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Need a lifeline! Any help appreciated

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by yourface, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. yourface

    yourface Registered Member

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    Here is the deal. As I posted in another thread (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adwords/315596-picking-product-promote.html), I have promoted adult using Adwords since 2004.

    All was going well until my sponsor decided to sneak into the ToS that any card detected as pre-paid will automatically convert the sale from "Pay Per Sale" to "Revshare", in addition, weekly sale bonuses won't count towards those sales.

    The first wave was fine, this happened around Jan and I noticed it happen 3-4 times a month tops. A month ago almost to the day, they decided to use an even harder scrub on these cards which resulted in a loss of roughly 60-70% of my sales. It may be even worse as I re-started this week to test it out, and 80% of my sales were rejected. I wasn't doing a thing wrong, haven't changed my traffic, keywords or landing page in months, and sending sales to the same site for about 5 years now. I didn't scam, I didn't push a "sign up and then cancel" routine, so to slip this in and not tell people was shitty.

    Ok, with that out of the way, they were one of the more trusted companies in adult, so now I am apprehensive about starting a new campaign anywhere else at this point. That leads me to where I am now.. a few hundred in CC payments due a month with next to no income except for the 100 or so I make from my blog network so far :(

    I need to essentially 're-start' my adwords campaign with little left on my credit card balance to play with, so I need to do it right. Here are my current steps:

    1. Create a new account with as much of an opening balance as I can find. Right now I am looking at https://services.google.com/fb/forms/yourbusiness/ , if I get that, will a $100 coupon stack?

    2. Somehow find a new product to promote either regular or adult - this is the very hard part as I haven't a clue where to even look in non-adult.

    3. Since I'll have a padding, increase my CPC at a rate much higher than the 0.07c I'm used to so I can earn CTR which helps QS. Slowly bring it down.

    4. Profit?

    I mostly need help with steps 1 and 2. Does a coupon stack with that offer? If so, does anyone have a nice $100 they can slip me as charity?

    As far as finding a product, can people tell me (or pm me) what works for them? I obviously don't expect specifics by any means, more of a nudge in the right direction. This may be even asking too much, but like I said in the other thread, I don't even know if I should push products, software, e-mail requests, etc.

    I don't like begging for help, I hate it in fact, and don't really expect an expert to throw me on their back. More like pull me up and maybe dust me off? Maybe give me a slice of bread and water? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. adsterhome

    adsterhome Regular Member

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    Can you tell the name of Adult programs did you use ?
     
  3. yourface

    yourface Registered Member

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    Yea, I'll PM it for now. Don't want to call them out publicly. Like I said, been using them since 2004 and know they're stuck between a rock and a hard place with this. If they're not making a dime on pre-paids, it's hard not to do something about it.
     
  4. JB2003

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    1. No, they won't both stack, you would need to open 2 separate accounts. I have used multiple coupons on the same account, but only when G mails them to me which is usually months (years?) apart.

    2. There are tons of products to promote, just read the forums. Maybe try CJ (commission junction), which seems like a nice entry level affiliate.
     
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  5. adsterhome

    adsterhome Regular Member

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    CB is almost banned by GG, you should try CJ. I think so !
     
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    JB2003 Registered Member

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    Good point, I haven't used G together with CB in years.
     
  7. yourface

    yourface Registered Member

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    Do you use Adwords with CJ?
     
  8. JB2003

    JB2003 Registered Member

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    I haven't used Adwords at all in the last 6 months or so, but I have used them with CJ in the past in a very limited capacity.
     
  9. adsterhome

    adsterhome Regular Member

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    You should try some CJ products. When you got sale from some of them, concentrate to promote that products. You will have profit !