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I just tryed 7Search, sent 100 clicks to my landing page.

I got no click throughs to the CPA offer, so I checked where the traffic is coming from.

So I checked the sites and some of them a Dummy sites, a directory of links on a landing page to lead to a 404 error.

I could go over the other weird sites that 7SEarch is sending me traffic but theres to many.

So for all you marketers out there, NEVER buy traffic from 7Search - there traffic is garbage!
#7search #useless
  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    Hi,
    How was your bidding on keywords and channels? you used the recommended bid , lowest or highest bid?
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  • Profile picture of the author thecodemeist3r
    I foolishly set all my bids at 30c a click - i thought it would bid 1 penny above the last highest bid - but it bid's 30c a click on everything.

    The bid prices is irrelevant- from the 100 clicks i paid for, the traffic sources were total rubbish.
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  • Profile picture of the author theone85
    Well, I did get a few conversions from 7search.

    But overall, haven't been able to achieve a positive ROI
    from any campaign so far.

    I guess making 7search work requires a lot of optimizing
    and removing the bad traffic sources, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    I haven't tried 7search so far , but I have read mixed responses about 7search . Some of them say good things about 7search and the vast majority have bad experience with it .

    One thing that you nee to know is that ...most PPC systems need lots of testing , tracking and optimization until you get winning campaign .

    And...

    For those of you who blindly test 7search , please check the following article for some tips ..

    How to Be Profitable with 7Search PPC Engine

    Hope that helps.

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    • Profile picture of the author theone85
      Hey,

      Looks like a nice article.

      But I think in addition to all that, you also have to
      track the referrers and weed out the non-converting ones.

      And sometimes, the converting referrers send very little
      traffic and the non-converting ones send most of the traffic.

      Originally Posted by Mike Morgan. View Post

      I haven't tried 7search so far , but I have read mixed responses about 7search . Some of them say good things about 7search and the vast majority have bad experience with it .

      One thing that you nee to know is that ...most PPC systems need lots of testing , tracking and optimization until you get winning campaign .

      And...

      For those of you who blindly test 7search , please check the following article for some tips ..

      How to Be Profitable with 7Search PPC Engine

      Hope that helps.

      Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    Traffic is junk, just use google or yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author orisin
      I disagree with the statement of this thread, I think you have to learn the system and do proper testing (emphasize proper) throwing a bunch of keywords and putting an ad, is not proper testing. I see a lot of posts trashing different ppv, ppc channels that I had really good experience with. true, there are some junk sources out there, but as far as my experience goes, 7 search is not one of them and I'm far from being a guru or super affiliate.
      Something to think about
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  • Profile picture of the author myagi007
    I've advertised quite a bit on 7 search and have to say that the conversions have in general been quite good especially in comparison to some others which I have tried and tested. Like anything it's test test test until it works. Great article by the way
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  • Profile picture of the author greg52
    Banned
    Never had a single conversion in ANY niche there. Their traffic is not real. Anyone saying otherwise is a shill for 7Search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
    They have suspended my account right after my 2nd deposit with paypal without any reason. I was running same campaigns that I always had. weird!
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    • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
      Originally Posted by mahsel View Post

      They have suspended my account right after my 2nd deposit with paypal without any reason. I was running same campaigns that I always had. weird!
      Mahsel,

      What is your username, perhaps I can look into why your campaign was paused. Feel free to email me bstanley at 7search dot com.

      Thanks,

      Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by thecodemeist3r View Post

    I just tryed 7Search, sent 100 clicks to my landing page.

    I got no click throughs to the CPA offer, so I checked where the traffic is coming from.

    So I checked the sites and some of them a Dummy sites, a directory of links on a landing page to lead to a 404 error.

    I could go over the other weird sites that 7SEarch is sending me traffic but theres to many.

    So for all you marketers out there, NEVER buy traffic from 7Search - there traffic is garbage!
    have you tried contacting them to ask about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ram_Bhatkal
    Originally Posted by thecodemeist3r View Post

    I just tryed 7Search, sent 100 clicks to my landing page.

    I got no click throughs to the CPA offer, so I checked where the traffic is coming from.

    So I checked the sites and some of them a Dummy sites, a directory of links on a landing page to lead to a 404 error.

    I could go over the other weird sites that 7SEarch is sending me traffic but theres to many.

    So for all you marketers out there, NEVER buy traffic from 7Search - there traffic is garbage!
    This video on on Gauher Chaudhry's blog says something else. This video about buying traffic from 7Search and it's about 20 mins long.
    hxxp://www.gauherchaudhry.com/a-world-of-profitable-traffic-outside-of-google/

    (include *tt* in place of *xx* in the link)
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    I've seen several threads about 7search here lately and it seems that the results vary. Some people like them, some people don't.

    However, many people report earnings and conversions, so I assume it's possible to get profitable with them. Maybe the quality of their traffic is lower, but the price is also much lower in comparison with the major traffic sources out there, and it may offer you a compensation.

    I don't work with 7search, but I can't remember of a traffic source that made money right from the beginning, all of them require testing. So you may want to give 7search one more shot, since that was just your first attempt.


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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Tan
    Did you get anyone to review your landing page? With all respect, your viewers probably couldn't understand what you have to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author ekfaysal
    I beleive your landing page should get a good review
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  • Profile picture of the author ben565
    i've run multiple successful campaigns on 7search,i just DL simple short form offers
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  • Profile picture of the author Cgiselle
    i agree. it doesn't really give you the result that you want. best to try the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author golmedia
    they don't serve quality traffic..! i had bad experienced with them
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    So far , in this post , I have learned that people have mixed responses about 7search .

    so , before you give your conclusion , spend some time and money to test it , just like any other PPC system.

    Make also sure that you can't judge the profitability of any PPC system by sending 100 or 200 clicks .
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  • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
    Originally Posted by thecodemeist3r View Post

    I just tryed 7Search, sent 100 clicks to my landing page.

    I got no click throughs to the CPA offer, so I checked where the traffic is coming from.

    So I checked the sites and some of them a Dummy sites, a directory of links on a landing page to lead to a 404 error.

    I could go over the other weird sites that 7SEarch is sending me traffic but theres to many.

    So for all you marketers out there, NEVER buy traffic from 7Search - there traffic is garbage!
    Hello,

    I am sorry to hear of the bad experience you have encountered with using 7Search. I would like to see if we could arrange for a time to go over your campaign and allow me to look further into what had happened. Were you using our conversion pixel? I noticed in other posts you mentioned that you had all your bids set at $0.30. Without knowing your username and seeing your account I can't say for certain that this was a wise strategy. If possible, please email me at bstanley at 7search dot com and I would be very glad to address any questions or concerns.

    Thanks,

    Brad Stanley
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    some weeks ago I was about to try this out, thx God I found this thread. thx for sharing this important info. Save me dollars of advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Jonnes
    Parking traffic from 7search is total crap
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  • Profile picture of the author glendamulvahill
    i do not think 7 Search is perfect for traffic conversion and i even borther to have a look at it anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    It works for some people so it is not a bad traffic source at all. If someone else can do it, why not you? you also should be able to make it work it for you, just do some more testing!
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedfathy01110
    with 7 search we have to test alot
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    • Profile picture of the author bqpennell
      Just because some do not do so well at PPC does not make it 7searchs fault. Granted there traffic is not the best i seen but its still Targeted Traffic, Even if its a parked or expired domain and they use the Search box there, Well doesn't that mean the person is interested in what he/she is searching for.

      I personally Have no complaints as i always done Okay or broke even, The only time i paid more then i made is when i ran a email submit.

      Latest campaign: CreditReport.com which requires a credit card and I ran it two days both days depositing $50.00

      Results for them 2 days were 216 clicks, 6 Leads, $174 earning. So i profited $74 bucks, This was just thrown up there and left too run with one Keyword (Free Credit report). I am sure if i actually new more about ppc and Split tested it with other variations and was more creative with my ad copy i could of probably have done a little better.

      Final conclusion i will Spend $100 to Make $174 all day long. Also regardless if a person types in a search box on google or a Expired domain i assure you that person is typing in something he/she is interested in which means Targeted traffic period.

      Like someone else said results varies. I am willing to bet the ones who make a profit have nice things to say and the ones who have a loss think they suck. If this is the case i have tried Facebook several times and have always had a loss with them and yes like you i sit back and say Facebook Sucks, But i bet the people making $100+ a day with facebook would call me a fool
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    The biggest issue I've seen with everyone who tries 7search is they treat it like Adwords.

    They bid about 3,000% too high on everything and don't follow any strategy whatsoever.

    I've had campaigns pulling over 500% roi on it. It's possible.

    It's not garbage traffic but if you're doing it wrong, you're going to fail.

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  • Profile picture of the author ossie
    The issue is we try something and it does not work then we react emotionally through frustration. We never look at the data we gathered and analyze & see what it is we need to get in the black with any campaign.
    1. Are you tracking every single keyword using the ###KEYWORD### tag ?
    2. Are you tracking domains were you traffic is coming from as well ..ask you 7search rep?
    3.Are you using any tracking software e.g prosper202, bevomedia
    4.Have you tested cost-per-sale offers v lead gen v email zip submit offers?
    5. Do you understand how to fully utilize the platform you are using to send traffic..7search?
    6.Ask yourself how come others are making it work where am I getting it wrong then you can learn instead of just over-reacting and calling it useless traffic, without extensive testing.

    I recommend you see this:
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    Fight back and get positive roi
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Originally Posted by thecodemeist3r View Post

    I just tryed 7Search, sent 100 clicks to my landing page.

    I got no click throughs to the CPA offer, so I checked where the traffic is coming from.

    So I checked the sites and some of them a Dummy sites, a directory of links on a landing page to lead to a 404 error.

    I could go over the other weird sites that 7SEarch is sending me traffic but theres to many.

    So for all you marketers out there, NEVER buy traffic from 7Search - there traffic is garbage!
    7Search is not useless, just challenging to use profitably. I ran a orderly campaign there last year that was moderately successful. Other campaigns completely nose dived. The ones that work are extremely targeted towards tech and dating. Everything else is a no go.
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    I have affiliates that make $500/day on 7Search. It isn't Google, but they are making a living...
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  • Profile picture of the author plamen2000
    I didn't have any good experience with 7Search too, I tested different ways to bid... results were low
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    • Profile picture of the author skywalker89
      Am trying 7search right now...

      the biggest issue I have is that I am told the traffic was sent , but I cannot see it...

      GA does not show it and neither does Statcounter (not to mention aweber or ejunkie)...

      So I am not sure if I receive any real traffic at all??

      any ideas??

      Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author olu
    This is what i got from Gauher; you need to send 7search a mail tell them that I would like to have the ability to block sub-ids and domains in my account BY CAMPAIGN LEVEL. This will make you to block some sub ids that you feel are fictitous or unreal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    1. Run the campaign and watch your results
    2. Run reports to find and add any negative keywords
    3. Drop poor keywords to phrase or exact match
    4. Use day parting if you can
    5. Block any crappy partners or domains
    6. Add more keywords
    7. Rinse and repeat with more campaigns
    The fact I am telling you to add negatives, drop poor performers, block ****ty domains should tell you that 7Search is a beast but it's a profitable one.
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    I have used 7search and had about 1100 lost cost clicks spread over 4 different offers. From this a very low conversion rate.

    I am not an very experienced with PPC so i agree that my techniques may not have been top notch but my results were very disappointing.

    I lean away rather than towards 7search. I did also try to speak with them to see if they could offer any sort of help or advice and got no response.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    I love PPC. However, I do not love 7search for what I do. For what I do, the traffic is absolute garbage.

    I think it depends on what you're wanting to drive traffic to. There are so many variables. I always like to test with 1,000 clicks before counting something out, I'd suggest you all do the same!
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    • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
      Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

      been using 7search since i started CPA , and all i can say is its my favorite PPC source
      Hey bro, can i know your daily profits at 7search if this is not a secret, lol

      Originally Posted by bqpennell View Post

      If this is the case i have tried Facebook several times and have always had a loss with them and yes like you i sit back and say Facebook Sucks, But i bet the people making $100+ a day with facebook would call me a fool
      Couldn't agree with you more. Well said Brian

      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I love PPC. However, I do not love 7search for what I do. For what I do, the traffic is absolute garbage.

      I think it depends on what you're wanting to drive traffic to. There are so many variables. I always like to test with 1,000 clicks before counting something out, I'd suggest you all do the same!
      It really depends on the niche you are targeting.
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      • Profile picture of the author zumamoney
        7search,7search?, anywhere and anytime you hear that name please just RUN, it took me time to see the scams. Their traffic is useless and mostly programmed.
        Please people stay away from 7search.
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        • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
          Originally Posted by zumamoney View Post

          7search,7search?, anywhere and anytime you hear that name please just RUN, it took me time to see the scams. Their traffic is useless and mostly programmed.
          Please people stay away from 7search.
          Zumamoney,

          I respect your opinion and would like to mention that our traffic is most certainly not programmed as you allege. We partner with many different alternative search engines, web portals and directories to help generate our 2.5 to 4 billion monthly searches. As another person posted on here, you can request the ability to block partner ID's that do not perform for you.

          Any one interested in this should please send me an email. I am always here to speak with and address concerns.

          Brad
          bstanley at 7search dot com.
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      • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
        Originally Posted by mtmjohn View Post

        Hey bro, can i know your daily profits at 7search if this is not a secret, lol
        Well to be honest i promote some cost per sale offers all $10 + payout and i easily get 10 + sales each campaign how much i spend on these offers , can`t really tell
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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Tan
    If you're not removing bad partnerids, then you really haven't tried 7Search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samrath Gupta
    OK guys, All I can say is

    It totally depends on on how you monetize and make your campaigns.... If your niche, campaign or anything related to it is not right and you aren't making money from this then you cant blame 7search alone, Its your fault too.

    If you make a poor landing page and use Adwords and get no conversion.... Then what will you say to your friends ??

    " Hey Bud, Dont try Adwords. They are BAD. Their traffic is poor ! "

    This is not how things are done in PPC/PPV traffic..

    If you are using CPA or anything, Then you should know that using PPC/PPV requires TESTING+ TRACKING

    You cant make any campaign and dream that now it will make you thousands of dollars lol

    It requires you to put your efforts as well as testing. If one of your campaigns went successful on adwords, You cant be sure that another one will be a hit too

    Regards
    ~Sam~
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  • Profile picture of the author aaheroe
    hei you not true, lol

    i got 1 sales from clickbank, from 12 clicks only.. lol

    your product must be wrong, not suitable for 7search
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