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How do I get more visitors to my site(s)?

You get new visitors to your site by when someone clicks on a link to your content on third-party sites in the TrendMD network - each visitor that clicks on a link to your content costs you 1 credit. We promote links to your content as long as your credit balance is above zero.

Your credit balance takes into account two credit sources:
  1. The credits you earn from clicks on third-party sponsored links featured on your website(s) (these are automatically used to promote your content).
  2. The credits you purchase by setting a weekly budget .

By default, all of your articles from the website(s) you register on TrendMD will be promoted across the TrendMD network at any given time if your credit balance is greater than 0. On the Professional or Enterprise plan you also have the option to sponsor or unsponsor individual articles from your websites to control which articles your credits are being spent promoting.

How can I select which article links are distributed across the network (i.e. made to sponsored links)?

The goal is to promote the user’s articles on third-party websites registered in TrendMD
Articles marked as 'Sponsored' are promoted and will appear in recommendations widget on third-party websites

Sponsored articles appearing in recommendations widget on third-party websites


Login to your dashboard
Select the journal where the articles that you want to promote are located under 'All website' drop down menu

Select one or more articles and click the ‘Sponsor’ button to mark article as ‘Sponsored’

You will be notified that the articles were successfully updated and the articles will be marked as ‘Sponsored’ under ‘Status’ column

How to sponsor or unsponsor articles

The sponsored status of an article determines where this article will be seen in the TrendMD network.

Sponsored articles will be recommended across the network as long as your credit balance is above zero.
Non-sponsored articles will be recommended in the widget on your website(s) but will not appear in recommendations on other publishers' sites.

You can change the status of your articles on the Professional or Enterprise plans, to do this, follow these steps:

Login to your dashboard

Select the journal where the articles that you want to promote are located under 'All website' drop down menu



Select the articles marked as 'Sponsored' and click 'Unsponsor' button



You will be notified that the articles were successfully updated and ‘Sponsored’ status will be removed from the selected articles.

Can I increase the number of pageviews generated?

The best way to increase the number of pageviews generated is to optimize the placement of the widget, use Editor’s Choice, and set a weekly budget. By employing these strategies, you can increase readership by as much as 10-15%.

What does the Editor’s Choice label do?

The Editor’s Choice label boosts the visibility of your articles in the widget on your own websites.

‘Editor's choice’ articles will always appear in #1 spot in recommendations widget (i.e. the upper right corner of the widget) when they are related to the article. This means they will appear more frequently and in a better position than they would without this designation.
If multiple articles are designated as ‘Editor's choice’, the single most relevant article from that pool of ‘Editor's choice’ articles is shown. Article designated as ‘Editor's choice’ will stay that way until label is manually removed.

How to set an article as Editor's Choice

Login to your dashboard
Select a journal under 'All website' dropdown menu

Select an article or articles by ticking the checkbox beside the article or articles
You can select as many articles as you want

Click the 'More' dropdown menu and select 'Mark as Editor's Choice'

You will be notified that the articles were successfully updated and the articles will be marked as 'Editor's Choice' under ‘Status’ column

How to remove ‘Editor’s Choice’ status from the article

Login to your dashboard
Select the journal under 'All website' dropdown menu

Select the articles marked as ‘Editor’s Choice’

Click the 'More' dropdown menu and select 'Remove Editor's Choice'

You will be notified that the articles were successfully updated and the 'Editor's Choice' will be removed from the articles under ‘Status’ column