How do I set up my first campaign?

Welcome to Outbrain Amplify! We’re happy to have you join our network and want to make it a cinch for you to begin your first campaign. Below, we have broken down each signup page with a few quick tips for you to follow along while creating your campaign. 
 
By the end of this article, you’ll know how to:

Submit your Content
Add in your Campaign Settings
Finalize your Campaign
 
Let’s get started!




After you have created username, begin by selecting your company’s place of origin. Be sure to choose the country that matches your billing address. 
Outbrain is continuously growing, so if you receive a message that says we’re unavailable in your country, rest assured — we’ll be there soon!

Submit Your Content




Next, create a unique campaign name and add in your content. We recommend adding at least 3 headlines of the same piece of content. Adding in variations of the same URL will encourage our system to locate the top performer in the bunch, all while driving attention to a specific page. Later on, when you have access to our easy to use Variations tool, you’ll be able to add creatives within seconds! 
 
Click “Add” when finished. A dropdown will show a preview of your content, in case you want to edit it before submitting. 



To update the images, click the image to open up an upload window. Or, to edit the headline, click into the text and change the wording. If you receive an error when inputting the content, please make sure our crawlers are not blocked and then re-submit. 
 

Add in Your Campaign Settings




On the next screen, you can tailor the campaign settings to target your desired audience. Start with scheduling the campaign; you can either run the campaign on a continuous basis or between specific dates. If you choose to run the campaign continuously, remember it will remain active until you choose to disable it. 

Then, set your CPC. The recommended CPC to start with falls between $0.65 and $0.85. Keeping your CPC within this range will help you achieve your campaign goals right from the start. Once the campaign is spending well, you’ll be able to lower the value by a few cents and maximize your budget. 
 
Speaking of budgets, this value can be set between $20 and $200 daily. The number you input here will state how much you wish to spend each day. But, if you’re looking to set up a campaign or monthly budget, please contact support@outbrain.com.
 
After you have set up your CPC and budget, enter in the geo-targets and devices you wish to target. We recommend selecting one device per campaign to see which platform will drive the best engagement.  Then, enter in a tracking code to monitor your traffic in your Analytics platform. This is not mandatory, but it’s  great way to organize your data and see what content is driving the best engagement. 
 

Finalize your Campaign


 

If everything looks good, click “Continue to Checkout” and submit your payment information. Don’t fret, your card will not be charged until you reach a certain spend threshold. Learn more about this here
 
Remember, your credit card information must match the country you had entered on the first page of signing up. Double check that the information matches what your bank has on file to avoid any errors. If you still encounter an issue, try again in incognito (private mode) or from a different browser. Review your information in the right-hand bar to make sure you entered all your information correctly. 
 
Everything looks good? Submit your campaign! Your content will now undergo a 24 hour review period, making sure that the content matches our guidelines
 
We look forward to seeing your content on the network!



 

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