1. How do I get my website approved?
Written in English.
Hosted on its own domain and not on a free domain such as Wordpress or Tumblr.
Fully live and functional without any broken links and slow loading times.
Consistently updated with new content.
Has quality, substantial and legitimate traffic.
To be listed as a publisher on Ad Dragon, your website must meet the following criteria:
2. Where should my ads be placed?
Your ads can be placed anywhere but we recommend placing them in visible locations for example in the top section of your website so they are visible when a page is loaded. This is called 'above the fold'.
You can also place your ads 'below the fold' which refers to any area of your page users must scroll down to see.
Ultimately it is up to you to decide where best to place your ads for sale. Premium positions 'above the fold' may be worth a lot more to advertisers and attract more sales.
3. What billing types do you offer?
CPM and CPT are billing types offered by Ad Dragon that you can use to price your ad units.
CPM (cost per mile) charges advertisers based a dollar price per 1,000 impressions. For example, if your ad unit is priced at $1.00 CPM and gets 1,000 impressions, the advertiser will be charged $1 for 1,000 impressions.
CPT (cost per time) charges advertisers a fixed price per month. For example; an ad unit priced at $1200 CPT will cost $1200 per month.
4. I haven't sold any ad space. What should I do?
Price your ads competitively. Try to keep your prices attractive and reasonable.
Upload previews so advertisers can see what they are buying (super important).
Write an engaging description about your website on your listing.
Let your audience know you're selling ad space (use our "advertise here" backfill!)
Display your ads in premium locations to attract advertisers.
Consider offering CPM ads before having an advertiser commit to a fixed monthly rate.
Contact us and we'll do our best to help you!
There are several things you could do to increase your chances of making sales.
5. What is backfill?
Collapse your ad unit so nothing is shown (not even an empty ad unit).
Display an "advertise here" banner to attract advertisers (recommended).
Insert a custom script tag so you can plugin to an ad exchange while the ad is unsold.
We offer several backfill options for your ad units. If you're not serving any ads you are able to:
6. How does Ad Dragon calculate my website's stats?
When you add our ad code on to your site our server will calculate your impressions each day.
It will take a couple of weeks for our system to give advertisers a good estimation of your stats, but these numbers will gradually become more accurate.
7. Is Ad Dragon free?
Ad Dragon is completely free to use. There are no listing or membership fees.
We take a 40% commission anytime an ad gets sold from our marketplace.
8. How do I get paid?
Payouts are processed on the 1st of each month.
We provide the following payout options for publishers.