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Articles

What kind of article content is not allowed?
What if i break these rules?
What is the "blocked" (or "hold") budget of the article?

Sites

What kind of sites can i add as a publisher?
What do site classes mean?

Points

What are the Host My Post points?
How can i get points?
How much one point is worth?
How to convert points into real money and what else can I do with points I have earned?

Bonus System

What is the Bonus System?

Publications

What rules should i follow when publishing an article on my site?
What is the publication effective date?
How is the hold period calculated for publisher?
How the violations of the publication rules are handled?
How can i request a refund from publisher?

Automated publications

What's that?
How do i download plugin for Wordpress?
Is this plugin hard to install?
How do i download PHP example?
What are the publishing XML interface specs?

Referral program

What's that?
Ок, what are the real rates?
How do i refer someone to Host-My-Post?

Articles

What kind of article content is not allowed?

Generally, there are three catogories that must not be posted via Host My Post:

  1. Stuff that can get the publisher into the legal trouble. Yep, that's quite a broad definition, but it is the best we've got. If you are unsure — don't post.
     
  2. Junk. Something that was not written by human and intended for other humans to read. Machine translated text, text produced by Markov chains generator, chatbot logs, etc.
     
  3. Poor HTML formatting. Because we want to make the process of publishing as easy as copy and paste (or even easier), we want advertisers to provide proper HTML source with limited subset of tags allowed. Tags must be correctly nested and every tag must be closed (or indication of that no closing tag will follow is needed). And when we say "every", we mean it:
    <img src="http://www.example.com/incorrect.gif"><br>
    <img src="http://www.example.com/correct.gif"/><br/>
    Luckily this can be checked automatically.

Also you should provide correct categories your article falls under. If nothing fits, please contact us and we will work it out together.

 

What if i break these rules?

Nothing if you didn'tdo that on purpose and are willing to cooperate and fix it. However, we keep a track of all the reports and if we find you abusing our service we will ban you and you'll lose all of your points. Consider that as the part of the deal.

 

What is the "blocked" (or "hold") budget of the article?

These are points already spent on publications, but not yet transferred to publisher accounts. You can learn more about Host My Post points transferring policy here.

Sites

What kind of sites can i add as a publisher?

There are quite a few requrements for sites, actually. Your site must match the categories you have specified for it. We have zero tolerance to cloaking. You must have access to the home page of the domain (which not necessarily should be a second level domain). To verify your domain ownership we will ask you to place a bit of our HTML code on the home page. If you can not handle that - don't bother adding a site. After our bot finds this bit of HTML, your site gets reviewed by the moderator and off you go. However, we reserve the right to reject sites as well as to change these rules. Also, we have certain goodstanding requirements to our publishers domains.

Precisely: a site must have at least 100 pages in Google index and the domain name should be at least one year old. Also note that the site(s) can not be added to the system if registered with any free hosting provider (like blogpost, livejournal, site.google.com etc)

 

What do site classes mean?

This is how Host My Post rates publisher sites. Sites can have class from A (top rated) to G (worst rated). Ratings are estimations based on your site traffic (Alexa Rank at the moment) and "expected PageRank of the page, where articles are published", they are updated by bot on periodic basis.

You can refer to the table below, which represents Site Class and "our calculated PageRank".

  • Class A - PR 5 or higher
  • Class B - PR 4
  • Class C - PR 3
  • Class D - PR 2
  • Class E - PR 1
  • Class F - PR 0
  • Class G - Not Indexed

Please Note: Sites in "G" class can't publish Host My Post articles.

Another general rule is that we better value sites with higher traffic. Thus, the Class of your site depends on its Alexa Rank in the following way:

  • If your site's Alexa Rank is undetermined, your site may not have an HMP rating higher than D.
  • If the Alexa Rank is higher than 5,000,000, your maximum HMP rating is C.
  • If the Alexa Rank is higher than 3,000,000, your maximum HMP rating is B.
  • Your site can only be A-rated if it has an Alexa Rank below 3,000,000.

When you create an article campaign (Advertisers / Add article) you do not have to specify pay-per-post value for all of the publisher site classes. If, for example, you set 10 pts for C-class and leave all the other fields blank then publications on better rated sites (A-class and B-class) will still be rewarded with 10 points and publications on lower rated sites (D-, E- and F-class) will not be rewarded at all and thus will not decrease article budget (in fact, we do not even register such a publications, if you make the content publicly available we can't stop people from reposting it for free at any site). Obviously system won't let you to set lower price for higher class because it doesn't make any sense.

 

Points

What are the Host My Post points?

Points is something you spend when advertising (posting your article on other people's sites) or earn when publishing (posting other people's articles on your site).

 

How can i get points?

You can use our secure order form at Plimus.com (credit cards, wire transfers, PayPal and checks are accepted):

Also you can get points by publishing articles on your sites.

 

How to convert points into real money.

You can cashout points from Host-My-Post anytime you want and we will send your funds to your PayPal account.We send money 2 times in month, 5 and 20 day each month. When 5 or 20 is non-working day, we'll send your funds next working day.

You should login into your host-my-post account and navigate to Main Menu > Account > Cashout

Minimum amount of points you can cashout is 1579.
1 point is worth 0,01 United States dollar.
Host-My-Post commision for withdrawing funds to your PayPal account is 5%.

 

Points

What is the Bonus System?

To reward trusted Publishers, we've founded Loyalty Bonus Program. We add ten percent on top of all our Publishers earnings to their bonus account. The bonus is released to the User's main balance once a year on the 1st of January. The release of the bonus is unconditional as long as the Publisher is not in breach of the Terms and Conditions. If there is a breach, the accumulated bonus may be used to compensate any loss to Advertisers.

Publications

What rules should i follow when publishing an article on my site?

The rules as they are at current moment are listed below. However, we reserve the right to change them.

  • The article must have the permanent address at your site and be available at that URL whenever your site is available. Any form of cloaking is strictly forbidden and will cause account ban.
     
  • The article must not be further than 1 click away from the home page within one week period and not further than 3 clicks after it.
     
  • You shouldn't worry too much though, most Blogs/CMS software are perfectly ok with us (e.g. WordPress) If you are going to publish articles (or links to articles) on your site's home (index) page, the minimum word count must be 100 words.
     
  • If advertiser had specified that the content of the article must stay unchanged then changing it is violation of the rules. However, if the advertiser doesn't mind, changing the content a bit is a good practice because it can help with search engine rankings.

 

What is the publication effective date?

When publisher reports that he has posted advertiser's article on his site, the points are not instantly transferred from atricle budget to publisher's account. Instead this points go to "hold" or "blocked" article budget. This means they can not be spent in any way by any party until the effective date (which is publication date plus hold period which is different for every publisher). If nothing happens (e.g. publication is reported fake or breaking site rules) during the hold period, then on the effective date points go to the publisher with no refund possible.

 

How is the hold period calculated for publisher?

The main idea behind the hold period is that the better publisher you are the sooner you get the points. Best publishers (guys who post a lot and are not reported for abusing) have hold period of 24 hours (this is minimum), but eventually they will drop to 7 days (this is default for new publishers) if they stop publishing.

 

How the violations of the publication rules are handled?

Breaking HMP Terms and Conditions by a publisher leads to the following consequences:
  1. Cloaking == instant ban
     
  2. If, and only if, the breach is reported prior to the Publication Effective Date, no payment is made for the publication and the Advertiser gets a refund.
     
  3. The first breach resets the Hold Period for the Publisher to seven days, the second breach - to fourteen days, and the third breach implies a permanent ban.

Moreover, if a publisher breaches any of the HMP Terms and Conditions listed in clauses 5 to 6, a formal warning is sent to them by email. The warning will also appear in the Publiser's user interface. The warning will allow seven days to remedy the breach and respond to the warning through the user interface. If Publisher fails to remedy the breach or to respond within the seven-day period, their account will be automatically banned. If for some reason Publisher wasn't able to respond during the seven-day period, they may use the "contact us" form, providing the login of the banned account. We will review the case as soon as possible.

After an account is banned, any remaining funds are preserved for three months. This is a safety precaution in case clarification of the additional circumstances is needed (of course this does not apply to loss compensation funds, which is transferred to affected accounts). After three months has passed, all funds are sent back to the HMP Points Exchange without any compensation.

 

How can i request a refund from publisher?

Go to Advertisers / My articles click on the publications count next to the article in question, then click "Details" for the publication you'd like to be refunded and file an abuse report. You can get to the very same page by following the link in the publication notification email.

Note: you will only get the points back if the publication effective date hasn't passed yet.

Automated publications

What's that?

Imagine you are logging in to the backend area of you site, click on "fetch new articles from Host My Post matching my criteria", select ones you like and voila: articles are posted on your site and points are earned at Host My Post. Or this can be set up so that it requires no efforts from you at all, everything can be performed by scheduled tasks! If you are an owner of WordPress powered blog you can download a plugin from our site that adds most of this functionality to your wordpress installation.

Note (for those publishers who already have Wordpress on their sites): our plugin requires Wordpress version 2.3.3 or higher, please consider upgrading if needed.

 

How do i download plugin for Wordpress?

You can download it from here (~10k).

 

Is this plugin hard to install?

It's as hard as unzipping plugin archive to a folder on your site and then clicking few buttons in the wordpress admin area. In fact install instruclions included in the zip file are 4 lines long.

 

How do i download PHP example?

Standalone example still has to be produced. You can not download it right now. However, you can check the wordpress plugin. It's in PHP and has less than 300 lines of code.

 

What are the publishing XML interface specs?

Sorry, no specs yet, but these sample requests and responses should give you some idea:

Request 1

Response 1

Request 2

Response 2

You should POST xml body to http://www.host-my-post.com/gate.php script.

Referral program

What's that?

Referral program is a way to earn Host My Post points by referring publishers to our system. When publication is made, advertiser points are split into 2 parts: the bigger one goes to the publisher who made the publication and the small percent is split again into two shares: one for the user who brought (or referred, or signed up) the publisher the other for Host-My-Post. Here's the scheme:

As you see, the rate at which the publisher gets his share is individual for each advertiser and is called A-Rate (advertiser's rate) and the rate at which the remainder is split is individual for each referrer (R-rate or referrer's rate).

 

Ок, what are the real rates?

If you sign up now you'll have A-Rate = 90% and R-Rate = 70%. Of course rates may change in future. Also we plan increasing rates for our future users as a part of bonus programs. You always can find your personal rates on Account / Profile page.

 


Simply give him link to our sign-up page with your ref_id in it. You can copy-and-paste this link from your Account / Profile page.

 
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