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Should I go more blackhat?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by techn1k, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. techn1k

    techn1k Registered Member

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    Hello BHW!
    I have currently few similiar sites ranking on top of Google. Im using product locker from AWM and im using a "7$ dollar worth thing" as incentive. Product locker is set to 5 credits, so user need to complete 5 offers to get the prize. Most of them give up after filling out 1-2 offers(or none, mostly) but I had few completed orders. And after that I accually was buying the thing I was offering and sending to user. I was still profiting, as I got more $$ from completed offers, but on the other side my conversion rate is really low (2-3%). I created these sites sometime ago, before I joined BHW. I've done a lot of reading and I see so many people do fake stuff, so I started to wonder:

    1. Should I throw out the product locker from AWM and do just regular locker and give them nothing/fake? I assume my conversions would be much higher and I'd earn more.
    2. What are the risks of doing so? Do I risk getting banned from AWM and not receiving my payments?
    3. Should I get CLP or MCL to blank referer to be safe if I do so?

    Hope You can help me out! :)
     
  2. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    Conversion rates are relative. For highly targeted traffic where you just need 1 valid click to profit, 20% would be really good. For targeted traffic where you need real work (5 surveys e.g.) or cash from the visitor, 2% and above can often be considered good. For basically untargeted traffic, even 0.5% can be considered good.

    IMO, you have something that works, but you haven't figured out how to scale it up. Perhaps you can harvest an e-mail address as the first step before they fill out the offers. Then you can build up an e-mail list of people who like doing stupid stuff online to get free stuff. And whenever you get a new thing that you can have them do, give them another free thing. This is a business model of incent offers seen all over, where the key is to retain your customer and get them to keep turning your hamster wheel. Make enough with your e-mail list and maybe you can hire a guy to program the next popular membership site doing this.
     
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  3. lover

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    My question may be offtopic but can you tell me what exactly is AWM?
     
  4. techn1k

    techn1k Registered Member

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    Thanks for Your reply. The membership site was the first idea when I started, but then I got overwhelmed with the amount of work it would take to start project like that myself. So I decided to go easier way - content locking. I think building the list is a good idea tho.


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