In the article below, we will take a closer look at the automated rules setup in the campaigns.
As soon as the advertising campaign is launched, the responsible manager should regularly optimize it and check its statistics.
The block White and Blacklists will help in the analysis and optimization. If you have a small number of traffic sources, you will need only this tool.
When you work with a large number of publishers whose traffic is constantly changing, manual optimization is not enough. You will not have time to block unprofitable sources of traffic, because they will appear and disappear faster than you can add them in Black or Whitelists.
To solve this problem, you will need the block Optimization and rules.
You can find the Optimization and Rules block in the campaign settings.
It contains conditions for three types of traffic sources.
The process of creating rules for wm_id, pl_id, and utm_source is the same. Let’s look at how to set them using the UTM Source example.
You can find the fields for Black/Whitelists in the rules block. They will contain a UTM Source that meets the requirements that you set.
Click on the + Add rule link to create a condition.
You will see the rule constructor.
Specify the ID of another campaign in the Using stat from campaign field. The functionality will be useful when you are going to use the statistics of a specific campaign to set the rules in this campaign. For example, you have a campaign A. It is active. You want to show a campaign B only to those UTM Sources that gave conversions for the campaign A. And vice versa, block all UTM Source for campaign B that didn’t give conversions for the campaign A.
If you leave the field blank, the rules will be applied to the traffic coming to the campaign that you are currently setting up.
Select the indicator that will be checked by the rule in the first drop-down list after IF. The platform has three groups of rules for working with traffic.
Conditions for working with direct traffic
Values represent the sum of data received from the pre-landing page and own impressions:
Conditions for working with arbitrage traffic
Values represent the sum of data received from the arbitrage pre-landing page (showcase):
Conditions for working with direct and arbitrage traffic
Values represent the sum of direct and arbitrage traffic.
Select one of the options in the following drop-down list:
Specify the number that will complete the creation of rule in the third column.
Please note: if you type a fractional number for impressions or conversions, it will be rounded to the nearest whole number, because conversions and impressions may not match these numbers.
You can add additional conditions to the configured rule. To do this, use the logical AND operator by clicking on the + button. It is located at the end of the IF line.
The second condition is created by analogy with the main rule. For example, you can block those UTM Sources using AND, which made 1000 impressions and did not bring any conversions.
If the generated rule is true for the source, the result will be THEN. You can add a source to the Blacklist using the BLOCK setting. Or you can add it to the Whitelist using the ALLOW setting.
Please note: do not configure the rules with the addition of utm_source, wm_id, or pl_id in the Whitelist without using the Using stat from campaign field. For example, if you created the rule add to the Whitelist all UTM Source, the number of impressions of which is more than 1000 and the number of conversions is more than 0, the first match by the condition will appear in the Whitelist. Further, traffic will stop coming from the rest of the UTM Source, because there will be only one source in the Whitelist. Other sources will be banned from sending traffic to the campaign.
The platform allows you to create multiple rules within one type of traffic source. You can do this using the link + Add a new rule.
When there is more than one rule, they are combined by the logical OR operator. In this case, the platform checks the UTM Source for compliance with several requirements. If one of the rules is true, the UTM Source will be added to the White/Blacklist according to the setting.
Please note: rules may conflict, so be careful when you create a large number of rules with different conditions. The campaign with such conflicts will not receive traffic.
As soon as you configure the rules, click on the Update button. If one of the requirement conditions is met, the platform will add sources to the Black/Whitelist.
For example, you are in charge of a campaign.
Your task is to select the UTM Source that brought the conversions and create another campaign for them with new promotional material.
First, create a new campaign and promo material. More information you can find in the article Creation of CPA Campaign. Go to the Rules for utm_source field in the campaign settings of the Optimization and Rules section.
Click on the + Add rule link. Specify the ID of another campaign in the Using stat from campaign field. It will be used as a UTM Source donor that brings conversions. For example, let’s take the campaign with ID 14647.
Set conversions, more than and 0 in the condition. Select ALLOW in the THEN drop-down list. The platform will add to the Whitelist any UTM Source with more than 0 conversions.
Click Update. A list of UTM Source matching the rule appears in the Whitelist field.
The Whitelist line will be automatically updated with new UTM Sources once per hour. You can also update it manually using the Update and Save buttons.
Please note: if you don’t save the campaign, the platform will not update the Black/Whitelists, and the changes will not take effect.
Let’s summarize the material: