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Google Adwords
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:16:13 AM »
Does anyone on here use Google Adwords to promote affiliate programs? When I spoke to their customer service team, they said that they only allow advertising for brick-and-mortar businesses.
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Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 03:38:51 AM »
It allows you to write ads and then bid against keywords. When people type keywords into Google, your ad will appear on the right side of search results or sometimes on top of the page. The actual position depends on a number of factors, including how much you bid on other advertisers bidding on that keyword.
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« Last Edit: June 09, 2011, 03:53:11 AM by Meg »

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 05:09:43 AM »
Hi michaelbish

What is the point of your reply apart from to try and sneak your link in.

jking1 asked about google adwords and bricks and mortar businesses not what google adwords looks like on a webpage.

jking1

Google adwords can be used for offline (bricks and mortar) and online business.

To promote affiliate products the display url and the destination url should be the same so you should display your affiliate link and not do a straight redirect from your website. Technically, you should ask the vendor if you can use adwords to promote your affiliate link and not google as some aren't keen on adwords promotion.

Hoping this helps
Eliot proud

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 09:57:31 PM »
I've heard from some friends that Adword will reject ads for affiliate programs.. :(

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 04:13:35 AM »
Jenny

Please don't listen to your friends.

The following is a quote from Google themselves in their policies and ad quality web page.

Link policies
These are guidelines for ad and keyword URLs and the website being advertised. Here are some examples:

Accurate Display URLs: Display URLs must use the same domain of your landing page so that users will know which site they'll be taken to when they click your ad; while a Destination URL can be different than the Display URL, both should share the same domain. The Display URLs within each ad group must all have the same domain.
Pop-ups: Destination URLs cannot contain pop-ups, pop-unders, mock system warnings or other windows that open automatically when you enter or exit the web page.
Affiliate URLs: Affiliates and other advertisers cannot use Destination URLs that automatically redirect to another website or that act as a bridge page.

What that means is that you can advertise affiliate products BUT the destination url must be the same as the link url.

Display URL
Your ad's Display URL is the website that is shown to customers with your ad. In standard text ads, the Display URL appears as the last line and is in green.

Your Display URL must accurately reflect the URL of the website that you're advertising. It should match the domain of your landing page so that users know which site they will be taken to when they click your ad.

Correct example:
• Destination URL: h(tt)p://www.travelingdog.net/toys.html
• Display URL: travelingdog.net

Incorrect example:
• Destination URL: h(tt)p://www.ebay.co.uk/travellingdog
• Display URL: (www).travelingdog.net

The brackets are just so the link bot doesn't kill this post

There you have it
You can advertise affiliate products

Hoping this helps
Eliot Proud

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 05:52:21 AM »
Another alternative that you might consider is advertising on Facebook by creating a fan page that promotes your affiliate product or product and post an ad. Facebook ads offer a better ROI than Adwords plus you build a list of fans that you come market to repeatedly. More bang for your buck so to speak.

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 05:02:29 AM »
I use GGadwords long long ago,but now i don't need,because i think that the click from GGadwords is poor[snip: no personal links in the body of your text please. You can get links in your sig after you have 5 posts]
« Last Edit: June 22, 2011, 08:16:39 AM by Meg »

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 01:19:32 PM »
Kmmr12,

That is a very good point, and also a good idea. I guess you can never count out social marketing.
Many resources to help you become a successful affiliate marketer at http://www.pocketbigprofits.com

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 12:13:44 PM »
really good post thanks guys

Re: Google Adwords
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 04:59:17 AM »
Thanks for this thread- have used TBS for over a year but never investigated any of the additional stuff on the forum. This is a bonus!