[Best Practices] What is best way to manage a publisher account for a company?

Title says it all.

I got approval from my company to verify our site with Brave. We have a wordpress site so I will install the plugin, add the verification code to the file, then delete the plugin. Easy enough.

However my company might want to enable all channels not just our website.

  1. Since all Publisher access is email based what is the best way to have multiple independent teams access the portal? I don’t want my team being the only one able to access it even though we are the most technical people that would be involved with Brave Publisher process.

  2. We haven’t set up Uphold so don’t know how that works but will anyone with access to Brave Publisher portal also have access to funds in Uphold? We don’t care about earning BAT, just being verified. (BTW I think the mandatory Uphold account is f***ing stupid. Why should we have to go through a centralized provider instead of just getting it straight to an ETH address but that’s separate issue)

  3. If we were to change emails for our publisher account to be more/less open to other teams, are there any disadvantages to changing the account associated with our channels? Do we lose any BAT subscriptions people have already given us? Is there some kind of Brave SEO penalty or something? Any other issues we might come across?
    By change email I mean, sign up for a new Brave Publisher account under a new email and redo all verifications since we can’t update an email.

Cheers,
Thanks for any tips!

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Have the exact same questions.

1 - What’s the best way to manage the brave publisher account as a company? Simply share the login credentials, I guess?

2 - Does an Uphold account need to be a personal one? And what exactly do we get on Uphold, USD or BAT or what? Can we transfer BAT from Uphold to a company ETH address?

Very sad to see there were no answers to this. I’ve tried sending in an email with the same questions, but was only redirected to these forums. Guess I’ll try tagging a few people I’ve seen tagged in other threads: @Asad @cory

Also - absolutely agree with you. I would expect to be able to just send received BAT directly to an ETH address, without going through some centralized exchange or whatever it is. I’ve seen mention of a partnership that was supposed to enable this, but that was from September 2018. Seems nothing came out of it.

  1. Since all Publisher access is email based what is the best way to have multiple independent teams access the portal? I don’t want my team being the only one able to access it even though we are the most technical people that would be involved with Brave Publisher process.

I think this depends on your mail provider. At Brave we have group accounts that many people can access such as supensions@brave.com, or support+publishers@brave.com. So if you set up your account with a mailing list it seems like that might be a straight forward option to share your login links with the company.

  1. We haven’t set up Uphold so don’t know how that works but will anyone with access to Brave Publisher portal also have access to funds in Uphold? We don’t care about earning BAT, just being verified. (BTW I think the mandatory Uphold account is f***ing stupid. Why should we have to go through a centralized provider instead of just getting it straight to an ETH address but that’s separate issue)

This has been a source of confusion - we’ve not communicated it well both internally and externally. If your website / channel has been verified on creators.brave.com you will show as verified in the Browser.

It’s going to get a little more complicated in October when we release the user wallets in the browser, these allow you to connect your Uphold Wallet to receive Ad Earnings and withdraw them. In order for these users to tip your website then you would need to be KYC. Users with a custodial/managed wallet will still be able to tip you.

If you don’t care about earning BAT then it’s fine to simply verify your site, but we would like everyone to be able to monetize their content. :slight_smile:

@nikola_j regarding your question - You can choose whatever deposit currency you wish to have by selecting a default currency on the publishers dashboard. However, be aware any non-BAT values will have a small exchange rate fee. We recommend keeping your default currency in BAT and then you can covert yourself on the Uphold website. Once on the website you can also move it to any ECR20 wallet you want.

While you can register your own Uphold account and complete the KYC process we don’t recommend it. Typically it is your companies account which completes the KYC process. However that process can be tedious if publicly traded.

  1. If we were to change emails for our publisher account to be more/less open to other teams, are there any disadvantages to changing the account associated with our channels? Do we lose any BAT subscriptions people have already given us? Is there some kind of Brave SEO penalty or something? Any other issues we might come across?
    By change email I mean, sign up for a new Brave Publisher account under a new email and redo all verifications since we can’t update an email.

You can change your email address at any time :slight_smile: No loss of BAT or anything. You don’t have to sign up for a new email, when you’re in the dashboard you can click “Edit Contact Information” and enter a new email address these.

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Thanks for the in-depth response @cory this is exactly what I needed to know.

Regarding KYC, is it up to us how we implement and the legal obligation/consequences for verifying comes on us? If we want to use an ETH based approach (e.g. uPort, 3Box, etc.) is that possible directly in the browser with MetaMask or will we have to maintain a database somewhere? I’m sure there will be more info once you announce so I can wait.

Cheers,
Kiba

  1. Up to you, but yeah, that’s probably a good idea.

  2. I believe it does. I don’t think you can register as a company/entity on Uphold just yet. I could be wrong tho – Uphold support would know for sure. You can choose whatever currency you’d like to be paid out in. You can definitely transfer out from Uphold to a different ETH address.

Our support team is tiny, and we don’t have the bandwidth to do direct email support very often. That’s why we push people to Community where most questions have already been answered. :slight_smile:

There will definitely be more options for withdrawing BAT in the near future, stay tuned :wink:

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