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Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by battlepope, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. battlepope

    battlepope Registered Member

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    Alright so I'm currently trying out an ewhore method involving users filling out an insurance quote form. This is my process: convince users to do the insurance quote form and have them click a link that takes them through my site to fake referrer and then takes them to the advertiser so they can fill out the form. Now, lets say i have 100 clicks and 80 of those people filled out the form. Obviously they are not actually going to be buying any insurance because they are not interested in insurance. However, I am receiving $10 just for them filling out a 2 page form. The advertiser stands to gain absolutley nothing from this. Now with a rate like 100 clicks and 80 actions do i need to be worried about my account being banned or anything like that? I assume they would start to get suspicious after a while but can this be circumvented by switching advertisers after making say $100? Also I do have a legitimate looking website with little articles and advertiser banners etc, so if they investigate the site they will actually see a normal website. Also my network is maxbounty, if that helps.
    P.S. By the way, just earned my first $20. Just saying this to let some of the newer members know that you can still make money on the internet without investing any money. All it takes is some hard work.
     
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    nesterdwarf Regular Member

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    Doesn't matter if you have a 'normal website'...an 80% conversion rate on a non-incentive offer will get you banned...simple as that.

    ND
     
  3. battlepope

    battlepope Registered Member

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    Hm, what is an ideal conversion rate? around 10% or something?
     
  4. counselor_X

    counselor_X Regular Member

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    Once the particular advertiser notices that your particular affiliate link is never converting, they will simply scrub every offer completed through your affiliate link. I guess it's possible to get what you can until each advertiser starts scrubbing, but then it *could* be likely that the network could ban you once that starts happening. Just my opinion though, not an expert on CPA.......good luck.
     
  5. premiumsource

    premiumsource Senior Member

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    Conversion rate is completely irrelevant to what you are doing. If the traffic is converting on the back end, it doesn't matter if your conversion rate is .0001% or 100% as long as they are getting quality on the back end.

    Once they follow up (Phone call, email, mailing) they will quickly realize that these leads were incentivized or faked. Of course, you could move from network to network or offer to offer and do it with a few leads on each offer or network, however you won't be able to do this in a long run. In other words, don't try to make a business out of it.
     
  6. battlepope

    battlepope Registered Member

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    Going from offer to offer would it be reasonable to expect to make at least $500 before receiving the banhammer? really just needing some startup money to invest in something more long term and residual.
     
  7. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    You may not get banned from the network immediately, but they will probably take you off of that particular offer.
     
  8. lurnme

    lurnme Regular Member

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    It all depends on how many are backing out, most of the lead based offers track that now. Most offers don't care where you get them as long as they make money.

    Really you should just talk to your AM and tell him what you are doing more or less. If he says no don't use them, if he says yes he will tell you when there is a issue and to move to a different offer. Just don't work for the big guys.

    You could also use an offer a bit more relevant. I mean if you can talk 5 guys into doing a 2 page insurance submit, you could possibly talk 1-2 of them into doing a free cc submit for some date site or webcam. They pay more so even though you would get less guys to do it might make as much.
     
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    golk75 Regular Member

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    Just buy junk traffic and lower your ctr, that simple
     
  10. FuryKyle

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    Lol, and then still get scrubbed in the end
     
  11. premiumsource

    premiumsource Senior Member

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    No that is way too much. You might be able to do it with one or two leads per offer or network.


    And what good will that do? CTR doesn't influence the quality of his leads which are crap since they are incentivized. However, there are offers that allow incentive, so might as well use them.


    Some of you obviously have no idea how to do affiliate marketing and shouldn't even do it.