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[HELP] Adowds/PPC with affiliate marketing

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shoaibahmad9999, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. shoaibahmad9999

    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    Any of you guys are using PPC / ADwords traffic for their affiliate sites ? I mean does the traffic really converts ? Or Paid traffic is only good for adsense ?

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  2. proweb

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    Google has really stepped up their game in AdWords over the past few years (which is why I'm migrating towards SEO). Anyway, here's my advice:

    Don't use AdWords to get visitors to AdSense sites. Google considers that arbitrage and will promptly ban you from AdWords for life.

    As far as promoting affiliate sites through AdWords goes, if you are sending visitors to a site that briefly describes the product and then gets the visitor to click on an affiliate link going to the website, Google considers that a doorway page and will ban you. The safest bet is to direct link to the website your promoting using your affiliate URL. Just be sure the website is compliant with AdWord policies and if so then you will have no trouble. And for those people who says Google doesn't allow direct linking to affiliate pages because of the URL redirect policy, they are incorrect. If needed I can point to the Google documentation stating this.
     
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    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    Thanks for the input :)

    Isn't it is better to directly link to our affiliate sites ? And my question was also that, does the PPC traffic really convert on affiliate offers, such as weight loss supplements ?

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    PPC traffic converts for affiliate offers. You'll get banned pretty quickly direct linking to controversial offers like weight loss supplements. If you want to sustainably do it, create a minisite (landing page, content, contact us, faq, tos, privacy policy, about us) and get it indexed before sending traffic so you at least have a decent QS.

    CPC is highly related to QS of your landing page, ad relative to the kw's being bid on.
     
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    Yes and no. Yes, because you own the website, can monetize it, and change offers on the site. No, because if it looks like a doorway page to Google they will ban the site.


    It depends on the keyword, competition, offer, etc. (much like it does with SEO, but yes the keywords on AdWords do convert very well. Although, you do have to pay for traffic so you have to weigh that into the equation.

    As for weight loss supplements, don't even try to advertise that on Google AdWords. Last summer Google changed their "misleading and inaccurate claims" policy to specifically include weight loss products. You cannot promote any weightloss product on Google AdWords now unless you are a doctor or unless the product claims to help you to get "healthier" through diet and exercise. Google strictly prohibits the promotion of the following:


    • Weight-loss products that claim a significant amount of weight loss in a very short time frame or without dieting
    • Diet products that specify a specific weight loss goal within a certain time frame
     
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