Developers: make money with your content while respecting user privacy

Our ethical ad network shows relevent content on developer-focused sites without being creepy

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Simple Integration

Once approved as a publisher, you put a small JavaScript snippet on your site and then start making money right away.

No Cookies

We don't use cookies to track users, but we match ads based on the content of your site. This gives your users ultimate privacy and relevant ads, the best of both worlds.

Publisher Friendly

We started as a publisher, and still run ethical ads on all our sites. We believe in supporting open source, because we're open source devs ourselves.

One tasteful ad

We only show one ad per page, because developers don't want ads all over their sites. Advertising is a trade-off that we choose, to make our projects more sustainable. We don't compromise on privacy though.

Over 1 billion ads served since 2016

Developers trust our ads because our code is open source, and we're developers ourselves.

Read more about our vision for advertising without invasive tracking.

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Some of our publishers

Learn about how we help developers monetize their project and keep their development efforts sustainable.

RoutineHub is a community for sharing Siri shortcuts on iOS. EthicalAds helped them expand to meet demand during the last big iOS upgrade.

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daily.dev uses EthicalAds to fund its large developer community and make the project sustainable.

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Flask is one of the most popular Python web development frameworks. They use our EthicalAds to get funding for their community to maintain their software.

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See our publisher prospectus for more information on becoming a publisher.

How do I get started?

Simply fill out our publisher signup form with some information, and we'll get back to you right away.

How much will I make?

These numbers will vary based on your audience and topics that you write about. Generally publishers see around $2.00 per 1,000 pageviews (CPM), assuming a majority of US and European traffic.

Any policies on showing ads?

When you show an ad on your site:

  • EthicalAds should be the only ad on your site.
  • The ad should appear when the user first visits, above the fold, on both desktop and mobile.
  • The ad should not disrupt the natural reading flow of the page. It should be placed above, beside or below the main content, not within it.

See our full Ad Display Policy.

How can I be paid?

We currently support payment via PayPal, OpenCollective, and Wire transfer. Our minimum payment to publishers is currently $50. We're still getting our payment systems automated, so this number will probably get lower in the future.

See our full Payout Policy.

Have more questions? Our Publisher FAQ has more answers!

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