Anyone using Newspapers Alive?

by Marc Lawrence 22 replies
Has anyone tried this service?

Is it easy to maneuver through your zone changes?
Can you add your own source code html via the offer page editor?
Were they able to meet the daily hit quotas without fail?

I am curious to hear others thoughts.

Marc
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  • Profile picture of the author rick98media
    I’m in. Just working on my second offer page revision after a week of circulation. I’d definitely recommend you try them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author seogurus
    I have been using this service for over a month and the results have been impressive.

    After joining there is about 30 minutes of “straight to the point” training that I believe you would benefit from.

    - Zone changes - I use textmarks to notify me when my zones are due to be changes, but I also lose my car keys on a weekly basis, so ya There is a timer in the members area that shows you when you’re next eligible zone change is do.

    - I had no problem importing the html from my getresponse capture page into the offer page editor.

    - Some days were close, but they haven’t gone below my package minimum yet.

    Their tech support has been stellar in the small back and forth I have had so far, both pre sale and post. This has been a very seamless way to integrate offline advertising into my ad campaign, and during my time so far, it’s been quite surprisingly profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianapatt
    If you have an attractive offer, it is possible to get very good results from a newspaper campaign like this. My first sale was an OTO with a small upsell on the backend.

    It’s safer (and cheaper) than buying from newspapers directly and you can throttle your results because they let you change the groups of states your newspaper traffic comes from.

    My only gripe is I’m still on Package 2 because Package 3 spots have not been opened up again yet. I really wish they had some type of reservation system to hold my place in line for when they do open.
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  • Profile picture of the author RosanneS
    I’ve been researching and examining reviews on this service, reaching out to members to ask them questions directly. Specifically:

    Which zones do you get the best results in.
    What offer page strategy delivers the best results in those said zones.

    The general consensus seems to vary based on what members are promoting and the price point; all falling within the “home business/MMO” industry.

    From my experience, offline traffic can be extremely profitable when the right approach is taken. The tricky part is getting it, and how much you pay for it. This “co-op” style newspaper campaign is quite genius. I don’t think anyone could make newspaper advertising profitable without the co-op format.

    I’m going to join today.
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  • Profile picture of the author conradomahy524
    Originally Posted by Marc Lawrence View Post

    Has anyone tried this service?
    I’m using them and I’ve added them to my small rolodex of ad sellers you can trust on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Seems very interesting (newspapers ads).
    Other people that are using the service? ...wanna see more proofs
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  • Profile picture of the author Higginbotham
    I’ve been part of Newspapers Alive for 2 months. It was a good opening experience for me BECAUSE I was a complete beginner. You really only need to worry about 2 things after you join. (1) change your zones (if you want to) every week and (2) make sure your offer page is saved with the content you want current visitors to see. I originally wondered if my actual domain would be run in the newspapers but after watching the first backoffice video I now understand how they rotate visitors through the zones via their own registered domain names. Again, zone selecting and offer page are you’re only responsibilities and even then, you can just keep the same zones all the time and the same offer page and it won’t hurt you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DenEdBiz
    I just joined as customer, not an affiliate and this is working.
    It's just as good as the videos and reviews make it out to be...

    Here are some stats from 1 day of each of my offer page designs.

    Offer Page 1: Total 234 visitors: 77 offer page clicks
    Zone 1 (65 Visitors/26.15% CTR) Zone 3 (133 Visitors/34.59% CTR) Zone 10 (36 Visitors 38.89% CTR)

    Offer Page 2: Total 213 visitors: 62 offer page clicks
    Zone 1 (48 Visitors/37.50% CTR) Zone 2 (67 Visitors/29.85% CTR) Zone 3 (98 Visitors 24.49% CTR)

    Of course your stats depend on fine tuned your
    offer page is, I’m just sharing mine.

    Glad I tested this service out. That's what you've
    got to do when new things come out like this.
    You never know exactly how they're going to perform,
    And sometimes, just sometimes you stumble across
    Something as promising as this.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author RosanneS
      As far as I know, the ads are targeted primarily toward making money online but you could test it and see

      Originally Posted by DenEdBiz View Post

      Offer Page 1: Total 234 visitors: 77 offer page clicks
      Zone 1 (65 Visitors/26.15% CTR) Zone 3 (133 Visitors/34.59% CTR) Zone 10 (36 Visitors 38.89% CTR)

      Offer Page 2: Total 213 visitors: 62 offer page clicks
      Zone 1 (48 Visitors/37.50% CTR) Zone 2 (67 Visitors/29.85% CTR) Zone 3 (98 Visitors 24.49% CTR)
      Hi Denedbiz,

      I noticed Zone 3 is performing well for you according to the stats you posted. I have isolated zone 3 as well as a hotspot zone and I’m wondering if you could recommend another that performs well with it?
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  • Profile picture of the author JasmineIPassmore
    Ok, Since so many of the so called "gurus" were in on this and they are sticking their necks out for it, I decided to give it a go as well.

    Not on the “package 2 or package 3 plan” though .... (I like to dip my toes in first, not dive in )

    So far so good, It works... I particularly love the ability to change the zones for circulation on demand. It is infinitely better than getting a random stream of visitors from across the country. Reason? My offer has tested to convert better on the west coast (health and wellness opportunity)

    As far as responsiveness after you have the right zone, I believe that it is up to how you treat your visitors. I keep a squeeze page as my offer page, tied into my selfhosted autoresponder. (Less bells and whistles, but it works well)

    So far so good...
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  • Profile picture of the author StavrosSc
    First, I am not an affiliate of Newspapers Alive..

    I have been a customer of NA for about 2 months.. They have a low price point as low as $60 a month for Package 1. As a human I am prepared to give someone a few breaks and reprieves for a few hiccups. As a businessman, they'd better not be big.

    From my experience, the technical side of NA has been fine. My biggest issue or negative view is their somewhat clunky user-interface. I have been a customer of autoresponders and capture page sites about 10 years, that are constantly improved their interface such that that they are SO easy to use.

    NA has a LOOONG way to go to get close - or in fact to get to a point where the interface is easy to use or intuitively obvious what to do.

    User interface isn’t everything. But it sure helps.

    From a technical and business point of few, I have no problems with them. Promised traffic quotas are met every single and deliverability to my offer pages have been fine.

    I like the fact you can upgrade to a higher package and have your fee pro-rated into the new rate. I have done this twice; starting at package 1, then moving to package 2, then 3 all within 2 months.

    I use NA because it does the job covering my offline reach, and I don’t have to pay per visitor or optin.

    Customer Support has been fine, perfectly responsive. I have sent numerous messages over the 2 months, with different problems and questions, all of which have been answered within an acceptable time frame.

    Also, last time I checked, NA is still opening up new packages on a semi-regular basis, so its good to see they are still able to increase their campaign to meet the demand.

    They definitely need to hire a UX (User Experience) expert to improve their interface to make it more intuitively obvious to use, but as a businessman NA has been a perfect fit.
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  • Profile picture of the author rick98media
    I prefer using Leadpages to design my landing packages because they look good and convert.

    I have attempted to import 2 sets of html source code into the WYSIWYG editor with one being basic and one more advanced.. however once I preview the page, most of it gets cut off.

    Can anyone suggest a workaround so I can integrate my leadpages captures into the Newspapers Alive editor?

    Many thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author conradomahy524
      Originally Posted by rick98media View Post

      I prefer using Leadpages to design my landing packages because they look good and convert.

      I have attempted to import 2 sets of html source code into the WYSIWYG editor with one being basic and one more advanced.. however once I preview the page, most of it gets cut off.

      Can anyone suggest a workaround so I can integrate my leadpages captures into the Newspapers Alive editor?

      Many thanks.
      I ran into the same issue. Not the best fix, but what I did was visually re-create my capture the best I could in their editor, linking to the images remotely. I have a feeling its some of LP’s javascript that is causing the issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author rick98media
    Thanks for the suggestion, I may try that. What I did was use the offer page editor as a doorway page TO my Leadpages capture. It’s an extra click for the readers but the response has still be very positive.
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    • Profile picture of the author brianapatt
      Originally Posted by rick98media View Post

      Thanks for the suggestion, I may try that. What I did was use the offer page editor as a doorway page TO my Leadpages capture. It’s an extra click for the readers but the response has still be very positive.
      I embedded an optin form wigit on my offer page, via the editor, right below an auto-play video. Newspaper visitors have been watching, on average 4 minutes of my video, which is much higher than other traffic sources (usually about 2 minutes ) They also have been opting in at much higher rates. Tomorrow I’ll be trying to add an optin ninja popup on the offer page and assess the response.
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    • Profile picture of the author brianapatt
      Originally Posted by rick98media View Post

      Thanks for the suggestion, I may try that. What I did was use the offer page editor as a doorway page TO my Leadpages capture. It’s an extra click for the readers but the response has still be very positive.
      I embedded an optin form wigit on my offer page, via the editor, right below an auto-play video. Newspaper visitors have been watching, on average 4 minutes of my video, which is much higher than other traffic sources (usually about 2 minutes ) They also have been opting in at much higher rates. Tomorrow I’ll be trying to add an optin ninja popup on the offer page and assess the response.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heri Rosyadi
    I have issues with their tracking... I have changed my offer pages several times without using masked url (yeah I use one in the beginning) but still i dont see the clicks in my targeted site, i even tested it with clickbank hop link and still no click shown eventhough in the newspaperalive trackers it says i got some clicks.

    Confusing for me... anyone have similar problem and then fix it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Higginbotham
    Over the weekend I made a $90 sale promoting a ClickBank program (Vooluu) Unfortunately after 5 days in total promoting this link on my offer page, I was notified by NPA support that the hoplink was causing redirect errors of some sort in the system and unfortunately I was asked to change it out. Too bad as the conversion rate was very high for this type of niche offer. So as of yesterday I have switched my primary offer over to 1onlinebusiness (a new bitcoin launch) and according to support, everything is now running smoothly. I have 6 new presentation takers on the day. CB doesn’t seem to be that reliable atm, at least not compared to other affiliate systems.
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  • Profile picture of the author fersinc12
    I use the online classified ads which are working for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vishalicious
    I gotta agree with you guys on this one. Great sales guys make things look easier than they are. Ben is great. I bought in with Package (1) at $60 (I'll probably let my list know about it)

    The only other experience with offline marketing was with Direct mail, and lets just say it wasn’t great.

    Direct mail cost money, at least $2k to test 4-5K names (and some lists bomb - so be prepared), and having testing DM in the opportunity space myself, be ready because leads are going to run you between $12 and $20 (or more).

    Newspapers Alive is cheap and it works. I've found with a 7 step back-end offer and a price point of $100 you can MORE than break even fairly quick.

    So take all that into consideration guys, and even with that I DO think the service is worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicD
    This is a strange question but did anyone have any problems using a card when trying to buy from their website?

    Iv used 2 cards and they keep saying error. Just wondering if it's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Still not convinced about NA. it seems they send nice clicks (Ok with it) but I don't think it converts a lot.

    for example: solo-ads give you tons of clicks and good conversions back. plus the price is pretty cheap
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