Woovit Update 8/3/2020: Interest Lists

Until now publishers needed to have game codes for their offers to go live on Woovit. Marketing shouldn’t start when the game is published to the platform. We’re proud to be your partner for your game’s complete life cycle. Introducing Interest Lists (and a couple of other positive tweaks.)

Interest Lists

With a manual review campaign you can now choose whether your game is already released or coming soon. If you set it to coming soon, you then get to set a release date which will be shown to creators.

That leads into the next big change, which is that you can now create a manual review campaign without any codes attached to it. This means you can start gathering interest well before you’ve got codes available. Whitelist invites and sending offers still work with these campaigns, so you can reach out to your favourite creators right away.

General Campaign QoL Improvements

For manual review campaigns, you can now access your requests directly from the campaign itself. We’ve also added counters in the selection screen so you can see at a glance how many requests there are for your games.

You can also now add codes directly from your campaign page. This makes it easier than ever to manage your game’s stock of keys on Woovit.

Lastly, we’ve tweaked campaign creation to make it flow better. We’ve moved a few things around and gave whitelists, contact info, and notifications their own steps.

This will make your Woovit campaign experience more comprehensive and enjoyable. What do you want next? Let us know.

Important Notice Regarding Mixer’s Closure

Tomorrow we bid farewell to Mixer. We made an early effort to support the platform, even when it was Beam. We remain surprised and disappointed that creators will not have access to a platform many loved. The more platforms for creators, the better and we hope there will be meaningful options in the future. (We don’t have immediate plans to support Facebook Live Gaming. We’ve haven’t received much demand for it.)

Here’s how we’re handling this for Woovit’s flows:

For Creators:

There will no longer be the option to sign-in through Mixer. You’ll want to make sure you have another channel linked (either YouTube or Twitch) so you can continue to access Woovit.

Any Mixer history on your account will remain intact and you’ll still have access to any codes you got due to Mixer. Any content you make for them won’t be automatically delivered, unless you also qualified for those campaigns on YouTube or Twitch.

If you only qualified on Mixer, you’ll want to email the publishers of those campaigns to send them videos you produce elsewhere. When you do so please feel free to CC us at [email protected] so we see it and will reset your quota.

We’re keeping Mixer data on your profile to show publishers what you’ve built in the past as you try to rebuild for the future. Sometime down the road — perhaps next year — we may re-examine keeping this data and remove it as no longer relevant.

We’re sorry creators were left out to dry by Mixer’s sudden closure, and wish everyone the best to create new communities.

For Publishers

We’re removing the option to set Mixer qualifications on campaigns. Old ones with qualifications set will still have them enabled. We recommend turning that off on any active campaigns to prevent any requests that won’t be able to be automatically fulfilled on the intended platform.

We wish all our Mixer creators the best as they and their audiences move to other platforms.

Woovit Update 7/16/2020: Expanded Reports

Today we’ve released an expansion to our publisher reporting tab. There’s a number of new graphs and we’ve added the option to set a date range.

The new graphs cover:

  • Ratio of completed offers
  • Deliveries over time
  • Hours watched over time and overall
  • YouTube views over time
  • Twitch average and peak viewers

The performance graph is still there too and can now be downloaded as a PNG file. All the new graphs can be downloaded in the same way. If you’re just looking for raw numbers, there’s also the option to pull down the data as a CSV.

Beyond improving reports, we’ve further polished the activity feed. Now when you set a filter, it’s immediately applied. Deliveries on the feed also now show viewership numbers.

We hope these changes will provide the depth needed to really see how your game is doing. If there’s any other data you’d like in those reports, please let us know as we’d love to hear your feedback.

Woovit Update 7/9/2020: Publisher Side Improvements

This week we shipped three improvements for publishers: a campaign search bar, invoice downloads, and made some tweaks to whitelists.

Campaign Search Bar

Some of our publishers now have hundreds of campaigns, so reverse chronology wasn’t cutting it anymore. Search by campaign name! This returns campaigns and what state (e.g., drafted, active, etc.) they’re in.

Downloading Old Invoices

You never know when your accountant or the tax man might bug you for an old invoice. No more hunting through old emails. Download the PDF for any previous billing cycle from your Billing Page in Account Management.

Whitelist Improvements

Each creator’s page now shows you which of your whitelists they’re on and allows you to add them to another.

Furthermore, when you’re adding creators through our whitelist dialog, creators already on that list they won’t show up in the search. We wanted to avoid duplication, but let us know if this change in behavior is not what you were expecting.

Woovit Update 6/30/2020: New & Improved Activity Feed

We have made some significant improvements to the readability and usability of our publishers’ “Feed” of events, and a small improvement to our whitelists.

Feed Changes

  • Creator channel stats are now shown on hover.
  • Items are highlighted when you hover over them.
  • The separation of days is now less intrusive.
  • The color scheme is now unified.
  • The filters area is brightened up.
  • The background is now a pleasing blue gradient.

This new look should be less taxing to wade through, so you can get back to slinging codes sooner.

Notes added to a feed item regarding a creator will now also be posted to their profile.

Whitelists

Invitations to Woovit from adding someone to a whitelist are now more flexible. If you invite someone using an email address, they can sign-up to Woovit with a channel attached to a different email address and still be on your whitelist.

If you’re a publisher that would like a demo of these capabilities, let us know at [email protected] or our chat box in the lower right of this screen. We look forward to hearing from you.

Important New Functionality for Publishers: the Blocklist

Woovit has always tried to block creators we think are running scams, or that are too small to help your campaign. We take this very seriously — we’ve blocked over 10,000 accounts. This problem plagues the industry and is a big reason we started Woovit!

What if a qualified creator is just bad for you though? Someone that doesn’t give you fair reviews or incessantly bugs you. You still want to automate a campaign, but how do you stop that creator from getting code?

We’ve solved that: introducing the Blocklist. This is a publisher-specific list of creators that will be prohibited from getting codes from you, and limit interactions altogether. You can find it at the top of your screen as a publisher.

Unlike Whitelists, each publisher has only one Blocklist. Adding a creator to your blocklist means they:

  • Can’t see your campaigns
  • Can’t request codes from anyone in your organization
  • Will be automatically removed from any of your organization’s whitelists

When a creator has been blocked, but still finds a link elsewhere to a campaign, they will see this message.

When someone is blocked, you can add a note so your team members on Woovit know why they were blocked. However, any member of your organization may unblock. Blocklist activity will show up in the organization feed.

Perhaps I’m a little too hard on myself…

Publishers can block by:

  • Searching for the creator’s handle
  • In response to a video delivery
  • From their profile page.

Once blocklisted a creator won’t show up in your searches when whitelisting. You will also be unable to send them proactive offers. This means you don’t have to worry about any codes being sent by accident.

Woovit knows which creators are getting blocked by publishers. It’s helpful to everyone for us to know who is getting blocked. If we see many publishers individually blocking a creator, we will review and consider whether that channel should be blocked for everyone.

It’s your codes, your choice, we won’t lobby you to reverse a block. If you feel uncomfortable with us seeing who you’ve blocked we’ll consider building opt-out mechanisms so you can keep that private.

We hope this is a helpful step forward to automate and improve your outreach to creators!

Please send any feedback through our chat in the lower right of your screen, or to [email protected]

New Epic & Discord Store Support

Woovit now has native support for both Epic and Discord as key distribution platforms. Once selected, the

Given the growing number of platforms – sure to continue in coming years – we’ve also alphabetized the drop down list for publishers in the fifth campaign creation step.

Creators can filter the offers to see what is available by platform of course as well. We’re happy to have our first Discord offer up now, At Sundown from Versus Evil. In a few weeks a publisher will be offering an Epic-store exclusive on Woovit we think creators will enjoy.

As Epic & Discord continue to develop their platforms we’re looking forward to adding support for any APIs they open.

We will be supporting the Discord API as a authenticated account type for creators sometime in the next few months. We will also add Discord channel as something creators can add to their profile pages.

New Functionality: Notes for Publishers

We’re happy to introduce some obvious functionality for publishers: notes on the creators you’re working with. Notes you make are private to your publisher’s organization and are not seen by the public.

We’ve rolled this out now, just on the individual creator pages. We will roll it out elsewhere in publishers’ Woovit experience in January.

This should be handy for the individual user structure of Woovit now, but will really take off we believe when we roll out multiple users functionality for publishers in the first quarter of next year. 

Some Small Optimizations for the Creator Experience

Creators should have seen we’ve removed the pagination of offers. Instead we have an infinite scroll. This should make it a bit easier for everyone to see as many offers as possible without having to move the mouse around to find the next page button.

Our creator settings page is now we think easier to use, broken up into the profile information and a connected accounts page. We’ll continue to tweak that over time.

After featured spots, campaigns are now sorted by the number of videos delivered. This seems to us to be the best default view than recency (which is what we did for a long while) or the number of codes issued (which is what we did before this change.) The filters you set are then your default. See our dropdown menu, upper left, to change the options in addition to the checkboxes:

Sorting on Woovit

With these changes and options, the need for the Hide functionality seemed to drop substantially. Fewer and fewer of our creators were using it. Less than 5% of our creators have ever used it, and it was more often used when we had the sort order by recency. So we’ve decided to remove the Hide offer function.

Why not leave it in? First, we want to keep things simple and avoid feature creep. More importantly, because Woovit is dynamically calculating the individual eligibility for every campaign, removing this one calculation – though done right now 500 times per person, it also slightly speeds up the rendering of all campaigns. So we think this is a net benefit. If there are enough huge fans of hiding campaigns we’ll put it back in!