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Hey, can you tell me if you use this technique to your bring traffic to your CPA offer ?
I saw somewhere that this technique is dead...is it right ?
#poll technique
  • Profile picture of the author mark587905
    Its not dead, you just cant do it as a long term strategy as CPA offers tend to get scrubbed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    it really depends on your traffic source, i wouldn't dare bother polls with google anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    But with yahoo or bing, is it still working? Is this method considered as an incentive one?
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by costi View Post

      But with yahoo or bing, is it still working? Is this method considered as an incentive one?
      It can still work, just need to sneak it through.. honestly the time you spend sneaking it through you could be developing strengths in other areas..

      so in short - you can still make money, but it is probably not worth the hassel..
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      • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
        It still works very well especially the with popular names like who looks better this person or that person, who has better abs, and so on, get creative and use whats popular and you'll have alot of good response to your poll method.

        On facebook you'll spend about $350 for traffic but you'll make about $650 or more back in a day if done right.

        On pulse360 you can still easily have $1000+ days with little ad spend.

        Heres what I do on pulse360 I target a sports site then I run polls with popular athletes names and it's like money in the bank.

        Poll methods really aren't that hard, just use your head and you don't even need google traffic for this.

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        • Profile picture of the author cooler1
          Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

          It still works very well especially the with popular names like who looks better this person or that person, who has better abs, and so on, get creative and use whats popular and you'll have alot of good response to your poll method.

          On facebook you'll spend about $350 for traffic but you'll make about $650 or more back in a day if done right.

          On pulse360 you can still easily have $1000+ days with little ad spend.

          Heres what I do on pulse360 I target a sports site then I run polls with popular athletes names and it's like money in the bank.

          Poll methods really aren't that hard, just use your head and you don't even need google traffic for this.

          Take Care,
          Reid
          Do you need to buy a domain to do the poll method? Ive bought a number of domains recently so i don't want to spend anymore buying more for now.

          Could you just use free webhosting then put the poll landing page on there.
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          • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
            @Reid Stevens what kind of offers do you promote with the poll method, do you use this free Ipad, Ipod offers? And in the landing page you just put the question and ask the visitor to fill his email on the following page and then you make the redirect to the offer page? Isn't this considered incentive?
            One network that I use is a simple "Give me your thoughts and be registered to win a vacation package for 2" They put in name and email then a couple other pages and I get paid $3.60 per submit.

            When I promote the in the Sports Niche my CPA Network has a register for a trip to the Superbowl, NBA Playoffs, MLB All Star Game depends what time of year it is the offer rotates for the season, that one pays a little better.

            People get sick of the register and win free Ipad, Ipad, Iphone, Droid, you name it.

            You have to find Networks that have multiple offers that are a little different than what people see, and go with that, because the same old offers get "old".

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            • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
              There is some interesting replies here, so to resume poll technique its not dead we just have to be creative "think out of the box" and make some good landing pages to make people act quick.

              One question, if we make a poll about a pop star or something and offer a free ipad, we do not really bring good leads to our network right ? So what happens next when the network discover our methods and do not agree with that?

              I hope you understand me.
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            • Profile picture of the author costi
              Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

              One network that I use is a simple "Give me your thoughts and be registered to win a vacation package for 2" They put in name and email then a couple other pages and I get paid $3.60 per submit.

              When I promote the in the Sports Niche my CPA Network has a register for a trip to the Superbowl, NBA Playoffs, MLB All Star Game depends what time of year it is the offer rotates for the season, that one pays a little better.

              People get sick of the register and win free Ipad, Ipad, Iphone, Droid, you name it.

              You have to find Networks that have multiple offers that are a little different than what people see, and go with that, because the same old offers get "old".

              Take Care
              Do you create any landing page or you just direct link? Can you please tell us what is your traffic source? Is facebook a good place where to buy such ads?
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              • Profile picture of the author ryodante
                Yeah, since i'm a newbie, i'd like to know which one the best traffic source for a beginner like me? i have uploaded one landing page using "poll technique". i put simple question there with the answer only "yes" or "no". is that legal for me to do that? will it be considered as "incentive offer" ?
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                • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
                  Originally Posted by ryodante View Post

                  Yeah, since i'm a newbie, i'd like to know which one the best traffic source for a beginner like me? i have uploaded one landing page using "poll technique". i put simple question there with the answer only "yes" or "no". is that legal for me to do that? will it be considered as "incentive offer" ?
                  No. An incentive is where you personally "bribe" someone to complete your offer. Basically saying "hey I'll give you a free keychain if you fill out this email submit". Not exactly that, but you get the idea.

                  If they are giving away an Iphone for an email address and to complete some offers, that's not your incentive, it's theirs.
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                • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
                  Do you create any landing page or you just direct link? Can you please tell us what is your traffic source? Is facebook a good place where to buy such ads?
                  I have my own landing page because it feels more real to the consumer. My traffic source is pulse360 and facebook. Do not do facebook yet unless you know how to fine tune the demographics.

                  It took me a week or 2 of fine tuning their traffic, but pulse360 is a great money maker if you want to go full time because the sites they let you target are very targeted to my offer. It will look like high cpc at first but it's not. If you spend $3.50 you can make back $6.50.

                  That's how $1000 days can add up fast. Their is a guy in my same niche, targeting some of the same websites I do pulling in $12,000 days. I know it seems crazy but you just have to find what works then ramp it up and be creative.

                  People make making money online seem alot harder than it really is. Just set aside $100 for some small buys then 2 months later watch what happens to your bank account.

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                  • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
                    Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

                    If you spend $3.50 you can make back $6.50.
                    What type of Poll script are you running to pull those types of numbers? That's a pretty good return. You're obviously not using WP Easy Polls. LOL

                    How much is it to buy into Pulse 360?

                    Thanks.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
                      What type of Poll script are you running to pull those types of numbers? That's a pretty good return. You're obviously not using WP Easy Polls. LOL

                      How much is it to buy into Pulse 360?
                      No, I'm not using WP Easy Polls. I'm using a custom script. You can start using pulse360 with about $100 but each site they target has a different cost per click.

                      Some cost per clicks are high but with testing it out it always has a great return on some sites they target because of the large volume. (That's my opinion and testing only). It depends on your network, and what offers they have.

                      Other sites they target like some entertainment websites can be as low as $.44 cents a click. But only you know what sites best fit what your polling about.
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                  • Profile picture of the author ryodante
                    Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

                    No. An incentive is where you personally "bribe" someone to complete your offer. Basically saying "hey I'll give you a free keychain if you fill out this email submit". Not exactly that, but you get the idea.

                    If they are giving away an Iphone for an email address and to complete some offers, that's not your incentive, it's theirs.
                    OK then, let me clear my situation here, there's a statement in my website which i copied from others.. "Get a Chance.. bla..bla..bla.. for voting".

                    That will be fine for me, right?


                    Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

                    I have my own landing page because it feels more real to the consumer. My traffic source is pulse360 and facebook. Do not do facebook yet unless you know how to fine tune the demographics.

                    It took me a week or 2 of fine tuning their traffic, but pulse360 is a great money maker if you want to go full time because the sites they let you target are very targeted to my offer. It will look like high cpc at first but it's not. If you spend $3.50 you can make back $6.50.

                    That's how $1000 days can add up fast. Their is a guy in my same niche, targeting some of the same websites I do pulling in $12,000 days. I know it seems crazy but you just have to find what works then ramp it up and be creative.

                    People make making money online seem alot harder than it really is. Just set aside $100 for some small buys then 2 months later watch what happens to your bank account.

                    Take Care.
                    That's just like i wanted to be, can you guide me how to do it? i will work hard for it. Thank you.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
                      That's just like i wanted to be, can you guide me how to do it? i will work hard for it. Thank you.
                      That's a great attitude! Just drop me a PM some day and I'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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                      • Profile picture of the author ryodante
                        Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

                        That's a great attitude! Just drop me a PM some day and I'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

                        Take Care
                        Thank you for your kindness..
                        up to today, my post count still far below 50 that makes me cannot do a PM to you, so instead PM can we do that sharing using IM / Email?

                        Thanks again.
                        Rio
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                        • Profile picture of the author FreeSoul
                          I started today using the "poll technique" on Bing/MSN. I make my polls with WP Quick Polls. I'm targeting a well known celebrity.

                          Does this type of landing pages convert well? I'm asking this because I read "You're obviously not using WP Easy Polls. LOL", althought I'm using WP Quick Polls the pages are in fact very simple.

                          Best Regards. Wish me luck
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        • Profile picture of the author williamrs
          Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

          It still works very well especially the with popular names like who looks better this person or that person, who has better abs, and so on, get creative and use whats popular and you'll have alot of good response to your poll method.

          On facebook you'll spend about $350 for traffic but you'll make about $650 or more back in a day if done right.

          On pulse360 you can still easily have $1000+ days with little ad spend.

          Heres what I do on pulse360 I target a sports site then I run polls with popular athletes names and it's like money in the bank.

          Poll methods really aren't that hard, just use your head and you don't even need google traffic for this.

          Take Care,
          Reid
          It's a nice idea. I have never tried to run poll on Pulse360 because of the high CPCs, but it's true that they have some very good publishers in the sports niche, so it can be worth a try.

          Also, if it works on Pulse360 should work on AdSonar as well.

          Anyway, I still think that the easiest start for beginners is Yahoo! and Bing.


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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Polls still work, but I agree with Chris when he says that it's hard to use them with Google. However, Yahoo, Bing and other platforms are still very good for polls.

    You just have to find a good question, a nice offers and cheap traffic source.


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    • Profile picture of the author tayuyaa
      Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

      However, Yahoo, Bing and other platforms are still very good for polls.
      I dont understand, how can I be ranked in yahoo and not in google ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Adbeat
        Originally Posted by tayuyaa View Post

        I dont understand, how can I be ranked in yahoo and not in google ?
        Google does not allow the standard affiliate poll landing pages to run on adwords.

        I am seeing some people currently running traffic in a popular niche to a quiz landing page and email opt in on Google content. I think they own the offer, but this might work with follow up email marketing as an affiliate also.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckknife1
    Polls are also fine on social networks. Give it a try on a popular fan page maybe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Ive seen Fortune 500 companies running the poll method on Facebook.

    Oh wait, nevermind.. this method was declared dead a few months ago.

    I must have been seeing things.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryodante
      Oh really?

      Poll technique already dead? what a mistake for me.. i have done one website to be used as a pool technique, but i'm not just doing poll alone, i have content within my website, is that still working for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatesea
    It is not dead..But it is not affective as before.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    @Reid Stevens what kind of offers do you promote with the poll method, do you use this free Ipad, Ipod offers? And in the landing page you just put the question and ask the visitor to fill his email on the following page and then you make the redirect to the offer page? Isn't this considered incentive?
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    So to make it really clear, you host the landing page where you have the poll, and in this landing page you tell the visitor that after he submits the poll he will get the chance to win something if in the next page he will submit his email address! Is this correct?
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by costi View Post

      So to make it really clear, you host the landing page where you have the poll, and in this landing page you tell the visitor that after he submits the poll he will get the chance to win something if in the next page he will submit his email address! Is this correct?
      That's the jist of it..
      (the page where they submit the e-mail address is generally the offer page)
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Ive got a HostGator account and they give you $100 free credit for Google AdWords.

    I was wondering, do you have to have a Google AdWords account with credit on it already to use this free credit or can you just create a new AdWords account and start using the $100 credit?

    Also how much content do you have to put on the poll site in addition to the actual poll if your using AdWords? As i know Google doesn't like poll sites, i don't want to get slapped.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      Ive got a HostGator account and they give you $100 free credit for Google AdWords.

      I was wondering, do you have to have a Google AdWords account with credit on it already to use this free credit or can you just create a new AdWords account and start using the $100 credit?

      Also how much content do you have to put on the poll site in addition to the actual poll if your using AdWords? As i know Google doesn't like poll sites, i don't want to get slapped.
      I'm pretty sure that $100 credit is for new accounts only, so you would need to open up a brand new account
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  • Profile picture of the author thewinningwagers
    @Reid I could sure use your help however pm'ing you is out of the question because of post count as well as guest posts on your space and I don't have an email this is the only place I know of to contact you!
    please pm me with an email I have a few questions
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author danz G
    i have try poll method using facebook ads and poll for TV show it still works.
    i used poll to people vote their favorites artist then vote them,
    Note bad For $5 spending and it give me $25 since one submit i get $2,25

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  • Profile picture of the author Rauhbautz
    do polls still work?
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    I've been teaching this method since 2007 and every time someone asks "does it still work" the reply is ALWAYS...yes.

    Rules change, traffic sources change but the basics of the method remain the same.

    They still work, some CPA networks don't like "poll" traffic anymore, but that's ok lots of others do.

    Now another cool spin is to use polls on mobile. (You heard it here first).

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