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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By TomFang
Re: Anyone success on POF?

Uh, where is the self serve advertising? I don't think it exists. They're owned by Match.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th May 2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By TomFang
Re: How do I know which ad resulted sale?

All you have to do is give your network your global tracking pixel from your Prosper202. Then all the conversions will be tracked. I assume you were passing keywords via your POF click-through URL....
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 30th April 2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF - Is targetting income a good/bad idea?

Quantcast gives you an idea of % breakdown of each demo. How do you know the smaller demos don't give you the best performance? A lot of people take this approach right away and ignore smaller...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 27th April 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF - Is targetting income a good/bad idea?

What is the product? Depending on the product, it seems if you are targeting the right demographics otherwise, there probably isn't a need to target income, unless your product or email sequence...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st April 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,212
Posted By TomFang
Re: What I Have Learned About Plenty of Fish - An Awesome Traffic Source for Dating!

There is no official spy account left because a bunch of idiots sent messages through them so POF shut it down.

But that doesn't mean you can't create a profile of your target demographic on your...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th April 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,600
Posted By TomFang
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th April 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF Small Ads vs. IAB Standard

Yes, I'd say so. But more room also means more room for you to screw up if you don't know what you're doing.

-Tom
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By TomFang
Re: PlentyOfFish Testing - How many impressions is enough?

Sorry, clicks are important, but this isn't PPC pal. You got 2 rates to think about: CTR and CVR, resulting in maximizing the only metric that matters: profit.

-Tom
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 7th April 2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF - Minimum amount of impressions to get real data

I approach POF as streams of traffic. The streams are made of demographics that I can group together and target. No, my campaigns fail all the time. But it doesn't mean I can't eventually monetize...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By TomFang
Re: Always Test You Ads ( You won't believe this)

Nope, pretty sure profit means everything. The equation is revenue - cost, me thinks so.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 7th April 2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF intl dating campaign

Yeah, while other niches do work, to get scale on POF you gotta do dating in my opinion. It gets the highest CTRs.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd April 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By TomFang
Re: How much does it really take to get started

I recommend people start with a few grand.

It's VERY difficult to build any income anywhere with a $500 budget. The reason is you will NOT be achieving your supposed 25-50% ROI. You will lose...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By TomFang
Re: PlentyOfFish Testing - How many impressions is enough?

If you're asking about when to cull individual ads (as opposed to campaigns), the general guideline is to cut ads without clicks at 1,000 imps. Beyond that, you might want to cull ads again at, say,...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd April 2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF intl dating campaign

International dating on POF is lacking traffic.

POF has solid traffic from US, Canada, and UK, but beyond that it's hard to get much traffic and target specific demographics at the same time.
...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd April 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF - Minimum amount of impressions to get real data

It depends how many ads you have in that campaign. 7,000 imps isn't very much for, say 30 ads if that's how many you're testing.

Seeing how it's doing really poorly, however, you might want to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,199
Posted By TomFang
Re: Making $500 a day !

Lol are you serious? This post belongs at BHW.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,441
Posted By TomFang
Re: Is Plenty Of Fish worth promoting on?Anyone doing well using POF?

Hope you find the guide valuable, Sean.

-Tom
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF: targeting by 'Ads Clicked' questoin

There isn't a specific demo that clicks on ads and never fills out offers.

It depends on how effective your campaigns is. There are many ways to get people to click, including lying to them. But...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,201
Posted By TomFang
Re: Just spent $25 advertising on POF...

What are you talking about? lol...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,212
Posted By TomFang
Re: What I Have Learned About Plenty of Fish - An Awesome Traffic Source for Dating!

You can get it here. (http://ipyxel.com/pof-7-day-mastery-guide/)

Let me know if you have any issues.

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF Small Ads vs. IAB Standard

It's a bigger canvas for you to use your skills as a marketer. The better marketers will really shine with the IABs.

Since they are also lower competition, ROI for these banners has always been...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th March 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF Campaign & Important Tips

This is a great share.

Thank you!
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th March 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF: targeting by 'Ads Clicked' questoin

Like I said, no real direct correlation with performance.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th March 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,441
Posted By TomFang
Re: Is Plenty Of Fish worth promoting on?Anyone doing well using POF?

Unfortunately, that site no longer supports Windows 95.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 20th March 2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,201
Posted By TomFang
Re: Just spent $25 advertising on POF...

People convert just fine on POF for dating sites. As a matter of fact, POF's average CTR's are MUCH higher than most social sites like Facebook. They monetize better as well. If POF was valued in a...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th March 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF: targeting by 'Ads Clicked' questoin

Haven't really found a direct correlation with ads clicked and traffic quality over multiple sample sizes. There's probably niches and certain demographics that do affect quality based on that, but...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th March 2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,441
Posted By TomFang
Re: Is Plenty Of Fish worth promoting on?Anyone doing well using POF?

This guy clearly knows nothing about POF or CPA...lol Just spams threads all day long.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th March 2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By TomFang
Re: Another POF question....

Do I dare ask again...johnwalton, are you a real life superhero?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th March 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By TomFang
Re: Need help with setting up POF creatives

johnwalton, are you a real life superhero?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th March 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By TomFang
Re: Managing Many PoF Campaigns

These things are common as you make more campaigns in POF.

I personally manage over 300 campaigns, but we've developed tools internally to handle that.

We are currently building out an...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 13th March 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By TomFang
Re: What's wrong with my offer?

52 clicks with 0 conversions = something is probably not right.

Waiting until 200 or 300 isn't going to change the fact that your conversion rate will continue to suck.

Social media is very...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th March 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By TomFang
Re: Do you know a kick ass banner making tool?

This tool is super sweet for making banners.

Don't miss it!

BannerSnack | Banner maker (http://www.bannersnack.com/en/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By TomFang
Re: Prosper202, POF and Aff network? How can I get them work together?

Have you taken a look at the videos provided by Prosper?

The click through URL in POF sends a keyword to Prosper. Prosper organizes these keywords through the "Aff Campaigns" that you create. ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th March 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By TomFang
Re: Overloaded?

I think you need more capital before starting paid traffic.

You should take up more work to save up. Whether that's online, getting another job, or something else, is up to you.

Breaking into...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 5th March 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,436
Posted By TomFang
Re: Where to buy images for dating campaigns?

For male pics, try bodybuilding.com forums. Muscles work extremely well for POF.



Wow this post is money!!!
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th February 2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF Question

Check your country targeting and make sure it matches your offer restrictions.

Email Ben or Shannon if still unsure: ben@pof.com shannon@pof.com
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th February 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,397
Posted By TomFang
Re: URGENT: Making $$$ with a dating site

Your aptitude needs to be conversion free signups into paid memberships. Have you done some tests to prove that you can do this?

If so, then you can pay affiliates to send you leads.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By TomFang
Re: Making some progress but still....

How are you getting your emails? SEO?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,631
Posted By TomFang
Re: How to register Plenty of fish?

Here is where you can find the answer to your question:

ben@pof.com

Send him a polite email.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By TomFang
Re: Pre-Start Questions for Experienced Affiliates

Hey Dustin,

Wanted to throw in my 2 cents.

1.) Should I sign up with more than one affiliate network? If yes, what is the benefit?

First and foremost, go with only larger reputable networks....
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By TomFang
Re: My first campaign with POF - Results!

Go with a bigger, more reputable network. Take the guess work of having legit, working tracking out of the equation.

With broad offers, you need a landing page. There's no way around it. You...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th February 2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,441
Posted By TomFang
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By TomFang
Re: Another POF question....

Yes, POF is dead!! We should all stop losing money by advertising on POF and move to different traffic sources. Sad day, but all affiliates really should abandon POF for good. Sigh.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By TomFang
Re: Public attempt at doing a Broad PoF campaign

Are you direct linking or using a landing page? For broad campaigns, you really have to SELL. Which means your ad copy is important, but more important is your landing page. That part of the game...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,199
Posted By TomFang
Re: Making $500 a day !

Focus on one traffic source at a time. Spend your time and learn the ins and outs of that traffic source. Once you've understood everything and still can't get it profitable, move onto something...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By TomFang
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By TomFang
Re: POF should have their own cpa network?

People do what they're competent at by specializing. Their goal is to become the biggest dating site. Why would they want to start a network that is restricted to one traffic source? They still...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By TomFang
Re: What's the most direct route to profits in CPA?

I'd try out POF and see how you do there. It's very affiliate friendly and there's virtually no risk of getting banned. You won't be building assets though like you would in SEO.

-Tom
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th February 2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By TomFang
Re: Making some progress but still....

Where are you running your offers and what verticals and what kind of offers are you trying?
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 22nd February 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By TomFang
Re: Another POF question....

What I can gather from that is there isn't enough data for "Often" and "Occassionally". You can't make a decision on conversion rate with 3 clicks. I would say minimum 10. And if it still has no...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st February 2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By TomFang
Re: Self Serve CPA Platforms

No problem. Please thank the posts. kthx
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st February 2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By TomFang
Re: Dating redirect on POF?

Here's what you should do, in general, try to do an easy search on the internet for the knowledge that you seek. You see, if you do it this way, you will easily be able to succeed at solving your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By TomFang
Re: Help needed for traffic - Online Dating Manual

I'd go with Plenty of Fish. You should run an affiliate program. Think about lowering the price too and optimizing your backend instead for upsells. The initial plunge of $60 is pretty steep in my...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st February 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By TomFang
Re: Offers on POF?

definitely dating first. how do you know if you're not doing good enough of a job or if it's the vertical that doesn't work on POF if you don't have any experience with what is supposed to work?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,119
Posted By TomFang
Re: Paid Traffic Sites?

Cheap usually means low quality. Is that what you want?

Mobile inventory is also generally cheaper per impression.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st February 2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By TomFang
Re: Another POF question....

Adam,

Personally, I don't even use cross tab reports. To me, I am not able to see the ROI from those reports. I doesn't matter to me that a certain niche gets less clicks. Just because there...
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