As a blogger or Internet marketer, you have a wealth of options when it comes to monetizing your traffic. Affiliate marketing is potentially more lucrative than ever before, but you have to make sure that you sign up with the right network, access the right offers, and leverage the right technology to maximize your profits.
Working toward these goals is Pinox, dubbed “an innovative solution for publishers and advertisers” where you can “monetize mobile traffic with the help of the most advanced tracking platform.”
Why Choose Pinox?
When you consider the sheer number and range of affiliate networks on the Internet today, it can be incredibly overwhelming for even the most seasoned of veterans. To this end, it’s important that you work only with networks that you trust and those that can provide you with a competitive advantage for maximum revenue-earning potential.
With Pinox, professionals will always be close at hand to help answer any questions you may have or help you work through any challenges you may encounter. The innovative tracking platform means that a great volume of incoming traffic can be quickly and easily managed, resulting in zero traffic loss. And since they only work with trusted advertisers, you don’t have to worry about shady or poorly managed offers too.
The tracking platform makes it easy to access advanced analytics so you can better optimize how you monetize your traffic. Keep close tabs on such metrics as your earnings per click (EPC), click rate (CR), click-thru rate (CTR) and more. You can also expect flexible payment thresholds to improve your cash flow situation, as well as some of the fastest redirects to advertiser landing pages.
Into the Dashboard
After you sign up for an account, you’ll gain access to the affiliate dashboard. The layout is both clean and robust with a lot of information thrown at you without having to dig further into the user interface.
Below that, you’ll get your core statistics for the last 10 days, a slider with the newest offers on the network (including thumbnail images), another featured row with the top five offers in the network, and finally links to the Ask Pinox Wiki and the contact page if you have any questions that need answering.
List of Affiliate Offers
Something that you’ll learn very quickly if you haven’t already learned it, is that it’s not the pure quantity of offers available in a network that is important; it’s the quality. Browsing through the Pinox database is simple and straightforward, including quick links to available offers and quick offers, as well as a full listing of all offers.
As of this writing, Pinox boasts somewhere in the neighborhood of 400+ affiliate offers. That’s a very respectable number, albeit clearly not the largest around. Remember that Pinox is dedicated to working only with quality, trusted advertisers, so all the offers here should be pretty great. You can filter through based on the offer name or ID, as well as based on category or country (or any combination thereof).
Some of these offers may be made available to you by default, but others will require you to request access before you are able to promote them. The payouts will range, of course. I see some offers where you’ll earn less than a dollar, like with promoting certain mobile games in Brazil, while others go as high as nearly $20, like entering a sweepstakes to win an Amazon voucher in Germany. It really depends, but you will find that many (if not most or even all) of the offers are geared toward mobile.
When you click through to the individual offer page, you’ll get details about the carrier and conversion flow, as well as any other restrictions or guidelines for the offer. This includes what traffic sources are and aren’t allowed. You might be able to use PPV and popunders, for instance, but some advertisers may disallow spam or SMS. Be sure to check carefully.
Promoting with the API
Due to the heavier mobile focus of Pinox, you’ll find that the offers typically do not come with your usual array of ad banners in a variety of sizes or pre-written text for emails and social media. There is a tracking link that you can use as you see fit, so long as you stay within the guidelines of the offer, but the main promotional method will be via the Pinox API.
The link to the API can be found under the Toolbox in the main navigation area. Once there, you’ll be able to get your API key to implement within any promotional methods you may be considering. Unsurprisingly, this may be a little more advanced than what affiliates less experienced in this space may otherwise encounter.
Thankfully, you will always have access to your account manager and to the Pinox wiki to help you with the entire process.
A Network with Great Upside
Mobile is not the future; it’s the present. If you haven’t already jumped headfirst into the world of mobile affiliate marketing, there’s no better time than now. The key is matching up the right offers with the right kind of traffic and by leveraging the Pinox API, the creative opportunities are limitless. You can target by geo and carrier, pushing just the right offer at just the right time.
Payments can be issued weekly by wire transfer or Webmoney — in GBP, USD and/or Euro — on net-15 terms. If you generate more than $1,000 a day for a week or more, you can get paid on net-7 terms. Generate more than $2,000 daily and you can get paid weekly without hold. In all cases, the minimum payout sum is $500. There is also a 5% referral program.
With super fast redirects, advanced tracking technology, and fabulous support, Pinox just might be poised to be one of your biggest revenue sources.