What is the site key? What do I do if I receive a message that it's invalid?
You can find the site key from your Dashboard. To see it, log in via Beaconads.com, click the "Actions" drop-down next to one of your ad zones and click "Ad Code".
Your site key is the part of the STEP 2 code without the "bsap_"
In this example, '4d23a9e08e0ab6a836a2b19f55a52e14' is the site key:
Note: If you receive an error that the site key is invalid, this is usually because curl (or similar) isn't enabled for the server you are on..
Why did my ad automatically renew?
Our system is setup to make it easy for advertisers to purchase month-to-month ads with the least amount of effort. So when you purchase an ad, it will automatically renew unless you click on the "Do Not Renew" link next to the ad details before the ad is set to renew..
I am a new Publisher, and I need some assistance on how to price my ads.
If you would like more information about pricing your ads, you may want to read our article, How to Price and Place Your Ads.
You may also be interested in reading this article on selling your ads.
If you would like pricing advice from our team, you can open a support ticket to request assistance..
My ads are sold out on my site. What should I do next to increase revenue?
That's great news! This means you are doing things right and advertisers love your site.
There are a few things you can do to try and increase your ad revenue:
You can add some new spots to a current zone that is sold out by increasing both the "Banners" and "Max Banners." You will want to make sure that when you do this, you do not decrease the impressions of your current advertisers, since that could cause cancellations..
How do I cancel an ad?
If you look under the ad details for the ad in your Dashboard, you will see a "Do Not Renew" link beneath it..
Can I use affiliate links for my ads?
When you use our service to purchase an ad, you can upload the image of your choice for your ad and use the destination URL of your choice - as long as they do not violate our terms of service..
One browser is displaying my BSA ads, but the other isn't. Why is that?
Sometimes this is due to an ad blocker being turned on in your browser. Please check your browser settings to make sure that an ad blocker is not turned on and then try again.
If you are sure that your ad blocker is turned off, then it could also be that certain code surrounding your ad code is causing the div to be hidden in a particular browser..
Tutorial: How to Purchase an Ad
In this tutorial, I will walk you through this process so you will know exactly what to expect when you purchase your first ad..
Tutorial: Choosing the Right Websites for Your Ad Campaign
When you want to promote a product or service online, the first thing you will want to do is research the type of audience that will be interested in your product or service, and then find out what types of websites that audience likes to visit..
Tutorial: How to Price and Place Your Ads
Signing up for an account and being accepted to the BeaconAds.com Network is exciting. It means that the website you've worked so hard on is ready to sell ad space..
Tutorial: How to Install Your Ad Code
After you create an ad zone, the next thing you will need to do is install the ad code so that any ads that you sell can start appearing on your website.
I am having problems logging into my account.
Login troubles are usually the result of the following scenarios:
You have forgotten your password. In this case, please use the Forgot Password form.
Your account has been banned..
How do I change my password?
Login to your account.
Go to My Account > Account Settings
You will see a field for "password".
Click on the "change password" link.
Can I use AdSense in conjunction to ads form this service?
Yes, we do not have any restrictions about using this service at the same time with Google AdSense. However, we do not allow you to use this service in conjunction with a materially competitive service that allows you to sell ads directly to advertisers..
The new ad code doesn’t display the ads. Why?
If the new ad code isn't displaying the ads, you will want to make sure to check the following:
Make sure that you have the STEP 1 code placed just after the opening tag of your website.
Make sure that you have the the STEP 2 code placed in your code exactly where you want the ads to appear.
If you were using the old version of our ad code, make sure it is not still pasted in the code of your website..
How does the waiting list work?
Advertisers are able to subscribe to zones that are sold out through our waiting list feature. When they click add to my waiting list they are added to a waiting list you can see in your Publisher Dashboard..
Third Party Developers
BuySellAds currently provides third party developers with frameworks to display Ads on the web, desktop, and mobile devices. These frameworks are designed to make it trivial to add Ads to your application..
Which ad size should I use for my zones?
We recommend that publishers to use standard IAB ad sizes: 125x125, 300x250, 160x600, and 728x90; however, you are free to create any size ad you wish to sell..
How does A/B testing work?
A/B Testing allows you to test different creatives in one spot. Just go to your Advertiser Dashboard and click on the name of the website for the ad you want to edit..
What are estimated impressions?
The estimated impressions numbers you see on site detail pages are gathered by the BeaconAds.com ad code. They are the estimated impressions (also known as page views) for a specific ad zone based on the last 30 days worth of data..
We tend to answer most support tickets during normal business hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST). However, we're constantly monitoring tickets, and we'll address urgent issues on nights and weekends, too.