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Fidelity Media Payment Proof

I should’ve done this review months a go. I’ve joined Fidelity Media since November 2011. A little late but here we go..

What is Fidelity Media?

Taken from their website:

Fidelity Media is an online advertising network for advertisers and publishers.

We operate a Brand Safe Remnant Traffic network for advertisers and publishers. Our mission is to increase fill rates of every website’s available advertising inventory according to its fair market value. That means your inventory is filled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 12 months of the year. If we have no campaign matching your inventory at a specific moment, we will use your Third Party Network’s HTML code provided during the sign up process.

So, basically, Fidelity Media is CPM network which take advantage of remnant traffic.

fidelity media logo


What I like about Fidelity Media:

  • Recently, the payment is always on time (NET30, paid on the end of month)
  • it’s taking our remnant traffic, so, I’m not too stressed about ads placement
  • (recently) the ads is clean and quite fast loading.
  • has default ads tags, so, when Fidelity Media doesn’t have inventory to fill your traffic, it will load another ads code from another network (that you provided, but the ads code must be approved first by their team)
  • eCPM is OK, between 0.11 – 0.13 for my site and traffic
  • low minimum payout. My first payment was like $3 😛


What I don’t like about Fidelity Media

low coverage/fill-rate (at least for my traffic –which mostly Asian–). Based on this screenshot below, my fill-rate is only about 27.76%

fidelity media fill rate

low fill-rate for Asian traffic

The reporting dashboard is slow from here (Indonesia), maybe because it need to connect to Rusia first (yandex.ru)??

well, they promised NET30 payment, but on the few first months joining them, the payment was like NET40. (this issue is not happening in few last months)

there were some accident about malicious ads code. (not happening again on few last month, but still, I need more extra cautious about Fidelity Media ads)

sometimes, it show Video ads with sound! (rare case, haven’t seen it in few last months)

the payment we received is still being cut by Paypal fees. Fidelity Media is the only publisher network that I joined that the payment still get cut by Paypal fees, others publisher network didn’t have this Paypal fees issue.


Payment Proof

OK, since I’m joining them on November 2011, my first Payment come at December 2011. Payment screenshot is taken from my Paypal History.

fidelity media payment proof part #1

Payment Proof part #1

fidelity media payment proof part #2

Payment Proof part #2

As you can see on the above screenshot, the payment on first few months is just like NET40 (although they mentioned it’s NET30) and there are Paypal fees cut from from your revenue.


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ity.im review

What is ity.im?
ity.im is kind of adf.ly with a little twist. You got paid when you shorten your URL.

What’s the difference between ity.im and adf.ly?
There are some pros regarding ity.im compared to other paid-URL-shorter:

  • there is other ways other than shorting your URL to collect money: placing banner ads and pop-up ads (and referral)
  • eCPM rate is way too high compared to adf.ly — even for Asian-based country. I can make $24 per day using ity.im compared to $16 a day using adf.ly.
  • instant payment, no need to wait until end of the month until you got paid. Once you requested payment, the system will process your request and send you payment within days. They promised instant payment after request! My first payment came after 2 days of requested time.

Ity.im payment proof?
This is my first payment from ity.im:

ity.im payment proof

first payment from ity.im

Do you still use it?
NO! Why? Because ity.im only paid me on my first request, my second and third request just being ignored by them. Here’s my request screen shot:

scammed by ity.im

my ity.im pending payment requests

As you can see, my second request had been longed for more than 2 weeks (remember that they promised instant payment) and still no money coming to my paypal. That’s enough reason for me to lift their ads code from my site and move on.

Final words: Stay away from ity.im, it’s highly likely a scam!

Sonobi.com review #1

What is Sonobi.com?

In brief: Sonobi.com is one of quite new CPC and CPM ads networks out there. So, you got revenue when ads shown (CPM) or clicked by users (CPC). Their payment term is NET60 (this is my first time dealing with ads network that has this long payment terms)

I joined them last week of November 2011 and got my first payment this January 2012. So, this answered the most common questions:

Do Sonobi.com pay? Yes, they do. Is the payment on time? Yes, it is.

Auditing revenue?

This one I noticed the most. To my surprise, it seems they do some revenue auditing before finalizing our earning. Just like Adsense do, so, I’m not too surprised with this kind of scheme. They also promptly sending us email about our finalized earning. You may noticed that Sonobi.com’s eCPM is really good for a new ads network.

sonobi.com November 2011 revenue stats

My November 2011 revenue stats

November payment sent to my Paypal:

sonobi.com first payment

My first sonobi payment coming to my Paypal account

There’s a $8.43 gap between reporting and payment. I think the “invalid” revenue is quite so-so (my biggest revenue “cut” is from Adsense, where I found about $50 not accounted for)

Some other note: their reporting is updated once a day. Sometimes (rarely) 2 days. Don’t be surprised if your revenue stats isn’t updated yet.

So, this is my first review about Sonobi.com. I’ll surely review Sonobi.com again on my second payment, because this second payment is quite big.

Final words: definitely worth to try if you have sites with insane traffic (>10K pageview per day).

You may also read PinballPublisherNetwork.com review

Pinballpublishernetwork review

What/who is pinballpublishernetwork.com?
They are advertising company. They provide pay-per-install advertising, means: you got money when visitors install applications/toolbar from Pinballpublishernetwork.com. They also had referral program. Publisher (us) can promote Pinbalpublishernetwork’s applications via banner, text link, interstitial or pop-over.

What kind of applications that they offer?
Free applications, games, smileys

pinballpublishernetwork.com content program

Publisher can choose which to promote


Do they pay? Pinballpublishernetwork.com payment proof?
Yes, they absolutely pay. Payment term: NET30 (just like Adsense). I already paid twice via Paypal (forgot to say: you can either paid via Paypal or check/wire). Here’s my paypal screenshot:

pinballpublishernetwork.com payment proof #1

First payment from PinballPublisherNetwork.com

pinballpublishernetwork.com payment proof #2

Second payment from PinballPublisherNetwork.com

I would say that: PinbalPublisherNetwork.com is suitable if your site content are one of these: download-related, free-online game and software-related tutorial (including PC desktop modification/tips/trick)

Do you still use it?
No. Why? See my report from PinballPublisherNetwork.com dashboard:

pinballpublishernetwork reports

My payment schedule report

Look closely and compare it to my paypal payment proof. First payment should be sent at November 11th but they send me payment at November 23rd; I said: Okay, a little 12 days late is rather fine.
Now look at the second payment schedule and compare it to my second paypal payment proof. I should been paid at Nov 29th but they sent the payment at January 13th 2012. That’s almost 2 months late. In the middle of the payment delay, my account manager had been replaced, I had to re-send my W8-BEN form and do some back-and-fort email communications with my account manager more than 10 times. Crazy! I think maybe they were a runner at that time.
So, that’s my simple reason for removing their ads code from my site. If they pay on-time, I would love to continue to use them.

Final words: you should try them!