GENERAL QUESTIONS (15)
The warning message appears only in Auto Mode. It goes to show that you’ve failed the ad placement. This information is given to warn you, if the plugin doesn’t function correctly.
If you got this message, check the availability of your website pages. If you cannot find out the reason of the issue, contact us.
Please, consider that your site will be blocked and further sales will be suspended after 3 failed ad placements.
Performance Rate influences the amount of sales you get from your sites. The higher your Performance Rate is, the more offers you get.
The Performance Rate of the site becomes lower automatically when you failed or rejected the ad placement, or haven’t placed many ads on the site. In this case the Performance Rate will be reduced to 1%. As result, the site pages will be blocked and unavailable for sales.
To keep the Performance Rate high you should not miss tasks for ads placement while using manual mode of ads placement. In order to be aware of the new tasks we recommend to set up email and sms notifications.
If the Performance Rate of your site has reached 1% you may use the automatic recovery option. This option is only available for sites with 1% Performance Rate. To use this option click to the Performance Rate and accept the recovery process.
You may place the ads both on Google Adsense and MageNet. They are compatible and won’t come into conflict.
The functional process of MageNet is very familiar with Google Adsense, but they are not the same.
Each user, who recommends MageNet to a friend, gets a 10% commission for every dollar the friend makes on MageNet. You can read more about the program here and join it when logged into your account.
- Go to your account and click ‘Referral Program’
- Place the links
- Recommend MageNet to your friends by sharing your Unique Referral Link
- Get a 10% commission when your friends add their sites and start making money with MageNet
MageNet provides payments on NET-30 terms. It means that you will get paid within 30 days.
When your referral bonus is available for withdrawal, the money will be automatically directed to your MageNet balance.
The Fee Pattern is a customized or default rule with fees that can be applied for one or several of your websites. Default fees cannot be changed. That is the minimal fee adjusted automatically according to SB Rank of the website and the number of outbound links. The higher the SB Rank is, the higher the fee is. Learn more about Default Fee here.
You can also set customized fees for your sites, click ‘Create Customized Fees Pattern’ button and follow this instruction.
NOTE: MageNet recommends using Default Fees to get a maximum number of ad sales from your sites.
WordPress Monetization Plugin that allows to:
– Confirm your website and start the monetization process.
– Save your time by placing the new ads on your website automatically
– Automatically change the ad if some corrections are required
– Automatically remove the ads which were canceled by a buyer
– Save you from errors which occur during manual ads placement
– Moreover, you can still establish the fees for the contextual ads by yourself, refuse to place some ads and forbid sales from certain pages.
Follow the instructions below to activate sales from your websites.
1. Login to your website’s WordPress Dashboard.
2. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins or > Add New.
3. Search for “Website Monetization by MageNet” or install the plugin in .zip format via Upload option. Check the Version number. Is it the same as current version? If not, please update the plugin. Learn more
Make sure the plugin is installed and activated:
1.Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
2. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.
3. Look for “Website Monetization by MageNet.”
4. The plugin should be activated. If not, click Activate.
If you do not see “Website Monetization by MageNet” among your installed plugins:
1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
3. Install and Activate the plugin.
Confirm your MageNet Key:
1. Log in to your MageNet account.
2. Find the site marked by “Plug-in error” and press the “How to fix” button:
3. In the window that will appear you will see the MageNet confirmation Key. Copy it.
4. Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
5. Open Settings > Website Monetization by MageNet:
6. Paste the MageNet Key copied before.
7. Click Save.
Make sure that “Plugin Error” message no longer appears in your MageNet account panel.
Note: If you are not confident in your technical skills, we can help you to install the plugin. It is the paid service, the price of the installation/fixing of the plugin on a single website is $5. Just drop a line on [email protected], if you are interested.
Please, keep in mind that WordPress plugins support numerous ways of caching requests. To make sure that your users see the actual cached version of your web pages with our installed links, we recommend you to manually set the latest version of a web page to cache, and tell whether to cache it or not and for how long. The recommended timeframe for caching should not exceed 3 hours. Normally, this time is enough to process the latest changes on your website. Plus, the short caching time prevents your installed links from being unnoticed by your target customers and allows you to start raising money just after the links placement. If you have any issues concerning caching settings, please contact us so we can help you.
It will not affect your sites’ rankings / Google AdSense / traffic / sales / sign ups / effectiveness of your sites or anything else. Feel free to sell any other ads from your sites (including Google AdSense). Selling ads through MageNet does not violate Google AdSense policy or any other policies, rules or regulations online or offline.
You can submit any website into MageNet. However note that MageNet doesn’t allow the promotion of escort services, pornography, adult, or other mature content.
- Log in to your MageNet account.
- Click “Forgot Your Password?”
- Enter the e-mail address you used to sign in to your MageNet account and click “Continue”. Make sure that you have an access to the email address which you used for registration on MageNet and that you are checking the email which you inserted to the password recovery form.
- You will receive an email with instructions for resetting your password. Open it and click the link to complete your password reset.
- To finish the process type a new password and click “Finish”
At the moment you can sell up to 3 ads from a single webpage.
MageNet crawler will index your websites to find all pages and “know” all your content. It will “read” the content of your pages and determine its category. This information is absolutely private and stays ONLY with MageNet. MageNet needs to index the content of your sites in order to be able to offer relevant ads from your sites to our customers.
GETTING STARTED (10)
Our service is totally free. You can monetize your site via MageNet with no charges. Place contextual ads for free and get money for that.
In website monetization process the category plays the major role. It has an impact on the number of the offers you get, hence on the amount of your earnings.
Pay attention to the category while adding the new website to your MageNet account. When the client is seeking the ad to buy, he chooses the certain category through our filters. If the website doesn’t match the required category, you won’t get the offer.
To know what categories are in-demand right now among the buyers, view this article.
If you haven’t found the corresponding category for your site, contact us.
If your website is based on the Blog Platform and you haven’t got the access to the root directory of your website, then use this method to activate your website:
- Log in to your account.
- Add all your websites by clicking “+ Add more sites”:
- Our system will generate your personal code. It will look like this:
- Copy the code and insert it anywhere on your website homepage.
- Click “Confirm”:
Note: The website created on blog platform can be monetized only in manual mode.
If you want to set up your fee for placing the ads on your website, you should create a new Fee Pattern. Follow the instruction below:
- Log in to your account.
- Go to Fee Pattern interface.
- Click “Create Customized Fees Pattern”.
- Name the new Fee Pattern.
- Set up a fee for a homepage of your website. Selected percentage of increase will be applied for homepages of your sites, for which this Pattern Rule is applied. Note that 0% means the initial fee for your homepage. For example, if you select 50% increase and SB Rank of your homepage is SB4, and your selected fee for SB4 is $2, then the fee for your SB4 homepage will be $3 (increased by 50% from $2).
- Enter the fee in the Custom Fee column for every SB Rank. The higher the Rank is, the higher the fee is per ad.
- Click “Create” button in the bottom of the page.
- Use “Manage selected sites” option to apply the Fee Pattern for your websites.
- Make a list of the sites and click “Save”.
We recommend putting the reasonable prices as too high or too low fee can lead to decreasing in sales. You will win even more offers if you use the Default Fee Pattern.
Note: the fee will be changed only for upcoming contextual ads. The fee for already placed ads will remain the same.
You can set up SMS notifications to know about new ad offers, payments or critical errors in the convenient time.
To setup SMS notifications:
1. Go to Your Account Settings
2. Find the ‘Phone’ line
3. Press ‘Edit’ and provide your mobile-phone number in a format +123456789000.
4. Click ‘Confirm’ button.
5. Enter the verification code which you received via SMS and click ‘Save Changes’
6. Click on the ‘Notifications’ tab and choose notifications which you want to receive via SMS. Then click ‘Save’ button.
Congratulations, now you will get SMS Notifications!
- Fill out this web form.
- Add the sites from which you want to sell contextual ads.
- You will receive an email with your login & password details by email.
- MageNet will start to index your confirmed websites and send you placement offers from our advertisers.
If you can’t find the notification with your email confirmation link in your inbox, please be advised to check up your spam or junk box, since it could get there.
If the notification is not found even after your spam folder check, then you should log into your MageNet account, come into your account “Inbox”, find the window with the text “Please Confirm Your Email” and click the link in this window. Then you should renew the tab with your open email and find the notification.
Once MageNet crawls and list for sales the pages of your websites, it will start to sell contextual ads from them and send you offers. The list of them you can see at “Page options” section at “Your sites” interface of your account. It is not possible to predict when you receive the first ad sale; it can be from 1 day to whatever. Most of our publishers start to get their first sales within a week after registration. If you don’t get any sales, this could be because of one of the following reasons:
- There is no or too little number of pages on your sites.
- There is too little content on your sites.
- There are some availability issues with your site (server errors, domain name issues etc.)
- The category of the site is chosen wrongly.
- Bad looking design.
When you have already added a new website to MageNet.com, it needs to be activated. The website will not be indexed until the site is activated.
To activate your website and use manual mode of ads placement in future, please follow the next steps:
1. Go to ‘Your Sites’ interface and find the website which is required to activate.
2. Press ‘Confirm the site’ button, which you can find at the ‘Status’ column.
3. Press ‘Download confirmation file’ button.
4. Put the downloaded file into the root directory of you site using your file manager (a program which transfers the files to the server) and click ‘Confirm’ button. The placed file has to be only in .txt format. If you do not know how to put file to the root directory, learn this article.
5. After the given file is placed successfully, your website becomes ‘Activated’.
6. The indexation process usually takes 1-2 days. This period varies depending on the number of pages on your website.
7. When you see listed pages at ‘Your Sites’ interface, it means that you already can sell ads from those pages.
You can see more detailed information about certain pages at ‘Page Options’ interface
After you activate the ads sale, the ‘Manual Mode of Ads Placement’ will be activated by default. It means that when somebody purchases the ads on your page, you will get a notification and will be required to install the ads manually by placing the provided HTML code to your page. So as soon as you activate your website, we will index your pages within 48 hours, and MageNet will determine the pages for ads sale (listed pages), then we will start selling ads from your site to our customers, so you can expect tasks to install the ads.
If do not have access to the root directory of your website, you can confirm your website by inserting the confirmation code anywhere on the homepage of your website.
When you have already added a new website to MageNet, it has ‘Manual Mode of Ads Placement’ by default. To change the mode of ads placement to automatic, please follow the next steps:
- Check the box in front of the needed website
- Click the button ‘Change to automatic’ in the footer side of ‘Your Sites’ interface
- You’ll see the information about your ads status after changing the mode of ads installation. Also this step requires you to install WordPress Monetization Plugin or Universal Plugin at your website.
- After the Plugin was installed correctly, your website became Active and you can sell ads from this site.
Note: If you have an automatic mode of ads installation, all your ads will be placed automatically, skipping your tasks.
If our system can’t find the Plugin at least at one of your pages during checking, your website will have Plugin error. In this case click ‘Plugin Error’ button and follow the steps, required to fix the issue.
To transfer your website from automatic mode of ads installation to manual, follow the steps, described below:
- Check the box in front of the needed website
- Click the button ‘Change to manual’ in the footer side of ‘Your Sites’ interface
- Now your website has ‘Manual mode of ads installation’. Your site doesn’t need a confirmation in this case. The indexation process usually takes 1-2 days.
Note: All your ads, which were placed automatically will move to ‘Your Tasks’ interface with ‘Waiting for recovery’ status. You have to place them manually, during 5 days.
PAYMENT & WITHDRAWAL (7)
As our main goal is to make your earnings grow, MageNet Team has implemented a new solution. Since receiving a payment from PayPal became more expensive (PayPal has added a cross boarder fee to every transaction), now you’ll pay to PayPal from 5.23% to 6.4% of fee (unless we pay it on our side), which is huge! Here are 2 examples of the total fee you pay for reiceved payments to PayPal:
Example I. If received payment is $25.00, then your commission will be:
– Base fee 3.20% + $0.30 per transaction
– Cross boarder fee: 2%*
– Total fee charged: $1.60 (25 – 3.2% = 0.8; 25 – 2% = 0.5; 0.8 + 0.5 + 0.3 = 1.6 – that’s how PayPal calculates the fees)
– Total % of total commission: 1.6 / 25 * 100% = 6.4%
Example II. If received payment is $500, then your commission will be:
– Base fee 3.20% + $0.30
– Cross boarder fee: 2%*
– Total fee charged: $1.60 (500 – 3.2% = 16; 500 – 2% = 10; 16 + 10 + 0.3 = 26.30)
– Total % of total commission: 26.3 / 500 * 100% = 5.26%
*Cross boarder fee – if payment comes from another country than yours, PayPal will charge you a cross boarder fee which is 2% right now. Since 99% of payments come from other countries than you’re currently in, in fact PayPal always charges this fee. Learn more at PayPal.
In order to save you at least part of these fees, MageNet will pay this fee during payment process. To cover our expenses for this, we’ll deduct 4% from your total amount of withdrawal amount. So this will still save you from 1.25% to 2.4% which is always better than losing that money.
NOTE: We’ve updated MageNet Quality Reward Program in June 2018. This text describes how our revised bonus program works starting from July 2018. For more details on the program please read this article.
With our updated Quality Reward Program you can earn up to 150% extra commission for contextual ad sales.
The bonus you’ll get each month in addition to your monthly earnings will depend on several parameters: Website Size Score, DA Score, PA Score, IP Score and the competition in your niche. Here’s a brief description of what influences your extra earnings:
Website Size Score – The more indexed pages your website has – the higher your Website Size Score will be.
DA Score – Your DA score is calculated for each page separately. You’ll get a higher DA score for websites that have high Moz DA parameters.
PA Score – It reflects Moz PA parameters for each of your page. The higher Moz PA is – the higher the score.
IP Score – MageNet encourages you not to host multiple websites on a single server with 1 IP address, but the final decision is up to you. Hosting over 5 sites on 1 IP address will give you a negative IP score of (-10). In any other case, your IP Score will be 0.
Category Competition – Depending on the competition in your niche and the number of sales you generate with your site, your category competition score can vary from 0 to 13. If the SB rank of your page is less than 6 – your category score will be counted in the final bonus formula. In case your page is SB6+, your category score will not be counted in the final equation.
For more details on the scores please read this article.
How we calculate your bonus:
We use a plain formula to calculate your bonus score. The bonus is calculated for each page separately. So if you have earnings for multiple pages and websites – you’ll get a different bonus score for each:
Bonus score = 2*(Website Size Score + DA Score + PA Score + IP Score + Category Competition)/100
You will receive a bonus only if the sum of your score parameters (Website Size Score + DA Score + PA Score + IP Score + Category Competition) is more than 10.
Check on your website’s Quality Score here.
Tip: Our clients are looking for DA50+ links from Brazil, Indonesia, France, Germany, Mexico, Italy and Canada in the following niches: Business Services, Employment & Work, Aerospace & Defence, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Industrial Goods & Services, Management, Health, Medicine, Pharmacy. The competition in these niches is low and your contextual ads will be purchased fast. You’ll also get a higher bonus for adding such websites.
1. Log in into your MageNet account
2. Click on the drop-down menu over your balance
3. Choose “Withdraw” section
Note: the minimum withdrawal amount is $50.00
4. Fill out this form and click “Request Withdrawal”.
Transfers are made on a monthly basis via PayPal. So you should get your payment during the next 30 days after the moment when you submitted your withdrawal request.
Control the payment inflow not later than 30 days after withdrawal request. Unfortunately we can not resolve the queries for payment confirmation sent after 30 days.
The money will be added to your balance on the 31st day after the ad was placed in case if ad wasn’t removed. We are interested in long-term relationships with our clients and stimulate them to prolong the ads but we still give them a right to cancel ad in case if they didn’t like the ad during the first 30 days.
There must be at least $50 on your MageNet balance for you to be able to process the withdrawal.
SITE MANAGEMENT (9)
You can have the full control on the contextual ads sales process. You can get all necessary information about your sites monetizing processes: the amount of placed ads, when and where they have been placed. All the details are into Ads Status interface:
You can also download the full report about your ads using this feature:
If the site pages become “Blocked” in MageNet system that means that they are not available for sales anymore and the ads placed on them are to be renewed.
Use this checklist to ensure that the site is in compliance with an index once again:
2. The site is not available on the Internet. Server is down.
Always care your website availability.
3. Domain name has expired.
You should think in advance about your domain expiration time. Renew the domain name immediately if it is expired. Otherwise you can loose the active links and new offers. Learn here how to create the new domain.
4. Search Engines penalties.
If you suddenly get notified by search engines that your website may get a penalty, then learn how to identify search engine penalties.
As far as Google PageRank is outdated, we have developed our own metric – SB Rank based on site’s DA and PA. It is calculated by the formula: PA+(DA/5) – for sites not included in Alexa Top 100 rankings. In such instance, SB Rank equals only page authority metric. Learn the benefits of SB Rank here.
Some of my pages have “Not listed” status. What does that mean and how do I make them “listed”?
“Not listed” status means that currently this page is not available for ad placement for you have manually forbidden ad placement for this page in “Pages options” menu. To make the page available for sales again tick the page and apply “List” option.
It means that someone else has already added your site into the system. Please, be noticed that as that person has proved his site ownership, he can make the certain changes in your source code. Thus, you should make sure that your webmaster or any other person is not the client of MageNet. Anyway, contact us to resolve it.
The indexation process usually takes 2 days.
To stop the sales from your sites you should remove all your sites from the list of Your sites.
It is highly recommended to forbid sales on the pages where you don’t want or simply cannot place contextual ads. This will help you to keep your MageNet publisher rating high for the given website and accordingly your website will be more popular among our customers.
How to forbid sales from certain pages of your website:
- Go to Your sites menu and click “Pages options” button in front of desired website.
- Find the page you would like to forbid sales from and switch “Listing options” switcher from ON to OFF position.
Note: you can forbid sales from certain pages only after MageNet indexes and finds your website pages.