Paid traffic for noobs?

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Hi everyone,

I've spent the last 18 months getting really good at driving traffic using affiliates. I now feel like I really "get it" so I want to start branching out into something else ... paid traffic.

Now, while I'm something of an expert on affiliate/JV traffic, I'm a complete n00b when it comes to paid traffic.

My total experience? £10 on Adwords approximately four years ago.

I was hoping to find a FAQ sticky on this forum or at least a regularly bumped thread that acts as a starting point but there doesn't seem to be anything.

Does anyone have a recommendation for where to start?

I'm happy for it to be to free or paid information and please feel free to include your product or affiliates links where appropriate. I'm smart enough to dig through the dross I know such a statement will result in but I want whoever makes a good referral to be credited for it

Cheers,

Andy
#noobs #paid #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Gold Leech
    7search.com is considered as good to start PPC traffic. You may find different opinions regarding 7search, some had success with them, some claims the traffic is not good. However, you may be sure 7search traffic converts, as I tried it for myself, but what is important you need to spend money, test, spend money and test again... If you want to learn PPC, you need to be prepared for loss.

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    Do not miss the chance to double your advertising credit when you start advertising with 7search. Contact your 7search account manager and inform him you are a warriorforum member.

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Andy,

      if you are looking for paid traffic to promote your own products. No aff products.
      i would suggest go with Google Adwords. its highly quality and scalable traffic.

      Starting point would be ppc-coach.com. they have $1 promo for 14 days. Join in and go to "libraby" directly. its excellent stating out.

      Hope it helps,

      Thanks,
      Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    I think the easiest paid traffic method for newbies is by using BuySellAds.

    Unlike PPC, on BuySellAds, advertisers just need to select a website and put the ads on the site. There's no learning curve, no complicated set-up, and no technical stuff. The barrier to enter is low. But, if we choose wrong website, BuySellAds can be much more expensive than PPC.

    Solo ads also could be a good start for newbies also. This paid traffic source is good for building list. The cons is only one, it's expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Fabulous work done by you,keep going brother .
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      • Profile picture of the author PuffMatic
        Originally Posted by hamidkhan View Post

        May be that's will be the great way.
        He is just starting out, I wouldn't recommend doing 7Search right away. You have to throw mud at the wall and see what sticks with 7Search. Infact, most successful affiliates won't even bother doing 7Search. It runs traffic from parked domain and the quality is very low.

        If you don't have $200 to test the traffic source, chances are you won't find a profitable campaign with 7Search.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    PPC is the best to get started. Once you get the hang of things, then you should move to greater areas and improve while you move.
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  • Profile picture of the author pzoliweb
    Congratulations, you have made the first step! I am noob also and I have started with 7search, I have little success but at least I am trying I would like to suggest you to start with 7 search, because of low bids!

    Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

    Hi everyone,

    I've spent the last 18 months getting really good at driving traffic using affiliates. I now feel like I really "get it" so I want to start branching out into something else ... paid traffic.

    Now, while I'm something of an expert on affiliate/JV traffic, I'm a complete n00b when it comes to paid traffic.

    My total experience? £10 on Adwords approximately four years ago.

    I was hoping to find a FAQ sticky on this forum or at least a regularly bumped thread that acts as a starting point but there doesn't seem to be anything.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for where to start?

    I'm happy for it to be to free or paid information and please feel free to include your product or affiliates links where appropriate. I'm smart enough to dig through the dross I know such a statement will result in but I want whoever makes a good referral to be credited for it

    Cheers,

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    I highly recommend getting your hands on Gauher Chaudhrys PPV 3.0 Formula - you will learn a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr SiteScout
    If you want to get started in media buying (display/banners), the SiteScout RTB platform is perfect for beginners and you'll learn the most from the data available to scale directly to publishers once you're ready.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdsWorkshop
    If you're looking to get into social PPC, running some international offers on Facebook is one of the quickest ways to learn. The traffic is cheap, especially if you're targeting non-english speaking countries and you can generally find some decent offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    Hi Andy,

    First of all congratulations on being persistent and consistent and first mastering one tactic before moving to another. That's the way to go. 18 months is a time period long enough to master any area of IM if you truly commit yourself to it.

    Now to your question: I would hire a mentor. Especially if you are starting as a complete apprentice, I would find someone who would take by hand and show me how things are done the right way right from the beginning.

    There are a few mentor with 10 years- or more paid traffic experience. Find such a person so that your paid traffic journey has a direction right from the start.
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