What is your BEST paid traffic source for 2011?

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Hello Warriors,

I have been working with lot of traffic sources and networks this year I can name from them Bing (PPC), Facebook (CPC), POF (CPM), Direct CPV (PPV) Leadimpact (PPV), Adhitz (Banner advertising) and 7search (PPC).

The result is that I made most ROI using 7search with almost 10% of my budget.

Believe it or not 7search PPC is my #1 traffic source for this year.

So what is your best paid traffic source for this year?
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedfathy01110
    I'm using 7search but I keep losing money. There are different opinions about it. some people Like it much and some others says about it it is no goo at all

    can you help with any advice how to advertize on 7search ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
      Originally Posted by ahmedfathy01110 View Post

      I'm using 7search but I keep losing money. There are different opinions about it. some people Like it much and some others says about it it is no goo at all

      can you help with any advice how to advertize on 7search ?
      My success key on 7search is the tracking. Without tracking your winner keywords it will be hard to optimize and scale your campaigns and make money.
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    • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
      Originally Posted by ahmedfathy01110 View Post

      I'm using 7search but I keep losing money. There are different opinions about it. some people Like it much and some others says about it it is no goo at all

      can you help with any advice how to advertize on 7search ?
      Test track and optimize, i do sell products using 7 search engine . slow traffic but once you get your winners you can crush them ,Think out side the box .Don`t listen to others what they say , in paid traffic no doubt you have to lose money , when you lose money you learn more

      No promises but can help you out can give you basic guidelines , add me on skype kjrocker1 and please do mention about thread
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      • Profile picture of the author kedipmata
        I use facebook advertising from 2010 until now. its good ppc advertising if you know how to get exactly product and demographic target. its important because fb ads use demographic like country, age, gender, education, interest, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    Adsonar but that was for the first quarter of 2011.

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    Ryan and I have squeezed $XXX,XXX.XX out of quite a few traffic sources such as Facebook, Adwords, Bing, Media Buys, PPV and Direct Site Buys but nothing as sweet as that 1st quarter gravy this year.
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    • Profile picture of the author 1GreatCPA
      Originally Posted by Ruck View Post

      Adsonar but that was for the first quarter of 2011.

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      Ryan and I have squeezed ,XXX.XX out of quite a few traffic sources such as Facebook, Adwords, Bing, Media Buys, PPV and Direct Site Buys but nothing as sweet as that 1st quarter gravy this year.
      Woohoo....
      I have signup an advertiser account. Let me wait my success now.
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  • Profile picture of the author picasso1011
    how can I find "winner" KWs ?
    Im using 7search as well but Im losing money
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    • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
      Originally Posted by picasso1011 View Post

      how can I find "winner" KWs ?
      Im using 7search as well but Im losing money
      By doing keywords research relevant to your offer and adding them to your PPC campaign on 7search, then tracking which keywords that gives you conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamTJM
    Facebook ads have worked best for me. I love how it allows you to target very specific demographics.
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    I have used 7 search for the last 2-3 years and it really is hit or miss. some campaign do really well. others flop with no return.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    I personally think niche PPC platforms and niche and private media buys are where the opportunity is at right now for the upcoming few years.

    Think a little outside the box here!
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  • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I have been working with lot of traffic sources and networks this year I can name from them Bing (PPC), Facebook (CPC), POF (CPM), Direct CPV (PPV) Leadimpact (PPV), Adhitz (Banner advertising) and 7search (PPC).

    The result is that I made most ROI using 7search with almost 10% of my budget.

    Believe it or not 7search PPC is my #1 traffic source for this year.

    So what is you best paid traffic source for this year?
    Well to be honest i have couple of underground traffic networks too . but i love 7search
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    • Profile picture of the author vikasone23
      Just for trial, i used clickbank products to sell on 7search. Got one success but I am not able to track keywords.

      Is there any way to do this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    My best is Bing, Lead impact and 7 search.
    But in 7search I get mixed results everytime, sometimes I make a lot using 7search and in some days don't even get back what I have invested in them.
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    • Profile picture of the author calfred
      Originally Posted by Naveen K View Post

      My best is Bing, Lead impact and 7 search.
      But in 7search I get mixed results everytime, sometimes I make a lot using 7search and in some days don't even get back what I have invested in them.
      Yes, that's true.

      It's not really consistent.

      Some days there are conversions on winning keywords and some days no conversions at all. Weird!
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by calfred View Post

        Yes, that's true.

        It's not really consistent.

        Some days there are conversions on winning keywords and some days no conversions at all. Weird!


        Yep, there is more consistency when you start driving more and more traffic...essentially when your sample size is larger.

        It's certainly frustrating when working with smaller traffic number because a keyword can make you a few hundo one day and the next day you can lose money from it. At the end of the day, there will be good days and bad ones, it's just a matter of making the most out of the good ones and minimizing the bad ones!
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    According to my experience in 7search I invested for some time. I did not got loss but did not got much profits in it. And Facebook advertising is the best income source for me from 3 years. It has good target advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author keven brown
    I think Bing. thats's my personal experience . After running PPC on Googel and Bing I think Bing gives best ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by keven brown View Post

      I think Bing. thats's my personal experience . After running PPC on Googel and Bing I think Bing gives best ROI.

      Google is one of the tougher platforms to do any type of affiliate marketing on. Now your funnel needs to be so indirect to pass the restrictions that it really drives down conversion and your margin therefore suffers.

      There are still many people profiting, but it's tough and getting tougher!
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  • Profile picture of the author glue
    great info on here and i'm glad you've posted it, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    7search has been the best ROI wise.

    A lot fail with it because they treat it like they used to run their Adwords accounts.

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  • i think i might go with 7search. Only thing is sometimes your campaigns could really flop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    Just look at the top paying 500 keywords on 7search to see all the pharma crap. It's hit and miss, but we've had some huge winners. Remember ad scheduling/day parting and cut all the non-performers out of your campaign and keep testing new keywords :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ocean80
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    7search and bing....quite popular in this thread....any other please ??
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    • Profile picture of the author sergit
      good info here! I mostly run organic traffic on Google and some PPV on LeadImpact. But looking for new traffic sources - paid or free specific for UK market.
      Anybody know and willing to share any info on UK traffic sources?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesboulay
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I have been working with lot of traffic sources and networks this year I can name from them Bing (PPC), Facebook (CPC), POF (CPM), Direct CPV (PPV) Leadimpact (PPV), Adhitz (Banner advertising) and 7search (PPC).

    The result is that I made most ROI using 7search with almost 10% of my budget.

    Believe it or not 7search PPC is my #1 traffic source for this year.

    So what is you best paid traffic source for this year?

    I've been using the paid traffic idea's, however they are no where near what free traffic (article and forum marketing) have produced for me.
    I used to have awesome results with PPC, however it seemed like overnight the results ran into a wall and fell apart.
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  • Profile picture of the author swayman
    Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I have been working with lot of traffic sources and networks this year I can name from them Bing (PPC), Facebook (CPC), POF (CPM), Direct CPV (PPV) Leadimpact (PPV), Adhitz (Banner advertising) and 7search (PPC).

    The result is that I made most ROI using 7search with almost 10% of my budget.

    Believe it or not 7search PPC is my #1 traffic source for this year.

    So what is you best paid traffic source for this year?
    Wow amazing, no Google Adwords?? Aren't they supposed to be like THE BEST?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mahmoud Selman
      Originally Posted by swayman View Post

      Wow amazing, no Google Adwords?? Aren't they supposed to be like THE BEST?
      No, I gave up on google adwords long time ago. They don't like affiliates.
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      • Profile picture of the author Le Project
        Originally Posted by Mahmoud Selman View Post

        No, I gave up on google adwords long time ago. They don't like affiliates.
        really?
        i just start thinking to start a campaign there
        hmm,,,seems i'll cancel it
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        • Profile picture of the author Ruck
          To each his own but we've spent millions with Google for over a half-decade as affiliates, advertisers and I've helped managed countless campaigns on Adwords with affiliates as an Affiliate network owner.

          They don't like affiliates?

          That isn't correct but only because we are still advertising as affiliates on there with 7 figure spends with them. In truth, they don't like affiliate sites that don't add value. It's as simple as that.

          Not trying to push anyone into Adwords but by discrediting them as a traffic source would be to give up traffic from advertising sources such as:

          Search Ads:

          Computer
          Tablets
          Mobile phones

          Display Network
          Promoted Video Ads On Youtube
          Click to Play Ads On Display Network
          Google TV Ads

          Mobile Ads:
          Text Ads
          Click To Call Call Extensions

          Click To Download
          Hyperlocal Ads
          Ad Sitelinks

          And this isn't all of their advertising options. Just my $0.02
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          • Profile picture of the author ben565
            Originally Posted by Ruck View Post

            To each his own but we've spent millions with Google for over a half-decade as affiliates, advertisers and I've helped managed countless campaigns on Adwords with affiliates as an Affiliate network owner.

            They don't like affiliates?

            That isn't correct but only because we are still advertising as affiliates on there with 7 figure spends with them. In truth, they don't like affiliate sites that don't add value. It's as simple as that.

            Not trying to push anyone into Adwords but by discrediting them as a traffic source would be to give up traffic from advertising sources such as:

            Search Ads:

            Computer
            Tablets
            Mobile phones

            Display Network
            Promoted Video Ads On Youtube
            Click to Play Ads On Display Network
            Google TV Ads

            Mobile Ads:
            Text Ads
            Click To Call Call Extensions

            Click To Download
            Hyperlocal Ads
            Ad Sitelinks

            And this isn't all of their advertising options. Just my $0.02
            actually your site could add all the value in the world but if google find one affiliate link on your site they will suspend or ban you.
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    • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
      Originally Posted by swayman View Post

      Wow amazing, no Google Adwords?? Aren't they supposed to be like THE BEST?
      Simple Answer Google hates affiliates ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
        Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

        Simple Answer Google hates affiliates ...
        This is absolutely false and a simplistic way of thinking....for you affiliates out there who are considering Google you just have to stop thinking like most "quick hit" affiliates...

        Google content network is still a goldmine for affiliates...its a goldmine for "real" outside the box affiliates and will always be a goldmine for affiliates...

        People who say it hates affiliates have a "narrow" perspective of what affiliate marketing is...in my opinion...

        Just go on any site and check out the ads there are still thousands of affiliates using google content including myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alpha Matt
    Originally Posted by DBlack12 View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author FidelityNat
    Well, that's an interesting discussion here. But I personally promote my offers using media buying based on CPM. It also works well.

    Have to try 7search as well. Maybe I will switch on to another strategy after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrGreenAM
    There is no "best". I know affiliates who have generated millions on Facebook, Adwords, PPV, Mobile and Media Buying. All those traffic sources are still primed to generate more millions with.

    My advice: Don't run around trying keep up with the "best" "hottest" traffic source. Master one, then you can move onto another.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChadH
      Originally Posted by MrGreenAM View Post

      My advice: Don't run around trying keep up with the "best" "hottest" traffic source. Master one, then you can move onto another.
      Wise words by Green. This is one of the top killers for most pubs. Always jumping from one thing to the next. You can still kill with Facebook and of course Adwords... basically, if you can get volume, from real users, you can do well.

      In terms of what Ruck said this is really important. He said "quality" content.

      I keep hearing people recommend that you need XX number of pages of content on your site, and all this stuff to "get past" adwords.

      Believe it or not, you can have a 5 page site running on Adwords just fine. It's not the amount of content that's important, and I'll go on record as saying it's not even about providing articles and such. It's about looking legit.

      I know that doesn't really explain much, but just think of being the merchant and you'll get it.

      Host and Post, white labeling offers/supps, etc. Lot's of ways to do it without getting as involved as most offer owners would.

      Now, as far as SEO rankings... I will also go on record as saying the quality of the content doesn't matter as much as people think, and not as much as the quality and relevance of your linking strategy and domain. It's more about relevance, than quality when it comes to the content it seems.

      I'm not an SEO guy, but I have a couple sites right now ranked on the first page of Google for fairly competitive keywords, which is only 2 pages... and the style of page and offers associated would no way in hell be allowed on Adwords right now.

      I mean, if Google insists on giving me free traffic for that site and not let me put it on Adwords, who am I to argue with them.

      Will that change? Googles algo's are getting better all the time. But they've always been a relevance engine first and foremost.... just don't think it's about the amount of content as much as it is the relevance of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author swayman
        It's been said all the time that content is king and Google loves it. Make your site stand out from others, be sincere about your products/services, give all the details about everything without any strings attached, these are what G wants and it's not because of affiliate link, Adwords is not just for business owners.

        Don't take Adwords out of the equation, this component alone will likely contribute a big percentage of your 100% success and in term of traffic quality, Google is THE BEST and no question about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    It's true they don't like affiliate sites that don't add value. You can't do what you used to get away with on there anymore. Lots of guys are cloaking Adwords still and always have, but it's the ones putting up doorway pages that Google hates.

    You can still use them, it's just more work then it used to be, that's all.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ruck
      actually your site could add all the value in the world but if google find one affiliate link on your site they will suspend or ban you.
      Interesting. I beg to differ. I could put up over $250,000.00 in affiliate commission screenshots from the last 4 months on just one of my sites but what would that prove? People will believe what they want to believe.

      Maybe read this.

      Been advertising for a half-decade and never been "suspended" or "banned". Think more towards "Lead Generation Funnels" and not lazy direct linking, review pages or that crap that has been and still is being preached. Guaranteed, you'll have much better results.

      It's true they don't like affiliate sites that don't add value. You can't do what you used to get away with on there anymore. Lots of guys are cloaking Adwords still and always have, but it's the ones putting up doorway pages that Google hates.

      You can still use them, it's just more work then it used to be, that's all.
      Yes, perfectly said Will. ^^^ Of course you know
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  • Profile picture of the author roberthoddick43
    The money you spend within your objective for unique visitors will have success if accomplished right. You will get a huge overflow of visitors to your web page, that may result in much more revenue. Shelling out out for this visitors is a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew NY
    Facebook was probably the best for me for 2011, but it's a new year and I have scaled off into newer mediums. The key to my success in Facebook though was making sure that I stayed with the platform. The worst thing you can do is jump around. There is no best source, it's what works best for you. If you don't spend the time to learn the platform, you won't find success.
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