Thursday, January 3, 2008

November Earnings Going Out; Important Update on Bonus, Referrals

Happy New Year, everyone! This post contains a number of important updates, so we encourage to check it out and see what applies to you and your WidgetBucks account.

November Earnings
November payments are being distributed this week. As we did last month, PayPal payments gets sent first followed by mailed checks, which should be sent by end of day tomorrow. Per our terms, a $50 minimum account balance is required for payment -- even if a $50 threshold (including sign-up bonus) was met in October.

PayPalWith the distribution of this month's payments, particularly mailed checks, we would like to remind those publishers outside of the U.S. and Canada who haven't designated as PayPal their payment method to do so. PayPal, which obviously gets you your money faster compared to snail mail, can be received in 65 countries and regions so should cover most publisher's needs.

Bonus and Referrals
As of January 15, WidgetBucks is discontinuing the $25 sign-up bonus on new accounts. We wanted to provide ample lead time for publishers who may have created custom links and graphics that reference the bonus (such as Digital Point and other forums). For those publishers using code and tools provided on the Referral Tools page, we will be updating that code on our backend, meaning NO code update will be required by publishers.

Also starting January 15, we are modifying our referral structure for new accounts from 10 to 5 percent. It's important to emphasize this only impacts new accounts (Jan. 15 or later) and does NOT impact existing accounts -- which will continue to earn the 10 percent referral fee for the full 12 months after the new member joins.

- Dean

32 comments:

contact said...

It seems that Widget Bucks will fail soon. Thousands of impressions and 0 earnings. No more bonus sign-up for the "future publishers"... I don't think that will be any "future publisher"...
Please guys (from Mpire) make something, or I will quit soon..and a lot of other publishers will do the same thing.

Jesus said...

Hey, Well i just wanted to ask When are the Stats going to be updated? im going crazy here LOL, thanks :)

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Dylan said...

Well, where do you find time for the extras, without updating stats, also...I need to talk to some sort of admin about my account and previous activity...I cannot find way to do this:(

Jesus Escobar said...

GoogleMiniGames.com Widget Bucks Stats :)

GettyCash said...

Thanks Widgetbucks.. I already received my first payment :D

cristomorphosis said...

Thanks WidgetBucks i received my first payment too, i am working hard y my english site to increase my US traffic :)

Alibata Batugan said...

i already received my 2nd payment. This is really a good alternative to google. thanks

Fabio Santos said...

Good changes!

george from jungle said...

cool,WidgetBucks is the best...

Prashant said...

Got Ma payment... Thanx

SUNIT said...

I too got my payment.. ;)..

And I think.. I will no more be using Widgetbucks.. As.. i don't have lakhs of daily impressions.. :( nor do i have visitors from US or Canada...

Earnings I received refers to those of when,, Widgetbucks USED to allow.. Indian Clicks..

I was waiting for my payment, before removing.. these ads...


BYE BYE widgetbucks..

Cobra said...

When reporting for january PPC will be updated?

Ankil Sanghvi said...

WB should reduce the pay out to the publishers with CPM ads ie outside US and canada as the revenue they get is very low

Blog web said...

ANKIL SANGHVI is right.WB team should understand that because of CPM ads we are hardly able to make money

Shocker said...

Will it happen like the last time with the delayed reporting data?
Last time all those days the reporting was delayed NO REVENUE was reported, and that is absolutely impossible.

Dylan said...

Yse, I want my data updated:S

ph03n1x said...

Hi, I want to ask something about the general stats. Why dont you make a page which we can see the top publisher etc? this will be really good for everyone.

.. said...

Love Wb! I got first payment 81$ :D Thanks a ton for sending on time :)

w2look said...

A quick question about CPM ads for foreign visitors.

I thought that CPM meant that I would get paid for every 1000 impressions of my ads. However, I have an ad with only 500 impressions that has earned $0.04 and one with 1,083 impressions that has earned $0.00. Why is this? What determines the impression pay out rate? Why are they different ad to ad?

mike.j.hayes said...

"ANKIL SANGHVI is right.WB team should understand that because of CPM ads we are hardly able to make money"

or for some of us, CPM rapidly boosts earnings instead of having visitors out of the USA who ignore the ads due to the products featuring in them being in USD$.

Thanks alot for the CPM ads WidgetBucks - if it wasn't for them I wouldn't use your service.

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

All, a blog post has just gone up with a reporting data update. Here's the content of that:

Some of the PPC and CPM reporting delays we first reported here on New Year's Day appear to be continuing. However, we are making progress in getting everything up to date.

PPC data
We anticipate PPC data will be updated by Sunday night, Jan. 6, with the exception of Dec. 31 data. That day's data is still temporarily unavailable due to a reporting issue with one of our feed providers. So, like you, we anxiously await those figures and will report them as soon as possible. Please be aware, that Dec. 31 data could possibly be delayed until Monday or later.

CPM data
CPM updating is slightly behind PPC, although Dec. 31 data IS included (that information is coming from a different feed provider). CPM reporting data should be updated through Jan. 1 by tomorrow and we're optimistic that the remaining days will done by end of the weekend with PPC data.

Team WidgetBucks said...

A couple of points on non-US and Canada CPM ads: as we've stated several times on blog posts, the CPM rate depends largely on the geographic location of your traffic. There are a handful of countries, most in SE Asia, where CPM earns $0. There are other countries that pay competitively and have been increasing since we started this mid Dec.

Addressing a few of the CPM rate complaints -- what we're offering is a solution to the previous alternative, which was no earnings across the board for non-US and Canada clicks. It's early in that process, and it's not our final solution. We're working on more alternatives that will benefit all publishers, both in the US and abroad. Stay tuned and thanks for the patience, guys. Dean

Team WidgetBucks said...

@Dylan: if you are having account concerns, please contact me directly at dean [at] mpire [dot] com, and I'll see if I can help or contact someone who can. And to be clear, reporting data is a priority and we're working to get it updated. If you consider it an "extra" task to pay publishers (and inform them), you might find a few folks who would disagree with you. - Dean

Prashanth said...

hey i got ma 2nd payment of 90$
love ull a lot widgetbucks.........

kiran said...

Yayyyy!! Got my first payment $71 :) I wish custom ad color be added such that they really blend. I am making around $30+ for a small side banner. I am very happy. Google's stringent requirements (TIN/SSN) moved me to WB!!

I wish WB will continually support my basic needs as long as I am a student.

I would love to see a faster STAT update.

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Broken-Heart said...

hey..
Received my first payment.

Thanks a lot..

Can u guys do something of delay in reporting soon

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shawnchng said...
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shawnchng said...

NOvember earning going out?i wonder why untill today i still haven receive my october check paymeny from widgetbucks.i have been try to reach them with many ways.but still get no reply from them..widgetbucks?trustable??

andylau918 said...

my account andylau918@yahoo.com.hk why has been suspended ?
my money?
why don't reply?
help
thx!

Vijay Kumar said...

Hi,
When will be the December month's Payments will be out?

Cyril said...

I got my november payment today! :) Thanks WidgetBucks.. and I can't put widgets any more because I have not enough US and Canada visitors.. :((

Thanks again for the payment!