We started as a publisher, and still run ethical ads on all Read the Docs sites. We believe in supporting open source, because we're open source devs ourselves.
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
One ad per page
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.
(This is a real ad from our network)
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 we are able to offer around $1-1.50 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. You can disable the ad on mobile if this isn't possible.
- You are welcome to display a different ad as a fallback if EthicalAds doesn't have a paid ad to show on your property.
You can read more in our full Publisher 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.
You can read more in our full Publisher Policy.
Some of our publishers
Learn about how we help developers monetize their project and keep their development efforts sustainable.
Become a publisher today
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