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Is this a stupid question ?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by kokoloko75, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Hello everybody,

    Yes, I have a stupid question about CPA.
    I have an account in CPA company since long time but I've never used it.

    These days I am interested in promoting offers and methods to get traffic, but I asked myself a question :
    Why not just pay people to fill out offers at $10-15 ? And buy junk traffic to lower the conversion rate.

    With this way it's easy to make $200-400 per day, but it seems too easy...
    Ok it's not blackhat but barely scam for advertisers.

    Example : In my CPA company I've seen an offer type first page that pays $14.50 (others are around $3-8).
    If you find 50 people ready to fill out this offers for $4.50, you'll earn $500 net ; then bought junk traffic for $50 (...).
    You'll earn $450 net. That seems dreamy... I had to miss something ?

    If you feel it really stupid, feel free to tell me : "Are you stupid or what ?!"
    Thanks :cool:

    Beny
     
  2. nuclearrap

    nuclearrap Regular Member

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    no you are not stupid
     
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  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It will get you banned before getting a payout if it isn't an incentive offer. Any decent network would see right through your watering down of conversion rates since you're incentivizing the offer and the leads aren't legit. The leads won't be making money for the advertiser in the backend, so it's a losing proposition for all involved except the people you pay to fill the leads.

    It's tactics like this that force the advertisers to shave the hell out of legit pubs with legit traffic. We all pay a heavy price for people who send crappy lead quality.
     
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  4. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Ok, I understand.
    Thanks for explanation.

    It seemed too easy...

    Beny
     
  5. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Yeah, you'll be banned in about a day doing that. It's not the first time it's happened.
     
  6. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    What about paying someone for filling incentive offers? I mean the payout would be less but at least you are not messing up with the advertiser.
     
  7. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    The way I've been told is if it's incentive, then you can offer something...

    "Hey guys! Fill this out to win a gift card, I have 3 $50 gift cards to raffle off!"

    and get a mass amount of sign ups. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's allowed.
     
  8. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ^^^ Correct you are - there aren't many offers that allow cash incentives but something like you mentioned would work for certain offers. It all comes down to whether the advertiser is making money no matter what form of incentivization it is.
     
  9. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Redtide, you mean that the advertiser can know if offer filled has really been converted ?

    Beny
     
  10. Carlmarks

    Carlmarks Newbie

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    No man ur not stupid sometimes we all have some silly confusion but they are to be solved for us.