YouNet :: Social Ads
Nowadays, advertising becomes an inseparable part of a social network. Whether it's for commercial or non-commercial purpose, advertising is a powerful tool to convey idea and perspective to users. Having an effective tool to create and manage advertising is crucial to the growth of a social network.
Social Ads was developed to serve this purpose. It's a powerful tool that allows administrators to create and manage ad packages effectively. Advertisers have various tools to keep track of the progress of their ads. Additionally, ads can be placed anywhere from header to footer, which provides advertisers many placement options to choose from. Variety in ad types, flexibility and full control on every aspect make social ads a prime candidate for implementing an advertising system on SocialEngine platform.
SocialEngine Compatibility: 4.8.0 - 4.8.x
This module requires YouNetCore plug-in to verify license.
YouNetCore plug-in could be found on our Client Area.
Demo : http://socialengine4.demo.younetco.com/socialads/
Ads can be placed on all widgetized pages
For internal content: Default plugins and YouNet plugins are supported. Other third party plugins can be added via module manage page.
YouNet Credit and YouNet Advanced Payment are integrated in Social Ads.
Third Party plugins can be integrated seamlessly
Ads can be placed on all pages
Various types of ads supported: Banner, Text, Feed
Audience targeting ads
Various payment gateways supported including Paylater option
Campaign and ad report
Admin has full control over every ads and campaign
Flexible Pricing System
Ads can be paused and resumed
Admin has full control over ads and ad package
Remaining amount of underachieving ads can be used for next ad campaign
Report tool and statistics
7 ad positions supported.
All widgetized pages supported.
---Front-End - Normal Users---
Users will see ads either on activity feed or other places of a page.
---Front-End - Advertiser---
- Create ads.
++Item types: 2 types of item supported
+++Internal: use item of a module on your site as an ads
+++External: Link to other site
++Ad Type: There are 3 types of ad: Text, Banner, and Feed
++Ad placement: Advertiser can place ad on as many locations as he wants.
++Pricing: Pricing option is flexible. Advertiser can increase ++as many clicks/impressions as he wants and of course ++price will increase in response to increase in ++clicks/impressions
++Audience Setting: Advertiser can target a small number of audiences or a whole community. There are various settings such as
++Payment Method: Various payment methods are supported including pay later option
- Manage Campaign.
++Advertiser can edit,delete campaign, view ad of a campaign.
++Statistical data is provided for report purpose
- Manage Ads.
++Depending on ad's current status, advertiser can edit or pause an ad
++Provide detail data regarding user's ad such as number of clicks, impressions, reaches, unique clicks
++Export option enable advertisers to export their report from html format to xls/csv format.
++Provide report on all campaign or single campaign
- Virtual money.
++Full amount paid for an ad will only be charged if its goal is reached with time period. If it doesn't reach its goal, only partial amount of initial fund is charge and the rest will be returned as virtual money
++Advertiser can use virtual money to pay for the next ads
++Advertiser can request refund in the amount of virtual money he has in his account
- Payment Transaction.
++All payment transactions that adverstiser has made will be available on this page
- Global Settings.
++This page contains several global settings such as: number of ads shown on feeds, location of feed ads and expiration time of pay later request
- Member level settings.
++Typical member level settings of SE such as: allow creation of ads, view ad detail, ad auto approved etc...
If YouNet credit is installed, there are 2 more settings: allow using credit to purchase ads and credit generated for creating ads
- Ad management.
++All ads created will be available on this page
++Ads will have 9 statuses and for each status, there are a set of actions admin can perform
++Search bar allows admin to find and locate ads quickly and conveniently. Search filter includes: status and type
- Campaign Management.
++All campaigns are listed in this page
++Campaigns have 2 statuses: active and inactive
++Status filter helps admin quickly find campaign of given status
++Bulk delete option allows mass delete-action
- Package Management.
++All packages created are listed here
++Change status of a package with simple click
++Each package has a list of allowed ad type
++Price of a package is flexible though it's required to set its initial price
- Package Creation.
++Provide a comprehensive form for admin to create an ad package
++Admin can select which member level can create an ad using created ad package
++Block name and allowed modules incicate which blocks are supported in this package and which item from which modules are allowed in internal content field
- Pay Later request management.
++Pay later requests are listed here with 4 statuses: complete, initialized, denied and canceled
++Bulk action allows admin to confirm/cancel multiple requests at the same time
++Every request has a link to the ad to help admin quickly review if he should approve it
- Transaction Management.
++All transactions including pay later are stored here
++This page is a view only so there's no admin actions that can be performed here
++2 filters payment method and status allow quick filter through all payment transaction
++Pending Money Request.
+++Whenever advertisers send request for money, they show up here
+++Its date filter allows admin to summarize how many requests there are in certain period of time
3 options are available: accept, reject, and view
+++Either accept or reject, admin has an option to specify why this request is rejected/accepted
+++Upon acceptant, admin will be redirected to paypal to make payment to advertiser who sent the request
- Manage modules.
++Social ad's supported plugins are listed here
++Admin can edit/delete any plugin he deems necessary
++Pagination makes the page look cleaner
++Upon installation, all default and YouNet plugins will be added
++There's an option to add third party plugin into this list
- Add module.
++Provide a comprehensive form in order for admin to add another plugin into support list
++Requires a bit of database knowledge in order to fill out these fields
- Manage Ad block.
++Each ad block has info such as page, widget name, creation date, limit and ajax based
++Switching between ajax mode can be achieve with a simple click
++There are 4 actions available for admin: edit/delete/enable/disable
- Create New ad block.
++This form requires info about page, block placement, name, limit and ajax display
++Widget preview section offer a quick review how ad will be organized in this block
++7 positions are supported: footer, left column - top, left column - button, middle - top, middle - bottom, right column - top, right column - bottom
Tested Browsers: IE8+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome
Installation: If you purchase product with installation option, please submit ticket in the Client Area with FTP, site URL and Site Admin account for us to install.
Support time: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, GMT+7 [US Time: Sunday-Thursday]
Refund & support policy: http://socialengine.younetco.com/policy
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What are reach and unique click?
Reach is number of unique users that have seen an ad. Unique Click is number of clicks from unique users
How can I know how my ad is doing?
Under my ads menu, there's a table showing how your ad is doing. There are a chart and a table containing data necessary for reporting purpose
How to enable paylater option?
You can enable this option for individual member level in admin setting. Remember, it's only available when number of days from current date to start date of an ad is equal or more than number days that a pay later request is expired