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CJ and Google Adwords

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by vmazz, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. vmazz

    vmazz Newbie

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    I was having success with pointing some Google Adwords campaigns at some CPA Zip submits. Being a noob, I was very transparent, sending them to a landing page with buttons to drive them to the offer...

    Although upon submission, my landing pages were approved, Google did its thing and changed its mind after about a month and all the sudden gave quality of score of 1 and paused my keywords. Being ignorant, I simply improved the art work of the Landing page and directed to a new URL and voila, the account was up and running again and making me $.

    Well, after another round of this, being dropped to quality score of 1, improving page, reposting, I was eventually given a final warning that I would be banned on next infraction. So, I stopped all my campaigns. Now I'm obviously really nervous about running any type of affiliate offers through Google in any manner since I know once you're banned you're screwed.

    I'd like to promote some CJ stuff, but my question is how to do so without being banned by Google at this point? Obviously CJ's affiliate links look nothing like www(.)product.com, so you can't exactly direct traffic without a landing page. And even then, I'm real skeptical at this point of doing anything with PPC and affiliate marketing since I'm so close to being banned. How do all you guys making big $$ with PPC on CJ overcome this problem?

    I appreciate anybody who takes their time to write. Google Adwords has treated me very well over the years (with direct marketing of a business I previously owned, etc.) and I feel like I'm missing out by sitting on my hands right now with it. Thanks!
     
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  2. mo4damoney

    mo4damoney Regular Member

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    Bump, i would like to know this as well.
     
  3. n000b

    n000b Newbie

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    What about the advertisers that don't care about domain redirects? Drive your Adwords campaigns to your landing page and do a masked redirect to the advertiser's page.
     
  4. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    by building a quality page that google won't hate you for?

    write a product review, pre-sell it, whatever, just add more content then a button or buy page to the internet and google will stop slapping you.
     
  5. ppc_expert

    ppc_expert Newbie

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    May be you were promoting CJ affiliate offer with thin affiliat site. I was facing the same problem with all the affiliate PPC. Sudden quality score is big problem now.. Even you try with new domain name for same keywords, Quality socre is again Once.


    Best part is that now we have solution to fight sudden QS drop.
     
  6. Soulless

    Soulless Newbie

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    I never had any success with CJ, fucking assholes they are. I've never had a problem with Google though, go figure. :p
     
  7. nixnash

    nixnash Power Member

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    I was having similar problemw ith my quality score dropping again and again , and i had to change the domain name , register a fresh one...and so on..
    Here is waht i did ,
    I took had a site with full of articles , about year and year and a half old , with some decent rankings in google , created a landing page , removed the navigation on this particular page , and used it to run the campaign...and voila...I had a QS of 9 , afterwards.
    I realised , That google might be giving preference to old sites in adwords as they are old and have gained certain authority in google after a while...and these are not exactly 5 pages sites as well...
    Each page was for one keyword and one keyword only and had onsite seo done properly..
    Cant show you the url , as i am still using it to advertise on adwords...
    If this is something you dont want to try ,try to add moer pages , this will definitely dilute your %of leads...but it will be good in the eyes of google , and will not ban your account.

    I hope you find this useful
    Nix
    HIt Thanks if you find this helpful.
     
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