A “pop-under” ad is not a new format, it´s been around for as long as the rest of the formats out there, just not being put to great use and the reality is, pop-unders can make you more money with the same mobile traffic you´ve been monetizing until now.
With the same exact clicks you are using on banners, redirect etc. you can execute a pop-under that is statistically proven to generate a higher CPM than other formats. A simple ad that is delivered “behind” the initial browser product, it doesn’t bother the user, it doesn´t take attention away from the original banners on the browser and it´s not intrusive. Pop-unders are only visible once the user is done with the current page and closes it.
To assure this “non-intrusive” behaviour, pop-unders work on several “controlled methods”. For example, frequency capping, a pop-under ad is only delivered to a user every 24 hrs. Another method that helps is that the pop-under is not generated on the initial/primary page, it will be generated once the user is within the site. This will limit the number of ads that “pop” per user. All leading to a less aggressive user experience, however, generating extra revenue for you each time.
Basically, the correct use of a pop-under ad leads to is more revenue on top of your current benefit, without you having to generate more traffic. It´s the most simple and cost efficient optimisation in the current market
Attribution I – Definition
Written by Enrique Nogal, IT Project Manager @ Kimia
We are going to be explaining how “tracking” stages work in various posts. The first thing is to define what exactly is “attribution”, because sometimes I think that attribution is, do mind my comparison, like sex between adolescents, everyone talks about it but nobody knows exactly what it is. Attribution is the mechanism by which the source of traffic, and its various features, are saved together with all other tracking attributes that come from the various publishers / media buyers / webmasters / web applications, to connect them with the end results.
Let’s try to explain this in a flow:
- An ad network receives traffic from different sources, such as other networks, media buyers, webmasters, applications …
- In turn, these traffic sources may have different sub sources, such as:
– For a webmaster, different creatives (banners, pop ups, pop unders, interstitials) in different positions on a web page.
– To media buyers, different sources of buying traffic with their sub-sources.
– For an app developer, different banners in different positions, forms or application screens.
- This traffic may also have different characteristics that have more to do with their type, such as vertical or category ( Sweepstakes, games, dating, forex, adult etc.)
- Also the different sources of traffic can have an attribution system itself, therefore this sources need to send specific identifiers, that will subsequently enable them to make the attribution on their side.
- Once you send traffic to the ad network, this produces different statistical metrics, such as prints, clicks, and of course a very important revenue.
In the event that traffic is monetized through CPM or CPC campaigns and ads, revenue is generated immediately, and therefore statistics are in real time.
However revenue created through CPA, CPL or CPI campaigns, firstly, is not immediate, and secondly, it´s not a “sure thing”, since an action by the end user is required to make the acquisition effective. In this case an identifier is sent to the end advertiser, which is also stored in a database, where it is connected to the traffic characteristics/variables (specified in the above points), so that, when the advertiser communicates that the end user has made the action, that means the sale has been a success, the CPA / CPL / CPI can generate statistics.
6. Attribution is successfully matching all traffic characteristics, sources, sub-sources, internal attributes of our publishers to the final statistics, that includes revenue generated.