February 6, 2020

Calls

Offer approval process and interface improved. Now faster and easier. A new call report is also in the works.

Publisher API 2.0

Introduced Direct Post support, including Passback mode switch (API) with UI integration. Solar API is live and tested. Next up is vertical support: Mortgage, Health, Home Security and Windows are first.

Publisher SSP 

Disposition management: Changed Reset status naming in the publisher interface and during disposition file upload to make the process more intuitive.

API Publisher Dashboard for publishers and MPA accounts, including options to view statistics per specific publisher and view cards showing data and graphs about Leads volume, Average lead revenue and Lead performance; (Release in 4 weeks)

Disposition custom naming: Buyers will be able to set custom names for disposition statuses and 3 numeric values on buyer+vertical level. All reports will be affected.  (Release in 4 weeks)

Other releases include:

January 14, 2020

Call Tracking and Routing

Offer custom routing rules were added to offer settings. Offers can better maintain a wide variety of multiple publishers and buyers, which creates better access to supply and demand for call buyers and publishers. 

Ping Post

Speed comes first.  Time calculation has been fine-tuned to better optimize PingPost processing speed. Cases were added to handle certain timeout exceptions.

Platform Improvements

  • Fixed a bug for custom value name changes.
  • Added a confirmation popup to Payout Management and Filter management.
  • Export by state for lead post report fixed.
  • Fixed generating a custom phone number: displays an error in some cases.

 

We’re always improving the platform, a number of bugs were fixed creating better performance and usability.

December 20, 2019

Call Tracking and Routing

This date marks a major release for call routing in PX. Call offer routing went live with a filter-like tree to manage and configure a variety of simple and complicated offer setups with ease:

  • Transfer to destination – make sure all campaigns get an equal amount of calls during the day;
  • Forward to number – re-route the call anywhere.
  • Hang up – end the call

Changes to Call Offers are now being tracked in Audit log report to ensure a proper change management and audit.

Dynamic active/inactive statuses were added to manage offers easier.

Publisher API 2.0

Our team has been working on creating a faster and  more simple Publisher API. The goal is to make integrating any type of form as easy and seamless as possible, with more security for all parties involved. Better connectability = more control. Released 1st version of Publisher settings UI for the testing purposes.

Ping Post

Added more tracking metrics for developers to continually increase performance and stability.

We’re always improving the platform, a number of bugs were fixed creating better performance and usability.

December 5, 2019

Ping Post Speed Improvements

We are constantly updating our ping post engine, partly to add more features on a constant basis but also to maximize the overall speed. Speed is everything. More speed means PX can handle more ping volume, more/better monetization for our publishers and minimized pings that are being missed for our buyers due to possible time-outs. In this release more Ping post speed improvements, fresh out of the oven: 

  • Processing time reduction for already existing publisher sub-ids;
  • Disposition statuses refactoring to reduce load on the ping post engine.
  • Ability to manage publisher post time-out settings. This allows for our lead buyers to reduce possible ping forwarding and manage overall ping volume

Call Tracking

Our brand new call platform has been getting a lot of love and our dedication for the last couple of months and we’re creating more call features for the next months, to offer you the same robust and sophistication for calls as we have been offering you for leads! In this release, Call Offers (towards publishers) got extensions for better publisher management:

  • Now call offers support multiple promo dial numbers and you can set this by publisher. Max dial numbers limit can be set in the general setting of the Offer.
  • Added offer custom payouts on a publisher level – it can be set individually for each campaign connected.

Call Campaigns

  • Volume & allocation block was enriched with “Concurrent cap” setting, that allows to regulate how many calls a campaign can receive at a time.
  • All changes in call campaigns are now tracked in Audit log report for better support and visibility.

A compliance snippet for Publishers

Publishers now can get an automated buyer lists updates for their sites by injecting a custom PX code snippet. Contact your account manager for more details.

November 13, 2019

Ping Post 

When it comes to Ping Post – every millisecond counts. This version we’ve added major improvements to this multi-step process:

  • Caps check during ping request is now done in batches and produces much less processing load. The estimated performance impact is +15%
  • Duplicate checks are now x125 times faster, increasing the overall ping processing performance by 5%

Call tracking and routing

  • Call campaigns Payout section now has an option to configure buyer payment scheme for Repeated calls – to be either paid in full or not paid if a repeated call comes within a certain time frame. 
  • Call offers custom payout settings now allow to re-define payout on a promo number level for each connected campaign. 
  • A lot of other call features are currently in progress, like call routing, more payout settings, concurrent caps, multiple promo numbers per publisher+offer and audit log for campaigns.

October 22, 2019

Source Management

  • Enhanced payout rules interface in the Source management report by adding more info on campaign’s default payout and if a custom payout rule with the exact same attribute already exists.
  • Improved Available and Filtered leads calculation in reports.

Private Marketplaces

  • PMP Buyers now automatically get a branded API specs page for their publishers.

2nd level filters: Forensiq

  • Created Forensiq 2nd level filter to allow filtering out leads based on the results from the Forensiq API using a new filter rule called Forensiq – Risk Score

Calls

We’re working around the clock to bring more goodies to the Calls project.

  • Currently, we’re wrapping up Call offer custom payouts on a promo number level and Repeated calls setting for the campaigns. Both can be expected next sprint.

October 3, 2019

Calls

Introduced Call offers Custom payouts on a Campaign level. 

  • Transaction Call report:
    • Now is updated more frequently;
    • Contains info on Call offers;
    • Gives access to call recordings.

Source management 

Filtered leads is calculated much faster and doesn’t slow down the report. On click, you can see a detailed pie chart with exact filter reasons.

Ping Post 

Improved deduplication logic. As a part of Ping Post uptime, implemented time tracking & timeout auto-adjustment for ping requests. It allows reducing the number of timed-out requests in cases where Buyer campaigns are responding slow.

Campaign Filter Management

Updated Filter Management interface with the same logic we’ve rolled recently for Payout rules. View and Edit now separated, making it clear and easy to read and update filters for a campaign.

September 12, 2019

Call offers: Payouts 

  • Every call offer now has it’s own payout settings to define, how much a publisher will get for a successful call. Fixed price and Rev share pricing models are available and ability to add amount/value when creating or editing the offer. 
  • Call campaigns: New attributes in payout management
  • Call campaigns management now allows controlling the amount a buyer will pay for the call on a specific publisher or a promo number level.

August 22, 2019

Filtered leads column in Source management

Now PX has more tools to optimize Buyer campaigns performance. “Filtered leads” column and detailed pie chart (available on click) allows seeing the exact reasons why a campaign didn’t get more leads and act upon it.

Ping Post 

As a part of PingPost latency decrease plan, following release includes:

  • Removal of IP checks at MaxMind for Ping & Call centre DirectPost
  • Update on the API limits logic

July 30, 2019

Disposition Data 

Custom values provided during disposition status change are now displayed in PX reports.

You can find it at:

– Source management report & sales funnel graph;

– Disposition management – the history of file uploads;

– Campaigns overview

API Publishers UI updates

 Updated interface under API Publisher account:

  • Reports – access is limited to 4 reports: Lead post, Transactions call, Transactions direct post, Transactions ping post;
  • Billing – reduced the number of columns to the following: Bill number, Publisher name, Publisher ID, Invoice date, Total amount, Status, Payment date
  • Integration – a new page that allows quickly navigating to PX Open API.

Ping Post report

Ping Post report was re-named to Lead Post report and includes both pingpost and directpost information.

 

July 11, 2019

Disposition Data: Measure custom values for your leads and campaigns

As a part of Disposition 2.0 initiative PX added 3 new Custom value fields which can be mapped to numeric fields in files. Additional numeric values provided will allow buyers to track the actual revenue they make per lead:

  • Custom values can be uploaded as an additional columns in a standard disposition data file
  • Custom values can be added/adjusted during manual lead disposition status update
  • Last saved values are now stored in Lead details – Disposition history and very soon will become available as an aggregated data in reports.

 

DSP – Lead Buyer Functionality

Private sources on demo.px.com, get yourself a demo! 

Buyers now can access Audit Log to track the changes made to their campaigns. Audit Log is available in Campaign setting’s side menu.

June 21, 2019

Multiple buyers support for Private Marketplaces

Setup a single private publisher to work with multiple buyers! Easy-peasy:

  1. Enable accepting private sources in each Buyer’s settings
  2. Add buyer(s) in Publisher settings – Private Sourcing
  3. Relax and enjoy

 

Private sites logic revised

In order to improve Source management experience, we keep adding enhancements in private Sites creation/display/management logic. 

If a site serves only PX Marketplace traffic:

  • it will be open; 
  • Visible for all buyers;
  • with unified stats.

If a site serves only private traffic (from a single or multiple private publishers):

  • it will be private;
  • visible only for buyers connected to those pub(s); 
  • site stats would be separated on a per-publisher basis.

If a site serves both open and private traffic:

  • for now this site will be shown as open;
  • available to everyone;

the stats will be separated by:

  • open stats only – if a buyer only buys open;
  • open+private stats – if a buyer buys both from this site;
  • private stats only – if a buyer buys only private leads. 

May 28, 2019

PX Private Marketplaces

Someone said Ping Post? Now fully supported. Ping Forwarding, Ping Prediction – you name it, we support it all for the best private sourcing experience in the world. 

DSP – Lead Buyer Functionality

Campaign payout rules management got a complete and well-deserved revamp.

New UI, sleek preview with priority drag-n-drop, fully-featured add/edit forms with countless possibilities to configure desired conditions, PLUS a full mobile support – that’s just dope.

May 8, 2019

DSP – Lead Buyer Functionality

We’ve started promoting our new Private Sources to Buyers with a feature banner within the platform.

Buyer settings section just got an “Access mode” block extension with new interface rights configurations for a view-only users or… basically every role model that comes to mind.

We’re also secretly cooking a brand new payout rules management interface. It’s in the works still, but you can get a sneak-peek in our demo vide down below.

Publisher updates

To support a fruitful partnership with Forensiq, fraud score check is now also available for API publishers via publisher settings.

Publishers now have access to an updated Billing overview based on NetSuite integration and a “Historic billing” button to access data on periods before 2019.

Disposition Data – Now with more speed

Improved user experience for the disposition files upload – now on a Mapping step users will see only the statuses that are present in a file that’s currently being uploaded. Less work = more profit!

Disposition statuses update will be getting a speed boost and also a massive decrease of influence on the main lead flow. We’re rolling this next week to make sure it’s properly monitored.

API limits

Global API limits: to protect platform stability and get more control over the system load coming from external API users, new API Limits engine was introduced.

Publisher API limits: API Limits can also be applied on a specific Publisher level to make sure that some extensive Pings lover doesn’t slow down the whole Lead Flow for those other nice guys. As a bonus, we now have control over the selection of API call types that are available for a specific publisher. 

Additionally, worth mentioning that now Publisher settings have a new interface of a Partner token generation – an alternative and much secure way to authorize in PX API.

Source management

Jornaya is now integrated to campaign’s payout & filter management with an extensive selection of filters to build upon. Disposition data uploads now running smoothly, all major issues were resolved. Available leads column in Source Management report was updated to show more accurate results.

UX improvements

2019 is all about Customer-centric for PX! With this aim in mind, we’re bringing our knowledge and live support closer to you, the users! Every logged-in user of PX (including Managers, Publishers and Buyers) now has an access to Support widget in lower right corner of every admin page:

  1. Widget opens up with the search field, which allows to quickly find answers in our Knowledge Base and read articles within the widget itself;
  2. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Use “Get in touch” button with 2 options:
  3. “Live chat” – where you can quickly discuss certain matters or ask for an update from a customer support representative;
  4. “Leave a message” – where you can submit a support ticket and set your own priority for it

Reports export usability update:

Now when the report is requested for exporting and the file can’t be processed, such exports are marked as “Failed” instead of being stuck in “Queued”. If the requestor is still logged in by the time the report export either failed or successfully finished – he will receive an instant notification about it with further instructions.

PX SAAS Update

Started gradually updating SaaS PXes with last 4 releases. As of now, all instances are up to date.

Private Marketplaces – progress update

We’re also working hard to deliver Private Sources PoC 1 with the Direct Post flow in the next weeks. Private publisher to buyer connection and private lead flow with the creation of private sites are ready. Now finalizing the reports and will start testing the whole package next week.