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Mobile Install Ads redirecting to App Store / Google Play

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by snibbel, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. snibbel

    snibbel Newbie

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    I'm noticing more and more ads that take me directly to App Store or to Google Play, regardless that I didn't click on the creativ. If I wanted to promote my own app this way, what would I have to do?
     
  2. silicuda

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    you cant anymore google banned this in their developer policy update on march 30th
     
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  3. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    You need to have a middle page then direct to the ad.
     
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  4. snibbel

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    i did some research in the meantime and found out about the google policy change as well - but that's just a policy change, not a software-based solution eliminating the possibilty of doing this, right? just yesterday i've encountered this again, when opening twitpic on my googlephone.
    jimmylegs, you mean a redirect to the app store doesnt work anymore, that's why i would need to throw in a middle page?
     
  5. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Send me the url where you are encountering this, I will look at it and tell you how it works.
     
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  6. abradabra

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    Source please.
    Create ads and choose App Installs as the objective
     
  7. snibbel

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    sorry, i didn't keep the url of the website. probably it wouldn't help as well, because often if i reload the page, most of the time the culprit ad is gone and there's a different one.
    however, i returned to the website that opened that app store and clicked on the ad and saved the link, but i can't post it here, since i am not allowed to post URLs at the moment.
     
  8. snibbel

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    the link looks like this:
    redirect_to_playstore.jpg
     
  9. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Once you get enough posts on here, pm me the url. It's probably being done with some javascript, but I would have to see it to be sure.
     
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  10. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    put the url without the http:// in a code snippet block or put it on pastebin, I'm not typing all that out lol
     
  11. snibbel

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    i've put the link in this pastebin:
    uBfit98i
    :)
     
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  12. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Ok, I see what it's going to, but that alone isn't able to tell me anything about how the redirection is taking place without clicking on the banner. I am pretty sure it's via javascript inside the ad tag/code, and then redirecting with that, but I can't be 100% sure without viewing the source of the page in question.
     
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  13. snibbel

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    thank you anyway for looking into this!
    just out of interest: would it be possible for anyone of the parties involved to eliminate this practice? for example the webmaster, the network selling that inventory or someone else? for example by not allowing javascript? could i face serious consequences if i use this method?
     
  14. DarkNode

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    well i think you're a little bit to late for it.
    Google changed its term of conditions.
    its not allowed anymore.if they catch you, they will ban the complete APP from Google Play.
    than you will never receive your money for this promotion.
     
  15. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    The new google dev policy says this is not a legit way to get downloads.
    Source https://play.google.com/about/developer-content-policy.html See under "App Promotion".

    There are few ad networks that has these type of ads(popup, popunder redirect) which I won't mention(sorry) cuz there are not many.
    I've already given you a clue so you may be able to find it now.

    I am currently using this method to drive traffic to app install offers so you can ask questions if any.

    Also one of the good converting offer was taken down as someone was caught using promoting using this method so CPA networks are really following the new G Play policies and banning the ones that are promoting using this.
     
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    Hey man,

    If you are still running this method and direct linking to google playstore are you doin a double meta redirect so networks cant see?

    Cheers
     
  17. DanTe_0101

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    Nope not direct linking to playstore but for iOS campaigns I am direct linking sometimes.(Apple don't have problem with this yet)

    Don't direct link to playstore offers Advertisers are really strict for this as Google will directly REMOVE their app if caught doing this.

    I already got 5-10 emails from networks reminding me of the new playstore policy.
     
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