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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By dropout
Re: When do you delete a keyword? - PPC Campaign

It depends on how much you are paid for a conversion/sale and not much else.

However, don't expect a campaign to be converting optimally when you start it so you need to give your keywords a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By dropout
Re: Outsourcing PPC Management

At least $500 for your PPC budget, but $1000 would be much better. Wait until January as things are unstable over Christmas and you can't trust the data you collect.

Any keyword where you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By dropout
Re: Outsourcing PPC Management

This being the case, I think you should rather wait and save up until you have the budget to give it a proper go. Said budget should of course consist of money you can afford to lose.

I would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By dropout
Re: How set up PPC for a Home Improvements

I've never seen any good results come from a Google rep setting up campaigns so I wouldn't go down that route.

There is a learning curve to AdWords and, if you have the money available for it, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By dropout
Re: Pay Per Click question

It's not really true as most PPC networks I have tried can be paused from minute to minute. If you are able to keep an eye on your campaigns, which is especially important when you start out, you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dropout
Re: Alternative To Bing Conversion Tracking

If you'd care to explain why the tracking code is not compatible with your website, maybe we can help you make it compatible. Using Bing Ads' own conversion tracking is by far the easiest and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By dropout
Re: Advice about Yahoo and Bing PPC?

Sorry but I don't agree with that assesment at all though of course it depends on what business you are running, do you have the staff to handle the larger volume of business etc.

In my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By dropout
Re: Advice about Yahoo and Bing PPC?

1) They are the same, you advertise on both networks through http://bingads.com/ - pretty much everything about BingAds is based on AdWords so I don't think you will find much difficulty in setting...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By dropout
Re: Thought I'd share some Adwords Tips

I'm sure some of this is helpful for other newbies. The main advice seems to be never to use broad match which I completely agree with: only use broad match in an initial research phase if you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd December 2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By dropout
Re: Domain Dilemna of 2013

I very quickly read up on EMDs and the examples you mention does not even seem to be proper EMDs because they include hyphens. For 99% of the cases, hyphens = no type-in traffic. For SEO purposes, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By dropout
Re: Help with adwords

Your ads are not being shown for any keywords that include brand name in them, because you have added the brand name to your negative keyword list.

That is what the negative keyword list does:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By dropout
Re: Help with adwords

Not sure I completely understand, but if your keyword/keyword phrase does not include the brand name, then you must be bidding too low if your ad does not show.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By dropout
Re: Bing Ads is Disappointing

It sounds like what you experienced is a temporary error. Give it some time and try to login again. I don't agree with nipon at all that BingAds is not worthwhile, their traffic is of the same great...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th November 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,622
Posted By dropout
Re: Applying AdWords coupons to an existing account?

I'm also pretty sure that the system will never allow a second coupon code to be applied to an account so there's not really anything to consider. Also don't think about opening a another account as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By dropout
Re: Does Tenscores improve Quality Scores & reduce PPC costs? anyone tried it?

Never heard of it before, but the information that is available @ Tenscores: The Google Adwords Quality Score Tool (http://www.tenscores.com/) does not suggest to me that it will tell me anything I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By dropout
Re: Hire for Keywords?

Well if you are in the US or UK market, you could use a keyword spy tool like Search Marketing Research & Tracking | SpyFu SEM Tools (http://www.spyfu.com/) to find out what keywords your PPC...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By dropout
Re: Help and advice on ppc

Be aware that PPC is not something you can learn overnight. The less experienced you are, the larger of a budget you need to be successful I'd say, just because you will throw money away at keywords...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By dropout
Re: Anyone using Yahoo PPC pls

Guys the OP is not asking whether it is possible to be shown only in Yahoo search results. The question is whether it is possible to have your ad shown on only one of Yahoo's properties, in this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By dropout
Re: Getting 500 visitors per day from PPC

At least when doing PPC, I don't think it is very fruitful to think in terms of how many visitors you want to your site.

Rather, you should be focused on getting as many visitors as possible that...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th November 2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By dropout
Re: Adwords with CPA still works?

If you are able to make a professional looking site and you can handle the fierce competition, it can be very lucrative.

One of the things that helps when you build a site is if you are able to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By dropout
Re: Any Recommendations for a Good PPC Course or Book?

I don't think you necessarily need to purchase any books: a lot of PPC is learning by doing and slowly getting a feel for it. I often recommend to people that they take a look at this free guide: PPC...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By dropout
Re: PPC Consultancy vs Online Course?

I would take the gig since they are already so enthused about it: you could potentially approach them afterwards with an online course that has more information in it to supply what you gave them on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By dropout
Re: Struggling with ppc advertising

I would pretty much forget everything about click fraud unless you can see in your server logs that the same IPs keep accessing your site. Google has been dealing with this for years, and all we as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By dropout
Re: Google PPC campaign industry standard?

I don't think your first worry should be if you perform at industry standard when you are new to PPC.

Is your campaign converting? Is it profitable for the company? If this is the case then great...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dropout
Re: Run adwords efficiently and effectively

As kmanbloquet mentions, there are many good resources out there. One of my favourite for beginners is this one: PPC Hero’s Beginner’s Guide to PPC | PPC Hero┬«...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th November 2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By dropout
Re: starting ppv capital???

At least $500 but preferably $1000.

I don't understand your questions of how much and when to scale, if you have the money for further investments you just go for it. Watch out when you start out...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By dropout
Re: PPC V ORGANIC TRAFFIC

Of course both of them can work well, there are many people on here that makes a lot of money with either or both of those.

To me it is mostly a time vs. money question.

PPC takes less of your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By dropout
Re: Generating Real Estate Leads?

Agree with both MagneticKopy & wesawu, you need to get really specific and you need the potential lead to take some action for it to become a lead worth anything.

I mostly deal in insurance leads...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dropout
Re: Does Bing still allow direct linking?

This has been discussed many times on here, see this for example: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/849809-bing-ads-campaign-question.html
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By dropout
Re: Software to Determine Competitor Keywords?

I have been using the free version of Search Marketing Research & Tracking | SpyFu SEM Tools (http://www.spyfu.com/) lately, and while the data you get is extremely limited with the free version, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By dropout
Re: Is lead generation what im looking for?

It makes sense to me, but it is very hard to give you any advice without more specific details. Is your site a forum, social media site or...? What is the niche? What is the target audience?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By dropout
Re: Bing Ads Worst Tracking Ever

You don't need to create any steps at all. Ignore the "Add step" button, fill out the rest the way you want it, click "save and generate code", copy the code on the page where your Adwords code is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By dropout
Re: How To Find Profitable Keywords Quickly

This depends so much on what niche you are in and what you are promoting. You need to provide more information or you will just get the kind of generic answers you have gotten so far.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd November 2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By dropout
Re: Are you banking with mobile+CPA?

There are opportunities beyond the usual mobile CPA suspects though. In lead generation for more serious products like financial services, there are now players that provide you with forms for mobile...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By dropout
Re: Bing Ads Worst Tracking Ever

It's true that there is a larger delay in BingAds conversion tracking but apart from that it works in exactly the same way as AdWords' tracking. You copy the tracking code on the same page where you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd November 2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By dropout
Re: cpa starting point

I can help you out if you are interested in generating UK financial leads. I have loads of experience in this area, and can take a look at your landing page before you pump money in it to give you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd November 2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,270
Posted By dropout
Re: Paid Advertising VS Free Advertising

You are exactly right that the "big money" is in paid advertising, sheerly because of the volume you can get from a traffic source like AdWords. I generate leads for products that cost a lot of money...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By dropout
Re: Google PPC question - keyword + location

Going by keywords is only one half of how Adwords handles targeting of specific countries/cities/areas. The other part is location targeting: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722043?hl=en
...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th October 2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By dropout
Re: Does Trafficvance Verify Your Identity?

Yeah I even had to submit two ids to get approved + the cc. They do have some nice traffic but the process is slightly ridiculous.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th October 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dropout
Re: The ONE thing I HATE about affiliate marketing....

...is that it gives me way too much free time and money on my hands.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th October 2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By dropout
Re: New to industry & really need help with Lead Gen!

I do lead generation for insurance products in the UK with quite a bit of success. I generate most of my leads through Adwords and BingAds. In my experience it is hard to generate quality leads with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By dropout
Re: adwords help needed

Yes this is not something that Google condones, and while I am sure that people get away with it, you should assume that they will suspend your account(s).

I've never had an account suspended, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By dropout
Re: How To Get Top Adwords Placement With Low Traffic Keywords?

You're a little off here. What you do is you make sure to bid high enough to reach position 2-3 right from the start (monitor your campaign when you start it and if you've bid too low just increase...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd October 2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By dropout
Re: How long before landing pages go stale?

I've actually found that after I tested landing pages for the first 3 months, I have some that have run for over 8 months that I almost haven't modified in that time, except for changing an image and...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd October 2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By dropout
Re: Is all CPA like this?

I agree that there are plenty of CPA offers that I would never touch. I mostly do lead generation for financial products, but only products that I think are sound (insurances, loans with reasonable...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By dropout
Re: Google Adwords Country targeting for affiliate marketing

I would never advertise to more than 1 country/campaign as I agree with PBScott that the campaign becomes too unfocused with more countries.

The way forward is to do as PBScott suggests and do...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By dropout
Re: Adwords Tips

Again, my answer is that if you don't mind spending the time on it then you should do individual landing pages because you will probably get better results.

If you do create individual landing...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd October 2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By dropout
Re: How would you advertise my site?

I also do lead generation in niches equally as competitive as travel, but I focus 100% on PPC traffic. First of all you need a budget to test keywords.

It pays to spend some extra time to think...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By dropout
Re: What to avoid when creating Adword Campaign?

It's hard to give a few general tips, rather I would suggest you start to study something like this: PPC Hero’s Beginner’s Guide to PPC | PPC Hero┬«...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By dropout
Re: Adwords Tips

Duplicate content issues only applies to SEO.

It can be a good idea to do very targeted landing pages, but you probably want to weigh it against the time it takes to build them.

If you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By dropout
Re: Adwords PPC campaign, trademarked logos on landing page.

You will probably never have problems with getting approved by AdWords unless it is a big company that has made it explicit to AdWords that their logo can't be used by anyone.

However down the...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th October 2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By dropout
Re: I think Traffic Vance reps looks at your campaigns

Even if this was true, which I do not think it is, I would still continue my campaign as long as it continued to be profitable.

There are just way too many variables for anyone to be able to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th October 2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By dropout
Re: Any CPA help appreciated

I've found that if you do CPA where lead generation is involved, you are much better off if you get a form to integrate on your site rather than direct linking or making a landing page where you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By dropout
Re: $1000 To Invest In.................

I'd definitely invest them in PPC traffic for lead generation which I did a little over a year ago and I haven't looked back since. Let me know if you have any questions!
Forum: Social Media 17th October 2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By dropout
Re: does youtube have an affiliate program for bringing in consumer

I think what they mean is that you can't upload content that you do not have the rights to, that is they don't want you to make money off copyrighted content.

I am sure plenty of people do anyway...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By dropout
Re: PPC & PPV - My Story & My Question

It must be a huge pain to try and decide between courses: I'm sure there are some good ones out there, but the problem with CPA courses is that the field moves so quickly that I would imagine that...
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