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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is this site?

Rvolve is a hyper-local ads system that lets advertisers pinpoint target their adverts to a local audience, and publishers of local content earn from locally relevant deals and services.

How does the local targeting work?

By letting publishers precisely specify the location of the content on their page down to house level. An ad, which also has a precise location, is then matched using a proximity search to the publisher's locations and the closest ads with the highest bids are displayed.

How does the pay-for-performance option work?

The pay-for-performance option includes a coupon that appears above your website. When the coupon is clicked, customers can buy the product online and collect a custom coupon code for that purchase, which they bring to you. After receiving the coupon code you enter the code into your account at rvolve.com, and are paid a percentage of the income from the purchase.

How much do I have to pay as an advertiser?

As an advertiser you can choose to pay-for-performance, pay-per-click, or pay per week/month. If you are paying-per-click then you choose the bid you want to pay e.g. 0.30c per click. You are shown more often with a higher bid. For the pay-for-performance option, you pay 20% of the item purchase price (after a discount has been applied). For regular payments per month it depends on the publisher you have signed up via, and the price they have set.

What format(s) should my images be in?

By default we look at your website and grab the largest images on the page (one square, one tall, one wide), which can be any size. We recommend having relatively large images, e.g. 600x400 pixels. However, if you wish you can upload images on your website for this purpose and refer to them precisely. These will all be scaled to fit onto the publisher's ads.

Do I need a website to advertise?

Yes, you need at least a page on the Web.

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For Publishers

What is this site?

Rvolve is a hyper-local ads system that lets advertisers pinpoint target their adverts to a local audience, and publishers of local content earn from locally relevant deals and services.

How does the local targeting work?

By letting publishers precisely specify the location of the content on their page down to house level. An ad, which also has a precise location, is then matched using a proximity search to the publisher's locations and the closest ads with the highest bids are displayed.

How much do I earn as a publisher?

You take a base rate of 66% of earnings. You also become an affiliate and start receiving ongoing earnings from any advertisers and publishers that you sign up. You take an additional 7.5% for a publisher and 7.5% for an advertiser that has signed up via your link.

The images don't appear on my page in IE7 and IE8?

This is a known issue, and some pages have this problem. To provide a fix, copy the line:
<!--[if IE]><script src="http://rvolve.com/js/excanvas.compiled.js"></script><![endif]-->
into the start of the header section of your page.

What platforms are known to be compatible with Rvolve ads?

Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE7/IE8 do not support animation and replace this with static images, IE9 supports everything), Safari, Android, iPhone/iPad. Please let us know if you can add to this list. Note: No Flash is used, instead we use standards based HTML5.

How do I get paid as a publisher?

As soon as your balance is above $US30, you can choose to withdraw the balance to your Paypal account. This payment is made within 24 hours. Please keep in mind that some of our payments from partners are delayed, and can take up to 2 months to be processed and appear on your account.

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