My little adf.ly experiment...

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

So I've been playing with adf.ly for the last few days (http://adf.ly) and have been able to add over 300 new subscribers to my email list for just $40. Certain buddies of mine have had MUCH higher numbers than I have.

(Adf.ly is a URL shortener that displays interstatial/banner ads after a user clicks through)

The trouble is, these guys aren't opening emails or buying... so I thought about CPA.

So I'm now sending a bunch of traffic to a few offers, and we'll see how they convert! Since I know they like to sign up for newsletters, I think CPA with adf.ly will be a snap.

I'll let you know how it goes.
#adfly #experiment
  • Profile picture of the author tibipuiu
    sounds interesting. please do keep us posted
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    That will be a nice experiement!

    How much time did it take for you to get the 300 subscribers? Also, what autoresponder are you using? Because I have had deliverability problems with self-hosted autoresponders in the past, so I recommend you to go with Aweber or GetResponse.


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

      That will be a nice experiement!

      How much time did it take for you to get the 300 subscribers? Also, what autoresponder are you using? Because I have had deliverability problems with self-hosted autoresponders in the past, so I recommend you to go with Aweber or GetResponse.


      William
      I've been using Aweber for the last few years.

      It took 3 days to get the subs, 40k hits, which cost me $40.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnkn
        Originally Posted by Chris Ramsey View Post

        I've been using Aweber for the last few years.

        It took 3 days to get the subs, 40k hits, which cost me $40.
        I was looking at their advertising options and, according to your expenses, you probably didn't use geo-target. Is it still worth the money if you get subscribers from any country?
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  • Profile picture of the author bigg
    interesting. i'll be following your experiment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Biowza
      This inspired me to do the same. I've direct linked to a CPA offer to see what sort of conversion I get.

      I'll post my results as they come.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    I tried some interstitial ads from clicksor but with no success, I will give it a try also with ads.ly maybe I will have more luck, just now I am buying an ad!
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Hey, Chris, it seems that you helped people here find another traffic source!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Ramsey
    Well, it seems that adf.ly works for squeeze pages, but when it comes to CPA, I'm sending the wrong offers, or MaxBounty's tracking is WAY off.

    I sent 5k viewers to two different offers, which would have netted me about 100 new subscribers with my current squeeze - and I didn't get a single conversion on the offers.

    They were both "make money from home" style offers. One for survey's, and I can't remember what the other was for exactly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
      Running just now a small campaign with adf.ly ... don't know if i can post the link here... still, 5 usd per 1000 USA targeted vis. is very cheap.
      I have put up an amazon affiliatelink (cookie 24hrs) let's wait and see what happens - let you know
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      • Profile picture of the author Freddie
        Originally Posted by Gijsbertus View Post

        Running just now a small campaign with adf.ly ... don't know if i can post the link here... still, 5 usd per 1000 USA targeted vis. is very cheap.
        I have put up an amazon affiliatelink (cookie 24hrs) let's wait and see what happens - let you know
        I can tell you already you're in for a great ROI. I have done the same over the last few days and it is very profitable this time of the year.

        Trouble is - it is also very much against Amazon's affiliate agreement...

        Personally I will not continue despite the healthy profit margin. Not too keen on losing my Amazon account. It's up to you how you value the quick buck (because it really does work great!) vs the risk of losing your account. Make sure you cover your tracks.

        I am very interested in the main topic of the thread though... to see if anyone has success with adfly and CPA.
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by Chris Ramsey View Post

      Well, it seems that adf.ly works for squeeze pages, but when it comes to CPA, I'm sending the wrong offers, or MaxBounty's tracking is WAY off.

      I sent 5k viewers to two different offers, which would have netted me about 100 new subscribers with my current squeeze - and I didn't get a single conversion on the offers.

      They were both "make money from home" style offers. One for survey's, and I can't remember what the other was for exactly.
      So you probably need to find a way to make your subscribers more responsive... Are the confirm feature enabled for your campaign?

      Also, try to promote free lead gen offers like gift cards (very profitable now that Christmas is coming) instead of paid offers.


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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    I also launched an email submit offer, but until now no leads! Still 600 hits to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    I just tested 5000 for $5.00 International for a squeeze page free optin and received about 59 sign-ups. Let's see if they convert. That's over 1% sign-up rate. I'm planning to test USA only and compare results. Thanks Chris for traffic new source.

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    • Profile picture of the author Freddie
      Originally Posted by alliance View Post

      I just tested 5000 for $5.00 International for a squeeze page free optin and received about 59 sign-ups. Let's see if they convert. That's over 1% sign-up rate. I'm planning to test USA only and compare results. Thanks Chris for traffic new source.

      AJ
      That's a good result - much better than I got when I tried my squeeze. Can I be curious and ask what was on your squeeze page? Niche? Actual offer?
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      • Profile picture of the author alliance
        Originally Posted by Freddie View Post

        That's a good result - much better than I got when I tried my squeeze. Can I be curious and ask what was on your squeeze page? Niche? Actual offer?


        Its a free affiliate marketing course. Its all in the follow-up.

        AJ
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        • Profile picture of the author Biowza
          Just thought I'd bump this thread to say that I tried another offer and some traffic NOT from the USA and I'm seeing some decent results.

          I'm just direct linking a CPA offer to a european market

          A little over 10% of the hits delivered and I've pretty much broken even already.

          I'm looking forward to see what my final results will be.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    My email submit campaign almost finished but no any conversions until now! The offer was about a free phone! Any suggestions?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bane
      Originally Posted by costi View Post

      My email submit campaign almost finished but no any conversions until now! The offer was about a free phone! Any suggestions?
      I'm going to be brutally honest here - why would you use such a horrible offer? When the iPhone first came out, sure. 6 years ago, fine. But now?

      Every even slightly internet savvy user has already seen those offers a million times and has felt scammed almost every time they've filled one out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biowza
    Well, I had similar results to most here.

    My offer was a zip-submit offer for free fuel.

    Got 1 conversion from the 1,000 hits which I paid $5 for (US traffic) which paid out $1.30.

    Overall, I operated at a loss of $3.70.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    This is a very interesting thread and I look forward to seeing the results from the posters above.

    You really can't expect too much from this traffic, even if its geo-targeted as it has a high irritant factor. Nobody likes seeing an ad in between where they have just clicked from before they get to what they just clicked to get to.

    That's why it's cheap to buy.

    Good to see this forum coming up trumps again in helping people assess the viability of such schemes.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    @Biowza Can you give any hints about what the offer is?
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    • Profile picture of the author Biowza
      It's a bit of software which pays $1.30 for each download. It's on the peerfly network.

      I just checked my stats and my campaign has just broken even with still half the hits to come.

      Thanks to Chris Ramsey for showing me this lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Way to go, Biowza!

    Time for a little test of me own I'm thinking!

    May I ask which countries are converting?
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    • Profile picture of the author Biowza
      Thanks! My campaign is targeted to Italian traffic at the moment and its working quite well.

      I'll try out some other markets I think, but yeah, I think the key to adfly is to NOT target USA, and try to find offers relating to the country you're targeting.

      It is now a 'profitable' campaign (By a couple of dollars, but hey I spent only 6$ on the traffic)
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      • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
        Originally Posted by Biowza View Post

        Thanks! My campaign is targeted to Italian traffic at the moment and its working quite well.

        I'll try out some other markets I think, but yeah, I think the key to adfly is to NOT target USA, and try to find offers relating to the country you're targeting.

        It is now a 'profitable' campaign (By a couple of dollars, but hey I spent only 6$ on the traffic)
        Thanks. I may test something similar on the Germans

        When using Peerfly, have you had any experience in the differentce between the long and short links?
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      • Profile picture of the author olamilekan2
        Thanks for sharing this, will be conducting my own testing today. But one question what kind of traffic is best interstitial or leaderboard banner advertising and do you suggest direct linking or you create your own banner.

        Still new to promoting CPA offers.

        Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    OK. All set up. testing...testing....one two...
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    I think that the interstitial is better, anyway after you get a positive ROI you can start testing also the top banner.
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  • Profile picture of the author sk8er431
    this ad.fly thing got me interested too, seems like when you get traffics from us traffic in the international package you would definitely get more leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    from there you get cheap traffics but you dont know how targeted you are getting.
    when i was surfing searching for something and adf.ly interrupts me and sometimes it gets on my nerves.

    When you are driving smoothly and no cars on the road suddenly you strike a red lights.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colton
    Test, test, and more tests. I might have to give this little experiment a go.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmpyreRJ
    Can we target traffic just for USA
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  • Profile picture of the author kcom
    Sounds positive for listbuilding, so-so for CPA offers
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    I split my traffic between Italy and Germany for a European CPA offer. So far $3.84 spent out of my test budget of $5 and $3.90 earned. How is that for breaking even! 500 more hits to go, so lets see how it looks in the morning.

    So far with this offer the ratio is 1 conversion for every 500 visits. If I get my expected 1 more conversion from the remaining 500 in my test campaign then I will be $0.20 in profit. When the campaign is over this will help people work out the CPC and compare to the EPC of offers they wish to push. Although I should be testing with much higher numbers to get meaningful data. lol.

    Good fun though!

    EDIT: I just noticed comparing actual reported clicks to the offer with the number of visitors from my adfly budget that there is a substantial discrepancy in my favour. This must be the visits which last less than the required amount of time and are not charged for. Nice to know they are honest about that.
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      interesting find, testing one of my ppv campaigns tehre
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Just an update of my test last night.

    With about 50 visits left to go on the campaign, I stand at $1.50 profit. $5 spent and $6.50 earned.

    Whether I would risk investing enough moula to make it worthwhile is another question. Traffic comes quickly enough but Peerfly (the CPA network I used for this test) pauses/ceases offers without any notice and, although you can pause campaigns with adfly, I'm not sure whether you can edit them to put a different URL in once they are running.
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    • Profile picture of the author investasap
      Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

      Just an update of my test last night.

      With about 50 visits left to go on the campaign, I stand at $1.50 profit. $5 spent and $6.50 earned.

      Whether I would risk investing enough moula to make it worthwhile is another question. Traffic comes quickly enough but Peerfly (the CPA network I used for this test) pauses/ceases offers without any notice and, although you can pause campaigns with adfly, I'm not sure whether you can edit them to put a different URL in once they are running.
      You can pause and then resubmit a new link,thats what i do when changing campaigns etc
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  • Profile picture of the author CPApromoter
    I imagine you could just set up a new one once you pause one, as opposed to editing the paused one. i'd just leave it paused.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
      Originally Posted by CPApromoter View Post

      I imagine you could just set up a new one once you pause one, as opposed to editing the paused one. i'd just leave it paused.
      Yes you could, but my point is that if you had thrown $1k or $2k (which you would need to do to make any respectable coin) on a campaign and halfway through it was busted by the CPA company, would that 'balance' of money be available for other campaigns?

      I have e-mailed adfly to clarify this
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    Any updates? From my side I tried an other offer a download offer and still no conversions, it was for US traffic, now I will try one with foreign traffic if still no conversions, I will give up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
      So far $12 spent and $18.20 earned. Still have about 800 visits to come.

      And Adfly have told me that you can divert unspent funds to a different campaign by editing the campaign URL

      If you are using CPA offers, look closely at the CR & EPC. Basically, this traffic is near to junk but you should get some conversions. I am getting 0.28% CR - 14 conversions of of just over 5000 clicks (800 or so of those clicks are 'extras' which closed before 5 seconds) So, look at how much you will earn for the conversion, and, if my figures are anywhere near representative, you should find out if its profitable of not as the advertising cost is fixed.
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      • Profile picture of the author CrhisD
        Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

        So far $12 spent and $18.20 earned. Still have about 800 visits to come.

        And Adfly have told me that you can divert unspent funds to a different campaign by editing the campaign URL

        If you are using CPA offers, look closely at the CR & EPC. Basically, this traffic is near to junk but you should get some conversions. I am getting 0.28% CR - 14 conversions of of just over 5000 clicks (800 or so of those clicks are 'extras' which closed before 5 seconds) So, look at how much you will earn for the conversion, and, if my figures are anywhere near representative, you should find out if its profitable of not as the advertising cost is fixed.
        People tell me there's something called "scrubbing" in which they can legally not pay you anything you have earned. I'm not sure how that's suppose to work, or even if there's any chance of that happening.
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        • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
          Originally Posted by CrhisD View Post

          People tell me there's something called "scrubbing" in which they can legally not pay you anything you have earned. I'm not sure how that's suppose to work, or even if there's any chance of that happening.
          Who? CPA networks?

          There are controls with regard to the equivalent of click fraud - say hiring someone to create and submit e-mail addresses to offers or getting bots to do the same but, in this case, you are driving legit traffic and the offer is not converting high enough for it to raise any flags anyway.

          The same with PPC. A service can dispute your traffic if your stats look fishy or if they get complaints from advertisers.

          Have you heard anything particular regarding any specific CPA network?

          I have always been paid by the ones I work with - and on time too.
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          • Profile picture of the author CrhisD
            Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

            Who? CPA networks?

            There are controls with regard to the equivalent of click fraud - say hiring someone to create and submit e-mail addresses to offers or getting bots to do the same but, in this case, you are driving legit traffic and the offer is not converting high enough for it to raise any flags anyway.

            The same with PPC. A service can dispute your traffic if your stats look fishy or if they get complaints from advertisers.

            Have you heard anything particular regarding any specific CPA network?

            I have always been paid by the ones I work with - and on time too.
            It's here : http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...pay-1-5-a.html

            If you look at post #4 someone says

            In one of my campaigns, I had all my leads (e-mail submits) scrubbed when I really had a conversion rate of around 30%...
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        • Profile picture of the author ktshoppe
          Good statistics on income and expenses. One question. Did you use the ad.fly earnings for to earn $18.20 from $12 CrhisD
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Originally Posted by hoanggiang218 View Post

    adf.ly can lost traffic to your site!!
    Dude, first of all we are discussing advertising using adfly on this thread, not publishing which I assume you are referring to.

    But since you raise the matter, you obviously don't use a shortened adfly link to anything you care about

    If you have a site or a blog which is a primary web property then you use your normal link. if, however you want to refer people to someone else's site or to a CPA offer then why not use adfly? If people don't make it to the page, you may still get some income from the click.

    One cool use I heard of is if you have a forum, you can set it to turn all links posted into adfly links for your account. imagine that if the forum is popular!
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  • Profile picture of the author pedobear
    I have doubts about the quality of the traffic from adf.ly. Anyway a very interesting idea you have. keep us updated on your progress
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    • Profile picture of the author olamilekan2
      Quality and volume of traffic are not as high as other Ads Network, but is good for testing offers which are not restricted to a demographics. Ok for someone just starting out
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      • Profile picture of the author hron
        I have tried adf.ly with maybe 400.000 visits.

        You can get 0.2-0.6 % optin rate, which is good considering you only pay from 0.4 - 3 dollars per 1000 visits. However they are not buyers or email openers.

        I ran a campaign getting about 240 optins in one day, however nobody buys, if I remember it was about 40.000 visits.

        Many have reported it's very difficult to get a buyer out of an adf.ly visit. Some kind of free download offers (CPA) seems to be the only thing that gives positive earnings.

        You should always know who your customer or visitors are.
        Adf.ly visitors are most young men or boys on their way to download something (FREE) or illegal or torrent or thing like that.

        According the the visitors, their behavior and what they are about to do... the way is to "trick" them with some sort of a "download button" is working the best, because they are on their way of downloading something.

        I am not using CPA, but if you want to try it out, consider a simple button or ad for: "download" niche, game, mobile, ring tone, mobile game.

        I stoped using adf.ly. However it's good for a cheap test of ads and optimizing sqeezepages.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    This will be extremely interesting to see.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahuja
    I tried to promote cpa offers but it didn't convert at adf.ly
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    As dating usually converts better than most things, I tested with a few thou from South American countries with a local flavor of Friend Finder set to local language and local content and set to just pay on free signups.

    Waste of time...just one conversion from 4000 I think it was.

    There was one offer which worked reasonably well in Europe buy that offer no longer exists.

    I think that you need to find a good, solid offer for European countries and test with those.
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    • Profile picture of the author nelio26
      Thanks Paleochora for updating us on your experience.

      I have tried this traffic method in the past. I would suggest you don't direct traffic to the offer. What I have done is create a quiz or question page asking the prospect a question on a hot topic and then redirect to a freebie. This seems to work but don't waste your time on US traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
        Originally Posted by nelio26 View Post

        Thanks Paleochora for updating us on your experience.

        I have tried this traffic method in the past. I would suggest you don't direct traffic to the offer. What I have done is create a quiz or question page asking the prospect a question on a hot topic and then redirect to a freebie. This seems to work but don't waste your time on US traffic.
        Cool. Do you have an example of one of your pages that you wouldn't mind sharing?
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        • Profile picture of the author nelio26
          Sure I do. This is just an example of the landing page as I can't reveal the ones I have used here. win-free-ipod [dot] com is a good example of what the landing page should look like.

          Hope you get the idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    if you do a bit research, those adf.ly traffic are coming from scriptmafia
    so those traffic are actually interested on nulled script..download ...etc
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    • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
      Originally Posted by jordanberg2311 View Post

      if you do a bit research, those adf.ly traffic are coming from scriptmafia
      so those traffic are actually interested on nulled script..download ...etc
      As far as i know, the traffic comes from full page timed ads displayed when someone clicks on a URL shortened by adfly. A proportion of the money you buy traffic with goes to the publisher - the person who shortens a link with adfly.

      You can be a publisher too if you get a ton of clicks on links (if you own a forum for example) it may be worthwhile. For the average Joe it would take some time to get a good income stream from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Phillip
    All purchased traffic can convert if you have good offers.

    Offers like Dating, Weight Loss, Jobs, will convert worldwide.

    People from all countries usually want 1 of the 3.

    Put them in your email list, and give them quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author Johndb
      Can you get banned from Amazon for using Adf.ly?
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    • Profile picture of the author Cash37
      Originally Posted by George Phillip View Post

      All purchased traffic can convert if you have good offers.

      Offers like Dating, Weight Loss, Jobs, will convert worldwide.

      People from all countries usually want 1 of the 3.

      Put them in your email list, and give them quality.
      DISAGREE!

      Most of the people from Ad.fly traffic are freebie seekers. Like someone else said most of the links are from warez and nulled software forums.

      We all have reported little to no conversions with this traffic. What magically makes you think it will work just because its a dating weight loss or job offer?

      More to it than just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author CNP3
    I can tell you from first hand experience that Adfly leads do NOT convert with anything.. I have ran over 50 tests from differetn offers, differetn targeting, etc.. they simply are a waste of space unless you just need clicks for an ad swaps or something.. thats about IT...
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  • Profile picture of the author trang
    I ever got one conversion with 1k USA Traffic. Anyhow, it is a good sign if we know how to do it well
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkerIM
    I tried adf.ly with some email submit offers. I spent $5 and earn around $7.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgedinmore
    There is one thing i think you people are missing.

    I am no expert on CPA, but i do use CPA networks.

    So, my question to you people is, how come you are not looking at the offer, where you got a conversion, and not checking if you can get a higher payout at a different network for the same/similiar offer?

    Because i have found, that if you check, you can get $10-$30 for one email submit on some networks.

    So, if you get one conversion on 1000 which costs $5, then you would be $5 up, if it was $10 a email submit.

    And yes there are networks out there that pay that much, for example: Market Health
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    I'm gonna chip in here.

    I think you are doing it the wrong way. You are testing low-margin CPA offers ($1-5 bucks) with crappy traffic. It just wont work, and it it does you wont make any decent money with it. Why? Because the margins are WAY too low.

    Try this: Stick to adwords, YSM and bing. Highest quality traffic but not cheap. Then, you focus on finance CPA offer but strictly lead generation such as car insurance, debt management etc where you get up to $90 bucks for a simple form submit.

    All of a sudden, the margins open up and a $0.20 cent profit margin becomes $30-40 bucks - per lead! That's how I make my money and its much less of a headache.

    Any questions just let me know
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    • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      I'm gonna chip in here.

      I think you are doing it the wrong way. You are testing low-margin CPA offers ($1-5 bucks) with crappy traffic. It just wont work, and it it does you wont make any decent money with it. Why? Because the margins are WAY too low.

      Try this: Stick to adwords, YSM and bing. Highest quality traffic but not cheap. Then, you focus on finance CPA offer but strictly lead generation such as car insurance, debt management etc where you get up to $90 bucks for a simple form submit.

      All of a sudden, the margins open up and a $0.20 cent profit margin becomes $30-40 bucks - per lead! That's how I make my money and its much less of a headache.

      Any questions just let me know
      Nick
      Couple of questions.

      How much are the clicks costing in those niches for keywords with any degree of quality traffic?

      Are CPA offers still accepable as click through destinations for the big per click ad agencies (Google & Yahoo)?
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    • Profile picture of the author shockwave
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      I'm gonna chip in here.

      I think you are doing it the wrong way. You are testing low-margin CPA offers ($1-5 bucks) with crappy traffic. It just wont work, and it it does you wont make any decent money with it. Why? Because the margins are WAY too low.

      Try this: Stick to adwords, YSM and bing. Highest quality traffic but not cheap. Then, you focus on finance CPA offer but strictly lead generation such as car insurance, debt management etc where you get up to $90 bucks for a simple form submit.

      All of a sudden, the margins open up and a $0.20 cent profit margin becomes $30-40 bucks - per lead! That's how I make my money and its much less of a headache.

      Any questions just let me know
      Nick
      Hmmmmm...I must not be looking in the right places because most of the car insurance CPA offer I see are running $10 - $15 for form submit and debt management seems to be in the $20 -25 for for form and $30 - $35 for a call.

      Where are you getting $90 for a form submit?
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    Yes but recently I see that adwords don't allow anymore promoting affiliate offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rageki
    Hmm, interesting. I use adf.ly for getting pay, but never to get traffic. I should this out, especially with the cpa offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    I also tried adf.ly but with no success, it's a lot of traffic but untargeted, except the option to choose the country nothing else, so you are buying a bunch of traffic that skips your ad. Maybe somebody has any advices regarding using adf.ly
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    • Profile picture of the author octavyo
      I wish i could found this thread before spending money on Adfly. Yesterday night i finished my campaign.

      I have ordered 1k visitors from UK and 1k visitors from Australia. I used a cpa offer

      For this particular experiement I spent $8.40.

      I set the campaign to run for one day with all the budget to see if i got at least 1 or 2 sign ups.

      Today i`ve checked my cpa account. I`ve had 2148 clicks but 0 conversions.

      So their traffic doesn`t convert at all for me. I didn`t expected to had dozens for sign-ups but at least 1 lead out of 2k people.

      However i didn`t got even that lead .

      My advice would be not to go after this. Instead keep your money and invest in a PPC campaign were you will likely have more chances to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    If they would a way to filter traffic by some keywords it would be great, but this kind of bulk traffic I don't know how you could convert it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    Since this thread has popped up again, I want to share my results:

    http://www.mikeshowtosite.com/adfly-review/
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  • Profile picture of the author gtownfunk
    Is the international traffic distributed over a wide set of countries, or do you get pretty generic traffic from everywhere at once?

    AdEngage was a pretty cheap resource for getting international traffic. It did have the benefit of letting you pick the websites it showed up on. Maybe I'll start another thread on it, but Asian traffic always seemed impossible to capitalize on.
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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    You can select from where the traffic is coming by country, bot nothing else. Did you succeed with adengage converting any offers? They are now reopened.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreblamads
    Sounds very interesting!
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  • Profile picture of the author SonicSync
    Reporting in!

    International email submit offer.
    5k imprs. For $5
    Conversions 7
    Total $7.80

    500 imprs still to go.

    Thanks Chris & co.
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  • Profile picture of the author Traffic Eagle
    A word of warning about ad.fly - a year ago I had my amazon account shut down because using ad.fly is against amazon tos which I stupidly didn't check at that time of marketing naivety. They will find out as they do checks on traffic, especially to new accounts, and you will get your account closed forthwith.

    I have never used ad.fly with cpa offers although I would check with your network to see if running these ads are within tos. I suspect most will say no. Just like most cpa networks don't allow craigslist. Again, be careful as you risk getting your account closed.

    Ad.fly gets its traffic through paying people to click on thousands of ads, so they don't linger much on any one page unless it's something that really takes their fancy.

    That said however, I don't use them anymore as there are many far better paid traffic methods. Put it this way, I'd rather spend $40 on highly targeted facebook ads than spend $40 with ad.fly.
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  • Profile picture of the author htuanads
    I have test with some Affiliate with 1k package and no convertion. I think adf.ly is not good for affiliate
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    Your visitors are looking from something from point A to point B. Whereas you ads is going to be stuck there in between A and B for 25 seconds.
    You do not know what they are looking after. So its pretty not targeted.

    They might be browsing some downloads, spaghetti cabonara receipe or how to train a cat. Then your victoria secret gift card email submits stuck in between.
    First of all they are eager to look for something and have to wait for 25seconds. How do you feel if you are driving a Lamborghini on a road with 20 traffic lights in between?
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexTheKid
    I tried out adf.ly and I got 5 conversions from 2,000 views. I'm testing on linkbucks.com since they are $3.40/CPM for USA (linkbucks is another site just like adf.ly)
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Originally Posted by Chris Ramsey View Post

    Hey dudes and dudettes,

    So I've been playing with adf.ly for the last few days (AdFly - The URL shortener service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.) and have been able to add over 300 new subscribers to my email list for just $40. Certain buddies of mine have had MUCH higher numbers than I have.

    (Adf.ly is a URL shortener that displays interstatial/banner ads after a user clicks through)

    The trouble is, these guys aren't opening emails or buying... so I thought about CPA.

    So I'm now sending a bunch of traffic to a few offers, and we'll see how they convert! Since I know they like to sign up for newsletters, I think CPA with adf.ly will be a snap.

    I'll let you know how it goes.
    Yes this does appear to be the big issue with ad.fly. Sign ups happen but most bounce or dont open. Defeats the point
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Anyway I am going to have a little experiment with them too
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