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Getting Started

I have already accessed other advertising platforms. Can I also receive ads provided by the DU Developer Platform?

Yes, even if you have already accessed other advertising platforms, you still can receive ads provided by the DU Developer Platform and get paid.

Does the platform have any browser requirements?

Currently, the platform recommends the use of Chrome, IE9+, or Firefox.

How can I become a DU Ad Platform developer?

First, sign up as a platform user.

Second, fill in your basic information and financial information.

Third, in My APPs, ad an APP and create a placement. Then, embed SDK.

Fourth, accept and display ads provided by the platform to get paid.

Login & Sign Up

I forgot my login password. What should I do?

Click Log in on the DU Developer Platform's official website and select Forgot Password. Follow the prompts from the platform to retrieve your password.

Can I change my password?

Yes. After logging in with your original password, go to the My Account > Change Password page. Here, you can change your password

Why do I need to fill in my basic account information?

The platform may need your help to develop better platform features so as to provide better services to you. The platform will not disclose your personal information.

Why do I need to fill in financial information?

Entering correct and complete financial information allows you to make withdrawals. The platform will not disclose your personal information.

Why did the email address I registered not receive the activation/reset password email?

Some email servers may classify our emails as spam or junk mail. You can check if this happened.

Ad Access

Ad access process

Step 1: Fill in basic app information.

Step 2: Create a Placement_ID.

Step 3: Submit market address and wait for audit.

Step 4: Download SDK and integrate it into the APK. After audit, you can earn profits by displaying ads.

What are the roles of App IDs and placement IDs?

App IDs and placement IDs are automatically configured by the platform. They are unique identifiers used to identify apps and ad placements. The platform uses them to compile statistics of and separate the revenue and specific operation data for different apps and placements.

Where can I download the SDK?

You can download various types of SDKs in the SDK download menu on the DU Ad Platform's official site.

How do I embed SDK in an APP?

For details, please refer to: SDK instructions for use

What are test ads?

When your app successfully embeds SDK, it can receive test ads. Test ads do not generate any revenue. After your app has been approved, it will receive official ads, which generate revenue.

Technical Q&A

What is the difference between Fill and Load? How can I control the timing of these two interfaces?

Fill means to send ad request to the server and save the ad to device memory. Load means to get the ad from device memory. If there is no ad in device memory, it will send an ad request to server again. We recommend that you use Load 3-4 seconds after using Fill. It will help to improve the impression speed.

Can I request an ad by using one DAP placement ID (pid) for different package names?

No. DAP will check whether your package name, app license and pid are the same as those registered on DAP.

Why do I always get ErrorCode 3000 after integrating the DU SDK?

Please check the below issues:

A. The package name, app license and DAP placement ID (pid) must be the same as those registered on DAP.

B. The network condition is good enough for testing.

C. Your app/placement status on DAP is ‘Publishing’.

D. The test device in China must be connected to a VPN.

Third-Party Ads

Do I have to apply for a Facebook placement ID when integrating the DU SDK?

It is not mandatory to have a Facebook placement ID. Without a Facebook ID, you can only apply for a DAP placement ID for monetization. With a Facebook placement ID, DAP can help developers to dynamically rank multiple ad channels with our “peak selection algorithm” to maximum monetization revenue.

I filled in the Facebook placement ID in the DU SDK, but cannot receive Facebook ads on my test device. Why?

Please make sure your test device has a VPN connected and make sure the Facebook app has been installed and is logged in on your test device.

Why can I still receive ads after I paused my DAP placement?

After you paused your DAP placement, the ad source from DU will be closed. If you fill in a Facebook placement ID in the DU SDK, you can still receive ads from Facebook. The Facebook placement can be closed on https://developers.facebook.com/.

Ad Policy

By primarily using the ad monetization model, the DU Ad Platform strives to provide benefits to both developers and users. To ensure that your product provides an optimal user experience, please be sure to comply with the policies below.

1.Ads

To access our services, apps shall not include deceptive or disruptive ads. Ads served in your app shall be viewed as part of the app itself, and shall comply with all our policies. We shall regularly review the ads served in your app. If we find that your app is not in compliance with our policies, we shall no longer serve ads to it.

2.Deceptive Ads

Any ad shall not simulate or impersonate any app interface or operating system notification/warning message. It shall be clear to users which app is serving each and every ad.

Examples of common violations:

Ads that simulate app interfaces: These ads use similar icons to those in the apps they are served in, but when users click them, they are redirected to an external landing page.

The icon shown in the image above will take users to an external ad.

Ads that simulate system notifications: These ads are displayed to users in the form of system notifications.

This image shows an ad that looks like a system notification.

3.Disruptive Ads

Ads shall be displayed in a way that they prevent users from clicking on them accidentally. Users shall not be forced to click on an ad or required to submit their personal information for advertising purposes in order to fully use the app.

Interstitial ads shall only be displayed in an app that serves such ads. If your app displays interstitial ads or other ads that disrupt normal use of the app, you shall allow users to easily close the ads without incurring any loss therefrom.

Examples of common violations:

Ads that take up the entire screen or disrupt users' normal use of the app, without providing a clear way to close the ads:

The ad shown in this image does not display a close button.

4.Ads that Interfere with Other Apps, Third-party Ads, or Device Functions

Ads displayed in your app shall not interfere with other apps, ads, or device operations (including system or device buttons and ports). These ads include overlay ads, supporting functions or component-based ad units, and shall only be displayed within the app they belong to.

Examples of common violations:

Ads displayed outside of the app:

The ad in this image suddenly appears on the device home screen when a user switches from the app to the home screen.

5.Compliance

The DU Ad Platform guarantees that ads served on it shall comply with the Google Play ad policy on ad quality. Likewise, developers shall have the responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable laws and specifications. In case of violations thereof on the part of developers in any way, they shall be solely responsible for any consequences caused thereby.

App Review

What sort of APPs will not be approved?

1)   APPs that crash during use will be rejected

2)   APPs with deceptive or false functions and those without clear descriptions will be rejected

3)   APPs that were created in large numbers from a template will be rejected. Also, developers that upload a large number of similar APPs to the platform may have their accounts temporarily suspended

4)   APPs in which the ad slot cannot be seen in the visible interface will be rejected

5)   APPs in which the App ID and placement ID are not seen will be rejected

6)   APPs with non-matching App IDs and placement IDs will be rejected

7)   APPs where the ad slot is blocked, resulting in an incomplete display or inducing ad clicks will be rejected

8)   APPs where the code was not embedded or resources not imported according to the instructions in the SDK documentation will be rejected

9)   APPs that violate basic constitutional principles, endanger national security, disclose state secrets, subvert the government, racially discriminate, or undermine national unity will be rejected

10)  APPs that spread obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, murder, terrorism, abet the commission of a crime, or contain other undesirable content will be rejected

11)  APPs in which any materials used in the interface, including program icons, interface icons, and interface UI elements, are used without obtaining the necessary authorization will be rejected during review or after approval when challenged by the copyright holder

12)  APPs that use special technical means to decompile, crack, reverse engineer others' programs and that have an embedded ad slot will be rejected during review or after approval when challenged by the copyright holder

13)  APPs that use sample code from mobile app development tutorials available on the common market for embedded ad slots will be rejected

14)  Applications with inauthentic users or traffic that seek to obtain benefits through improper means shall be rejected

15)  An application’s inability to pass the review may be due to situations including but not limited to the above. Applications involving copyright ownership may be rejected at the time of review. The platform will regularly review applications and, if a violation is discovered, issue a warning or take the application offline

How long is the review cycle?

The review period is from Monday to Friday every week. Each weekday, processing for APPs submitted that day will begin at 6: 00pm (Chinese time). Apps submitted after 6: 00pm will be reviewed on the next business day. In some special cases, emergency review may be performed. In this case, please contact customer service or email dussp@baidu.com .

How do I view the review status?

You can view an APP's review status at any time through the APP list in My APPs.

Data Issue

When the number of impressions is larger than the number of requests, or the number of requests is much higher than the number of impressions, will these affect my monetization revenue?

The ratio of impressions and requests on DAP will not affect your revenue. This is because multiple ads are returned by one request and there is caching logic in DU SDK.

How often will the data on DAP be refreshed?

Due to time differences, DAP will refresh the data every 2, 4, 24, and 48 hours.

Why there is no impression or click data about my app on DAP?

This might be caused by incorrect integration. Please follow the guidance of our manual and demo to see if there is any process you missed. Please pay particular attention to theregistration in AndroidManifest.xml and the usage of interface “registerViewForInteraction(View view)” .

Why do I have impression data but I see no revenue on DAP?

For CPA offers, if users don’t install and active the ad app, there will be no revenue.

Revenue & Withdrawal

How do I get ad revenue?

When you submit an APP and it is approved by the platform, you can get paid through this ad. The system uses the App ID and placement ID registered when you embedded SDK to identify your APP and ensure your interest is not stolen. You can view the operation data and revenue for your APPs through the Homepage or My Data page on the platform.

How do I request a withdrawal? What is the withdrawal period?

On the fifth of each month, the revenue earned from the 1st to 31st of last month will be settled (if the 1st is a holiday, the date is pushed back). For withdrawal amounts greater than $100, you can request a withdrawal by clicking the Withdraw button on the Homepage or Financial Records.

After the 11st of each month, withdrawal requests from the 11st of last month to 10th of this month will be collectively processed. The money will be transferred before the end of the month(in case of holiday). We recommend you to submit withdrawal request between 6th and 10th, so you can receive payment much soon.

Which currency type does DU Ad Platform support in settlement?

the revenue can be only settled in dollar currently

Does the platform have any requirements about bank account?

The bank account can not be opened by banks of mainland China, and must support receiving dollar remittance.

Requirements about tax

Developers shall be liable for making payment of any and all applicable taxes, including but not limited to withholding tax, value added tax, sales taxes, duties, fees, levies or surcharges (including where applicable any universal service fund or similar surcharges) imposed by, or pursuant to the laws, statutes or regulations of any government agency or authority.