UPDATE: WidgetBucks is no longer recommended by this blog!!!
WidgetBucks has just announced the launch of their CPM (cost-per-thousand impressions) WidgetBucks ads program.
"CPM ads for non-U.S./Canada traffic have successfully launched on WidgetBucks! This solution gives publishers the opportunity to earn revenue, per impression, for traffic that comes from countries other than U.S. and Canada."
How To Implement The CPM Ads
Important: In order to begin earning revenue from ad impressions on international traffic, you'll need to replace your existing WidgetBucks ad code with new WidgetBucks ad code.
"To update your widget(s), simply click "Copy HTML" within the "Customize Your Widget" page for that widget and re-paste/replace the code block into your site. The updated code -- which has been greatly simplified and reduced in length -- can also be replaced directly into the Blogger, TypePad or WordPress blogging platforms."
CPM impressions and ad revenue results will start showing in your WidgetBucks account on Wednesday, Dec. 12th. CPM rates will vary depending on the geographic location of your site visitors. CPM revenue, PPC (pay-per-click) revenue and referral revenue data will each be updated on a daily basis, and will be available by noon Pacific Time the following day.
According to WidgetBucks, here's how it works once you've updated your WidgetBucks ad code:
"At the time a user visits a page containing the widget, we will sense the geographic location of the visitor. If they are in the U.S. and/or Canada, the user will see the normal WidgetBucks widget. If the user is outside those two countries, then our system will determine a country-specific CPM ad to display. We are currently working with advertisers covering hundreds of countries and offering thousands of creatives to ensure optimum monetization."
Updated MyWidgets Page
Also rolling out tomorrow is an updated MyWidgets page. This updated reports page should make it easier when it comes to checking your ad and referral stats. The new MyWidgetss page will include tabbed navigation for all three revenue streams (PPC, CPM and referrals). Here's a look at it...
This new WidgetBucks interface gives you a breakdown of PPC and CPM impressions, expanded referral data and integrated blog headlines to keep you up-to-date with things happening at the WidgetBucks camp.
All in all, some pretty good changes coming from WidgetBucks, and I expect to see some more good things down the line. It you haven't tried WidgetBucks yet, you can sign up for a free account here. You'll also get $25 deposited in your account just for signing up!