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Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by Lastbutnotleast, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Lucid Web Marketing

    Lucid Web Marketing Well-Known Member

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    #21
    Let's get some definitions straight, otherwise we'll just be running in circles.

    Landing page: Any page on the Internet is a landing page. Doesn't matter what it is or its length. Abbreviated by some as LP, it is the page where someone ends up when clicking on your ad. This could be a page you created yourself - it could be informational, a blog or a sales pitch - or created by someone else, such as a merchant's sales page.

    Affiliate link: a link to a page which is a sales pitch for a product or service on a different domain. These are tagged with unique IDs to determine which affiliate should get a commission if there is a sale.

    Does Google object to pages with links to a "buy now" button on your site to the merchant's order page? I frankly don't know but this is a better user experience than sending to the merchant's sales pitch and be sold to again and find a buy now button. That's what Google doesn't like.

    Imagine going to buy something at a store. You are greeted by a salesman and he pitches something you are interested in. He convinces you to buy the product. He then says that you now have to talk to another salesman who gives you the same or nearly the same sales pitch. Does that make sense? You were just sold and want to buy and pay for it. So why not send your PPC traffic to the merchant? They should know their product better than anyone and know how to sell it. Most affiliate marketers are simply trying to convince you its great. They don't know the product and have likely never used it.
    SEMrush
    Vaponte does not seem to be talking about PPC but developing pages for SEO purposes. That is OK. For now anyway as Google can very easily change their algo to take into account if you are an affiliate. While DownUnder will disagree, the original question was about using Adwords if you are an affiliate. I say, don't have a landing page with affiliate links.
     
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  2. Lastbutnotleast

    Lastbutnotleast Peon

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    #22
    This is a key issue indeed.
     
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  3. vaponte

    vaponte Greenhorn

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    #23
    In Response to Lucid Web, what you stated about landing pages, affiliate links, google all correct, but you are wrong I am not talking about SEO! You don't need a landing page in order to promote an affiliate program, BUT an landing page will increase your conversions, because it has for me!
     
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    msubmission Active Member

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    #24
    Yes that was really explained nicely :)
     
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    adpoint Greenhorn

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    #25
    tracing your affiliate words by keyword tracker..
    just make 3-4 words
     
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    asepsjmak Well-Known Member

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    #26
    Getting success as affiliate marketing is getting harder to achieve via adwords as there's too many affiliate marketer there, at least for me. You need long time to test each of your affiliate products & ads. Keyword tracking tool is one of tools will definitely help you a lot.
    good luck.
     
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    vaponte Greenhorn

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    #27
    Thank you for the nice response compliment!:)
     
    vaponte, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    axlarry Peon

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    #28
    Another problem I can think of by sending traffic straight to merchant site is you can't see and analysis all the traffic.
     
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  9. Lucid Web Marketing

    Lucid Web Marketing Well-Known Member

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    #29
    > You don't need a landing page in order to promote an affiliate program

    I think you mean creating one of your own, don't you?

    > Another problem I can think of by sending traffic straight to merchant site is you can't see and analysis all the traffic.

    Agree. While it is not a perfect solution, there are products out there to help.
     
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    wyn77 Peon

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    #30
    i would like to use google adword, can I pay by Paypal??
    i have try and using my googleadword coupon BUT option must pay using credit card? any affiliate or adword program so we can pay using paypal??

    thank you & Happy New Year
     
    wyn77, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    axlarry Peon

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    #31
    You can't use paypal
    https://adwords.google.com/select/AfpoFinder?hl=en
     
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    Lastbutnotleast Peon

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    #32
    Yep. Thanks for the reminder
     
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    vaponte Greenhorn

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    #33
    Hello, yes that is so true that when you send someone straight to the merchant page you can't see and analyze the traffic.
     
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    adpoint Greenhorn

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    #34
    100% agree vaponte..

    give some article related with our affiliate, make some blog . link it each other from those article

    just give some idea to prospect
     
    adpoint, Jan 5, 2010 IP
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    wyn77 Peon

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    #35
    Thank you your Information, so i should have CC
     
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    vaponte Greenhorn

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    #36
    Thank you Adpoint, and I agree with what you just stated! Google does love blogs, and article marketing! Also, one that they really like is EzineArticles.
     
    vaponte, Jan 6, 2010 IP