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Noobie question on CPA

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Jack Doug, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Jack Doug

    Jack Doug Newbie

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    Just a question that got me pondering.

    If I have a website that does CPA by collecting emails, wouldn't it be simple if I pay some money and employ someone to key in emails and then, I can profit from the difference?
     
  2. simmo

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    There's lots of reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea.

    First of all, you need to take into account that a certain percentage of leads will be scrubbed by the advertiser/network so working out how much you could afford to pay someone wouldn't be as straightforward as you might think to guarantee a profit.

    Secondly, all the emails would be coming from the same IP address - i.e that of the person that was entering from you. This would be a big red flag on your account.

    You'd also be getting a stupidly high ratio of visits to email submissions as unless you're sending lots of other traffic the only visitor to your page would be the person entering the emails.

    Also, where would you get your list of emails from? Whatever your source it's unlikely that any of them would convert for the advertiser since they hadn't explicitly entered their own details to get whatever is on offer.

    Even offering payment to the person entering their own email isn't allowed unless it is an incentivised offer, and even then cash incentives aren't always allowed.

    You also need to remember that a lot of CPA offers are geotargetted to the US so you'd need some US IPs to even see the CPA page. Proxies are a possible way around this, but having all your forms submitted via proxies is another huge red flag.

    In short, this sounds like a sure fire way to get yourself banned.
     
  3. Jack Doug

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    This can be a hit-and-run make money method. Just use a different site everytime.

    In summary, is my method still possible?

    Sorry, pls pardon me for being the noobiest of the noobiest but I do need expert advice from people like you to enlighten me on CPA!
     
  4. Grizzy

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    Wrong! This is the biggest issue with faking leads. Of course it's your problem. If none of your leads convert, the advertiser will contact the CPA network and you wont get paid. Period. I've seen it happen a million times. I repeat, if your leads don't convert, you won't get shit!

    What you are talking about can work on a smaller scale. If you spread it out across numerous offers on multiple networks, cover your tracks properly, and most importantly, mix your fake leads with real ones that actually convert. Of course, if you can send real leads, imo you are just better off trying to scale that up, rather than wasting your time filling out your own offers (or paying someone to do it for you).

    Just my $0.02