FAQ

General

What types of advertising do you offer?

We offer interstitial and banner advertising. Interstitial ads let you monetize links, even if you don't own the target website. They can also be placed on a web page with an overlay script, allowing you to earn on any visitor simply by having them visit the page. Interstitial ads are billed using a pay per impression system and are better suited for increasing the advertiser's brand awareness.
Banner ads fitted for websites bring in users who are genuinely interested in the advertiser's product. They are billed with the popular pay per click system.

Which clicks are counted?

We only count unique clicks that were made at least 24 hours apart from each IP address. To be fair to both advertisers and link publishers, we perform statistical analysis of all clicks made. Clicks from rogue sources such as proxy servers, anonymizers, botnets, websites that pay customers for viewing ads, web crawlers etc are rejected and are not paid. The advertisers receive a full refund for these type of clicks.

What time zone does the server uses?

By default, time is shown in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In your profile settings you can specify your own time zone, so stats are displayed in a more convenient format.

How long does it take for funds to be credited?

Funds are credited instantly after a deposit is made. We wait for 1 confirmation from network. Sometimes our monitoring service is slow to respond and there may be an extended delay in crediting. Feel free to contact us if it has been a long delay but it will go through after a period of time.

How long does it take for withdrawals to be processed?

Withdrawals are being processed manually and most are processed within 24-48 hours but payments may be as infrequent once per week in order to minimize transaction fees.

What is the minimum amount that can be deposited or withdrawn? What is the commission rate?

The minimal withdrawal amount is 0.01 BTC. Withdrawal commission is 1%. This commission is not applied to the withdrawals below 0.15 BTC per month.

Do you offer an affiliate program?

We pay 5% of revenue from ad purchases and 1% of link publisher and website owner earnings if the user registered with your referral link (see your profile). We also offer to resell our vouchers for Bitcoins and real currency, so you can make 0% profit!

How many accounts can I register?

We do not limit the number of accounts you can register.

How do I view a link's stats? Where do I find a link's QR code?

Simply add a plus sign to the short URL, e.g. https://coinurl.com/1+.

How do you protect my privacy?

We respect your privacy and do everything possible to provide the best personal data confidentiality. In an account's "Privacy" section you can restrict access to your links and advertisement stats, as well as remove all logs containing your sensitive information on our server. We also allow the users who click short links or banners to hide their IP and hostname from link publishers, website owners, and advertisers by enabling the "Do Not Track" feature in their browser's privacy settings.

I need some extra functionality that have not yet implemented. What should I do?

You are welcome to request a feature! Please contact us.

Publishers

What do I get rewarded for?

Link publishers get rewarded for each unique click made on the shortened link. This differs from some other paid link shroteners that only pay for unique visitors. For example, if the same person clicks ten shortened links, you will get paid for ten clicks (other services may only pay you for one click in this case).
Website owners get paid for each unique click on the banner placed on their websites. Only unique clicks are being counted for this type of advertising, unlike the interstitial system.

When will I receive the payment for clicks?

You will receive rewards for the clicks when the fraud detection analysis is complete. We perform it at least once every 24 hours. Newer accounts may experience delays in click approval initially. Even a week or more, we are analysing your traffic quality and your payments become more frequent later.

Can I place shortened links or banners on TOR hidden services?

Clicks from TOR nodes will likely be rejected. If you have a .onion hidden site which does not contain any offensive materials, please tell us the address. After a review, we will add your site to the whitelist.

Do rejected clicks affect my account?

No. Rejection of payment for a click can happen for many reasons, not only for cheating. For example, users with adblock browser extensions that click a link.

How much can I expect to earn?

Your earnings depend on both the current market prices for advertising and the number or times your links or banners were clicked. Advertisers' payments are proportionally distributed between link publishers and website owners based on the number of clicks counted.

Can I appeal the rejection of some clicks?

If you see rejected clicks and don't agree, you can contact us. Provide the URL to the web pages where you have posted the relevant links or banners.

Can I click my own links and banners?

We allow you to test the links and banners you have created. However, remember that the use of any methods to fraudulently boost the number of clicks is strictly prohibited, and if we detect that sort of activity, your account will be suspended and all income will be forfeited.

Can I shorten the links again by using other ad-sponsored URL shorteners?

No. We prohibit the creation of these link chains.

How can I automate link shortening?

We offer many methods to automate link shortening. For example, you can use the API. Another option is our free Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox extensions that allow one to shorten the selected link through the right-click menu. Shortened URLs are automatically copied to the clipboard. We also offer bulk processing tools to shorten multiple links from HTML documents, tweets, and forum posts with only one click.

How do I block ads with inappropriate contents?

Go to the filtering settings and mark the content types that should not be shown (e.g. pornography, gambling, etc). The more types of ads you allow, the more you will earn. By default, all registered users have the adult content filter enabled.
For banner advertising, you can set up different filtering settings for each slot.

Are there any limits to link shortening?

To prevent attacks on our server, by default every user has a limit of 10000 links per day. This limit can be lifted on request.
We do not impose any limits for creating named links, but we reserve the right to free a name if no clicks were made on the link within the last month.

Advertisers

How much does the advertising cost?

There is no fixed price. For interstitial advertising, choose the number of impressions you are willing to buy and enter the price per 1000 impressions (CPM) you are ready to pay. For banner advertising, choose the cost per click (CPC) and the total number of clicks you wish to buy.
The higher the price you pay, the faster your advertsing campaign will complete. See the advertisement's stats to adjust the bid according to the performance you need.

What types of audience targeting techniques do you offer?

We offer location, language, device, and refering and destination URL targeting. Last allows to target users who visit specific websites.
This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com/.

Do you offer contextual ads?

Yes, we do. Advertisers can specify keywords to be matched against the content of publishers' websites. Website owners can pass a search query a user enters to our server, to display relevant ads on the search results page.

How to measure effectiveness of the advertising campaign?

Conversion tracking allows you to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign by tracking actions ad viewers perform (e.g. signing up, making a purchase, etc).
Go to My ads, open the context menu, click Stats, and copy the tracking code onto some place on your website (e.g. user registration or purchase completion page) to get the overall stats and detailed info on individual users that perform the action after clicking your ad.
Conversion tracking works on both interstitial and text/image banner ads.

How long does it take for an ad to be approved?

All ads are manually reviewed to assign an appropriate rating, which is used to filter content link publishers and website owners do not want. This procedure usually takes a few hours, but not more than one day.

Can I cancel my advertising campaign?

You can pause a compaign for any period of time, as well as delete your ad entirely. You will get a full refund for the remaining impressions or clicks, which can then be spent on new ads.

Can I get a refund?

In general, refunds are prohibited. We recommend depositing the exact amount you are planning to spend on advertising. This measure is needed to protect our service from money laundering, which is required by the law. In exceptional cases we allow our advertisers to request a refund. To be eligible for this exception, you need to complete the verification procedure by contacting an operator and providing an identification document (containing your photo, e.g. a passport or driver's licence) bundled with proof of your address (e.g. a utility bill, bank statement, etc, not older than three months). A CoinURL operator may also ask for additional documents to prove the legality of deposited funds.