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IronSource

pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
edited May 2 in Working with GS (Mac)

Hi i saw that IronSource was introduced now just for Android Apps, but i'm a bit confused about how it works...

i know that after registration you can take advantage of its advertising as a normal ADV service but the thing that should be very good for all of us users is the mediation between advertising services.

what I don't understand is:
once I integrate IronSource in my apps and check it to mediate with AdMob and Chartboost then he'll think of placing the best advertising for ecpm between these 3 ADV networks... but the profits that come from other networks like Does AdMob and ChartBoost remain in the respective network or does IronSource acquire them?

I mean IronSource decides what is better to place among the three ADV but the earns remain to the respective ADV networks?

This question is important for me because sometimes I had problems in payments from other ADV.

We can use all his advertisements like video rewars, overwal etc?

Thanks.

Comments

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,316Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    I need to read more about how mediation payments are made, so I can't help you there yet, but I can answer:

    Video Rewards, Interstitials, and Banner ads are supported. No support for Offer Walls.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 2

    Thank you for reply but before to enable the IronSource mediation with Chartboost and AdMob i need more info about this thing... someone can reply me?

    And about payments they are reliable? does anyone here have experience with them? because i not have feedbacks.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    I believe you still get paid from Chartboost/Admob and Ironsource just pays you for their ads? I could be wrong though.

    Also, you need to contact them before your ads can go live. I'm still waiting for them to get back to me. Not sure how long they take to respond.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO

    ok thanks.
    But we need to contact them before the ADV go in live? why? and for each game?

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 said:
    ok thanks.
    But we need to contact them before the ADV go in live? why? and for each game?

    Not really sure

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 2
  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO

    Probably they hold the revenues from third parties... but i'm not sure...

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO
    edited May 3

    @pinkio75 said:
    Probably they hold the revenues from third parties... but i'm not sure...

    The third parties will be sending you money not ironsource....no? Still waiting for someone at ironsource to get back to me. :|

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 3

    @gizzi93 i'm not sure about mediation... and i think that you need to enable IronSource in the Admob mediation group and about Chartboost? anyone can explain these points?

    And i've read a lot of not good feedbacks about IronSource... :(
    If someone here have Feedbacks they are welcome.
    Thanks in adv.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 You will need to enable the ad networks you want to mediate from within the ironsource dashboard.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 4

    @gizzi93 you say just to add AdMob or Chartboost in the dashboard to mediate?

    But this action allow IronSource to to withhold earns from third parties in their network?

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 said:
    @gizzi93 you say just to add AdMob or Chartboost in the dashboard to mediate?

    But this action allow IronSource to to withhold earns from third parties in their network?

    No, you will have to enter your app info....sort of like what you have to do in the service tab of Gamesalad when you want to publish.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 5

    Yes but in the Iron Source dashboard you need to enable the third partner; and when you add new network you'll add all your info... so after that i need to know if IrSource acquire the payment from this ADV network.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO
    edited May 6

    Yes you need to enter that info, but it has nothing to do with payment.

    I'm still waiting for Ironsouce to get back to me and swtich my ads to live :/

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,316Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    I need to confirm, but I'm pretty sure @gizzi93 is right and you will get paid directly from the mediated network. They only need all that access to pull ads for you through their network.

    IronSource just mediates and if you set it up they attempt to auto-optimize ads shown. So I think they only pay you for their own ads and mediated networks will pay you directly. All the information provided are to allow them to serve up the mediated ads and to create a centralized report to allow you to compare all networks. I also assume they use the data they pull to tune their auto-optimizer.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO

    Yes and thank you @adent42 but i've read on the web that IronSource is really slow to push in live their ADV as you can see @gizzi93 is still waiting for them reply... i mean i've used a lot of different ADV network but i never wait for live my ADV and i've over 40 games and if i need to wait over one week for all my games i never finish this job...

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 said:
    Yes and thank you @adent42 but i've read on the web that IronSource is really slow to push in live their ADV as you can see @gizzi93 is still waiting for them reply... i mean i've used a lot of different ADV network but i never wait for live my ADV and i've over 40 games and if i need to wait over one week for all my games i never finish this job...

    Hopefully it's just a one time thing, because I also have a lot of games as well. I remember with revmob I had to wait as well, but after a couple apps it was automatic.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO

    @gizzi93 nothing news about IronSource ADV? i mean now it's in Live? have you a reply directly from IronSource?

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 said:
    @gizzi93 nothing news about IronSource ADV? i mean now it's in Live? have you a reply directly from IronSource?

    I'm not live yet but I have been contacted by Ironsource. Hopefully next week I'll be live.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    They just went live!

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO

    Ok great news @gizzi93 and if You add another app? have You need to wait for their reply or You're able to put it in live?

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    I> @pinkio75 said:

    Ok great news @gizzi93 and if You add another app? have You need to wait for their reply or You're able to put it in live?

    I'll let you know.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 You don't have to wait again to set ads to live. I was able to mediate my Google games no problem, but you can't mediate Amazon games :(

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 14

    Thanks, For AdMob have you insert all details or just you've logged with Google credential? see in the picture; because i not found Refresh Token or Client Secret...

    Thank in Advance.

  • gizzi93gizzi93 Posts: 64Member, PRO

    @pinkio75 said:
    Thanks, For AdMob have you insert all details or just you've logged with Google credential? see in the picture; because i not found Refresh Token or Client Secret...

    Thank in Advance.

    Sorry I don't use admob so I never filled that out.

  • pinkio75pinkio75 Posts: 788Member, PRO
    edited May 17

    Hi @adent42 i've a question about supported ADV networks with IronSource in the GS publishing portal.
    I mean i see a lot of ADV Network to check in the Services area like:
    AdColony,AppLoving,Facebook,InMobi,Tapjoy,Unity,Vungle

    But how to use these ADV Network with GS in the publishing portal?
    Because in the Services i not see the setting for these ADV like personl key or id etc...
    Thanks.

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