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POF users are so cheap! Impossible to get conversions in the weightloss niche

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mikie46, May 13, 2014.

  1. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I can get 5 conversions from Bing with less than 40.00 spent on a daily basis. Sometimes is 9 and even 10 conversions @ 50.00 a pop.

    Iv been running the same weight loss offer on POF for awhile. Over 500 clicks to my landing page, not a single conversion.

    Do these people have any money? Seriously, i cant think of any other reason why i havent seen a single conversion in 500 clicks.

    Iv sent them to 2 different landing pages that iv used for Bing. I know those landing pages convert. I can get 5 - 10 conversions a day for under 40.00 spent yet i dont even see these POF users clicking out from the landing page. Iv sent them directly to the offer. Still a no go.

    On the dating side iv tried 3 different offers. One from Neverblue which is suppose to convert and is the #1 dating offer there. Not one signup. The other 2 offers were from C2M. Still no conversions. Spent around 450.00 now in total without a single conversion from all offers. WTF!

    What are these people into? They wont buy weight loss offers and they wont signup for dating offers.

    Impossible to get a return here. Unbelievable.

    Has anyone had success with weightloss offers on POF?
     
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  2. Reyone

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    Why don't you just simply move away from there?
    You already have extensive knowledge to prove that those offers are not working in that segment. Move and try it on others.
     
  3. mikie46

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    Still testing and hoping mate.
     
  4. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    I'd be canning POF and scaling the shit out of your Bing campaigns if I were you
     
  5. seocrab

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    Isn't POF for people too cheap to use Match etc? Not a great target market for an ad campaign. Stick with what you know works.
     
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  6. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree, thought i would try an alternate source to bing. Guess i have to move on to FB ad testing.
     
  7. noseo

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    With Bing, people are signaling their intent with their search terms.

    With POF, people are goofing off on a free dating site.

    There's a reason search traffic is better than any other kind of traffic.
     
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    you better target and stick with dating and adult offers if POF is your traffic source...
     
  9. lagger

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    Unless your giving something away for free on POF then dont even bother. You are just throwing money away.
     
  10. berkay1907

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    Maybe you can offer them some free things and collect their emails for later. It looks like those people like freebies=) Maybe you can mail them some coupons later on.
     
  11. iPinner

    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    Question. Why don't you just improve your daily spendings on Bing to scale your campaign?
     
  12. tony_d

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    I would make the point that the type of person who uses POF is rather unlikely to spend money on... well, anything. :)
    For a direct comparison, have you tried across other dating sites (paid sites, perhaps)?
     
  13. CriminalMind

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    pof=plenty of fish and people needs fishes to fry(fuck) for free why would they bother with yr diet stuff men are there to get freee pussy and women are there to get free dick that s it (sorry for my language)
     
  14. mikie46

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    Because there is only so much traffic from Brazil. The offer is a CPA offer for Brazil. Tried scaling but the traffic is not by the hundreds unfortunately.
     
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    If they can't afford a date, they can't afford anything else!

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  16. mikie46

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    Yet there is that dude who claims he makes 500 p/d from dating offers on POF. His all over the net. Ever read his case study? Is it bullshit? Maybe so.
     
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    Don't think it's bullshit. I don't know but Dating ads work well and some guys are really killing it. You can check the official blog on POF for screens, so there is still money there.
     
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    Ye, they were killing it when they could show tits and bare chests. Nothing like that is possible anymore. Even showing a mid section on a guy or girl will not be approved. Cleavage, ass and skin will be dissaproved. What gets me is why POF is hurting their business. Think about it, if you cant show sexy images anymore whos going to advertise there? Less people are going to click on ads where the images have clothes from neck to feet. You see all the case studies of examples where people made a killing but that was before these rules were enforced.

    Here are some weight loss images i uploaded that were not approved after submitting them 3 times each

    823.jpg

    too sexual in nature

    34212.jpg

    Showing midrift?

    maria.jpg

    Showing midrift. Women in nightgown? Does that look like a nightgown to you?

    1239.jpg

    Showing midrift

    not like showing tits and ass, so what are they thinking?

    Here are some banners i made that got amazing CTR but not one sale as per my OP.

    banner-pur.jpg

    banner-brn.jpg

    goji-banner3.jpg
     
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  19. kegnum

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    The only thing I ever converted on POF were free sign ups, nothing that needed a credit card. That was years ago though. Sometimes you need to just let shit that doesnt work die... especially when you have a working method.
     
  20. YANNO

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    Ive made money with POF

    but i only did dating.

    Yes its true thats the rules are tight (they suck)
    Yes its very difficult to hit big numbers (over $500 a day is tuff)

    heres some tips

    1. you have to niche - BBW, Asian, Black, Latina etc.
    2. you have to find low cpm
    3. you have to make alot of campaigns that bring in small profit each
    4. your landers have to be good (there is a way to call out the visitors location, age etc)
    5. use POFpro for tracking (automates alot of the process)

    there is still money in POF & its an awesome place to test thing & to learn affiliate marketing.
    It just has its learning curve.

    alot of big affiliates have left because of the rules & the inability to scale for big profit.
    But not because it doesnt work.