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CPM Traffic Arbitrage

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MetalMan390, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. MetalMan390

    MetalMan390 Regular Member

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    I've been doing a lot of reading on CPM traffic arbitrage over the last few days and have some questions. Just to be clear, I am NOT considering doing this with adsense.

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    Firstly, I am confused as to what type of sites people are using for this.

    It sounds like some people are doing the CPM arbitrage model with an authority site that already has a good amount of traffic and clicks, but they are using the junk/bot traffic to water down their CTR and up the impressions for a higher payout via CPM. The people doing this are just trying to make more money on a site that is already making money. I don't fit into this category.

    The other way I've read this method being used is on sites that look professional but aren't getting any/much real traffic. Then they send a bunch of junk traffic (like maxvisits or bot traffic) to the site and somehow the ad networks turn a blind eye to their shitty performance and pay them anyway. Are there really any ad networks out there that don't care that your traffic is producing zero clicks and pay you anyway on the CPM rate? It seems like lots of people are claiming this is the case, but I don't want to sign up for a bunch of networks only to get banned. Any info on which agencies might "look the other way", please send me a PM!

    Can this method be done on the second type of site? For instance, buying a $75 site on flippa that has unique articles and a fair amount of content but has little or no real traffic?

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    I've read that redirect and referral hiding scripts are necessary to pull this off without getting banned. The referral hiding script hides the referrer of the traffic source, but the redirect script, that's used to rotate the page on site that the user visits when they reach your site to make it look more natural? Where can I get these scripts?

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    I've read that some people who are doing CPM arbitrage with junk traffic and low (or zero) CTR might have a lot of advertisers running ads on their site in the beginning, because they are testing the site's performance, but after a few days they realize the site doesn't convert for them and soon you aren't getting many ads displayed on your site. This makes sense, but as I mentioned earlier, some people are claiming to be using networks that "look the other way" regarding your traffic, and this is not as much of an issue here. Is this the case? Are there ad networks that allow this to occur and your ad volume will not drop after a few days/weeks?

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    What is the risk involved here? I mean, you spend all that money on traffic and your ad network owes you a couple hundred dollars or whatever, and then they find out your traffic is garbage. What are the odds they just keep your earnings, and you lose your money invested in traffic? How long is typical before the ad networks payout?




    I don't want to sign up with the wrong network and get banned or make some rookie mistakes that will get me banned. Acquiring the traffic seems to be the easy part, but finding the right ad network that will look the other way is the part that I am concerned with. Please, by all means, PM me if you know of some good ad networks to use.
     
  2. undint

    undint Newbie

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    I've thought a lot about CPM arbitrage and think it might be worthwhile to play around with it.
     
  3. MetalMan390

    MetalMan390 Regular Member

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    Me too. I want to jump into it and give it a try, but I'm afraid of losing my money spent on traffic if I get banned by the ad network and they don't pay.
     
  4. MetalMan390

    MetalMan390 Regular Member

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    Bump... anyone??
     
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    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    You can test on a smaller network at smaller scale i.e just hitting their min. payout and see how it goes?
     
  6. stroz

    stroz Newbie

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    Tough game to play in...you have to mix good with the bad and yes you always risk a non-payment which sucks since networks typically payout net 30 or net 45 and usually traffic is pre-pay :-(