FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users.
How does the AdFoc.us service work?
AdFoc.us is a revolutionary new way of making money from sending people to links. If you have a popular website with downloads or have a link to download a Minecraft mod from a forum, simply drop the link in the AdFoc.us URL shortener and get people to click on your AdFoc.us short URL. Once people start clicking on your short URL, you start making money!
How much will I be paid for my shortened URLs?
All of the clicks you receive on your shortened URLs are paid out according to the country each visiting user comes from. United States generally pays out the most because it is the highest quality for advertisers. You can take a look at the exact payouts on the payout rates page. Please note that these rates are subject to our duplicate IP visitor policy and are subject to change.
Do you match or beat competitors like AdF.ly?
Absolutely. By default, you should be seeing higher rates than AdF.ly. If you generate more than $5/day in earnings, we can audit your traffic and see if it qualifies for an earning boost. Contact us to inquire.
What is the minimum payment threshold for payment?
We pay our users as long as they have earned more than $10.00 since their last payment. If it is your first payment, you must earn $10.00 first before a payout is sent. We set these minimums because of the fees associated with sending payment.
When are payments sent?
We payout users on a month-to-month basis. We calculate earnings from the previous month (short URL earnings + referral commissions) and update your "Account Balance" (on the "Payment History" tab). On the 7th of the month, you can click the "Payment History" tab while logged in to check the status of your payment or request a payment. You must request a payment in order to be paid. It can take a few days from the time you request payment to see the money in your PayPal account or Bitcoin wallet.
What is the policy on duplicate IP visitors?
In order to maintain high quality traffic for our advertisers and keep our payout rates as high as possible, we have to pay less for duplicate IP visitors. We made an important announcement about our payout rate policy for duplicate IP visits in our forum - "Unique / Duplicate IP Earnings Information". If you are sending a lot of traffic that includes duplicate visits from the same IP, it is important to take this into consideration.
Can I click my own links?
Whenever a click on your link is counted, it is first checked as a fraudulent click. A fraudulent click may include; a click from your home IP address, a click from an IP address in which your account has been logged in with, clicks from proxies, clicks from bots, clicks from automated software, and/or any other type of click we determine as fraudulent. The traffic we send to our advertisers needs to be high quality and we have performance metrics built into our system to track all of our users. Traffic that is deemed as fraudulent is not of good quality and can result in a ban. We try to be as fair as possible to our users and advertisers! To read more, visit our terms and conditions page.
Are there any important rules about where I should not post AdFoc.us short URLs?
It is extremely important to read our Terms and Conditions as we have many important rules to keep AdFoc.us a premium advertising network and keep providing the best payout rates you will find at any paid URL shortening service. If you do not abide by the Terms and Conditions, your account could be banned or warned.
What happens if my account gets banned?
If you cannot log in to your account with a message about being banned, your account will not be reinstated and all earnings forfeited. We ban users who we are very confident violated our Terms and Conditions.
What happens if my account gets a Red Flag/Warning?
If you login to your account and see a message about a Red Flag/Warning on the Payment History page, we have detected a violation of our Terms and Conditions on your account but give you one chance to contact us and appeal this decision. If you do not contact us or we deny your appeal, your earnings will be forfeited and your account Red Flag/Warning will not be removed. If we decide in your favor (which happens often due to mistakes), we will remove the Red Flag/Warning and send you your payment after the appeal. Please be aware the appeal process could take several weeks.