Does PPV Traffic Still Work in 2016?

One of the most common questions I have been asked for years and still people ask me; Is PPV traffic still worth investment and does it still work, especially for CPA offers?

I have been promoting CPA offers for 4 years now. I started off with 7Search in the times when people were talking about how bad quality 7Search traffic is and how it never works for them. However I choose 7search because it was affordable for me ( I had low budget) and also the fact that there was little competition as most of times people were scared of loosing money on 7Search and they considered it as a bad quality traffic source. From there after, building a handsome budget, I moved onto PPV traffic as 7search was working well for me. However, there was also not much traffic volume on that traffic source.

Since then I have been promoting PPV and I still am promoting my campaigns on PPV traffic. I have seen many PPV networks come and go and what I want to say here is that we are in an industry where things keep evolving. Things keep changing and what you need in order to become successful is to keep adopting new trends.

Now to the answer weather PPV is dead or not, Of course for the people who used to simply direct link campaigns all the time, PPV is really dead. Those days are almost gone, specially if you are thinking you can make profits by direct linking same 3 years old offer, that is never going to be possible.

So here are a few things you should consider if you want to become successful with PPV in 2016 …

How to make PPV traffic work for you in 2016

Learn about your traffic network.

How many times have you contacted your account manager with your traffic source? Have you ever asked them about their traffic inventory or what kind of tracking tokens are available etc? For example, I would like to mention most people complain about bad quality traffic from leadimpact. You can easily put a stop to bad quality by asking your account manager to only give you leadimpact’s own inventory traffic, without third parties and also by using %brand% token to filter bad quality publishers and ask your manager to block the bad quality publishers.

Adopt new offers /niches.

When ever you have a new type of offer, you get better conversions; as those offers are not saturated or those products/services which are popular but not yet available on CPA Networks. For example, one of the well-known offers is booking.com, we have been promoting that offer directly with booking.com for a long time before they were available on CPA Networks. Many popular brands have their own affiliate programs so if you can not find an offer on a CPA Network make sure you contact that brand directly and ask them if they have their affiliate program.

Use Landing Pages.

Last month we created over 100 landing pages and the total size of that folder was above 3GB. One thing I always advise to people is to keep improving your landing pages, once you have created landing pages do not stop and keep improving those landing pages and keep editing them. As I said before, the days of direct linking are gone, If you are looking for examples etc. we have are offering 40+ landing pages as an upsell to PPV Rocker V4 Buyers ( The new Updated PPV course I recently launched)

Focus list building as money is in the list.

This is no secret, money is always in your list, If you have a proper funnel and you can get started with building your lists you can make 5X of what you make by sending your traffic directly to the advertisers. List building offers you two advantages; 1. You can reach your prospects whenever you want without any additional costs. For example, if you are sending traffic to an offer without list if you want to advertise again to the customer you will have to pay again to the traffic source. 2. By building list you have full control over your subscribers and you can send them emails anywhere anytime you want.

The second advantage is that you can promote multiple products to your list, from CPA offers to click bank products or any other traditional network products as well and earn commissions.

Try new traffic networks.

One of the biggest problem of using traditional top networks is that the are full of competition. As when people start learning about PPV they only come to know a few big names, which increases the competition and makes it hard for some people to make profits specially for starters. So if that is what your problem is, start looking out of these networks and you will find many other networks out there which you can use. In fact, there are many networks which share their inventory with the bigger networks as well so you will find many small networks with same traffic quality like the big networks.

Never Give Up.

This one is specially for those who are just starting out and are about to give up, this is normal and happens with all of us. Be it Facebook, PPC, Media buying or any other traffic source you will have to learn the ropes, no one can become a millionaire in just one day and it takes countless sleepless nights to become successful so if you are just thinking to give up because things are not work for you, It would be worth it to find your mistakes and find an expert who can help you with your campaigns.

How to create PPV Landing page

Its been a long time i haven`t created any video tutorial for CPA Marketing Blog . So today i am here with one of the most requested tutorial after i Gave away a free PPV Landing page   on my blog . Many readers from blog and from my Facebook CPA Affiliates  Group messages me and emailed me that they want to me to shoot a video tutorial on how to create a PPV landing page . So here we are with Tutorial please note LeadImpact PPV Landing page size is 775 X400, TrafficVance PPV landing page size 775 X 435  Adon ppv landing page size is 775 X400 .
 

P.S I prefer image landing page over html landing page as over image landing page there are no keywords which can trigger any other pop up above yours on other hand if your landing page is in html and your landing page contains keywords which some other advertiser  on ppv network is targeting it may trigger another popup above yours .
P.P.S Do check out my post about Difference between prosper202 ,Bevo and CPVLab here

 

How to protect your landing pages from being stolen

Disable access from specific IP addressees.

One of the major problem with people who are doing well on PPV/PPC is Copycats who are always looking to steal your landing pages and campaigns , One of my good friends experienced same when one of his top performing campaigns landing pages ended up being listed on a Spying website and in matter of days his conversions decreased drastically and he had to build up his campaigns again.  This experience with my friend made me write about how we can protect ourselves from being spied. For sure we cant protect ourselves 100% from these scrappers but we can surely reduce chances of being spied . So here are a few ip addressees of PPV scrapper bots you can block their access to your servers so they cant spy on you .

 

69.67.30.63 – 69.67.30.88208.115.138.254
8.21.4.254
205.144.218.234
99.198.32.36
64.12.116.143
99.198.16.36
63.111.38.122
150.70.75.155

****Please do let me know by making comment below if you know more ip addresses of spy bots by making comment below and i will add them to list .

Disable access to a root directory on a web server

To prevent access in all folders on your web server, open the .htaccess file in your root directory and insert the following code.

Options -Indexes

 

Creating .htaccess file

Open note pad and paste following lines

Options -Indexes

order allow,deny
deny from 69.67.30.*
deny from 208.115.138.254
deny from 205.144.218.234
deny from 99.198.32.36
deny from 64.12.116.143
deny from 99.198.16.36
deny from 63.111.38.122
deny from 150.70.75.155
allow from all
ErrorDocument 403 http://google.com/

 

Once you have pasted this code simply save this file with name .htaccess  and upload this file to your server .

 

Hope this will help you to reduce chances of your landing pages being stolen from people that can’t get anything to work so they steal your successful campaigns.

MyPCBackup Case Study

Hey guys today i am going to write a case study about a well known offer available on almost every network called My PC Backup i have been promoting this offer since a few months now and i have learned a lot from this offer i have tested it on almost 5+ networks using PPV Networks Lead Impact and traffic Vance both . I have tested almost 10 + landing page and 5+ separate campaigns with different kind of targets and targeting approaches and i would like to say i made good money off this campaign how ever i did noticed some very weird stuff and that was after running some volume i did noticed drop in conversion rates and this happened on all 5 networks i tested this offer with which was strange and that’s the reason i switched to a similar niche and that’s working great for me . Anyways here we are going to discuss my MyPCBackup  offer ,here is a screen shot for one of my campaign .

mypcbackup offer

What i used

  • PPV Accounts (Leadimpact & traffic vance )
  • Tracking : CPV LAB
  • Hosting For tracker and Landing pages : Beyond Hosting
  • Photoshop (for landing pages).
  • Aff playbook tools for scrapping high traffic urls.

Here are the landing pages i started off my campaign with

mypcbackup landing page

Landing page 1

 

mypcbackup landing page

Landing page 2

 

mypcbackup landing page

Landing page 3

Now if you look at landing page one and two they are two variations of a same landing page i just changed color of my first landing page. In third landing page i did added animation in image using Photoshop ( click on landing page three to see it working. ) and added a animated arrow pointing TRY IT FREE BUTTON . **i  also added windows default error sound to the landing page 2 and 3 .

Here is the CTR i got on these three landing pages .

ctr on my pcbackup

LP1 : 2.59%

LP2: 4.46%

LP3 : 20.35%

 

Here LP2 got 4.465 ctr as i added sound in it and more then that just one more addition in this ctr (animated arrow ) boosted ctr to 20.35% . Later on in doubled my ctr on landers i further created ( sorry i am not going to disclose those landers here. )

 

Targets : I use Aff playbook tools for scrapping high traffic urls. i really can not disclose my targets here as i am still promoting similar stuff on them , Just take a break and think about who will need backup and where do they go and you will easily find some really good targets for your campaigns . Also my purpose here is not to make you copy cat but to let you know how exactly you do test out offers and buildup your campaigns.

 

Final thoughts :  A very small change in your landing page can bring in huge change in ctr always do test different things and keep on tweaking your landing page and campaigns . Always start off with more then one landing page and make sure you rotate them and carry out diffrnet tests on your landing page and monitor your traffic using trackers .

PPV Advertising fails

A few days ago i was checking out advertisers on ppv traffic and here are a few mistakes i found in landers which i thought are must share with you. Hope this will help you to optimize and create your landing pages in more better way and it will help you to understand how ppv marketing works .

ppv advertising fail

 

Its amazing sometimes people dont even bother to check their targets once , all they do is to scrape targets from automated scrapers and dump all of the targets in their ad account. That is the reason most of newbies do loose money because they don't filter all their targets, As they say one dirty fish can make a whole pond dirty in same way one dirty target may make your whole campaign dirty.  For example lets say you have a high traffic target but its not related to your offer , Then it will eat up whole of your budget and other targets in your campaign wont even get a chance to receive traffic because your high traffic target is eating up whole budget.So it is always advise to keep an eye on your targets specially on ppv and even if you do use automated scrappers do make sure that you review all of them manually before submitting them to your ppc account .

 

ppv advertising fail

 

At first look i was pretty impressed by this landing page but guess what ? When i tried to click on landing page literally i found it really very hard to reach next page  . Owner of this landing page must be loosing tons of traffic just because he has only made a small piece of text click here click able  . And that is

very hard to be found on this page , Thats the reason i when use such pages , i always make whole image click able...

 

ppv advertising fail

This is why i always recommend to use preview popper to preview how your landing page will look like when it will be served on ppv networks, Here the most important thing to note is that there is no call to action button on homepage  and also signup form is not visible too , While promoting such offer on ppv it is must to use a proper landing page instead of direct linking , At initial stage you should review your offer landing page and then decide weather it will work by direct linking or you will have to use landing page . The justification most of people who always direct link give that user will maximize landing page himself . Let me tell you one thing  before user do maximize window you will have to give him a reason to do do . literally every person using internet is lazy  and they wont maximize your window if your call of action/signup form isn't properly  visible .

 

ppv advertising fail

 

Here this is another example where directing is nt a good approach at all . Here on this page  when window pops up their is another pop up in same window with images  which doesn’t feel good at all . its just like a loop of  popups which does make a visitor feel good at all best bet os to promote such offers using  a landing page …

 

 

I hope your have enjoyed today’s post and i`d personally like to request you to vote for kjrocker.com on  Maxbounty  Affiliate Rewards’ King of the Bloggers Survey.

also do check out my WSO  about ppv marketing PPV ROCKER

85% CTR on PPV traffic

This week is one of my busiest week and really have so many things to do .During these days i for the first time found it hard to even write up for my blog as i have so much work going on here at Rocker interactive . Anyways  these days i was able to achieve my highest CTR of my affiliate carrier on PPV traffic . As title suggests i was able to attain 85% CTR on one  of my campaign and happily it is very stable and its ROI is also mind blowing .I never thought i would be able to get that high ROI and CTR on a very highly competitive payday loans niche …

 

I know many of you guys must be thinking how is it possible , To be honest it all depends on your research and your approach , how well you know your prospects is the key and also traffic  tracking  plays a major role in making your ppv campaigns successful click here to read my thoughts on all famous tracking solutions in industry  .   I did used almost 8 landing pages on my campaign and spent about $400  on just testing this campaign some people may think it is huge testing budget but to be honest i feel lucky that i made my campaign successful without spending too much money on testing and $400  was not that much big amount for this niche  .

Here are a few steps i would like to advise you when setting up a campaign

switch off your computer once you have selected an offer think about who needs your offer , why they need it and where you can find them (write all this stuff on your pen)

also write down how you are going to target them what approach you will use on your landing pages (hint : find out what problems your prospects face and then provide solution )

 

now once you know what to do and whom to target get on your machine and make a list of websites you should target using PPV  .

 

Load your campaign on tracker and on your ppv network .

 

Start testing , Make sure you monitor all your data very closely and find out what fix your landing pages need and how to fix them once you find that youa re good to go … its all about finding out problems in LPs and then fixing them 🙂

Finally here are screen shots of stats i am talking about