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PPC Arbitrage

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by cheeee, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. cheeee

    cheeee Newbie

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    So as many people already know PPC arbitrage; that is essentially buying cheaper traffic and sending it to higher paying ads and pocketing the difference is still somewhat alive and well...although many of the big networks such as adwords/ysm have changed their guidelines since around 2007...there are still big players in the market that continue to do this via second tier networks and vertical cpm networks. I have already researched various techniques and am working to build my own algorithmic software to do this at scale. Just wondering if anyone is currently doing this on these boards and has any thoughts/input they would like to share?

    It seems to me to be a purely mathematics oriented problem, if you work with the right networks and pass-backs between ad exchanges you can achieve the required spread.

    Anyone work with large datasets containing PPC information, bid-spreads and seasonal trends?
     
  2. cheeee

    cheeee Newbie

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    Nobody? Anyone using Advertising ( ) coms pub access as a publisher?
     
  3. jensen.ol

    jensen.ol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, I have done this back in 2009. I buy adwords traffic and direct it to adsense. When my account adsense reached $3k, I get banned by google lol. They say the business model is not accepted, however google still paid me the earning back then. I made around $2k for net profit.
     
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    affarmy Regular Member

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    Anyone who has an arbi model in play is not going to share info with you for obvious reasons.
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if the network doesn't accept arbitrage traffic, you can always try to cloak the source using something like cpa redirector. arbitrage traffic almost always results in negative ROIs for the advertiser on the back-end, so even if your (fake) traffic sources check out, you might eventually get banned anyway simply for low quality traffic later down the road. then again, it depends a lot on which networks you're working with. classic buy low sell high lol.
     
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    I am currently testing a model/method but I am just going to sprinkle it at the moment at a site that already has 200+ unique daily visitors from Google, so it is just probably gonna be unnoticeable

    And... I am not gonna tell about wot I am doing :)