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My first CPA $$! But it was incentivised...pls advise

Discussion in 'CPA' started by irie08, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. irie08

    irie08 Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I'm happy to say that minutes after firing off a bunch of emails, I have made my first conversions and profit! WOOT! :tee:

    Right now my conversions are at 26% :eek: so I assume I'll need to throw some junk traffic at it. Since it's Friday afternoon I am hoping that will give me some time to drop it before anyone questions it.


    However, there's a catch. I basically offered incentive a non-incentivisable offer. The particular lead was for a game, and only pays $1.15 or so per conversion. Now, aside from these fools emailing me back wondering wtf happened to the incentive...should I worry that they will contact the company asking where it is, and explaining what they were told?

    Any tips appreciated.
     
  2. especial

    especial Registered Member

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    Thats bad. Just ignore them.Tell me if they will do shit to get a small sum of incentives.But remember to throw junk traffic for ya cpa acc or u gonna lose everything.
     
  3. irie08

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    Well, I just posted a bunch more ads/requests at various spots that do not offer any incentive. I'm hoping that the ones who I offered the incentive to will say "fuck it" and then some more "regular" traffic will roll through over the weekend.

    I know it's pretty bad to push traffic towards a campaign this way but have others done this without getting in trouble? I really don't want to lose this network either...
     
  4. Young Money

    Young Money Registered Member

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    It won't last very long that way.

    If you enjoy watching your profits go up in your control panel, then that's fine. But you'll never actually see that money. ;)

    Find some incentive allowed offers to push.
     
  5. SuperLinks

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    What if he mixes in junk traffic with it? Or is it bc those leads will never convert to sales? Just curious.
     
  6. bert6911

    bert6911 Registered Member

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    As long as you are throwing some real traffic at the offer, and it converts for the Advertiser, you'll be okay...

    As with any method, if the traffic doesnt convert, whether it be BH or Totally WH, your either not gonna get paid, or get pulled from the offer...
     
  7. irie08

    irie08 Junior Member

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    Ok play by play update...

    Just posted a bunch more legit ads that do not indicate any incentive...and still people are knocking down the door lol. Sheeeit...shoulda done that in the first place.

    So anyways, it seems like this is a pretty good campaign and I don't need to fake people out with the incentive. I think the traffic is fairly targeted towards this niche and most of the conversions will stick. But I am up to a 36% conversion rate! Fak...

    Thanks for the input fellas!
     
  8. irie08

    irie08 Junior Member

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    Here's what I would tell my AM if he questions it...


    1.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Made posts on forums - opinions on new version features, asking for alliances (better controls, new game features, etc..things that make ppl want to check it out)
    2.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Made an automatic macro and ran it in several forum chat rooms to promote the campaign
    3.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Drew traffic through site and interlinked social networking campaigns that were focused and targeted, i.e. "auto twitter postings with cycling messages to targeted audience"
    4.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Drew traffic in through article marketing via interconnected list of niches amongst the social networking sites.


    And in the meantimne, the non-incentivised respones keep rolling in and I need to:


    Buy some cheap junk traffic from mturk or wherever...USE SAME REDIRECTED LINK as the incentised traffic


    Add new posts and make them into new DMR links - hold on responding until these set up and can mix up the referral source.


    That should do it.
     
  9. SuperLinks

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    That sounds like a very good strategy, I melt in a little junk traffic on those type of deals, as well as legit traffic. I don't do much incentivizing offers that aren't allowed to be. Keep us updated though on how things go.
     
  10. Young Money

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    That might work for a little while.

    When you offer people an incentive to complete an offer, they tend to input BS information. This is a huge red flag to the advertiser and basically tells them that you are offering it as an incentive.
     
  11. irie08

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    Why would they put bs info if they think they're getting paid?? Keep in mind it's basically a free download and I don't think they need to put in a whole lot of info.

    This was actually a game offer, and if they put in BS information, that's all the better for me I figure..right? I mean if they were go to try and complain and their information was fake, how would they have credibility in the face of the promoter?

    I'm not gonna sweat it and if the AM questions it I'll toss him the above elaborate shpiel about how I went all out with this campaign. Plus I think a lot of the traffic, incentivised or not, is fairly targeted and qualified.
     
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    I would also send legit traffic in addition to junk traffic.

    Even people getting paid will often input fake phone #s or addresses and if its a trial offer they will certainly cancel before the rebill.
     
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    Some advertisers are very strict, and even if you send junk traffic to lower the CTR, if the leads don't convert it's still a problem
     
  14. irie08

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    Well guys, understand there is no billing involved in this campaign. It works by allowing them to play a game, and if they want, they can purchase "extras" in the game to enhance it...kinda like afterlife I think. So no risk of canceled orders. They just want people to try the game I think...
     
  15. Team Zissou

    Team Zissou Registered Member

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    I've found that forums are the best places to get legit/junk traffic for free depending on what you want to promote. Use them to your advantage, especially ones that don't require you to register for an account in order to start posting. Good job on getting your first few dollars.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    I have a question.Is it ok to pay peoples to complete a incentivized offer?Will I get in trouble if the traffic comes from the same source like craiglist or kijiji.Also where can i buy junk traffic?thanks.
     
  17. Young Money

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    Check in your offer control panel and look for any rules that would prevent you from paying for leads.

    As long as it's an incentive offer, pretty much anything goes.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Ok thanks..btw do you know where I can buy junk traffic?
     
  19. Team Zissou

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    Just google 'junk traffic'. There are plenty of places to get them, but they're usually all automated. If you're looking to get a few thousand hits delivered to your site, I can deliver for a fee. All *real* people with the majority of them from either the US, Canada or the UK. Just shoot me a PM with how many hits you want, a timetable as well as a price offer.
     
  20. Young Money

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    Take a look in the services section. ;)