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Would CPA networks really frown upon landing page that tells people to get free trial...

Discussion in 'CPA' started by CoreGroup, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. CoreGroup

    CoreGroup Newbie

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    ...And then warn them to cancel their order before the rebill comes. Sort of like a Friendly Jim, telling people where to get free supplements online. Is this accepted as the only way to get the high conversion or would a CPA network frown at advice and cause a ban? I am running such an offer and wouldn't want the upset of a ban because it is adwords and higher cost than Tribal Fusion or where have you. Is my HTML meta tag redirect enough of a cloak or is it discoverable of the referring page? Thanks for the expert comment. I wonder if I need to cloak extra or if it doesn't even matter.
     
  2. CoreGroup

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    Is there anyone who can give the advice to this? I'm making big $$ and don't want the account ban :( Please help.
     
  3. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    Advertisers would get big troubles and your account will be banned directly straight after they catch you
     
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  4. Krazie

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    Yeah it's not the CPA networks that would be pissed per se, the advertisers would. More than likely all you would end up with is a bunch of banned network accounts.
     
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  5. CoreGroup

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    Thank you for the serious answers. Are you saying that the advertiser will be unhappy due to US laws surrounding how one may offer a free trial - is it illegal to bait people into ordering free trials with preset rebills in the manner of telling them to "take advantage of this risk free trial"? If so I am in trouble.

    Or are you talking along the lines of them getting pissed at all the canceled orders and then decide to investigate my account? Because my advice is not even mentioning that rebills are automatic on these trials, just that you need to order a bunch of trials and combine them to get results. And then I say, don't bother ordering the full packages. Not mentioning that they have to cancel... (my first post was unclear on that because it is my propriety statement)

    Honestly, I'm not even trying to be a big scam to the advertiser. I thought the whole point of these rebill trial offers was to collect the kind of leads' contact info that are willing to pull out their credit card. Surely the advertiser has back end plans for people that order their crap, and would be happy as long as you were sending the correct demographic to the offer. Or am I all wrong?

    Can experts weight in on that? The hard thing with CPA is understanding what the advertiser intention is, and it makes it hard to prep your traffic in the right way.

    These are important questions for noober people. Please advise.
     
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  6. TheMoolaMan

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    It depends. Even with "free trials", rebills will fallow. If the traffic in the end is profitable for the advertiser there usually isnt a problem.
    Now telling them to get the free trial then to cancel shortly after will cause you some problems for sure.
     
  7. Krazie

    Krazie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well the advertisers intention is to make as much money as possible. Telling people to cancel their trials after they order won't make the advertisers money. If anything they'll break even at best. Most of these rebill products cost anywhere from 3.00-5.00 per bottle after labels/shipping/etc. So when they offer a trial for 3.95 or whatever, it's not much margin there, if any. They make their money on the rebills. Charging 49.97 on a bottle that cost them 5.00 to have made and shipped is where they make their money.

    Also if you wanted to mention somewhere something around the lines of "Remember, if you don't like the product to cancel before your trial period ends" that would probably be ok with the advertisers. You can always check with your AM to be sure. Now if you were to say something like "As soon as you order the trial cancel the next day to avoid being charged 49.97" that wouldn't fly. In marketing it's all about the wording.
     
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    well put, thx thx thx
     
  9. K

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    Yes they would - they would see so many charge backs and the advertiser would ask for you to be removed from the offer. Also I doubt you'd be paid on the front end lead.