dilogue for their defense in case of fraud clicks is a very good move better than adsense

justin said...

hurreyyy.....
widgetbucks is so real...its a lot better than adsense..i'm loving it.
only problem is it takes a lot of time to load.

one question:does it require flash player to show ads?

whea said...

yes, i also believe that 45 days is too much. adsense is sending payments thru western union--no fees asked. i hope you can do closer than that, cause i really enjoy widget bucks. the revenue is greater than adsense. infact, i earn $2 in my first day, when I earned it 2 weeks in adsense!
please make the payment faster and we'll love you more. i will shift my ads in 12 blogs to widget free in an instant!

SameeR said...

this is so great ad company, mind blowing i have all top ads company under my hood but widgets is teh best and with traffic i get ,its really ossam, thx widgets ,hope this is not fraud.