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Gave up Affiliate Marketing Because of Adwords
Google's Minimum Keyword Costs Killed Me...But, I will do better now

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Msg#: 3142512 posted 6:19 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Since Google's keyword prices went through the roof, I stopped PPC and affiliate marketing for the most part.

I decided to make alliances with small businesses and generate leads for local business instead.

I am SHOCKED at my keyword costs now. I am now building landing pages the same as before, except there are no affiliate links.

Instead of getting $1 or $5 minimum keywords, I am getting $.04 minimums! And on VERY popular keywords...Lots of search volume.

Is having an affiliate link and/or adsense on a landing page that much of a negative blow to your quality score?

Is this an example of Google sticking it to affiliate marketers?



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Msg#: 3142512 posted 6:44 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

This is exactly my experience too. Landing pages with Adsense or affiliate code on them get zero Adwords traffic unless you raise your bid or remove the code.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3142512 posted 3:57 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can have affiliate links on your page, as long as you have a decent ammount of content.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3142512 posted 6:08 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey guys, thanks for the post. Question for you: when you removed the affiliate links and code, about how long did it take for you to notice your minimum bids decreasing on AdWords?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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Msg#: 3142512 posted 10:48 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

When you say "removed the affiliate links and code" do you mean Google is penalising affiliate networks URLīS? as part of the quality score?

If so, would simply using jumplinks to hide all outbound links then possibly increase the page quality score?

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