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Blackhat CPA method, need help! geotargeting! :(

Discussion in 'CPA' started by cal1990, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. cal1990

    cal1990 Registered Member

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    Okay guys so im basically stuck at the last hurdle trying to get my blackhat method to work.
    Im basically cropping email submit offers and designing my own content around it as an incentive for the user to give me their email address (i know nothing new)
    But ive put a lot of effort in to make sure that my referrers have been faked to look like they come from legitimate sources such as specific google search terms and i am also mixing in sufficient traffic to keep my conversion rate down to avoid suspicion,
    So everything is set up all i need is a email submit offer. So i go to a network pick an offer that i can blend in well with my page, i crop it and im set. Now the offer only accepts US traffic so i send it US traffic. I leave it overnight expecting around 300 visitors and based on the natur eof thre incentive around 100 submits.
    Wake up to find nothing has been submitted even though i received more clicks than expected at 366, so i check my network stats to find that all of my visitors have been redirected to a mature dating offer which has nothing to do with what my page was about...
    Im trying it again today with a different offer with a US based offer again...

    My question is do you guys who have had experience trying or using this method come across the same problems? what is the best way around this? im thinking if i dont see conversions today i may look at a content locker as that takes the geotargeting element out of it from what i understand as it presents offers based on your ip?

    Any ideas guys please share.

    Cal.
     
  2. iNetGrind

    iNetGrind Newbie

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    I do not condone what your doing, but as I'm registered on a black hat forum... eheh... Anyway, It may not be the case of something wrong with your cropping, ect... but the e-mail submit itself. Time and time again I have to tell people not to pick an email submit and push traffic to it before you test it. Grab one, clear the data out of a browser, go to your tracking link, and test the offer, if it converts, use it, if it doesn't, well self explanatory.
     
  3. cal1990

    cal1990 Registered Member

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    Yes well thanks for replying anyway lol, it complicates things when it is a foreign offer (most of the email submits are US and im UK based) Im going to try one today which has converted and i also ran it through browsershots which gave me some of what i wanted to see, some shots were different offers which can possibly be accounted for by the ips being outside the US.
    So your basically saying always try the offer myself through a US proxy to see if it converts before i send traffic? the reason i mentioned the geo targeting was that yesterday i used hotspot shield to view the offer it looked fine through a california ip address but when i reconnected it used an ip near the NY area and di not show.. hence why im using a different network today but we will see, i guess its just trial and error.

    Thanks.
     
  4. iNetGrind

    iNetGrind Newbie

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    When it comes to email submits, Always try the offer yourself to make sure it works., yep