| 3:17 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
| 3:48 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
AdWords allows it, but you'll need to make sure that your merchant also allows direct-to-merchant ppc.
| 4:26 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thank you RhinoFish, Do adwords allow pharmacy related ads?
| 4:30 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You need a PharmacyChecker ID in the US and Canada, even as an affiliate I believe. Doesn't apply to herbal products.
| 4:47 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
does it aply to nonprescription drugs?
and prescription drugs in other countries, not US and Canada?
[edited by: Noximus at 4:50 pm (utc) on Sep. 15, 2006]
| 10:43 am on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Not sure if it applies to non prescription drugs (try AdWords help), but it doesn't apply outside of the US and Canada.
| 12:38 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Why not just ask Adwords support? These questions are probably answered in their faqs anyways.
| 4:16 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I don't think technically you are supposed to have a destination url that goes to a completely different site from the display url. I understand some people do this, but my understanding of the rules is this is not allowed.
| 4:45 pm on Sep 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Your display and destination URLs have to have matching domain names.
Actually, technically, the destination *URL* doesn't have to match - but the actual *destination* has to match. That is, you can use a site that redirects to the destination - say, if you want to gather analytics.
Anyway, the domain name in the display URL needs to match the domain name of the web site that the user winds-up on.
It's a tough game, because only one ad per merchant will be shown on a page. You might be duking it out with 10 or 100 other affiliates, and only one ad is going to be displayed.
| 7:37 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
There is no profit in this. There is too much competition.
For drugs, you need a square trade ID or soemthing like that. You will need to check their policies for more info.
| 12:18 pm on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|There is no profit in this. There is too much competition. |
The only people I've heard say that are other PPC affiliates trying to guard their market share. It's very competitive, and you need deep pockets (or a very understanding credit card company) to break into competitive markets, but there can be good money in it.
|For drugs, you need a square trade ID or soemthing like that. |
You need the PharmacyChecker ID for US/Canada; outside of those, Google disallow med ads, but herbal products (which are not classified as medicines in the UK, assume it's the same elsewhere) are fine.
| 12:23 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
There might be money in it, but not if you go for the most obvious products/keywords.
| 9:06 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|not if you go for the most obvious products/keywords. |
Agreed on obvious keywords, but if you target long tail search phrases, it's still possible to make good money promoting 'obvious' high CPA products with PPC. Granted, it's a hard way to make an easy living, but it is possible.