i'm shocked by plenty of fish!!!

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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?
#ad networks (cpm/cpl, display, sem) #fish #plenty #shocked
  • Profile picture of the author mrfinnj
    people live on that site!
  • Profile picture of the author johnny2012
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  • Profile picture of the author 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 ChrisBa
    Sounds like you had a high bid and very little targeting, maybe try to tighten your targeting
  • Profile picture of the author agha
    seems you have bad ctr. try to review your landing page and targeted keyword.
  • Profile picture of the author 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
    cheaper ways to use PoF lol good luck with the ppc
  • Profile picture of the author 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 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
    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 NewAge29
    @Thair - What kind of offers are you promoting?
  • Profile picture of the author 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 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
  • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
    Use more targeting. You need to specifically target a smaller audience.
  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    What CTR % do you desire in order to keep an ad running? What CPC do you like for POF?

    how many impressions before you kill an ad?
  • Profile picture of the author wrs6
    You need to specifically target
    you can google : Plenty of Fish Advertising Platforms VIDEO Case Study- NOOB friendly
  • Profile picture of the author clgo
    If I remember correctly, POF has a minimum of $25 or possibly $50 dollars.

    Is your offer that broad? I mean, is it for use in 30 countries like you listed? Try to limit your target, by age, sex, status (single), and maybe try one country? USA?
  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Get an account on Plenty of Fish and look at other people's ads see what they are doing. Come up with ways to make things better.

    Nothing is going to convert on your first try. Keep testing.

    1. Find a good offer.
    2. Build a good landing page.
    3. Find a good image for the ad.
    4. Test the hell out of it.

    Check out my free guide...

    How I Made $1,000 off Plenty of Fish | GreedReports
  • Profile picture of the author thekencook
    Thanks for all the chatter on this. I think we all make mistakes with new services when we use them the first time. OP is right though - his $25 education is invaluable in the long run and now that he has shared his experience we've learned on his dime too. Question, though, with 24 clicks and 0 conversions were you linking directly to a sale page or did you at least collect their contact information for dripping through your system?
  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    Welcome to the ocean, my dear. If you got a little boat and even worse, little knowledge about this industry, you'll fall easily. However, if you got a big ship, there are big chances you're gonna make it.

    Get it?

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