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[???] YouTube + CPA Quick Question

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by renegaderats, May 15, 2012.

  1. renegaderats

    renegaderats Junior Member

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    Okay so I've made the rounds looking for this answer and cant find it (Google, BHW search, etc...) Hopefully someone here can shed some light.

    What I need to know is simple, should I blank/fake the referer when linking from YouTube to a CPA offer?
    I intend on using a shortener to track clicks and conceal the end point but those 301s that bitly uses dont mod the referer. Is it even necessary to change it, do the CPA networks mind if I send them youtube traffic?

    The videos I will be attaching links to will be originals made by me but they will be fairly low quality (not horrendous though) and I'll also be moding each one 5 or more times each to make a bunch of "originals" with one fell swoop and blasting from multiple accounts. These are slideshow type videos and will be heavily moded when duplicating, i'm not talking about simply adding a watermark here.

    Also which CPA networks are best for this sort of thing, I'm in with peerfly already and looking at MaxBounty, ***Lead, LeadBolt, StrongerAds, & BlamAds... most of them are primarily content lockers and/or incentives so I figure they should be more greyhat friendly correct? Suggestions are more than welcome.

    Thanks BHW,
    -RR

     
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  2. renegaderats

    renegaderats Junior Member

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    So what your saying is I should send them to a Content Locker? Im interested in doing that but for right now I want to keep this venture simple and link them straight to the CPA offer page, I can always go back through and change the links later if I decide to.
    Also when you say your at 13% CR I assume your referring to people who have clicked through and not 13% of your viewers correct? What percent of viewers click through your links, I dont even know what a reasonable CTR would be on yourtube as I have no experience with it (that may be a dumb question to experienced YT marketers but from where Im siting its perfectly reasonable so keep a lid on those flames guys).
    Thanks in advance ZennoPro and anyone else who throws in their 2cents
     
  3. metalan1

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    I would never direct link. When I used to do this I simply used a landing page with an offer on it. So all you would need to do is use a redirect from a domain you own if you can. Also, some offers do not mind youtube traffic anyway.
     
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    @op just to be safe blank it from bitly. youtube>bitlylink>blankscript>cpaoffer.

    be safe, and peerfly is a bitch they will ban your ass no matter what if they think you do something shady.
     
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    Thanks for the super quick answers guys!

    I still have a few more questions though if your up to it...

    a) Which CPA networks are best to use for YouTube, That is which ones are the most YT friendly so that I dont have to send them all blanked traffic and get audited. I want to mix it up and spread it out over a few networks still though just to be on the safe side. Avoiding that Ban Hammer right from the get go is best IMHO.

    b) What is a reasonable CTR to expect from organic viewers out of the YT internal search engine? The offers will be relevant to the videos as mandated by most network's T.O.S. So if its a dog food offer I'll make a dog training video or something similar.

    c) Can anyone explain, or point me in the direction of info regarding, how to get google to create a video results area (featuring my video) for search terms that do not currently have a video results section? For example the search term "light bulb jokes" has no video results area, on the first page at least, how could I get google to show a video for that keyword if I were so inclined (I'm not btw, its an example, lol).

    Thanks again for your support,
    -RR