7Search has gone down the drain

by icex
19 replies
I setup a campaign targeted in the US. I track my stats with 7search and peerfly. Peerflys tracking has always been spot on with what 7search shows.

So I setup a new campaign and let it run. I check back and it shows over 378 clicks on 7search. Wow! I must have a conversion, right?

Wrong. I go on peerfly and lo and behold it shows a measily 30 unique clicks and the raw clicks all together totaled up to about 60 clicks. Wow, what the hell happened?

I e-mailed 7search and they said they were "investigating". I ain't heard back from them in over a week. I setup a new campaign on 7search to see what would happen, as it was for a macbook offer. Showed 50+ clicks on 7search, 0 on peerfly.

What's going on? I know peerfly isent going to hide the clicks. Why is 7search cheating me out of money? This will be the last time I will use 7search until they get their **** together. I haven't had a single conversion from them in 2 weeks now. Use to I was getting decent conversions, now nothing..
#7search #drain
  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    Did you test the speed of your click? Ie, this generally happens when a campaign load is very, very slow.

    Ie, 7 search is counting clicks, but the affiliate netwotrk is slow, no one is getting to the offer. This difference doesnt make sense otherwise.

    Originally Posted by icex View Post

    I setup a campaign targeted in the US. I track my stats with 7search and peerfly. Peerflys tracking has always been spot on with what 7search shows.

    So I setup a new campaign and let it run. I check back and it shows over 378 clicks on 7search. Wow! I must have a conversion, right?

    Wrong. I go on peerfly and lo and behold it shows a measily 30 unique clicks and the raw clicks all together totaled up to about 60 clicks. Wow, what the hell happened?

    I e-mailed 7search and they said they were "investigating". I ain't heard back from them in over a week. I setup a new campaign on 7search to see what would happen, as it was for a macbook offer. Showed 50+ clicks on 7search, 0 on peerfly.

    What's going on? I know peerfly isent going to hide the clicks. Why is 7search cheating me out of money? This will be the last time I will use 7search until they get their **** together. I haven't had a single conversion from them in 2 weeks now. Use to I was getting decent conversions, now nothing..
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    • Profile picture of the author icex
      Originally Posted by pacelattin View Post

      Did you test the speed of your click? Ie, this generally happens when a campaign load is very, very slow.

      Ie, 7 search is counting clicks, but the affiliate netwotrk is slow, no one is getting to the offer. This difference doesnt make sense otherwise.
      Yes and Luke checked into it and what shows for me shows the same for him on the network. Also we both tested the offer and it runs fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
      Originally Posted by pacelattin View Post

      Did you test the speed of your click? Ie, this generally happens when a campaign load is very, very slow.

      Ie, 7 search is counting clicks, but the affiliate netwotrk is slow, no one is getting to the offer. This difference doesnt make sense otherwise.
      That is exactly correct. If ever people have questions I am always here and have offered up my contact details. By all means, please try to reach me rather than just submitting a support case.
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  • Profile picture of the author seim
    I was considering using 7search but was a little worried about click fraud and low conversion rates so I held off. Sounds like this may have been an accurate assumption.
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  • Profile picture of the author netPH
    Have you inquired peerfly' about the issue?
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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    Are you making sure you're targeting the Allowed Countries on 7search for the offer on PeerFly? What offer are you trying to promote? If you don't want to disclose it on the forum you're welcome to email me and we can figure out the issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    Hey 7 search was always good when it comes to tracking. some times it may take little time to track all the clicks. Trust me there was time i had over 100 clicks with in 10 minutes because of the volume of my keywords. Fraud is not the case always.

    By the way how are you tracking your keywords and clicks?
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  • Profile picture of the author jharr53301
    Maybe it's just me - I stopped using them years ago - bunch of clicks but no conversions!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by icex View Post

    I setup a campaign targeted in the US. I track my stats with 7search and peerfly. Peerflys tracking has always been spot on with what 7search shows.

    So I setup a new campaign and let it run. I check back and it shows over 378 clicks on 7search. Wow! I must have a conversion, right?

    Wrong. I go on peerfly and lo and behold it shows a measily 30 unique clicks and the raw clicks all together totaled up to about 60 clicks. Wow, what the hell happened?

    I e-mailed 7search and they said they were "investigating". I ain't heard back from them in over a week. I setup a new campaign on 7search to see what would happen, as it was for a macbook offer. Showed 50+ clicks on 7search, 0 on peerfly.

    What's going on? I know peerfly isent going to hide the clicks. Why is 7search cheating me out of money? This will be the last time I will use 7search until they get their **** together. I haven't had a single conversion from them in 2 weeks now. Use to I was getting decent conversions, now nothing..
    I'm assuming you are direct linking?
    Are you using prosper202?
    Do you have any redirects?
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  • Profile picture of the author faizal yahya
    just had plan to use 7search...but hold on until this issue clear
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  • Profile picture of the author harrisunderwork
    I have been hearing this type of issue all the time. Thats what is stopping me to try them. Except that, I am happy with facebook ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author kolbywhite28
    Actually, I had a couple of campaigns that were getting conversions. One of them was even looking to be profitable. Unfortunately, I am such a noob that I did not set up the tracking and have no idea which keywords were converting. Guess I have to start again from scratch
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  • Profile picture of the author icex
    I installed Prosper202, trend I am noticing is junk domains with very similar search engines.

    nvg.etmqax.in
    search-123.com
    phsearcher.com
    listbyweb.com
    phsearcher.com
    airleadin.in

    These are some examples.

    Realy would like to heaar back from 7Search on the issue. I use to get conversions then it stopped and ever since I've been getting a bunch of clicks but no conversions.
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    • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
      Originally Posted by icex View Post

      I installed Prosper202, trend I am noticing is junk domains with very similar search engines.

      nvg.etmqax.in
      search-123.com
      phsearcher.com
      listbyweb.com
      phsearcher.com
      airleadin.in

      These are some examples.

      Realy would like to heaar back from 7Search on the issue. I use to get conversions then it stopped and ever since I've been getting a bunch of clicks but no conversions.
      If you have the ability to monitor clicks through places like Prosper202 then I can share a variable which would allow you to block traffic sources and domains that are not performing for you. Shoot me an email and I would be glad to help. bstanley at 7search dot com.
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      • Profile picture of the author faizal yahya
        Originally Posted by 7SearchBrad View Post

        If you have the ability to monitor clicks through places like Prosper202 then I can share a variable which would allow you to block traffic sources and domains that are not performing for you. Shoot me an email and I would be glad to help. bstanley at 7search dot com.
        hai 7search brad..i wonder if worth it to use 7search..im afraid theri send junk traffc...can you expalain it:confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author 7SearchBrad
          Originally Posted by faizal yahya View Post

          hai 7search brad..i wonder if worth it to use 7search..im afraid theri send junk traffc...can you expalain it:confused:
          Faizal,

          7Search.com takes great pride in monitoring the quality of traffic we are providing to our advertisers. Being that we partner with many different networks on the web we look to ensure they are sending us a quality click fraud free source of traffic. Also, we look to ensure that these sources of traffic exclude any incentivized, mechanized or roboticized type clicks. We also give our advertisers an conversion pixel which they can place into their source pages as well as a variable to allow them to monitor exactly where their traffic is coming from and make the necessary blocks if they feel it's appropriate. I would be glad to share a call or email exchange and work with you. Let me know if you have additional questions.

          Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    I've used 7search alot for CPA offers and find that the traffic does indeed convert. However, alot of the networks that they used to send you traffic based on keywords is total crap traffic. It's easy to tell...just look at your analytics and if you see a bunch of traffic coming from a certain network that they use...well you can see that the time spent on site....was like half a second....so if it was a real person..they would at least look at the offer a few seconds before clicking away...if the offer was relevant to keyword.

    ANd looking at bounce rate too....you can see alot of the traffic is crapola...

    But hey it;s freaking way cheap and if you can track and master blocking of certain networks that send crap traffic...then I would use 7search
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin12
    I'm on the fence about re-activating a new campaign. Over 1m searches for this keyword (CPA).
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