How to block bad traffic sources on 7search and when

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Hello Warriors,

Some people were contacting me asking about how to block bad traffic sources on 7search.

Here is a mini how to based on 7search traffic quality team email.

To access the blocking interface:

a. Login to your advertiser account.
b. Click on the My Account tab.
c. Click on the edit link (found next to Preferences).
d. Under Account Tools, click on the Manage SubID blocks or Manage Domain blocks link.

To use the blocking feature, you (or your webmaster) will need to add the following parameter to your tracking URLs:

###AFFID###-###RID###

So, for example, the following URL:

http://www. yourwebsite.com/search

Would become:

http://www. yourwebsite.com/search?aff=###AFFID###-###RID###

In order to see click-through information about the SubIDs (as well as the referring domains) which sent traffic to your account, please reference your raw server logs. When you identify a traffic source you would like to block, you can do so through the blocking interface in your 7Search account.

The ###AFFID###-###RID### tags enable you to have the ability to see the upstream source of the clicks you receive, and determine whether additional sources should be blocked.

We recommend that you should only consider blocking SubIDs or Domains that have sent your account a significant number of clicks based on your overall traffic volume and conversion ratio. For your campaigns, at least 50 clicks will suffice. Blocking traffic SubIDs or Domains without sufficient data can have a negative impact on your overall conversion ratio.

Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2Dth
    Not a bad idea.

    Will this work if i already started my campaign (4days ago)? I mean will it back date to the start of the campaign and show you from day one where the bad traffic?

    LOL. i hope that make sense
  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    Originally Posted by 2Dth View Post

    Not a bad idea.

    Will this work if i already started my campaign (4days ago)? I mean will it back date to the start of the campaign and show you from day one where the bad traffic?

    LOL. i hope that make sense
    Yes, its possible. You only need to be tracking your subids or URLs from that date.
  • Profile picture of the author 2Dth
    Cool, Giving it a try right now.

    Thanks for the great info.
  • Profile picture of the author reigovilbiks
    but if i have gotten 300 clicks, and 1 click from each sub id - and none of the sub ids have conversions..its gonna be expensive to test it out
  • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    Some people were contacting me asking about how to block bad traffic sources on 7search.

    Here is a mini how to based on 7search traffic quality team email.

    To access the blocking interface:

    a. Login to your advertiser account.
    b. Click on the My Account tab.
    c. Click on the edit link (found next to Preferences).
    d. Under Account Tools, click on the Manage SubID blocks or Manage Domain blocks link.

    To use the blocking feature, you (or your webmaster) will need to add the following parameter to your tracking URLs:

    ###AFFID###-###RID###

    So, for example, the following URL:

    http://www. yourwebsite.com/search

    Would become:

    http://www. yourwebsite.com/search?aff=###AFFID###-###RID###

    In order to see click-through information about the SubIDs (as well as the referring domains) which sent traffic to your account, please reference your raw server logs. When you identify a traffic source you would like to block, you can do so through the blocking interface in your 7Search account.

    The ###AFFID###-###RID### tags enable you to have the ability to see the upstream source of the clicks you receive, and determine whether additional sources should be blocked.

    We recommend that you should only consider blocking SubIDs or Domains that have sent your account a significant number of clicks based on your overall traffic volume and conversion ratio. For your campaigns, at least 50 clicks will suffice. Blocking traffic SubIDs or Domains without sufficient data can have a negative impact on your overall conversion ratio.

    Hope that helps.
    I guess Mahmoud missed one thing that to get this facility you need to open a support ticket and ask 7search to enable sub id tracking for you.
  • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
    Originally Posted by reigovilbiks View Post

    but if i have gotten 300 clicks, and 1 click from each sub id - and none of the sub ids have conversions..its gonna be expensive to test it out
    lol no than you have chosen bad keyword
  • Profile picture of the author JasonWestwick
    Great stuff as always Mahmoud, I know many have struggled with 7search and the quality of traffic, hopefully this will enable a few warriors to turn some negative or break even campaigns into profitable ones.

    Cheers
  • Profile picture of the author Royce Space
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    Some people were contacting me asking about how to block bad traffic sources on 7search.

    Here is a mini how to based on 7search traffic quality team email.

    To access the blocking interface:

    a. Login to your advertiser account.
    b. Click on the My Account tab.
    c. Click on the edit link (found next to Preferences).
    d. Under Account Tools, click on the Manage SubID blocks or Manage Domain blocks link.

    To use the blocking feature, you (or your webmaster) will need to add the following parameter to your tracking URLs:

    ###AFFID###-###RID###

    So, for example, the following URL:

    http://www. yourwebsite.com/search

    Would become:

    http://www. yourwebsite.com/search?aff=###AFFID###-###RID###

    In order to see click-through information about the SubIDs (as well as the referring domains) which sent traffic to your account, please reference your raw server logs. When you identify a traffic source you would like to block, you can do so through the blocking interface in your 7Search account.

    The ###AFFID###-###RID### tags enable you to have the ability to see the upstream source of the clicks you receive, and determine whether additional sources should be blocked.

    We recommend that you should only consider blocking SubIDs or Domains that have sent your account a significant number of clicks based on your overall traffic volume and conversion ratio. For your campaigns, at least 50 clicks will suffice. Blocking traffic SubIDs or Domains without sufficient data can have a negative impact on your overall conversion ratio.

    Hope that helps.
    This is very similar to gauher chaudhry 7 search tutorials.
  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    yeaps, Gauher mentioned that before.

    After collecting so many AFFID...and weeding them ..I almost weed the entire network out lol
  • Profile picture of the author writersforums
    A great idea u have provided to the community. I would really test it. If works, Thanks......
  • Profile picture of the author 2Dth
    Worked great for me...

    But one Newbie question. Should i weed this out, 440 clicks - only 2 lead?
  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    Originally Posted by 2Dth View Post

    Worked great for me...

    But one Newbie question. Should i weed this out, 440 clicks - only 2 lead?
    Could you please give some more info? 440 clicks from same keyword? 440 clicks from same source? How about the cost of the clicks and the payout of the offer?
  • Profile picture of the author 2Dth
    Sorry about that.
    Yeah, 440 clicks on one keyword. Cost of the clicks .o5, and the payout offer is 2.60
  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    Originally Posted by 2Dth View Post

    Sorry about that.
    Yeah, 440 clicks on one keyword. Cost of the clicks .o5, and the payout offer is 2.60
    Try to optimize your ad copy and block any source that have sent 50 none converted clicks and above.

    Use exact or phrase match instead of broad match.

    Create 2 more ad copies with same keywords, and see which converts better.

    Rotate offers, Test same campaign from other network to see if it converts better.

    Hope that helps
  • Profile picture of the author aniebee
    This is great stuff - thank you! I really like your input on the 440 clicks/2 leads question - I wonder the same thing a lot of times -

    It's helpful to hear your process on what to do next.

    One question - how do I do this since I'm direct linking:

    "In order to see click-through information about the SubIDs (as well as the referring domains) which sent traffic to your account, please reference your raw server logs."

    Thank you again!
  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Does anyone know how to do this with tracking202 link?

    Example.....is it?

    hxxp://xxxxxxxxxx.com/tracking202/redirect/dl.php?t202idxxxx&t202kw=
    ###AFFID###-###RID######KEYWORD###

    which would result in a bunch of numbers then the keyword in your T202 results....

    is there an easier way?
  • Profile picture of the author 2Dth
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Try to optimize your ad copy and block any source that have sent 50 none converted clicks and above.

    Use exact or phrase match instead of broad match.

    Create 2 more ad copies with same keywords, and see which converts better.

    Rotate offers, Test same campaign from other network to see if it converts better.

    Hope that helps
    Thanks Mahmoud Selman. This really helped out a lot. This was really understandable and easy to use.
  • Profile picture of the author reigovilbiks
    Basically you spend as much money on weeding out bad ids and testing on 7search as you might do the same in adwords, pof or fb, but much less testing because bigger networks have higher conversion rate.
  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    Originally Posted by freddyfortunes View Post

    Does anyone know how to do this with tracking202 link?

    Example.....is it?

    hxxp://xxxxxxxxxx.com/tracking202/redirect/dl.php?t202idxxxx&t202kw=
    ###AFFID###-###RID######KEYWORD###

    which would result in a bunch of numbers then the keyword in your T202 results....

    is there an easier way?
    Since you are using P202, you will be able to see the domains sending the traffic to you so just block the URL's that you don't want. Track only the keywords.

    Originally Posted by 2Dth View Post

    Thanks Mahmoud Selman. This really helped out a lot. This was really understandable and easy to use.
    You are welcome. I am glad I could help

    Originally Posted by reigovilbiks View Post

    Basically you spend as much money on weeding out bad ids and testing on 7search as you might do the same in adwords, pof or fb, but much less testing because bigger networks have higher conversion rate.
    Hello Reigo,

    Testing on FB, POF and adwords is way much more expensive than testing on 7search.

    So for someone with tiny or low budget, its way better to start learning PPC with a platform that provide penny clicks like 7search.
  • Profile picture of the author zlc000190
    i am just going to use 7search. usesful post

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