Paid traffic to landing page url directly?

by wass11
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I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly without any website (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
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  • Profile picture of the author m00d
    Originally Posted by wass11 View Post

    I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

    Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
    My opinion is that buying traffic never generates a profit. I'm sure there are people who can do it successfully but I'm not one of them. Think about it... Traffic is the key to everything, success, money, etc.. So why would anyone sell it if it was worth anything to begin with?
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    • Profile picture of the author andyjbenson
      Originally Posted by m00d View Post

      My opinion is that buying traffic never generates a profit. I'm sure there are people who can do it successfully but I'm not one of them. Think about it... Traffic is the key to everything, success, money, etc.. So why would anyone sell it if it was worth anything to begin with?
      Depends where the traffic is coming from to be honest. I buy quite a lot of solo ad traffic and that definitely DOES make money.

      But there's plenty of crap out there too. The bottom line with bought traffic is you get what you pay for. The "10,000 clicks for ten bucks" websites wont do it!

      But high quality targeted traffic from solo ads will, providing your funnel converts well.

      The beauty of solo ads is that the traffic you get is what we call "pre-qualified" by the list owner, rather than cold traffic.

      They send out an email to their list promoting your product / link, and if they are a quality provider who treats their own list well, that list is far more likely to respond to the email they have sent recommending your product.

      It's purley a numbers game once you have a list of good solo ad providers and good funnel in place.

      Hope that helps!

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      • Profile picture of the author im0001
        Originally Posted by andyjbenson View Post

        Depends where the traffic is coming from to be honest. I buy quite a lot of solo ad traffic and that definitely DOES make money.
        Andy, would you mind sharing your source plz?

        What do you use your traffic for? Affiliate, CPA etc?

        Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by m00d View Post

      My opinion is that buying traffic never generates a profit. I'm sure there are people who can do it successfully but I'm not one of them. Think about it... Traffic is the key to everything, success, money, etc.. So why would anyone sell it if it was worth anything to begin with?
      How wrong could you be?!

      Just because something doesn't work for you doesn't mean it won't work.

      Paid traffic is the key to making money online and is how big companies and even individuals are making hundreds of thousands of dollars each and every day.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by m00d View Post

      My opinion is that buying traffic never generates a profit.
      OMG You couldn't be more wrong.

      If people never generated a profit from paid advertising, that form of marketing would have died out a long time ago and we wouldn't have $1B Superbowl commercials every year.

      If you look around you will find that MOST business use paid advertising in order to... make a profit!

      It seems to be only the very small time IM newbies who haven't figured out that paid advertising works.

      Even with it's global dominance, how do you think McDonald's bottom line would look if thay stopped all paid methods of marketing for a year?
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    The most important thing is understanding how the traffic is generated then creating a landing page to suit the audience

    As for solo ads its hit and miss, A lot of them just scrape IM forums for emails and use them as their "list".

    The amount of mail we receive from "warrior special offers" is unbelievable, straight to the junk folder
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  • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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    Unless you are paying per click for ads, buying traffic is just as bad as giving away money.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by CDawson View Post

      Unless you are paying per click for ads, buying traffic is just as bad as giving away money.
      Try and convince those who are making a fortune with paid traffic each and every day. I've made plenty of money in the past with CPM ads.

      Again, as I said to the poster above, just because YOU haven't persevered and got paid traffic to work doesn't mean it won't work. It just means you didn't have the patience or budget to make it work.

      Paid traffic is a goldmine if you use it right. The problem is most beginners to paid traffic always go after the CHEAP paid traffic and then wonder why they can't get it to work. Cheap paid traffic is cheap for a reason. The best quality traffic is the expensive stuff. Plenty of money to be made with that traffic if you know how to test, track and persevere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broyde
    Originally Posted by wass11 View Post

    I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly without any website (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

    Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
    Make sure that the copy on the landing page is good and it should convert whatever you want it to, whether you are trying to get sales or collect names.

    In the long run, I think you would be better off using a landing page which is designed to build your list. It gives you a better chance of getting a repeat customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    It is a double edge sword. Paid targeted traffic is definitely good. I must say it is a hit and miss for solo ads. But we usually to not direct them to sales pages. My 2 cents.

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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    Paid traffic is the fastest way to drive traffic to your site. Period. There are so many marketers that use paid traffic to make money online every day.

    There could be many reasons why your landing page doesn't turn in a dime so you have to test and test to find the best way to convert the traffic into sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    Originally Posted by wass11 View Post

    I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly without any website (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

    Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
    I'd go with collecting leads/opt-ins rather than direct selling. With paid traffic direct sale conversions are often low.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHandy
    Paid traffic in my experience is a hit and miss. There are so many factors that are involved. So many elements from the traffic source itself, the squeeze page, the copy, etc. One of the things that I've learned is to test , test, and test some more.

    I would also add that if you are paying money, track it and provide them an opportunity to join your newsletter. That way you further attempt to monetize it after creating some type of value to the subscriber.
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  • Profile picture of the author im0001
    Can someone who's currently making good money using paid traffic make a post and give some guidelines?
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Paid traffic is about trial & error.
    You need to test out the conversion rate
    For various traffic sources.

    Once identify a traffic gem,
    Consolidated your budget and
    Scale up the campaign to
    Maximize the profit.

    Usually, newbies are skeptical
    About paid traffic.

    I understand that that as I am
    A newbie myself.

    I would say paid traffic is
    A skill that you will develop over time.

    However, once you understand the
    Mechanisms behind it, it will
    Be like turning on/off the traffic tap
    At will..

    Free traffic is more passive..
    Not scaleable..
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  • Profile picture of the author im0001
    @khooster1

    Thanks for your reply.

    Are you actually making good money from it yourself ? Or are you still looking for that gem?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by wass11 View Post

    I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly without any website (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

    Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
    Hi Wass,

    You seem maybe a little bit confused about exactly what "landing pages", "squeeze pages" and "sales pages" are?

    A "landing page" is the simply the page on which you arrange for any given kind of traffic, from any source, to "land". It's up to you what your landing page is, or what you choose to use as a landing page for your traffic. A landing page can be a squeeze page; it can be a sales page; it can be an article; it can be the home page of a blog; it can be a content-rich page; it can be anything you like. If it's where your traffic "lands", on clicking a link, then it's a "landing page". Don't imagine that all landing pages are trying to sell something, or trying to get people to opt in.

    A "squeeze page" is a page which contains a prominently incentivized opt-in (usually text, but it can be video/audio instead or as well) and no other content. The idea of a squeeze page is that there are no other exits from it, no leaks at all, and (apart from the back button and the window-closing button) no option other than submitting contact information. Don't imagine that all pages with an opt-in on them are squeeze pages.

    A "sales page" is a copy-filled page (again, it can be video) designed to present the product/service, answer objections, and persuade visitors to buy it, from that page.

    What you're asking about, above, is a form of "direct linking", I think, the plan being to buy traffic and send it directly to an affiliate-link sales page? Good luck to you, if you can find a way to make that work. I wouldn't want to try it. I have a mortgage to pay, myself, so I need to send all my traffic to a page with an opt-in first, so I can build my lists and not lose all the traffic that doesn't immediately buy something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Star
    If you want to sell something, and will want to have a long relationship with your customer. I think the best landing page is a squeeze page. you can either give your list an offer directly or build up their trust first. It is your choice once you have their email address. A better way do marketing is by save a lot of email address and then give them an offer they can't reject.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHandy
    If you choose to, you can send paid traffic directly to a landing page (sales page). But the reason most marketers don't do that is that they would like to see some type of ROI from the paid source. That return could be leads opting in to their squeeze pages and then being re-directed to their sales pages (landing pages) for potential customers.

    I'm not sure if there is confusion on what a landing page is, but most of us define a landing page as a sales page. That's ultimately where we want them to land after they've opted in of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Originally Posted by wass11 View Post

    I try it out to use a paid traffic site like maxvisits by writing down a landing page url directly without any website (that is, on that site's order form I will put into landing page's url).

    Does it work to generate clicks or sales on a squeezing page with paid traffic site?
    I've had a lot of success doing this with Google AdWords, but you need to think about your margins vs. cost per click vs. conversion rates.

    If you're selling a $20 product and the clicks are a dollar, you have to convert at 5% just to break even.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I've found cheap traffic sources like 7 Search and adf.ly to be rubbish.
    Same with those Bux sites.
    Sure the clicks are cheap, but the returns are zero.
    You get what you pay for so stick with Facebook, Bing, Yahoo or Google ads.
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  • How to make the most of paid traffic:
    • You Must know your target market, or buyer persona
    • you must clearly communicate your value proposition
    • using the above two pieces of information write your ad targeting your customer with a very specific offer.
    • you do not want general traffic to click your paid ad
    • specificity is key to creating successful paid ad campaigns
    • reduce number of clicks while increasing conversion rates
    I will use a simple example to clarify my meaning;





    if your selling cherry vanilla flavoured candy, be sure to include the specific offer on your ad.
    1. "excellent quality delicious candy" is bad
    2. "cherry vanilla flavoured candy" is good;
    example 1 will get the higher click through rate to your landing page but the conversion rate will be low, ie. low ROI

    example 2 will generate a lower click through rate but a much higher conversion rate because only potential customers who like "cherry vanilla flavoured candy" will click on your ad, ie. a much higher ROI

    EDIT
    Never use your home page/web site for your LP.
    Always have a separate LP for each individual ad campaign.
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