Anyone have any experiences?
Not being really relevant to this thread, but I just wanted to chime
in with my experiences on penny auctions as a user.
I spent about $100 on tokens in a local penny auction and I’m now
down to about $20 worth of tokens and I haven’t won a single thing
Anyway, I see penny auctions as a long-term trend and if I were to
develop a campaign, I’ll build a site with good content about bidding
strategies etc and send paid traffic to with, with links to sign up
for the penny auctions in the sidebars.
Penny auctions are HUGE money-makers for the owners, and I think
they’ll be around for quite awhile, as long as they don’t get shutdown
by the authorities.
Saw an advertorial news style lander the other day linking to a penny auction site – was well done I thought and a good way to pre sell that type of offer
I ran penny auctions both using a farticle lander and direct linking. Ran them on Yahoo/Bing bidding on brand terms and stores until Bing decided these sites were "gambling" and dissaproved my campaigns. Then the big G… Google allows DL but no farticles.
Go after the big keywords like specific products and brands. Track performance and battle for keywords that you know make you money. Also, try to find offers where the advertiser isnt also running because you’ll have to outbid them and usually thats a loosing game. If other affs are running it thats fine you can usually steal some of their impressions over time, but be prepared for a bidding battle.
Or you can just try 2nd and 3rd tier search engines that are a lot more lax.
You bid on keywords related to products up for auction or other general auction based keywords, then build a huge negative site/keyword list. You can go direct linked (what we did back in the day) or build a review style lander if you want.
Example: Nikon Camera
Negative Keywords: repair, sell, parts… you get the picture…
the angry Russian is here? Damn this forum has just got topped with a whole lotta awesome-sauce
oh and ask and ye shall receive https://www.smartconsumersavings.com/penny
So is that Farticle considered "compliant" hence the fact that there is no really false reviews and testimonials?
well that is for the FTC to decide but I would run that…….as it seems pretty lame and there are alot of those out there…..the big issue from what I heard was the whole "News" angle….selling yourself as a news site…..they def don’t like that…..but doing a review? If they start fining for that they will bring the internet to a halt…..and a shit ton of offline marketing as well……
because we all know that amazon product reviews are 100% real right? Like no one would ever post anything there that is at all self serving now would they 😛
I’d consult a lawyer if you have any questions. No offense, but if you’re at all unsure, don’t take the advice of someone on a forum that says something is probably ok. If you’re truly concerned get legal council.
In my un-legal opinion, the only small problem with that site is the advertisement warning at the top can be seen as hidden/not blatant enough, but as far risky pages go, this one isn’t bad at all, it’s just a product review page, as polar said, happens all the time.
anyone else getting "This account has been deactivated for violation of our terms and conditions." when following the signup link?
Use US proxy and it’s working.
i clicked a buylink just for fun and WHOA: "This account has been deactivated for violation of our terms and conditions."
I dont think it worked out well, or sometihng happened on the way..
^^ this. it’s working fine…
i run it on bing/yahoo with direct linking bidding on brand names like ipad etc. and really board terms like LCD TV converts crazy, together a farticle to bid on other penny auction site names with a penny auction sites ranking, i was killing it until bing says no.
Is that your site? If so thats pretty pimp! Ive seen a lot of sites like that but this one has a nice logo and favicon, good stuff!
Where can we find a farticle like this.
Cloak Bing then no problem
When the FTC starts banning review sites then we should quick internet marketing.
The FTC’s main problem is with testimonials and with being deceptive.