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589 Clicks, 1.25% CTR = $0.000...

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by kryah, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    I recently launched a direct affiliate link on Bingads. The payout is $32.75 and rewarded on 3rd page conversion. My campaign on this product had been going terribly slow.. I have a few ads running and honestly wasn't even really paying attention to this one too much. I just took a serious look at it today to see how the CTR is ranking on Bingads and it's at 1.25% CTR. My Average position is 1.79 and I had 589 clicks. I spent $39.89.

    That looks great, I think to myself. So I check Peerfly. Surely with all those clicks I have at least one sell, yes? Wrong. Not only did I make no money with Peerfly but I'm sitting at 38 unique clicks and 52 raw clicks. 0 conversions and %0.00 Pay. Does anyone have any idea what's going on here? How is Bing 551 clicks ahead of Peerfly? I'm still really new at all this.. Any Ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    3rd page conversion...

    Says it all. Unless it's an offer that people absolutely need then you're gonna find it's harder to get signups unless you have an awesome landing page or have quality traffic and lots of it.
     
  3. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    The only thing I can think of is maybe Bingads is fucking with me. I started a new account (this account) using $125 bingads coupon credit. I didn't use a proxy when I did this. I simply cleared my cookies and cache.
     
  4. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    How does that explain the 500+ click difference, though?
     
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    ekoee Junior Member

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    It's not bing. You should track all your clicks with prosper202.
     
  6. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    first of all dude, i dont think you will ever make money if you get paid from the 3rd page sign up, 2nd is max i hardly doubt that , second clicks are way too expensive, you should try some long tail keywords which are cheaper and promote with on the firs page sign up
    good luck
     
  7. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    I still don't understand how Bing and Peerfly can be off by so much, though. Bing reports xxx and peerfly is reporting xx
     
  8. indigo69

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    Peerfly might track only people landing on Page #3.
    Bing tracks ALL clicked outgoing traffic.

    That would explain the difference.

    Plus, at 1.25% and about $0.07 CPC, you will hardly make any money with this... - Try getting campaigns with minimum 2.5% CTR in the 1.xx position range.
     
  9. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    My average position is sitting at 1.79 o_0
     
  10. tankall

    tankall Junior Member

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    try to sing up to your offer and see if peerfly will count that lead? if doesnt count it and that mostly what happend that mean peerfly shave or hackers who hacking the tracking system stoled your earning
     
  11. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    Any other ideas? Since I paused my campaign 2 hours ago Bing has updated to 656 Clicks, a CTR of 1.27%, and my average position is sitting at 1.77. I realize the CTR still isn't optimal but It's certainly an improvement. My Peerfly statistics have remained the same. So now Peerfly is off by 604 clicks.

    I have emailed my AM to see if he has any idea what's going on. I'm looking to see if anyone has experience with anything like this? I don't think Peerfly is ripping me off, I've heard/seen nothing but good things from them.
     
  12. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    Not using prosper202 is your first problem. Take care of that first and then see what's up.
     
  13. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    Are there alternatives to prosper202? I'm not trying to pay $100/month while I'm already spending any and all extra money on learning as is.. ;p
     
  14. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    Also. How will prosper202 help me when I am just direct linking offers? ;p