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I have 1200% CTR with CJ?

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by Saracin, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Saracin

    Saracin Registered Member

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    I decided to try driving traffic to a CPA offer with y4hoo 4nswers. Basically, I get paid each time someone downloads a certain program and signs up for an account. The affiliate link on my web page points directly to the download. I answered 10 question yesterday and when I logged onto CJ this morning, my stats are sales: 3, leads: 0, clicks: 12, imps: 1, CTR: 1200%, CR: 25%.

    This is the first time I promote a CPA offer, but I think this will raise some red flags for sure :eek:. I want to keep promoting the offer but I'm not sure what percentage I should try to bring the CTR down to. I'm not really sure how to bring the CTR down. I'm not even sure if CJ can see where the traffic is coming from or not :eek:.

    If I use an aff link that points to their website instead of a direct download, would that be safer?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. dexterfly

    dexterfly Regular Member

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    would you share what kind of techniques you used to trick the users to click on your links.
     
  3. zSpyderx

    zSpyderx Junior Member

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    Can you share your techniques?
     
  4. genie1

    genie1 Junior Member

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    No need to trick people ALL the time. With yahoo answers offering a good suggestion or advice will make you the leads/sales. I'm going to suggest you start redirecting the traffic through a wordpress blog so you can have legit referrers and no questions.
     
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  5. Saracin

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    Basically I looked for questions in y4hoo 4nswers where people were looking for something specific, then I just posted an answer saying you can find what you are looking for at www.mypage.com (Not my actual page btw). The people who visited my page got a message saying they would need to download a program to proceed. When they clicked the link to download the program, it redirected the request to a dummy site that I had setup and that site fetched the affiliate URL, which is a direct download. So the users were prompted to save the file when they clicked the link to download, without leaving my web page.

    The affiliate offer that I chose is related to the questions I was answering, so some of the people who clicked the offer might have found what they were looking for.

    Edit: So you think I should send the traffic to a blog that has a review for the software and offer the download link there? Would that be considered whitehat or would I still have to try to hide where the traffic is coming from?
     
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  6. Saracin

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    It's now up to 1500%...

    Do you think if I put up some fake ads to drive traffic to my page that would help?
     
  7. genie1

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    the problem is, unless the traffic is coming in at the same times as the conversions, its going to be blatently obvious you're trying to coverup something or buying traffic all of a sudden which isn't converting :D CJ seems (from what I've read mind you) to be pretty knowledgable with this stuff, so you have to out smart them...

    There's a plugin for wordpress mentioned somewhere on this forum, i just cant recall the exact name of it but what it does is you send your traffic through a pre-determined link to your blog, and when it detects the traffic coming from this link it will redirect them to a cpa or wherever you want, versus if you went directly, all you see is a blog with you ad on the side :)

    check it out!
     
  8. havokb8

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    3 out of 12 is not enough to guage roi. and you should be under the radar at such a low volume
     
  9. ddf1980

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    disclaimer: this has NOTHING to do with this thread

    You damn sure have a lot of stars havok! lol The animated ones are super cool.
     
  10. Saracin

    Saracin Registered Member

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    My CTR is 6400% right now... it only shows 1 impression still but 64 clicks. I thought the clicks are supposed to be less than the impressions, no :confused:
     
  11. donutking

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    That really is not good, I think your AM is going to send you an email soon or maybe CJ will. be prepared.
     
  12. Saracin

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    I only used the aff link and not the img tag that CJ provides, could that be why no impressions are registering? Will CJ care if I don't use the img tag because I'm not sure how I would add it. I just have a link to the affiliate download.
     
  13. fafala77

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    How many leads/sales do you consider under the radar?
     
  14. Saracin

    Saracin Registered Member

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    Good question, I can get more sales but I'm worried that I will be on the radar once I start scaling up method.
     
  15. zSpyderx

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    Oh man. You should be buying traffic at the same time and such to
     
  16. donutking

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    Go to cmather.com and buy some shitty untargeted traffic and direct to the links...that should help. its $1 per 1000 hits :)
     
  17. indexyoursite

    indexyoursite Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try displaying a banner everywhere using this code
    Code:
    <div id=blah style='display:none'>
    your CJ banner here
    </div> 
    
     
  18. Saracin

    Saracin Registered Member

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    What exactly does that code do? Won't CJ have a problem if I display that code everywhere?
    Or do you mean display it more than once on my site??
     
  19. dynamicvb

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    Just put the banner on a page and refresh it a few times. With the amount of impressions here you can do it your self and get it back down. You could also put the banner on a page and submit it to stumbleupon in the Internet section and you should get your impressions up in no time. Of course on this page that you submit to stumble break the automatic download.
     
  20. indexyoursite

    indexyoursite Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    CJ won't see that code. Display it twice on every page. Use a php include.