When I started running Mobile App Install Offers I was only aware of one network that was BuzzCity as mentioned in one of the blackhat WSO’s. Then I started with lot of ad-networks with trial and error to test the traffic and failed miserably with my offers.
To be frank, I have already spent nearly more than $2k in Ad spends, most of them for mere testing purpose to make sure what works on what networks.
I then classified them based on the performance I obtained from running my offers on them.
1. App Install Offer
2. Web CPA Email Submit Offer (Mobile Optimized).
3. Sweepstake Offer (IPhone offer).
4. Mobile WAP Pin Submit Offer
5. Mobile 1-Click Offer.
And once we find the winner and type of offer that wins over on the network, then scale them both vertically and horizontally.
Ok Coming back to the Ad Networks that I have been using for App Installs Specifically, here are they.
StartApp : Mobile SSP Network .
This is my first and foremost recommendation for anybody starting with Mobile App Install Offers for either of IOS or Android as the bid rates are fixed and best affordable for newbies.
* Minimum deposit is $50.
cappture: Mobile DSP Network .
This is a new whitelabel supporting DSP network that has connectivity with a lot of Ad networks such as Smaato,Appnexus, etc where one can run CPM campaigns. This is still an Immature network.
* Minimum deposit is $250.
Go2Mobi : Mobile DSP Network .
This is a old hag mobile network that has connectivity with a lot of Ad networks such as Smaato,Appnexus, etc where one can run CPM campaigns. I have run a lot of campaigns over this network for elloinc*.
* Minimum deposit is $25.
Avazu DSP : Mobile DSP Network .
This is a Premium Mobile DSP that has connectivity with a lot of Ad networks where one can run CPM campaigns. I have run a lot of campaigns over this network for elloinc*. But this requires a high deposit of $5k and above, and its not for noobs.
* Minimum deposit is $5000.
Well although I have mentioned some successful networks, its my duty to ask you what not to do.
1. Do not run a campaign without testing the campaign creation features of the ad network.
2. Do not use landing pages along with banners, if using banners then do direct linking (with voluum).
3. Always use a tracker when running a campaign.
4. Always keep track of expenses and income.