Voluum Documentation

Using PropellerAds as a Traffic Source

Voluum TRK Integrations PropellerAds

PropellerAds is one of Voluum's trusted traffic sources that offers you a global reach with their various ad formats. Voluum provides you with a traffic source template for PropellerAds that makes the whole setup process as easy as it can get.

The following guide describes how to create a working campaign funnel with PropellerAds as a traffic source.

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Before You Start

Before you dig into the setup process, verify that you have the following things ready:

  • An active Voluum account.

  • An active PropellerAds account.

  • An offer to promote, either proprietary or from an affiliate network platform.

  • Optionally, a landing page.

  • Optionally, the aid and tid values from your PropellerAds account. These are account specific and required for reporting conversions. You can get them from your PropellerAds account:

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    Copy these values to any text editing tool for later.

With all things mentioned above, you are ready to start configuring both platforms to work together.

I. Create a campaign Funnel in Voluum

In he first step, you need to create a complete campaign funnel in Voluum. This will provide you with a campaign URL that you will submit as a destination URL to PropellerAds. In order to create a campaign funnel, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an offer element. Read the Создание Offer Element (Элемента Оффера) article to learn how to do that.

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

  3. Create a traffic source element. Voluum provides you with the PropellerAds 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 PropellerAds template from the Trusted traffic source templates section.

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

    5. Go to the Traffic Source postback URL text field and do the following:

      • Replace the word REPLACE next to the aid parameter name with the aid value that you have copied from PropellerAds

      • Replace the word REPLACE next to the tid parameter name with the tid value that you have copied from PropellerAds

      Your traffic source postback URL should look like this:

      http://ad.propellerads.com/conversion.php?aid=12345&tid=51355&visitor_id={externalid}
    6. 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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    1. Provide basic campaign information.

      1. In the New Campaign form on the GENERAL tab provide the name of your campaign in the Campaign name text field.

      2. (Optional) If you have the Workspaces feature enabled on your account, select the Private Workspace that you want this campaign to be assigned to from the drop-down menu. Read the Workspaces: Overview article to learn more.

      3. Select the PropellerAds traffic source that you have just created from the drop-down menu.

      4. Click the Next button.

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    2. Provide traffic destination information.

      1. In the DESTINATION tab select the campaign destination type radio button.

      2. Select the offer and lander elements that you have created. Read the Flows, Paths and Listicles article to learn more.

      3. Click the Save button.

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    3. Copy the campaign URL by clicking the Copy button.

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Congratulations, you have created a complete Voluum campaign funnel. Now you need to feed it with traffic. In order to do so, you need to create a campaign in PropellerAds and direct traffic bought there to Voluum.

II. Create a Campaign in PropellerAds

In order to create a campaign in PropellerAds, perform the following steps:

  1. In PropellerAds, click the Create campaign button.

  2. In the Main info step provide a name of your campaign in the Name your campaign text field.

  3. Select an advertisement type by clicking the appropriate radio button in the Choose advertising format section.

  4. Select a pricing model by clicking the appropriate radio button in the Choose pricing model section.

  5. Paste the campaign URL that you have copied from Voluum into the Enter target URL text field. You do not need to add any tokens, they are already included in the URL.

  6. Click the Next step button.

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  7. In the Targeting step provide all required targeting options. This includes:

    • Country

    • Device type

    • Frequency and retargeting options

    Click the Next step button to continue.

  8. In the Budget step provide all required budget options. This includes:

    • Bid

    • Limits

  9. Tick the box that you acknowledge and will follow their Quality Guidelines.

  10. Click the Start campaign button.

Your campaign will have to be approved. Once it's approved, traffic will start flowing to your landing pages and offers that you have defined in Voluum and information about conversions (if you have configured tracking conversions in Voluum) will be passed from Voluum to PropellerAds.