Is Affiliate Marketing via Adword Dead??

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Hy, I know Adwords hates affiliate marketing. But is there any way to do it smartly like hiding aff link etc? I would love to get a complete guide link.


Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Warakizi
    Originally Posted by Al amin View Post

    Hy, I know Adwords hates affiliate marketing. But is there any way to do it smartly like hiding aff link etc? I would love to get a complete guide link.


    Thanks
    No, Not Yet Dead. Use Trick
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  • Profile picture of the author davidpham
    First of all, I see the product owner always use Adwords so that if you use adwords too, you will make the bid more expensive.

    Some of other ways you can use:

    - We can write a very good article to introduce about the product and provide the affiliate link.
    - Publish article in the same topic with product and try to get user email information then send offer about product via email (no one know you are working in AFF until they receive email). This is very safe way.

    And finally, good luck to you
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Not dead, but much harder.

    It still can be done, I just wouldn't recommend it to someone who is just starting out.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Definitely not dead! In fact, it's thriving because there isn't as much competition as there was back in the day.

    The key is to not direct link. Take control. Own the front-end process and you should do well.

    And always abide by their TOS. Get in contact with them and get a direct contact of a rep to consult with.
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  • Profile picture of the author forex5
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      Here is the reason why Adwords is hard for affiliate marketing.

      Say you are selling product A. It sells for $50 and the company is paying a 50/50 split so you get $25. The product only costs them $3 to manufacture in costs. So they only make $22 profit on each of your sales.

      You run off to Adwords looking to make some sales and get paid some nice money...

      You bid on all targeted keywords that will convert for you at an CPA of $15. So for every $15 you spend on clicks, you get one conversion and take down $10 of profit.

      Sounds good right? WRONG!

      The advertiser is also bidding on Adwords, years ago, many wouldn't have been, now, everyone does. When they bid, the go way up on the CPA to $40. So for every $40 in clicks they spend, they get a sale and make $7.

      $15 vs $40 translates into you can only bid to $1.00cpc and they can bid ~$2.75cpc which will blow you out of the water. You will not get top spot.

      So not only that, but since nowadays all companies that are running Affiliate offers are also running Adwords, they stack their deck even further:

      1. They don't let you even bid on their brand name and trademarks. Only they can.

      2. They use software to spy on your campaigns and copy anything you do right away.

      This all definitely happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author tienhuynh
    If we don't use adwords, any ad networds will be create profit?
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      Originally Posted by tienhuynh View Post

      If we don't use adwords, any ad networds will be create profit?
      1. Adwords and not as much but Bing are both saturated with advertisers. The companies will definitely be on here. So find an ad platform where the company who is running the offer isn't using. Also only Google and bing ppc has software to spy on keywords as far as I know, so it will not be easy for them to copy your campaign.

      2. The only other advice is make sure its quality. If you are getting some sketchy low quality traffic (which is rampant on many other ad platforms) you may not get paid due to fraud or quality issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    It's not dead, but it's not an easy route for beginners.

    Running CPA offers on AdWords requires more than just a landing page, a few ads and a bunch of keywords.

    The way Google see it

    For Google, it's all about delivering value to the end-user. If someone searches for something on Google, they should find it, regardless of the link that they choose to click.

    So, even advertisers who are paying to be listed in the search results must deliver the exact information that the end-user is searching for.

    Because of this, it's not easy to get simple lead capturing pages or other similar types of landing pages approved on AdWords. Usually, those pages require the user to perform a second action and supply their personal information to get access to the information, which is not acceptable for Google.


    Finding a way around it

    You can definitely find a way around it and run CPA offers on Google, but you will always have to keep in mind that it's all about delivering valuable information to the end-user without requering them to perform a second action.

    So, in order to run your campaigns you will need to create complete sites with good information and use more complex techniques to get people to engage with you and supply their information.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Al amin View Post

    Hy, I know Adwords hates affiliate marketing. But is there any way to do it smartly like hiding aff link etc? I would love to get a complete guide link.


    Thanks
    The best way to do use Adwords these days is to build out an actual site with value, and then add your affiliate links.. But the key is you need a full built out quality site
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    I will keep repeating this in every thread, but you MUST have a landing page! Actually if you are serious about making money and want to create a long term business rather than making quick cash, you MUST create a nicely, professionally looking website, which will increase your conversion rate, will make customers to trust you more + many other benefits.

    Don't look at the easiest way! You may have to put a little more effort but it will pay off!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Don't look at the easiest way! You may have to put a little more effort but it will pay off!
    Well said, build a business, don't approach Internet Marketing as a get rich scheme.
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  • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
    You need to spend a lot of money in order to get profitable in Adwords. Thats all i know.
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