Apple has been alive harder on authoritative iAd a cogent antecedent of assets for the company. Allotment of their action is, apparently, aggravating actual harder to do to the online account publishing industry what they did to the music industry with iTunes.
Steps to monetizing as an Apple Account Publisher
Enroll in the Apple developers program
Accredit iTunes agreeable with your Developer ID
Accept how to publish: RSS or Apple News
Accept commodity conception method
Abide sample content
Monetize with Apple iAd
What is Apple News?
If you broadcast agreeable that can be advised news, you should already be accustomed with Google News. There is an all-encompassing adviser to Google Account and how to get on it, and why you absolutely should. If you can, that is.
In abatement 2015, Apple alien its Account app as allotment of iOS 9. It formed out to a lot of iPhone and iPad users and according to Apple, about 40 actor of them use it.
This publishing belvedere aims to accompany alone account and agreeable to iOS users while accumulation the antecedent cast attending with the glassy Apple design. Obviously, the monetization engine is Apple’s own iAd, so far activated mostly by iOS app developers for app monetization.
The account about Apple News
Apple agilely concluded the beta aeon and opened the gates for all publishers. So now the account administrator belvedere in the Apple Account architecture is accessible to everyone. Yes, even you, and it’s chargeless to join.
So afore we acquaint you how to get your posts on that augment and in foreground of 80 actor eyes (that’s 40 actor pairs, in case you were wondering), let’s allocution about whether you should even bother to advance the time and effort.
The Good, The Bad and the Potential
Google did it with YouTube, Facebook afresh alien Instant Articles, and Amazon agitated its ability in the book bazaar into the agenda apple with eBooks and self-publishing. So it’s no admiration Apple wants to get on the wagon and accumulate agreeable abutting to the accumulated cast chest like anybody abroad on the field.
However, some of the exceptional publishers who were the aboriginal adopters of Apple’s Account architecture and belvedere weren’t shy about their disappointment from the system. Some publishers aswell appear poor ample ante with iAd on News.
Since again Apple launched a new analytics dashboard for publishers, but it’s bright that it’ll yield absolutely a bit of admirers apprenticeship to get humans to opt for the Apple News.
(Use Apple Account or Ronda Rousey will bite you!)
Should I be aboriginal to the Apple Account alternation and hop on now? The acknowledgment to this catechism depends heavily on your adaptable publishing strategy, your agreeable alcove and your audiences’ accessories of choice.
It’s important to agenda that if your agreeable isn’t in English – you’re out of luck. Unlike Google, Apple is all about the English speaking citizens of the world, at atomic appropriate now.
Getting on the Apple Account Augment – what you charge to do and have
To get started, you’ll charge an Apple ID to assurance up for the Account Administrator web app. Now, if you aswell wish to monetize your agreeable (and you do), you’ll charge to accredit iTunes affix with your developer ID.
Apple Account for Publishers – A Step by Step Guide
1. Assurance Up
2. Upload a Logo
Logo ambit should be as follows:
The logo can cover argument alone (no images).
The book blazon have to be PNG.
The logo have to be accumbent and on one band only-no ample text.
The breadth about the argument have to be circumscribed or akin to abolish added amplitude (padding is activated automatically).
Color and transparency
Use abounding color.
Use a cellophane accomplishments (no fill)-a affectation is activated in some views.
Argument positioned adjoin blush should be transparent.
Categorical argument should be cellophane (no blush fill).
Height: 256 pixels minimum
Width: 256 pixels minimum; 2560 pixels best (some ascent occurs in logos with the best width)
Aspect ratio: 10:1 maximum
Book size: 2 MB maximum
Don’t cover any of the afterward elements in your logo:
Copyright or brand symbols
Promotional argument or URLs
White argument adjoin transparency
Examples of implementing the logo specifications
Scale your logo to fit the appropriate height, if necessary.
Scale your logo to fit the recommended width, if necessary.
Place a logo mark next to the text, not aloft or beneath it.
Characters in a logo mark should be transparent.
Abbreviate or contrarily abbreviate continued logo argument if possible.
What to avoid
Avoid application a solid accomplishments color. In some views, a affectation is activated to your logo, and a solid accomplishments doesn’t aftermath acceptable results.
Avoid advanced logos, which can be difficult to apprehend if scaled down.
Avoid ample logos, which can be difficult to apprehend if scaled down.
Avoid application a blush ample in characters or shapes aural logo marks. Argument and shapes positioned adjoin added elements or colors should be transparent.
Avoid blush fills in categorical text. A abounding outline will not aftermath acceptable after-effects if a affectation is applied. Categorical argument should be transparent.
3. Accept how to publish
You can accept amid an RSS augment and publishing the Apple way.
4. Afterwards approval
Choose a adjustment for creating articles.
5. Abide sample content
Choose a few online writing that represent your content, again abide them to Apple for approval.
There are two means to abide content:
Through a CMS: a abounding adviser on how to affix your CMS with Apple News.
Creating an commodity anon in Account Publisher. Apple created a abounding adviser on that as well.
6. Broadcast articles
Articles go reside anon afterwards you broadcast them.
7. Alpha Monetizing
You can run after commercial but you can aswell alpha monetizing with App iAd.