New Report Shows Lead Generation a $186 Billion Industry

When it comes to affiliate marketing, the most important thing you can do is generate high quality leads for the products you are promoting.  While sometimes it can seem like you are constantly working to get new leads and making little progress, know that this is a very effective business model.  In fact, according to a new report from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), it is an industry that generates nearly $186 Billion in sales each year.

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They found that lea lead generation directly accounts for a massive amount of consumer spend, and more and more brands are catching on to this fact.  Brands appreciate the fact that they only have to pay the affiliates when they are successful.  For example, an affiliate marketer who never generates a sale isn’t going to get paid much, or anything.

Another benefit that the report found brands like is that they can choose what type of action gets paid for.  Some companies, for example, just pay a set amount for each customer that signs up and provides them with their information.  Other brands require actual sales to be made.  There are, of course, many different options available to companies, and the affiliate marketing professionals can tailor their sales around this.

In 2014 alone, consumers made over 125 million purchases through affiliate websites.  This generated billions in sales and provided brands with new customers, many of whom will keep coming back.

Dan Bunyan, who is the Senior Manager at PwC said, “The fact that consumer spend is growing at nearly twice the rate of advertiser spend, indicates the OPM market is maturing and brands are becoming more efficient in how they drive consumer spending.”

This also shows that affiliates are giving a better return on investment than ever before.  While affiliate marketing is still in a state of constant change and growth, it has in many ways settled down a little bit over the past few years.  It is no longer seen as a ‘get rich quick’ scheme by the bigger brands, and it is becoming an industry where people are making actual careers.

This, of course, helps to improve the quality of affiliates.  Despite this maturation, however, this is still largely an industry of independent providers.  Affiliates can start their own business with very little investment and work the hours that they want.  This is very attractive to many hard working individuals who are looking to make great earnings, without having to work for a large corporation.

The report also finds that there is still rapid growth throughout the mobile industry, which is not surprising.  A growing number of consumers are using their mobile devices a majority of the time, or even exclusively.  Affiliates who are keeping up with that trend are realizing great ROI’s and making greater number of sales than ever before.

To learn more about this report, you can see the official press release, which is published HERE.

Stop Using Fake Reviews Now!

For many marketers, creating made up reviews of the products you are promoting is a very effective way to get the attention of potential customers.  There have been many studies done over the years that show that people are much more likely to buy a product after they read a positive review from what they believe to be actual customers, so this method of marketing makes a lot of sense.

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The problem, however, is that it is also illegal in many cases.  In addition, you may end up facing a lawsuit from Amazon.com.  In fact, Amazon has recently filed suit against several companies that write and publish fake reviews.  They filed the lawsuit in the King County Superior Court, which is in Seattle, against BuyAzonReviews.com as well as BuyAmazonreviews.com, BayReviews.net and BuyReviewsnow.com.

Amazon claims in their lawsuit that, “Defenders are misleading Amazon’s customers and tarnishing Amazon’s brand for their own profit and the profit of a handful of dishonest sellers and manufacturers.  Amazon is bringing this action to protect its customers from this misconduct, by stopping defendants and disrupting the marketplace in which they participate.”

The majority of reviews produced by the defendants are used to make ‘Amazon Affiliate’ sites where the owners of the sites promote specific products sold by Amazon.  Whenever a sale is made through their link, of course, they get a cut of the profits.  This can be a very profitable way to make money if you can get a steady stream of traffic to your site.  Converting that traffic to sales is made much simpler with high quality reviews that cause the visitor to believe that actual people bought, and recommend the product.

Legally Using Reviews

It is important to point out that there are legal (and ethical) ways to use reviews to promote products.  In the event that you have actually purchased or used a product, you can write up your own experiences.  It is also permissible to write a review of a product based on what other actual reviewers have said.

This is a type of aggregated review.  The important thing about this type of review is that you have to make it clear in the review itself that you are writing about the actual opinions of other people, and not based on your own individual experience.  These types of reviews can still be extremely effective when done properly.

As affiliate marketers, reviews are always a powerful tool.  This lawsuit from Amazon shows, however, that it is very important to make sure you are in line with all the laws and regulations involved.  While the defendants in this case are larger companies, Amazon may very well begin revoking the affiliate status of those who are using fake reviews in the future.  It is much smarter to use an approved marketing method that will still produce results, but without the risk of a lawsuit or even a ban from Amazon or other Affiliate networks.

ZeroPark Webinar Replay

Zero Park recently uploaded a  webinar replay and I thought it would be helpful many of our readers as well, who want to learn more about Zero Park. Zero Park is a self-serve platform to resell domain traffic however they now offer PPV Traffic and also they will start providing search traffic too. They are one of the most affiliate friendly advertising network. You can also check out interview with Robert Gryn CEO Codewise (The company behind Zero Park ) ..

Detailed Topic Data from Facebook Coming to Select Marketers

For the savvy marketer there are few things that can be as valuable as detailed information about their target audience. This is why targeting digital advertising has quickly become such a huge business, and helped marketers to make billions in both online and offline sales. Most marketers are constantly working to gather information from a wide range of different sources including public posts on Twitter, analytics programs like Google Analytics and even third party data aggregators.

Facebook Data

The one company that has in depth information about over 1.3 Billion users, however, has always kept the data somewhat hidden due to privacy concerns. Of course, that company is Facebook. They have information about what everyone ‘likes’ and what types of things they are looking at both on their own network and on any site that they click to from their network. For marketers this information would be invaluable.

In a recent announcement, Facebook is going to be providing a lot more of this information to a select group of marketers than has ever been available before. A new feature will allow these select marketers to see what users are talking about and how they are interacting with various posts and topics related to their businesses. This data can then be used to create more effective campaigns.

In a blog post about this move, Facebook said, “Topic data shows marketers what audiences are saying on Facebook about events, brands, subjects and activities, all in a way that keeps personal information private. Marketers use the information from topic data to make better decisions about how they market on Facebook and other channels, and build product roadmaps.”

Privacy is Key

One of the key points to focus on there is that the data is anonymous. Facebook has been criticized in the past for failing to keep users data as private as they should, which is likely why they have taken such care with this new feature to ensure that no user information will be personally identifiable. All the data is first anonymized and aggregated to help keep the actual user information private, while still providing the marketers with useful data that can be used effectively.

Access for Limited Marketers

Currently this feature is only to US and UK businesses that are partnered with DataSift, which currently has exclusive access. They have created an API that will allow their partners to view the information quickly and easily, and organize it effectively. DataSift is currently accepting requests (click HERE for more information) to become partners and gain access to this type of information. There is no indication yet as to how many total marketing companies will have access, or when they will expand the program to include a broader audience.

For those who qualify, however, this access to the Facebook Topic Data service could prove invaluable. These lucky marketers will have access to the most in depth and detailed source of information that has ever been created. This could potentially be a game changer for digital marketing, and is something all marketers (whether they have access or not) will want to keep a close eye on.

What are Demand Side Platform (DSP) Mobile Networks?

Over the past several years two of the hottest trends in all of digital marketing have been mobile ads and demand side platforms (DSPs). With that in mind, it is easy to see why mobile demand side platforms have become so successful, and gotten so much attention recently. If you aren’t already using this powerful combination, it is important to get a good understanding of what exactly it is and where you can turn take advantage of it.

DSP Mobile ad network

What are Demand Side Platforms?

When looking at digital advertising, a demand side platform is a system that is used to help manage multiple different ad exchanges through a single interface. This interface will allow you to engage in real-time bidding for multiple types of ads.   You can also use the platform to optimize your campaign based on a variety of performance indicators such as cost per click, cost per action, click through rate and more.

Naturally, demand side platform mobile advertising networks would be any DSP that is focused on mobile advertising. Thanks to the advancements in mobile over the past couple of years, you can get virtually all of the benefits found with traditional display ads and apply them to a mobile platform. It is important to keep in mind, however, that mobile has several additional indicators that can be factored in when optimizing your campaign. For example, you can optimize based on the geographic area, the type of device being used (smart phone vs. tablet) and even the mobile OS (iOS vs. Android).

When combined, you will be able to quickly and effectively adjust your mobile advertising campaign through your demand side platform to get the best possible results. In order to get the best options possible, you will need to take some time to make sure you are using the best demand side platform for mobile ad networks possible based on your specific needs.

DSP’s for Mobile Networks

The following are some of the top demand side platforms that specifically target mobile advertising. There are others available, and many of them do a good job. The important thing is to understand your goals, and determine which platforms are able to provide you with all the tools, information and other resources to accomplish those goals.

  • decisive.is – One of the favorite Mobile DSP ad network for affiliates. Decisive is a self-serve mobile advertising platform that makes reaching customers on mobile devices simple.
  • SMAATO – Smaato is a global advertising company that bought out the popular AdsMobi platform back in 2013. This quickly allowed them to become a leading DSP for mobile advertising. They have successfully been growing that platform ever since.
  • Phunware – Like Smaato, Phunware has grown their DSP through acquisition. They acquired TapIt back in early 2013 for $23 million.
  • HumanDemand – This is one of the largest and fastest growing mobile demand side platforms. They work with hundreds of app developers and advertisers to provide a massive platform for their users.
  • StrikeAd – StrikeAd is a leader in programmatic advertising, and has been an innovator when it comes to mobile demand side platforms.

As mentioned above, there are many other demand side platforms that are either exclusively dedicated to mobile, or include mobile in their platform. The four listed above are among the largest and most popular, however, and are an excellent place to start for anyone who hasn’t yet taken advantage of this popular advertising option.

Webinar Replay: How to Build Successful CPA Business

Hey guys , If you missed it i did a webianar about building successful CPA & affiliate marketing Business and tried to share some of my experience , For those of you who missed it here is the replay video .

P.S let me know about your feedback and what you would like to see in future webinars , How we can improve and bring you the best stuff which can help you to make more money .

Skrayp PPV scraper review

Choosing the right targets for any PPV campaign is always the most important step, as you can not become successful without the right and relevant targets. If done manually it is the most time taking process and sometimes takes more time then creating landing pages for your campaign, as you need to make sure that all targets are related to the offer. There are many tools available for this purpose as well and my all time favorite; Magic URL Scraper which was owned by my late student Mateen Shaikh, who passed away last year (May he R.I.P). The reason I liked that scraper was because it used to get results very fast as compared to other scrapers and was user friendly as well. In the beginning of December 2014 I was contacted by Luke Kling, he introduced me to Skrayp. When I started using it i was happy that there was something better in the market,  as compared to other scrapers available. It is also very cheap as compared to others. So lets check it out!

skrayp scraper

Skrayp basically offers 3 features which include :

  1. URL Scraping
  2. Keyword Scraping
  3. Video Scraping

Unlike other scrapers Skrayp scrapes urls from 36 different countries making it possible to get url and results from many other countries instead of just getting results from the USA. This keyword scraper tool gets a list of related keywords with the help of Google. The Video scraper is used to scrape urls of videos related to your keyword within seconds.

 

It also has 3 additional features including Alexa top sites scraping , where it can get you urls of top alexa websites from any country and also offers URL Variations tool which help you make different variations of a keyword.

Overall it is a great tool which is fast ,cheap and easy to use as well and makes your life easy by getting all the data within few minutes. I would recommend this tool to every affiliate you use PPV traffic to give it a try and i am 100% sure you will love it.

How to Start Affiliate Marketing with a Team

Hey guys It’s been a while since I posted on my blog , The reason is I have been busy with a few projects I am working on and I will post about them in coming days. So let’s come to today’s topic. Most of successful affiliates I have met so far who are making big number and making living by working as affiliates have one thing in common and that is they have their own team. You can make a few thousands of dollars working alone but i must admit that affiliate marketing space is getting so much competitive that to survive and keep your campaigns up and running it is a must to have your own team.

Now there could be different types for example more than one affiliates working together as partners or having your own team of employees / Freelancers working under you. The biggest benefit you get by having your own team is that you get people with different mindsets and expertise and when you plan a campaign you can get different opinions and suggestions which can really help you to improve your overall campaign building process. Be it creating landing pages, Marketing angles or targeting.  And it gives you more freedom and time allows to spend more free time.

How to Start Affiliate Marketing with a Team

Building an Effective Team

Now this is the toughest part. Because you will have to surround yourself with people you can trust and can easily work with. The biggest problem in affiliate marketing is that most of affiliates fear sharing their ideas with other people and sometimes even this happens. For example when you hire someone and teach them everything or after they have learn how to do affiliate marketing from you they will run away and start affiliate marketing themselves. Or if you are working with another fellow affiliate and once you start building successful campaigns he will end the partnership and start doing everything by his own. No one can stop such things however if you are in affiliate marketing you should know how to deal with such situations and consider them as a part of the game and keep trying as finally you will find someone who you can trust and won’t turn you down when you are successful. Personally this happened many times with me when I hired people for myself and once I trained them and they learned the ropes they simply disappeared, however I always considered it as their own loss and moved on and for sure you will learn something new which you can use again to be successful. So here are a few tips I would like to share from my own experience, what I have learned so far…

Working as partners.

This type of team is best for those who are on a limited budget and can’t afford to hire their own team. In that case the best bet is to find other likeminded people and work with them. The first step in this type of partnership is to analyze your own abilities and skills and make a list of things which you have and also of those skills and abilities you lack in (For example you might be able to create amazing landing pages but can`t think of marketing angles and you are not good at knowing who to target etc.).  Once you have written down all your weaknesses and strengths the next step is to look for the people who can help you with your weaknesses. The best bet is to look out of forums which are specifically for affiliates for example  Stack That Money , Aff Playbook , Dojo and social media pages and groups. I mentioned paid forums because that is where I would be able to find the affiliates who are serious about affiliate marketing and are interested in making affiliate marketing work for them and that is why they are paying monthly membership fees.  One more thing when looking for your partners is that never ignore people because of their experience instead look at what abilities and skills they have and how they can actually help you and if they fill your needs or not. You might find many people who do have good skills but they are not successful because of the limited budget they have in their hands. One more thing you should keep in mind is that when you are doing partnership with someone make sure your goal is to build a long term partnership and be honest and transparent about everything. To start building trust you can start with small budget campaigns and slowly keep on increasing the budget this way you will be able to know that your partner is trust worthy or not.

TIP: Try finding like minded people who are in same region as you and you can meet them physically.

Hiring your own team

This type is more suitable for those who have enough budget to afford hiring their own team. You could simply hire freelancer on part time basis however i prefer to hire people on full time basis.  Now this type again depends on how much help you need and also depends on your affordability for example if you want anyone to only handle your landing page design jobs, or to do research, Manage your advertising campaigns on advertising networks or you want to hire entire team to manage everything for you. when you start hiring people for yourself this task can get very hectic as you will have to train your employees and explain to them how you want them to work and what you are doing. I like to make my employees sign employee non disclosure agreement. So that even if they leave you they are bound by law not to release your data info or use it. Another important thing is to share only those things which your employees are supposed to know over sharing info with your employees and freelancers will always cause problems. Once of the biggest question about hiring is payment terms. Personally paying fix salary to your employees always gives them more confidence as they have the assurance that they will be paid at the end of the month and also adding performance bonus motivates your employees to perform even better. Another great tip is to appreciate your employees when they show good performance is to send them some physical presents as it boosts their morale and keep them happy.  The best bet would be to hire people within your own region and however you can also hire some good and dedicated employees  from countries like Philippines and it won’t cost you thousands of dollars either to hire them on full time basis.
TIP: If you hire employees on remote positions make sure you use team monitoring software to make sure your employees are not wasting time on your expense.

You can use O Desk , Freelancer.com , easyoutsource.com ,onlinejobs.ph to hire your own team.

Conclusion

The concept of one man’s army is slowly fading away with affiliate marketing industry evolving day by day and affiliates tuning into small companies / small startups and competition increasing everyday it is must to have your own team so that you can you can use your time effectively on what you are best at and using other peoples skills where they are the best. By making a team and partnering with other people who have skills which you don’t have, Can make affiliate marketing very easy for you and it can boost your learning process and you can achieve success more easily as instead of just one man trying to survive you will have a team of people who know what they are doing..

Recommendation: If you are a STM member do check out Video recording of STM Meet Up Speech Step by step guide to outsourcing . Or you can join STM by clicking here

StackThatMoney Sucks

When it comes to affiliate marketing forums, I am not a big fan and I am not active on any of the forums I have membership with. However during Adsimilis Dubai Meetup I heard a lot about Stack That Money forum from many people who were talking about STM and how amazing it was. I had already signed up with the forum back in 2012 but never bothered to activate it,  However on the 30th of September I finally joined the forum as an active member!

My experience with StackThatMoney Forum.

I would advise my readers to join stackthatmoney forum because it is for full time affiliates and  internet entrepreneurs in the affiliate  industry and it has produced people like Benjamin Yong a super affiliate from Asia ,  See below what Mr Green Says about him ..

 

Benjamin Yong stack that money

And there are many countless success stories you can find in their success stories section.

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So why did I say it sucks? Because it does! But to the extent that it is truly amazing! Reverse Psychology!

Stack that money forum has almost 178,206 posts and around 5953 members and what makes it different from all other forums is its members are very active and the quality of the information this forum is offering. What makes it different from other forums (i am member of many other forums which i reviewed here and there are many i haven’t talked about ) is its members, They are serious affiliates and business owners who are not here to make a quick buck instead they are working towards building successful businesses and many of them are already running successful business. You will find many people who represent networks, Traffic Networks,  Service providers sharing their experiences about building successful businesses, Affiliate campaigns, Product creation and much more ..

Definitely Stack That Money sucks because it offers too much information for an average joe who wants to earn a quick buck but is not willing to spend money towards his education. So if you are not willing to take affiliate marketing seriously please close this window, However if you are serious about building a long term business and long term income stream keep reading …

Many people, when joining forums, loose interest easily and hardly log-in to the forums they are members with because most of the time they have same topics and people keep discussing same things again and again. But on stack that money forum you always learn about something new, whether its related to traffic arbitrage , Affiliate campaigns or something else.

But wait, there are many super affiliates who actually revealed their  full campaigns. The tips being shared related to different traffic sources are simply priceless in fact there were many things i wasn’t aware of and when i implemented them in my campaigns they turned out pretty good and boosted my ROI.  Especially the scripts being shared on the forum. They also host regular meetups so you can get a chance to make a super affiliate drunk and ask about his secrets (Actually someone shared this cool tip during Adsimilis Meetup Dubai ).

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I love the fact that there are many new things being discussed in the forum. As this industry keeps evolving so it is a must for us to grab when ever we see such new opportunities and make most out of them as Abraham Lincoln said “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Conclusion

If used properly forums could turn out to be a great source of socializing with the other liked minded people and make contacts. It doesn’t matter if you make contacts with fellow affiliates or representatives from different traffic sources and affiliate networks, you can easily exchange information from them with your campaigns and increase your profits. Stack That Money is exactly that kind of forum where they bring affiliates closer to each other so they can share their experiences and their secrets with others.  Successful affiliates actually help small affiliates and help them succeed.

Mostly affiliates are a “one man army” and they hesitate to share and reveal their secrets to anyone else, where as if they can find and make contacts with a few good liked minded people they can really do well. If you can find a few people like yourself who are willing to work with you and team up with you, you can boost your earnings and make more money than before. However finding such people is a tough job and what i learned after joining with Stack That Money forum is that you can easily find liked minded people from there. Over all it is a great forum with serious people who know what they are doing and are willing to help their fellows and share their knowledge with others .

Click Here to Join Stack That Money today !!

Adsimilis Meetup 2014 – Dubai

It was my great pleasure to attend the annual meet up of Adsimilis Network which was held in Dubai this year. It was the first time that I participated in an international affiliate marketing event and also the first time in my life I delivered a speech. When I look back at my journey it makes me think that this was a big moment in my life. I never imagined I would be invited as a speaker anywhere, and for that I would like to thank Sean Mulkeen Co-Founder of the Adsimilis Network, Elena Mari and specially Eleah Portillo and all of the Adsimilis team for providing me this opportunity. With it being my first time I wasn’t able to deliver my speech properly and in fact due to all the nervousness I couldn’t even deliver 50 % of what I had in my presentation, however the amazing response from the audience was something which made me realize it wasn’t a fail at all. It was a very emotional moment for me, I would like to explain it by below image.

 

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On the left side was me till the age of 11  (due to efforts of my late father and grandfather), I was admitted into good schools. However, I never thought about the right side. I was introduced to computers at the age of 12 in my school, after that I used to demand a computer from my father, however it was always a challenge for him to be able to afford one. In short, he was selected for a United Nations Mission in Liberia (offering him a better wage packet), and the first thing he did when he returned was to get a Desktop computer for the family house. That’s how I started using it to practice what I learned from a HTML book I had. Another long story short, on Friday 26th September 2014 a remarkable event occurred in my life, my very first speech… A big thanks once again to Adsimilis for making it happen. Now let’s cut my emotions and coming back to the event! I thought I would share this short story because after the meetup it was how I took it.

adsimilis meetup dubai

Officially, the event started on the 25th of September 2014 at Barasti Beach . Where I and my business partner met the amazing team from Adsimilis and also Ian Fernando , Martin Osborn , Robert Gryn from Voluum, justin Barr, Alex loh, jim Stark and other affiliates who came to attend the event. We all introduced ourselves to each other and had drinks, after which we headed out towards a VIP Dinner at Ocacti restaurant -Dubai Marina. Where we all had dinner with a fantasizing view of Dubai Marina and laughing at the jokes Predrag Arbutina and Robert Gryn kept us entertained with. It was a great opening night to the meet-up because we all got acquainted and the world I had behind a computer, the work I did, came to life, it was great to interact with such like-minded people who shared my passion and drive!

Ian Fernando

With Ian Fernando

On the 26th of September we reached the Sofitel Hotel Jumeirah Beach around 1 PM to where the actual event was hosted. It was nice to see some familiar faces and network once again and discuss how they were enjoying the place I like to call my second home; DUBAI! Then around 2:45 everyone was in the conference room rearing to go! The event officially started, and Adsimilis welcomed all the participants.

Jim Stark Adsimilis meetup dubai

The first speaker to indulge us with his knowledge was Jim Stark, a guy of much wonder and wise knowledge. His speech taught us about innovation, economization when you do get those top bucks, networking and the importance of a mentor, and that’s just to be brief! He spoke about his experiences and life in the industry, where he began and where he came, where he and his colleagues and family are today. It was very inspirational to say at the least!

kj rocker speech adsimilis meetup dubai

After Jim was my speech! I was much nervous and couldn’t deliver my speech properly. I mainly talked about how list building can help affiliates to maximize their revenues. I also talked about making marketing angles and what to offer to our lists and how to attract our prospects and earn their trust.

Robert Gryn speech adsimilis meetup dubai

The next speaker was Robert Grynn, the owner of voluum. Roberts’s speech spoke about business in general and about Aff Marketing, he shared his knowledge on what made a successful affiliate and successful business personnel. I particular learnt that delegation is important in success, to share roles and work with genuine and trustworthy people. His extensive knowledge was surely a great speech!

Alex loh speech adsimilis meetup dubai

The fourth speaker was Alex Loh, telling a story of a lion and offering us chop sticks! Alex’s open personality kept myself and I am sure many other positive throughout the conference, and his presentation reflected this well! He also shared experiences and knowledge, gave a few tips and tricks to encourage everyone to work strong TOGETHER. Overall I really loved his speech.

 justin Barr speech adsimilis meetup dubai

The fifth Speaker was Justin Barr, Talked about what it takes to become a successful affiliate. And why it is important to have a proper portfolio website in order to get into premium advertising networks, He also shared a few tips to pick up good offers and when asking affiliate managers for information what exactly affiliates should be asking for and how to get your hands on new traffic sources.

 Ian Fernando , Martin Osborn concluding session

At the end Ian Fernando and Martin Osborn concluded the session by sharing their knowledge and experience about affiliate marketing and answered the questions about affiliate marketing and advertising.

At the end we were also given some goodies as well.

Adsimilis goodies

After that we went to Mango Tree Restaurant, Souk Al Bahar near Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa where dinner was hosted with spectacular views of the famous The Dubai Fountain.

Due to super tight schedule we couldn`t join on the last day to desert safari however the pictures we seen later showed it was also a great adventure as well.

Overall, I can’t summarize the meet up in words because it was phenomenal, meeting people that have influenced my routine and drive in work, people who have made me laugh and be positive, People from all parts of the world, coming together to share their knowledge. I will never forget this weekend, I will cherish it as being my first affiliate event and hope for many more in the future!

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How to track list building campaigns with CPVLAB

Hey guys i hope you all are doing well, As you know these days i am focusing more on building lists instead of sending direct traffic to the advertisers instead i am now building lists so i can educate my prospects about the products i promote first and then send them to the advertisers as this helps to achieve high conversion rates and also generate more quality leads and sales as well.

I have been in touch in many list builders and affiliates who wanted to know how to setup CPVLAB so they can track their  opt-ins and list building campaigns they are running on paid traffic sources, So i decided to make this post  to help all of those people who want to get started with paid traffic +  list building .list building tracking

First things first i am going to use Following tools and services in this article .

Optimize Press If you are on budget you can check out Squeeze Matic
CPVLAB
Aweber

First of all lets have a look at how our demo campaign is structured .

 

Visitor lands on squeeze page  , Visitor signs up to opt-in form  and is taken to thank you page where he is pre educated about the product or service and once he is ready visitor clicks on offer link and is sent to affiliate offer . Here is the diagram of whole process
cpvlab campaign

Step1 : Campaign creation on CPVLAB

First of all we will select the campaign type on cpvlab which in this case is Lead Capture campaign type and then elect your traffic source (like i have chosen Lead Impact PPV network here) Give campaign a name and also choose thank you page tracking (if using thank you page like we are doing here )

cpvlab campaign setup

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Step2:Setting up landing pages

In step two you need to insert the URLs of the squeeze page you will use under the landing pages for the campaign: option .
Simply give a name to the campaign and also add the squeeze Page URL. If you want to split test between more then one squeeze pages you can do so by adding more squeeze pages as well.  Once done Add the thank you page details under After Opt-In option and add give a name to the thank you page as well as insert URL of the Thank You Page as well.. Again if you want to rotate between thank you pages you can do so by adding more thank you pages. The last thing you need to do for Step 2 is to add your affiliate offer link , again you will have to give it a name add your affiliate url add offer payout and you are done .. now the last step you need to do is to give a unique id to all pages including offer as well and press equal sign to set the percentage of the traffic each page will get (in case if you are split testing otherwise it will give 100% traffic to your squeeze and thank you pages as well as to the offer as well.

Cpvlab camapign set up split testing

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Step3: Setting up tracking codes

This step is mostly about copying tracking codes from the CPVLAB and pasting them on your squeeze page and placing links on Thank You Page . SO to start off first of all we will have to add the tracking code to the squeeze page, From CPVLAB you will find code under Step 2: Add Code to Level 1 Landing Pages and Step 2b (optional): Add Code to Level 1 LPs to track direct traffic Step to b is optional however it is better to do that as it will redirect your visitors to the thank you page and offer in case you get traffic from other sources as well ,

CPVLAB Tracking Code

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To add that code onto Optimize press we will go on squeeze page edit it with live editor,  Click on page settings  (on upper right side as shown in image below) and then Where it says Other scripts under that box  we will add both codes there as shown in images below .

CPVLAB Tracking setup

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CPVLAB Tracking setup

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Now once this is done now we need to set CPVLAB redirect link on Aweber which will automatically redirect prospects to thank you page once users have Opted In. For that you will have to pick link from step 3 and paste it on aweber Sign Up forms > Settings > and under Thank You Page: you can also add same URL under Already Subscribed Page: as well.

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cpvlab aweber settings

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The last thing you need to do is to get the link from step 4 where it says Edit Links (when a thank you page is used) and add it on the call to action button which will take visitors to the offer on the thank you page .

CPV LAB Affiliate link That`s all you need to do now you can get the Campaign UR from CPVLAB and start sending traffic to it through any of the paid traffic source you want  you can also ask your advertises to place your conversion pixels on their pages to track conversions as well .. Let me know if you have any questions ir suggestions by making comment below . Also please do not forget to share this post with your friends . 🙂