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Old 09-19-2008, 12:38 AM
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Hi Guys,

Seems like their is continuous stream of these email submit / incentivized type offers on the CPA networks, yet I've generally heard to avoid them. What's everyones take on promoting them and has anyone had success with them?

Also, if anyone here has built these type of offers, I would appreciate if I could slide a few questions your way.

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Old 09-19-2008, 12:45 AM
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you promote email offers using voting polls. I've launched probably 40 or so on the contextual networks and while traffic and conversions can be ok, the offers stop converting after a week or so because you're popping the same users with the same ad time and time again. I set the pop rate at the longest time possible, I think its 14 days in Traffic Vance, but they don't convert so well after a while.
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Has anyone tried to promote these without a voting poll? Seems like they 'may' work in a pop-up.
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Yep, I have quite a few running - probably around 15 - and I do them all direct. They work best when you are very specific. For example, a Target gift card offer with keywords/urls like target.com etc (btw I haven't found a Target offer that converts profitably so that probably isn't a good place to start). But the problem is the returns are small, with each one earning a few $ per day (I'm happy if each brings in $5 per day profit but some only bring is $1 or $2 until you get the keyword mix right. And some will never fly.).

For some people that's not worth the effort. I don't mind as once you get them going I don't find there is a lot of maintenance, the main thing is tracking them all.

As Harry says conversions do drop after awhile but there are 3 that I've had running for around 3 months and they still convert profitably. As always not all offers work, conversion rates vary across different networks for the same offers, and its good, where possible, to have a couple of offers running for each campaign to keep things interesting for the punter.

The thing with running them off a poll is that you can potentially get more traffic and earn more but the downside is they don't have much longevity.

Running a number of them direct can be a small buffer against your testing costs for other offers but you really don't want to focus on them. Run a few, sure, but put most of your energy into larger ticket stuff.

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The ones like best buy versus target seem to convert decently. But Jill is right, if you send too much traffic, you'll get scrubbed. It's best to have a portfolio of those types of offers instead.

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guys, what You mean by "voting polls" and coach, what You mean by:

The ones like best buy versus target seem to convert decently. But Jill is right, if you send too much traffic, you'll get scrubbed. It's best to have a portfolio of those types of offers instead.
is it like targeting those sites exactly?

like target.com as URL? and rotating many offers to see what sticks?

I'd like to test some zip/email submits, at least to start making a couple bucks a day, but wasn't sure what's best way to go about it. Like targeting the product sites?

"win free Ipod " offer targeting ipod.com, etc.. ?

help me on this a bit.

thanx.

Monty
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you need to test all those ideas Monty. have a small budget though. $20 at most, and see what converts and what doesn't. You need to get you feet wet and risk losing some money to find some winners.
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thanx Harry,

that was my assumption.
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