PPV Landing Page Tips

First off I’d like to apologize for the lack of posts on the blog lately, I’ve been slacking and haven’t had much inspiration lately to write anything as I want every post I make to be as useful, relative or entertaining as possible (not so true with the post on ASW… to some extent )

Since I’ve shifted my focus for the next month to diversifying by building out 1 or 2 profitable PPV campaigns to run alongside some other profitable campaigns I have running at the moment, I’ve come up with a few things that I think will make lives easier and potentially help with landing page CTR (not verified to be true, but worth a test in whichever niche you promote).

Removing TLD from targets

First of all, an idea I came up with recently was that it would potentially look more trustworthy to present the user (as long as the offer you’re promoting allows it) with the name of the website, minus the TLD.

Now this only works if your targeting domains in the first place, so if you’re not, separate the campaign into two so you can have separate landers for different targets types (keywords and domains).

Basically, if your target has a “.” anywhere in it, it’s going to split it up. This isn’t flawless, especially if you’re targeting subdomains.

This will work for simple url targets such as:

something.com
something.org
something.net

It’ll also capitalise the first letter..here’s the code:

if(isset($_GET["keyword"]))
{
	$target = $_GET["keyword"];
	$tmpArray = explode(".", $target);
	$sitename = ucfirst($tmpArray[0]);
}

For the above examples, something.com, something.org and something.net

$sitename will be equal to “Something” for you to use on your pages:

Dear <!--?php echo $sitename ?--> Visitor,

Unique color scheme’s to match the target URL

Now, this is an easy way to develop color schemes for your landers with a tiny bit of PHP and CSS.

Using the above code, you can also assign classes to the main container which you are using for the site, be it the body tag or a centrally aligned div.

All you need to do is use this code on your container tag, for this example I’ll assume it’s a div:

<div class="<?php echo $sitename; ?>">
.... something goes here
</div>

Within your main CSS stylesheet, you can now style entire pages to use different colors quite easily.

This is something you would do with your top, high volume targets if you would like to test whether or not the color scheme helps CTR).

Lets assume you have your top five targets:

  • google.com
  • stackthatmoney.com
  • imgrind.com
  • facebook.com
  • mrgreen.am

Now lets open up our stylesheet. Using the above HTML, let assume we want to have a different color border for each of these sites, however you want the same color border for google and mrgreen, the same for imgrind and facebook, and stackthatmoney can have their own.

This the CSS code you could use to achieve this:

div.google .border,
div.mrgreen .border { color: #0C0; }
div.imgrind .border,
div.facebook .border { color: #06F; }
div.stackthatmoney .border { color: #06F; }

I’ll be running some split tests with this idea on my current campaigns, perhaps I’ll follow this up with a case study.

– Andrew



If you’re looking for further Affiliate Marketing Guidance, check out StackThatMoney. Best community of experienced marketers from around the globe, exclusive meetups, follow along’s, tutorials and the knowledge of a thousand sun-gods.

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Can’t Decide on Tracking Software?

I’ve recently switched over to a new tracking platform called Thrive by the guys over at iPyxel which I love. It’s still in development, but is constantly improving and making strides, and the best part about it can be self-hosted. The offer a 30-day trial and it’s $99 a month thereafter which is well worth the investment.

Those on a smaller budget can still opt to go the CPVLab route, another favorite of mine but a little more outdated. It is, however, more suitable for PPV traffic if that’s your traffic of choice.


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Resubmit POF Ads with Ease – Greasemonkey Script

POF Approval Team got you down?

400 of your ads get declined because of a landing page issue?

Hate seeing this after a hard day of uploading?

Frustrated that there’s no simple solution for resubmitting ads in batch that were declined?

Want to turn the above into this with less effort?

As we all know, inconsistent reasoning or landing page issues can cause mass disapprovals and it just plain bites having to reupload everything.

Usually good ole’ Benjamin helps me sort it all out and I’m good to go …

After my recent frustration of submitting banners of all different IAB dimensions, for all different age groups using the lovely POF uploader (www.mrgreen.am) and manually configuring the target country (new countries not supported by uploader at this point in time), I really didn’t want to do the whole process over again after all my ads were declined.

I was fed up, decided I would test out my coding ability and my lose my Greasemonkey Virginity, and decided to whip something up today that should hopefully provide a simple, not-so-elegant solution to my 1st world problem.

It may have taken up a good chunk of my day but it should save a lot of time down the track.

YOU MUST HAVE
-Firefox (i’m using 8.0.1) – http://www.firefox.com/
-Greasemonkey plugin – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir…/greasemonkey/

INSTRUCTIONS

After installing the above, you’ll need to snag my script from here (make sure the plugin is enabled.. top right hand corner, icon should look ‘active’).

http://fitaffiliate.com/downloads/po…mitter.user.js

How it works:

DISCLAIMER:
PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE THE SCRIPT IS DISABLED AT ALL TIMES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RESUBMITTING DECLINED ADS ..

The reason I mentioned this above is because, if you don’t want to deal with pop-up boxes every time you navigate to a campaign with a declined ad or two, then you’ll leave it off until the time is right.

How to enable?

Well, once you are on the right page “ManageCreatives.aspx”, where there’s a declined ad/bunch of declined ads, it should show up in the drop down list.

Once you’ve enabled it, you can go ahead and open all your campaigns in a new tab and let it run on each one.

The way it works is, it goes through all ads marked as “Declined”, triggers the Edit button, hits submit without changing anything, and repeats the process until all declined ads are resubmitted.

It takes about 3 seconds to kick in once the page as reloaded (a timer had to be used so that page elements were rendered out before attempting to automate everything).

Known Issue
Sometimes, it may not resubmit all the ads due to slow loading times on the page..Try to keep it to 4-5 at a time, depending on your PC speed and internet connection speed..Firefox is known for being a memory hog so take it easy on the tabs!

Simple workaround for this is to just refresh the page if there’s still declined ads on it.

Hope people find this useful!


If you’re looking for further Affiliate Marketing Guidance, check out StackThatMoney. Best community of experienced marketers from around the globe, exclusive meetups, follow along’s, tutorials and the knowledge of a thousand sun-gods.

-=-=-=-

Can’t Decide on Tracking Software?

I’ve recently switched over to a new tracking platform called Thrive by the guys over at iPyxel which I love. It’s still in development, but is constantly improving and making strides, and the best part about it can be self-hosted. The offer a 30-day trial and it’s $99 a month thereafter which is well worth the investment.

Those on a smaller budget can still opt to go the CPVLab route, another favorite of mine but a little more outdated. It is, however, more suitable for PPV traffic if that’s your traffic of choice.


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