As any reader of this site will have discerned fairly quickly, I’m a huge fan of the Internet marketing products made by a guy called Luke Kling.
Luke is a known name in the affiliate business, having been the affiliate manager for a company called Peerfly for a number of years. He also blogs semi-regularly at lukepeerfly.com.
FPTraffic is probably Luke’s biggest product. It’s hands-down one of my favourite applications for affiliate and Internet marketing, and using FPTraffic makes it simple to build, grow and manage viral Facebook pages (and make money from them).
Recently Luke reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in having a go with his latest product – actually still in development – called Pagez.
What Is Pagez?
Have you heard of Facebook Instant Articles? Basically, this is Facebook’s own system for making reading articles and content (that you have clicked on from the timeline on your Facebook mobile app) easier, faster and better.
When you click on a normal article link on Facebook – whether from your mobile app, m.facebook.com or desktop – you are taken to a browser tab that navigates to that site.
Facebook Instant Articles is different. On supported mobile devices (and on the official Facebook mobile app) it effectively loads the article within the Facebook app using a pre-selected styling.
Normally, setting up Instant Articles requires a bit of configuration work between your website and Facebook, as well as setting up of Audience Network ads for monetization. I’m not going to bore you with the technical details at this stage, suffice it to say that it can be a hassle to set up.
Pagez is being developed as a solution to this problem. Instead of having to get approval and configuration between your website and Facebook, as well as set up templating and monetization, you just:
- Join Pagez
- Set up your monetization settings (with help provided)
- Publish content
- Share it to your Facebook pages
The whole point of Pagez is to speed up the process of creating and monetizing with Facebook Instant Articles and viral content by acting as an intermediary “publishing platform”.
What Does This Mean For Me?
If you’re in to building up Facebook pages and monetizing them through content and display-type ads, such as Adsense, then Facebook Instant Articles has a lot of potential.
Early impressions seem to be that Instant Articles get more clicks, better engagement, and more shares than “conventional” content.
With Pagez you are able to get in on this potential goldmine much faster and easier.
Of course there are limitations, such as:
- Your content is published on a platform over which you have little control
- Less template options
- Pagez takes a revenue cut
But the flip side of the coin is that it is super fast to get set up and start monetizing. I made my first $10, reusing old articles from one of my viral media sites, with no more than 5 minutes work once I had set up my Pagez account.
When Will Pagez Be Available To The Public?
I’m not too sure – but hopefully in the near future! In the meantime I suggest you do some investigation of your own into Facebook Instant Articles and monetization potential.
Also start building up your pages – both in terms of like quantity and engagement metrics. The biggest thing you can do to increase your earnings from viral Facebook pages it to work diligently at growing engagement and audience size.
Keep an eye on this space, because when Pagez is ready I will be back to do a full review!