Archive for July, 2014

DDoS Downtime Compensation for Publishers

Written by Lisa Chaikin on . Posted in Network News

Thank you to everyone for your patience while we worked through the recent DDoS issues and the aftermath of these problems.

This was an unprecedented problem in our history, characterised by huge spikes in traffic volumes to the network that started on Thursday 26th June. The malicious traffic volumes were far in excess of the network’s normal operating parameters and as a result there was disruption to our services.

Although we have clearly been the victims of a malicious attempt to cause disruption to the network, this does not change the fact that our users were significantly inconvenienced by the disruption. Because of this, we would like to offer compensation to all publishers that might have been affected. Because the disruption was intermittent rather than total, we will calculate the compensation by looking at the performance of each publisher during a comparable normal operating period, highlighting those publishers that have clearly lost out, and compensating them based on what we assume their earnings would have been had the service been running normally.

Publisher Spotlight: Voucherbox.co.uk

Written by Sarah on . Posted in Publisher Spotlight

voucherboxlogoVoucherbox.co.uk is the UK expansion of the #1 voucher code site in Germany, Gutscheinsammler.de.  In a vertical which has been largely dominated by a handful of publishers, Voucherbox.co.uk brings a friendly approach to client relationships; driving strong sales for advertisers via their online, newsletter and social channels.

Growing at a rapid pace and continually introducing new, innovative channels for advertisers to promote their brand, Voucherbox.co.uk is a great alternative when utilising the voucher code channel.

voucherbox1How does it work?

Users are truly the number one priority for Voucherbox.co.uk, and promoting the best voucher codes is their highest focus.  What does that mean for an advertiser?  The best vouchers receive the most promotion.

In a world of “pay to play” within the UK voucher code channel, advertisers have been very responsive to this new approach and it appears their users are as well.

Everything on Voucherbox.co.uk is ranked according to the popularity of the voucher with users – making it a level playing field for advertisers large and small.  This truly upholds the element of the best voucher codes rising to the top and ensuring both advertisers and Voucherbox.co.uk have similar targets in mind.