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Choosing paid recommendations in Upscribe
Choosing paid recommendations in Upscribe

Upscribe Autopilot, Smart Recommendations Optimizer (SRO), and how to choose which paid newsletters to recommend to maximise your earnings.

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Written by Louis Nicholls
Updated over a week ago

The SparkLoop Upscribe widget is designed to help you maximise your earnings from paid recommendations, with zero work.

Thanks to our Autopilot and Smart Recommendations Optimizer (SRO) features, you'll earn 2-5x more with SparkLoop than any other paid newsletter recommendations network.

Here's how to quickly set up your Upscribe paid recommendations to maximise your earnings and performance:

1 Turn on Autopilot

It's never a smart move to manually pick which paid recommendations to display in Upscribe.


  • ... waste a lot of time

  • ... earn significantly less revenue

  • ... and recommend publications to your new subscribers that they are less likely to be interested in reading

Instead, for best results, go to your Upscribe settings page and enable the "auto-add pre-approved paid recommendations" toggle β†’

SparkLoop will then automatically add all of the "pre-approved" paid recommendations to your Upscribe that our system predicts your audience will want to read.

This includes automatically adding paid recommendations that are launched in the future too. So you never need to worry about missing out on great-fit publications to recommend.

The first time you toggle this feature on, it may take a few minutes for the recommendations to be added.

πŸ’‘ Don't want to recommend a specific publication? After turning on this autopilot feature, you can remove any recommendation you want by "archiving" it.
When you archive a recommendation, it will never be displayed again (unless you unarchive).

2 Add custom free/paid recommendations

After turning on autopilot, consider searching in Upscribe for any further free or paid publications you want to recommend.

Our pre-approval algorithm is very effective but not perfect. So it's possible there are some amazing paid recommendations you should apply for that we couldn't automatically approve you for.

Add as many as you like to your Upscribe recommendations. As long as they seem relevant to a segment of your audience. The more the better!

3 Let our Smart Recommendations Optimizer do all the work!

If you've turned on Autopilot and followed the steps above correctly, you should now have a lot of paid recommendations in your Upscribe widget: Tens, maybe even hundreds!

Now, you can sit back, relax, and let our Smart Recommendations Optimizer (SRO) do the hard work.

Our SRO algorithm will calculate which recommendations to show in your Upscribe, to each individual new subscriber, to maximise your earnings per impression.

It is tailored to your specific audience (and even to the individual subscribers) based on millions of data points that update in real-time.

With amazing results:

  • ... you earn significantly more than if you picked which recommendations to show manually

  • ... your subscribers get better recommendations tailored to them

  • ... you waste zero time updating things inside our dashboard

At low referral volumes (< 1000 subscribers per week), it may take 2-3 weeks for you to generate enough data for our SRO algorithm to optimize your recommendations. The SRO feature is automatically enabled for all accounts by default.

πŸ† Our SRO feature automatically manages all of the reasons to display (or not display) a recommendation.
Including geographical restrictions, when a publication is out of budget, changes their engagement screening criteria or CPA, or is paused/archived.
With Autopilot enabled, you NEVER need to manually manage your paid recommendations in Upscribe.

πŸ’‘ If you want a specific recommendation to always be displayed in your Upscribe widget, you can "pin" it.
Doing so will likely decrease your Upscribe earnings, as our SRO algorithm will have fewer opportunities to optimize your recommendations for you.

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