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Using TrafficStars as a Traffic Source

Voluum TRK Integrations TrafficStars

TrafficStars is a self-served ad network and ad exchange that operates mainly in adult-related verticals. They offer various ad formats and use both the CPC and CPM cost models. The following guide describes how to set up tracking of their traffic in Voluum and TrafficStars platforms.

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Before You Start

Before you dive into setting up your affiliate campaign, there are a few things that you will need in order to complete the setup:

  • An active Voluum account.

  • An active TrafficStars account with some funds added.

  • An offer, and optionally, a landing page.

Once you have everything ready, you can proceed with the guide.

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I. Create a Campaign in Voluum

At first, you need to create a campaign in Voluum. This will provide you with a campaign URL that will be your destination URL in TrafficStars. In order to do so, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an offer element. Read the Creating an Offer Element article to learn how to do that.

  2. (Optionally) Create a lander element. Read the Create a Lander Element article to learn more.

  3. Create a traffic source element. Voluum provides you with the TrafficStars traffic source template, so you can use it and skip most of the manual setup. In order to use this template, perform the following steps:

    1. Go to the Traffic sources tab.

    2. Click the New traffic source button.

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    3. In the New traffic source - templates form, select the TrafficStars template from the Other templates section.

    4. Click the Load template button. The New traffic source form will appear.

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    5. You can change or adjust any option in the New traffic source form. Once you have done so, click the Save button.

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  4. Create a campaign

    In Voluum, click the New campaign button that is available in CampaignsOffersLanders, and Traffic sources tabs. The New campaign form will appear.

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    Caution

    Voluum Note: If you have Voluum DSP available on your account, you will have to additionally select the New TRK campaign option from the drop-down menu. 

    1. In the New campaign form, select the TrafficStars traffic source that you have just created from the Traffic source drop-down menu.

    2. Provide a name for the campaign in the Campaign name text field.

    3. Select the Private Workspace that you want this campaign to be assigned to from the Workspace drop-down menu.

    4. (Optionally) Select a lander you have previously created from the Landers drop-down menu.

    5. Select an offer that you have just created from the Offers drop-down menu.

    6. Click the Save button.

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    7. Click the Copy button next to the campaign URL to copy it to the clipboard and paste it to any text editing tool.

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    8. Click the Done button.

Congratulations, you have obtained the campaign URL. Go to TrafficStars to complete the setup.

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II. Create a Campaign in TrafficStars

Now, after you have obtained the campaign URL, you can create a campaign in TrafficStars. In order to do so, perform the following steps:

  1. In TrafficStars, click the CREATE A CAMPAIGN button.

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  2. Provide a name for a campaign in the Campaign Name text field.

  3. Select a type of ad you want to use.

  4. Set additional options in the Targeting, Scheduling, Audience and Pricing tabs.

  5. Go to the Ads tab.

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  6. Click the UPLOAD button and upload your creative.

  7. Provide a headline and a description.

  8. Paste the campaign URL that you have copied from Voluum in the URL text field.

  9. Click the SAVE button.

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That is it, you have now successfully created a campaign in TrafficStars that will be tracked by Voluum. If you have set passing conversion data from an affiliate network platform to Voluum, it will be passed to TrafficStars as well.

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