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How can I tell if my CPA network is shaving my balls?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by apexxxx, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. apexxxx

    apexxxx Registered Member

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    Yesterday I made $35 dollars with about 350 total clicks. Today my clicks were up to about 450 and I made $25. (I'm just doing email submits/surveys --- it works for my niche).
    Is this normal..? Or am I getting a trimming? And...is there anyway you can tell if they've begun to shave my shit?
    I hesitate to write what network it is because if they aren't shaving and I'm just jumping the gun, I don't want to be throwing that negativity out there. But just know it's a network that is highly regarded on this forum.

    So, yea, let me know!
     
  2. umerjutt00

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    Well if you're waking up with less hair on your balls than you had the previous night some weird shit is probably going on. But I doubt your CPA network is shaving it though, maybe your gf doesn't like the hair? You should confront her about this.






    srsly there is no way to know
     
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    You will Feel it dude...
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Yes exactly there will be an ice cold feeling around your Johnson, and then out of nowhere late into the night a dusky Oriental sex siren will enter your bed with a pair of scissors...

    But here is the dichotomy you will not know whether she has come to shave or just cut of your meat... and throw it away for the ducks to eat...

    Have you been shaved? Ask her!:eek:
     
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  6. apexxxx

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    Yea, she's had to pick a pube or 2 from her teeth before. But hey, haven't we all?
     
  7. apexxxx

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    You're lucky. You must not know the feeling. But may I ask, how did you get steelballs? They must be shave resistant..and that my friend..is what I desire.
     
  8. apexxxx

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    My conversion rate dropped from 12% to 6.68%!
     
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    Lived in Asia for 17 years you get hardened up in both ways!:p
     
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    IF you are running the same offers with same technique then there is something fishy. And if you are running some different offers then conversion rate changes with different offers.
     
  11. astronaut23

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    Mate, you can't judge your performance (money-wise and conversion-wise) out of just 2 days of stats. It doesn't mean anything. Come back after you brought a 1000 leads a week for 6 months. Then we'll see your CR and EPC and try to figure out if there's a problem.

    I know people always tell you they earn $20/30/50/100 a day, but they don't earn the same amount EVERY day. It's the average that matters. Some days you'll earn $20, and some $50, but at the end of the month it'll average out to, let's say $35 a day - just an example. It can also happen that you earn more money on day 1 than on day 2 with the same amount of clicks. This depends on your conversion rate that day and most importantly on the demographics of your traffic (which country are they from) for that day, because some countries have lower-valued CPA offers (the most profitable ones are, of course, US/CA/UK).

    Also, CPA networks have always shaved and they will continue to shave. ALL networks. It is necessary to stay profitable. Just keep working and pushing more traffic. If you're really unsatisfied with your results and you think you should be earning more with your traffic, test out some other networks and see how they perform.
     
  12. umerjutt00

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    As you have said that they were email submits and the drop of conversion rate from 12 to 6%, it definitely shows that either the advertiser or the network is shaving your balls. Try split test with same offer but another network.
     
  13. cobber

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    it's hard to say your network shaving you, because your conversion depends on many things and sometimes advertisers shave us too.

    The only way to check it is finding the same offer on others networks to split test that.