Menu: Overview / Edit trade / Forces
Forces are essential for effective traffic trading. You can use them to start-up new trades and to keep the existing trades stable. Send (force) specified amount of traffic to individual trades based on the force conditions set.
When you set Instant hits, forcing starts immediately. The amount you set will be sent out to the respective trade(s) as soon as there is enough outgoing uniques available.
Amount of hits to be sent per hour.
Instant has priority over the
For both force types,
Per hour, you can choose between
There is a huge difference between the two. Look for the
Out T columns in both, “Last 60 mins” and “Last 24 hours”, sections.
Out(Outgoing): Normal outgoing traffic +
Out T(Outgoing Total): Normal outgoing traffic +
Free hits are not included in the algorithms for outgoing traffic distribution, therefore they have no impact on the
Owed ratio. All calculations are based on the
Out parameter, while
Out T exists for informational purposes only.
Force hits are sent to a trade,
Owed ratio increases for that trade. When
Free hits are sent,
Owed ratio remains unchanged.
In most cases, we recommend
Free hits over
Force hits. Based on our experience,
Free hits (Instant and Per hour) work better for starting up new trades.
Free hits (Per hour) also work better for keeping existing trades stable.
If you have only been using
Force in the past, but you would like to experiment with
Free, follow this rule: Set approx. 1/3
Free of what you would normally set
Force. E.g., if you would normally set 90
Force (Instant or Per hour), you can set 30
You can set forces inside “Admin interface” for each trade individually - click
Edit icon for a desired trade. To modify “forces” for multiple trades at the same time you should use Mass edit.
The most efficient method to control “forces” is to enable
Force columns in both, “Last 60 mins” and “Last 24 hours”, sections in the “Overview” menu (use Interface manager). There you can see an exact amount of Free and Force hits sent out to each individual trade in the respective period of time.
You should also enable every parameter in the “Forces” section: the two columns,
Per hour (section Forces), give you a nice overview for all your “Forces” settings. To modify “forces”, simply click on the respective table cell in these two columns and a Quick edit window will open.
All forces combined should never exceed 25% of what your site can send out per hour. If your traffic fluctuates, do not set forces to more than 25-30% of what your site sends out during the slowest hour. If your total sum
Out T is
10000 per hour, don't set more than
2500 forces per hour.
Forces have priority over the rest of the outgoing traffic. More forces you set, less traffic is left available for outgoing distribution based on the trade algorithm. Some users even set more forces than they have outgoing traffic available. In such extreme cases, outgoing traffic distribution is based strictly on forces, which makes no sense at all.
You should also be careful, if you are using niches. Don't set more than 25% forces of what the respective niche group(s) can send out per hour.