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Making Money with Ad & Traffic Arbitrage

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by se900se, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    sir , please - any recommendations?
     
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    Hi, Thanks for such an awesome thread. I have an experience in arbitrage.

    1. What kind of niches are you into?
    2. What kind of monetization are you using on your site to make money back which you are spending on ads?

    Thanks
     
  3. se900se

    se900se Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Traffic arbitrage is monetizing traffic from your site. You are right, anything is traffic arbitrage that relates to getting traffic and selling it. Buying it is one of the options, but not necessarily the only option.

    I'm not planning to argue with you what arbitrage is.

    You already doing it, but I agree to disagree.

    Most of "low" price traffic is a low quality traffic which is bot or untargeted, which is harmful for business.
     
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    In your original thread you said you used adlatitude for cheap traffic
     
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    If you do Facebook ads correctly, you can generate less then .01 clicks. My best month using this method was $18K earnings from about $9K spend. A 50% return on my investment. I begin to staff up and create a business around this. October - December were great months and I begin to generate more and more traffic. Then on December 31st, Facebook banned my ad account. The reason wasn't clear. I opened up a business ad account, and basically begin all over again.

    Then when I just begin to gather speed, In April, Facebook began taking longer than 24 hrs to approve my ads, and sometime not at all. The reasoning was very poor and it was hard to get help when ads were not approved. Since the low clicks were based on viral timely news, if my ad got approved after 24 hours, I ended up paying over $.01 per click and could not generate a profit from this.

    I have fired my staff and slowed down a bit. I now just build my fan pages (one with 159K and one with 184K); and promote links to my website and earn off the traffic that trickles in. I suspect as I get closer to the 200K mark the traffic would be better. I might run an occasional ad, when I know i have a hot story and make a few $100 from that, but nothing like the end of last year.

    I am monetizing by using one CPM network that pays me about $6 CPM, Revcontent and Newsmax media.

    If I can arb traffic from somewhere that is more reliable than Facebook that would be cool, but I would have to be able to get quality cheap, which is just not out there. I would probably need $.008 to just break even.

    Any suggestion or should I just continue building my fan pages and sending traffic that way?
     
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    What GEO is the traffic? Guessing it's not US since you need 0.008 cpc to break even? Give me more details about it and will advise you how to maximize monetization. Lower CPC than that is quite hard to achieve for Tier 1 countries. For Global traffic that's a lot.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. It's 98% US traffic. I earn basically in total from all my ads, about $8.00 per 1000 views, therefore slightly less then a penny gets me even and .0079 gets me profitable. I was able to get a ton of stories on facebook even at $.004 but those days are long gone....maybe. I will try again in a few weeks.

    But besides SEO and free traffic, I don't think there is any place to buy traffic that cheap. My other alternative would be to index my stories more and get 3 or 4 pageviews per visit. Currently I'm averaging about 2.

    -Capp
     
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    When you can't go any lower with cpc, then you gotta make more with what you get. You can do better than $8 with US traffic. Try different companies, different methods. It's all about testing. Break down your article to pages so you get max amount of impressions/ad exposure.

    Go aggressive with ads. You can't make your website look nice and expect profit. You want your visitors to click, not feel good :)
     
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    Hey, which ad networks are good for arbitage?
     
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    Which niches will get the highest cpm or cpc?
     
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    omg you seem to be a great expert? very cool advices you give
     
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    Hey, I am glad its useful!

    1. I prefer women niches, makeup/beauty/fashion/moms
    2. CPM/CPC/Sponsored Content. Nothing unusual or magical here. I did try CPA recently but not sure it's working as good as I was expecting.
    The point is not just to buy any traffic, but to get the traffic that will like your content. If you pay 25 cents per user, but he comes back your site 5 times (or more) you can consider this user to be 5 cents (or less).
     
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    Not sure what your niche/site is, some more info on your profitable days would actually help to understand your situation better, but as an option you may want to try to monetize FB traffic by sending them to your Instant articles (instead of directly on the site) and use your ads in the Instant Articles or use the Audience Network (so you monetize FB traffic with FB network) or run Audience Network along with other networks through DFP and have DFP units on the FBIA page.

    I was never banned from FB ads, the worst case that happened to me is one of the ads wasn't approved.
     
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    How much is the Roi?
     
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    Hi,

    A couple of questions. Alwyas wanted to start with arbitraging, just don't know where to start
    1. Do you just copy content from other sites or create your unique content?
    2. Does it work with any niche you select? Would it work with VIRAL, ADULT?
    3. Do people come back to your site organically after they visiting your websites for the first time?
    4. Does it work with Adsense? no banning? If yes, do you mind sharing ad networks which did not ban you? As you mentioned "quality" banning should not be the case here. :)
     
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    Ok, I'm reading up on Facebook Instant articles now. I never used it before, but heard it's profi
     
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    50% - 200%
     
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    1. I have team of writers that are constantly working on providing unique and original content. Copying/stealing content is a short term and low quality business.
    2. It will work with both viral and adult, I just prefer to work with other niches.
    3. Not just come back, but become daily users. That's the whole point. Would you be back to the site which you like and find useful? Of course you will, that's why it is important to provide quality.
    4. Works with any network, you should be worrying about banning if doing any kind of fraud.
     
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    What? That's not what Traffic arbitrage means at all. Judging by the questions you've been asked looks like you're confusing a lot of people with this title.

    Other than that, your journey looks pretty cool! Best of luck to you.
     
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    1. do i have to copy past or spin the articles or write them myself "i'm not expert in English" ?
    2. what methods you use to monetize you viral website?
    3. what's the best native ad networks that works best for you (taboola, content.ad, outbrain...)?
    4. and the important thing is where to get free traffic 1 to 4 sources please ?

    And if you don't mind i have a website about dogs "viral content" i will send it to you and tell me what i have to do with it please , THANKS FOR SHEARING .