adgridwork Help and Support
Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a collection of the most frequent questions that our users have asked us. Please consult this list if you have a general question about our service because
chances are, someone has had the same question in the past :)
Can I display adgridwork Ads on the same page as Google Adsense?
Yes, you can!
Since adgridwork's ads are visually distinct from Adsense ads, you can now safely display both on the same site. See our blog post about it
for all the details.
If adgridwork is free, how do you plan on making a living off of it?
We do not make any money much less a living off of adgridwork.
We handle the site in our free time (though lately with the launch it does feel more like a job :-).
We simply had an idea and wanted to see it through - see if it would catch on.
We have never had any plans to make a living or any money at all from running adgridwork.
We just want to make something that people will use. (Plus if it catches on, it will look really good on a resume ;-)
What do I need to register?
To register for adgridwork, all you need is a valid email address and a password of your choice. Go to our Registration
page and enter the three required fields. You can only register with your email address once, but can add as many websites as you would like
from that single address.
Does it cost anything to use this site?
Absolutely Not! adgridwork is 100% free and always will be.
So I registered...Now what?
After you register, you will be taken to your Account Manager
(the page with 'Site Summary' at the top). From there, you need to Add a Website
to the Network. By Adding Your Site, you are basically letting our system know that you plan on serving ads on your website and want your own advertisement (which
you will create using the Site Submission form) displayed on others. If you are currently logged in, you can Add Your Site
Once you have finished adding your site, you will be presented with some Ad Code
that you must
insert into your own website before your site is
activated. Once your site is activated, our system will begin serving the ad that you created to other similar websites.
I forgot my password.
No worries, this kind of stuff happens all the time :) Simply click the 'Forget Your Password' link at the top of the Login
page and submit the email
address that you registered your account under and we'll send you your password.
I try logging in but nothing happens.
Our site requires Cookies to process logins. To enable cookies:
1. In Internet Explorer, find the Tools menu item and select Options. Then, click on the privacy tab and alter your privacy settings to allow cookies.
2. In Firefox, go to the preferences/options page and then click on the 'privacy' tab. In the cookies section, choose to 'Allow sites to set cookies.'
3. In Safari, click 'safari' on the top tab, scroll down to 'preferences', and find the 'security' tab. Then, either click 'Always Accept Cookies' or 'only from sites you navigate to.'
Once you're done, restart your browser and try to log in again.
How do I display ads on my site?
After you Add Your Site to the Network (see 'So I registered...Now what?' if you need help doing this), we will present you with some
automatically fetch related advertisements and display them on your website in the way that you indicated when you Add[ed] Your Site.
By displaying ads on your site, you tell our servers that you are actively participating in the Network and we will in turn display your
advertisement on other similar pages.
How do I get my ad on your site?
Technically speaking, your ad is not being displayed on our website, but rather a Network of other users' sites, just like yours.
For those of you who know what BitTorrent is, our model follows the same format. You must actively participate in serving advertisements on
your website in order to have your advertisement displayed on other websites. To begin serving ads (and have your website displayed on other
sites) check out the above question 'So I registered...Now what?'
How do I get my ad to be displayed frequently on other sites? (What is a Rank?)
To encourage our user's to take their advertising campaigns seriously (as opposed to just slapping the Ad Code on some hidden page where visitor's
won't see it), we have established a Merit-Based Ranking System. The idea is simple: Sites that generate higher numbers of ad clicks will be
displayed more on other sites. How about an example:
Bob's High End Sporting Goods and Al's Athletics are both websites that distribute sports apparel and products and who are both participating in adgridwork.
Bob has taken the time to strategically place his Ad Code so as to maximize its exposure and click-throughs. On an average day, 100 of his
visitors will click on one of the ads on his site. Al, on the otherhand, is looking for a free-ride with adgridwork, and places his Ad Code
on the seldom visited Frequently Asked Questions page of his site. If he's lucky, 1 or 2 users will click an ad on his site. Because Bob generates
many more ad-clicks then Al, his site will have a higher rank. And what does this mean? Bob's site will be displayed much, MUCH more frequently on other user's sites.
What are Metrics? (Conversions, Impressions, CTR, etc...)
Metrics are statistics about your ad campaign and website. The following summarizes each of them:
Site Requests -
This indicates the number of times that your website has requested an ad block from our servers. It also corresponds to the number
of page views your site has received.
This field indicates the number of times that your website advertisement has appeared on other user's sites.
This indicates the number of times that your advertisement has been clicked on another user's site. The more conversions,
the better targeted the ads are.
CTR - Click Through Rate -
The CTR simply indicates the ratio of Conversions to Impressions.
The Click field indicates how many times someone has clicked an ad on your site.
Why does the Site Summary say my website is Dormant?
Like mentioned before, in order to have your advertisement displayed on our Network of websites, you must display ads on your own site and your
website status must be set to Active. In
order to make sure that everyone is abiding by these rules, your website will start off as being Dormant. In order to
set it Active, you must insert your personal Ad Code into the HTML of your website. Once you do this, our servers
will recognize that you are actively participating and set your status to Active. If you remove the Ad Code, or fail to display
Ads on your site for a significant amount of time, we will set your status to Dormant and stop displaying your advertisement on
other sites. Again, we have to this system in place to enforce participation in our community and to discourage freeloading promoters from trying to
take advantage of the honest users. If you have pasted the Ad Code and your site is still Dormant, there are a couple possible solutions.
First, make sure you visit the page with your ad code, as your site only becomes Active after your ad code is loaded.
Second, make sure the ad code is formatted just as it is when you copied it. If the code is all on one line, or your sid is not set to the right site it, then
the ad code will not work. If none of these solutions help, go ahead and contact us for further help.
You keep mentioning Ad Code. What is this and where do I find it?
1. What is it?
website that talks to our servers everytime a user visits your page. Ad Code is responsible for fetching the targeted ads that you display on your
website. Additionally, it helps record the various metrics that you see in your Site Summary display. In order to have your advertisement displayed
on other websites in the adgridwork Network, you must have this Ad Code on your own website.
2. Where do I find it?
Whenever you successfully submit a new website to the Network or update an existing one, we will give you a new piece of Ad Code that you can put in your
website source. If you accidently copied your Ad Code over wrong or just need to see it again, go to your Summary of Sites (Overview
) and click on the
Extended Info link next to the website that you want to see the Ad Code for. You will see some rows expand. In the first of these expanded rows, there is
a link Display Ad Code. Simply click this link and a window containing your Ad Code will pop up.
I just updated my existing site and now the ads on my site are all screwy. How do I fix this?
This usually occurs when you change the Layout of your existing Ad Block and forget to copy over the new Ad Code. Whenever you change the site or orientation of
the ads on your own site, you must update your old Ad Code with the new Code that we give you.
Inserting Ad Code Into Your Site
Inserting our Ad Code into a Blogger.com / BlogSpot Blog
This will walk you through how to insert our Ad Blocks just below the Header on your Blogger.com blog. The steps are similar for inserting the
Ad Code in other places (just change where you insert it in Step 4.)
PASTE AD CODE HERE!!!
1. Copy your custom Ad Code from adgridwork.com.
2. Go to blogger.com and log into Dashboard.
3. Click the TEMPLATE tab.
4. Find the section of Code that you see below and paste your Ad Code where it says 'Paste Ad Code Here.'
5. That's It!
Inserting our Ad Code into a GooglePages Site
This will walk you through how to insert our Ad Blocks into the HTML of a GooglePages website.
1. Copy your custom Ad Code from adgridwork.com.
2. Log into your Google Page Creator account.
3. Locate and select the webpage that you want to display adgridwork Ads on.
4. Select the field where you want the Ad Block to appear.
5. Click 'Edit HTML.'
6. Paste your adgridwork Ad Code into the HTML code on this page.
7. Save Changes.
8. Publish your web page and you're set!
Inserting our Ad Code into a Wordpress Blog
This will walk you through how to insert our Ad Blocks into the HTML of a Wordpress blog. There is an Excellent
Tutorial by Tomhanna
over at http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Tomhanna/Adding_Ads_to_Wordpress
that walks you through how to insert Ad Code into any page of your Wordpress blog. Here is a quick except from his blog for those of you who just want to
quickly add Ads to the Sidebar of your blog:
"You can add ads to the sidebar by editing the sidebar.php template file.
The standard WordPress sidebar template file features a complex nested list, so take care not to disturb the nest.
You can carefully integrate ads into the list, or restructure the list to remove the nesting feature if the ad's code interupts the list format.
Or add the ads to the top or bottom of the nested list, skipping any possible coding conflicts.
To include the code inside of the list, you may need to put your advertisers code between a pair of <li> </li> tags or your page
will not validate and may not look right. For example, you may want to include an ad between the Pages and Archives in your sidebar:"
Pages' ); ?>