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Newbie here. 1st post. I am in a panic! Offline CPA campaign to be derailed!

Discussion in 'CPA' started by blackbonnet, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. blackbonnet

    blackbonnet Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have recently decided to go "all in" into CPA lowest common denominator offers. I am totally inexperienced but I have design skills.

    My plan was to plug some $1000 gift card offers offline at the mall. I bought some relevant domain names and designed little credit card sized cards.

    I just joined several big CPA networks, with applications pending in several areas. The newest AM told me at the phone call that this kind of thing wasn't allowed. I didn't ask him & of course I went along. Now they are gonna BAN me or worse and I am not even out of the starting lane!

    I have KiLLER cards ready to print TOMORROW at a sharply inflated cost for the convenience, but I am ready to do it. I will be plugging 3 websites and have an initial order of 500 cards each website for Black Friday.

    Help me, guys! I am in too deep to stop now. How can I disguise the traffic? How can I generate some organic traffic?

    I am not typically social. I haven't logged into FB in months. Even then, my friend list hovered at around 100; local people from high school and my old scene, a few old work contacts...

    I don't know my next step. I know how to do domain redirects, but the problem is, (correct me if I'm wrong) I am not getting any traffic, per se. It is going straight to the offer with my referral code in there any time anyone hits my site.

    I need to legitimize this operation quick, or I won't be able to do my next campaigns. I want to do it right! HELP!

    What are your informed recommendations?
     
  2. blackbonnet

    blackbonnet Newbie

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    I am bumping my own thread for urgency... and thanks for reading, guys. I hope someone can suggest a course of action.
     
  3. VinBed

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    Try networks that are fine with it. Don't waste your time by promoting something in a manner that will risk you your payout.
     
  4. iPinner

    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    You should try incent traffic offers as your method is incentive.
    Also it's quite good idea if you have killer landing page and nicely designed cards - people loves it.
     
  5. FareszM

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    What CPA networks did you join?
     
  6. cmorrow

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    First off whats the absolute worst that can happen one network bans you okay......learn your lesson move on. It sounds like a honest newbie mistake. But most offers when you select to promote them they clearly say email,banner,ppc display,etc. With the network I would be honest and try not to hide anything that will make it worse. Eat the cost of the flyers they are pretty much worthless. why not buy a banner and send traffic to the converting landing page?
     
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    re-reading your post i missed the black friday portion its kinda of a good idea but it all goes back to will the network accept it.
     
  8. blackbonnet

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    I don't want to say right away. They are 3 major networks talked about here all the time.

    I am new and don't know the terminology yet. I am not offering any spiffs to go to the website. The offer itself is the incentive. Please help me out, iPinner. I though incentivized offers might be some small spiff or an "instant discount" or something. I read about restaurant managers giving a free soda to complete an offer while you wait for your pizza. That is obviously incentivizing. I am not offering anything but an enticing card.

    The cost of the flyers is too much to eat. I am interested in disguising some of the mall traffic in legitimate clicking. Hey man, how can I buy a banner real fast? I am asking for specifics. I want to plug $1000 gift card offers for Black Friday, specifically. Please give me some suggestions. I have never done any of this but I am determined to win! ALSO, what is the correct term for "flyering" so I know if it is allowed? Do they call it "display?" I have credit card sized business cards that LOOK like a credit card. They are super nice and I am very pleased with my unique design. I have 3 different cards that plug 3 different websites; NONE of which are set up yet. I thought that by spreading them out, maybe I could earn $2000 but it wouldn't all be from the same ad network and not on the same website. It is an attempt to hedge against total loss. I would be angry if I got banned because that sort of thing is permanent/limits future endeavors, but I am also STUCK because I only belong to 3 ad networks. I have to do it.

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    Thanks for reading, guys! Please keep the ideas coming. This place "got me into trouble." You guys can "get me out."
     
  9. WorkHardL0veLife

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    not sure if this will work or not but you can create a free weebly website.. you can design it so its just a text that says " click here " with a photo of the giftcard.. and when they click the photo it redirects them to the cpa offer. That way they just think your traffic is coming from the weebly site rather than what you're actually doing. * shrugs *
     
  10. blackbonnet

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    Thanks for your input, WorkHardL0veLife. I am looking into a mobile optimized landing page with a "Let's do it!" button. What kind of traffic will Weebly give me?

    Can anyone else weigh in on this? Am I likely to get any traffic from a free website? Am I likely to get banned by the CPA by the CPA ad networks? Please reply.
     
  11. FareszM

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    I don't understand why you would get banned..
     
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    Do it, you will learn from your own experience.
     
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    Quickly redirect your domains elsewhere?
     
  14. Plasma1

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    I love the creativity on some guys on bhw.
    I hope you got your stuff sorted. :D