Joined: 15 Jun 06
20 Jun 06 9:50 pm
Yes you could simply send Adwords traffic to test. But for me, I prefer to take a day to set up a simple, single page website to for traffic to pass through. Testing directly from Adwords to the product Site can give mixed results, and often your ads profiting will rely solely on the hope that no-one else is sending traffic directly to the merchant site.
If you spend 1 day setting up a quick site, that page can work for you for ever, making the odd sale via free search engine traffic, and giving yourself greater control in the paid listings. If it looks like you've chosen a non-profitable product to sell, but know your site has a good, selling structure, then just modify it and begin testing a new product.
Don't be afraid to contact a webmaster and ask what their conversion rate is for a product before deciding to affiliate to them though.
Hope this helps : )