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Why would anyone cloak with Adwords?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by Aces SEO, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Aces SEO

    Aces SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't understand why anyone would build a full out site. Just to cloak there cb affiliate link? why not just make the site complaint in the first place?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why not just follow Google's TOS entirely and never use any black hat methods at all? These are questions that have persisted since the 90's and it has one very simple answer: because cheating, when done properly, can give you amazing guaranteed temporary results.

    In the case of cloaked CB links on Adwords, most affiliates understand that they can attract a copious amount of quality traffic using CB with Adwords than they can with Bing ads. Even if that success is temporary, the black hat affiliate believes they can generate more money this way than by following Adword's TOS (and this sometimes works for black hat affiliates, too).
     
  3. clickj4ck

    clickj4ck Regular Member

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    I have the same question bro. I think What he was asking was that why would anyone do it? What are the advantages? Hows does cloaking get you more "copious" amount of quality traffic ? Do they get free traffic? I'm honestly confused ! :p I would appreciate it if you can explain.

    I've seen people creating landing pages/websites and promoting clickbank offers (using Adwords) without any problem. One thing i don't know is that why would anyone Risk their Adwords account and cloak the clickbank offers? I mean i've always been told that Landing Pages increases the sales !




     
  4. Zwielicht

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    You're asking excellent questions! First, here are some answers to your question about how cloaked links increase clicks.

    • Cloaked links often look much more legitimate than those long affiliate links.
    • If you tell your visitor that they need to go to example.com but the URL displays as longclickbankurl.affiliateid.trackingid.com, this looks dubious. Visitors who think a link is safe will click on more links.

    As for if landing pages increase sales, this depends entirely on how your landing page is constructed.
    • If your landing page has an opt-in emal form for you to build a list, this gives you a chance to advertise to them through email.
    • Your landing page can give your lead important information about the product in the form of reviews.
    • You can use specific colours to psychologically manipulate your leads (using blue to make them feel trust, orange to attract their attention, green to make them think of money, etcetera), although the colours depend on what country your leads are coming from (I once read about using gold and red for Chinese customers, although I cannot confirm the veracity of this statement).
    • You can optimise the landing page to increase conversions (CTA above the fold, using specific fonts, etcetera)

    I hope this helps!
     
  5. clickj4ck

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    Thank you bro. But honestly i don't think those are the main points that people do it. the clickbank links redirects so fast that people don't even realize it :D i'm sure it something related to having blackhat material on their Landing page. e.g. stealing visitors cookies etc..

    I also found this
    So its all about getting cheap clicks. Now its worth it. If i can save e.g. $0.30 -$0.4 on each click then its worth the risk :D
     
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