ironSource today announced the launch of a ROAS Optimizer tool. The ROAS Optimizer tool enables user acquisition managers to automatically bid on dynamic CPI (cost-per-install) rates to reach the desired ROAS goal.
ironSource says there are 3 main issues preventing user acquisition managers from executing efficient strategies:
- Their limited capacity to update and optimize bids on a large scale.
- The complexity in finding an efficient methodology to optimize towards true ROAS.
- Lack of accurate user-level ad revenue data, which would provide them with complete ARPU data to better understand the true value of their users.
The launch of ironSource’s User-Level Ad Revenue solution last month gave app developers the ability to accurately measure ad revenue on the user level, and link that data to the marketing channel which brought in that specific user. According to ironSource, the ROAS Optimizer has resolved the other two issues by leveraging the power of the User-Level Ad Revenue solution. Knowing both the in-app revenue and the ad revenue, its algorithm works out the optimal bid and automatically updates thousands of bids a day, replacing the current inefficient methodology.
ROAS Optimizer tool optimizes towards three data sets:
- In-app purchases
- User-level ad revenue
- The combination of in-app purchases and user-level ad revenue
ROAS Optimizer tool makes real-time changes with multi-bids according to multiple optimization dimensions; it instantly analyses new supply that joins the network and implements it into its complex algorithm, speeding up an otherwise lengthy process; it utilizes the insights from ironSource’s mediation to run category clustering which looks for data from similar games to decide on the right bid for each user; and it works on many other dimensions to optimize ROAS.
“There’s no difference between advertising in-app and advertising in traditional channels. In both, there are different qualities of users stemming from a variety of different factors, and advertisers must know how to bid according to those users. The first step involves correlating two different user behaviors – IAP and ad revenue. With that visibility, optimizing a campaign that may reach tens of thousands of different bids is impossible to do manually. ironSource created the ROAS Optimizer to solve this challenge. And its immediate success is already apparent in the ironSource network, with the most successful titles using our ROAS Optimizer tool.”Tal Shoham, COO Developer Solutions at ironSource