i'm shocked by plenty of fish!!!

Profile picture of the author thair by thair Posted: 08/09/2012
i submitted my first ad on plenty of fish yesterday it was a dating offer and after 24 hours my ads status went from pending approval to needs creatives i made some changes and ran it again same thing has happened again i changed that offer with another dating offer..within a minute after submitting the ad the ads status went from pending to running and within a minute i had 46617 imps and 24 clicks with zero conversion and burned $ 25 just like that does this usually happens or there is something went wrong with my ad? i still believe that my ad didn't run long enough to have that much impressions.
what are your thoughts guys on this?
#fish #plenty #shocked

  • Profile picture of the author mrfinnj
    mrfinnj
    people live on that site!
  • Profile picture of the author thair
    thair
    mr finnj i know people live on that site that is why i'm advertising on it but what are you trying to say?
  • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
    speedylikesKJ
    well IMO reason was high bid , And To be honest i like to burn my testing budget as fast as i can so i can have initial data .... In your case i guess your creatives were not attractive enough to get good number of clicks ?
  • Profile picture of the author thair
    thair
    Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

    well IMO reason was high bid , And To be honest i like to burn my testing budget as fast as i can so i can have initial data .... In your case i guess your creatives were not attractive enough to get good number of clicks ?
    yes my bid was a little bit higher but my creatives wasnt that bad i put on nice and hot picture with a good headline i'm not quite sure if the landing page is good enough though to get visitors put their emails in the box as i used direct linking.
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    ChrisBa
    Sounds like you had a high bid and very little targeting, maybe try to tighten your targeting
  • Profile picture of the author thair
    thair
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    Sounds like you had a high bid and very little targeting, maybe try to tighten your targeting
    crisba the suggested bid was .40 to .80 and i chose 50 was that a bad decision? how much bid do you usually start with? plus my targeting was way higher than usually i targeted 3 countries at the same time lol silly me .but is okay i have learnt a good lesson and gain confidence along the way.
  • Profile picture of the author agha
    agha
    seems you have bad ctr. try to review your landing page and targeted keyword.
  • Profile picture of the author Quickhelper
    Quickhelper
    Does PoF only offer PPV? Or do they also have a PPC model? Also, is there a minimum deposit/budget I must invest to try with them? Thanks guys.
  • Profile picture of the author wackiin
    wackiin
    cheaper ways to use PoF lol good luck with the ppc
  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    Trevor
    You must have set your ad for instant distribution. Had you set it to "evenly", it wouldn't have happened.
  • Profile picture of the author thair
    thair
    Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

    You must have set your ad for instant distribution. Had you set it to "evenly", it wouldn't have happened.
    no trevor i set for distribute evenly. the problem was i targeted to large audience.
  • Profile picture of the author coronaborcalis
    coronaborcalis
    My suggestion is rise your bid at your next testing, I find better CTR with bidding higher but again if your ad copy not perform well then you will burn money faster
  • Profile picture of the author Nubitol
    Nubitol
    I'm not an expert in POF but do have some experience. My guess is you have too broad target audience and too high bid. Why don't you try lowering your bid? The last time I placed a bid there, I set it at $0.20 with very narrow target (country, gender, age, marital status, number of login, etc).

    From my understanding, as you request more targeted audience, you would pay higher bid. Oh, and my above bid give me 6-10 clicks for only $1.5 though my creatives (yes, it's plural) are quite plain.


    Originally Posted by thair View Post

    i submitted my first ad on plenty of fish yesterday it was a dating offer and after 24 hours my ads status went from pending approval to needs creatives i made some changes and ran it again same thing has happened again i changed that offer with another dating offer..within a minute after submitting the ad the ads status went from pending to running and within a minute i had 46617 imps and 24 clicks with zero conversion and burned $ 25 just like that does this usually happens or there is something went wrong with my ad? i still believe that my ad didn't run long enough to have that much impressions.
    what are your thoughts guys on this?
  • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
    RobertoM
    Originally Posted by Quickhelper View Post

    Does PoF only offer PPV? Or do they also have a PPC model? Also, is there a minimum deposit/budget I must invest to try with them? Thanks guys.
    The last time I visited PoF they requested a $1,000 upfront deposit so I ran away. Don't know if this changed.

    My question for this Forum is: did somebody made a good ROI in PoF?
    If so, can you roughly inform the figures?
  • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
    RobertoM
    Originally Posted by Nubitol View Post

    I'm not an expert in POF but do have some experience. My guess is you have too broad target audience and too high bid. Why don't you try lowering your bid? The last time I placed a bid there, I set it at $0.20 with very narrow target (country, gender, age, marital status, number of login, etc).

    From my understanding, as you request more targeted audience, you would pay higher bid. Oh, and my above bid give me 6-10 clicks for only $1.5 though my creatives (yes, it's plural) are quite plain.
    Hi Nubitol, I guess that by now you got some more clicks over there.
    Are you promoting more than one product in PoF?
    Did you reach some sales conversions so far?
    Thank you
  • Profile picture of the author NewAge29
    NewAge29
    @Thair - What kind of offers are you promoting?
  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    aminur
    dont worry it happens when it get things going for the first time. if you bid high and also go braod, you will burn budget lot quicker. you need to target your audience properly. Try to digg in as much as possible. Start bidding low, if no impression then slowly increase your bid,

    Try multiple creatives with images, adcopy and description. kills those ads quickly which get no to less clicks. give them few thousand impression if not no good then its time to kill.
  • Profile picture of the author chmae73
    chmae73
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    Sounds like you had a high bid and very little targeting, maybe try to tighten your targeting
    I guess you are right brother
  • Profile picture of the author Ashwin83
    Ashwin83
    Originally Posted by Quickhelper View Post

    Does PoF only offer PPV? Or do they also have a PPC model? Also, is there a minimum deposit/budget I must invest to try with them? Thanks guys.
    Does anyone know if there is a minimum?
  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    badboy_Nick
    Erhm ... this is how advertising works. You try a traffic source, blow some money, see if it converts. If not, you can either tweak and see if things improve (on your website or on your PPC campaign) ... or go to another traffic source alltogether. But $25 is nothing, try going through $1-2k a DAY via PPC, then we're talking serious money

    Any questions just let me know,
    Nick

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