Can Ezine Traffic be good for CPA?

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Hi Warriors,
I am new to CPA, before i sign up to a an affliate network I am doing my homework well, I have not seen warriors mention if the traffic from ezine and other directories is good enough for CPA. I want to try out CPA the new year and see if it is good way to make money online.
I would be skeptical at first to use paid traffic, because I am so new to this. I would bank on the fact that I am an expert writer who is ranked in ezine and I can write 20-30 articles per day and submit them to directories. Is this an acceptable method by affliate managers? Warriors, Can you advice me.
#cpa #ezine #good #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author basstrackerboats
    That's a strategy that is used by tens of thousands of people.... it can and does work well.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      thanks I am trying it out and I will see how well it does considering it will cost me nothing
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      • Profile picture of the author azmanar
        Originally Posted by smartdoctor View Post

        thanks I am trying it out and I will see how well it does considering it will cost me nothing
        Hi SmartDoctor,

        First of all, I like your nick. That said, lets start.

        Short intro
        I'm a 3-weeks old junior in CPA, who accidentally joined WF 6 weeks ago while searching for Content Locking methods. Offline, I develop presentation materials for companies. Sometimes I'm invited to give lectures and trainings.

        You seek advice : on the possibility of bringing traffic to market your Offers at "zero" cost by writing articles. Its about traffic, right?

        Instead of giving you conceptual ideas taken from IM gurus & ebooks, I give you a "story", a very recent one. Maybe you can pick up a few things from it, regarding traffic.

        The Story
        I was approached by a secretariat running a social project funded by a government and a group of companies. At that time, the project was about 1 year old and the project website is of the same age.

        The Problem
        The website has almost zero traffic and the sponsors were really pissed. I mean, the sponsors were really, really pissed. Unkind words were passed without mercy. hehehehe. had to laugh. sorry.

        The Headache
        The committee need a very quick fix, that must include analytical proofs, which MUST be presented to all sponsors in 2 weeks time in a meeting.

        The Quick Fix
        I have no choice but to cobble up a solution made up from a bunch of tricks learned from the internet - head on crash course. whewww. This is an opportunity to make some good money. It comes in 2 parts :

        Part 1 : Gathering Recipes ( 2 days )
        1. Register with Google Analytics
        2. Grabbed a nice WP template & WebStats Plugin
        3. Grabbed a ready-made, related & "scariest" VIDEO from YOUTUBE about the subject
        4. Wrote ONE article around the video with a very COMPELLING ( DARK & SCARIEST ) title.
        5. Created a very short 45-second promo video on project activities ( using photos, music and some text ).
        6. Converted the web site using WP and created a special page on the website to embed the videos and place the article
        7. Made sure the page is SEO'd - title, description, meta tags and keyword density are in place.

        Part 2 : Time to Cook ( all at once - 1 day )
        1. Submitted the promo video to as many Video Channels as possible. Made sure descriptions, links and tags are there.
        2. Submitted the article to as many Articles Directory as possible. Made sure the resource box has a link pointing to the web page
        3. Registered in Hubpages and Squidoo specifically for this. Placed the same article and embedded the videos
        4. Submitted the web site links to FB friends
        5. Submitted web site URL to small search engines
        6. Submitted a summary of the article and links to Yahoo Groups to entice visitors to come over.

        Results After 3 days
        From a below 10 unique visitors a day, the number of visitors jumped to a few hundred, which after a few more days went to its peak of 1,300 or so. Then it gradually fall off to an average of 800 a day for several days. Just in time to show the project sponsors some "magic " on STATS - Awstats, Google Analytics and Webstats.

        Mission accomplished
        Got paid. Plus a retaining fee for 1 year service.

        Maybe in your case, you should grab the SWEETEST, instead of the SCARIEST video. lol . And create the most enticing and compelling Title for the articles.

        So I think, articles writing alone is not enough.

        2 cents from a junior.
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        • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
          Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

          Hi SmartDoctor,
          Maybe in your case, you should grab the SWEETEST, instead of the SCARIEST video. lol . And create the most enticing and compelling Title for the articles.
          So I think, articles writing alone is not enough.
          I know this is true but can you help me get off the ground since i have never tried multi media stuff? Thank you
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        • Profile picture of the author sakari
          Thanks for the advice, Azman! This is pure gold! <3
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          • Profile picture of the author mrrocky314
            if you are using article method for promoting cpa i have one idea for you just use dragon speaking software all you have to do is speak in return
            this software will write for you you can easilymake around 60 articles
            a day with this software i recommend you to buy this software
            this will be very useful
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            • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
              Originally Posted by mrrocky314 View Post

              if you are using article method for promoting cpa i have one idea for you just use dragon speaking software all you have to do is speak in return
              this software will write for you you can easilymake around 60 articles
              a day with this software i recommend you to buy this software
              this will be very useful
              do you have a specificc site I can purchase the software?
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        • Profile picture of the author hilhilginger
          Originally Posted by azmanar View Post

          Hi SmartDoctor,

          First of all, I like your nick. That said, lets start.
          ..........
          So I think, articles writing alone is not enough.

          2 cents from a junior.
          Your info sounds great.But I was wondering what is this "2 cents from a junior" stands for. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by smartdoctor View Post

        thanks I am trying it out and I will see how well it does considering it will cost me nothing

        Article marketing works. I have never been a big fan of article marketing as a pure traffic strategy (as opposed to part of a SEO plan) but it certainly does work.

        The thing to remember is that just dabbling in it for a bit (like most traffic sources) wont do much good. The power of article marketing is in quantity, you really need to pump out articles OR do a lot of research to find good keywords to get a lot of traffic. But I think the majority of people go the power of numbers route as opposed to trying to find that golden article.

        The point is that you really need to stick with it (just like any traffic source) for a decent amount of time so you get better and the power of numbers start actually working for you.

        So it works but I'm not a huge fan myself.
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        • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
          Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

          The power of article marketing is in quantity, you really need to pump out articles OR do a lot of research to find good keywords to get a lot of traffic.
          Thanks for that, Kenster. I have already started the Ezine account and I am excited that an article I wrote on a well researched keyword delivered 90 visitors so far with a click through of 3.1%, am happy with this, but am wondering how can i impove that clickthrough rate? I also have plans to submit 20-30 articles daily from January but am yet to sign up to a CPA network am rather skeptical since I need to get more confidence and read more on how CPA works. Any ideas? I believe quantity will be my best tool to get traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by basstrackerboats View Post

      That's a strategy that is used by tens of thousands of people.... it can and does work well.
      Thank you for your inspiration
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    Yea, ezine is a great place to drive massive targeted high quality traffic, and it works very well from my personal experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by mtmjohn View Post

      Yea, ezine is a great place to drive massive targeted high quality traffic, and it works very well from my personal experience.
      Thank you. I am planning to submit 20- 30 right keyword based articles @day from January then monitor the traffic. Then I can have confidence to call an affliate manager for a sign up as well as add another method like PPC is that an OK strategy for a CPA newbe?
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  • Profile picture of the author Flaura78
    Cool plan, let us know how it works!
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
    Originally Posted by gister View Post

    thanks for the info, was thinking asking the same question?
    I have started using ezine traffic for my campaigns and I will let you know who effective it is. Thank you and feel Inspired to try for no pain no gain
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
    I want to report progressive traffic from ezine
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  • Profile picture of the author ameerulislam10
    hei smartdoctor, If you do a little research you will see that Affiliate marketers are the largest contributers of ezine articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by ameerulislam10 View Post

      hei smartdoctor, If you do a little research you will see that Affiliate marketers are the largest contributers of ezine articles.
      true that is a fact IO have noted that most affliate marketers rely on some traffic from ezine even if it is not entire traffic but some,
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  • Profile picture of the author dgently42
    I've personally found that ezine articles are losing their "luster". 90% of the articles in "ezine" type archives are blatant attempts to get backlinks. The worst ones are the articles that are obvious PLR or seem like they've been translated by Google Translator.
    In order for an ezine article to have an impact, I think it really needs to shine and have really good content. Otherwise it is just added noise that won't produce much (if any) traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author sakari
      Ditto Hubpages

      But I feel that ezinearticles is still a great site to get your pages ranked high. Maintaining that position is another story altogether. Again, the VALUE you provide and consistency will determine if your efforts will be a winner

      Originally Posted by dgently42 View Post

      I've personally found that ezine articles are losing their "luster". 90% of the articles in "ezine" type archives are blatant attempts to get backlinks. The worst ones are the articles that are obvious PLR or seem like they've been translated by Google Translator.
      In order for an ezine article to have an impact, I think it really needs to shine and have really good content. Otherwise it is just added noise that won't produce much (if any) traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
        Originally Posted by sakari View Post

        Ditto Hubpages

        But I feel that ezinearticles is still a great site to get your pages ranked high. Maintaining that position is another story altogether. Again, the VALUE you provide and consistency will determine if your efforts will be a winner
        That is my plan and I will let you warriors know how it works out for me
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by dgently42 View Post

      I've personally found that ezine articles are losing their "luster". 90% of the articles in "ezine" type archives are blatant attempts to get backlinks. The worst ones are the articles that are obvious PLR or seem like they've been translated by Google Translator.
      In order for an ezine article to have an impact, I think it really needs to shine and have really good content. Otherwise it is just added noise that won't produce much (if any) traffic.
      I dont use PRL I write the articles my self 20 per day do you think this has a chance of sucess?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Made a few thousand in 09 from Ezinearticles alone... so I would say yes, but you got to be consistent and learn how to "repurpose" your content so you don't waste all day writing articles that may or may not work
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

      Made a few thousand in 09 from Ezinearticles alone... so I would say yes, but you got to be consistent and learn how to "repurpose" your content so you don't waste all day writing articles that may or may not work
      repurpose what do you mean can you please share some ideas who you were sucessful did you have to do a proper keyword research?
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      • Profile picture of the author Cash37
        Originally Posted by smartdoctor View Post

        repurpose what do you mean can you please share some ideas who you were sucessful did you have to do a proper keyword research?
        I get 90% of my keywords from common sense, or off the actual vendor's page. I never use tools or research much, just used common sense words. I dont know how to make that clear in a public forum without creating a bunch of competition, just look at the vendor's page closely for ideas

        As far as repurposing content, check out ezine for similar articles to yours. If you see a site that gets more hits than yours, then you obviously need to put some similar content on your ezine.

        If you see an article that has got several x,xxx hits, edit your article to have a similar title, similar keyword density with multiple keywords, and make your article longer than theirs. SEs love content, just give them what they want.
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        • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
          Originally Posted by Cash37 View Post

          I get 90% of my keywords from common sense, or off the actual vendor's page. I never use tools or research much, just used common sense words. I dont know how to make that clear in a public forum without creating a bunch of competition, just look at the vendor's page closely for ideas

          As far as repurposing content, check out ezine for similar articles to yours. If you see a site that gets more hits than yours, then you obviously need to put some similar content on your ezine.

          If you see an article that has got several x,xxx hits, edit your article to have a similar title, similar keyword density with multiple keywords, and make your article longer than theirs. SEs love content, just give them what they want.
          great answer and the idea is very original never gave it a thought Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author ziand007
    I think Ezine traffic can convert really well for certain niche. If you promote free trial, I think you must use landing page and test it. It work best than Direct linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author darkmaster
    Yes, I am very much confident that a good article in ezine can get you a lot of traffic and you can get a lot of leads, make sure you get your article done with a experienced person.

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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by darkmaster View Post

      Yes, I am very much confident that a good article in ezine can get you a lot of traffic and you can get a lot of leads, make sure you get your article done with a experienced person.

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      I am an experienced article writer and my ezine account is at platinum so I expect good things to come my way from that
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
    Originally Posted by John2012 View Post

    Very good! I study for a moment
    Thanks I will be telling you how it goes just wait right here
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  • Profile picture of the author livethedream
    I noticed you said you can write 20 to 30 articles a day, what!!, how can anybody write 20 to 30 articles a day ???...
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by livethedream View Post

      I noticed you said you can write 20 to 30 articles a day, what!!, how can anybody write 20 to 30 articles a day ???...
      A good writer can write an article in 5-10 minutes.
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      • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
        Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

        A good writer can write an article in 5-10 minutes.
        yeah that is what people do not know That the more familiar you are in a niche the more fast you become in writing. Since you understand the jargon of that niche better than any one else. Why people get wasted is trying to write all niches as attractive and lucrative it sounds you often end up a rather confused guy. I tried it and it was terrible I am talking from experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by livethedream View Post

      I noticed you said you can write 20 to 30 articles a day, what!!, how can anybody write 20 to 30 articles a day ???...
      Trust me 250 words is the minimum words requirement per article in ezine so just a few hours in a day you are done with such articles. What wastes time in article writing is the research in a new niche but since I write on the same niche 'PET AND THEIR PRODUCTS' I do it pretty fast Remember I am not new to article writing I have been doing this for some years as a freelancer I have now decided to try new things like CPA. With a my wrting speed of about 1000 words/hour In one hour you are done with 4-5articles I hope you now understand. I even think there are guys out there who are better than me doing more than 30 Articles per day may be they can tell us they are allover this forum. Thanks for your contribution.
      Cheerz
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  • Profile picture of the author gowithgaurav
    Article marketing is like a free long term investment that once done keep paying you for years!

    It is best option for beginners,if you can write very eye catching articles,you have the traffic in your hands and just need to convert it!and by articles its easy.

    Always direct traffic to your website from articles instead of directly to the offer!

    This way even if the offer expires you are safe!

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by gowithgaurav View Post

      Article marketing is like a free long term investment that once done keep paying you for years!

      It is best option for beginners,if you can write very eye catching articles,you have the traffic in your hands and just need to convert it!and by articles its easy.

      Always direct traffic to your website from articles instead of directly to the offer!

      This way even if the offer expires you are safe!

      Thanks!
      That is true since getting your article accepted by leading directory ezine it takes time and this requires patience and it pays you in the long term
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
    any one who uses ezine traffic for amazon affliate should tell me how it converts
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Getting your article accepted by ezine directory takes time but when accepted drives massive high quality traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author blogdecor
    Yaa, heard a lot about Ezine traffic & after reading all of your posts, I am directly going to try it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    You can use those methods for driving traffic and method like article marketing always work well and affiliate managers should not have any complaint against it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sakari
    I have found that ezinearticles work best for me, as is Hubpages
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  • Profile picture of the author kayaman
    Hi, warriors
    any sample ezine articles who promoting CPA offers ? really interested to bulk order
    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by kayaman View Post

      Hi, warriors
      any sample ezine articles who promoting CPA offers ? really interested to bulk order
      thanks
      It is a great way to get genuine traffic just give it a trial
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  • Profile picture of the author timeclicker
    yes traffic from ezine do work for cpa
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  • Profile picture of the author gancha
    I'll try give it a try, thank you for the information.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiseWebWords
    I love marketing via ezine articles, as it can be very effective especially in bulk. After I got my first hundred articles up there I started to really see a benefit, but once I got to two and three hundred I had tested and looked at what was getting the most clicks and I tried to replicate what works best for converting clicks.

    One thing I did notice things that I had the most information on or knew the most about always lead to more clicks, but maybe that is common sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
      Originally Posted by Common Cents View Post

      I love marketing via ezine articles, as it can be very effective especially in bulk. After I got my first hundred articles up there I started to really see a benefit, but once I got to two and three hundred I had tested and looked at what was getting the most clicks and I tried to replicate what works best for converting clicks.

      One thing I did notice things that I had the most information on or knew the most about always lead to more clicks, but maybe that is common sense.
      great post I like your plan I am still working up the ladder in EZA Thank you
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