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Setting up Adwords Conversion Tracking?

freekdl
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Setting up Adwords Conversion Tracking?

how do you set up the conversion tracking for adwords?
I noticed you can enter a tracking ID when you click 'create hoplink' in the clickbank marketplace, but the conversion code adwords gives me is javascript..

any help on this would be appreciated
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freekdl
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one hour ago I was setting up an adwords campaign using a method I just read in an ebook.
I took a bath, looked at my adwords statistics when I came back and saw that I had 2 clicks. I thought hey, let's take a look at my clickbank account, who knows..

GUESS WHAT

I MADE MY FIRST SAAAAAAAALLLLEEEE!!!!!!! :D

Paid 1 euro for advertising and earned 43 dollars, nice ROI lol

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I really didn't expect this you know, this was actually the first time that I was trying to get a sale! In the past month I learned as much as I could about internet marketing because I don't like to rush into things, and now within 1 hour, i made a sale!!!! what a feeling 8)


ps: most of the impressions are caused by me, I was changing my bid & checking my position in google.
I was number one for affiliate project x, and now all of the sudden I'm on page 2 of sponsored results.. is this because of the many impressions and low clicks? can I solve this by clicking my own ad a couple of times to increase CTR?

pps: I tried doubling my bid, but it doesn't help my ad ranking. If I delete it and write it again, will that help? I had the top position above the normal search results, and I'm quite sure this got me the sale..
I want more :twisted: lot's more
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Nice work!

What language is that?

Deleting your ad and starting over will not help. Your placement is based on your accounts quality score (yes the campaigns as well) - so just keep at it. I'll let someone else who is a master at PPC answer. My area is SEO.

Adrian,
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freekdl
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dutch :)

It's strange.. I had 2 ads that were slightly different, but they used only 1 keyword & that was the same.
The ad that made the sale costs me 60 cents for the keyword, but to activate the same keyword in the second ad, I should bid 8 euros!!!
The ads were almost identical, only the last 2 words were different..
I don't understand.
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If you were number one for "affiliate project x", then your CTR should've been higher, I guess thats why your ad disappeared to the second page.

But I just saw that your bids went up to $8, sounds like you got google slapped. Are you sending this traffic to a landing page?
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No I use direct linking, that's why I think it's weird..
I read that if you get google slapped, it's best to get a new domain and upload the same stuff, but since I don't use a landing page on my domain for this..
The ad that made the sale is still running, but on the last page with sponsored results, i deleted the $8 one.
Using the same method I just set up 2 more campaigns and I'm also running in first place on my keyword, but I haven't got any clicks yet, hope they don't end up the same way :(
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Hmm, I don't really know the answer here. I'm a bit rusty when it comes to PPC.
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Any hardcore adwords experts on this forum? :)
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Wow, Congrats. You are well on your way to become an adwords expert! One sale for 2 clicks!

The adwords expert is Mark. You should also look at the adwords video (if you did not). And read Mark's Blog Post on the Google Slap.

Adrian, I am not sure, but it seems like German or swedish.
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I'd definitely wait for Mark to weigh in here.

And it's Dutch ;) (Freek already mentioned it)
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It looks to me like you've been google slapped. The Affiliate Project X page is a three-page site, and that'll give it a low quality score. Even though it's a long sales page, there's just not enough content on the site.

If your first ad is still costing you 60c, I'm guessing that one is going to go up to 8 euros soon too. Sometimes it takes Google a few days/weeks to notice that you're linking to a poor quality site.

I'm guessing all affiliates wanting to direct-link to APX will have the same problem. In this case it would be best to create your own landing page with enough content to satisfy Google.

I'm doing a bit of a thing on landing pages for PPC (why you should really have one) in the Affilorama update this week. It might help :)

Regards,
Mark
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Oops! I missed it!

sean06 wrote:I'd definitely wait for Mark to weigh in here.

And it's Dutch ;) (Freek already mentioned it)
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