Thursday, November 1, 2007

Widgetbucks' One-Month Report Card: 30k Publishers, 200 Million Impressions

WidgetBucks, the fastest growing ad network on the Internet, has just completed its first month -- and the numbers continue to exceed our expectations. Since launching Oct. 2 (a 30-day period), WidgetBucks has signed up a total of 30,000 publishers, bloggers and affiliates and registered over 200 million ad impressions. The total publisher and impression figures are nearly twice our SIX-month projections. (Click here to see the post from our first week)

While we've had a solid first month, be looking for continued updates and improvements to the service, such as more ad creative options, as well as additional categories for blogs focused on sports, fashion, teens and top brands. In fact, we just added some new categories: web publishing software, celebrity chef kitchen wares, cool gadgets & toys, women's shoes, and several pet categories. Two examples of these categories are running on this page.

In the coming weeks, a Knowledge Base system will help with your product questions.

When it comes to talking up advertising and technology, WidgetBucks will be one of the new kids at Ad:Tech in New York next week. A couple of folks from our team will be among the 10,000 people at that 4-day conference, which focuses on an interactive advertising and technology that connects all sides of today's brand marketing landscape.

Publishers, thanks again for your all feedback and support of WidgetBucks. Keep the comments coming.

- Dean

51 comments:

Rash said...

Hi dean, I am really happy to be your team's publisher and this program is much better and converts more clicks than my Google Adsense ads.

In just a month the widget community has grown far better than any other programs I know and I wish widgetbucks all the best.

PS : I have a suggestion, why don't make the widgets on rotation basis so our site/blog visitors gets more things to view.

Adios!

GettyCash said...

Great job ! Widgetbucks

30,000 publishers within a month is a great start for a new ad network.

Pepperclick said...

Really good. But I would like to see a Miscellaneous category where we could choose the products to display.
So we could then choose books but also DVD's and gadgets etc.
More things to view more variation for our visitors.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@rash and pepperclick: thanks for the widget display suggestion. we've got some things in the work in that regard so stay tuned.

@gettycash: thanks. ;-)

- Dean

methiliw said...

When the first payment is released, you'll surely see what you can't imagine about the number of publishers coming in!!

Google will think about your presence SERIOUSLY just forgetting about Facebook for a while.

No more Google monopoly !!

Keep up the good work

nick said...

Im with meth, expect another rush of publishers after our payment screenshots hit the forums and message boards and blogs.

FHG said...

great tool, im happy to see an adsense alternative (even looks like a ckitika clone)

but, at time of this post stats are not updating as desired, im not sure if is just a traffic problem and was wondering if the stats are being recorded even not shown yet.

hope u can check it
btw: i suggest a webmaster forum within widgetbucks website during this beta period to exchange experiences between all of us using it :)

keep in touch

Team WidgetBucks said...

@FHG: be sure that the date range you are choosing within MyWidgets is set through today's date. If that doesn't solve the issue, give us an email at help [at] widgetbucks [dot] com
- Dean

Oussama said...

Good work men, we wait for more ands more news thing to come

Jim Kukral said...

Wow, great works Mpire team. Amazing numbers.

Stan Chee said...

Congrats !
This is awesome!

Michael said...

Great achievement but I have to echo others on here with regard to the stats. The stats on widgetbucks show a much lower number of impressions than my site receives. However this could be because of how long it takes for the WB ads to load (as in the visitor could have moved on before the ads have even loaded).

I would also like to see the option of adding more categories than the single category you can add at the moment. e.g. I added games but I had to choose what type e.g. Xbox 360. Should be able to at least choose all games. For some reason the automated ads only showed cameras, no idea how that was picked up from my site :).

Keep up the good work.

All the best.
Michael.

Emile said...

I have merchsense and all I get on my widgets are the same camera ads. Is there something wrong with the widgets?

Methi Liwroskun said...

What's wrong with the CPC now? it's heading to lower than 0.20/click(from 0.40/click)It's about the same rate as Adsense's.(My adsense cpc is now 0.4/c on average,it's high season though.

arun said...

login page not working ????????

A3MAQ said...

nice work man

but does it work in same time with google ads

,, also how will u paid me if i live at egypt?


finally
up up up widget

Cobra said...

1.000.000 from those impresions were from my site :D

nick said...

congrats WIDGETBUCKS..!
great job..
specially ads are more attractive than google adsense..

GO GO GO...Widgetbucks..

JohnS0N said...

Good job widgetbucks!

In the coming days you and your team should really look into expanding categories! The musical instruments section should be divided into some categories like piano, drums, guitar, songbooks & notes... this is very important to us publishers and as well the advertisers, so we can convert our clicks to sales MUCH better.

Go widgetbucks

Harish Kumar said...

Hey, a few of my friends and others account are showing decreased money...[:o]

I had XX $ yest and today X $ only


What is this?

even verified ones are gone

Jay said...

Is there a reporting issue? We are showing no data for yesterday and today.

Hervard said...

It looks like they've changed the RPC for some of the categories.

For example, the RPC for Video Games > Game Consoles used to be $0.17, but now it's only $0.12, and I have suddenly lost money that I earned due to this change.

Will be emailing WB regarding this.

Wael said...

"Hey, a few of my friends and others account are showing decreased money...[:o]

I had XX $ yest and today X $ only


What is this?

even verified ones are gone"

me too

Technology of The Day said...

is there problem in reporting?
i have 0 0 0 0 in all my reports for today and yesterday
any one else have the same problem
i hope WidgetBucks Team slove this problem fast

Blogs Project said...

for this month I lost earnings too. Yesterday I have XX$ today only X$ :/ . For some days all impressions and all clicks gone .

Goldmoney said...

I also have 0 for impressions and 0 for clicks. I don't know what is wrong!!!

Anybody know something?

Saidul A Shaari said...

Hi there WidgetBucks..

I tried to raise this through your Support link but it is not working.

There seems to be a little problem with your reporting tool (My Widgets). Data is not at available for 'today' and 'yesterday'. What is going on? Are we experiencing some kind of delays here?

Malay Women in Malaysia Blog

Elmi said...

Hi, I wondering what happen to yesterday and today report? It seem all to be 0 0 0 0?

nancy said...

lol, even mine ... I've seen this movie

Harish! said...

They seem to be working on that,it seems..
the original $$$ came for a few hrs and now it has vanished again!

thsadmin said...

OK I was your number one fan I had and have stuck up for WB on several occasions on several boards - mainly due to me reflecting on my earnings and stats - that were apparently Black and confimed.

My suspicions are you guys are reducing CPM or CPM (that are) over $6 to fit into this range.

For example :

My Merchsense is always steady, steady and decreasing that is, my CPC is even dropping below the 9cent mark - thus fitting into the $6cpm range - that's a drop of over 20cents.

How can you guys do this ? I had planned my months of advertising and campaigns based on the original ROI - via the BLACK confirmed CPC.

I am now going to be well short of my profit range.

Will be looking elsewhere if this continues.

Harish Kumar said...

How long do they take to confirm earnings?

bluetie said...

I also have 0 for impressions and 0 for clicks. HELP :)

Emile said...

I can only assume based on what I have been reading is that webmasters will add the widget, generate clicks for the first while, but since they get regular visitors, when they click on the widget, it is no longer credited. This means that you need to have a site that gets alot of new visitors per day to generate creditable clicks. However if you run the widget on the site. The money still comes in for mpire, from all the visitors that have already clicked the widget previously, yet the site running the widget will no longer get the credit. In closing webmasters better get alot of new visitors on a daily basis, or you wont get squat.

nancy said...

we know that... but, example, I have 140.000 impressions and 1400 regular clicks. My actual earnings are 200$ and an average RPC of 0.16$. This is not heaven!

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Daniel Larsson said...

Also I agree with the rest. My 0.xx clicks are finalized as 0.0x?

No way I am continuing a system that arbitrarily sets a click-prize other than communicated... and Yeah I understand that it may differ but with 70% down?? NO WAY!

I might add that I personally represent over 1% of your impressions on a monthly basis!

nick said...

I check my stats from last month and the total revenue keeps dropping. Even though it has switched to the black it continues to drop. What is the deal? I thought that RED was pending and BLACK was final? I expect an answer to my question so please dont blow it off like you normally do.

Oussama said...

eh publishers, there is a note in "My widgets" says that : "Impressions/Clicks reporting currently delayed." so patience plz.

Team WidgetBucks said...

As some of you have noticed, we had a reporting bug within My Widgets where selecting a single-day date range (i.e. Nov. 3 - Nov. 3) or the "Today" option displays zero impressions and zero clicks. We have confirmed that this is a just a reporting bug and no data has been lost. A patch has been deployed and this should have the reporting problem fixed by early Monday (in fact, some impression numbers and clicks have already started appearing this evening). We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Dean

Jehzeel Laurente said...

Hi teamwidgetbucks,

I have a problem, one of my sites has a CTR of more than 10%, what will I do? I reported it to your support email but no one answers :(

But one of my sites are quite doing good, only 1 website has a CTR or more than 10%.. huhuhu help :(

@}-- ruby --{@ said...

great work widgetbucks!
at first i didn't pay much attention on your ads but when the report of earnings shows that it is more promising than adsense, i have to add some more widgets on my blogs and i am happy at the outcome.

i was also first shocked to find out that a month of my earnings seems lost but thanks to a friend who told me to change the date range above to view earnings for a given time.

and like the others, i noticed that RPC tends to drop when ads been displayed for long say more than a week... to recover from such lost, i have to edit my widgets and change items to showcase, this way seems refreshes the RPC back to the top.

i also noticed that the ads doesn't change after sometime, together with the drop in RPC, the items aren't moving, the 10 items always the same. is there a duration for the items on the widget to be showcased before replacing it? because when the ads been there too long, visitors will run out of items to look at.

as much as i would like to put several widgets on my blog, i couldn't do it because my site became too loaded that page loading takes time to complete.

i know that since widgetbucks just started, more good things will come, and any issues encountered and raised at the moment were being handle well by the management.

i just want to ask, why are the earnings have to be pending at the start? unlike with adsense, the report of earnings are realtime, you see right away how well the ads are working.

also, is there any additional details or information that you would be adding for the referrals part? because right now we just saw how many referrals we have and nothing else.

Ankil Sanghvi said...

To respected dean ( widgetbucks team),

My account suspension is definately an error because more than 38 $ had already been finalised for the previous month and in the present month there were hardly more than 1.29$ among these amounts none of the clicks were made by me nor i have altered the widgetbucks code.None of the terms and conditions were violeted by me.I would like to also inform widgetbucks that there were hardly any clicks in the past 9-10 days.Then how can my account get suspended?If widgetbucks wishes I shall delete all widgets from my site and continue to earn from my referrals.But I would like to repeat once more that the suspension of my account is definately an error as there were hardly any clicks in past few days and the previous month's earnings were finalised I even did not get warnings from widgetbucks.Reinstall my account as soon as possible.reply me as soon as possible my WB account is ankil19@hotmail.com . I was also planning to delete widgets from my site but I did not know that what happens to the amount after the widgets get deleted.As the reason of low traffic site I had taken the permission from WB that I can place ads on low traffic site
There is also the possibility of someone else clicking violently on my ads but in these case I am ready to delete the widgets and continue to earn from referrals.I agree that I had clicked twice When I had placed widgets on my site on october 10 as it was new for me & to test whether widgets are working But after that I have never clicked it for myself.I am writing here as the customer care centre takes time to reply to our queries.You can contact me on above given E mail

Ankil Sanghvi said...

To respected dean ( widgetbucks team),

My account suspension is definately an error because more than 38 $ had already been finalised for the previous month and in the present month there were hardly more than 1.29$ among these amounts none of the clicks were made by me nor i have altered the widgetbucks code.None of the terms and conditions were violeted by me.I would like to also inform widgetbucks that there were hardly any clicks in the past 9-10 days.Then how can my account get suspended?If widgetbucks wishes I shall delete all widgets from my site and continue to earn from my referrals.But I would like to repeat once more that the suspension of my account is definately an error as there were hardly any clicks in past few days and the previous month's earnings were finalised I even did not get warnings from widgetbucks.Reinstall my account as soon as possible.reply me as soon as possible my WB account is ankil19@hotmail.com . I was also planning to delete widgets from my site but I did not know that what happens to the amount after the widgets get deleted.As the reason of low traffic site I had taken the permission from WB that I can place ads on low traffic site
There is also the possibility of someone else clicking violently on my ads but in these case I am ready to delete the widgets and continue to earn from referrals.I agree that I had clicked twice When I had placed widgets on my site on october 10 as it was new for me & to test whether widgets are working But after that I have never clicked it for myself.I am writing here as the customer care centre takes time to reply to our queries.You can contact me on above given E mail

Ankil Sanghvi said...

I would also like to inform dean that I tried to contact WB many times to the Tel number mentioned on the site but I have no reply from them as yet.So I request the ceo or dean to come in contact with me via email ankil19@hotmail.com

rja said...

Widgetbucks has 30k registed users and maybe 29.5k banner accounts.

not Area51? well...why banning accounts that would receive payments on the next days? some of the accounts have solve problems with support earlier and now they were banned?

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=550943

Google Adsense VN said...

Hi Dean, what is this stats for, just for newbies who are not aware of your sites and almost publishers considered you site as SCAM

Philomena Ojikutu said...

THE HONEYMOON IS OVER!

This is what I told Widget Bucks CEO today, @ MPIRE BLOG

"Matt,

the picture seems to be changing for my blog since 7th of November, Widget Bucks has been turning in ‘wicked bucks’ for me. The honeymoon seems to have ended.

From 7th November, my [WB] earning have plummeted to less than 5 cents per click. And what more, I have been severely ‘punished’ by Google for my ‘prostitution’ with WB.

Since I installed WB on 14th October, the [punitive] ‘puritanistic’ giant has descended heavily on me, whipping my earnings by over 67% down, even for higher traffic, impressions and clicks."

Let me also add here that I generate 8 TIMES more ad impression than the average 30,000 publishers registered with Widget Bucks!

I pray this is not double jeopardy.

Myself said...

i have same question: Is this can work same time with google adsense?
and why is this impression very low?