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Adwords or BingAds for Affiliate Marketing

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by prescribed, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. prescribed

    prescribed Newbie

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    Basically, I did some research and I found out that Google Adwords doesn't allow affiliate marketing anymore.

    How about others like Yahoo! Bing Ads, etc. What do you'll use for affiliate marketing through PPC?
     
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    Whatever the network is, I will always recommend you have to have a landing page instead of direct linking to affiliate offers.

    Also note down that Bing Ads due to it's less competition is preferred, however the quality isnt the same as what we expect on Adwords, so it's a matter of personal choice and experience.
     
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  3. prescribed

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    I heard Google Adwords hit advertisers with affiliate links in their landing page with a quality score of 0/10. Is that still happening?

    Anyone with landing pages who has been running affiliate offers with Adwords successfully?

    What about Bing, does direct linking still work, or do you always need landing pages?
     
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    The payment threshold is very high on Bing ads, so if you have low traffic you may not see any cash for several months. Google pays almost nothing but pays at $100-
     
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    I think what you say goes for publishers, while I'm asking about adwords and Bing Ads, which is for advertisers.
     
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    Nowadays, Google adwords just suspend accounts direct linking to aff pages. Bing is less strict, and its traffic is not bad at all
     
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    don think google doesn't allow affiliate marketing anymore, but rather they do not wish to be linked to spammy-like 5-10 page affiliate sites. If your site/landing page is great and offer good content and value to the visitor, they would be more than happy to link those visitors to your site
     
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    Direct linking really won't work, you need to have your own landing page or implement some cloaking techniques.
     
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    Well, Your Account can be banned anytime if you are doing direct linking.

    Even if direct linking is allowed at Bing, still i will never suggest doing that.
     
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    In my opinion, Google Adwords is better than BingAds because I used Adwords and everything is ok. However, BingAds have some trouble with loading website. Now, I can not log in my account in BingAds; and it is poor for my Credit card acc.
     
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    It depends on the products. I've discovered that digital products convert better on Adwords and physical products convert better on Bing, But you have to test it. Either way, you need to create your own landing page and also try to capture the leads and get them into your email list.
     
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    THIS ^^

    It's not that Google doesn't allow affiliate advertising. Sometimes it's hard for GOOG to determine affiliate links from in-house links. Some of my best campaigns are run through HasOffers accounts...

    Goog is looking at quality score, CTR, conversion rates, competition, etc.

    If you are thinking of promoting an offer, do some research. If you see anyone promoting the same offer already, skip it. If the offer looks like shit and is the final landing page is a hack job hosted at gimmeyouremailaddress.webs.com - run as fast as you can. But if you see an offer that's final click is on a trusted domain, doesn't have hardly any affiliates running it, it's worth a test!
     
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    I prefer Google Adwords :) But of course, BingAds will also do.