How to Set Up Rewarded Videos
How to Set Up Rewarded Videos
This guide outlines how to set up rewarded videos which give in-app currency or items to the user once viewed. They can also include a custom pre-roll and post-roll message which will be shown to the user at the beginning and end of the video.
Items and Currency
Before setting up rewarded videos in the Fuse dashboard, you must define items/currency which may be offered as the reward for watching the video. These can include in-app currency like gems, or virtual goods like unique characters and special abilities. If you have not yet defined any items or currency, please consult the Items and Currency guide before proceeding.
Including Rewarded Videos
To include rewarded videos within the app, you must add a content block to an existing zone and set targets for which users will see the videos. If you have not yet configured a custom zone, consult the Customizing Zones guide before proceeding.
The first step involves adding a content block to the appropriate zone:
- Navigate to the desired zone within the dashboard. Zones can be accessed from the app's detail panel (left) or from the main zones list (right).
- Scroll down and notice the Zone Content section pictured below. One default content block will be configured, but start by adding your own content block via the "ADD CONTENT" button.
- On the next screen, you will be presented with a series of options. Select "Rewarded Videos".
- Enter the of the offer where prompted and click the save button.
Once you have added the content type, you need to create targets that define which users will see the content. Targets also allow you to customize the content type in detail.
- From the same panel in the dashboard, click the "ADD TARGET" button.
- Scroll down to the next panel and enter the name of the target where prompted.
- In the next subsection, optionally select a segment from the segments menu. Segments allow you define which users will be eligible to see ads in the content block. For example, the most active users (active dedicated users) or the users who spend the most on in-app purchases (whales) may be targeted with ads of higher reward. As you select different options, click the blue refresh button to see how many users qualify for the target.
- If you want to customize a segment even further, click the "ADD NEW CRITERIA" button below the criteria field and use the configuration menus to create a custom segment. These criteria will be listed in the field as you add them.
- In the reward notification section, select the rewarded item and specify the rewarded amount for the item.
- Next, customize (or omit) the pre-roll and post-roll messages which will be shown to the user at the beginning and end of the video.
- In the OVERALL CAPS section, set the caps for your offer. These caps determine how many times a user might see the offer per hour/day.
- Finally, ensure that the target is enabled and click the SAVE button.
- The new target should appear in the dashboard as illustrated below. Note that targets may be sorted in priority by dragging and dropping via the re-sort handle (A). This applies when a user may be targeted multiple times in the same content block. For example, if there is one target for users in a specific country and a similar target for users who have achieved at least 50 total sessions, sorting is a means to prioritize these targets for users who meet both criteria.
Including the Content
- Return to the zone setup page and look for the content block in the right-side box — it will be labeled with RV to indicate rewarded video. Click the "ADD" button to add this content block to the zone.
- The content block should be inserted in the Zone Content section with various details and control options:
|A||Content block priority (see note below)|
|C||Number of active targets|
|D||Shortcut button to edit content block|
|E||Remove content block from zone|
|F||Enable or disable content block|
Content blocks may be sorted in priority by dragging and dropping via the re-sort handle (B). This applies when a user group fits into multiple content blocks, for example if two content blocks are targeted at “Active Dedicated Users.” In this instance, the targeted users will see the first content block until it caps out or runs out of fill, then they will see the second content block and so forth. Sorting content blocks can be considered as a “waterfall” of content priority within the zone.