Important Update (November 12th, 2017) – Bad news everyone. Pagez has had its access to the Instant Articles Platform blocked/revoked. Luke (Pagez owner) filed an appeal but this was shot down and there is a 90-day stand down before another appeal can be filed. So basically there is no point in using Pagez until a successful appeal can be made – and to be honest there is a high chance that it is “game over” for Pagez as Facebook are notoriously unreasonable and difficult to deal with. The cause of this problem is probably due to certain users sharing copyright content, or the proliferation of low quality articles/content on the platform. I’ll update as news comes through.
Pagez is now available to join! Go here to sign up and get started. You can even earn $$$ by sharing other people’s content using the “Discover” tool. Review will be updated ASAP!
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?
Pagez is now available for anyone to join. Membership is free, so go here to join now. Even if you don’t yet have much of a Facebook audience, it’s well worth joining ASAP so that you can get a feel for how the platform works. You’ll also get membership to the Pagez private Facebook group, where there are some really clever people sharing their case studies, strategies, and some frankly incredible earnings screenshots.
Pagez is a superb tool for anyone who wants to make money with Facebook pages that have active and engaged followings. Using Pagez makes the process of monetizing a fan page/group with Facebook Instant Articles easier than it ever has been. The recently-released Discover tool also allows you to earn through the promotion of other people's content, which is an excellent idea.
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Nice review thanks. Will probably give Pagez a try.
One question though – do you know what sort of % of earnings Pagez takes? They must be taking something off along the line to make it worth their while.
Also how hard do you think it would be to create your own Instant Articles + FB Audience Network setup instead and keep all the profit?
No I don’t know what percentage Pagez takes sorry. I know people have asked in the private Pagez FB group, but Luke won’t disclose (which is fair enough I guess). I imagine it would be around 10-20% but that is just conjecture. It really is a convenience fee for using their platform.
Now on your second question. TBH it’s a pain in the ass to do. Even with the official WordPress app (which is a piece of crap by the way) the real issue with setting up Instant Articles is just how bad Facebook’s interface and instructions are. It’s definitely doable – I’ve done it twice now myself, but the whole process just feels illogical and poorly thought out.
It’s also easy to make mistakes. For example, my brother and I run a network of Facebook pages about cars. We have about 20 pages for different manufacturers/types of cars, and then an overall brand page and website that ties it all together. Now in my infinite wisdom I tried setting up Instant Articles for one of the manufacturer brand pages, thinking I would need to do it for each page (instructions aren’t clear on how to deal with multiple pages pointing in to one website). So I set things up and now every Instant Article shared from the overall brand website shows as being from that specific page – confusing for readers and not idea.
So I thought “I’ll just delete the Instant Articles linking and set it up again from the overall brand page”. WRONG. When I do that Facebook simply won’t pick up any articles on the site. It’s almost as if when the site has been linked with a page, Facebook only accepts that particular linking.
Support also sucks as well. Actually it’s non-existent.
So all in all Pagez makes things a damn sight easier to do. Not perfect but well recommended.
I have signup with pagez but was wondering if groups are also used as stated in the last part of your article.Their payment methods are not flexible, only paypal is allowed.
You can promote with groups as well because the way Pagez works is that you create your articles on their platform. You then get a link that you can publish on Facebook in pages or in groups. All that matters is that people click through to that link (preferably on the FB mobile app as that’s the only platform that works with Instant Articles, although Pagez also offers Adsense rev share). I also have Instant Articles set up on my own websites and have successfully promoted in groups as well.
Re: Payment I believe there are more payment options coming. Certainly would like to see some extras added like Bitcoin and maybe check as well.
Pagez looks good, but how much money can I make on the platform?
Thanks for your comment Ben.
Monetization potential really is entirely dependent on three things:
1) Are you going to be writing content in a niche where advertisers are paying lots for clicks, so you get higher page RPMs?
2) How big is your audience? The bigger and more engaged your audience is, the more consistently you will be able to make revenue. Also, because you’ll be hitting a bigger audience there’s a higher chance of going viral as well.
3) Are you writing content that is going to have a good potential to go viral. Remember that a truly viral post can bring in 10,20, 50, maybe even 100x the revenue that a normal post would bring in.
Get those things right and you’ll do well.
Pagez is just a platform to help you get there and assist you with making money from Instant Articles.
Is Pagez good at paying out?
Yes – in my experience so far (and from what I can gather from the community on Facebook) Pagez is very good at paying out on time, so no worries there.
Thanks for your comment.
Any idea when Pagez will be back up?
Honestly – no idea and to be truthful I wouldn’t be surprised to not see it come back. I suspect that Facebook will take a dim view to allowing Pagez back on the Instant Articles platform unless there is a really concerted effort undertaken to prevent people from posting copyrighted content or copy n paste clickbait.
It’s a real shame that Pagez has been ruined for the majority of good users by a bunch of idiots just using it as a base from which to launch their spam attacks!
Shame that Pagez is down for now! Is there any other way to do Instant Articles? Seems like a good way to earn from FB articles.
The way to earn from Instant Articles now is to set up your own IA + FB Audience network monetization. The website “Stream SEO” has a useful guide to doing this, although it isn’t the easiest thing in the world.
Now that Pagez is back, are you using it for monetization again?
I haven’t used it recently, but I know others have been having great results!
I contacted pagez support but I never got any reply.
Sorry to hear that. What were you wanting support about?
I know Luke fairly well, so might be able to help you out.