Why are there ads showing in Related Content?

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The content you are seeing is part of our Promoted Content feature. It helps you monetize your website by integrating relevant sponsored content from third party advertisers into the Related Content app.

How does Promoted Content work?

Advertisers pay us to distribute content recommendations across the Shareaholic network, which are displayed as clearly marked sponsored posts alongside Related Content from your own site. You in turn generate revenue from the traffic you drive to these posts while continuing to promote your own site content.

We are currently beta testing with advertisers, so most sites won’t display promoted content at all in the early phases. However, those that do will be paid accordingly and can track performance and earnings from their (Free) Shareaholic.com account in the Site Performance dashboard.

I don't like the sponsored posts being recommended

If there is any content you do not want displayed, but you would still like to earn revenue from early campaigns, you can use the Exclude feature to remove specific content or categories of content from being recommended.

How do I turn off Promoted Content?

If you would like to disable this feature altogether, you can turn it off in the Monetization section of your publisher settings or by clicking the Edit Related Content button in the WordPress or Drupal plugins. You can now make money by including high-quality, relevant sponsored content in the Shareaholic Related Content app. This feature will seamlessly integrate relevant sponsored content from third party advertisers into the Related Content app you already have installed, allowing you to earn revenue from the traffic you drive to those posts.

Edit Promoted Content Settings - Wordpress plugin

  • Click on the Edit Monetization Settings button in the plugin App Manager. (You can also manage the Promoted Content slider settings in the Edit Related Content Settings section of the plugin.)
  • Use the slider to manage how much of your content and revenue generating content will display in the app or to turn Promoted Content ON/OFF.

Edit Promoted Content Settings - Shareaholic.com

  • Log in to your Shareaholic account and select your site from the My Sites dropdown at the top of the page.
  • Under the Monetization section, click Configure next to Promoted Content Ads 

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  • Use the slider to manage how much of your content and revenue generating content will display in the app or to turn Promoted Content ON/OFF.

What does each level of the slider mean?

  • Position 1 (far left): No promoted posts shown, $0 in revenue
  • Position 2 - Low earnings: fewer promoted posts than related posts
  • Position 3 - Medium: balanced number of promoted and related posts
  • Position 4 - High: More promoted posts than related posts
  • Position 5 (far right): Maximum: Mostly promoted posts
     

Click here for the complete Promoted Content FAQ's.

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