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My main concerin is Overture. I know it's darn near impossible to get cheap traffic on Google these days. After doing some keyword research, however I've noticed that loads of long tail keywords in very competitive industries have under 5 ads on Overture.
Of course Yahoo will fill in the blanks with broad match advertisers on many of these keywords, but even if they do that, the broad matched ones are always placed AFTER the ones that an actual overture.com search shows. To me this seems like a good opportunity for anyone who would like to create a nice salesy little site and promote affiliate programs. What I'm really wondering is how everyone feels about the amount of traffic that actually exists for these terms and whether it's even worth it.
Anyone still having success on the big engines?
yes, i use overture (yahoo), adwords (google), and adcenter (msn). you can get traffic from yahoo for 10 cents and above. with google, i can get traffic from 1 cents and above (most are at 4 to 5 cents). with msn, i can only get traffic in the 5 cents range.
with that in mind, it depends what you're trying to sell and what the profit margin is and what the conversion rate is. this is different for every niche and associated products.
miva has cheap traffic but i find those leads useless...
so you make money from affiliate programs, interesting,
Do I take it from your post that you don't use a website?
i ask because it seems to me thats the type of marketing njseo seems to be refering to,, plus
I've recently dipped my oe into the affiliate thing, but using websites,,, an so far, tis awefull
focus on a niche and provide a service. commission junction and linkshare are thriving so affiliates are doing some right!
Question, you're entirely dependent on the statistics they give you aren't you, if you don't have a website platform
Another question, I don't think you can do CJ without having a website to place the adds on, or do they have a adsense/ysm direct to cj to vendor in place,
technically, yes you are right.
you can create a content web site or blog and then apply to merchants in CJ, LS, etc.