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Old 06-23-2008, 02:42 AM
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I'm in a bidding war of a few great url's.

Conversions are brilliant, and I started at 0.01c days ago with no competition. Now I have to up my bids every day or else I'm not highest.

Do the networks show my ad even though I'm not #1?

Or does #1 always dominate and get all the traffic?
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:10 AM
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What would be the risk of just experimentally not raising your bids?
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My understanding was that the number 1 position gets 70% of the traffic, 2nd place gets 20% and third 10%. But I'm not sure that's actually right. When I first started using AddOn they only used to show bids in the first 3 positions but now they show the top 5 or 6.

I also find with Traffic Vance that I still get traffic even if I'm not in the top 3 positions for a particular keyword. For example, I'm bidding at 4th position for a keyword in Traffic Vance and I'm getting traffic and its profitable. I tried bidding for first position but it didn't stack up - the volume was a lot higher but conversions dropped off. Dropped it back to the minimum and its now working out great - less volume, but better ROI.

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Old 06-23-2008, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by harry1970 View Post
I'm in a bidding war of a few great url's.

Now I have to up my bids every day or else I'm not highest.
Only up them every day? I have one where I matched the competitor and by the time it was done updating and displaying the page (in MT), I was already outbid by the min .0001...

How is that possible to be outbid that fast?
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:37 AM
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I think some guys are nuts with this personally. (Not naming names and it's nobody here.)

I think they sit around all day and refresh the screen. The best way to deal with this is to look where no one else is.
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but, if they are bidding high, might it be worth it?
This is a targeted url for a cb product. Im not promoting the cb product, perhaps they are. The bid is over 10 cents.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:36 PM
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Over 10 cents? The conversions must be amazing to justify that, unless they're just overbidding in a bidding war.
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I'm bidding 0.18 on one domain and making 100% ROI. traffic is not huge but converts like crazy.

test small though, just like ppc I started small and I'm now cranking the campaigns out.
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Yes it's true that the bids are high for a reason. But if it's frustrating to deal with, then don't...
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