Why Adf.ly Traffic IS REALLY GOOD !!!

by Mindz
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Okay I been using adf.ly traffic and I must say I'm impress. Not by the number of sign ups but by the number of people who called it Junk Traffic.

I went out on a limb and promote offers that wasn't make money or anything dealing with making money. My results are very impressive.

  1. The thing about it. I am a musician also. So I promoted my own special music. That I made and had professional mixing and mastering. I also had a dope urban design website also which help conversion.
  2. The thing about this traffic I like is that in this niche everyone can be a potential client. MUSIC IS THAT POWERFUL. It's everywhere.
  1. And last I realize %90 of the marketers who said this traffic is junk are those who tried to make a quick buck and couldn't.
So try other offers other than the typical make money internet marketing scheme. Try to go into other niches that others aren't and see what's good with that traffic source.



I'm getting sign ups, sales, and comments. Its all love coming from there. So I don't understand how this can be junk traffic. When MY TEST RESULTS Show me different.



I'm waiting to be proven wrong, on this?
#adfly #good #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Your success with ad.ly traffic is not surprising considering your niche. Probably the people that called ad.ly traffic junk promoted products in the internet marketing niche. It could work but with a network such as ad.ly stuff related to music and entertainment should perform better.
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    I am a frequent user of videobull.com, they pretty much make everything go through a adf.ly ad page, and I never look at those ads they all suck and are annoying. HOWEVER, anytime it serves a music ad, I almost always watch the music video.
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    I would love it if they just opted into a list lol. You may be on to something here
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I have been playing with Adf.ly for about a year.

    I use Worldwide traffic and Proxy traffic, which is dirt cheap.

    The majority of the traffic delivered by adf.ly is from India and Singapore.

    I have broken even several times with it using CPA offers, but I have never found the big money reward.

    I have tried strictly consumer offers, also without big returns.

    I tried MMO offers, and never found sales or subscribers with it.

    I have been using it mostly to generate social media shares, likes and mentions for strictly consumer-oriented websites.

    Then two weeks ago, I found an ad format that really surprised me, which generated real traffic and subscribers in the MMO niche. I have yet to see if I can convert that traffic via the mailing list, because I got the subscriptions to an existing list by accident.

    In order to truly test that traffic for conversions, I need to get those folks on a clean list, then test that list specifically for conversions.

    I put together a clean list to test this traffic all the way down the list, but I am not far enough into that test yet to see if I can make a profit with it. I am intrigued to see if this method will actually produce the kind of results I need to buy as much adf.ly traffic as I can get my hands on.

    I might be a fool, but I believe every person using the Internet wants to buy something. I just have to figure out how to use interrupt marketing to win their attention now, to get them to take a small step in my direction and perhaps larger steps towards me later.

    With adf.ly traffic, people will not be ready to buy now, because I have jumped in their path on their way to something totally different. So, if I can get them to like my page on Facebook or sign up to my mailing list, then I can start having the conversation with them later about those things they do want to buy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      The majority of the traffic delivered by adf.ly is from India and Singapore.

      [...]

      I tried MMO offers, and never found sales or subscribers with it.
      What if you tried...

      "Make Money Online From Sigapore"



      It might work.

      Marc

      PS. How would Google know where your traffic is coming from? For example, what if you were buying solo-ads? Not saying you should but still?

      There might be situations where it would make sense. For example, I've heard of people adding Adsense to their squeeze page getting clicks without a substantial drop in opt-ins.

      Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

      Yeah ANY paid traffic to a AdSense page is a no-no. They spell this out in their TOS clearly. Premium paid traffic would be different (and possibly go under the radar) but certainly not Adfly.

      Not sure if referrer information is sent, but if it is... even TRYING it with an adsense account would be dumb.
      Originally Posted by tpw

      Referrer information is sent, from adf.ly URL's.
      Ah, found it.

      What about other paid traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

        Ah, found it.

        What about other paid traffic?

        Google Adsense frowns on "paid traffic" if the visitor is dumped into the page without first clicking a link and choosing to go to the page.

        In other words, they are happy if we pay for advertising, but less happy if we pay for direct traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Yes I`m totally agree with you Mindz that when it comes to use Adfly, it`s better to promote some offers not in money making niche like dating niche. I have tested it last week and i received some good results and 34 people signed up on my landing page
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    Good stuff tpw. Conversions would be my concern as well did I miss it or did you get that traffic you found to convert?
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by eClicker View Post

      Good stuff tpw. Conversions would be my concern as well did I miss it or did you get that traffic you found to convert?

      Conversions is the key.

      I am still testing to see if I can squeeze conversions out of the list, but I needed first to build the structure so that I could move those people into a clean list to eliminate all possibility that those sales came from elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author acesites
    Interesting stuff. Yeah because the traffic is not coming from a specific niche (I thought they were going to do that at some point?) it's hard.. I guess your offer would have to be pretty general and appeal to a wide audience to find success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mindz
      Thats what i'm seeing !!

      Originally Posted by John Atkins View Post

      Your success with ad.ly traffic is not surprising considering your niche. Probably the people that called ad.ly traffic junk promoted products in the internet marketing niche. It could work but with a network such as ad.ly stuff related to music and entertainment should perform better.

      Video bull ? I never heard of them. I'm going to check them out !

      Originally Posted by PROmotions LLC View Post

      I am a frequent user of videobull.com, they pretty much make everything go through a adf.ly ad page, and I never look at those ads they all suck and are annoying. HOWEVER, anytime it serves a music ad, I almost always watch the music video.
      I think so to !!! More testing will be done !!

      Originally Posted by eClicker View Post

      I would love it if they just opted into a list lol. You may be on to something here

      You sir I can learn from !!

      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I have been playing with Adf.ly for about a year.

      I use Worldwide traffic and Proxy traffic, which is dirt cheap.

      The majority of the traffic delivered by adf.ly is from India and Singapore.

      I have broken even several times with it using CPA offers, but I have never found the big money reward.

      I have tried strictly consumer offers, also without big returns.

      I tried MMO offers, and never found sales or subscribers with it.

      I have been using it mostly to generate social media shares, likes and mentions for strictly consumer-oriented websites.

      Then two weeks ago, I found an ad format that really surprised me, which generated real traffic and subscribers in the MMO niche. I have yet to see if I can convert that traffic via the mailing list, because I got the subscriptions to an existing list by accident.

      In order to truly test that traffic for conversions, I need to get those folks on a clean list, then test that list specifically for conversions.

      I put together a clean list to test this traffic all the way down the list, but I am not far enough into that test yet to see if I can make a profit with it. I am intrigued to see if this method will actually produce the kind of results I need to buy as much adf.ly traffic as I can get my hands on.

      I might be a fool, but I believe every person using the Internet wants to buy something. I just have to figure out how to use interrupt marketing to win their attention now, to get them to take a small step in my direction and perhaps larger steps towards me later.

      With adf.ly traffic, people will not be ready to buy now, because I have jumped in their path on their way to something totally different. So, if I can get them to like my page on Facebook or sign up to my mailing list, then I can start having the conversation with them later about those things they do want to buy.

      Oh you in the dating side. !! Plenty horny men in this world !!

      Originally Posted by Omarkenawy View Post

      Yes I`m totally agree with you Mindz that when it comes to use Adfly, it`s better to promote some offers not in money making niche like dating niche. I have tested it last week and i received some good results and 34 people signed up on my landing page

      I Bought Worldwide , US, UK, Canada Traffic. I made sure they where english speaking atleast. I have some proxy traffic.... but it's not converting well right now.

      Originally Posted by eClicker View Post

      Good stuff tpw. Conversions would be my concern as well did I miss it or did you get that traffic you found to convert?
      Music is a pretty general niche ... I really didn't think of it like that. hmmm that gives me an idea.? Light bulb moment.

      Originally Posted by acesites View Post

      Interesting stuff. Yeah because the traffic is not coming from a specific niche (I thought they were going to do that at some point?) it's hard.. I guess your offer would have to be pretty general and appeal to a wide audience to find success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Adfly traffic still junk, you just happened to be in a niche that worked for you. I am sure there are other niches it can convert for but for what most marketers are looking for, it's just junk. Most of that traffic are on their way to another site, so most don't bother breaking that connection to click an ad.

    Oh you in the dating side. !! Plenty horny men in this world !!
    There's no doubt about that, this is a niche that will convert any traffic, as long as they are horny :p
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Mindz View Post

      Oh you in the dating side. !! Plenty horny men in this world !!

      Yes, I have a dating site, but I don't advertise it with Adf.ly.

      I have my fingers in lots of pieces of pie. I diversified my income a few years ago to ensure that I would never have to get a job if one of my income streams disappeared.



      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Adfly traffic still junk, you just happened to be in a niche that worked for you. I am sure there are other niches it can convert for but for what most marketers are looking for, it's just junk. Most of that traffic are on their way to another site, so most don't bother breaking that connection to click an ad.

      If you are making the wrong offer to the wrong people, then you will surely get junk results for sure.

      But, consider this....

      If only 10% of the population at-large is in your target market, then 10% of the adf.ly traffic is also likely in your target market.

      Sure, you are wasting money on the 90% to get access to the 10%, but if you can get the attention of the traffic you are getting -- if only long enough to get an email address from them -- then the traffic has the very real potential of not being "junk traffic".
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      What if that 10% has already found what they wanted by clicking the adfly link in the first place, what is the % of that 10% will break their connecting to click your ad :p

      I understand what you are saying, but I suspect that you are missing the bigger picture of great copy writing.

      It should be easy enough to get someone to give us an email address, even if we are "interrupting" their current train of thought, IF we make a compelling case to the people in our target audience.

      In my little test, an average of 2-in-1000 people are willing to be interrupted long enough to subscribe to my mailing list. Given that I am paying anywhere from $0.40 to $1.00 per thousand views, then I only need to earn $0.20 to $0.50 per subscriber to make my money back.

      On a couple of campaigns, I have actually seen opt-ins as high as 22 people per 1000 views.

      Additionally, the people who clicked the link to land on my adf.ly ad DO NOT know that they have found what they were looking for when they clicked the link that brought them to me. They THINK they found what they were looking to find, but since they have not seen their destination page yet, they do not know anything about the page they were going to just yet.

      If I make a compelling case to them for what I am offering, it is entirely possible for me to interrupt their train of thought long enough for them to forget where they were going. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author IamBaksi
    Are you serious lol...Anyway good on you that Ad.fly is working for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I understand what you are saying, but I suspect that you are missing the bigger picture of great copy writing.
    I was only messing with you, I tried adfly a little with no success, but not enough to know for sure

    All B.S aside, Adfly has the potential to be a power house in the traffic game, but WE HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE TRAFFIC IS COMING FROM!!!

    The people seeing your ad have clicked a link and are going somewhere, and theres a good chance they have clicked an affiliate link. If adfly had an option for people who used it, where they have to click what kind of content the link will be added to (Health, cooking, entertainment for example), then we could target our ads and make a killing.

    As it is now, it is a guessing game. You can expect to covert an enlarge your penis ad, when someone is on their way to purchase a bible, WE HAVE TO KNOW WHERE THE TRAFFIC IS COMING FROM

    If adfly could do that, then they would make a killing in ad money, and we would too
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Yeah, if adf.ly would simply sort traffic by topic, it would be an absolute gold mine.

    If I knew that the people clicking were following a link related to "picking your nose", then I would know that I should be selling boxes of tissues to them. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Yeah, if adf.ly would simply sort traffic by topic, it would be an absolute gold mine.

      If I knew that the people clicking were following a link related to "picking your nose", then I would know that I should be selling boxes of tissues to them. :p
      Lol, it would be a game changer. The traffic is real, we just need to know where it's coming from so we can put the right offer in front of them. I will send them a support ticket in the morning to see if they will listen to me
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidAllDay
    I used to this this traffic was junk but now I'm looking into adf.ly as well as some PTC sites for paid survey offers. I have tried promoting these w/ PPC in the past but found that the traffic is just too expensive to be getting $1.00 commissions. Perhaps adf.ly is better match as it is cheap and mainly people looking for something to do, or looking to get something for nothing (lots of file sharing traffic too).
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  • Profile picture of the author GoldTrader
    Any traffic is good considering you can make it profit for you and is profitable. Even if you only get $20 sale and it only cost $15 to get that sale, it's still a $5 profit. Not a huge profit margin but most will tell you that at the end of the say if you made a profit, no matter how little, it better than a loss.

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    • Profile picture of the author IamBaksi
      Actually...come to think of it there's a great way to utilize PTC traffic. Create a LP with the Headline "Stop being Paid To Click and Earn Some Real Money". Maybe that will do the trick
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  • Profile picture of the author ashishthakkar
    The majority of the traffic delivered by adf.ly is from India and Singapore.
    adf.ly now blocked in India
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    Well someone told me that they used to have adf.ly traffic coming to their blogger blog and when they applied for a Google Adsense account, their application was rejected with a message that said "Your website has traffic coming from untrusted sources and hence, your Adsense account was disapproved.
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    • Profile picture of the author IamBaksi
      Originally Posted by davidfrankk View Post

      Well someone told me that they used to have adf.ly traffic coming to their blogger blog and when they applied for a Google Adsense account, their application was rejected with a message that said "Your website has traffic coming from untrusted sources and hence, your Adsense account was disapproved.
      I don't think adfly traffic is adsense friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
      Originally Posted by davidfrankk View Post

      Well someone told me that they used to have adf.ly traffic coming to their blogger blog and when they applied for a Google Adsense account, their application was rejected with a message that said "Your website has traffic coming from untrusted sources and hence, your Adsense account was disapproved.
      Yeah ANY paid traffic to a AdSense page is a no-no. They spell this out in their TOS clearly. Premium paid traffic would be different (and possibly go under the radar) but certainly not Adfly.

      Not sure if referrer information is sent, but if it is... even TRYING it with an adsense account would be dumb.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

        Not sure if referrer information is sent, but if it is... even TRYING it with an adsense account would be dumb.

        Referrer information is sent, from adf.ly URL's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mindz
    I only used the us and uk traffic plus worldwide... better results for me than proxy
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Just purchased $5 of Wordwide and Proxy traffic to try (8,000 total impressions). Even if I get 5-10 signups to my free list, then I more than made out IMO.

    Sure the conversion would be hella low, but I'm not looking at the number of impressions per signup as I am the cost per conversion. That's what matters anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author IamBaksi
      Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

      Just purchased $5 of Wordwide and Proxy traffic to try (8,000 total impressions). Even if I get 5-10 signups to my free list, then I more than made out IMO.

      Sure the conversion would be hella low, but I'm not looking at the number of impressions per signup as I am the cost per conversion. That's what matters anyway.
      Let us know how it goes
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
        Originally Posted by IamBaksi View Post

        Let us know how it goes
        It went really well actually. So well that I purchased another 3 times (in increments of $5). The opt-ins are between 10-20 per $5. I've used a variety of Proxy and Wordwide traffic. Some emails are undelivered, but most deliver fine.

        However the true test is conversations but that'll take some time (possibly months) to know for sure.

        PS- The landing page I use is the exact same as the one in my signature (for reference).
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    There is no such thing as 'junk traffic' - only junk offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Umm, when i see fly, ad, bit, I don't click. Just saying.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      Umm, when i see fly, ad, bit, I don't click. Just saying.

      That is probably because you are a marketer who knows what those things are.

      I am willing to bet that most people who click those links don't know what those sites do.
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    @Brian 5-10 signups has been my experience as well. I have even had people email me and ask me "what is wordpress?" So I guess the lesson is stick to MMO offers
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Makes sense. You know I was just watching a video where someone is getting $4 for every 1000 impressions of his banner ad on his page.

    It seems to me paying $1 for 1000 visitors would be good arbitrage, but obviously they would know it's adf.ly as well. Got me thinking though.

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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    I've tried adf.ly a year back and it had some excellent conversion rates for an opt in list although most of the opt in didn't double confirm the opt in.

    It was for a consumer niche and averaged around 0.10/opt-in (about 10 opt in for every 1000) which is fairly good though not very responsive. It also largely depended on your geographic targeting for the traffic; it seems International traffic converted better than US.

    There is indeed potential in Adf.ly traffic though, much more than most other redirect ads network. (Tried other network and Adf.ly had been the top performer so far)
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    One thing that keeps surprising me over and over again is things like this, where a particular strategy will either stop working or die down, or lose effectiveness in the Internet Marketing niche but will still stay strong in other niches.

    I remember last year for a few months there were a ton of threads about people complaining about OTO's and how they are so overused.

    And in the IM niche yes they are. But from my personal testing I was still getting great results from them in other niches.

    Same with webinars, I saw and heard people talk about how they were losing their power, but according to my numbers, (in other niches) they were still going strong.

    So I agree with the OP, test your traffic sources in other niches, and in addition to that test other parts of your business, and other strategies in other niches.

    Just because we have seen certain strategies over and over again, doesn't mean other niches have.
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    • Profile picture of the author janicej
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      So it looks like this ad based strategy works for music related niches and other things that tend to go viral on the internet.. would it also work for a niche that's not exactly "mainstream"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Romeo90
    I used it once, and it turned out to be completely unresponsive list - most were from Bangladesh and India as I chose worldwide traffic.

    Well done on your story though.
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  • Profile picture of the author NBG
    Originally Posted by Mindz View Post

    I'm getting sign ups, sales, and comments.
    Sign ups for what? Sales of what? Your music?

    Please post your exact test results.
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    is it really that good?
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    The only junk is on their mindset. I almost 4 years using adf.ly and I'm still happy with the conversion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mindz
    Exactly ^^^ I been using it .... works fine for me
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Not to say adfly traffic is just for everyone. But there's definitely much better traffic sources out there. Don't go for cheap traffic go for quality traffic. That's where the money is.
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