This Untapped Ad Network Just Netted me $175 in 4 Days. Here's Exactly How!

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Hello Fellow Warriors,

I want to give back to everyone and share an experience I recently had when checking my ClickBank account ;D

I was recently monitoring my ads on BuySellAds.com for a twitter service I'm running, then I started to browse through their available sites.

Note: If you're unfamiliar with BuySellAds.com (which I'm sure many are, it's relatively small) they are primarily focused on Web Dev and Social Media websites and all things accordingly. They only allow websites such as that into their network, but they have some pretty top-tier sites and networks.

So I started browsing through and wanted to see if any correlated to any ClickBank products. Lo and Behold, quite a few did!

So I emailed BuySellAds.com and asked if we could use affiliate links on sites that we wanted to advertise with, and they said no problem.

So I browsed through their available sites and found one related to Twitter that cost $50 a month for over half a million impressions.

I then went into ClickBank and looked at Twitter related products, found one that was converting at a "claimed" 2%-8% and had over 100 gravity.

I grabbed one of the 125x125 banner and slapped my affiliate link on their and submitted it.

The great thing about BuySellAds.com is that your ad usually goes live instantly, and at most 24 hours later.

This was 4 days ago. I logged into my CB account today to find that the ad which I spent $50 on had already netted $175 in affiliate commissions and its only been 4 days! The ads run for 30 days based on that price!!

Another huge advantage of BuySellAds.com is live tracking. They have live tracking for impressions and CTR, then you can track conversions in CB.

I just wanted to point out this network for anyone looking to do some experimentation. Based on my initial results, I'm going to do some more poking around and try and find some more sites on BuySellAds.com that correlate to products on ClickBank.

The best part was I didn't have to make a website, I didn't have to design graphics, I didn't have to do keyword research and I didn't have to do any SEO!

I hope this can help some warrior out there make a buck or two!

Good luck Warriors! Let me know if you've any questions!

-Amy
#$175 #days #netted #network #untapped
  • Profile picture of the author damham
    think i will work better for cpa since there is no buying
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Good stuff. I've heard of buysellads but haven't done much with them. Great to share one of the many gems out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author tehering
      Thanks for sharing this with us Amy...

      I recently saw this network featured in a recent guru video...
      it definitely merits further attention...

      tom
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  • Profile picture of the author bioshift
    Nice, thanks for the generous thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author laird
    Pretty sweet. Wonder if there are ad networks for health/athletics, mother/baby niches too.
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  • Profile picture of the author bioshift
    checked this out and it seemed odd that the amount of impressions seemed to have no relevance to the price per ad placement. There were some 100,000 imp ads costing 120 bucks and some 500,000 imp ads costing 50 bucks... must be due to what the site owner will take for the placement. that's all I could guess.

    Anyway, this seems like a good place to test conversions.

    Hey Amy, I ordered your stumble upon wso and my email is temporarily out. could you pm me the link? my order email was jeff@bio***.org just so you know I paid for it:]

    Cheers! cant wait to get crackin!
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    • Profile picture of the author dan110989
      Awesome thread. I'm really tight on cash, ive been thinkin about possibly buying your stumble wso.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
        There is not a single day that I do not get new ideas from this forum. I have been looking for media buys for my CPA campaigns and never thought of such networks dealing with buying and selling ad spaces on lots of websites. Now I have very good options. And it is nice that they accept PayPal payments.

        Thanks for sharing this Amy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wham
      Originally Posted by bioshift View Post

      checked this out and it seemed odd that the amount of impressions seemed to have no relevance to the price per ad placement. There were some 100,000 imp ads costing 120 bucks and some 500,000 imp ads costing 50 bucks... must be due to what the site owner will take for the placement. that's all I could guess.

      Anyway, this seems like a good place to test conversions.

      Hey Amy, I ordered your stumble upon wso and my email is temporarily out. could you pm me the link? my order email was jeff@bio***.org just so you know I paid for it:]

      Cheers! cant wait to get crackin!
      your right it has to do with placement, but more importantly the ad size. Even though the price might be lower for the same or more impressions your getting a way tiny ad space to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Cool stuff. buysellads was crappy for me when I tested it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Lyons
      Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

      Cool stuff. buysellads was crappy for me when I tested it.
      Note that it was not buysellads that was crappy. It was the site(s) on there that you chose to advertise on.

      My first try I got over 300,000 impressions but only about 25 clicks in 30 days. I realized that I advertised on free online gamer site. They just play, they don't click or spend.

      Lesson:
      Beware of free gaming sites, not buysellads!
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
    BuySellAds is all hit or miss, at least that's what we've experienced with a Twitter pas related site, however sometimes you can find sites with half a million impressions + for $20 a month and garner some decent CTR'S and hopefully conversions. I'm definitely ogin to be trying it out some more and cross test it with some sub'ids and other offers. I'm curious to see how other products may convert on BuySellAds

    -Amy
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    • Profile picture of the author TE2
      Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

      BuySellAds is all hit or miss, at least that's what we've experienced with a Twitter pas related site, however sometimes you can find sites with half a million impressions + for $20 a month and garner some decent CTR'S and hopefully conversions. I'm definitely ogin to be trying it out some more and cross test it with some sub'ids and other offers. I'm curious to see how other products may convert on BuySellAds

      -Amy
      Here are two tips for you...
      1. Ad position matters
      2. Quality of the site's traffic matters
      Regards,

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author Global365
        Great Resource Amy, Thanks. I had been aware of them before but never really took the time to browse their sites...a lot of hi impression sites for low costs, even if they don't convert great for branding..

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      • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
        Originally Posted by TE2 View Post

        Here are two tips for you...
        1. Ad position matters
        2. Quality of the site's traffic matters
        Regards,

        John

        Regarding Tip #1 - What's more valuable - Banner Ad across top, or small square ad in Right SideBar?'
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        • Profile picture of the author Woody C
          Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post

          Regarding Tip #1 - What's more valuable - Banner Ad across top, or small square ad in Right SideBar?'
          I didn't see this answered in the thread so...

          Most valuable banner would be at across the top BELOW the header/title of page or blog and ABOVE the first post or rest of the page.

          Second most valuable would be at the top of the right sidebar.

          Last place would be across the top ABOVE everything, including the header/title of the blog or page.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankBowman
    I use them also. You need to carefully match your offer to the site. CPA can be tough because a lot of their sites are about design and coding, so you have to keep a look out for relevant offers.

    I'm going to try CB now, but only with a few of the site, 2-3 max, preferably the cheap ones...LOL...........actually CJ might be better than CB........gotta look for something thats fits the site.

    Also before picking a site to advertise on with buy/sellads, make sure to check its demographics with places like quantcast.

    Does anyone know of similar sites like buy/sellads, but with a wider range of site topics?
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  • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
    I once purchased an ad via buysellads for $800 bucks.
    Got about 100 clicks a day on that ad for a month and could not convert anything on that particular site.

    Uber fail in my opinion but I learned allot during that time.
    I should have done my research because most of the websites traffic was german and only 15% was US traffic....my stupid fault.
    It sucks losing $800 and media buys when started on a low budget can take too much time to gain information.

    Anyway, great share!
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
    I've found that right sidebar are better because I see them not only generate more clicks, but they usually cost significantly less than banners.

    I feel like 125 boxes or 234 rectangles stand out more, they have a better chance at being seen than typical 728 banners which are relatively "buyer" invisible.

    I choose a product on CB that had over 100 gravity and a nice landing page, I've since gotten another sale and it's already paid for the ad 4 times over. Maybe I just got lucky on one, but I did my research and investigate the target site for competition and what type of content they were providing/had provided, then checked to see how visitors might feel when landing on the offer and how it could potentially directly relate to the sites content.

    I'm curious too about other smaller ad networks such as these, that insert on smaller niche sites directly, anyone have any suggestions?

    -Amy
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    • Profile picture of the author BayAreaSteve
      Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

      I've found that right sidebar are better because I see them not only generate more clicks, but they usually cost significantly less than banners.

      I feel like 125 boxes or 234 rectangles stand out more, they have a better chance at being seen than typical 728 banners which are relatively "buyer" invisible.

      I choose a product on CB that had over 100 gravity and a nice landing page, I've since gotten another sale and it's already paid for the ad 4 times over. Maybe I just got lucky on one, but I did my research and investigate the target site for competition and what type of content they were providing/had provided, then checked to see how visitors might feel when landing on the offer and how it could potentially directly relate to the sites content.

      I'm curious too about other smaller ad networks such as these, that insert on smaller niche sites directly, anyone have any suggestions?

      -Amy
      This is the tricky part, evaluating the aesthetic aspect of how visitors
      might feel about the offer, landing page , content, and match up of ad
      space with the target product.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sevenhills
    Guys,

    Saw some interesting websites there for some good prices.

    Now is my question.. Could this be used to promote poker/casino websites as well using your own affiliate link and banner?

    Lets say.. Promoting Poker Stars or Full tilt?
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    • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
      Originally Posted by Sevenhills View Post

      Guys,

      Saw some interesting websites there for some good prices.

      Now is my question.. Could this be used to promote poker/casino websites as well using your own affiliate link and banner?

      Lets say.. Promoting Poker Stars or Full tilt?
      Might be hard to promote poker CPA's because A) no poker sites, B) they said they usually don't accept ads outside of niche and C) might be hard to convert some (especially on poker CPA's which require a good bit of stuff for the lead?)

      If I were going at it i'd stay directly within those niches or a product that's relatable or useable. But there are quite a few, I'm browsing CB now to see if this first one was a fluke or if I can find some more good ones!

      I'll report back!

      -Amy
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
        Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

        Might be hard to promote poker CPA's because A) no poker sites, B) they said they usually don't accept ads outside of niche and C) might be hard to convert some (especially on poker CPA's which require a good bit of stuff for the lead?)

        If I were going at it i'd stay directly within those niches or a product that's relatable or useable. But there are quite a few, I'm browsing CB now to see if this first one was a fluke or if I can find some more good ones!

        I'll report back!

        -Amy
        I was randomly browsing through some of the publishers on there and one of them had a poker popup on the site! So it might work well on that one.

        Now if only there was a method to tell which ad's have been there the longest :S any ideas? Then its more of a copy and profit type setup!

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      • Profile picture of the author Sevenhills
        Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

        Might be hard to promote poker CPA's because A) no poker sites, B) they said they usually don't accept ads outside of niche and C) might be hard to convert some (especially on poker CPA's which require a good bit of stuff for the lead?)



        -Amy
        Well I saw some "gaming niche" websites, those are of course related to computer games.. But hey, online poker is a computer game as well, right
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          • Profile picture of the author JayYamada
            Sorry for posting this, but I'm a complete newbie to this, please clarify.

            So basically with this, what I do is

            1) Get a product to promote on Clickbank
            2) Post that product's affiliate link on BuySellAds
            3) Watch money grow?

            Is that it? Please assist, Interested to try this out.
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            • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
              Originally Posted by JayYamada View Post

              Sorry for posting this, but I'm a complete newbie to this, please clarify.

              So basically with this, what I do is

              1) Get a product to promote on Clickbank
              2) Post that product's affiliate link on BuySellAds
              3) Watch money grow?

              Is that it? Please assist, Interested to try this out.
              Well jay thats the process, yes, but before you do any of that, do research. I looked around the target sites where the ads were going live and checked what kind of service/information they had and how that could potentially lead into the product I was promoting on ClickBank. Find offers that correlate or else you'll be wasting money. Theres a ton of offers and a ton of sites, try and find the closest match.

              There's a lot of good deals on BSA for some pretty high impressions for the cost, so if you dig around I'm sure you can find a winner within.

              -Amy
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
    Well this twitter niche is going to get saturated quickly!

    But have really been looking alot more into buying ads to get affiliate commissions and hopefully this smaller network might be the big start i need.

    Thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author socomplete
      Thanks for the post, buysellads is an easy to use service. I did not make anything when I tried them out but, as with anything its just finding what works and doing the same thing over and over again.

      Going to sites like compete.com and quantcast.com in order to look at demographics and the volume that those sites are receiving. Especially compete.com because you can see if the traffic that that site is generating is rising not falling, and the number of unique visitors is very important as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Great thread. Here's the proof to all those who think you have to start with $5000 or $10,000 to do media buys. It's just not so.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrCruzin
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      Great thread. Here's the proof to all those who think you have to start with $5000 or $10,000 to do media buys. It's just not so.
      This would not be what I would call a media buy. Maybe a mini-media-buy but this will show you and give you an idea how the bigger ones will work..........


      another network to test things on and have some fun is

      Blog advertising makes opinions -
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      • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
        Originally Posted by MrCruzin View Post

        This would not be what I would call a media buy. Maybe a mini-media-buy but this will show you and give you an idea how the bigger ones will work..........


        another network to test things on and have some fun is

        Blog advertising makes opinions -
        Definitely, but it's a good way to get your feet wet. I'm curious about media buys as well, like everything I'm sure copious testing is involved for maximum results. So far this BuySellAds campaign has been quite profitable, especially since I wasn't even thinking it'd break even, but had to try!

        I'm going to experiment with some other sites to test results, monitor traffic and see if it's a fluke or if those browsing BuySellAds related sites are "buying" traffic.

        Thanks for the feedback everyone! Given me some great ideas!

        -Amy
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      • Profile picture of the author J Bold
        Originally Posted by MrCruzin View Post

        This would not be what I would call a media buy. Maybe a mini-media-buy but this will show you and give you an idea how the bigger ones will work..........


        another network to test things on and have some fun is

        Blog advertising makes opinions -
        Great. I would call it a media buy (because that's what it is) and so would many others. Instead of using the hypen, just call it a "small" media buy. You're thinking of "large" media buys where you need thousands of dollars to get going. Media buys can be very cheap, but the word always connotates $5K and $10K buy-ins, which it really shouldn't. People in IM think you have to do PPC and PPV before getting in to the expensive world of "media buys," which is a misconception. It's a term which encompasses all kinds of purchases of ad space. That's all the term means. In internet marketing, banner ads put on a site for a set price per month qualifies under the general term.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
    Amy it looks like you are just direct linking here. How many clicks vs concersions were there? Would be interesting to see whether driving the clicks to your own squeeze page and then to the offer may be useful for getting the best roi for the ads.

    I'd be interested in seeing the results of a split test with that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
      Originally Posted by laurenceh View Post

      Amy it looks like you are just direct linking here. How many clicks vs concersions were there? Would be interesting to see whether driving the clicks to your own squeeze page and then to the offer may be useful for getting the best roi for the ads.

      I'd be interested in seeing the results of a split test with that one.
      Surely!

      To date I've had just shy of 175k impressions, 152 clicks at .09 CTR and 7 sales so far.

      Hope that helps!

      -Amy
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  • Profile picture of the author vanhoogy
    Thanks for your help, encouragement and information! Take care, SVH
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    • Profile picture of the author mjbiel
      Amy thanks for the info. Got one question, how did you find banners to promote clickbank products because I have tried promoting CB products and the only thing I have is the link they give me. Is there somewhere on the clickbank site that has the products for banners.
      Thanks for your help
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  • Profile picture of the author bioshift
    From my experience only the well put together CB offers have affiliate banners for us to use... Check at the bottom of the sales page for an affiliates link. this should take you to the offer's affiliate section. Smart product owners will give you some banners. It is kinda a pain compared to Neverblue or something, but worth it when you consider the well produced offers will have better conversion testing behind them. Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Warrior
    Thanks Amy it never fails I learn something new every visit. This Warrior Forum is the greatest Alice. Just joking Jackie! I'm old school keep up the good work Amy.
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    does it cost to get started??
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  • Profile picture of the author gettingbigger
    I know the owner (Todd) at BSA- very down to earth, easy going guy. He has a ton of sites and I think there is definitely some great potential there. I personally have had better luck with bigger ad sizes like the 728x90 over the 125x125.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    I'm testing 6 banner ads as we speak for one month. I will see how it goes and let you know
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  • Profile picture of the author Palusko
    Lot of the sites are blogs on the network are blogs, many of them very specific, web design and web development oriented blogs. I was looking into that to promote my web design business, but did not do it, simply because the target audience are not my customers, but rather competitors (or future competitors). Many of the visitors are also foreigners, which may not be your target audience.
    A quick note - lot of the ads rotate, depending on how many ads the site allows. So if your ad is not displaying when you check it out, it is nothing to worry about.
    Also, lot of the blogs have a stable audience, meaning, that once your ads show, the sales are made within short period of time, because the new members (and new potential customers) are not gained in hundreds a day, as it is with forums. But that of course depends on the blog/site, the way the owner promotes it etc. But I would guess, that once your sales start dropping, they will most likely not pick up and you should move to another site. Of course, you could place the ad back after some time, just analyze the membership and traffic figures.
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    • Profile picture of the author blackjack
      Hi Amy

      Can you share some of your research tips for BSA? Some of the site I looked had last post from 2008 etc.


      Is there an advance search i.e. search all site which cost $40 per month with xxxxx impressions etc?

      Thannks
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      • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
        Originally Posted by blackjack View Post

        Hi Amy

        Can you share some of your research tips for BSA? Some of the site I looked had last post from 2008 etc.


        Is there an advance search i.e. search all site which cost $40 per month with xxxxx impressions etc?

        Thannks
        Hey!

        If you log in you can set criteria for what you want to see, example impressions, price and size. You can also filter by keywords and so on. I'd encourage you to have a look around, it's free!

        For me, I logged in and looked around already knowing there were twitter sites. Then I browsed around CB and looked for twitter related products that had over 100 gravity, nice looking sale pages, decent payout and affiliate tools. All these were critical to ensure not only that the product was selling, but that the seller was focused on the product and service enough to make affiliate tools.

        I then looked around and found a twitter site that had products for sale to find a buying audience, so they wouldn't just be clicking and not converting!

        -Amy
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    Blackjack, just login to BSA and you can limit the ads how you want. Did you even look?
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  • Profile picture of the author arissa
    I think u should add this as bonus for your current WSO hahahaha
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    • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
      Originally Posted by arissa View Post

      I think u should add this as bonus for your current WSO hahahaha
      Good Idea! However they're not too related niche wise! I am currently doing some testing now to see if the results are easily duplicated. Might pop out a nice free WSO for everyone as a thanks!

      -Amy
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      • Profile picture of the author blackjack
        Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

        Good Idea! However they're not too related niche wise! I am currently doing some testing now to see if the results are easily duplicated. Might pop out a nice free WSO for everyone as a thanks!

        -Amy
        Hi Amy

        You are right about not many niches. Would love to know you results on this.

        WSO would be perfect at this time

        Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author kat3322g
        Great! It's worth to take a try.
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        I really enjoy reading all your posts
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      • Profile picture of the author Saluki Guy
        This is a great idea, I have my own e-book I'm working on and will try this technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Thank you for the info, I will try it out...

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author gemma
    Very Helpful information,I have never heard of them but I sure will be giving them a try. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I don't understand why people ask for WSOs when someone is giving away free information. Starting threads that eventually lead the thread starter to release a WSO based on that discussion can get that thread starter banned (even if just temporarily) quick in this forum, anyway, so lets just keep it a free discussion!
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    • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      I don't understand why people ask for WSOs when someone is giving away free information. Starting threads that eventually lead the thread starter to release a WSO based on that discussion can get that thread starter banned (even if just temporarily) quick in this forum, anyway, so lets just keep it a free discussion!
      I agree,

      I don't really think there's enough information here to warrant a WSO. When I create WSO's I'm trying to focus on them extensively and provide more than just a couple pages of fluff. I think I pretty much explained everything there was to explain, just wanted to help out some fellow warriors, open it up for testing and see if we can all benefit!

      I think WSO's should be something truly worth paying for that are in depth and fresh!

      Anyone have any testing results to report? I'd love to hear some variations? I'm currently researching new sites/products to keep expanding upon this!

      Thanks for the feedback!

      -Amy
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    One problem may be there are a lot of scrapers out there plus auto-bloggers, and other tools that might pump up the amount of impressions, but they're all useless for advertising purposes. Not sure if there's a way to find this out before doing an ad buy, but worth thinking about. I don't really know. Any thoughts on this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Gabby12
      Originally Posted by tjcocker View Post

      One problem may be there are a lot of scrapers out there plus auto-bloggers, and other tools that might pump up the amount of impressions, but they're all useless for advertising purposes. Not sure if there's a way to find this out before doing an ad buy, but worth thinking about. I don't really know. Any thoughts on this?
      Also I have seen a set amount of clicks a day on BSA, are there scripts that can be run( by the site owner) to give a false hit reading? Just seems strange that I get the same clicks each day.
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      • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
        Originally Posted by Gabby12 View Post

        Also I have seen a set amount of clicks a day on BSA, are there scripts that can be run( by the site owner) to give a false hit reading? Just seems strange that I get the same clicks each day.
        Wow that's really strange to see the EXACT same clicks each day? Are you advertising on just this 1 site and getting the same clicks daily or are you spread across multiple sites? What about your tracking? Are you seeing equal hops in relation to the claimed clicks?

        I've seen varying amounts of daily clicks, but the CTR stays in the same range.

        Honestly I doubt the site owner would risk running this because if they got a couple reports on negligence then I have no doubt that BSA would can them, and a lot of these site owners seem to be primarily monetizing their sites through BSA.

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        • Profile picture of the author Gabby12
          May just be me but I have had bad results. It is just 1 ad on one site, but I did rotate to split test. Poor results-212,00 views and 50 clicks. The thing is the ad was not as targeted and it was a footer ad, I knew going in the footer ad was probably a poor choice but wanted to test the process. Found another network similar to BSA and have had better
          results-about .34 ctr.

          Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

          Wow that's really strange to see the EXACT same clicks each day? Are you advertising on just this 1 site and getting the same clicks daily or are you spread across multiple sites? What about your tracking? Are you seeing equal hops in relation to the claimed clicks?

          I've seen varying amounts of daily clicks, but the CTR stays in the same range.

          Honestly I doubt the site owner would risk running this because if they got a couple reports on negligence then I have no doubt that BSA would can them, and a lot of these site owners seem to be primarily monetizing their sites through BSA.

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          • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
            Originally Posted by Gabby12 View Post

            May just be me but I have had bad results. It is just 1 ad on one site, but I did rotate to split test. Poor results-212,00 views and 50 clicks. The thing is the ad was not as targeted and it was a footer ad, I knew going in the footer ad was probably a poor choice but wanted to test the process. Found another network similar to BSA and have had better
            results-about .34 ctr.
            Ooooo Care to share the network or are you going to keep it your secret?



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          • Profile picture of the author Sam101
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            Originally Posted by Gabby12 View Post

            May just be me but I have had bad results. It is just 1 ad on one site, but I did rotate to split test. Poor results-212,00 views and 50 clicks. The thing is the ad was not as targeted and it was a footer ad, I knew going in the footer ad was probably a poor choice but wanted to test the process. Found another network similar to BSA and have had better
            results-about .34 ctr.
            Care to share which network is yielding 0.34% CTR?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    OMG. You're crazy. If I were using something like this I wouldn't be telling anyone about it!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
      Originally Posted by smashedpumpkins View Post

      Careful everyone. I've found that many of the cheap websites do not offer even CLOSE to the estimated amount of impressions. In fact I'm rather certain they're complete fakes. I am however running a few offers with some high end websites and the results are about average. Make sure you research your audience or your clicks will go to waste.
      If you're referring to the sites on BSA, contact BSA directly, they will almost guaranteed refund if there is a substantial discrepancy. If it's off by a couple percent or so I doubt it because of traffic fluctuations. But if it's anything significant, contact them and they'll most likely honor a refund, they're quite service oriented I've found!

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      Impresions did come in on target for me with BSA. Just check (and verify) with the alexa rank to get an idea on traffic.

      Originally Posted by smashedpumpkins View Post

      Careful everyone. I've found that many of the cheap websites do not offer even CLOSE to the estimated amount of impressions. In fact I'm rather certain they're complete fakes. I am however running a few offers with some high end websites and the results are about average. Make sure you research your audience or your clicks will go to waste.
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  • Profile picture of the author kerriet11
    Thanks Amy for your post
    you started a great discussion and as a newbie to PPC and CPV - I found it helpful to hear what you are doing
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
    I'm glad people are enjoying it. Like everything it's not perfect and requires some experimentation. Just wanted to put it out there for others to experiment with, as they do have some great budget buys! I just put up a new campaign and purchased 15 sites with a 125 box for $10 a piece! Quite a good amount of impressions combined.

    Just to give more detail if anyone's interested, I purchased spots on WordPRess related websites and am promoting Auto Content Cash - Wordpress Auto Blog System (which has 560 Gravity!) and pays out around $40 per sale. So 3 sales and it covers the cost of advertising.

    Just wanted to let people know what I was promoting if interested, I'll report back with results!

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    Thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author pengerik
    Anyone else here with good (or bad) experience with BSA ? I've never used them before but this thread got me a little curious. Anyone know if they have a ex. $20 free advertising to try them out kind of deal somewhere ?
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX Enterprises
    Like always it really is the ad and the site. I'm exclusively advertising on sites that have some sort of product or service for sale, be it premium WP themes or twitter related backgrounds/packages. This targets viewers who are already in "buying" mode or have purchased in the past. I'll report back in a few days with this new campaign and see if the results continue!

    -Amy
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    • Profile picture of the author JayYamada
      I finally gotten a wrasp of this, will be trying to out, hopefully i can cover back my advertising cost.

      From where I am from, you can post this sort of ads with bloggers but its about $50 for a week, I tried once and I didn't get much clicks and no sales.

      This seems like a cheap alternative.

      Please do update your progress
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      • Profile picture of the author Shina
        Thanks for the nice share Amy, i am trying this. There are suitable products to promote on CJ, CB and elsewhere.

        Just a thought to add:

        In principle you could also apply this method to the Google content network. Huge inventory and huge number of sites available + tight targeting is possible. Also Google has their own banner making facility free to use within your Adwords account or you can upload your own banners or the ones ready made by the decent CB merchants.

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    • Profile picture of the author munnacircuit
      wow!

      thanks Amy for sharing this..i tried this network but didnt succeed..i need to give another try

      i didnt try125 banners thinking no one is gonna click them. . i have to change my mind now
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  • Profile picture of the author iiwebmoney
    this is a different idea of making money online.that is so cool! Thank you for GSX!
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  • Profile picture of the author skyzop
    Originally Posted by GSX Enterprises View Post

    Hello Fellow Warriors,

    I want to give back to everyone and share an experience I recently had when checking my ClickBank account ;D

    I was recently monitoring my ads on BuySellAds.com for a twitter service I'm running, then I started to browse through their available sites.

    Note: If you're unfamiliar with BuySellAds.com (which I'm sure many are, it's relatively small) they are primarily focused on Web Dev and Social Media websites and all things accordingly. They only allow websites such as that into their network, but they have some pretty top-tier sites and networks.

    So I started browsing through and wanted to see if any correlated to any ClickBank products. Lo and Behold, quite a few did!

    So I emailed BuySellAds.com and asked if we could use affiliate links on sites that we wanted to advertise with, and they said no problem.

    So I browsed through their available sites and found one related to Twitter that cost $50 a month for over half a million impressions.

    I then went into ClickBank and looked at Twitter related products, found one that was converting at a "claimed" 2%-8% and had over 100 gravity.

    I grabbed one of the 125x125 banner and slapped my affiliate link on their and submitted it.

    The great thing about BuySellAds.com is that your ad usually goes live instantly, and at most 24 hours later.

    This was 4 days ago. I logged into my CB account today to find that the ad which I spent $50 on had already netted $175 in affiliate commissions and its only been 4 days! The ads run for 30 days based on that price!!

    Another huge advantage of BuySellAds.com is live tracking. They have live tracking for impressions and CTR, then you can track conversions in CB.

    I just wanted to point out this network for anyone looking to do some experimentation. Based on my initial results, I'm going to do some more poking around and try and find some more sites on BuySellAds.com that correlate to products on ClickBank.

    The best part was I didn't have to make a website, I didn't have to design graphics, I didn't have to do keyword research and I didn't have to do any SEO!

    I hope this can help some warrior out there make a buck or two!

    Good luck Warriors! Let me know if you've any questions!

    -Amy
    Hey, Thanks for the info.

    Have you ever tried using SkyZop.com ? They have a full suite of free features to enable you to promote, and track your links.
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      Originally Posted by skyzop View Post

      Hey, Thanks for the info.

      Have you ever tried using SkyZop.com ? They have a full suite of free features to enable you to promote, and track your links.
      Your first post, and you promote your product? Not cool.
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      • Profile picture of the author CarloD.
        Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

        Your first post, and you promote your product? Not cool.
        Haha, Agreed...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom E
    You could have easily turned this into a WSO which would have been more valuable than a lot of the WSO's out there. The fact that you're giving it away, is pretty remarkable. Thanks for your generosity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samos
    Any update Amy? I also bought some ads will post my results here. I already looked in to it some days ago, but you made me go in action mode.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samos
    1300 views no clicks... Should I change my ad?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I've never tried them but this is the first good story I heard about them
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  • Profile picture of the author Money Tree
    Very interesting thread. I am trying to learn more about media buys and this is good information to start with. Thanks.

    Now, please check out my site . . . just kidding.

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    • Profile picture of the author gamefan
      Hi, I'm new. But I'd like to share my data here. Yesterday I bought a banner spot in one website from Buysellads, around 900k impressions for $50. There are some keywords listed No1 in Google. I thought it's a good deal. But by now I have got 36k impression and 7 clicks. The click through rate is only 0.02%. That's too bad.
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      • Profile picture of the author hestas
        Originally Posted by gamefan View Post

        Hi, I'm new. But I'd like to share my data here. Yesterday I bought a banner spot in one website from Buysellads, around 900k impressions for $50. There are some keywords listed No1 in Google. I thought it's a good deal. But by now I have got 36k impression and 7 clicks. The click through rate is only 0.02%. That's too bad.
        If you want just send me your banner and we can do some thing on it or maybe i can design a new one for you i you want ofcourse

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  • Profile picture of the author Shounak Gupte
    good info.. thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author kbeem298
    I love BuySellAds.com I have used them, Ad position is key to making a successful campaign...This is a really neat idea though. I think I may give this a try soon
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  • Profile picture of the author impris0sn3d
    Been lurking these forums for a little bit, saw this post and am giving it a shot. So far, day 2 181k impressions and 5 clicks. *crossing fingers*
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    Hi Amy,

    Thanks for sharing your success. Learned a few things from this thread on how you go about qualifying sites. If you have some results of your recent buys, do update us Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jlopezjr
    thanks for the info. i actually ran up on a site that offered advertising and when I clicked it it took me to buysellads and it was $145 for 30 days for a site receiving half a mil views a month. i'm going to give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    People on BSA are looking for free stuff -- not buyers. They're mostly blog readers into tech, design, and blogging.

    I spent $85 to promote an iPhone product and got 800K impressions and 10 clicks. No conversion.

    And LOL - check this out http://www.deluxetemplates.net/ -- two people trying to promote "blogging to the bank" using BSA

    Did he/she even check the website first???
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  • Profile picture of the author wheltent
    Thanks for the lead. Networks I have looked at have rejected affiliate connections, so this reopens some doors. I'm still pretty green, but information like this is schooling me well Good luck. Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author roshgurg
    Information with Value! this is for people like me who are fed up with seo, ppc and other traffic getting methods with no actual results, I will definitely have a go at it and will give my review here.... thanks gsx enterprise you are pretty.
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  • Profile picture of the author tsampson
    Hello Amy,

    Thank you for the info. Good stuff. I just checked out your site and I'm going to sign up for your Stumble blueprint package. I've been curious as to how that works so I will give it a go.

    Thanks Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author US Blues
    I have used buysellads and similar networks, direct linking with mixed results. Overall I found I could do a lot better going outside the network to negotiate directly with site owners in some of the lesser known niches, often times in foreign countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author skygod
    Thanks Amy for sharing your results, because I was going to try BuySellads.com too, but I bookmark 20+ media buy sites and can't decide which one to use, all the bookmarked media site are the top 20 on ComScore.

    I see most of the "good spots" in BuySellAds.com are already sold out, even the impression are low, and with high impression low costs, nobody wants to buy, but preimum spots in BSA sold out pretty fast, and they don't have high impression too. Could it be the advertiser already knew what spots convert, maybe the impression doesn't matter.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dhira
    Been eyeing this thread for a while, so i just setup & ran two tests on there to see how they do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Freeman77
      I purchased several banner ads on BuySellAds in the past, and have an active ad that costs $200/month.

      I didn't see great results in the past, and the results of my ongoing banner is underwhelming -- if current trends continue, I'll lost much of that $200 (a very small portion of my ad budget, so no biggie).

      However, I'm sure there are some great opportunities on that site, and I'm not trying to discourage you! Just take some of the estimated impressions data with a grain of salt.
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    I have lost a lot of money with buy sell ads, most sites are related to designs,graphics,etc. I would contact webmasters directly and purchase ad banners from there sites at much cheaper rates!
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    • Profile picture of the author Maji
      thanks for the info
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    I think it boils down to patience. How much patience you have for testing out and trying new things if some of them don't work as expected. For those who don't want to test or who want quick results, then media buys is probably not for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aff1
    Hi Guys has anyone used AdBrite or pulse 360, I have had very good success with pulse 360 at the past .
    I found AdBrite very similar to BSA but I belive there are more niche's to play with

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dhira
    I had MASSIVE failures with Adbrite. Even when using clickbank products.

    Spent a lot of money, made very little.
    It does get the traffic, but didn't work well for me at all.
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    Do you have an update on your earnings?
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  • Profile picture of the author JustKid
    Im actually using BuySellTrade.. Hope the exposure from here doesn't drive up prices. What ive tried to do is keep a set budget maybe under $500 a month and split that up between.. check right now I have it split between 10 different sites, all same niche but different sites.

    What I've found using somewhat of a related method as to the one mentioned here is to not push all your eggs into one basket AKA site. That way its easier to split test each type of site however you wish to catergorize them.

    I prefer to assign them to specific targetted age groups.For instance a could safely say Warriors is geared toward the more mature older crowd, I would put down $30 a month to advertise here. Then I would put another $30 into a site geared towards children, maybe like a online arcade site.

    Just saying don't think youll magically find the cheap, magic site. As the OP said she only made about $100-$200 in profit. Although users should realize that they should research keywords and the site itself before placing any AD buys
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  • Profile picture of the author anggie
    I will try... thanks for your share
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    Which CB products have you promoted and how many sales made to rake in $175 ???
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