Data Feeds... Yeah or Nay?

by W.P. Allen 6 replies
Anyone use data feeds for their affiliate marketing sites? I'm looking into PopShops, DataFeedr, and BANS (i'm not a programmer by any means).

Anyone have experience with these programs or have success with data feeds on their sites.

I've read some good stuff and some bad stuff (about data feeds in general) so I'm having a little trouble deciding if using feeds would be worth my time.

Any insight would be great...
#main internet marketing discussion forum #data #feeds #nay #yeah
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  • Profile picture of the author PPCguru
    I don't really like them. Its my opinion but i really don't have much else to say other than I don't like them
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    • Profile picture of the author W.P. Allen
      I don't really like them. Its my opinion but i really don't have much else to say other than I don't like them
      Is there a reason you don't like them?
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        Some people make a lot of money with niche rss feed sites. You don't need BANS. You can use Joomla to accomplish the same thing BANS accomplishes. Check out the WSO forum... there should be 1 or 2 WSO's that show you exactly how to do this for very little money at all.

        A word to the wise... don't get involved with cookie stuffing... as I am sure that eBay would drop you as an affiliate very quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    I use them almost entirely for my affiliate marketing efforts and they definitely work. But they require a lot of effort and hosting resources. I have now got tens of millions of pages generated.

    As far as performance is concerned, it is basically a hit and miss game. Some merchants may generate hundreds of dollars per month but most do not generate anything. That is why I put Adsense on most of the pages as well.

    The big problem is that traffic tends to last only 3-6 months. To maxmize your revenue, I would recommend that you build first, let them run for a month or two, and then perhaps sell the site.

    -Derek
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    • Profile picture of the author W.P. Allen
      The big problem is that traffic tends to last only 3-6 months.
      Why is this? Do you build permanent links to your stores? Do you SEO the pages or do you just put up as many as possible?

      And do you use a program like PopShops or datafeedr?
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      • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
        Originally Posted by W.P. Allen View Post

        Why is this? Do you build permanent links to your stores? Do you SEO the pages or do you just put up as many as possible?

        And do you use a program like PopShops or datafeedr?
        Anyone with useful info about this topic, please share. How do you set up your joomla sites as a data feed system? Thanks!
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