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Advices From A Newbie To A Newbie

Nickfire

New member
I have been on this forum for about a month now, started a few followalongs, tested some offers on different sources and today I would like to share my learnings so far with all the beginners starting out so they can avoid the mistakes and get started in the right direction :)

My suggestions to all the beginners:

- Start with Pop traffic as they are cheap and won't dig a big hole in your pocket during the learning process. You will gain some confidence in the process when you see few conversions coming your way. You don't have to worry about creatives with this traffic type, which is good for learning at the initial stage.

- Go with the big reputable sources that have been operating for some years now like ZeroPark and Propeller. They would have more campaign settings and optimization options than the others.

- Instead of picking up an offer at the learning stage, go with smartlink rotators from YTZ or Monetizer. As they would have 1000's of offers for almost every geo and alot more data to optimize which offers work the best for which geo, language, connection & device type etc.

- Bid the minimum! And increase the bid slowly each day to reach the desired volume. That way you won't blow up your budget and can optimize each day with whatever data is coming in.

- Use a tracker, you will have no clue without it. I have been using Bemob as it has a terrific free plan to start with.

- If you using smart link rotators, go with world wide traffic. After spending $10-$20 you will have the data with which geos to go after.

- Create a separate campaign for mobile and desktop always and test both! They both work very differently and have different bids as well.

- When studying data look for the following:

Languages
Geos
Connection Type/ISP
Device Vendors
OS/OS Versions
Browser/Browser Versions


Sort the data cost wise to see which segment is eating up most of the cost and can be excluded.

At the end of the test, sort the data revenue wise to see with which segments a separate campaign can be created.

- Don't be quick to cut the source ID. Start by excluding some of the other variables mentioned above.

- Create a follow along thread, work on your campaigns daily for even 15 mins and update the thread daily to keep track of your progress and get suggestions from other members in the forum.

Above are my learnings so far, others can be different. But it will be great if other newbies in the forum can also chip in with their learnings , as beginners can relate more with beginners I guess.

Good Luck Everyone (y) Be Consistent and Be Persistent!
Good advice! Thanks for sharing.
 

AdMaven

Well-known member
Partner
Yeah.. I realize that, but I was thinking something like the black screen lander in purelander that just says something like "CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE".
Actually i have been noticing a lot of these prelanders running in multiple variations, so it's definitely worth a try. Good luck and give us a shout after you tried it, would love to hear on if you made it work :)
 

gailj

New member
I have been on this forum for about a month now, started a few followalongs, tested some offers on different sources and today I would like to share my learnings so far with all the beginners starting out so they can avoid the mistakes and get started in the right direction :)

My suggestions to all the beginners:

- Start with Pop traffic as they are cheap and won't dig a big hole in your pocket during the learning process. You will gain some confidence in the process when you see few conversions coming your way. You don't have to worry about creatives with this traffic type, which is good for learning at the initial stage.

- Go with the big reputable sources that have been operating for some years now like ZeroPark and Propeller. They would have more campaign settings and optimization options than the others.

- Instead of picking up an offer at the learning stage, go with smartlink rotators from YTZ or Monetizer. As they would have 1000's of offers for almost every geo and alot more data to optimize which offers work the best for which geo, language, connection & device type etc.

- Bid the minimum! And increase the bid slowly each day to reach the desired volume. That way you won't blow up your budget and can optimize each day with whatever data is coming in.

- Use a tracker, you will have no clue without it. I have been using Bemob as it has a terrific free plan to start with.

- If you using smart link rotators, go with world wide traffic. After spending $10-$20 you will have the data with which geos to go after.

- Create a separate campaign for mobile and desktop always and test both! They both work very differently and have different bids as well.

- When studying data look for the following:

Languages
Geos
Connection Type/ISP
Device Vendors
OS/OS Versions
Browser/Browser Versions


Sort the data cost wise to see which segment is eating up most of the cost and can be excluded.

At the end of the test, sort the data revenue wise to see with which segments a separate campaign can be created.

- Don't be quick to cut the source ID. Start by excluding some of the other variables mentioned above.

- Create a follow along thread, work on your campaigns daily for even 15 mins and update the thread daily to keep track of your progress and get suggestions from other members in the forum.

Above are my learnings so far, others can be different. But it will be great if other newbies in the forum can also chip in with their learnings , as beginners can relate more with beginners I guess.

Good Luck Everyone (y) Be Consistent and Be Persistent!
Great advice, thanks!
 

Voluum

Well-known member
VIP
Partner
Hey @kohlim

Like Luke says, there's no ready-made formula. It's all about testing.

In Voluum DSP - a media-buying platform for native and display ads, built upon the infrastructure of Voluum TRACKER - you can review the available inventory before you start a campaign. You can do it under the BUY TRAFFIC tab. There is the so-called Planning Tool where you can get all necessary information such as average CPM. You will also see volumes per all the targeting conditions such as: country, state, browser, iOS, etc.

See below a snapshot of the Planning Tool




Thanks,
Justyna
 

kohlim

New member
sir awardspace good for landing page that is free and any other website for landing page to upload free i have domain name already and purelender subscription and where to upload landing page ?
 

servandosilva

Well-known member
Community Leader
sir awardspace good for landing page that is free and any other website for landing page to upload free i have domain name already and purelender subscription and where to upload landing page ?
It sounds like a bad idea. In words of awardspace, their free hosting is in a lower tier than shared hosting (I didn't know that was possible) and I wouldn't put my hard-earned traffic in a server like that.

We have many tutorials on how to upload landing pages to fast VPSes or CDNs and just pay a few bucks per month. What kind of traffic are you trying to learn?
 

kohlim

New member
  1. Log into SSH as the root user. If you are unfamiliar with SSH, please see this guide: https://serverpilot.io/docs/getting-started-with-ssh-and-sftp/
  2. Run this command to fix ownership: chown -R mobadclick. /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/
  3. Next, move the files to the right directory: mv /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/game/* /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/
sir i already setup vultr and serverpilot but at last my landing page not uploaded server support gave above answer to do but i m beginer i donot know how to run these command i try in cyberduck but failed any step by step or video to do this kindly guide ?
 

servandosilva

Well-known member
Community Leader
  1. Log into SSH as the root user. If you are unfamiliar with SSH, please see this guide: https://serverpilot.io/docs/getting-started-with-ssh-and-sftp/
  2. Run this command to fix ownership: chown -R mobadclick. /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/
  3. Next, move the files to the right directory: mv /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/game/* /srv/users/mobadclick/apps/mobadclick/public/
sir i already setup vultr and serverpilot but at last my landing page not uploaded server support gave above answer to do but i m beginer i donot know how to run these command i try in cyberduck but failed any step by step or video to do this kindly guide ?
I have a guide about Vultr and Serverpilot with images right here: https://servandosilva.com/upload-landing-pages-vultr/
Everything can be done with Cyberduck without running any commands.
 

kohlim

New member
sir i all set up after read your blog but al last i struck i struck from last 3 days if u explain the last para with pic step by step i will do the same now i m taking help from serverplot but all that s technical any body can guide guide some thing
 
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