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Google adwords too expensive.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by darkman, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. darkman

    darkman Regular Member

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    I have an adwords account but i think its getting way too expensive to show ad in their network.

    Any other PPC that are good enough for an alternative?
     
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  2. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    You can try MSN or Yahoo.

    But if you target your keywords and campaigns correctly, it's not that expensive, and the ROI for Adwords will be worth it.

    I have campaigns that I spend $25-40 per day but make back $200+ each day.
     
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    @yukinari - sounds pretty awesome man... thats what im trying to get going.. a few campaigns doing just exactly that over 2 or 3 cpa networks... i handle adwords here at work, but since we are ecommerce we link right up to specific section pages..

    i have some good ideas and can easily SEO these, but not sure how to create landing pages
     
  4. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    The shocking part is that this campaign(and many others like this one) are Clickbank products.

    So if you think CB is dead, take my word for it; it's not.:D
     
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  5. stylesb

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    @yukinari - do u create landing pages optimized for your ads and terms?

    i would love to just buy a .info and redirect it to my affiliates lander, but im pretty sure its against adw0rds TOS...

    has anyone done this?
     
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    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    I would try msn, their clicks will be a lot cheaper. What is your adwords quality score. Try improving your quality score and your ad spend will drop.
     
  7. oceanman

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    how about the adbrite ?? i know their conversion rate sucks...but consider their CHEAP ppc rates...
     
  8. Yukinari84

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    Yes. IMHO this is the only way to make good money with Adwords today.

    With that said, I sometimes do use domain redirects for direct linking, but this is only short term and I do this to test a product or products only.
    I believe this is against Adwords TOS, so once they see your redirect, they will most likely pause your campaign and give you a warning.

    Since this is against Adwords TOS, use at your own risk.
     
  9. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    Adbrite has horrible conversions rates, but if you have a product that sells well, you can still make some nice payouts from it.
     
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    thank u very much, going to try this for a lil to make money to buy some quality landing pages
     
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    MSN or Yahoo are not likely to be cheaper than AdWords. Instead of looking for other networks, you would do better to improve your quality score and CTR.

    MSN and Yahoo cost me more and deliver very little traffic.
     
  12. Yukinari84

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    Why not just make some of your own now?

    These are some things that will help bring up your quality score:

    1. Include a Privacy Policy, Contact, Term Of Use, And Disclaimer pages
    2. Add an article or articles that targeted for your keyword term(s)

    Making just these tweaks will really increase your QS and decrease your CPC.
     
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  13. dmed123

    dmed123 Junior Member

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    I think saying Adwords is to expensive is wrong. If something is saturated on Adwords it's expensive.
     
  14. Keedev

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    You don't have to pay the average cpc that others are paying, however your ad placement will suck..

    You should design your own landing pages first. Once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad.. It's more tedious than it is difficulty wise. There are plenty of templates out there, but depending on what you are promoting, you should beef up the features.. If your promoting information, then it's not all that bad. Search around for different variations in a particular niche just to gather some ideas.

    You can get away with a lot of things as long as you are insane at copy. It doesn't stop at landing pages.
     
  15. oceanman

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    Yah...the super lousy conversion rates sucks..

    but we can make good use of the CHEAP JUNK traffic to drive more views:D
     
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  16. Keedev

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    You might also try their content network..
     
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    The New G00gle Shadow is coming out tomorrow,

    Can you tell me about the direct linking? How are they doing this without having a landing page?

    I would really like to know this without making a landing page, they say it's possible, can someone explain what the technique is?


    It can't just be redirecting can it?

    Thanks for the answers
     
  18. Yukinari84

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    It's using a Hybrid of the direct linking method. I'm not 100% sure how they are
    doing it, but there is automated software involved, some I'm sure there is some type of
    landing page/redirect going on.

    It looks like it might be also have CPA and Adwords methods which wouldn't be surprise since Chris has been talking a bit about CPA in some of his other membership sites' content.
     
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  19. husker999

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    I have seen people using iframe to wrap the salepage instead of using redirect. But i am not too sure if it is against the TOS of adword.
     
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    Now that right there, is what am striving for!

    an ad spend of $20-$30 a day with a return of $200 on AdWords.