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MGID 101 – How To Start Working With This Ad Network

Become an Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is a competitive industry and it can be difficult to gain an advantage. One of the best ways to get ahead is to utilize tools and software that will automate many of your marketing tasks. Finding the right tools for your use case can be difficult as there are a lot of tools to pick from and not all of them are great choices. Even the great tools don’t have to be something that fits all affiliates equally. 


One of the things that can solve a lot of issues for most affiliates is a good Ad network. Luckily there are a lot of networks nowadays, but not all of them are of great quality. If you want a network that has tons of features and integrations then MGID might be for you.

What Is MGID?



MGID is an advertising network that allows you to monetize your web traffic in a variety of ways. It also works with their proprietary ad exchange platform, which means they offer some pretty unique opportunities for advertisers and publishers to increase their revenue.


MGID also has a variety of features, including geo-targeting, mobile apps & games, social networking, and native ads. With all of these ad formats, you can keep your readers engaged while offering advertisers different opportunities to put their brands in front of the right audience. MGID is supported by over 800 million unique visitors monthly across more than 150 countries around the world.


An important factor with any network is making sure you have great analytics so you know which advertisers are bringing you the best results. One of the unique things about MGID is they offer a full suite of real-time analytics that includes ad revenue reports, ROI reports, and a web activity report. 


  • Tracking
    One of MGID's most useful features is affiliate tracking. If you want to turn your website visitors into customers, you can use MGID affiliates and get paid when they refer other users to MGID. Affiliate links help bring more traffic to MGID and ideally the users will stay on the network for a long time.


  • Ad Builder
    Advertisers can get white-label ads for their site or offer MGID's traffic to build up a new site from the ground up. In either case, you'll get a wide range of customizable ads that can be generated at any size with no coding required. You can also add more detailed information about your ad by using MGID's ad builder.


  • For Publishers
    For publishers, MGID offers a lot of different ad formats that will increase your revenue potential, and ads are served in-stream so they can be placed above, below, or even alongside content without disrupting the user experience. MGID also offers some of the best eCPM rates in the industry.


  • Pricing
    To join the network you will have to pay a sum of at least $100 that will go to your advertising budget. If you decide to pay $1000 you will even get a dedicated account manager and other benefits. MGID also offers a unique dynamic pricing model that provides advertisers with highly targeted traffic at very affordable rates. You can set your bid price for each of MGID's several targeting classes and the system will automatically place ads on sites where they're most likely to get clicked. MGID will find the best prices for you because it doesn't use CPM or CPC bidding.



If you're just starting in affiliate marketing, MGID has some benefits that can help you get ahead of the competition. MGID's dashboard is fast and easy to use and comes with everything you need to get started. Assess your competition and see where MGID can give you an advantage from day one. MGID doesn't limit the number of campaigns you can have, so you can start making money right away. They also offer their publishers NET30 day terms. The minimum payout is $100 and it can be done through PayPal or bank transfer. 

How To Join MGID?



As with most networks, joining it shouldn’t be a problem at all. 


To be part of this network, you can sign up directly from the MGID website. You'll need to provide your name, email address, currency & country details. Your application will have to include your company's business information and then you'll need to submit a link to your website or blog, which can be done in 2 minutes or less. 


Before applying, keep in mind that MGID is made for people that are not new to the industry. Currently, the platform requires you to have at least 3000 unique daily visitors and at least 90,000 unique monthly website visitors. 

After you manage to do this, you will have to wait a bit to get approved by one of the managers. This can take a long time, but usually, it’s under 24 hours. If you get declined, you will have to adjust your business before trying to submit your details again. If you get approved, you are ready to start your first campaign and earn your first dollar (or thousands) with MGID!

Running Your First Campaign



After you get approved you will be able to start your first campaign. Go to the network’s dashboard and click on Create New Campaign. 


First, you'll need to add the budget that you will have available for your campaigns. As mentioned before, the minimum is $100, but we recommend going for $1000 or more as it gives you a few advantages (if you can afford it of course). 


Then you can create your first campaign and name it. Next, choose the most appropriate ad formats and campaign types and set a daily budget. 


After that is done you can pick a category for your ads that will help you categorize what you want to advertise for. The current major categories are:

  • Automotive

  • Books and Literature

  • Business and Investing

  • Food and Drink

  • Healthy Living

  • Personal Finance

  • Pets

  • Real Estate

  • Shopping

  • Fashion

  • Technology and Computing

  • Travel

  • Video Gaming 

  • And many others   

   

After that, you can adjust your targeting so you can find the best audience possible. You can adjust your audience by targeting specific GEOs, browsers, devices, languages, and many other parameters. If you have sufficient data on your perfect audience you should be able to use these criteria to target your audience perfectly. After all of that, you can finally launch your campaign. 

Optimize Your Campaign

After running your campaigns for at least a few days or even weeks, you should be able to analyze the performance of your campaigns much more in detail. You need to use that data to gain actionable insight into what works and what doesn’t. Then you can tweak your campaigns as needed to achieve the best results. 


You can take a bunch of data into consideration.

  • CPC reports - use them to learn how much you are earning from each click

  • CPM reports - use them to monitor how much traffic is coming through and where it’s coming from. 

  •  You can monitor which ad positions are bringing in the most revenue and your top-performing ad formats

  • Analyze your CTRs and conversion rates to find the best performing ads

  • Watch over-time reports on geo-targeting, audience demographics, and more 


Use all of the data you can collect to make sure that your campaigns run as smoothly as possible. 

Conclusion

MGID is a great network that can help you set yourself apart from the competition. It offers a lot of benefits to affiliates working with it. It is one of the best platforms to run native ads on it. The platform offers a lot of features and benefits that will help you ensure your campaigns run smoothly and with high profit margins. 

Pros

  • Great Customer Service
    You can contact MGID via phone or email, and the response times are great. The staff is knowledgeable and you should be able to solve any issue you have in no time.

  • Personal Account Manager
    If you decide to spend $1000 on your account, you will have access to a personal account manager. These managers can help you with anything you might need and provide you with valuable insight.

  • Great Dashboard
    MGID has one of the best dashboards/administration panels. It has a lot of features that can help you better understand your campaigns, their performance and it can help you optimize them to maximize earnings.

  • Available Verticals
    With MGID you will have access to running a lot of various verticals that can adjust to your preferences and current industry trends. 


Cons

  • Hard To Get Accepted As A Beginner

MGID has a minimum requirement for affiliates that they need to meet before getting accepted. This is tied to monthly/annual visits to your website. While the requirements aren’t too hard, they still are an obstacle that some beginners won’t be able to pass through.

Few Payment Options
The biggest problem with MGID is that you only have PayPal and wire transfers as available payment options. While these two should be enough for most affiliates, some affiliates might require a bit more options for them to work smoothly.