BINOM TRACKER – Self-Hosted Tracker used by top affiliate Pros

Alternative to Voluum

When Voluum decided to raise their prices 300%,  affiliates were outraged and trackers came into the spot light like never before.

Thanks to their shake up there’s a lot of great players that came to the affiliate and internet marketing space in 2018.

In the last few weeks I was asked by BINOM to take a look at their tracker as a lot of affiliates seems to be recommending it to each other.    I have to admit, when they reached out to me I was like oh god, not another tracker.   But then they showed me the FACTS below (see screenshot).  I was like hmm,  ok let’s take a look!! 

First, if you do a quick search in Adplexity – the #1 spy tool for native and mobile ads and order the results by tracker you will see that Binom is one of the top on the list  

Second, their public announcement post on STM (published in July ’18) has already obtained more than 9000 views and more than 100 replies with astonishing positive feedback.

So let’s try and find out why people are liking this tracker so much. 

  1. Setting tracker up on your own server (it’s self host)

Binom is self-hosted, which means from one side that no one will have access to your information, from other side that you will have to install it on your own dedicated or VPS server.      It is recommended to get your server close to your target audience, so if you run US traffic the most, be sure to pick up a server there, if it’s in Europe, get an EU server (NL is really good location) if its in Asia then look for one there.

For most people that is a big NO, since it is too much trouble, BUT not with Binom.

They have 2 options for you:

  • Ready-to-go script that will install tracker and all necessary software to your server and that will OPTIMIZE it.
  • Or you can simply ask their support and THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING for you. So you just provide them with access to your server (that they’ll help you to choose) – and in 30 minutes you get ready to go tracker.

Btw, if it happens that you will get any issues with your tracker or server – they will fix it as well. So you don’t have to know anything about servers at all.

They also can provide you with referral link for Digital Ocean Hosting, there you will have free $100 for 2 months, which basically means that you will use almost any server for free for 2 months.

So, as for me I have just asked support of what should I do (via live-chat) and they guided me through everything step by step and my tracker was installed in 10 minutes!

2. First impression

Creating campaigns is easy and efficient making it fast to setup a campaign:

New Campaign creation in Binom:



I personally use RedTrack, but love how much features BINOM has and how fast it is.

The layout is very good for affiliates because its like an all in one place and you don’t have to click around much to setup a campaign really fast.

Since I get used to cloud trackers I was pleasantly surprised by MonitorTab where you can see your server’s condition and license details. This is VITAL.   

With monitortab you will be able to check your server load under traffic with a graph that updates every minute and the size of your database with the storage left and all errors or system notifications if any occur (they also could be duplicated as notifications via sms, telegram, email)  

Remember how in the past I mentioned we used to pay for a 3rd party monitoring system Pingdom to monitor my tracker?  With Binom they will send alerts for free based on the criteria you setup.

Another big concern for people with self-hosted trackers vs SAAS cloud is loss in performance. I myself didn’t run sufficient amount of test, but what I’ve read from other users at STM that is not the case with Binom:

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In general, I would say that there is not much of a difference judging by replies from other affiliates in this thread:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE THREAD If you don’t have an STM account click here to get one.

 Here are some more benefits that come to mind with self hosted BINOM

  • Fast interface. Reports for thousands and even millions of clicks are loading in few seconds.
  • Access and data. No one will have access to your data and profitable campaigns, awesome if you are paranoid about that.  And you will be able to store clicks for as long as you like (but in most cases for as long as you have free space on your server)
  • If you still want to optimize your campaigns to the maximum you can always create several servers (Binom gives 50% discount on all additional licenses.)

3. Features I like:

Finally, the sweet part! Here I will provide you only with features that I like in Binom, full list of features you can find in their docs:

  • No-redirect tracking

So let’s say you like all the tracker’s features but you (or moderators)don’t like that extra redirect that most trackers usually adds (from the tracker to your landing page). There are 2 options how Binom can help you to avoid that:
Option 1: if you have all landing files, you can simply put them into .ziparchive and upload it into your tracker. So you can basically store your landings in your tracker. And all your .php scripts, cloaks and other stuff will still work the way they should work.

Option 2: if you don’t have the landing itself, but you can still add some lines of code to your landing, you can use LP Pixel feature. Under advanced settings in your campaign you’ll find this code. Just insert it in any landing and you can start sending your traffic directly on this landing, avoiding the campaign link itself and tracker-landing redirect. All information will be send to your tracker automatically

  • Advanced traffic distribution system

Routes of any complexity. More than 20 criterias(IP, GEO, device, OS, language, any GET parameter, etc.) by adjusting which you can setup any traffic distribution funnel you like.

And above all that another great feature I love in Binom – Smart rotation.

So for example you have several landing pages in your campaign and if a user has already seen your first landing page and didn’t convert on it, it will be reasonable to think that showing him exact same page again might be not that good move. With smart rotation tracker automatically remembers which user which page was shown and on every time they open your campaign link – they see new page. Which end up growing your CTR potential.

In some cases, you might want that user always see exact same landing/offer no matter how many times he opens your campaign link. In that case Binom has Fix on Paths option. It might sound a bit complicated at the start but after short practice you will be able to create funnels of any nesting levels with Binom.

  • Reporting System

First there are the marks in the campaign reports to rate placements as good or bad ones

With this feature you can rate the placements and sort them by rating or just filter them and show the good ones or the bad ones.

It´s a really nice feature to keep a better overview over the placements.

Also in the reports you have filters

You can save them for later use so that you don´t have to create them every time new.

When you then go to the campaign report you just click filters and choose directly the saved filter.

Saves lots of time when you go through the reports often.

And when you want to export the placements to blacklist them you have several options for export: CSV, TXT and Clipboard.

Clipboard is very helpful, you don´t need to open a file and copy the placements from there.

Just export them to click board and paste them into your traffic source.

  • Landing protection

Competitors are always spying.

Landing protection is a simple feature that will block any direct access to your landing expect from campaign URL. That might not always protect your landing from being ripped by spy tools,but that is another barrier you might want to add. Simply paste code from your tracker to your landing and add special key-token to your link.

  • Unlimited domains + Free SSL + Google ban check

So unlike many other trackers, in Binom you can add any number of additional domains for your campaigns + all those domains will have free SSL instantly and which is even more important Binom can automatically (every 10 minutes) check all your domains for Google ban. But what if domain was banned while you were not into your tracker, so you can’t perform actions instantly? In that case Binom can send you a notification, it has several ways of doing that:

But notifications could be sent not only about blocked domain. About this -further

  • Triggers & Notifications

Binom can actually send you messages on all sort of things, like if you are out of space on your server or if a new update is released or if CTR on specific campaign is lower than you want it to be.

Actually tracker will not only send you a notification, but also perform some actions in tracker itself. For example, if you want to automatically change your funnel settings if LP CTR in particular campaign drops lower then,let’s say, 20%. You just creating new Trigger in tracker:

You specify its condition and action from a list. And you specify notification method. So tracker will automatically perform all specified actions and also send you a notification via sms, email or to your telegrambot. Email notifications are look like that:

So you shouldn’t worry anymore about your domain getting banned by Google or about your landing page become inaccessible or about CTR decrease while you are sleeping. I got a hint from Binom guys that in the next update they are going to implement Auto optimization!

  • Custom tables & Events

In Binom, to each click you can allocate up to 10 Events – different numeric values. This comes handy when you want to add some custom scripts to your landing or just want to analyze your traffic even more deeply.
For example, you know that bot at mobile traffic can be identified by lack of‘window.orientation’ parameter. So you can write a simple script on your landing that will mark those who has this parameter with let’s say event#9. 

In that case your code will look like:

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And you will be able to distinguish in tracker bot clicks from people clicks. But compare all clicks manually is not the handiest option and that is where Custom columns will help you. You can create column with any formula you like, for example, you can create formula for Bot % using event9:

And check for bots % in report then:

  • Notes & Group working

The simplest but yet powerful feature that made exactly the way you want it to be. A simple note field available for every campaign, that helps you organize your thoughts, track progress, all changes that you’ve made and tests that you’ve performed. Oh and you can also add pictures or gifs there.
If you work in a team you can make a little chat there

You can create unlimited amount of users in Binom with different access rights and with separate access to different campaigns.

  • Access page hiding & URL customization

This last one is abit trick and might be not that easy to grasp, but still I can’t avoid speaking of it, since it is so cool.

Your competitors or moderators can find out about your tracking system if they crop your campaign link to just a domain, they will see your login window.In order to avoid that (and for bunch of other reasons) Binom offers URL customization options. You can hide your default index page, so no one will see your tracker.

Here you can customize any tracker’s URL parameter to make it less obvious.

  • Clean URL

The meaning is pretty self-explanatory; in case you don’t want your campaign links to look more slick you can go from: https://domain.com/click.php?key=n9v1sml9rkqw1na53fe6

To something like: https://domain.com/how-to-make-money

Just hit that option in your Campaign’s settings:

More readable link is -> more trust form users -> better ROI.

But that is not all, you can go even further and ADD A CAMPAIGN ON AN INDEX PAGE OF YOUR DOMAIN.

Why do you want to do that? For example, some Facebook moderators tend to check your campaign URLs in the way of just checking main domain only.
Let’s say you have a Campaign link like: 

https://yourdomain.com/click.php?key=AAFTdyz3wW6KY7q23KmTCl5kwG8GMjlLROk&cid=[clickid]&zone=[zoe]&time=[time]&lang=[lang]&country=[country]&campaign=[campaign]

Moderator might actually go to just https://yourdomain.com – just to check how legit your website is. But since you foresee that moderator will actually open another campaign in your tracker (using integrated landing this will happen without redirect!).
So you will be able to see every user that happen to be so curious (and their IPs also) and create new cloaking rule (for example by IP) on your main campaign.

That is just another tip for Facebook cloaking

4. Pricing & Conclusion

Many affiliates are afraid of self-hosted solutions since they think thatthey will lose in redirect speed and in Geo distribution. Cloud – is another example of good marketing that stuck in our heads and it is almost shocking for lots of affiliates that self-host nowadays can be as good as cloud.

But, of course, the tracker itself and server should be optimized. Guys from Binom do understand that and by my opinion they provide one of the best solutions on the market today. In some areas I would say Binom is more affiliate-oriented than Voluum itself, since it looks like Voluum starts to position themselves as an enterprise solution.

Which leads us to pricing:
Binom license costs $99/month. Server will cost you from $15 (handle around 300K clicks/daily) to $100 (handle around 10M clicks/daily).

But don’t take my words for granted, for promo-code IAMATILLA you will have free first month to try Binom and 40% discount on 2nd month.

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P.S. do remember that their support can provide you with referral link to a host, so it basically means that you can test Binom for 1 month without paying anything.

  

Leadbit – Get to know more about this awesome international affiliate network!

As you all know well, I often attend different industrial events. Just a while ago, I was invited to attend to  Moscow Affiliate Conference, unfortunately was not able to take part in. (Heard it was a successful one, Congratulations guys!)

 

 

Nonetheless, I decided to check out these guys who organized this industry party in Russia. About STM, of course hats off to their whole team! But let’s focus on Leadbit Affiliate Network.

 

Leadbit is direct advertiser  in Europe, Asia, LatAm and worldwide affiliate network. The awesome thing is that they know how to take care of their partners, that’s why they only offer the best performing campaigns in their system. They make sure that they provide affiliates with the best quality of offers by handling everything by themselves, meaning the most offers are not a resale, it’s their own in-house campaigns. With more than 5 years on the market they made a strong brand that can HELP YOU MAKE A REAL PROFIT!

 

Leadbit work with some profitable verticals:

The main ones are Nutra offers By Cash-On-Delivery Model and Trials.

Moreover, 1–Click Flow & PIN Submit, Gambling, Sweepstakes offers are available in their system. Plus! They have their own betting platform.

 

List of the verticals Leadbit work with:

– Nutra COD

– Adult

– Gambling

– 1-Click Flow & Pin Submit (Direct agreements with 1–Click Flow & PIN Submit mobile operators)

– CPI

– Sweepstakes

 

How does it work?

Nutra By Cash-On-Delivery: The customer fills in the simple form – name and phone number, then local call centers confirm the order and you get a payment instantly, without hold.

 

Important – you get profit for every order approved, not paid. NO CC REQUIRED

 

1–Click Flow & PIN Submit –  You get profit once a customer subscribes to the content in one click using his phone. In some cases, the customer should submit his phone number, receive an SMS with a PIN code then fill it in the special field. Then the subscription is done.

 

Gambling – You get profit once a customer tops up his balance

 

Sweepstakes – You get profit once a customer submits the contact form

Leadbit is always open to buy traffic or promote their offers. To review offer’s list, all you need to do is just sign up. 

Click here to join Leadbit and start to earn more >>

 

Leadbit’s strong points:

– Personal benefits – you can get the highest payouts, private offers or best links. ALWAYS ready to provide you the best ones.

– AM and Support 24/7 (tickets)

– Own tracking platform with quick stats monitoring

– Daily payments without hold

– Own local call centers in more than 50 countries

– Assets for run successful ad campaigns

– TDS, Banner rotator, Global PostBack, API and other useful tools to help you

– Exclusive bonuses for Leadbit affiliates from our trusted partners. Details – http://leadbit.com/bonus

 

Now, you have the ultimate reasons to work with Leadbit! All of it you can get right away but it’s only the beginning! Thousands of people from all over the world have joined Leadbit and they are enjoying it sitting by the beach or at the top floor of the skyscraper. You can be one of them – JOIN Leadbit NOW!

Click here to watch on how to get started with Leadbit >>

admitad – Connects Thousands of Satisfied Customers Across the Globe

“I decided not to reinvent the wheel; I just wanted to improve the existing platforms and excel at customer service”

Alexander Bachmann, admitad CEO & Founder

 

Built on extensive customer experience and passion for brands, the affiliate marketing space has matured into a significant channel for driving sales for advertisers of all sizes, and will continue to grow. The platforms providedby affiliate networks for advertisers and publishers are, in many cases, the juiceof sales growth, offering measurement and quality assurance for both.

 

Hence, the next question is – when was the last time you went shopping around for a new affiliate network? Everyone has heard of the ventures that havebeen here since the 90s, but what about the new wave of CPA networks?

If you are an affiliate/publisher looking for a network with global top-paying offers, customer-centered approach, and a continued focus on building a high-performing and service-driven team, then I highly recommend admitad.

 

Originally launched back in 2010, this global network of Cost-per-Action affiliate programs has expanded beyond its headquarters in Germany by launchingsix offices around the world, with plans to further global expansion. These ambitionsare fueled by the fact that the network has enjoyed six consecutive periods of year-over-year revenue growth by more than 100%.

 

Another thing worth paying attentionto is the story of success of admitad CEO & Founder Alexander Bachmann. When he was only 17, Alexander Bachmann dropped out of school to set out on his entrepreneurial journey.

 

With just $27 in his pocket, he was able to buy a domain name and a web hosting to kickstart his dream.

Prior to admitad, Bachmann contributed as a publisher atZanox&Affilinet. These platforms are considered to be the European affiliate marketing giants. Instead of going head-to-head with Zanox, Bachmann discovered an opportunity in the Russian market,namely, in Cost-per-Acquisition (CPA) affiliate marketing. Fortified by his experience as a top affiliate, Alexander decided not just to create his own affiliate network, but to build a company with all the features and qualities the current platforms were lacking.

“I decided not to reinvent the wheel; I just wanted to improve the existing platforms and excel at customer service,” Alexandersays.

 

Today, Bachmann’s admitad is valued at over $100 million, with an annual growth rate of over 100%.

 

To note, admitad has maintained a highly centralized decision-making structure within the business, with Bachmann himself being the primary decision-maker.

This centralized model of decision-making enables admitad to move fast, make decisions without bureaucracy, and inevitably get the jump on its competitors when the opportunity arises.

As a global access point for clients facilitating productive partnerships between the advertisers and the publishers, admitad is set to provide the most adaptive and smart solutions for the immediate business boost, as well as help its customers launch and develop a successful business.

 

Promising Services by admitad:

Neither an initial cost of entry nor any extra pay to promote the offers to top affiliates is envisioned. Each admitad client is assigned an individual account manager; this allows to deal with all the queries (in your native language) and solve every issue faced by the clients in this field to optimize the campaign, including recruitment of additional partners based on the client’s criteria and admitad monetization tools for publishers;

 

  • admitad is known for paying affiliates before they even get paid by the offer owner/advertiser. It’s worth saying that the company’s publishers can have access to funds withdrawal even with the advertiser’s negative balance. Most of the affiliate networks follow a monthly payment schedule, whereas admitad has a weekly pattern. The company offers its clients a variety of payment methods so that everyone can find the rightfit at admitad via PayPal, e-payments, and Wire Transfer in all major currencies;

 

  • admitad has tied up for different product and service categories to provide the most matching advertisements for your site. The following are some of the categories, for which admitad has regular campaigns:
    • e-commerce – accessories, apparel, electronics, furniture and household products, sports, car goods, Chinese goods, and kids stuff;
    • mobile devices;
    • onlinegames;
    • services, including finance, food delivery, coupon services, travel, and many more.

Here is the full list of admitad categories.

  • The signing up process is straightforward; the necessary options are arranged in an easy to pick manner on the navigation bar; it won’t intimidate you with tons of terms and features, arranged in a clumsy way. When you sign up for admitad, in addition to having access to the many great features of the program, you are also provided with support tickets on multiple languages. admitad’ssupport team will reply to your ticket in a split second,offering the necessary solution.
  • admitad provides Asian business to expand into Western markets and works as an entry point for entrepreneurs eager to go East. As recently reported by admitad, Chinese e-commerce has already earned one third of a billion dollars gained from deals through admitad affiliate program. For less than 9 months of the current year Chinese sales achieved the amount of $ 310 million – this includes a total revenue growth of over 70 Chinese e-shops and their offers promoted by admitad. Until the end of 2017 the revenues will hit the $500 mln. The y-o-y dynamics is on graph below:

 “One of the vectors that we have chosen for admitad’s development is really ambitious. We want our company and the instruments we have created to become a hub, an access point where Chinese e-shops could attract buyers from all over the world. What is more, with the CPA payment model which is transparent, demonstrative, scalable, projected – there are a lot of advantages. On the other hand, we see that many European and American products are in demand in China. For this purpose, we have established an office in China in order to help non-Chinese global e-commerce to enter the Chinese market and find core solvent audience there. It is important to us to combine these courses: to help business to sell, and buyers to purchase desirable products. 

Indeed, the world and business are becoming global and admitad, being a global company, does its best to cooperate in that effort.”

Alexander Bachmann, admitad CEO

To sum it up…

 

admitad’s global expansion strategy is aimed to provide fuel for a continued growth and innovation in the affiliate marketing space. The platform has become an indispensable tool both for advertisers and publishers. It gains not only transactions but also an invaluable brand recognition, regular payout system with pre-payment options, responsive customer care team, various niche support, fraud-proof analysis, and customer engagement, while efficiently delivering the type of content demanded by today’s sophisticated online consumer.

It’s high time to raise the bar and get the payouts you know you deserve. admitad is here to help you launch and develop a successful business!

 

Check it out right now by signingup!