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click through ratio for affiliate programs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ewind, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. ewind

    ewind Registered Member

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    can anybody tell what is click through ratio for affiliate programs and should it be high or low to get flagged?
     
  2. ewind

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    anybody???
     
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    you'll get flagged if its too high
     
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  4. ewind

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    Thanx Zwitterion i know what is ctr for adsense but i am confused about ctr for affiliate programs. so an you plz explain that
     
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    Zwitterion BANNED BANNED

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    i havent been banned myself until now..coz my clicks are higher in my cj account
     
  6. ewind

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    Thanx for the answer however i mean to say how is click through ratio calculated for affiliate programs?
     
  7. Zwitterion

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    i think its just the same for ppc programs.
     
  8. ewind

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    i would really appreciate if you can tell me the method (equation or formula) by which affiliate programs calculate click through ratio....thanx
     
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    Thks Appreciated!

    Most Affiliate Networks expect a realistic CTR of 2 to 5%. As an example, if you are cookie stuffing EPN, if you stuff 50 visitors, you would need to show EPN between 1000 to 1300 impressions (if you are using say their widgets) to look natural.

    Now, be careful if you are buying cheap traffic to cover your tracks, since most of cheap traffics wont actually register hits as they promise. So make sure you test before you do anything shady.

    If we are dealing with CPA Networks the same concept applies, you want a realistic CTR of 2 to 5%. Of course this applies to any blackhat thing you may be doing, like filling your own offers, or whatever.
     
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    Thanx isoripper i dont want to sound like a noob, but i am? can you also tell me what is ctr ( i am a bit confused)?
     
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    CTR = Click Through Ratio -> Its the percentage of ads clicked based on number of impressions. Take for example Google Adwords. If you ads get displayed on Google 1000 times (1000 impressions), and they get clicked 10 times, your click through ratio (CTR) is 1% . Got the drift?
     
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    Also what is the need to buy traffic to keep ctr low?
     
  13. ewind

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    can you explain this in terms of affiliate programs? thanx
     
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    If you are using any black hat methods to make money (cookie stuffing, used as an example above), you would want to send traffic so that everything looks natural. If you are generating clicks using BH (cookie stuffing), and the network sees you sending an unbelievable amount of clicks but no banner impressions, it wont make much sense will it?
     
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    From Google:

    "CTR is Click Through Rate. This is the percentage rate at which people click on your ad banner. If your banner ad is seen by 100 people but clicked by one person - then it's CTR is 1% or .01

    Similarly, if your ad banner is seen 100,000 times and in the same time period it is clicked 2000 times - then your banner CTR is 2% or .02 .

    This is how we calculate CTR ...

    (Number of Clicks / Number of impressions) x 100

    Example, for above case it would be -

    (2000 / 100,000) x 100 = .02"
     
  16. ewind

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    but it we are not using banners and we are only using text links do we still need to send traffic?
     
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    yea, text links dont register impressions, but if every single click gets a conversion it will defintely look suspicious, hence the need to send traffic to make it look natural
     
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  18. ewind

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    and if every click is not converting then we dont need to send traffic? isnt it??
     
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    There is no way for you to know if they will or not
     
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    thanks a lot..LOL.....you have been so helpful....you have a good day