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1) Stuff that is pretty much very straightforward data. I do better with databases and lists than I do with "I made 11,763.47 in one day"
2) Stuff with a unique message and salesmanship. There are two programs out of probably 25 competing products in my "find blue widgets" niche that convert much higher than the others. They do a much better job of selling once the visitor makes the hop and so I accordingly promote them much more heavily. Educate yourself, because clickbank always has a slew of imitators of popular products. Sell the good stuff.
3) I make my own ads (text), but I use the sales language from the vendor. I dont ever hook up their banners etc. I do that so I can maintain the look and feel on my end. Multiple products look a lot better and a lot less like ads when they are in a consistent format under your control.
4) I position it like adsense and add it to related content. I went from reasonable success with home page positions mixed into the content links to good success by placing it to the side of search results from a product database.
If I ever find the time, I really wnat to do some pre-sell landing pages for my best sellers. When you are sending to those 'long page' sites, I think that you might attract some visitors by putting your own original review and recommendation, that is much more brief - basically bullet points that gives the visitor better feedback about the decision to go off your site or not.
Hope this helps!
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If it wasn't free, then it was something like "Find out the real details on blahblah" or "Learn what the big guys don't want you to know" or similar silly stuff. :-)
I was sort of messing around with different ad code, and was surprised how well that worked.
What did you mean, gopi? I'd be interested to know as well. I only play with Adwords from time to time, but I don't really use it to make money. It's more of a hobby and a learning kind of thing.