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Introducing the Download.com Security and Antivirus Center

Can you believe summer has officially started? I hope you all have some wonderful activities planned. We have some team members that are getting ready to head to New York City later this summer for Affiliate Summit East. If you're going, too, we'd love to meet up.

We are very excited to tell you about Download.com's latest offering! In an effort to take us back to our roots and provide our users with the security content they seek, we've created The Security and Antivirus Center. This will be a hub of all things security, where … Read more

July 2015 PPD window now open

The July PPD bidding window is now open and will close at 10:30 PM PT on Thursday, June 25, 2015. As a best practice, make sure you submit your bids early and check your bids toward the end of the month (before the window closes) to make sure you are still in the running to win your spot for PPD the following month.

Happy Bidding!

Drive downloads with SpotBid

How can you get more users to see and download your product on our site? Join SpotBid!

SpotBid is our cost-per-click advertising program that runs across various pages of Download.com and lets you target your product in more ways than ever before.

The key benefits of joining SpotBid are:

Increased distribution and site exposure Real-time bidding and tracking Browser and OS targeting Optimized landing page for increased downloads

Getting started is simple -- just go here and follow the onscreen instructions to sign up.

The most common questions we get from publishers regarding SpotBid are:

1. Can I geotarget … Read more

Important Update Regarding Search Protection

Note: This post was updated on 5/29/2015.

Hope you are enjoying the spring, wherever you are! We are busy working on new projects that we're certain you will be interested in, so make sure to follow our Upload.com blog.

We also wanted to let you know directly that Microsoft security products will detect programs with browser search protection functionality starting June 1, 2015. Detection will be based on software signatures. Non-compliant programs will be detected whether search protection code is active or dormant.

Microsoft has provided a process for publishers who want to reduce their risk … Read more

Drive More Sales for Your Products

Drive More Sales for Your Products

Are you interested in getting more sales for your product? Of course you are - who isn't? If your product doesn't already have an upsell unit on your product page, we need to add one!

There is no charge for this placement, but it is through the affiliate program. In order to add an upsell unit to your page, we will need a link from one of the affiliate networks we work with, which are:

Avangate Cleverbridge Commission Junction Digital River Impact Radius Linkshare

This is a great way to generate sales immediately, before the user downloads the … Read more

June 2015 PPD window now open

The June PPD bidding window is now open and will close at 10:30 PM PT on Thursday, May 28, 2015. As a best practice, make sure you submit your bids early and check your bids toward the end of the month (before the window closes) to make sure you are still in the running to win your spot for PPD the following month.

Happy Bidding!

What makes users love your software? Part II

Last week, we brought you Part I of our keeping users happy series, based on several years' worth of feedback that we have received from our site users.

Here are some additional guidelines to ensure customer satisfaction with your product.

It offers thorough support documentation. Ideally, the user will never need to consult this, but if they do, they are likely already frustrated. Having incomplete, insufficient, overly technical, or hard-to-find troubleshooting tips will only compound that frustration and may make the user look for another program. At minimum, you should provide a detailed, clearly presented, easily accessible FAQ section. This … Read more

What makes users love your software? Part I

You want our users to download your software. We can help by exposing your product to millions of potential users around the world when you list it on Download.com.

You also want users to keep your software installed and to love it so much that they recommend it to others. How can you make that happen?

Based on several years' worth of feedback that we have received from our site users, we can recommend some key attributes that will serve your product well.

It solves a specific problem. Users search for software that enables them do a particular task (… Read more

May 2015 PPD window now open

The May PPD bidding window is now open and will close at Noon PT on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. As a best practice, make sure you submit your bids early and check your bids toward the end of the month (before the window closes) to make sure you are still in the running to win your spot for PPD the following month.

Happy Bidding!

Product submission guidelines

Listing your software on Download.com allows you to reach millions of potential users around the world.

Submitting your software is easy and only takes a few minutes. However, here are some tips for making the most of your listing and making the submission process as efficient as possible.

Review and follow our guidelines for what product information to provide: These guidelines detail what information we require and include tips for how it should be presented. Following these guidelines will help ensure that your product submission is not declined, and you don't have to start the process over again. … Read more