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Password protect file question

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gamingseo, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    At first I always just put a text file in the folder with the locked zip/rar that would direct people to visit that said URL to get the password, but recently I have been putting a shortcut file in the folder for the people to just open or double click to take them to the password spot. Was wondering what everyone else does and what they have found gets better conversions? I have been thinking lately that maybe I should have just put both a shortcut file and a txt file in the folder to increase conversions all along :/
     
  2. darkoltree

    darkoltree Junior Member

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    I don't think it actually matters? I think what matters the most is the content, how much do the people downloading it want it? I mean if you're urgently looking for something that works, and you tell them you have it, they'll do it anyway?
     
  3. BadyBoySEO

    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    Text file. When I get just a HTML link, I don't particularly fancy opening it up and ending up on some random page.
     
  4. undiesman

    undiesman Junior Member

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    Doesn't really matter tbh. It's the content that counts.
     
  5. crysis365

    crysis365 Registered Member

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    Text file definently, at the most time, once the user clicks on shortcut he will get the survey page. Though he can think that it's a pop-up virus :)
     
  6. SlappinDaBees

    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    I did a lot of experimenting with this actually and these are my results:

    Only shortcut file: 5% conversion rate
    Basic txt file (not telling them about the survey they are about to get): 7% conversion
    Shortcut file + txt file: 4% conversion rate

    Now this is a special one.. I started a legit download website that offers the real deal. I only include a txt file but with a well written text that explains that we will get money for the survey they will have to complete but that it serves as a motivation and that they in exchange will get even more quality downloads. This not only gave me a staggering conversion rate of 18%, but also resulted in returning visitors that did more downloads. But I guess this only works if you wanna build a legit download website. I also have to admit that the initial traffic is less than the other methods, because you inform them about the up coming survey, but it's definitely more profitable. BUT not suited for temporary landing pages