Upgrade Your Prosper202 NOW!

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Tracking | Posted on 31-10-2008

I can speak about the virtues of Prosper202 (and I plan to but not in this post!).  This post is to tell you that if you use Prosper202 upgrade it NOW to version 1.1.2.  A security vulnerability became known in the old version and has now been fixed.  The software has also been made open source.

Download Prosper202

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Profiles Of Internet Spammers

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin' | Posted on 31-10-2008

I saw a link posted on WickedFire that I thought was great enough to share:

Profile Of Internet Spammers

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SocialMedia.com Test #16

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Case Studies, Social Media | Posted on 30-10-2008

SocialMedia.com Metrics

Targeting

Site: Mix Between Variety Of Sites <—(Edited Due To The Questions In The Comments)
Country: US Only
Max CPC: .10 Cents
Max Budget: $1000

Traffic

7,888 Clicks
Cost: $784.29

Results

Offer Niche: Mobile
Clicks Reported On Affiliate Network: 7,901
Conversions: 170
Revenue: $1,530

Summary: SocialMedia.com Test #16 got really interesting.  After the glimmer of success in SocialMedia.com Test #15, I wanted to see if the conversion rate held up on volume.  What I did was setup a $50 campaign.  I blew that budget with a positive ROI so I setup another $100 campaign.  I blew that budget with another positive ROI.  I continued this cycle of creating a new campaign and blowing its budget over the course of about 3 hours (while watching TV with my wife).  When the smoke cleared I had spent $784.29 and generated $1,530 in revenue on this particular campaign.  If you do the math thats a $745.71 profit over the course of about 3 hours.  95% ROI on this type of volume is pretty sick.  Just about 8,000 clicks is also a pretty solid test to judge the future profitability of the campaign.  I will obviously continue testing it.  16 SocialMedia tests have proven a few things:

  1. You can’t judge the quality of a traffic source very quickly, because if I had, I would have given up on Social Media during the first few tests.
  2. You can’t judge the quality of a traffic source based on just one offer.  I have rotated many many offers to find one that actually converts with this particular traffic.
  3. You must endure some pain to find a profitable campaign on a tier 2 traffic source.  If you don’t have ANY money to burn, stick to tier 1.

Keep Hustlin’

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Maximize Your Facebook Daily Budget

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Social Media | Posted on 29-10-2008

Anyone who has had a successful campaign running on Facebook enevitably wants to spend more money.  It takes money to make money.  The way that Facebook’s Daily Spend Limit works is a little weird.  According to Facebook:

We limit the total amount you can spend every 24 hours. If you hit your daily spend limit 4-5 times and you successfully pay the balance each time, your daily spend limit will automatically be increased. We first increase your spend limit to $250, then to $350, then to $500, then to $750, and finally to a maximum of $1,000. If you hit the maximum limit of $1,000 and wish to further increase your limit, you may contact us to request a manual increase.

It’s actually a weird stand to take as a company because you are limiting the amount of money you can make.  However, they are probably trying to ward off fraud.  The unusual way that Facebook sets daily budget limits means that you need to realize that if you are new to Facebook, you arent going to be able to hop on and spend a grand.  You need to build a relationship/reputation to be able to spend a decent chunk of change with Facebook.  For this reason, if you are new to Facebook and you have a Facebook campaign that is profitable but not as profitable as you are accustomed to, KEEP IT RUNNING.   Accepting that you are only making a few dollars profit, could set you up for a much bigger daily budget cap when you hit that goldmine of a campaign.

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SocialMedia.com Test #15 – Finally A Winner

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Case Studies, Social Media | Posted on 28-10-2008

SocialMedia.com Metrics

Targeting

Site: Facebook
Country: US Only
Max CPC: .10 Cents
Max Budget: $10

Traffic

49,134 Impressions
133 Clicks
0.27% CTR
Cost: $10

Results

Offer Niche: Mobile
Clicks Reported On Affiliate Network: 136
Conversions: 2
Revenue: $18

Summary:  It took 15 tests to get there, but finally I did find an offer that converted on SocialMedia.com traffic.  This test used the same ad and targeting as test #14 but I switched up the offer.  This other offer apparently converts a lot better for this traffic.  Since these are only $10 tests, they are by no means wholly conclusive.  136 clicks is not enough information to tell a consistent conversion rate.  This particular test converted at 1.47% and yielded a .13 cent EPC (earnings per click).  Since each click ended up costing around .08 cents, the gross profit per click is around .05 cents.  The question now becomes; can you scale that out and make a decent profit?  Assuming the conversion rate stays consistent, you can make $50 profit per day if you can drive in 1,000 clicks.  $50 per day is nothing to write home to mom about, but if you can scale that out even further to 10,000 clicks per day, you can make a decent chunk of change per day.  SocialMedia.com has that volume of traffic but I would NOT expect the conversion rate to stay consistent on higher volumes of traffic.  There are just too many variables when using SocialMedia.com.  If I do decide to scale this out, I will do another case study to analyze what happens to the conversion rate and EPC.

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