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Who owns the CPA companies?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by buzzword, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. buzzword

    buzzword Newbie

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    Since I began my own personal adventure in CPA marketing, I've noticed that when you sign up with multiple CPA networks, the application process in some cases are perfect copies on many different networks. It's almost as if the person who owns/runs CPANetwork#1 also owns CPANetwork#2 and CPANetwork#3.
    Although the websites look different, and may provide different offers, the basic functions are copied from one to the other. Is there any way to determine who ultimately owns these networks? And, if their are multiple networks owned by the same person?
     
  2. mrusman

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    They aren't owned by persons they are owned by big companies like the big cpa companies are owned by well known companies. The process is similar since its the industry standard. Whenever one changes so do all them!
     
  3. arbydar

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    Many of them use the same tracking software - I think it's called direct track, so they look very similar. For the most part though they are unique companies. Actually it's not too difficult for someone to start up their own cpa network with this software. I know a few marketers who have done just that.
     
  4. robbie foster

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    I am agreed with mrusman, like he said they follow the same industrial standards. Also try to notice one more thing that all the CPA networks based in US will have one standard form and will be different from CPA networks based in Canada. It is due to difference in their tax policies and industrial laws.

    Regards
     
  5. goins

    goins Regular Member

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    yes most of these networks run on directtrack, or one of the other tracking scripts.
     
  6. robbie foster

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    Can you tell me from I can learn more about direct track software or what if I want to buy one? Like how much it can cost me?


    Thanks in advance:)
     
  7. goins

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    well i wouldnt just go and start a CPA Network unless you really know your stuff and how to manage one. and its around $1,000+ a month to run with them
     
  8. buzzword

    buzzword Newbie

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    OK... thanks for the responses! So, it's basically a software program that they all use to run the sites. And, is there any way for someone to find out WHO owns the networks? I've heard too many times that you can start your own network, and have seen comments in the forums of those who have done this. So, how do you find out who the man at the top is?
     
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    ebikerz Regular Member Premium Member

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    How can I be CEO of GM? How can I be president? whay whay
     
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    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Exactly, you're going to need a bunch of advertisers with big budgets and the ability to recruit a bunch of affiliates, something that most people can't just up and decide to do.
     
  11. arbydar

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    Some of the BIG marketers will create their own cpa network just to get the best payouts from the advertisers. Others just plain get tired of doing the marketing and like the idea of others doing that work while they manage them.

    Also; the cpa companies do not make much of a margin on each offer. Usually it is a small fraction of the payout - at least to the bigger marketers. As we can all see it is a competitive industry. If you or I don't care for one particular network (or their payout on an offer) we simply go to one of the other few hundred networks and tell them that we'll promote campaign X for them if they pay a little more than our current company.