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AdWords for affiliates

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by postage, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. postage

    postage Newbie

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    Dear members,
    I passed the AdWords certification program and want to practice my skills. Few weeks ago, I started my affiliate campaigns and I am a little bit disappointed about my results. Primarily I use CPA and Rev Share. However, I spent $45 and got only 22 leads and no "real customers".
    My campaigns are targeted to different countries and I use both, the Search and Display Network. I already called a Google AdWords specialist to optimize my campaigns, so I think my ads are not really the problem...
    Here are my stats:
    ~60.000 impressions
    290 clicks
    avg. CPC $0,14

    I really want to know your experience (AdWords and affiliate marketing).
    Please share some ideas.
     
  2. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on the affiliate niche. Can you share what type of niche you're promoting ?
    also, check where most of clicks came from, my guess, they came from the Display which is less convertible for certain niches
     
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  3. postage

    postage Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your reply.
    Search Network: 169 clicks
    Display Network: 126 clicks

    I deactivated all display network campaigns and try to run ads only on the search network a few weeks.

    My niche is binary options and forex. However, I have pretty good keywords with really low CPCs.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing your info. What was your avg ROI so far per customer?
     
  5. postage

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    Thanks for your help.
    Well, I have no FTDs, therefore no Return on Investment. That's why I am asking here...
    However, maybe I need more money to invest. The CPA is about $240, so I think it takes also around $240 in advertising to get the first trader with a deposit.
    What do you think?
     
  6. remshavin

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    OP,how you promote affiliate on adwords?do you cloaking the link?
     
  7. postage

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    Hello,
    no I only submitted my original affiliate link.
     
  8. remshavin

    remshavin Junior Member

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    is it still possible to submit original link buddy?can you share how you do it?:)
     
  9. postage

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    Hello,
    I tried to answer your message, but I need to have at least 15 posts to be able to send private messages.
    Well, there is no magic behind. Just create it. I never had a problem with that and as far as I know it is absolutely legal. The only thing you need to do, is to ask the affiliate site owner, if promoting on PPC sites is allowed.
     
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    Always use separate camapigns for display network and search - that way you can track everything and see what works for you.
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  12. wtgabc

    wtgabc Junior Member

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    Been there, done that..

    Direct linking to affiliate offers from search traffic is not the way to go (as far as my tests shown).

    In theory - Since the people are already looking for information about your niche/product they are easy to convert.

    In reality - the traffic is bare cold traffic, with a presell it's very hard (i mean it- Very) hard to get them to buy your stuff. yeah exceptions niches are there but still its very hard to sell directly to an affiliate offer right out of search traffic.

    You need to have a landing page talking (pre-selling) the product and then sending the traffic to the vendor via your link. that way you will loose some visitors in the middle but the one who goes through reading your review/lander and to the affiliate site is warm now..

    Give it a try and thank me later.
     
  13. postage

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    Do you know if there are AdWords coupons for existing costumers?
     
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    None that i know off. Only for accounts below 15 days .. And some coupons are like spend 150$ get 150$ free and like that.
     
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    postage Newbie

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    Ok, thank you for your response.
    I already invested $80,00 and only got one depositor. Let's hope he will convert soon (Rev Share).
    Looking at my reports and stats, I came to the conclusion, that I need to review my current strategy.
    However, thanks for your help.
     
  16. remshavin

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    thanks buddy,what you are promoting?can you give me your skype.i need some more info.
     
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    $45 is not enough money to set aside for testing.

    There are people who invest $3k into a campaign before profiting. ;)
     
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    I agree with this. If you need to see some sample landing pages pm me.
     
  19. wtgabc

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    I know you are asking the OP, however nothing hearts to see more example of landing pages from real life and improve. Would appreciate if you can Share with me as well. Being low on posts i cannot PM yet.
     
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    No worries PM sent to you.

    In fact here is a pre-sell landing page for all to see from the masters themselves: http://www.google.com/ads/get/ipower200/

     
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