Ahh, Easter is finally over and we’re back from a successful ad:Tech San Francisco. Lately, it seems like our competition is making it easier and easier for BLAM Ads to thrive and we are grateful for that. It felt great striding myself through the conference floors with “BLAM Ads Inc.” on my badge – our name is known everywhere and I was able to meet so many new affiliates in person. It’s truly an exciting and motivating experience for me because I put so much time into building this into the most supreme content locking network. Even writing this newsletter now at 10:53pm Easter Sunday motivates me for the week ahead – I absolutely love doing what I do. There has been a lot of visible upgrades since our last newsletter including a fully upgraded user interface. We’ve also made some progress on our algorithm and we expect some major changes to be completed within the next two weeks. Our team has done a lot of research and testing internally (and with a select few affiliates) and we’ve been able to increase EPC’s drastically with some simple adserving changes.
We highly suggest that all affiliates that got confused with the old user interface log into their account now and check it out. We simplified the hell out of what we had before. Basically, we released BLAM4 with an initial set of features and what we ended up with… well, it outgrew what we had originally planned. We have so many advanced features it even confused me when I was going through the gateway creation process. The new UI breaks it up into two options: simple or advanced gateway. The advanced gateway has all the same features, just displayed in a simpler way (with expanding / hidden features and options). The simple gateway takes a couple steps and relies completely on our new algorithm for serving ads.
If you have experience with content locking, or fully understand your demographics needs – use the advanced one. It allows you to select certain offers and adjust settings that may help your conversion rates. If your newer or just want to rely on our pre-optimized gateway settings, use the simple one. It allows you to easily select the theme, category of traffic and some basic settings then you are 100% set. We are openly taking suggestions right now on how to further improve it, please bare with us because it’s a huge overhaul so there may be some inconveniences and glitches; just let us know and we will resolve within 72 hours.
Before letting you guys go, three of our 4BLAM4 contests are coming to an end with winners! Congratulations to everyone that participated and I’d like you for your business. March was one of the most exciting months for business and it was honestly amazing to see all the new publishers come in!