I spend a lot of time trying to find funky keywords that will bring in converting traffic without competing with 2,371 other bidders, and am having some nice success. Here are a few things I’m doing that you may find valuable:
1) Find the 2nd or 3rd most popular page on a related website. We all know not to bid on ‘Amazon.com’ or ‘Facebook.com’, but I have found that even the main domain of much smaller websites (like coolsavings.com) can bring too much uninterested, non-converting traffic.
But, if the website itself is relevant, ask yourself: is there another page(s) on this site that may be even more targeted to my offer? If so, you’ll likely still get decent traffic, but can also see more conversions come with it.
A good example of this are dating sites. Because much of your traffic is going to be people going to log-in to their existing accounts, are there other pages on the site that are going to be more relevant to new ‘members-to-be’ rather than existing members?
2) There is a difference between .COM and .COM/. I have a few campaigns where the ‘domain.com’ is making far more profit than the ‘domain.com/’, and vice versa. Try ’em both, and track, of course
3) Modified keywords. I’ve posted about this before, but it’s worth noting that I have a few campaigns that pull in a nice profit with only modified keywords. That’s right, my collected url’s are virtually useless, but the modified keywords pull in $10-$15 profit a day. And I’m talkin’ weird variations like ‘=keyword*keyword’ and ‘/keyword*keyword’.
If you don’t know what I mean by this, then get your a** over to Affportal & check out the ‘Keyword Modifier’ tool in the ‘Cost Per View Tools’ section.
Of course, this is all more work than doing the obvious, but sometimes you have to pan longer & deeper than the other guy in order to find the gold nuggets.
Hope this helps,
From:drclift Date: 06-23-19
From:DrHowe Date: 06-23-19
I think you’re generally right, but on the other hand, of the dozen or so profitable campaigns I have running, the most profitable URL is a ‘subdomain.domain.com’…the main domain of that website I had to deactivate because I was losing money on it…
Essentially, I find this works best when the root domain is bringing in some conversions, but the sheer amount of broad traffic is making it unprofitable…so, if you’re running an offer for ‘baby samples’, and ‘baby.com’ is unprofitable, it’s a good idea to see if there are sub-pages like ‘baby.com/free-samples’ or ‘baby.com/coupons’, etc…it seems to me that a lot of affiliates aren’t doing this because I often see mass competition on the root domains, and little or none on the subs…
Not sure about TV and the specificities of it, as I’m not there yet…
From:drclift Date: 06-23-19
"And I’m talkin’ weird variations like ‘=keyword*keyword’ and ‘/keyword*keyword’."
just to clarify. Do you mean something like this:
‘=acai*acai’ which really does look great. or if it is a two term keywords: ‘=acai*berry’ ? didnt’ get it.
From:bobb Date: 06-24-19
It could be either, but would most likely be the latter, because all you’re doing is taking relevant keywords (eg, acai berry; acai diet; buy acai, etc) and plugging them into the Keyword Modifier in Affportal. I like to put in one keyword at a time, to keep it all organized, then paste the 50 – 60 modified words into a text file, then into my campaigns.
You’ll find that about 70% bring little or no traffic, and you’ll want to delete them later. But, you’ll also usually find that a few will do quite well; I find that they frequently outperform my url’s for both traffic and conversions.
BTW, here is the link to David’s video that explains how to modify keywords:
From:drclift Date: 06-24-19
From:David Date: 06-24-19
From:jumperdude Date: 06-28-19