What is AdsMain?
AdsMain.com is an affiliate network that provides to its partners/affiliates with the internet’s top performing advertising offers from one side and real-time tracking, highest payouts, scheduled payments and 24/7 professional support from another side.
How do I join AdsMain as an Advertiser or Publisher?
You can fill out our advertiser or publisher applications, and we will review and get back to you within 2 business days. Make sure to click the appropriate tab at the top for Advertiser or Publisher sign up. Please note that we are very selective about the types of affiliates we accept in order to meet our high standards of service for both our affiliates and advertisers.
Are there any fees to join AdsMain as an Advertiser or as a Publisher?
There are NO FEES involved in becoming a AdsMain affiliate or advertiser. There is simply an approval process to ensure that an advertiser’s offers or an affiliate’s promotional methods are a mutually beneficial match for the affiliate network.
Can I join AdsMain if I live outside of the United States?
Yes. AdsMain accepts advertisers and publishers from all over the world.
What is affiliate marketing?
A method of marketing whereby publishers are permitted to sell an advertiser’s products for a commission. The publisher assumes all the advertising risk and is only paid a CPA per valid action as defined by the advertiser.
What is an Affiliate Network?
An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between advertisers and publishers, matching products and services with media and marketing experience. The network polices the advertisers offers and also provides publishers with a tracking system to help monitor earnings and performance metrics.
What is an Advertiser?
An advertiser has a product or service that they would like to have marketed by affiliates within an affiliate network. Advertisers often work with multiple networks, but we try to gain exclusivity for top performing offers.
What is an Affiliate/Publisher?
A affiliate/publisher is paid on a specified action for marketing the advertiser’s products and services according to the guidelines listed for an offer. There are many kinds of media that publishers use for marketing, such as email, banners, search, contextual, pop-ups, incentives, and social media. Payouts are defined by the advertiser and can be on a CPA, CPS, CPM, CPC, etc.
What is CPA, CPL, CPS, CPC and CPM?
CPA is Cost Per Acquisition (or Action) – a valid lead as defined by the advertiser.
CPL (Cost Per Lead) and CPS (Cost Per Sale) are often used interchangeably depending on the action needed to be taken.
CPC is Cost Per Click and defines a commission generated upon a click of the offer.
CPM represents Cost Per Thousand (M is the roman numeral for Thousand), which is a set payment for emailers based on every thousand names to which they mail an offer.
Commissions & Payments
How often are my commission statistics updated?
Your statistics are shown in real-time. This means that you can log in 24/7/365 to review your commissions earned and best optimize your campaigns.
When do I get paid?
AdsMain’s standard isNET15 and NET30 payments for all affiliates. This means you should expect to receive your commission in 15 or 30 days from the end of each calendar month. For our best affiliates, we offer a variety of much faster payment plans – many receive bi-weekly payments.
What methods can I get paid?
Our standard method of payment is by check. In addition, we also offer Wire, ACH and PayPal payments.
What is your minimum payment policy?
Payments will be sent when your account has reached a minimum of $50 in revenue, which includes a combination of both marketing commission and referral bonus money earned. Accounts with a balance of less than $50.00 will roll over to the next month(s) until the $50 threshold is met.
Do I need a W-9 or W-8 BEN Form to get paid?
All US affiliates are required to fill out and sign a W-9 Form in order to get paid, as per US Government regulations. Please make sure you sent your completed W-9 to your affiliate manager. You can download the form from your affiliate account. Foreign affiliates have to fill out a W8 BEN Form to get paid.
What is the Referral Program, and how much can I make referring affiliates?
The Referral Program rewards you for every affiliate you sign up with AdsMain – for life! We pay you an amazing 5% bonus on ALL commissions generated by all of your referred affiliates. The bonus gets paid with your monthly check and you can check statistics on your bonus in the Reports->Referrals Reports. If you would like to refer someone to AdsMain, please make sure to send them your unique referral tracking link which can be found in your personal account’s Snapshot zone.
Media Types & Marketing Methods
What types of media do you allow to promote offers on AdsMain?
AdsMain optimizes all creative on our site so that we ensure the best performance for all of your campaigns. For any given offer, we allow e-mail, banner, search engine, social, pop up, contextual, incent and host and post marketing.
How do I know which marketing methods are permitted for an offer?
Each offer allows one or more methods of marketing, which is based on the media available for the offer. Additionally, specific instructions are clearly listed in the offer description. Please make sure you strictly adhere to the instructions for each offer, and if you should ever have any questions, always feel free to contact your affiliate manager.
What types of sites do you accept for promoting AdsMain offers?
Almost any site can be accepted into our network as long as they adhere to our terms and conditions. We do NOT permit adult or any other sites that are derogatory or vulgar in nature. Incentive sites are permitted, but must be specified via the check box on the application to become an affiliate so that we can target the proper campaigns. Only specified offers can be incentivized.
Can I promote AdsMain offers on Social Networking and Job Listing sites?
Most of AdsMain offers can be promoted ONLY on your own profile or content page, or through media buys approved by such sites. But some offers are allowed to promote using any legal methods. If you are unsure about a campaign, please contact your Affiliate Manager for approval before proceeding.
How do I pull my tracking link for a campaign?
Each creative is uniquely coded with your tracking url. When you find an offer you like on the Offers page, you click through on that offer. Once at this Offer Details screen, you are provided with a suite of available creatives at the bottom, where you can click “Get Code” to get the HTML and your unique tracking url for the creative. We highly recommend that you always use the unique url with its associated creative, this way you can easily track which versions convert better for you.
How does AdsMain prevent and handle fraud?
Fraud is taken very seriously at AdsMain, as we want to ensure only the best quality leads and sales for our advertisers. Our technology is being continually developed to detect and deal with fraud attempts such as suppression list abuse, duplicate and proxy IPs, bots, unusual conversion rates, click frequency and much more. If you feel that any kind of fraud is being conducted by an affiliate or advertiser, please report them immediately to email@example.com or to your Account Manager and the matter will be immediately investigated. Confirmed fraud results in removal from our affiliate network for life, and also turning over offenders to the advertiser, as well as Federal and State authorities.
Support & Contacts
Forgot Your Password?
Click of Forgot password link at the top of the page and our system will email your password to the email address associated with your account.
What kind of customer support do you offer?
Customer service is our number one priority. We have dedicated Affiliate Management, Advertiser Services, Operations, Tech and Creative support for all of your needs. A dedicated and knowledgeable AdsMain team member is always immediately available to take your calls, emails, and IMs on weekdays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM EST. We also have lighter coverage on weeknights and weekends, so it make take a little longer to receive your response during these off-hours.
Who can I contact to become an Advertiser?
You can fill out our application or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and the offer details. Our Sales department will call you to discuss your offers and their potential in our network if we feel it is a good match for both you and AdsMain. We have many opportunities to work with you, from affiliate, to email and search, from social media to coreg, from banner display to hosting landing pages and designing creative.
How can I contact to become a Publisher?
You can fill out our application or you can email email@example.com and we will review and get back to you within 2 business days. You can also call us at 1.347.560.5060 for further assistance.