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1 Simple & Basic Optimisation Trick That Made My Campaigns Profitable

By Administrator • March 21, 2018

1 Simple & Basic Optimisation Trick That Made My Campaigns Profitable So simple yet so effective, you can't afford NOT to apply this trick right now to save on test budget and get green faster! Follow Along: Sweep - Indonesian Geo - ZeroPark Traffic - Aim is to Get it Profitable !!! Member grofit is starting to see green! Definitely one of the most detailed follow-alongs on the forum. Grofit is an analytical thinker who has faithfully recorded every thought process. A must-read for beginners aiming to master pop. What Makes Affiliates Happy? Jotting down a list of things that make you happy is a sure way of putting you in an appreciative mood - and reading other people's lists will have similar effect! 40-Day Pop Tutorial Undergoing Major Overhaul The 40-day newbie tutorial is about to get better! Students will be instructed to spend less time on using direct-linking campaigns for practice, to proceed to using landing pages sooner. 40-Day Pop Tutorial - ArmorAds/Kimia Offers for Direct-Linking In addition to using Mobidea offers, students of the 40-day tutorial now have an additional network to test offers from, to make the direct-linking portion of the tutorial more effective and rewarding. Conversion Specialist - Remote (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Looking for a job? Do you have a passion for digital marketing, learning new technologies, and creating the best performing and converting landing pages and web paths? If so, apply now!

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Google Killing Pops? What the Insiders Think

By Administrator • March 14, 2018

Google Killing Pops? What the Insiders Think (Data Inside!) Wondering whether the chrome adblocker update in February had any impact on pop traffic networks? Get the low-down from several major pop networks plus affiliates running pop traffic in volume. Success in AM Whilst Working a 9-5 Day Job New member captain calypso is trying to make affiliate marketing work while working 40 hrs/wk at his 9-5 job. The community rushes in with practical advice. Mobile Pop Campaign Using Amy's Blueprint - Follow Along Using vortex' 40-day newbie tutorial, member cpamarketing348 was able to progress from newbie to 144% ROI in just over a month! Best Networks For Sweepstakes Offers In March 2018? Network recommendations by Mr Green and stickupkid, both of which have extensive experience in the sweeps vertical. Attention: STM Community - has arrived! Looking for a job in the affiliate marketing industry? Or looking for talents to expand your affiliate marketing team? Check out! What Adult Offers to Promote in 2018? Pay particular attention to insight shared by matuloo, our in-house adult traffic expert!

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Why Nutra Trials are Crumbling in the US

By Administrator • March 07, 2018

Why Nutra Trials are Crumbling in the US. Fake News, Lawsuits, & the Future of Trials Optifyme provides clarity on the Nutra US situation, and suggests potential methods for surviving these changes. Adult Native Follow Along Starting to see some nice green on multiple campaigns, with help from matuloo and the rest of the community! Entering Paid Traffic World - TheCourage Hit green on a sweeps campaign after just over a week of running paid traffic! And that's just the beginning. My 12 Week Intensive Health & Fitness Experiment. Are you an "office-chair potato"? Read this incredibly motivating thread by Mr Green, where he reveals diet, stack, training, and VERY impressive results! Facebook + Shopify + General Store Quick methodology of mass-testing products, that is showing promise! Free Antivirus Lander in 13 Languages A generous share by member eurosen, accompanied by explanation by vortex on what lander elements can be effective in converting visitors.

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Matuloo Reveals GREEN Campaigns on PPS Dating

By Administrator • February 28, 2018

Tired of Lead Quality Problems? Let me do a test with PPS dating Pay-per-sale offers may require a bigger test budget, but the high payouts may make it worthwhile! See Voluum stats from live campaigns Matuloo is running! Can someone shout out who still makes $500/net income? Thinking affiliate marketing is dying? This thread will change your mind! Find out which niches and traffic types are still alive and well. Is US nutra on the verge of death? Find out what the consensus is! Bonus: Bobliu shares valuable samples of nutra-relevant cloaked ads and landers! A Year of Affiliate Marketing Failures! A member is torn between Pop and Facebook, without having to cloak. Receives good feedback from veteran members. Is it a Goal, Imagination or Journey? Vision board post by member khzidan, that turned into a very interesting discussion on the law of attraction theories - if you're open to new-age concepts! Is It Possible To Run Weight Loss Offer on FB White Hat Without Cloaking? The answer to that question may surprise you in a pleasant way! Look for an example by bobliu further down the page.

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Newbie "Failures Of the Galaxy" You Should Avoid

By Administrator • February 21, 2018

Newbie "Failures Of the Galaxy" Summary Some advice from member stickupkid to newbie affiliates on how to avoid failing at affiliate marketing. A Simple Way to Detect Bot Traffic in Voluum Member platinum presents an ingenius way of using Voluum to detect bot traffic, that requires no additional scripts or additional redirects. Even Rob Gryn is impressed! What to Do As a Beginner? New member zyggmunt asks for recommendations on which type of paid traffic to start with, and the community chimes in with solid advice - comparing different traffic types, and also suggesting types of offers that can be run on Facebook. Zero to $20k/day! Facebook + Nutra Member alexenns goes into detail on how he targets an unusual demographic in the weightloss niche to reach green. Lots of gold nuggets including targeting and angles. Vortex Gives Advice to Question: When to Move from Pop to FB/Native? In spite of increasing competition, pop traffic remains the easiest traffic type to learn, compared to most others. However, the potential for profits tends to be greater for other traffic types. Thus, it is advised for newbies to start with pop, then expand to other traffic types - such as Native, Facebook, or Adwords. But exactly when should one start moving away from pop? This post answers this exact question. 300+ Free Images for Nutra, Download Now! Running weightloss on Native? Member khzidan has generously shared some images you may find useful.

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STM Pays Tribute to Hugh "Caurmen" Hancock

By Administrator • February 14, 2018

In Memory of "Caurmen" "For those of you who aren’t aware, last night STM’s most loved and helpful member “Caurmen” passed away. He can be directly credited to launching 100s if not 1000s of affiliate marketers careers. He allowed many to reach financial freedom so they could lead lives they dreamed of. He was the master behind the biggest guides here. He would take time to answer anyone that came to him for help online and offline. We lost one of the best. One that will never be forgotten. R.I.P Caurmen. We have so much love for you." If you're having conversion trouble, check your language! Caurmen's last valuable contribution to STM - where he explained the importance of using correct grammar in your ad copy. The Most Important Element to Profit on Native - Filtering. "The only way to ensure you don't over spend and waste your budget is to filter away the non-buyers within your AD itself. The best way to do that is to CALL OUT YOUR AUDIENCE within the ad itself." Help a Newbie to Increase My CTR & CR in My Campaigns The STM community chimes in on one of the most frequently-asked questions. How to Get More Productive and Launch More (Successful) Campaigns? A slew of productivity hacks from the veterans. Optimization Process & When and How to Optimize? How much to spend on testing? What to cut first and when? And more. Pay Per Sale vs Pay Per Lead, Which is More Profitable? Matuloo drops gold on some payment models he's experienced the most success with.

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Crypto Strategies And Billions Of Dollars

By Administrator • January 30, 2018

My Journey From Affiliate Marketer to Trying to Build a Billion Dollar Business "Based on a popular interview I did with Attila a while back, I just finished writing the full story from my beginnings with affiliate marketing and building my first startup, up until today. I touch upon how I managed to move on from affiliate marketing (it's not easy), to delegating, hiring and I talk about the darker side of things." Performance marketing strategies & know-how to make millions with crypto "During the last months I’ve been been breathing, dreaming and pooping crypto. My last objective has been to find out the best, most optimized, investing strategy that can give me the highest returns, with the lesser amount of work and dedication, and assuming the lowest possible risk. So this post has 2 objectives: 1. Send my thoughts and findings to public revision, as I would love to have your feedback and corrections to keep optimizing the strategy, and 2. I hope this text can be helpful to people starting. " $3.5k budget, eager to learn, seeking advice on right direction Vortex writes the DEFINITIVE guide to the current question of the day: should you start with pops or FB in 2018? PSA: Remember to hit "Thanks" on great STM posts! "Just a quick reminder for everyone: if you see a useful post on STM, short or long, take a moment to hit the "Thanks" button at the bottom-right of the post. It's the green thumbs-up button. " Critical question about ecommerce Why would people buy from your store when they could buy from Aliexpress direct? The STM community answers that question in full. Google February 2018: Whats allowed vs. Whats not "The following ad types are classified by the Coalition for Better Ads – and hence by Google – as “falling beneath a threshold of consumer acceptability”." Tutorial How to Make Banners in Photoshop for Complete Newbies From the archives: Vortex's amazing guide to banner ad creation for newbies.

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Moscow Affiliate Conference! Adwords & FB Changes!

By Administrator • January 23, 2018

Moscow affiliate conference 2018 is coming! "What can you expect from MAC & Party 2018? First of all, the attendees from over the world: well-known companies, super-affiliates, whose approaches to business are many different. Moscow Affiliate Conference by Leadbit & STM is able to engage any kinds of guests, providing a scale of the event organization. Greatest networking is promised!" Don't Forget To Retarget for Bonus $$$! "I was having a discussion on the STM mod Slack the other day, and the topic of "what things don't affiliates do enough?" came up. All the usual suspects were mentioned - email lists, split-test more, and so on. But there was one thing in particular that we agreed where affiliates, particularly newer affiliates, tend to leave piles of money on the table: Retargeting." Circumventing Systems/November Policy Update "So, as a lot of Adwords publishers are aware, they did a pretty big update in November that has been knocking off affiliates left and right. I believe that (at least) some of the update has actually not been announced in writing. " An Interview From AW Asia 2017 With Andrew Payne "Andrew tells us about what motivated him to write his guides, coming back to affiliate marketing after a long break, mixing performance marketing with traditional brand advertising and his first time in Bangkok." An Interview From AW Asia 2017 With Matej "matuloo" Cechvala "The legendary matuloo tells us about how it feels to be in the affiliate industry for longer than some community members have been alive and what are the trends for 2018." Worth it going direct with nutra straightsale adv? STM's Matuloo offers hard-won advice on dealing directly with advertisers. Facebook Newsfeed Change - thoughts? The STM community debates the recent FB newsfeed change and what it means for affiliates. Need help scaling.. Need help with TrafficJunkie campaigns? Matuloo drops some knowledge bombs. Why Do You Need A CDN? Why should you use a CDN for your campaigns? A quick guide.

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