Widget ads

Hungry For Hits offers an off site text ad exchange, called Widget ads. Your Widget ads are shown on websites that belong to other Hungry For Hits members. The websites where they are displayed must have another purpose than generating views, so it can be for example on homepages, login pages and blogs. This powerful feature allows you to reach visitors across the web and around the world with your ads, and not in a typical advertising environment.

Site owners who place Widgets on their sites will earn 1 Widget ad impression per visit to the Widget, but max 10 per IP and day. Any more views from the same IP address will not count (and impressions from those excessive views will not be deducted from the people that promote them). You can see an example of how a Widget looks on the right side of this post.

To add a Widget ad, go to the Widget ad exchange page under the Advertising menu. Write your ad, the title can be max 30 character long and the ad text can be max 100 characters long. In the “Link” field, add the URL you want people to visit when they click your ad. Your link must use HTTPS.

Free members can add 3 Widget ads, Silver members can add 5 Widget ads, Gold members and Super Advertisers can add 10 Widget ads. This advertising option is off site and does not come with unlimited advertising for Super advertisers, so everyone must assign Widget ad impressions to have their Widget ads displayed.

Once you’ve added a Widget ad, you can see a preview of how it displays. If the text is cut off, it’s because you’ve exceeded the amount of characters allowed and you can simply edit it to fit.

To have your Widget ad display in Widgets across the web you must assign Widget ad impressions to it. There is a link to convert website credits to Widget ad impressions right above where you add your Widget ads. You will get 5 Widget ad impressions per 1 credit. It’s not possible to convert impressions back to website credits.

Once you have Widget ad impressions, add the number of impressions you want to assign to your ad in the “Assign” field and click “Assign”, or use the quick distribution option above your ads. You can see how many Widget ad impressions you have at the top of the page.

It is also possible to earn credits by placing a Widget on a website you own. You will also be able to win them as prizes when surfing in Hungry For Hits.

Adding a Widget to your own website

You can earn Widget ad impressions directly by adding a Widget to your own website. There is a link to your Widgets on the Widget ads page. You can choose the layout and color scheme for each widget, so that they will match your site.

Once you select a name, color and layout for your Widget, you will get a code snippet to add where you want to place it on your website. The code uses javascript.

The Widget also has your referral ID attached to it. You will earn 1 Widget ad impression per visit to the Widget you place on your website, but max 10 per IP and day. Any more views from the same IP address will not count (and impressions from those excessive views will not be deducted from the people that promote them).

Please ensure that any Widgets you place online follow the guidelines below. Any attempt of cheating to earn more impressions will lead to account suspension.

 You may only place the widget on a website you own, manage or are in control of.
The widget must be in a visible location on your website when the site is visited in a normal way.
 The website you place the widget on must serve a purpose other than generating views and advertising. For example they might visit the site to read content, or to log in.

 You can’t place the widget on a page that’s only purpose is to generate widget views or generate traffic.
 Visitors must not have to scroll down all the way to the bottom of your site to see your widget.
 The page that you place your widget on must not be rotated in any kind of autosurf or automated traffic generating program.