FAQ

Getting Started:

  1. What happens after I create my Nuffnang account?
    • After you've activated your Nuffnang account, the next step will be to insert an ad unit onto your blog.
  2. What is an ad unit?
    • An ad unit is a widget you add to your blog that tracks your traffic and displays ads when you are assigned a campaign by Nuffnang.
  3. I have inserted my ad unit. Why don't I see ads on my blog?
    • When you first insert your ad unit, it takes 20 days to approximate your traffic as our team manually assigns you the best ad to your blog. During this time you will not be assigned any ad campaigns.
  4. I've had my ad unit for more than 20 days. Why don't I see ads on my blog?
    • At Nuffnang, we try to find the best ad to match your blog. Our team assign ads we think you or your audience may be interested in. From time to time, there will not always be an ad campaign assigned to you as we may have not the right ad for your blog.
  5. What happens when you are assigned an ad campaign?
    • You will receive an email letting you know about the upcoming ad campaign. The ad unit will automatically display the assigned ads on your blog. If you do not like the ad, please email us and we can remove it or assign you with a different ad.

General:

  1. What is blog advertising?
    • Blog advertising in its most basic form is having ads displayed on blogs. Blogs is the main vehicle of advertising in this industry.
  2. How do I earn from blogging?
    • You earn not really from blogging but instead from placing ads on your blog. Advertisers will then pay you based on either the amount of clicks generated from your ads or the number of impressions.
  3. What are ad campaigns?
    • Ad campaigns are organized marketing strategies to help advertisers promote and sell their product. As a Nuffnanger, you and your blog will act as host for these campaigns.
  4. How do ad campaigns work?
    • Advertisers generally rent the ad space from your blog then pay you per click or per impression made.
  5. What type of ad units are available?
    • There are currently 3 types of ad units available. Skyscraper, Large Rectangle, and Leaderboard. For a more detailed look click here.

Earnings:

  1. Cash Out Button
    • Once you have at least $50 in earnings, you'll see a Cash Out button at the bottom right corner in the Earnings page of your Nuffnang account.
  2. Do I need to use all 3 types of ad units to earn money?
    • No you don't need to have all the 3 types of ads on your blog to earn money but it will increase the chances of earning more money because when ads are more prominent and abundant, advertisers are more likely to advertise on your blog.
  3. How will I be paid?
    • You will be paid once you cash out and a cheque will be mailed to your mailing address as per our system. You will be paid in Australian Dollar.
  4. I just cashed out, when will my cheque arrive?
    • This simple algorithm applies to all/community Nuffnangers upon cash out to figure out when your cheque will arrive. Last Friday of "cash out" month + 60 days processing period + 14th days approximate mailing time. Example: I cashed out on the 19th of July 2012. (31 July + 60 days + 14 days = Cheque will arrive the first week of October 2012)
  5. Why do some people earn more and other's less?
    • How we build banners is to allocate a certain number of impressions to each blogger. Every day, the banners will deliver (i.e. be displayed) until the daily allocation is exhausted - sometimes this happens very quickly. We do not take clicks into account for payment. You will be paid based on impressions. Just to give you a rationale behind this - having this system better allows us to deliver more accurately, as well as give us the flexibility to have multiple campaigns running on a single blog.
  6. What should I blog about to attract the attention of advertisers?
    • Unfortunately there isn't a magic formula that can work for everyone. Blogging is about self-expression and earning money from that is secondary but of course important and motivating. All we can say is blog about the things you're passionate about as it will reflect on your blog.
  7. I have ads running on my blog but why aren't I earning?
    • The main reason your earnings are still zero is due to blog or site traffic. If your traffic is extremely low, then it is normal to have zero earnings. To combat this, start driving traffic to your blog!
  8. How do I get Advertorials?
    • Advertorial opportunity is offered selectively by advertisers to bloggers who have high number of visitors and has suitable content and writing style with their products/services. Nuffnang will always propose bloggers with high traffic (at least 1000 unique visitors daily) to advertisers for advertorial but the decision to offer the advertorials to bloggers lies in the hands of advertisers. Should an advertiser pick a particular blogger for an advertorial; the blogger will be contacted by us for further instructions

Admin Panel:

  1. How do I change my email address?
    • Write into our helpdesk and tell us you want to change your email address.
  2. How do I change my payee name?
    • Write into our helpdesk and tell us you want to change your Payee Name. Include in the ticket your updated payee name and License number for verification. Bear in mind that your payee name should resemble your name on your Identification Card.
  3. Can I have two Nuffnang accounts instead of just one?
    • Unfortunately, the rules clearly state that each person is allowed up to only 1 account. This is to ensure that all payment and administrative tasks run uniformly and smoothly.
  4. How many blogs can I add to my Nuffnang account?
    • You may add as many blogs as you wish to your Nuffnang account however we suggest only adding the ones that are active, display Nuffnang ads and are open to public to ensure the stability of your status.
  5. How do I add another blog to my account?
    • You may do so at your Blog Manager. You can access your Blog Manager from your Nuffnang Dashboard.
  6. Can I link my Nuffnang Account with ChurpChurp?
    • Yes you may. All you have to do is click on the ChurpChurp icon on top of your Nuffnang dashboard and follow the simple instructions.
  7. How do I remove the ads on my blog?
    • All you have to do is to remove our ad codes from your blog. If you are using a widget in Blogger, all you have to do is remove the entire widget.
  8. How do I delete my Nuffnang account?
    • Write into our helpdesk and tell us you want to "close your Nuffnang account". Include in the ticket the reason for closing the account.
  9. What are polls?
    • Polls are meant for you to utilize if you wish to know your visitors better. It will also help subtly for advertisers to know your readers better so they can advertise more effectively on your blog in the long run.
  10. How do I change my password?
    • You may update your password by clicking on the "Forgot your Password" link under the login field. Kindly follow the instruction given and you should be able to change the password easily.
  11. Can I change my Username?
    • Unfortunately, your username is unique to you and cannot be changed.

Nuffnanger Perks:

  1. What is Featured Blogger of the Month?
    • Each month, we choose a lucky and deserving blogger to be featured on our Nuffnang blog.
  2. Can I become the featured blogger of the month?
    • Yes of course! As long as you're a Nuffnanger, it is an open opportunity. All Featured Bloggers go through a nomination process to ensure that all is fair and right so should you be interested, do write in to us on our Helpdesk and share with us a little bit about yourself and why you think we should choose you to be our next Featured Blogger of the Month?

Ad Management:

  1. What is CPUV?
    • Cost-Per-Unique-Visit - This means that the advertiser purchases a number of unique visits from your blog. The ad campaign will end once the number of UV's have been expired.
  2. What is CPC?
    • Cost-Per-Click - This means that the advertiser purchases a number of unique clicks from your blog. The ad campaign will end once the number of clicks has been expired.
  3. What is CTR?
    • Click-Through-Ratio - The Click-Through-Ratio indicates the amount of people who click on your ads out of the total amount of visits you get. The higher the CTR, the better as blogs with a CTR of more than 0.2% will automatically be eligible for a CTR bonus which is extra earnings.
  4. Where do I place the ads?
    • You may place your ads anywhere on your blog. However for optimal visibility and performance, we recommend that you place them in the suggested areas on our Add Ads page.
  5. I blog on Wordpress, why don't my ads show?
    • Free versions of Wordpress.com do not allow the use of Javascripts nor the editing of their template's HTML. However, hosting your blog by using Wordpress.org's files on your own domain will allow you to do so if you are able to set the file permission settings through your FTP.
  6. I blog on Xanga, why doesn't my ads show?
    • At the moment, Xanga Themes does not support the use of javascript as it prevents the "< script >" tag to be inserted when placing a HTML code into their widgets. Only the old "Look & Feel" page allows the user to insert javascript. You may find the Xanga support forum thread about this here
  7. I blog on LiveJournal, why doesn't my ads show?
    • Unfortunately LiveJournal currently does not allow 3rd party advertisements nor the editing of their HTML.
  8. I blog on Multiply, why doesn't my ads show?
    • Unfortunately Multiply currently does not allow 3rd party advertisements nor the editing of their HTML.
  9. Can I also put Google Ads on my blog?
    • Nuffnang Ads do not look like Google Ads, are not contextual and is not formatted in any way to look like Google Ads or search boxes so you should not have a problem with putting on Nuffnang Ads on the same page as Google Adsense. Do refer to the Google Adsense Program Policies for further details.