Exchange Rate Notice
Hi everyone! Regretfully I have some bad news I need to pass along. As of late last week, Google AdSense has closed my account for this site. I have been frantically applying to other ad networks but they all have denied me, despite being able to meet their traffic requirements. A few have accepted me, but do not pay anywhere near what is required even to run the site.
I think that we got too big too fast. We are a brand new website, that has only been around for two months. In a matter of a few days, we got from around 1,000 hits per day to 50,000 per day from all around the world. Granted they could look at the members list and see a massive join during that timeframe, but I doubt they will put that much effort into it.
The bad part is that Bubblews which works on a very similar manner is allowed to use Google AdSense. I have been applying to many different ad networks, and while a few have accepted us they do not pay anywhere near what AdSense paid. They don't even pay enough to cover server costs.
So to date, all the money that has been paid out has been out of my own pocket. I knew I wasn't doing anything wrong, so I didn't think I would run into this issue. Apparently I was wrong... so I am forced to drop the exchange rate for the site until we can get the Google AdSense issue situated. It could take a week, or more and you never know. Google is horrible with its communication.
So that is one very large factor as to why updates to the site has stopped, and responses to inquiries have been slow. I have been applying and trying to find a replacement for the ad revenue which we no longer have.
I do apologize about this, and I understand it will upset some people but rest assured I will do what I can to save the site. I started this site on openness and transparency so that is what I am doing. I am opening the door to allow you see what is going on. I hope those who support my cause will stick around and we can turn this into the community we all want it to be.
I thank everyone for their support so far, and I hope to still see everyone in the future!