If you have had success, or a problem, using a different browser (or version) listed, let support know, and the list will be updated!
Before contacting support, it is recommended that you investigate your History from within your account to make sure this isn't just a misunderstanding. Internet lag, or lost connections can sometimes result in misleading appearances of events that didn't happen. If you don't see a record of the point in your history, then it means you may go back and perform the action again.
Promoters are interested in educating you about their products, services or other important information. They want you to see their web content, so that someday you may remember it. Much like a TV commercial, you aren't obligated to care about all content you see, but in some cases, you will find something interesting enough to come back to later.
The limits are there so that the promoter knows you had a good look at what they have to offer, like a TV commercial. The difference here is that the promoter is paying you a few cents, instead of the television station.
Once a button is no longer eligible to be clicked, it will no longer be searchable. In addition, if you went back to that website, it will give you a message notifying you that it cannot earn points anymore.
Promoters should increase the point budget, or, remove the button from their website at this point.
Not yet. AdPtz is currently only available in primarily English speaking countries. If you are unable to access it from your region, let us know and we can add your country to the list.
AdPtz will be made to work in other languages in the future, in which case countries that primarily speak that language will be unlocked. Let us know if your area of the world is interested in this!
No! Our servers are region based. If you live in New York, and move to California, you will need to create a new account for that region, as your email address won't be recognized. This is primarily for security reasons, to prevent people from accessing accounts from abroad, but also so that our servers don't get bogged down by having a single bottleneck when logging in.
If you are moving to another state, it is recommended that you cash your account out first, then create a new one in the new region. In the future, account transfer services may be provided. The region you are located in is displayed on the top right of the Explorer Search Engine when you log in..
As an AdVenturer, 1 AdPtz point is worth $0.01 USD.
Phonetically it sounds like 'Ad Points'.
AdPtz uses Twitter Bootstrap styling libraries.
Open Graph and Twitter Card imagery:
Some vector icons provided by Twitter Bootstrap styling libraries.
Some icons made by EpicCoders, Vectors Market, Alfredo Hernandez and Madebyoliver from www.flaticon.com.
All other artwork is designed and property of Panther Software.
No, but, if you want to convert your points to money later, you will. The email address you use when signing up must match the email address you use for PayPal, whether you join PayPal now, or later. Email addresses cannot be changed later.
If you are not intending to join to collect points, but rather, you are a Promoter that wishes to access the Promoter Portal, you do not need to use a PayPal email address to log in.
NO! Please make sure your AdVenturer account password is different than your PayPal password. The reason why you need a Verified PayPal email address that matches that of your AdVenturer account, is to confirm you are a real person, and to simplify depositing your funds later.
If you are familiar with PayPal, you will realize that to send funds to an individual, all you need is their email address, so that's all we need!
Navigate to the AdVenturer Portal, specify your email address, and click Reset Password. You will be sent an email again to set your password. Set it before it expires!
In order to avoid users from making fake accounts to earn points, we need proof you are real!
If the cookie that automatically logs you in from visited websites is not present, you must login each time you visit these sites. This is probably OK if you are on a shared computer, but it's recommended that you configure your browser to allow cookies to remember this information.
Furthermore, some browsers such as Internet Explorer are known to have policy restrictions to disallow cookies within IFRAMES. Since the buttons are being served in an IFRAME on the websites they are found in, it is important that this restriction removed if you wish to earn points seamlessly.
In short, you can't, yet.
The reason your email must be that of a Verified PayPal user, is to confirm you are a real person. Otherwise it's easy for someone to make up multiple accounts and take advantage of the system.
In the future, we may allow an email address change, but this will require a linked phone number, to verify this change. However, this change is not scheduled to happen anytime soon.
As a business, to keep processing fees to a minimum, we don't want unnecessary amounts of transactions to audit. An alternative would be to charge a 5% general fee on all cash outs, but this would be unfair to those with higher balances.
In addition, a 15% charge applies to cash outs below $100, so if you want to take care of minimal processing fees, it is recommended that you earn at least 10,000 points before doing a cash out. PayPal has operating expenses too.
The Bronze account comes free and limits daily earnings to 300 points and intervals of 90 seconds.
The Silver account costs 2500 points, extends your daily limit to 600 points and reduces intervals to 75 seconds.
The Gold account costs 5000 points, extends your daily limit to 900 points and reduces intervals to 60 seconds. If you already have the Silver account, the cost is only 2500 points.
The interval is measured from when the last point was clicked on the website, not when the website was launched. So, if it takes a few seconds for the website to load, then you take a few seconds to find the button, then click it, that's when the interval is measured. If you want to measure this more precisely, after clicking the point, you can switch back to the Explorer Search Engine, and click the countdown timer to reset it again, to get a guaranteed interval.
Click the Reset Password link from the Ad-Venturer login page. You will be sent an email link that will allow you to change your password within the next 30 minutes.
Yes! One of the biggest benefits of AdPtz is that you as a business control traffic 'on demand', by suspending buttons whenever you have more customers than you can handle.
Though it takes a few steps to initially set it up (with one-time help from your website person), once done, it becomes simple to turn your website traffic on and off without needing to know HTML! See the section on Creating Buttons for an explanation.
No! In fact, with a Corporate Account upgrade, you can manage staff who can update your websites for you. You can select the button options, and you can grant them access to the buttons you've made, and they can paste them in your websites!
Yes. See AdPtz prices.
However, there is an option to Join Promoter from the Promoter Portal, where by if you were invited by a Corporate Promoter, they may have purchased credits which they will grant you access to dispense. You must enter their Promoter Code in order to apply. Once you apply, they need to accept your application. Upon joining this promoter, you may be given various levels of authority.
No! As long as you don't explicitly ask for likes, or try to trick the search engines in some other manner. AdPtz should have no effect on your search rank. The visits to your website are supposed to only come directly from AdPtz, as an alternate means of being found on the internet. AdPtz is not a link farm, as it blocks crawlers from counting links towards your website's link count.
If you have concerns, please contact support.
The Basic account allows you to manage 3 different buttons at a time, with a maximum of 25 points allowed per click.
The Professional account allows you to manage 25 different buttons at a time, with a maximum of 500 points allowed per click. You also gain access to the 'Interests' market targeting feature that will restrict your search ability to people whose interests match those that you designate.
The Corporate account allows you to manage unlimited buttons, with a maximum of 999 points allowed per click. In addition, you gain access to the Interests feature, and, the Staff Management screen where you can invite others to manage promotions. You may apply various restrictions to your staff (such as maximum points a staff member can designate, or, if they are permitted to alter point offerings at all). This also basically permits multiple users access to the same pool of purchased points. Ideal for companies that have multiple developers and several websites that they manage.
See AdPtz prices for more details.
Note: Upon purchasing the upgrade, you may need to log out see the new menu option under Manager Menu>Staff
Note: This has no bearing on button data, nor website scripts. It is your responsibility to suspend buttons they may have been managing. When you suspend buttons, you should also remove the scripts from your websites too.
It's as easy as suspending and un-suspending your button in the Promoter Portal. However, it does take 10-20 minutes to set things up initially. Follow the steps below:
First off, if your button is on your website, and a non-AdPtz visitor clicks it, there is no cost to you.
Second, if you designate your button to only be available in certain regions, interests, demographics, limited budget or duration, anyone who clicks the button will be notified if they aren't eligible for it, and no points are given.
A targeted button also won't be searchable by those that don't meet the target, but this is what would happen if someone wandered to your website by means other than the search tool.
To paste it on a page:
To paste it as a widget:
To paste an AdPtz button in a Yola website:
There are many reasons this can happen. Namely:
If your button criteria is too strict, it will vastly affect the number of visits you get. Try to loosen the restrictions to increase your brand awareness if you need traffic sooner than later. Some regions and demographics may have limited AdVenturers, so keep in mind that it will take longer to generate traffic if that's the case
In more competitive regions you may need to offer more points to attract more visitors. Remember, visitors can only collect a limited number of points per day, and if your website is offering the bare minimum, you may be getting constantly overlooked. That said, patience has its virtues too, since your competitors will, in theory, have limited budgets, in which case your button may be the best offer once again.
Your point credits will not expire, so have patience while AdPtz grows!
A Bad Link means that when your button was listed in a search, after clicking the link, your website was not found. If this happens, users have the option of flagging this as a Bad Link. If you receive too many of these flags, your website will be filtered from list of available sites!
A Bad Button means that when the user visited your site, they couldn't find the points button. It can also mean other technical problems with the button, such as a mis-paste on the website where it resides, generating an error. In either case, it can result in the user flagging the issue. Similar to a Bad Link button, if you get too many reports of this, your website will be excluded from being searchable. However, keep in mind that if you reach your budget limit, or the button has other criteria that prohibits it from being found (such as a regional restriction), you need not worry about too many Bad Button reports, as these people shouldn't be able to find the button in the search in the first place.
A Bad Mobile means that your website didn't work well in a mobile device. This is not a critical flag, but some users will restrict their searches to exclude Bad Mobile sites, in the event they are using a mobile device.
There's a few reason's for this. First, make sure if you change the size of the button, that you update the code you paste on your webpage. Keep in mind that the button can take a few seconds to load, so if the container size isn't updated to the expected size, it will size incorrectly initially. Always keep the html/scripts updated on the page.
Currently, there is no stretch option for button height. In the case this is needed, it is recommended that a sub-container which is vertically aligned gets created in your page html. There are numerous examples on how to do this on the web.
Well, how do you know a commercial, or other internet marketing services are getting viewed? The truth is, you don't, but with AdPtz, you have more certainty than other options on the market..
One concern is scripting, aka robots, that could be simulating a person. However, AdPtz uses CAPTCHA technology intermittently when an AdVenturer tries to collect a point. This ensures that a real person is at the helm, spending a few moments learning about your product. Be sure to offer them more 'per click' than you would other advertising systems, because you may be able to influence their opinions too, based on your generosity. ;)
The other major concern, that AdPtz security addresses, is people who may own multiple accounts. It is a requirement that AdVenturers have a verified PayPal account in order to convert their points to cash. PayPal has a policy not to issue more than 1 account per person (unless one is a merchant account, in which case 2 are permitted, but hey merchants are premium customers!). AdPtz does not allow email address changes, in the event someone tries to use a legitimate PayPal account at cash out, while having used a fake one earlier.
AdPtz also restricts access to AdVenturer accounts to designated regions. This greatly reduces the likelihood someone's account was being shared by someone outside of the intended market. The option to 'farm out' the account overseas simply cannot be done.
Finally, AdPtz actively monitors 'unusual activity' with back-end programs, as well as manual spot checks. If any activity is against the Terms of Service, those accounts are immediately disabled.
If any other vulnerability is found, it gets dealt with as a top priority. Securing quality visitors is the top concern of AdPtz!
This would be a violation of the Terms of Service, should any user ever admit to this in correspondence.
However, there is little else AdPtz can do about this scenario, other than recommend that you 'advertise accordingly'. Children are a market to consider too. Your money is not wasted here, but it may take a few years before your branding takes effect. Again, no marketing system is perfect. Relying on 'accident clicks' on other websites, or spam email that gets you black-listed, or commercials that PVR devices skip-over, have their limitations too.
Don't forget, not everyone has kids, so statistically speaking, this would be an uncommon 'targeting' problem.