Creating a New Campaign

After you read this tutorial you will know:

  • How to work with the Campaign Architect
  • How to create a multi-tiered campaign fast
  • How to create a template which you can then use to set up GSA SER projects quickly
  • How to set up automatic content feeding to your projects


Alright, let’s get right to it…

On the Home Panel click the “New” button, and you will see the Campaign Architect. This is where you will be creating your multi-tiered campaign templates which you can use later to build projects fast.

campaign architect


  1. “Money Site”. This is your target. It could be just one website or a list of properties (videos, Web 2.0, etc.). At the end of the day, that’s what you want to work on. You will set it up for a minute.
  2. “SER Projects”. Here you have your saved or new projects.
    • If you want to create a new GSA SER project, just drag the green bubble (SER Project) onto the canvas
    • If you have saved a template of a GSA SER project, it will appear right here (don’t mind the names I have used, I know they suck). You can use your project templates by just dragging them onto the canvas
  3. “Create Campaign”. When you are all done with setting up the tiers and the SER Projects just click on this button and SER Powerhouse will start leading you through the steps of setting up a campaign.
  4. This is where you can choose to start creating a new template, load an existing template, save the changes on the one you are working on right now or save the template as a new one.


How to work with the Campaign Architect


Everything happens by dragging and dropping new or existing GSA SER Projects onto the canvas.

Once there, click on bubble’s button to see the context menu. Every option that you are working with has three Modes – Fast Setup, Advanced Setup and Power User. Select whichever you are most comfortable with and depending on how much detail you want to work with.

Also, you can load and save every single setup that you are working with as a template.

project context menu1. URL/Keyword Settings

url settings

Here is where you can set up your keywords and URLs.


2. TierFilter Settings

tierfilter settings

Here you can set additional options for this particular SER Project.


3. Engine Settings. Select the engines you would like to work with.

engine settings


4. Project Options. Those are pretty much the standard GSA SER options with the option to save them for later use.

project options

5. Save SER Project. Save the whole SER Project with its options and it will appear on the left. Later you can just drag and drop it onto the canvas.

6. Connect SER Project. Connect this project to another one to create tiered campaigns.


7. Remove SER Project. This will remove the project from the campaign you are setting up. Note that it will not delete it. If you want to delete a saved project, do that by opening the context menu of the project in the left pane, not in the canvas, and select “Remove SER Project.”

How to Create a Campaign

After you are done working with your template it’s time to set up the whole campaign. Make sure you save it first if you want to re-use it later.

Click on the “Create Campaign” button and the Campaign Creator opens up.

1. Campaign Details

campaign details

  • Type in a new GSA SER group name OR add all the projects to an existing group
  • Double click inside the lower panel to enter your URLs and Keywords. By right-clicking inside the text boxes, you will get the following context menus and additional options to choose from.





2. Content Setup

content setup


Here is where you can select the content source for all your projects in the campaign.

When you select KM API for a content source and click “Set up” this will show up:

km api settings


Select the cloud campaigns you want to work with.

Advanced: Work with tagged campaigns. You don’t have to work with individual Kontent Machine campaigns. What you can do is create several and assign a tag to them. Then you can tell SER Powerhouse to pull content from campaigns with that tag only. At the same time, you can delete and add new content to that tag.

Click on the button next to “Tagged campaigns” to see all the KM Cloud Campaigns that have tags. In my case, there is only one tag.

tagged campaigns 1


How do you create tagged campaigns in Kontent Machine?


When you are building a new KM campaign and sending it to the cloud you will see this popping up and asking you for a tag.

km tagging campaigns

To assign tags to saved campaigns, simply go to “Cloud Campaigns” and right click on whichever campaign you want to work with.




Power User: If you want separate content sources for each project in the campaign, select Power User and set them up.


content setup pu1


2. Email Setup. This is where you enter your emails and assign them to projects.


email setup


3. Content Feeding. Here you can choose how and when you want your content to be updated.

content feeding 1


You can refresh it regularly every XX days or whenever you reach a certain number of verified URLs. Also, you can select other content sources than the original ones.


4. Create Campaign. You will see a summary of your campaign settings here.



  • Tan Mokhtar

    Reply Reply January 17, 2017

    my brain hurts. lol
    it takes a little getting use to.

    Ive created a template with many tiers and Km doesnt tally with powerhouse. ( aft tier 3)

    And all the content should be added as groups when the campaign option is done via inputing of the km api ya?

    • Manuel Braun

      Reply Reply January 17, 2017

      The groups are there so you can create content in KM and it will be automatically fed to GSA SER via SER Powerhouse.

      If there are issues with the integration, please let us know at

  • Tymillz

    Reply Reply January 10, 2017

    can this assist with the automation of setup with things like blog comment, guestbook comment, desription, etc?

    • Manuel Braun

      Reply Reply January 10, 2017

      We are working on that.

  • Mitch Ripke

    Reply Reply November 24, 2016

    Man, I REALLY wish that you had videos on this. It doesn’t appear that setting this up would be, or IS, much easier than setting GSA SER Itself.

    • Manuel Braun

      Reply Reply November 25, 2016

      I agree, it takes time to set up the content feeding at first, but then it’s all hands-off.

      • Mitch Ripke

        Reply Reply November 25, 2016

        Are there any videos that we created for this, or is it just these images? I really need something like videos to show me how to set it up. I’m guessing that there needs to be changes off and on?

        • Manuel Braun

          Reply Reply November 25, 2016

          We don’t have videos for this. Let me know what you find challenging and I’ll help you out.

  • Edwin

    Reply Reply April 13, 2016

    Woaawh.. I have tried this and this is really awesome mate! Its gonna be another bad boy.. But there’s a long delay when click edit project in GSA. This problem is only happen if the project created in Ser Powerhouse but there’s no delay when edit other project that created in GSA. Could you fix this problem?

    • Manuel Braun

      Reply Reply April 13, 2016

      Thanks, Edwin. I’ll have a look at the issue.

      • Toby Quoc

        Reply Reply May 14, 2016

        I using
        So can you research 7 tier with SER POWER, how to setting all?

        • Manuel Braun

          Reply Reply May 14, 2016

          Sorry, I’m not sure I understand you.

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