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Site Move Complete

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on March 2, 2009 at 1:46:19 PM
If you see this message, you have successfully reached the proper server for ASE Adnet. Data is currently being updated and there is no assumption of any reporting problem due to the site switch.
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Front End Switch Sunday March 1st, 2009

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on February 27, 2009 at 11:51:17 PM
ASE Adnet will be moving its front end to the primary Adnet server (dubbed, Server2) on Sunday. The front end portal will be offline for brief moments throughout the day and the data may not be current. The switch will NOT cause any disruption in the live ads. Revenue reports will be normal. Tracking reports may be slightly off on Sunday due to the switchover.

A notice will be posted at the start of the switch and the end. This is the first change to provide enhanced service to the publishers of ASE Adnet.

EDIT: This build up to the move took longer than expected, it will happen tomorrow (March 2nd). Sorry about the confusion.
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Payments Tonight

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on February 27, 2009 at 10:48:52 AM
January payments will be sent tonight to everyone that accepts using Paypal. We have a big announcement coming soon to provide greatly improved service to our publishers along with improved features from many functions to help you make more money. There will be a news post soon detailing the changes.
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Tracking Stats Fixed

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on February 6, 2009 at 6:44:45 PM
The tracking stats for today and yesterday are wrong for views and clicks. This does not have any effect on the revenue. Thank you to those that mentioned there were problems with the tracking reports not showing up. Apart from this problem, the stats will be correct from tomorrow on.
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Targeting Update This Weekend

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on January 30, 2009 at 10:27:43 AM
There will be another round of targeting updates to increase revenue for publishers. If you notice any issues with your ads, please let us know by hitting the email address in the adcode section at the top.

Another issue that some people are noticing is that certain products don't show up in the ads even though they show up in the shopping pages. If this happens it is due to a category issue. The fastest way to fix this is to contact us and we'll send a ticket to fix the product alignment. We continually check for new products being put into wrong categories, but it is helpful to let us know your findings as well.

Edit: Monday will bring another round of targeting updates.
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Payments Tonight

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:54:59 AM
December payments will be sent along with the Circuit City correction. Each publisher that has a correction will be contacted with the amount. This troubled economy is hurting many people and hopefully publishers are working through this tough time.
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1099s Sent

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on January 19, 2009 at 12:01:24 PM
You will be receiving a 1099 only if you are a US citizen and made over $600 last year with ASE Adnet. If you haven't met either of these requirements, you will not receive a 1099. Have fun during tax season.
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Targeting Update Today

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on January 14, 2009 at 12:39:01 PM
Adnet will be undergoing a new targeting algorithm to (hopefully) improve revenue generation for all publishers. We will be shunning away from the CPA offers and moving back to the higher value CPC ones.
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Revenue Normalized

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on January 3, 2009 at 10:49:47 AM
CPC from the primary provider has gone back to the normal pre-holiday levels. We hope many publishers cashed in on the higher rates during the holidays!
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Payments Sent

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on December 28, 2008 at 10:44:58 AM
Payments have been sent. Sorry for the couple of days delay due to the holiday rush. Please let us know if you have any problems with your payments. If any US citizen has not sent a W-9, please contact us.
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GB CPC Online

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on December 20, 2008 at 2:39:43 PM
ASE Adnet has added GB CPC to the production servers. The CPC rate will be less than the primary North American provider (they all are). We are constantly evaluating new data providers to give the best possible rates. We already were testing a provider that focused on Europe as a whole, but they didn't pay (at all) and the couldn't report accurate data. ASE Adnet strives to provide the best service with the most accurate data possible. Our commitment is to the publishers.
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Payments Week Of 21st

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on December 20, 2008 at 10:30:07 AM
Payments for November will be sent after Christmas so expect a payment from Paypal then. The holidays are slowing down traffic for the majority of sites, but we're still in the period of elevated CPC earnings.
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Circuit City Bankruptcy: Clicks Not Paid

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on December 18, 2008 at 1:45:46 PM
To all publishers: I've just been informed that Circuit City is not paying any clicks earned from August to November (when they stopped running shopping data) and as such, the non payment is going down the line.

I'm going to mitigate this as much as I possibly can, but there will be adjustments for some accounts and I'll let individuals know how much of an adjustment there will be (if any). The amount won't be large and there is nothing to worry about.
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CES 2009 Tally

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on December 11, 2008 at 5:46:05 PM
if you are coming to CES in 2009, please send an email to me. My address is listed on the adcode page at the top. If there are enough people coming, Adnet might host a dinner one night.
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Revenue Reports Delayed

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 29, 2008 at 10:44:59 PM
The holiday weekend is causing some delays in the primary CPC provider. Things will be back to normal soon. Sorry for the delay!
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Happy Thanksgiving

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 27, 2008 at 12:09:18 PM
If you are in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving. Most sites on the network should experience quite a slow day for traffic and the like. It is completely normal to have a huge drop in traffic over this holiday weekend.
Tags News
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Payments Will Be Sent This Week

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 24, 2008 at 9:59:20 PM
October payments will be sent on Wednesday, the day before Thankgiving (for the USA). If anyone has any questions or concerns about payments or other issues, please let me know.
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Emergency Update

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 24, 2008 at 3:17:23 PM
There will be a critical update to fix a problem that has been happening with the US data provider. Certain merchants weren't paying for clicks, but don't worry, ASE Adnet was paying its publishers for all clicks sent. Adnet took the hit, not you.

We cannot continue this anymore and have identified the merchants responsible. They will not be shown anymore until they can start paying again. Ads might show a store or two less than normal since they are still being listed, but removed on Adnet's end.

This problem will be fixed by next week.
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Bad Keyed Clicks Rejected

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 15, 2008 at 11:46:44 PM
There will be an update tomorrow to fix an annoying thing that some "savvy" users are doing. What happens is they remove the tracking information from the links that ASE Adnet provides and you lose money. There is a checksum attached to the link to stop this from happening and log the error... it seems there are a few offenders that are modifying the links to make you lose money.

Have no fear, there will be an update soon to stop this and just redirect back to the original page so the invalid clicks will not be done. It isn't widespread, but it will plug a very annoying hole.
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Working On European CPC

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 11, 2008 at 10:07:30 PM
ASE Adnet has begun work on feasibility tests for an entire European CPC, not just the UK. Just as the Oceania CPC is, the European CPC provider will not provide the same revenue rate as the primary North American one.

We're projecting probably about 10 cents per click (about) on average. We'll see how everything goes. The other issue is that there are no "products," instead, there are "offers" which means that a keyword search will bring up multiple singular offers that may or may not be the same item... Regardless, these issues are relatively minor and the staging area will be updated this week or next with brand new code to provide this new CPC market.
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October 2008 Statistic

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 6, 2008 at 9:18:40 PM
October brings in a few new publishers and better data to show off. Let's see how things are fairing...

Operating Systems

Name
Value
Percentage
Windows 
92.7
 
Mac 
3.6
 
Linux 
3
 
Other 
.7
 


Linux and Mac are gaining slightly over last month. I bet you'll start seeing more Linux users in the coming months. Once KDE4.2 comes out, it will be great for Kubuntu.

Browsers

Name
Value
Percentage
Firefox 
48.3
 
Internet Explorer 
39.6
 
Safari 
5.2
 
Opera 
5
 
Other 
1.9
 


Firefox still has a good lead over IE. IE has picked up some ground, though. This data is very accurate and comes across a multitude of publisher sites.
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Forum / Comments Coming Soon

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on November 3, 2008 at 11:35:42 AM
The ASE Adnet front end site will be brought in line with the latest codebase from the Version 4 development site. There are many new features that will be added to enhanced the CMS portion.

A forum will be added for publishers and to allow comments to be posted on the news/articles as well. There are a myriad of other improvements. My primary machine was upgraded to Kubuntu 8.10 which seems to have a regression in the Samba CIFS package. This bug is holding back development work for the time being.

As an aside: If you are using Kubuntu, stick with 8.04 for awhile.
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New Simple Ad Style

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 29, 2008 at 4:02:28 PM
To welcome in the new backend system, a new simple ad style has been added. It is a 600x250 sized single product ad. It has the unique ability of showing rating star images instead of a text based rating.

This is all done using CSS and there is new CSS classes to make this happen. The guides will be updated soon. Check out the new simple style.
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Roll Out Completed

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 28, 2008 at 9:55:00 PM
As expected, the roll out has been completed early. Oceania will now be shown CPC ads. There are a few new markets for CPC coming soon so please check this news area often.

There will be updates to the guides very soon.
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Half Rollout Tonight

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 28, 2008 at 1:27:29 PM
There will be a partial rollout of the new CPC market codebase to Server1 tonight. That means that half of your readers will be seeing the new codebase. No changes need to be done on your end.

In addition to the new code, we'll be updating the guides to creating and using the adcode since there are a few new features. There will be updates to the simple styles as well a day after the entire backend is updated.

If you notice problems, make sure to take a screenshot of the error. Everything helps.
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Australian CPC Coming This Week

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 26, 2008 at 1:14:16 PM
The Australian CPC update will be rolled out on the entire production network sometime this week. Be aware that you won't get nearly as good CPC as the North American market, but it is extra revenue that would have been otherwise lost. The additional markets are also coming soon and eventually no nonforced CPA publisher will have CPA ads.

This update also bring a few new goodies in general to the system. You'll be able to show your own rating images. More on that soon.

The next market after Australia should be the UK.
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The Holiday Season Soon

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 9:17:01 AM
A reminder to all publishers that the holiday season is coming up and should bring a healthy boost in clicks overall. The economic situation for the world still looks grim, so that is probably the best thing to hope for in the coming months. I don't expect economic growth for the USA until 2nd quarter of 2009, at least.

In these times, comparison shopping is the best way to save money on products you need to purchase. Unfortunately, the target demographic of most publishers are ones that are using discretionary spending. That will continue to be down for a bit. Everyone is feeling the pinch.
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No Fee Paypal Payments

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 21, 2008 at 11:26:48 AM
ASE Adnet has finally went to fee-less payments for Paypal. The September payment was the first one with no fee. If you were charged a fee (except currency exchange fees), let me know.
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Correction: Payments Tomorrow

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 20, 2008 at 12:13:33 PM
Payments for everyone will be sent tomorrow (10/21/2008) if you have reached the minimum balance of $25 for Paypal. This is for September earnings. I'm trying out a new way to pay from Paypal, so please let me know if everything works correctly.
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Pick Your Own Campaignids

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on October 18, 2008 at 7:59:00 PM
I've finally released the auto increment campaignid. You are free to select whatever ID you'd like to use for a campaign up to 65535. You are limited to 2500 total campaigns now. Your old campaigns will not change and everything will be the same if you don't do anything.
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