cidewalk

by Chitika

Your promotion.
Your town.
Only a dollar.


Free on the App Store:


  1. Choose a town to promote in
  2. Write a short message
  3. Run your promotion immediately!

Free on the App Store:


About cidewalk

Push your message immediately to thousands of local mobile users with cidewalk. Find a lost pet, promote a sale or happy hour, congratulate a friend, advertise your small business -- the possibilities are endless!

We cater to individuals and businesses with big dreams and small budgets. As little as $1 gets your message out to the people who really matter: those in your town.

cidewalk is brought to you by Chitika, the award-winning ad network with over 11 years of experience. Our proprietary targeting and optimization technology leverages the power of programmatic buying to serve precisely the right ad to the right person at the right time.


Who will see my promotion? On which apps?

Your promotion will only show to interested users. cidewalk promotions appear on thousands of local and national apps. Our proprietary targeting technology uses contextual cues, keywords, user demographics, and other information to choose where to show your promotion. It will appear in the right app, at the right time, only to people potentially interested in your service and within the geographic areas you pick.

How can you send my promotion to so many apps?

cidewalk is able to gain access to these apps through ad exchanges, where thousands of apps simultaneously seek to fill their ad space with the best promotions they can find. We use our proprietary technology to tell these apps to choose your promotion to fill that space. Since we strive to pair the right promotion with the right mobile user, the apps that your promotions show up on will vary depending on many factors, like the time of day, the location you choose, and the preferences of mobile users in that location.

What should my promotion say?

Say something exciting! Capture your customers' attention with the title, and add a coupon code, a suggested action, or something else of value in the description. For example, if you’re holding a yard sale, your promotion could say:

  • Yard sale Saturday! Jewelry, clothes, toys, tools.
  • All books are buy one, get one free!
  • 123 Main Street, Westport

Does my promotion go live immediately?

Your promotion will start running within 10 minutes of submission.

How much will I pay?

We have three pricing options:

  • 1,000 views for $1 for 1 day
  • 3,000 views for $3 for 1 day
  • 5,000 views for $5 for 1 day

You can choose to set any of these plans to happen once, or to recur.

What type of reports can I see?

After your promotion has finished running (or 24 hours after the first day of your promotion running if you have chosen a recurring promotion), you will be able to see the following:

  • Views (or Impressions)
  • Clicks

My promotion is running, but nobody has called, emailed, or visited my website.

cidewalk runs your promotion based on the number of views it gets, not clicks, calls or website visits. We can only guarantee the promised impressions. Feel free to check out our helpful tips for getting more clicks on your promotion!

Oops! I made a typo. How do I fix it?

At this time, you may not edit promotions that have already gone live. However, you may create another promotion with the correction, and cancel the promotion with the typo before the next billing cycle to avoid being charged (each billing cycle lasts 7 days).

I have another question that is not answered here.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about cidewalk! If you have a question that is not answered in this FAQ, please email support or call (866) 441-7203.

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