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Arrow Trader V - a quick tour

This guide helps you get familiar with the graphical user interface of the AT5 control panel
and explains several basic setting

Getting Started - 1/5: The control panel

The control panels of Arrow Trader 5 are available at the following pages:

USA, New York server http://surfus.me/cgi-bin/at5/x/admin.cgi
UK, London server http://surfuk.me/cgi-bin/at5/x/admin.cgi
JP, Tokyo server http://surfjp.me/cgi-bin/at5/x/admin.cgi

Getting Started - 2/5: The Menu

The look and feel of Arrow Trader 5 can be customized in many different ways.
The first thing to look at is the navigation menu.
On the top of the page, there's a variety of icons and text links,
like Widgets, Statistics, Outlist, Traffic, Backups, etc.

In the top right corner, locate the following icon:
Move your mouse cursor over this icon to access the menu controls.

This list offers great control over the navigation menu on top of every page.
The text + icons dropdown list allows you to switch between
text, icons, text + icons, depending on your personal preference.
Via the the blue and gray pins, menu items can be added & removed from the navigation menu.

Getting Started - 3/5: Statistics

The statistics page is your main working area. This page displays all traffic, trades and statistics. The statistics module supports a large amount of customizations via the submenus.


settings

The statistics page can currently display 5 tables (rows) with different statistics
The charts table can display 10 different pie charts,
each visually presenting different numbers and characteristics of your traffic.

The trades table displays all your traffic exchange trades,
and several AT5 system 'trades'; specific entries to track certain types of traffic.

The site totals table presents a very global overview of the statistics of a single specific website.

The network totals table presents a global overview of the statistics of all your sites,
if they have been linked together in your AT5 control panel.

The history graph displays a page wide graph of historical traffic levels

When you're just getting started, we suggest enabling at least the trades and charts modules.

charts

The charts form configures which pie charts are displayed in the charts table.
The charts are available for both the time period of the past 60 minutes, and for the past 24 hours.
We recommend enabling at least the following charts
Incoming traffic per Source
Outgoing traffic per Target
Clicks per Type
These charts will assist you in quickly understanding what your main traffic sources are, and where it's being forwarded to.

columns
The columns form affects the visual presentation of the trades table.
Via this extensive form, everything can be changed;

The checkbox shows and hides many different columns in the trades table. Try to keep the amount of enabled columns below 20
Otherwise the amount of data may become overwhelming.

The column name right after the checkbox shows a short description of that column when the mouse cursor is hold over the title.

The column title input field is displayed in the title row and can be customized

The g icon - when enabled - instructs AT5 to show the growth or decline of this specific statistics relative to yesterdays statistics.
The n icon - when enabled - instructs AT5 to show the network average of this specific statistics.
This is especially useful for productivity type of statistics.

The viusual style select lists allow you to set a background color, text color, text size and text style for each individual cell.

Every row can be dragged to a different position. This will change the order in which columns are displayed in the trades table.

styling
To highlight certain trades, conditional styles can be applied to statistic cells.
For example, you may wish to make cells red and bold when the productivity drops below a certain percentage.

Getting Started - 4/5: The Outlist

The outlist is a rotating list that contains most of your trades, in a specific order. Every minute the list is re-sorted, based on several algorithms. The higher a trade is listed in the outlist, the greater the chance it will receive traffic. Arrow Trader 5 tries to resort the list every minute in such a way to achieve the greatest growth.

After every new installation of Arrow Trader 5, modify at least the following settings

nocookie page - If you're going to filter out all clicks performed by surfers who don't support cookies, fill out an url to your website here
blocked-ref page - If you're going to filter out all clicks performed by surfers who are blocked the http_referrer field, fill out an url to your website here
overflow page - Surfers who click too many links and have seen all trades, may eventually be redirected to the overflow page. The overflow page is also used when no other valid URL is available. Fill out an url to your website here

The outlist is an advanced module, and changes should be made one at a time, to be able to measure the effect properly. For more specific information, please refer to the library article about the outlist.

Getting Started - 5/5: Public trade registration

The public registration page accepts new trades from webmasters. Arrow Trader 5 supports many settings and filters that will assist in accepting only the right type of trades.

First take a look at the profile for new trades:
Via menu - statistics, click on the traders icon and select 'public'

These settings are applied to all trades that register via the public registration page.
We recommend restricting new trades untill they have been manually reviewed.

Via menu - public, several controls assist in blocking and accepting trades.
The following two require special attention

captcha check
When enabled, a webmaster needs to complete Googles re-captcha (google.com/recaptcha). This way automatic submissions can be prevented. We strongly suggest that you enable this.

always review new trades
Wwhen enabled, newly registered trades are displayed in a seperate table in your statistics page. Again, we strongly suggest that you enable this.

After every new installation of Arrow Trader 5, modify at least the following settings

My Website
My Websites' title
Trade rules in HTML code

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