Traffic source - why I am confused - I need advice!

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Hi,
as you know many offers have some restrictions about traffic sources.

Let's say that there is offer with "NO Twitter".

If I make something like that:
  • put my link to my landing page on twitter
  • get visitor email to my emial list
  • send mailing to my email list with link to next landing page
  • on the landing page put banner to offer page
My Affiliate Manager said that is still Twitter Trafiic which is not allowed...


It's really hard for me to understand because if I had blog and someone had posted link to my blog on Twitter... Would it still Twitter Traffic?



I am confused... What is your opinion?
#advice #confused #source #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    It's really hard for me to understand because if I had blog and someone had posted link to my blog on Twitter... Would it still Twitter Traffic?
    If the traffic comes from Twitter, then yes

    Some of the offers are really strict on certain traffic sources. If you have traffic source where the offer says NO to it, better to avoid it from beginning to avoid issues later on.
    Most of the offers appreciate only paid traffic, maybe because they had issues with certain sources of traffic in the past and they don't want that traffic anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    It's not a matter of just traffic from a certain source. Obviously they can't know where they traffic came from initially for sure, but companies who put restrictions on certain traffic sources know the quality of the traffic very well, hence they will eventually find out you used twitter to generate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    If they don't want Twitter traffic it's because they know Twitter traffic does not convert well for their offer. You sending traffic from Twitter to your website first then on to the affiliate offer doesn't change anything. Those people have still originally come from Twitter which is what the company specifically said they did not want.

    Make sure to always follow their rules because you could spend a lot of time and money sending traffic to an offer and they could rightfully deny your payouts if you have been ignoring their TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    You wouldn't want to send low quality traffic anyway, or they might just pull the offer from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Artur Golisz
    Thanks all of you!
    I understand it on Email Submit offers etc. but when offer convert on valid purchase... Buyer like buyer...
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      I think you are miss reading what they are asking. if you are using their product name on twitter, that is what they don't want. I have some sporting good affiliate programs, and ALL of them do not allow me to use the term "Adidas" in a whole lot of places. So I don't, but the traffic comes from those places!

      Its NOT about where the traffic comes from, it is about protecting the brand name for whatever reason. They don't want you to use twitter because they are tracking ever instance that their name is mentioned. It is either high end Reputation Management, or they spend a lot of time and money advertising on twitter them selves and don't want the competition of their affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rainee
      Originally Posted by Artur Golisz View Post

      Thanks all of you!
      I understand it on Email Submit offers etc. but when offer convert on valid purchase... Buyer like buyer...
      The money is not made on the initial purchase. The money is made on the upsells, continuity and other backend products.

      That's why a Free+S&H offer of only $4.97+/- can pay out $20-$50+.

      The advertiser knows their advertising metrics so if they say no Twitter...No Twitter!

      At all cost, follow the requirements of the offer you're promoting. Yes, there are always marketers out there promoting affiliate "tricks"; however, it's not worth losing your hard earned commissions...or worse, the reputation you're building with the affiliate company.

      Rainee
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Artur Golisz View Post

      Thanks all of you!
      I understand it on Email Submit offers etc. but when offer convert on valid purchase... Buyer like buyer...
      I can confidently tell you that buyers are NOT buyers.

      There are different quality buyers. There are those who are much more likely to upgrade or buy future products and those who are not.

      So obviously they have had a bad experience with Twitter traffic in the past and don't want to repeat it.

      Unfortunately not all buyers are created equal.
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  • Profile picture of the author wDigital
    Personally I would avoid it if the offer explicitly says that, because in the long run you increase the chances of getting booted off the offer and lose all the time you spent optimizing it.

    All the best
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