Category Archive for: Simple Tips

Get A Head Start In Your Campaigns With Proper Spying

You’ve read it in the recommended tools section, you’ve heard it on the forums, and probably heard it from any advanced affiliate you’ve talked to: spying saves you a lot of time and money and teaches you what works. While that is true, it’s very different what a beginner and a more advanced affiliate look…

The 3 Stages Of A Campaign: Testing, Optimization, Maintenance

Whether you are starting out or have plenty of experience running performance marketing campaigns, there will always be 3 main stages of any campaign: the testing stage, where you get an idea of the current level of your funnel, the optimization stage, where you change certain elements and targeting in your campaign to make it…

An Introduction To Paid Mobile Traffic

Let me address the initial question many will have: Why paid traffic? You might say it costs money, it’s higher risk, and it’s less targeted. We use only paid traffic to promote offers because: 1. It saves A LOT of time. 2. There’s almost instant feedback on the performance. 3. We can target the right…

How I Dealt With Banner Blindness When Buying 327,996,501 Impressions

You launch a campaign, it gets a nice 1.5% CTR and then in 2 days it’s half that. “What is going on?”,  you ask yourself. This is a phenomenon called “banner blindness” and it means that people have seen your banner so many times that they are “blind” to it. How can you stop this?…

How Much Money Do You Need For Affiliate Marketing?

A common perception on affiliate marketing is that it all sounds great, and there are people sharing knowledge, helping each other out on forums but… You need money to start. Can I afford to spend time on it? How much money do I need to not waste my time studying all the theory but not…

Your Tracker Is Lying!

Trackers lie! Not on purpose, so don’t go on complaining to customer service. Hear me out. Your tracker is just one step in several redirects. Whenever one redirect drops (and the information doesn’t go through), one side still has it accounted for. Any tracker is really  more like 95% accurate, not 100% accurate. In some unfortunate…

8 Tips To Speed Up Your Landers

No matter the purpose, having a website that is quick to load is always good. If you are buying mobile traffic however, it’s not only good, it’s vital. Your campaigns will never reach their real potential without a quick loading landing page and quick redirects. Here are my 8 tips to improve your landing page…

How To Setup Amazon S3 + CloudFront + Route53

If you are just starting out, and in many cases even when you are buying a decent amount of traffic, Amazon Web Services offers a great solution when it comes to cost for performance. S3 is cheap and scalable cloud storage that can be used for website hosting. CloudFront is a global Content Delivery Network…

Getting Started

The easiest way to dive into performance marketing is to become an affiliate. As an affiliate, you promote other people’s products or services and earn a commission when the lead you generated takes a certain action (submits an email, installs an app, subscribes, buys, etc.). That’s the performance part. By being an affiliate, you don’t…