Firefox Developers – Get Ready to Earn!
At GeoAds.com we know online advertising. For over 10 years we've grown our business and paid the bills by delivering ads to internet users through a variety of mediums and platforms. With the latest installment of GeoAds, we are capitalizing on this experience and industry partnerships by launching our newest ad-serving product – "Monetize Your AddOn".
Monetize Your AddOn allows Firefox developers to generate an income stream with zero programming! By simply adding a few lines of code to your next software release, you can start earning an income from your installed user base. As a Firefox AddOn Developer you're typically limited to the following under-performing compensation methods:
- Donations or contributions
- After Download pages
- Offering both free and Paid versions
If you want to be properly compensated for all the hard work you've completed, then consider the possibility of using your user base to generate income! After a user downloads your latest update, their browser will become an income-producing vehicle for you that displays relevant, non-spammy advertisements.
By partnering with GeoAds.com, you'll be part of our large, growing, successful advertising network which includes the likes of:
GeoAds.com has been approved by AMO Editors!
What Are Transitional Ads?
Transitional advertisements from GeoAds.com are full-page ads displayed in between the present and expected website, and are only displayed when a user clicks a link to leave a website. Transitional ads appear ‘in between' websites, and are inserted between web pages, before the destination webpage is loaded. Transitional ads are paid by display, so each time an ad is displayed; the AddOn developer is making a little money.
How are the Ads Served?
GeoAds.com Transitional Ads do not involve creating new ads on publisher pages, or modifying existing ads on publisher sites. Instead, we're adding a completely new web page which is the advertisement. We realize it's not acceptable to unfairly benefit from the content created by a Publisher, nor is it an option to remove a Publisher's advertisements. The web page we're adding will be displayed when the user clicks a link to leave a website and visit another site, before the HTTP request is passed to the intended web server. The user is taken to a page on GeoAds.com similar to this mockup page http://www.commercialbbqsmokers.net/geoads_test.html
What is the Ad-serving process?
Advertisers sign up with GeoAds.com to have their ads periodically appear when a user is surfing the Web. GeoAds.com technology only displays these ads when a user has clicked a link to leave the current Website in order to visit another Website.
Watch the video to learn more
Watch the video to learn more about how the GeoAds.com ad-serving technology will integrate with your Firefox AddOn.
Download this AddOn to see our Ads working!
Checkout our AddOn with the embedded GeoAds.com Ad-serving technology https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/woot-a-holic/
I develop AddOns, What else do I need to know?
Who decides which ads appear?
GeoAds.com has strict guidelines for ads that it accepts into its network. All Ads must be manually approved before they enter our display network. In the event that an ad appears which is inappropriate, we will remove the ad as quickly as possible and ensure it is blocked from appearing again.
We're attempting to be 100% Transparent. We're not intentionally hiding anything or trying to confuse users with the display of these ads. Our goals are clear to both AMO and the AddOn users – we endeavor to earn money for both ourselves and the AddOn Developer, and we're operating in a manner that's hopefully clear to everyone involved.
This won't surprise users – we're making a focused effort to comply with the AMO ‘No Surprises' policy. As a rule, GeoAds.com adheres to meeting user expectations and not contributing to unexpected user experiences. This starts by honestly communicating what changes are included with the new AddOn version, and in our case this means the user must understand the Firefox AddOn now displays Advertisements.
GeoAds.com is safe for users and doesn't impact user security. The GeoAds.com code will store a cookie on a user's computer in order to track whether the user has chosen to disable ads, as well as to track the number of monthly ad impressions, but with the exception of this, GeoAds.com has no other interaction with the user's computer. Nothing is installed on the user's computer in order to display the ads, and GeoAds.com does not require interaction with anything on the user's computer in order to properly function.
GeoAds.com realizes we're altering the user experience, but we've designed the Transitional Ads to have a minimal effect on user experience. We realize these ads do impact the user's experience, but our research suggests the effect isn't negative or cumbersome. Since the ads only appear as the user is transitioning to a different website, the user isn't actively engaged in the page's content. The user has clicked a link and is expecting to be taken to a new page on a different website, which is a user-driven transition as a result of a user action. GeoAds.com isn't implying these ads do not impact the user's experience, however since the display of ads will be part of the user's expectations based on the revised Terms for this Add-On, it's our belief there will be minimal impact to the overall user experience.
Users have 100% control over whether the ads are displayed and can easily opt-out with a simple mouse click. Opting out isn't hidden, misleading or difficult to navigate to. GeoAds.com will explain to the user that the display of these ads is helping the AddOn developer financially, and we also give the user the option to adjust the ad display frequency. However if the user doesn't want to view these ads, opting out is simple and quick.
Compensation for AddOn Developers
GeoAds.com compensates AddOn Developers without requiring Users to come out of pocket financially. We believe this is a great way of generating income that will be supported by all potential stakeholders of this effort: AddOn Developers, Users, AMO Editors and GeoAds.
Publishers aren't Hurt
These advertisements won't hurt Publishers by taking advantage of their content, nor will it take away from their advertising revenues. The GeoAds.com HREF replacement code only changes standard outbound links. GeoAds.com will not change script created links (eg. AdSense), nor will it touch image links or other potential revenue-generating links.