Tuesday, December 11, 2007

International CPM Ads Now Available Through WidgetBucks

CPM ads for non-U.S./Canada traffic have successfully launched on WidgetBucks! This solution gives publishers the opportunity to earn revenue, per impression, for traffic that comes from countries other than U.S. and Canada.

In order for publishers to begin earning this international CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) revenue, they will need to replace existing code with new WidgetBucks ad code on their sites. To update your widget(s), simply click "Copy HTML" within the "Customize Your Widget" page for that widget and re-paste/replace the code block into your site. The updated code -- which has been greatly simplified and reduced in length -- can also be replaced directly into the Blogger, TypePad or WordPress blogging platforms.

CPM impressions and revenue results will be displayed starting tomorrow, Wednesday (12/12). The CPM rate will vary depending on the geographic location of your site's visitors. CPM revenue -- along with PPC and referral revenue -- will be updated daily and available by noon Pacific Time the following day.

Once your widget code is updated, here's how it works: At the time a user visits a page containing the widget, we will sense the geographic location of the visitor. If they are in the U.S. and/or Canada, the user will see the normal WidgetBucks widget. If the user is outside those two countries, then our system will determine a country-specific CPM ad to display. We are currently working with advertisers covering hundreds of countries and offering thousands of creatives to ensure optimum monetization.

Also on Wednesday, publishers will see an updated MyWidgets page that will provide easier consumption of reporting data, including tabbed areas for all three revenue streams -- and PPC, CPM and referrals. This new interface provides a breakdown of PPC and CPM impressions, expanded referral data, and integrated blog headlines so publishers can stay more informed of network updates and changes. Click here or on the screenshot at right for a preview.

As written November 29, we continue to look into additional solutions, including pay-per-click links to global merchants. These solutions tend to require more time to deploy so we appreciate your patience as we work on those.

- Dean

P.S. Now's your chance to vote for WidgetBucks in the Open Web Awards on Mashable!

42 comments:

Pepperclick said...

Great news. I love these improvements.
It is good to be part of a high quality program like this that beats all other networks.
With the CPM ads now in place we can all earn regardless of where are visitors are coming from.
Keep up the fantastic job!

Team WidgetBucks said...

Thanks, Pepperclick. We're equally as excited -- and there's still more to come. Stay tuned. - Dean

AddMusicToMyspace.com said...

Thanks,it is great news for me,because I have a site http://www.idnwhois.org/
and
http://www.phpframeworks.com/
there are 60 countries in my visitors,I have recopy the ad code,it works at the that time,but now i find it is not disappear if you visit use IE,but firefox is ok.

EU said...

@Team WidgetBucks how you explain tha fact that i continue have my widget in my sites (english sites) and i still receive emails from you but when i try to login it says that my account does not exist, i contacted the support that told me that my account was not banned or anithing because it doesent even exist? i think you are doing here something wrong , i even got my money by paypal th other day but still can not login

Manas kabiraj said...

Thanks for the latest news.Visit mine here http://kasakk.blogspot.com

Team WidgetBucks said...

@eu: please send me an email to dean @ widgetbucks . com with the email attached to your account and we'll look into it. thanks.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@addmusic: thanks for the headsup -- we'll recheck the ads within IE.

Biceps brachii said...

This are good news.
Thanks, WB!

Demon said...

Cool..can i buy a beer for you?

KonstantinDK said...

Hey, can we hope to get widgets for blockbuster online affilate program? Blockbuster is in few countries in europe... And people sign up for free 2 weeks trial of blockbusters more willingly then buy PS3 or a laptop.

Cobra said...

Dean, mind sharing the CPM rates?
That's what we are all interested to hear!

Mind posting a table with countries and $x/CPM?

If you can't, at least tell us what's the minimum and maximum CPM we can expect.
Also, i'm interestred in Romanian CPM ratio...

Thanks

Stephen said...

I don't want to have to jump upon the WidgetBucks is a scam bandwagon but is there anyway to get in touch with Widgetbucks. I have tried the support system on their site and nope. Tried sending the same email to all of their email addresses and nope. I evenm tried calling them from Northewrn Ireland )I would have apid for the call) and nothing?

Do they exist? Strange but valid question?

Cheers

Stephen Morgan

Christopher said...

I just copied the new reduced widget javascript codes to my wordpress blogs and an HTML based website and the ads are not showing up at all....
Please fix the problem.

Lord said...

thanx for luanching CPM ads here in INDIA, one of my blog don't have a gud click thry ratio on adsense and other networks, may be cpm ads will work ??

I'd like to ask a question to widgetbucks, tell me whts impressions according to you. You count impressions as unique visits or total visits ??

manski said...

i hope you can post CPM rates and country table soon.

I think a feature where we can set our own default ads would also be good.

MUSER said...

Very good news. Thank you. Would love to know the CPM rates.
Please visit my site
http://panoramicreflection.blogspot.com/

digitalis said...

Ads have disappeared since I have pasted new code, WidgetBucks, are you on the case, please post an update!

cozuni said...

me too... my ads is not showing after pasting the new code

SlickR said...

Great, works like a charm with no problems. Keep up the good work and hope to see some cpc ads soon!

Joh said...

I can't see ads after posting new code either. No stats for views either, yet have ad traffic.

Shocker said...

I have one question: Are Non-English sites accepted now?

jungl said...

No impressions yesterday? I know that you are a new site, but there are too many bugs at the moment.
I'm seriously considering on pulling the ads from my site.

jungl said...

Never mind. I pulled the ads after seeing one of those "You are visitor number 10.000" ads.

max said...

Check out my blog post about the CPM traffic.

http://www.widgetsucks.com/2007/12/is-international-cpm-enough.html

pk... said...

I just updated the widget code, and the widget does not show. Only the title. It worked fine before the update though

Matei said...

Thanks, this is great, because my site http://www.skymu.ro has visitors from almost 70 countries, I copied the new code it works perfect but the information in my account hasn’t been updated in 2 days, why?

Edward said...

Same here, im having a problem with my stats updating, not showing any new impressions or revenue changes...Why is this?

Thanks,

Edward Tobia.

Stephen said...

They've obviously been changing things around behind the scenes as some screen grabs of layouts that I took show features for reporting that are no longer available.

As I understand it there isn't any "live" reporting of stats anymore - I presume down to "horsepower requirements" and that everything is now reported historically once a day at midday PST so will update at whatever time that is locally. With us here in the Uk that means 8.00pm GMT.

Christopher said...

hi, my widgetbucks ads stopped appearing since I added the 'new' widget code.
When will the ads start appearing again?

Octavia said...

any information for INDIA

Team WidgetBucks said...

Issues with updated widget code should be resolved by now. Also, I've just posted an update on int'l cpm reporting (we're posting this information tomorrow). PPC reporting data should also now be currently after experiencing some delays tied to the addition of CPM into our system. - Dean

Octavia said...

i am from india i cant see any Impressions, Clicks, Click-Rate, RPC, Revenue.

how do i see this.

my site : download-market.blogspot.com

|oVeS said...

same here frm sg after replace new codes i cant see my widget ads at all!!!

: said...

The new code does not work here in UK & cannot see any of my widgets on any of my blogs? Any ideas when the ads are gonna be working again Deano?

Yahoo007 said...

Dean - What are the CPM rates plz.

Shubham NeO ©® said...

Nice Work There ... Just a Suggestion For U ... U shld give the option of choosing b/w the old format and new format in case the publisher want sto go with he old format only . Next , after pasting new codes my site has become quite heavy . Actually before the ads loaded after the site has been loaded but now they load with the site . I'm a Indian Publisher . Can catch me on www.techx.co.nr

admin said...

its new code ? when user click then we got money ? if our visitors or not from USA or canada ? and tell me one thing its not popup ? when user open my site...

MoneyBullsEye said...

Thanks widgetbucks team!

keep up the good work and continue the improvements. Will try this very soon.
Kudos!

Team WidgetBucks said...

All, I've just posted a Q&A on International CPM on our blog: http://widgetbucks.blogspot.com/ Many of the your questions can be answered through that. - Dean

LWHBP said...

OK I am having fun and games with the new code snippets . They are just calling up the correct ad units. I have two sites about Flat screen television, one older than the other. The ads I want to see on my blog are like this (link to screen grab showing what I'm getting and what I want to get) http://www.wordsthatwork.name/articlepics.htm

Can someone please explain why the code confusion.

LWHBP said...

Howcome when I try and log a support request I enter my question and information then click on the "when done" option or whatever and it then takes me to another page where it asks me to create an account (which I then do) using my existing Widgetbucks ID then it tells me the account is not valid as the email address is already in the system! Do I have to register two different email addresses one for my main account and one for support?

LWHBP said...

OK just worked my way through some more information on Widgetbucks and sussed out that as I am in the UK then I am no longer going to see the widgets (unless I view via US Proxy) and that US and Canadian Traffic are going to see the widgets ok?

I know I know, Tech support are probably muttering "why the hell didn't he read the Q&A first etc" - sorry guys. Keep up the good job my ROI with Widgetbucks is approximately 400% up on my adsense so far!