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Direct Linking on Content Network - Who does it? (Any Adwords Pros out there?)

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by blackhaze, May 27, 2009.

  1. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    I am reading a lot about that it is possible to direct link on content network.

    The idea is to put a bunch of CPA banners up, and then just the affiliate links like yczayc.com/12652 as Destination URL.

    As of now, i never did this because i always make a clone with my own tool (affiliate hijacker) to have a landing page because i am concerned about quality score.

    As i understand, there is ALSO a quality score on content network which decides how good your bid is for what position?

    See here:

    http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50685

    The problem is, on Content there is NO WAY to see this quality score. Now, people say all the time direct linking is possible. But i need to know whether its not only "possible"...but whether there is a disadvantage, even if it "works". The worst thing which can happen is that direct linking actually works, but your ads are pretty much never showing because you use an affiliate URL/redirect as destination URL and "internally" Google tells you your quality score sucks?!?!

    Does anyone actually have real life experience using CONTENT NETWORK (keyword based or placement based)...with a landing page...and direct linking compared? Eg from CPA networks using their URLs, things like that.

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    isnt it funny if you do a google search because you have a question and you get YOUR OWN posting on BHW :)

    I am still unsure and would like tips. Because i can very well direct link on content network
    (with advertiser URL and afflink as destination URL)....and adwords doesnt complain. But i dont know whether my ads will ultimately show because i dont see QS on content network.

    Some people say they make 6 figures JUST by direct linking...?!??!
     
  3. megaw

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    QS plays some role on content but it is far less important compared to search. Placements seem to ignore it completely from my experience... You can still get away with murder on placements.

    Oh yea I direct link almost everything because I'm lazy and it works most of the time. If not i use a script to pull content based on the KW and either iframe, cloak or use a js redirect to feed the bots.
     
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