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Blockchain-based digital advertising: feedback to our demo platform | Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
Hello Crowdholders, You already had an opportunity to get familiar with our blockchain-based advertising ecosystem in our first task. Over the past weeks we’ve been working on the AdServer Release Candidate and now that’s up and running, we’d like to ask you to test it out. Please, note that it's a desktop version designed to work in Google Chrome. Instructions: Carefully read the description of the Demo and get familiar with the instructions: http://adshar.es/DemoMedium Register at our demo platform: http://adshar.es/demo Go through all settings and options in order to get acquainted with the platform (both the Advertiser and the Publisher module; you don’t need to join the Testnet and transfer ADS to your demo account) Give us detailed feedback about your experience in the comment section below - please also let us know what could be improved from a user’s perspective. Please illustrate your feedback with screenshots. You are encouraged to add arrows on the screenshot for locating your suggestions. (Please attach your screenshots as links to files hosted on https://imgbb.com/ "NO need for registration")   You can also take a look at our sample website displaying banner ads loaded via our Demo: http://adshar.es/demosite Requirements: You need to follow the instructions to obtain the reward. Your answers must be unique and original No copy-paste or “good luck” comments allowed Tips are available  For more details, please visit our website, Whitepaper, and Telegram group. Yours, Adshares team
Project: Adshares | Rewards: 1000 YUP and 400.0 ADST
Introducing Adshares: Blockchain-based advertising ecosystem | Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
Hello Crowdholders, We are pleased to join Crowdholding and would like to present our project. Briefly about our idea: Adshares is the first genuinely decentralized marketplace for programmatic advertising. It is also the most advanced blockchain-based project in the advertising market. We use own blockchain to connect publishers and advertisers and let them make direct deals. Our open ecosystem is based on a reliable and safe ESC Blockchain, that was tested to process 1.4M transfers per second, which makes it many times faster than Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitshares and all other available blockchains. We are confident that our blockchain can serve the worldwide advertising network. We are currently working on the Advertising Ecosystem Release Candidate, which we plan to deliver in January 2019. You can track our progress on GitHub. Adshares is the answer to negative trends in digital marketing: - high fees, usually generated by unknown intermediaries - lack of transparency: questionable traffic (bots) - you can never be sure what you paid for - increasing centralization which gives big players ability to censor unwanted content Adshares is addressing all these issues. Let us know what you think about Adshares and our solution to issues programmatic advertising market is currently facing. We are looking for your general opinion. We’d also love to know if you’re actively using programmatic advertising as publishers or advertisers? Before you give us your feedback, please take a look at our website and check out our whitepaper. You can also join our Telegram group where you’ll find a detailed presentation about Adshares pinned to the top. Many thanks! Adshares team
Project: Adshares | Rewards: 1000 YUP and 600.0 ADST
Adshares Next Idea: How to reward users with our ad model | Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  Hello Adshares Supporters,    Thanks for all the feedback regarding our new landing page. Feel free to check out the amazing comments we received here.     This task will dive into a future feature we plan on building. As you know, Adshares connects advertisers with publishers by using blockchain technology. In fact, ads provided via Adshares are difficult to track by AdBlockers, and the fee is just 0.1% of transaction value — which positively affects costs and revenue.    Now about our idea:   You can consider Brave as an indirect competitor, however, we don’t need to challenge them on the browser level. What makes us unique is our system goes on all browsers. And the next step to grow and support our network’s community is to utilize the concept Brave started. By having users earn from their impressions based on ads that replace ads served by other ad networks.  So how would this look?   There are a number of options and directions we can take. But will give you one, and then have you think of ways to improve it or suggest alternative approaches. As we see many CH users familiar with Brave (already 9 tasks from Brave) this gives you insight on the model. And for newcomers, we hope you put your insights as well.   Here is the idea:    Create a browser extension that recognizes when the user is on a site where banner ads have been placed, and can earn from their impressions. The extension would automatically replace ads displayed on the site the user is visiting with ads provided by Adshares network. Adshares would share the profit with the extension user.    Have a directory on the browser extension where they can even discover what sites have Adshares creating interest to check those sites out, earn, and discover new projects in the Crypto space.    Keep in mind, this is preliminary and only in the ideation stage. It’s important to begin collecting feedback as first steps, in addition to see if a model is worth pursuing.    Here are our questions:   What do you think of utilizing a browser extension for a user share model?   What other ways would allow a model (similar to Brave) to flourish?     We look forward to your feedback!   Cheers,    Adshares Team 
Project: Adshares | Rewards: 8500 YUP
Skip ad blockers with Adshares | Posted 1 year ago
Hello Crowdholders, We have recently launched a task for website owners, in which everyone willing to put Adshares ad unit on their website is getting a reward. Today we are launching a task for Advertisers. If you have a website and would like to advertise it, there is a perfect opportunity to do it for free. What’s more, due to decentralised structure of Adshares network, your banner ads will be displayed to users who have ad blockers installed in their browsers. Take part in the task, join Adshares as an Advertiser and get 200 ADS on top of Crowdholding rewards, to spend on promoting your website. Upload your banner ad and get the reward!   Instructions: 📑📑 Register at our platform. Once you confirm your registration via e-mail you will get 200 ADS for advertising. Select Advertiser dashboard Upload your banner or multiple banners (HTML, jpg, gif or png). Recommended formats: 728x90, 468x60, 250x250, 300x250. Please make sure to enter a correct url and not to set strict targeting. The max CPC is the maximum you are willing to pay per one click (market average: ~0.1 USD). The max CPM is the maximum you are willing to pay per 1000 views of the banner (market average: ~2 USD). If you are not sure how to use the platform, please refer to the instruction. Share with us the link you are advertising (in comments) Give us feedback by commenting below about the entire process. Were there any difficulties? If so, please let us know in your comment.   Apart from the ability to skip ad blockers Adshares also offers: - Significantly lower fees (no middlemen = open ecosystem in which publishers and advertisers can make direct deals meaning lower commissions) - Transparency and increased freedom - no middlemen who can censor or block content. The publisher is the one who decides what content can be displayed on their website - Availability for small advertisers - no need for significant funds in order to join the network - Almost instant payments for publishers - transfers from advertisers to publishers are made automatically every hour Note: Adshares platform is optimized to work with the desktop version of Chrome. Mobile is currently not supported. Requirements: 📢📢 You need to follow the instructions to obtain the reward. Your answers must be unique and original. No copy-paste or “good luck” comments allowed.   Rewards: 🏆🏆 For this task we allocate 200 ADST and 5 000 YUP   Yours, Adshares team  
Project: Adshares | Rewards: 5000 YUP and 200.0 ADST
Testing a decentralized advertising ecosystem - task for website owners | Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
Hello Crowdholders, You already had an opportunity to get familiar with our blockchain-based advertising ecosystem and did give feedback on our Demo platform and ADS Wallet. Today we would like to ask publishers (i.e. website owners) to register on our platform and place Adshares ad units on their websites. Everyone willing to make profit with Adshares as publishers are welcome to keep Ad Units on their websites after the task is over.   Instructions: 📑📑 Register at our platform Select Publisher dashboard Add your site to the system. Instructions are available here. See the following section: "How to use the AdServer – instruction for Publishers" Select one of the following Ad Unit sizes: 250 x 250, 468 x 60 or 728 x 90 px, click "Save & continue" button and "Publish site" button afterwards. Go to the main Publisher dashboard, click the "Select banners for approval" button located in the upper right corner, and accept banners you want to display on your site. It's an important step - please make sure to accept banners you wish to display. The selection procedure described above refers to the Global Classification (it applies to all the sites you added). Click the website name in the main Publisher dashboard, then the "Get code" button and place it on your website. For a detailed explanation click here. Share with us the website link (in comments). Give us feedback by commenting below about the entire process. Were there any difficulties? If so, please let us know in your comment.   If you like our platform and would like to make profit with Adshares just keep the Ad Unit on your website. Coins you’ll earn will be stored on your sub-account on the AdServer. If you decide to withdraw your funds, you will just have to add your ADS account and transfer your coins.   Note: Adshares platform is optimized to work with the desktop version of Chrome. Mobile is currently not supported.   Requirements: 📢📢 You need to follow the instructions to obtain the reward Your answers must be unique and original No copy-paste or “good luck” comments allowed   Rewards: 🏆🏆 For this task we allocate 1 000  ADST and 5 000 YUP For tips we allocate 1 500 ADST 5 000 YUP Yours, Adshares team
Project: Adshares | Rewards: 5000 YUP and 1000.0 ADST

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Comments

De Gem | Posted 7 months ago
First of all, I support the idea of such an extension and think it will be an effective way of boosting Adshare revenue while considering the user. However, it will come with a lot of hard work, dedication, perseverance and most important of all marketing, which I'm sure you're aware of so I won't talk about that. What I want to remind you of is that from my experience with ads, most people won't accommodate too many of them. Sure, one or two banner ads are okay and they should be a bit tailored towards the users' lines of interest. Personally, when I visit a website and the ads are too much, I just close it and I'm sure most people do that. However, on the Crowdholding home page, I see one banner ad from Adshare which is quite fine. What will keep most people using an extension like that is reward sharing and yes, nobody wants to miss out on that. 

Secondly please correct the numbering of the second idea. I'm sure that's number two. It's another great idea and surely, users who are crypto curious won't mind checking out those sites that have Adshares.

Now to make this flourish I'd like to chip in the fact that, people love competitions. You can publish your top ten monthly earners of the users of Adshares extensions worldwide every month. You can also have a special incentive/reward for those earners every month. The reward should be catchy but nothing expensive either; a crypto hardware wallet, free ad space to advertise/market any product they have, etc. They can even sell out something like an ad space to others if they won't use it themselves which is indirect marketing of Adshares in itself.

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