If you want very short answer I can tell you on the beginning on this post. Yes! It is definitely worth to implement LeadBolt on your Android apps! I was very afraid before done it and had a lot of doubts. I was afraid of reaction of my users. I was afraid of bad comments. I was afraid of loosing downloads. After some experimenting now I know that there is a bad and good way of doing it. Moreover at all I have tripled my daily income from ads.
How much can you make?
I have tripled my daily banner ads income by implementing two kind of ads provided by LeadBolt. And the best is that my banner ads are still making same revenue as those are totally independent. Since beginning of the year my income from banner ads has dropped to about [sc:notregshort] per day. Same time on LeadBolt I am generating [sc:notregshort] daily! So at all just from ADs on my free Android aps I am generating up to [sc:notregshort] per day!
Here is the latest screenshot from my earnings on LeadBolt:
What type of ADs are profitable...?
I am using two kind of ads. Most profitable are push notification ads that I was most afraid of. But with a good way of implementing those are working very well. Another kind of ads provided by LeadBolt that are very profitable are App Icons. Push notification ads gives me about 60% of revenue and App Icons are another 40% of the pie. App Icon ads is just a simple shortcut that is being added on the user home screen. When he clicks it he gets a list of apps to download that are currently promoted. Such icon can be simply deleted by the user and it will not affect app usage.
Bad way of implementation...
I have done a big mistake on my first try of usage of push notification ads. When you configure those ads you may set it to be pushed "On Demand" or at given time frames. As I wanted to keep ads on the app running cycle I have set "On Demand". It have always been pushed in the same moment of the app usage. It was my mistake! I got tons of bad reviews saying that this app has virus, trojan etc. At lest the app has lost a lot of downloads and growing trend has been flipped.
Good way of implementation...
After that I have almost gave up implementing LeadBolt. Fortunately I have been contacted by LeadBolt representative via email. After exchanging a few emails I have been instructed to implement ads another way:
- Firstly I have clearly stated in the app description on Google Play (Android Market) that to keep app free I need to implement ads in the notification and as an icon that can be freely removed.
- I have set ads such way that those can be opt out by the user.
- And at least I have set those to be pushed first time 12 hours after first usage of the app and then each 24 hours.
At the beginning of mobile ads business people were offended even with banners. There were many reviews stating that they will not use app that eats their bandwidth with ads. But they got used to it. Notification and app icon ads is something new and people still don't know it. It is even better for those who use them as it makes a better CTR at the cost of a few bad reviews. But after almost a month with those ads implemented in my apps I am not going to look back! I want to eat as much of this cake as possible! And if you are in this business to make some real money I can recommend you to do the same! Join the LeadBolt now before others and gest the most out of it! Triple your revenue just the way I did!