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What Do the CPA Networks want to see ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by daserpent, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    I am thoroughly confused and disappointed with my CPA journey so far. I would like to hear what YOU think the CPA networks like to see on a website before they approve you to join them?

    I have applied to maybe 7 best CPA networks so far and none of them have let me join them. If you have been able to get into networks like Peerfly, Neverblue,etc please tell me and others who are facing the same problem, How did you get in?

    I would appreciate if you could tell us in a lil bit detail about the following:

    1) What kind of a website do you apply with? ( huge blogs or old authority sites or website with a lot of traffic?)

    2) What do you put in as the "traffic sources" ?

    3) What do you have to talk about when you get a call?

    4) Does it really matter to a network if you aren't from US. Do US residents have an edge over people applying from Singapore or India for example?
     
  2. nerrvana

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    1) 3 years ago, I applied to those two networks NB and PF. I made a company website with flash...Five minutes of work...PF I did need to fax in ID.

    2) I put PPC as my traffic source, and also when i called them I said the same thing.

    3) They asked how long I was an affiliate-six months. They asked about Verticles, SEO, how much $$ I make. NB call was like 3 minutes.

    4) I have no idea. I'm from US.

    After you applied..did you call them up? I do that with all networks I am. I call them the same day. Remember to followup their questions with questions.

    Good thing is there are hundreds of more networks to apply to.
     
  3. nerrvana

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    1) 3 years ago, I applied to those two networks NB and PF. I made a company website with flash...Five minutes of work...PF I did need to fax in ID.

    2) I put PPC as my traffic source, and also when i called them I said the same thing.

    3) They asked how long I was an affiliate-six months. They asked about Verticles, SEO, how much $$ I make. NB call was like 3 minutes.

    4) I have no idea. I'm from US.

    After you applied..did you call them up? I do that with all networks I am. I call them the same day. Remember to followup their questions with questions.

    Good thing is there are hundreds of more networks to apply to.
     
  4. nerrvana

    nerrvana Junior Member

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    1) 3 years ago, I applied to those two networks NB and PF. I made a company website with flash...Five minutes of work...PF I did need to fax in ID.

    2) I put PPC as my traffic source, and also when i called them I said the same thing.

    3) They asked how long I was an affiliate-six months. They asked about Verticles, SEO, how much $$ I make. NB call was like 3 minutes.

    4) I have no idea. I'm from US.

    After you applied..did you call them up? I do that with all networks I am. I call them the same day. Remember to followup their questions with questions.

    Good thing is there are hundreds of more networks to apply to.
     
  5. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    Well this question has been answered about 1000 times. Next time, use the search feature.


    You're going to have a tougher time with some major networks if you're not from the US. Majority of the fraudulent guys are from out of the states. There are also other networks that prohibit people from certain countries. Take MB for example, doesn't allow India and China. Want to get into a network?

    Read their TOS.

    It's basically the blueprint. For example

    Code:
    Is phone verification required to become a publisher?
    
    Yes. If we cannot reach you by phone to have a simple discussion about your methods of advertising, you will not be approved into the network.
    
    Simple, get a phone # and pick up your phone. Better yet, call them first.

    Does it say they don't allow incentive traffic? Great, don't tell them you have incentive.

    Majority love organic traffic. Networks usually do not like social/cl traffic.


    No, you don't need traffic on your site. But if they ask or you tell them about traffic, try to be reasonable. I mean if you're going to say you get 100k organic traffic every month, be prepared to deliver.

    Theyre going to ask you questions on the phone like;

    Any experience?
    Be semi honest, if you're new, tell them you've been doing it for alittle less than a year, namedrop some previous cpa companies. If you're afraid of them checking up on your (which they most likely wont, then apply for a auto approve CPA network and use that)

    What are your verticals / are you interested in? (basically what offers you are interested in)

    Do you have incentive or are you planning to use incentives?

    I would say no, unless you really plan on doing incentives from the beginning.

    Are you with any other affiliate / CPA companies?
    Like I said, namedrop. Easy. Adsense, apply to auto approve CPA networks, name other PPC networks, etc...

    Can I see one of your websites/landing pages?
    How do you promote your offers? / How do you get traffic?
    How much traffic are you getting?
    How long youve been doing this?

    ETC
     
  6. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    Well this question has been answered about 1000 times. Next time, use the search feature.


    You're going to have a tougher time with some major networks if you're not from the US. Majority of the fraudulent guys are from out of the states. There are also other networks that prohibit people from certain countries. Take MB for example, doesn't allow India and China. Want to get into a network?

    Read their TOS.

    It's basically the blueprint. For example

    Code:
    Is phone verification required to become a publisher?
    
    Yes. If we cannot reach you by phone to have a simple discussion about your methods of advertising, you will not be approved into the network.
    
    Simple, get a phone # and pick up your phone. Better yet, call them first.

    Does it say they don't allow incentive traffic? Great, don't tell them you have incentive.

    Majority love organic traffic. Networks usually do not like social/cl traffic.


    No, you don't need traffic on your site. But if they ask or you tell them about traffic, try to be reasonable. I mean if you're going to say you get 100k organic traffic every month, be prepared to deliver.

    Theyre going to ask you questions on the phone like;

    Any experience? How long youve been doing IM
    Be semi honest, if you're new, tell them you've been doing it for alittle less than a year, namedrop some previous cpa companies. If you're afraid of them checking up on your (which they most likely wont, then apply for a auto approve CPA network and use that)

    How are you intend to drive traffic
    Put whatever you like. They like organic / SEO, and PPC, Avoid any social traffic or CL traffic

    What are your verticals / are you interested in? What are do you usually promote? (basically what offers you are interested in)[/b]

    Name some shit, Email Zips, Address submits, Free trials, insurance quotes, etc...

    Do you have incentive or are you planning to use incentives?
    I would say no, unless you really plan on doing incentives from the beginning.

    Are you with any other affiliate / CPA companies?
    Like I said, namedrop. Easy. Clickbank, Adsense, apply to auto approve CPA networks, name other PPC networks, etc...

    Can I see one of your websites/landing pages?
    How do you promote your offers? / How do you get traffic?
    How much traffic are you getting?
    How long youve been doing this?

    ETC