Category: Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

You will find the most frequently asked questions. Maybe yours is in here too!

What is CrakRevenue?

CrakRevenue is a CPA Network, born from the need of an internal stats and revenue tracking program for all of the traffic we manage. CR – an affiliate resource that allows partners to find the best products to monetize traffic, has evolved to become a powerful CPA platform.

With our extensive expertise running adult websites and affiliate campaigns, we can offer both Advertisers and Affiliates rewarding business opportunities and long lasting partnerships by linking them with our successful adult affiliate network, CrakRevenue.

After much testing, we have been able to open up the program to receive more applications so that everyone can take advantage of our high-performing platform.

CrakRevenue is made by affiliates for affiliates.

 

 

Read more here:

CrakRevenue.com

How to Make Money Online With Adult Traffic

What type of traffic is not allowed?

It is strictly prohibited to promote any CrakRevenue offers through spam, content locking, and other deceitful tactics. This includes, but is not restricted to: spam (via email, forums, comments and instant messenger), blind leading, direct-to-form promotion, link code hack and unauthorized landing page alteration.

Furthermore, please note that each provider has its own restrictions. You can see each offer’s terms and conditions here:

 

Read more here:

CrakRevenue Terms of Service

What if I need support?

The support team communicates via the chat box available at the bottom right of the platform pages, and email (support@crakrevenue.com) only; that’s the fastest way for affiliates to talk with someone.

Please note that we do not use Skype.

With about 4000 active affiliates, these are the most efficient ways to manage communications and assure a fast reply.

 

Look out for this icon throughout the platform to discuss with us:

Step 2 : Watch and Learn!

Step 2 : Watch and Learn!

Before you jump the gun and rush to find a nice offer with high payout, here are some things you should know:

  1. Know how to surf our platform. Start by watching our short webinar to learn everything you need to know about our platform HERE.
  2. Take the time to browse through our Blog and our Knowledge Base to learn about our payment terms and methods, what traffic methods are allowed, etc. Many articles will help you optimize your campaigns and make profits, if you take the time to stop and read!
  3. Look out for this icon throughout the platform for short tutorial and useful tips:

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You can also find all the tutorials HERE!

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Try them, we DARE YOU. The results may be higher than what you expected!

Step 3 : Find the PERFECT OFFER for your traffic and Get Your Links Up

Meticulously chosen for their tremendous conversion-potential, our offers represent the best of the best in the hottest verticals the market currently has to offerincluding:

  • Cams
  • Dating
  • Adult Paysites
  • Gaming Offers
  • Binary Options
  • Health Products
  • Surveys… and more!

To choose the right offer for your traffic, click here to learn how to browse an offer.

Not sure which offer is best for your traffic? The CR Smartlinks are your best ally!

CrakRevenue’s Smartlinks are the perfect Set & Forget tools for any Webmaster & Affiliate. Our Smartlink generator allows you to get the best offers for your traffic in the vertical of your choosing, all under 1 simple link. They are optimized daily by our in-house team of affiliate marketing specialists. It’s an easy and efficient way of generating revenue.

Smartlinks send your traffic to CrakRevenue’s top-converting offers based on user device, user location and your chosen vertical.

For more information, check out our short webinar and read this article about CrakRevenue Smartlinks.

Once you’ve selected an offer…

Once you see an offer you like based on its name, thumbnail, product description or payout… you will land on what we call the offer page.

This is the page where you’ll obtain your affiliate tracking link URL (your unique link specific to your account) and where you can obtain certain creatives, like banner ads, to begin displaying on your website, tube or blog.

At the top of this offer page, to the right, it is here you will find information about the Offer’s payout (payout type) as well as the Terms & Conditions and accepted countries with respect to this offer.

Remember, each offer’s Terms & Conditions may be different. Some offers have different restrictions and flexibilities. Be mindful of this and be sure you read this information carefully before sending traffic.

You tracking link will contain the offer id and your affiliate id within it.

If you click Link Customization, you can add sub-IDs to your link to clarifying information to your links (such as detailing traffic sources and other relevant campaign labels here).

Are there any payment restrictions?

Paypal restrictions (countries accepted) :

  • United States of America
  • Canada

Please note some payment exceptions apply according to your selected payment method and country location. If you reside in one of the countries below, we are unable to pay you using the selected payment method.

Wire restrictions (countries not accepted) :

  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

**Some banks don’t accept Wire transfers from Canada, paid in USD, so take the time to verify your bank’s terms before selecting this payment method.

Paxum (countries not accepted):

(Click here for Paxum’s customer support)

  • Countries under UN trading embargo or OFAC sanctions
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • N. Korea
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Liberia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda

Check restrictions (countries not accepted) :

  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

***We highly suggest affiliates located in Asian countries NOT TO USE this payment method, but to select Wire instead.

 

It’s important to note that Wire and Check exceptions are regularly changing. Please contact your financial institution to ask about their own restrictions before selecting one of them. Here are some questions to ask:

Do you accept check or transfers coming from a Canadian bank?

Do you accept USD?

What is the minimum amount required to cash out a check (from a Canadian bank, paid in USD)?

 

Read more:

What is an ACH Payment and how does this Payment Method work?

Can I get paid even though I’ve earned less than $100?

Unfortunately, you must reach the defined minimum payout to be paid.   

The minimum payout is $100.

If you’re struggling to reach this amount, first we must understand why.

There may be 5 Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Minimum Payout…

#1 –  You don’t have enough traffic

And as painstakingly obvious as it may be, if you’re not receiving enough traffic to your site or campaign, generating conversions — much less reaching your minimum payout — is going to be a constant battle. Especially generating enough conversions to push you past that payment threshold!

#2 – You don’t have the right traffic

Not every offer you push is going to result in sales with every traffic source. A not-so-right traffic source can cause a domino effect…

#3 – You’re all over the place

Focus on the quality of your campaigns, not quantity.

#4 – You’re jumping the gun

If you’re seeing 23 uniques to an offer but no leads, don’t halt your campaign, don’t contact support or your Affiliate Advisor—give it time.  Don’t act too hastily when just beginning to send traffic to something.

#5 – Your Ads are getting blocked by AdBlock and you’re not doing anything about it…

 

Read more here:

5 Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Minimum Payout

Cashing / depositing CrakRevenue’s check

All checks issued by our bank are paid in US dollars (USD$).

Please note that we are a Canadian company. Our issuing bank is in Canada.

Unfortunately, some banks have stricter policies when it comes to cashing/depositing checks from other countries. Some banks may subject foreign checks to additional holding times, fees, and some may even refuse to cash them.

Please contact your financial institution to ask about their own restrictions before selecting check as your preferred payment method.

Here are some questions to ask:

Do you accept check or transfers coming from a Canadian bank?

Do you accept USD?

What is the minimum amount required to cash out a check (from a Canadian bank, paid in USD)?

 

As a reminder, we also offer payment by Paxum and Wire transfer as an alternative. Payment Restrictions apply.

 

6 reasons why you didn’t receive your payment

Here are the main reasons why you didn’t receive your payment:

1. You didn’t reach your minimum payout yet.

Your dashboard will indicate your current balance and your commission amount will be carried over until you reach your minimum payout.
When that’s the case, an invoice amount will be shown with the status Carried Over. All the carried over invoices that are not yet paid will be when the sum of all of them will reach the minimum payout amount.

2. It hasn’t been 30 days since the end of the period yet.

We pay Net 30 (bi-monthly)*. That means you get paid 30 days after the end of a period in which you reach your minimum payout.

There are two payment periods per month. The first starts on the 1st of the month and ends on the 15th. The second period starts on the 16th and ends on the last day of the month.

Example: If you reach your minimum payout during the March 1 to March 15 period, your payment will be sent on April 15.

3. You didn’t select a payment method in your profile

4. You did not modify your billing information in time.

All Billing Information configuration & any modifications must be made at least 5 days before the end of the period, otherwise any due payment will be automatically postponed to the next payment period.

5. Your payment information is not accurate, complete, or valid.

6. (If you are using Paxum) The e-mail address or your Paxum account information you put is inaccurate/incomplete.

If your situation is different from the ones mentioned above and you haven’t yet received a payment, contact our Support team by chatting with us or at support@crakrevenue.com!

Check your payment terms here:

 

*Payment terms may vary from an affiliate to another.

Where can I see my paid amount and my payment history?

Select ”Payment History” to view your invoices and payments. On this page you will have an overview of your account balance, your individual invoices, and your individual payment receipts.

An invoice is generated every period if the amount is more than $0,00

A brief summary is also shown on your dashboard:

Does CrakRevenue offer tutorials?

You want to know and understand how to use our platform efficiently? Check out our webinars and tutorials! Short and easy to understand, you’ll become a CrakRevenue master in no time after watching these!

Knowing your way around the platform

Everything about Offers:

Payout types

Browsing offers

Everything about Stats:

The stats panel

The origin of the conversion

Where is the conversion coming from?

Here’s What You Should Know About EPC

Tracking Made Easy with Global Postbacks

Everything about Payments:

What does ”carried over” mean?

Payment Terms

Crak’s Tools:

Survey generator

Native ads Generator

Smartlinks; a short tutorial

Everything you need to know about Smartlinks

What are Google Compliant Ads?

 

Hey! Got suggestions for our next tutorials? GREAT! Let us know your idea(s) at support@crakrevenue.com !

What is PPL, DOI and SOI?

A Pay Per Lead offer is an offer where you get paid each time a user performs a defined action.

For example, a PPL payout might mean you get paid anytime a user registers for free, fills out a form, or submits their e-mail.

More specifically:
SOI: single opt-in (the user simply submits his email address without confirming)
DOI : double opt-in (the user submits his email address and confirms within the mail he got)

PPL offers allow you to earn money faster, especially when compared to PPS programs.  However, PPL typically pays less each action. Furthermore, these offers usually have their CPA closely monitored by the provider because they are easy targets for fraudulent signups.

It’s important to remember, PPL is a Calculated Risk Arrangement for a sponsor. We’ll make it short and sweet by telling you that the “free” to “paid” ratio matters.  If the free leads you’re getting paid good money for aren’t converting on the sponsor’s end (to paid members), well, enjoy the PPL opportunity while it lasts…

For additional terminology and key performance indicators for measuring success, please see:

All About Media Buying  Part 2 – Traffic Monetization

5 Tips to Making More Money Like a Pro with PPL

A CRASH COURSE GUIDE TO PAY-PER-LEAD PPL

What is the minimum payout and the terms of payment?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any Billing Information configuration & any modification must be made at least 5 business days before the end of the period, otherwise any due payment will be automatically postponed to the next payment period.

The minimum payout is $100 for Paxum, PayPal and checks, and $500 for wire transfers.

There are two payment periods per month. The first starts on the 1st of the month and ends on the 15th. The second period starts on the 16th and ends on the last day of the month.

Please note that if a payment date falls on a week-end, payments will be processed the Friday before.

Here are the 3 available terms of payment:

Net 30 (Bi-monthly)

  • The affiliate is paid 30 days after the end of the payment period in which he reached his minimum payout.
  • Payment dates: the 15th and the last day of the month.

 

For example: If you reach your minimum payout during the May 1 to May 15 period, your payment will be sent on June 15. 

If you reach your minimum payout during the June 16 to 30 period, your payment will be sent on July 31st.

Net 15 (Bi-monthly)

  • The affiliate is paid 15 days after the end of the payment period in which he reached his minimum payout.
  • Payment dates: the 15th and the last day of the month.

 

For example: If you reach your minimum payout during the May 1 to May 15 period, your payment will be sent on May 31st. 

If you reach your minimum payout during the June 16 to 30 period, your payment will be sent on July 15th.

Net 7 (Bi-monthly)

  • The affiliate is paid 7 days after the end of the payment period in which he reached his minimum payout.
  • A minimum of 500$ must have been reached to send a payment, even if the affiliate choses a smaller minimum payout in his preferences.
  • Payment dates: the 7th and the 22nd.

 

For example: If you reach your minimum payout during the May 1 to May 15 period, your payment will be sent on May 22nd. 

If you reach your minimum payout during the June 16 to 30 period, your payment will be sent on July 7th.

 

N.B. Dates highlighted in green represent a period, and dates circled in black represent the payment date. Please note that any payment will require a transfer delay of minimum 48 business hours.

What is a CPA Network?

CrakRevenue is a CPA Network*, but what does that mean exactly?

To put it into simple words, a CPA Network acts like the middleman between Advertisers and Affiliate Marketers.

For publishers, there are many reasons to do business with a CPA Network, the most important one being able to reach thousands of affiliates. But there’s more, such as:

  • Tracking & Reporting Tools
  • Security & Anti-Fraud Technologies
  • Broader Brand Exposure

As to why you should work with a CPA Network instead of going directly with an Advertiser, we have the answer here.

*CPA stands for Cost Per Action (also sometimes referred to as Cost Per Acquisition). See more details about the media buying model here.

Do you have an API key?

We do provide an API key for affiliates upon request. You can do so by contacting us at support and we will give you your own API key and the documentation necessary.

This API will be able to provide you with your CrakRevenue 2.0 statistics as well as the list of offers you have access to as an affiliate.

I’m still waiting for my check, what can i do?

So you’ve reached your minimum payout and have been waiting for your check to arrive, but still nothing in your mail box?

The shipping delay varies from approximately 2 weeks (United-States) to a couple of months (Asian countries), depending on your country location and postal service.  As the checks are sent through regular mail, no tracking number is issued.

If you feel you’ve waited too long for the check, and want to cancel it to receive your payment through another payment method, a 15$ cancellation fee will be charged by our bank and removed from the amount sent to you.

To avoid the cancellation fee, you can decide to let the check expire, which is 6 months after the check is sent. Your commission will then be automatically put back in your CrakRevenue account at the end of the expiration month, for the following payment (e.g. a check of July 15 would expire on Jan 15 but would be returned to your account on Feb 1, and paid the following payment date, so Feb 15).

Make sure to update your payment method  (if necessary) AT LEAST 5 days before a payment date, to be sure to receive your payment on time.

 

 

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact our support team!

Advertiser or Affiliate?

In the affiliate marketing business, many words can mean different things. Products, offers, providers, publishers, affiliates, advertisers, WHICH IS WHAT?

 

Here are a couple of questions to help you understand and register with the right account!

  • Do you have a product to sell, and want to pay affiliates to promote it? If so, you are an ADVERTISER
  • Do you want to make money by sending traffic to our offers ? If so, you are an AFFILIATE