How to setup campaigns on Voluum working with hasOffers back end Part 4



Part 4/4 Setting up your first campaign (if you don’t have Voluum, get it here)


Creating traffic sources

Step: 1 – Adding a new traffic source


NOTE – this part is necessary if you wish to add one of your own traffic sources, Voluum contains “ZeroPark” as a traffic source because it is fully integrated with the system and is automatically added to the list after signing up.

1) Click on the tab which says “Traffic sources”

2) Click on the green button which says “New traffic source”


Step: 2 – filling the fields


NOTE#1 – Not all traffic sources support tracking charges per click that is why I used 50onRed for the example because they do.

NOTE#2 – All input fields except the name are optional.

1) Enter the name of your desired traffic source i.e. 50onRed

1.1) Postback URL and External ID fields are used to send conversions back to your traffic source. This setting is optional and many users are not using it.

2) Cost field allows you to automatically track costs based on what the traffic source charges per click

2.1) Custom Variables allow you to pass data from your traffic source to Voluum

– parameter column names will appear in the URL

– placeholder names are tokens that your traffic source uses

– name column is for naming your reports

3) After you have filled the fields you can click SAVE, and the new traffic source will appear in the list


Creating a new affiliate network


Step#1 – getting to the new affiliate network creation


1) Click on the “Affiliate networks tab”

2) Click on “New affiliate network” to begin the creation


Step#2 – Filling in the fields


1) Set a name of your affiliate network, I used AppFlood as an example

2) Check “Append click ID to offer URLs” because they will add {clickid} to the end of your offer URLs

3) Click SAVE and now your new affiliate network will be listed


Adding your first offer


Step#1 – Getting to the offer creation


1) Click on “Offers”

2) Click on “New offer” to start


Step#2 – Filling in the fields


NOTE#1 – Input text in the Name field is changing depending on the options chosen such as Affiliate network and Country.

NOTE#2 – If you are unsatisfied with the choices and want to make corrections or changes you can EDIT them at any time.

1) Insert your desired Name for your offer

2) Paste your offer URL from your affiliate network

3) The available URL tokens can be used to pass back information from your affiliate network

4) Country field groups your offers and landers into country groups. If you leave this field blank then “Global” will appear in the Name section

5) Choose your affiliate network from the drop-down menu

6) Choose your payout option carefully, if you didn’t add the payout parameter to your postback or pixel URL or your affiliate network doesn’t have a payout token then check the “Manual” and enter the price

7) When all fields are filled click SAVE


Creating your first lander


Step#1 – Getting to the lander creation


NOTE – This is the final step before you can setup your first campaign

1) Click on “Landers”

2) Click on “New lander” to start creating


Step#2 – Filling out the fields


NOTE – Landers are optional to those who do direct linking to offers.

1) Name your lander

2) Paste the URL where your lander is hosted (yellow highlighted part is the link)

3) Pass the model and OS data tokens to your URL to attract a user (orange highlighted part is the added code)

4) Place your number of offers that is used on your landing page so that when you select a campaign, the appropriate number of offer fields will appear

5) Select your desired Country

6) Click SAVE after you’re finished


Creating your new campaign


Step#1 – Getting to campaigns


1) Click on “Campaigns”

2) Click on “New campaign” to get started


Step#2 – creating a new campaign


1) First part of the name is automatically generated based on country and traffic source, just name your campaign for example “first campaign”

2) Choose your traffic source from the list

3) Leave it blank for “Global” setting or pick a country

4) CPC allows you to enter your cost per click. CPA allows you to enter cost per conversion, Auto is used when the cost parameter is already defined in your traffic source. Enter your desired price based on the options you pick

5) 302 is a regular http redirect. If you want to cloak your landing page URL choose Double Meta Refresh

6) Choose your Lander and/or add more landers

7) Choose your offer and/or add more offers

8) Click SAVE to complete your campaign


EXTRA: You can click on the “Add Rule” button to get a set of options where you can define specific redirect rules, such as country, OS etc. This is very important if you want to maximize your profits. Click OK when you are done and SAVE your campaign.


CONGRATULATIONS! You have successfully created your first campaign and this concludes this tutorial. Now you will be more confident and knowledgeable on how to create more campaigns, fiddle around with some more in depth options and start earning money.