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My Adwords/Clickbank Journal - GTF in here!

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by MaxPowers, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    A little background on myself... I made my first $100 a day from a CPA Gateway company who's name is not allowed here. This was by posting youtube videos pointing to my site for people to watch Avatar for free. I actually made my first $100 on Christmas Day! Well needless to say, youtube banned all my videos and accounts and I was back to $0 a day within a couple weeks.

    I got people here to post videos, more than I use to have posted, yet my earnings never came back to what they were. I've been applying like mad to CPA companies, after buying BHCB, but never used the script.

    I signed up for a few blackhat OK CPA companies on BHW as well as all the popular ones. I have a few sites already so getting in was no problem. I posted job ads on craigslist and sent people a verification offer saying I needed them to conform their identity for $1 before my company spent $66 on their background check. It was all I could come up with at the time.

    I got 4 people to complete the offer out of around 100 and got $80, which is still in my account at one of those networks. However, right after I started the next campaign, the offers expired and I was screwed. Decided to do this the whitehat way, and try to make a living out of it.

    I have some money saved up, and a large tax return coming next week, and decided to take the plunge into PPC to CPA offers.

    I was so scared due to all of the advice here and other forums being, get ready to lose a ton of money when you start. Well I'm ready, come watch!:p
     
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  2. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    DAY 1 and 2

    I started my very first adwords campaign yesterday.

    5 text and 2 image ads promoting an ebook on clickbank. I have many CPA accounts, but I'm promoting clickbank due to everywhere I've read saying it's good for newbies.

    I'm an idiot and started an adwords account without a voucher months ago, and now I can't use vouchers.

    So I had to start with my real money:eek:

    I put $100 into my account, and set it for $10 a day, expecting to blow through that with no sales.

    Today I got 84 clicks from adwords, and 58 clicks to my offer from my landing page. It says 2 people clicked submit to clickbank, but only 1 sale for $18.

    Horrible sales ratio I know, but I'm pretty damn impressed on my CTR from my first landing page!

    Today, I only spent $4 on those clicks, so I guess that's a profit of $12:D
     
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  3. Dyane

    Dyane Newbie

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    Why don't you make another adwords account using coupon, for backup and testing
     
  4. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    Are you allowed to have more than one adwords account?

    If not I have to use proxies and clear cache and cookies each time I sign into it, so I don't lose my real one... right?
     
  5. darkmarth

    darkmarth Junior Member

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    You still made a profit on the first day though! Thats actually pretty exciting :) Hopefully you'll have a better CTR tomorrow! Best of luck!
     
  6. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    beginners luck :p

    JK

    nice to see you did well with that thing, just remember to keep testing and stuff. I wouldnt suggest you try and and make a new adwords account, why run the risk of losing your real account just to save $100.
    I have heard its pretty darn tuff to start a legit adwords account again if you get banned.
     
  7. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    Thank you for the advice.

    And I think it's beginners luck too.

    And I just bumped up all my converting keywords, so I expect to money to start pouring out of the account. lol
     
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    thesmashge Power Member

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    I will be following this thread...I am impressed with your effors of sharinf the test results with us....

    These kind of threads(if done honestly) add real value to the forum than the loods of crap ebooks that waste everybody's time.
     
  9. MaxPowers

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    Thanks thesmashge.

    So far today I've turned off Adwords auto using my top converting ads, as I added a few and want them all to get a fair chance before I cut some.

    I'm not going to log in to Adwords till later tonight, otherwise I think I'll change something instead of letting it go so I can get some statistics.:p
     
  10. MaxPowers

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    Lots more clicks today, now that I upped the bid on a few of my keywords...

    But no sales today!

    FUCK it was beginners luck! lol
     
  11. jellyfish

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    You can have more than 1 account and google allows it.
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    That's true as long as you have prior consent to manage multiple accounts from G.
     
  13. MaxPowers

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    Who do I email? Do they have AM's? :p

    I was thinking there had to be a catch, as otherwise, why would ANYONE not just buy a $60 voucher for $6?

    No sales so far:confused::( Full report of day 3 in the AM.
     
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    DAY 3

    I spent 11.91 for 218 clicks.

    154 went from my landing page to the offer.

    And 0 sales.

    I seem to be pretty good at getting people from my landing page to the offer, so I'm going to blame this on the offer. ;)

    Might be time to try a new niche...

    FIRST LESSON LEARNED!

    I'm using bloggers at the moment to gauge whether I want to buy a .com.

    Wait at least a week before you buy a domain for a niche that you think is working!

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I bought Mass Effect 2 yesterday, so I didn't really do anything but up some bids in the day.

    I knew Commander Shepard would pull me away from work!

    Today's goal, is FIND ANOTHER NICHE TO PROMOTE!

    I'll still keep this one up for the next few days, If I go a week without sales, I'll can it.
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    That usually means using the MCC or being a certified Adwords Professional.

    On the other hand, if you plan on doing anything that could get your accounts banned, I wouldn't bother linking them together or using the same credit card to fund them. ;)
     
  16. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    IT'S OFFICIAL!!!

    I'm losing money!!:p

    As of right now, my ads cost more than my 1 sale so far!

    Still wondering how I made a sale off of 30 hops, have had over 200 since, and no sale.

    WTF
     
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  17. Billw

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    You can have as many adwords accounts as you want, with Googles blessing.
    Go to Googles "my client center" and apply for more accounts, be sure to check the box that the accounts are for ADWORDS only.
     
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    dulcolax Newbie

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    imho, cut your losses now. That niche doesnt seem to promising.
     
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  19. MaxPowers

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    I'm going to give it a week. Tweak it some more, and see how it goes.

    I'm going to start other campaigns in the mean time, if one takes off, you can bet your ass I'll be turning the loser off. lol
     
  20. siberia77

    siberia77 Registered Member

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    Thanks for sharing Max, great read so far. I think you are right to give it a week, you need a good sample of time & data to base your decisions on :)
    Good luck!
     
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