Speed Up Prosper202 With PHP 7
By Nana Gilbert-Baffoe, View comments - Jan 06, 2016

We just recently rolled out our latest version of Prosper202 Pro version 1.9.29 and with it came support for PHP 7 and all the performance enhancements that come with it.

In our internal tests, we were able to see a 24%+ performance increase with faster redirects and more concurrent requests per second. If you are looking to squeeze the most performance out of your servers, upgrading to PHP 7 is highly recommended.

We also experimented with the OPcache enabled and saw even bigger 2x performance boosts. For many of you doing enough volume, simply upgrading to Version 1.9.29 and using PHP 7 with the OPcache will be enough of a performance boost to see a noticeable increase in conversion rates and revenue.

We offer server optimization and consulting services, so if you need help, reach out to me or one of the team members via our chat widget on the bottom right of this page.

Top CPA Networks According to Prosper202 Marketers - January 2016
By Nana Gilbert-Baffoe, View comments - Jan 06, 2016

It's time for our popular top CPA networks report. This time may be that last time the numbers are calculated manually, as we are working on an automated real-time version of this.

Since July of 2015 when we did or last report, the Prosper202 user base has grown by 41%. As expected we more than doubled our user base last year.

As has been the case since the beginning, Peerfly, Maxbounty and GlobalWide Media (formerly Neverblue) dominate the top 3 positions. Almost 56% of all Prosper202 users work with one of these 3 networks. Of course this means that there is some overlap where an affiliate may work with 2 or all 3 of these top networks.

This led us to wonder how big this overlap was. The numbers were pretty shocking. There's an average overlap of 99%. What this means is that almost every affiliate that works with one of the top networks, also works with the other top networks. I suspect this is the case across the board, not just with the top networks.

What this means for networks is that differentiation is the key to growth. Exclusive offers, publisher rewards and unique publisher tools such as our Direct Network Integration and Industry first DNI Deeplinks technology that reduce frustration, improves publisher productivity and boosts the likelihood of a publisher running your offers over the competition.

The rankings have stayed mostly the same with AboveAllOffer gaining a rank while C2M dropped a rank.

Below is the new data for January 2016 and covers data up till the end of 2015. Numbers in green mean an improvement from the previous report, while red means a drop.

Prosper202's Most Popular & Fastest Growing CPA Networks - January 2016

Rank Network Market Share Growth
1 Peerfly 46% 33%
2 MaxBounty 42% 37%
3 GlobalWide Media (Neverblue) 35% 32%
4 CPAWay 29% 34%
5 Clickbooth 27% 36%
6 A4D 27% 36%
7 Above All Offers 27% 36%
8 C2M 27% 34%
9 PKM 24% 38%
10 MUNDO Media 23% 43%
11 Appflood 22% 41%

Click to view our last report from July 2015 for reference

Lessons Learned From 2015
By Nana Gilbert-Baffoe, View comments - Jan 01, 2016

2015 has come and gone, and as I reflect on what we did well and not so well over the year, I also spent time checking out our blog posts and announcements for reference. Here are the 10 most viewed posts of 2015, annotated with what we were doing, and context on what worked and what didn't work for us.

Top CPA Networks According to Prosper202 Marketers - January 2015
This was our first review of the top networks that Prosper202 users use the most for 2015. This was something that was really popular with you, but we didn't fully realize how popular this post was until we did this review. We are going to update this for 2016 and make this info more dynamic and real time.

Where Can I Download Prosper202 For Free?
Earlier in the year we tested out removing the download link for Prosper202 from the site and making it only available from our hosting partners. It was still free but our main purpose was to see if we could eliminate the technical questions we were getting for installation by making people use the channels that would enable them to have the least issues. This test didn't go as well, and our new solution was to focus on better documentation.

Prosper202 Pro ClickServer Software Is Now 100% Free To All
In October, we made the big change of making Prosper202 Pro, our premium and advanced version totally free. Originally this was a $99 a month subscription, so it was a big change of direction for us. Our new vision and direction meant that we could again offer our best and most powerful version of our software for free again. We also launched our paid support plans, which enabled people to get the hads on support they needed. These changes is still being evaluated, because they are a part of a much bigger plan and goal. However we immediately saw a boost in the number of installations of Prosper202 Pro. We also feel this is what fueled our growth in 2015, we ended up with more than double the Prosper202 users we started the year with.

Top CPA Networks According to Prosper202 Marketers - Q2 2015
In Q2 we updated our list of top networks. As with our first report from the beginning of the year, PeerFly, MaxBounty and Neverblue were the 3 top networks for Prosper202 users. In 2016 we are looking to work with networks in order to provide solutions that enable thier publishers and affiliates to be more sucessful and profitable.

We Made Prosper202 Pro 1000000X Faster
This blog post highlighted some of the optimizaiton changes we made to the Pro version of Prosper202 in order to enable fast reporting even when the database got big. The DataEngine is now available in all new versions of Prosper202 Pro and will be enhanced further in 2016. For many users, this completely eliminated the need to delete clicks and data from their databases.

This simple tweak produces huge results
In this post, we introduced our new Dynamic Content Segments feature. This is a conversion boosting method that allows you to dynamically personalize your landing page with visitor details such as city, state, zip, browser type, OS and more. All this is possible with simple HTML without having to write any javascript or server code. This is available in the most recent version of Prosper202 Pro for free. This feature is one of the features that I feel we could have documented better, because without reading the blog post, you'd have no idea that it was even available. We fixed this later on in the year by adding some info on the get landing page code step.

22 Powerful Reasons Get Prosper202 Pro Today
As we were promoting Prosper202 Pro, we realized we had launched a ton of new features and wanted to have a central place to point people to when they wanted to know the difference between Prosper202 Pro (1.9.x) and Prosper202 Lite (the old version 1.8.x and older). This post listed everything we had updated up until that point. We probably need a new list or an update to this post, but it's a great place to start if you are wondering what's new in Prosper202.

Prosper202 Pro: Now a Must Have for Advertisers and Product Creators
With the new addition of CPA cost tracking and a few other features, we wanted to let advertisers and and product creators know that Prosper202 Pro was now a tool you could use to manage and track the performance of the offers you have syndicated with the CPA networks. This post highlighted this fact and also offered to provide free consulting services to paid Prosper202 Pro users who wanted to get this offers setup with networks using Prosper202 Pro. This free offer is no longer available, but we still offer consulting services if you are interested. Again, this is a feature that would benefit from more highlighting because of how powerful it can be for certain users.

New Super Fast Offer Setup With Prosper202 Pro DNI
Our Direct Network Integration functionality, is the most exciting new feature from our team. It automates much of the manual process of finding and correctly setting up offers and postback urls. This post show just how quick and powerful this feature is. In 2016 we will be onborading more networks into the program. If you'd like to get your network integrated, check out this page for more details and get in touch. We saw some good results from this launch, but after making some tweaks to the way it's presented in Prosper202 Pro version 1.9.29 (Launching this coming Monday) we expect this to be an even bigger hit.

A Guaranteed Way To Dominate in 2015
Our last top post of 2015 was also our first post of 2015. We talked about the growing importance of data for marketing and how not all data is created the same.

My big take aways is that we did really well with pushing out the new and powerful features that Prosper202 users need for more advance marketing in 2016 and beyond.

But one lesson is that new features don't really matter if you the users don't know about them or if you know about them but don't know how to best use the features then they are not of much value to you. In 2016 we will be working on updating our UI even more to make things more visible and more obvious additionally we will be doing more training on what we have built for you.

We still see users struggling with getting Prosper202 setup and running. We have our hosting partners that make it easier, but we need to expand this. Additionally we have Prosper202 available in Softaculous and MOJO Marketplace. This means that if you host give you access to any of these two tools, you can get a one click install of Prosper202. We know a lot of you are interested in installing Prosper202 Pro on AWS and DigitalOcean and other unmanaged servers, so we are looking into ways to make that simpler too.

Training: How to find the best scalable offers to promote
By Nana Gilbert-Baffoe, View comments - Dec 17, 2015

I'd like to present you with a way to do extra analysis on your campaigns before running them that will give you a much better chance of success.

One thing I always tell affiliates, is to know how to identify and follow the big money, this video will help you find offers that:

  • Are in demand
  • Are in a big market that allows you to scale when you find the winning angle.
  • Are optimized for conversions

    Tools Needed (All Free):

  • SimilarWeb
  • Follow (Not featured in the video, but it's a huge time saver)
  • Affiliate Account (AdCommunal, G4Offers, or MaxBounty if you want to try the offers in this video)
  • Google Spreadsheets (Here's my template with all the formulas from the video for you to copy and save into your own account)

    Watch: How to find the best scalable offers to promote

    After watching this video, you'll never accidentally run campaigns for a campaign that's difficult to scale again.

    Last of all, while setting up this page, I saw an alert from youtube giving me the option to add a donation card to this video. I searched and found Hey U.G.L.Y a charity I've been helping for over 10 years. It's operated by a dear friend of mine who's been working tirelessly to reduce teen suicide caused by bullying and more. You can find out more about them here, and give a tax deductible donation if it's a cause you believe in. Their work saves lives.

    Update
    A big thanks from Mark and G4Offers for their generous donation!

  • Announcing a New Prosper202 DNI Partner Network!
    By Steven Truong, View comments - Dec 08, 2015

    Today we're excited to announce another Direct Network Integration partner network, AdCommunal.

    What Is DNI?

    As a refresher, Direct Network Integrations allow Prosper202 Pro to be integrated with partner networks on a higher level to enable affiliates to manage and set up their campaigns in an efficient and effective manner with less frustration and errors.

    One of the issues we see on a daily basis was affiliates struggle to set up their tracking links, campaign, postbacks or pixels for a new offer. At best it can take minutes to resolve and at worst we've seen it take weeks of back and forth to resolve. When you consider the time and effort that is causing a lot of affiliates headaches and lost potential income, we wouldn't be surprise if the yearly revenue lost amounts to the millions.

    Direct Network Integrations was created so Prosper202 work with partner networks on a higher level to eliminate all of these problems. For more information on getting your network integrated as a DNI partner please review the network partner page here.

    Take a look at how quickly you can get an offer setup. This includes setting up the postback url for tracking conversions.

    Who Is AdCommunal?

    Today we're excited to announce AdCommunal will be joining in as our second DNI partner network. AdCommunal is a performance based online marketing provider for advertisers, publishers and online affiliates.

    With years of online marketing experience working closely with various advertisers, cpa networks, and publishers, AdCommunal identified opportunities for improvement within the current system, and work with affiliates and advertisers to provide a better solution.

    Their goal is to provide a marketplace where affiliates can leverage group volumes to get the highest possible payout, and therefore, to attain the highest ROI from their online marketing initiatives, while providing advertisers with high quality leads.

    Sign up for AdCommunal today!

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