All Facebook marketers can relate to the nightmare of not having any ad accounts to run on. You don't necessarily need to be a naughty affiliate to get your accounts flagged. Many affiliates ask the question what flags an account and my main answer would be: your ads. How!? People are hating no matter what content you're running – for example you run an ad for a Papa T-shirt which is completely compliant with FB's rules but you still end up with a flagged account. Why does it happen? When users don't like your ad first they flag it, then they post a negative comment as they're associating a negative memory or feeling with your image or ad copy. (for example some would comment, “my papa died -,-”) This is out of your control, you can't really predict how many people will flag your ad – which will eventually get your ad account red boxed. It's only a matter of time.
This may be new to you but there's an option to request FB ad accounts from your CPA...
Since I've launched my consulting services I have been spending hours and hours with clients looking at their campaign flow and helping them perfect their system. It's interesting to see that even advanced affiliates can make rookie mistakes and don't realize where they mess up.
This is the reason I decided to come up with an article about 3 major mistakes I tend to see with my clients:
Mistake #1. Not Analyzing data the RIGHT way – Making desperate decisions
So one of my clients was whining about how his CPC is great but he's still not making a positive ROI. So we got on TeamViewer and he showed me his stats. His engagement rate was super great, almost as much shares as likes on his ad. Relevance Score also high. He's spent $600 but only made back ~$100.
Okay, I asked him to click on the “Performance and Clicks” column to see the CTR(link) and CPC(link). Boom! It turned out that he was looking at the CTR column which is a sum of all the...
I decided to incorporate a new habit to upload more content to my blog. Every time I'm flying somewhere I am going to write a useful guide. Lucky you – I'm flying all the time so my blog is expected to be filled with LOTS OF useful content. :) (At the moment I'm flying from my hometown Budapest, Hungary to visit friends in Bucharest, Romania)
So have you made a rookie mistake and got your first account banned?
When I consult my clients I always explain them how it is almost the most important part of their “money making system”.
Setting up campaigns and optimizing is only one side of the business but when it comes to accounts it is super hard to get the right information in hand. No one wants to share this with others as the more people know about it the faster Facebook will catch on.
So what are your options when it comes to Facebook Accounts?
A. You buy accounts.
B. JV on accounts
C. Create new accounts
D. In-House Account...
Today is my 25th birthday. It is a magical number as I’ve been waiting for soooo long to be able to rent a car without any extra fees. :D I know it sounds silly but this is the only benefit I can think of when I realize it’s my 25th birthday. I don’t feel much difference, it’s just a number and appreciate life as much as yesterday or a week before… Instead of celebrating myself I show my appreciation to my mom so after I’m done with this article I’m going to head to the flower shop and get her a bunch flowers to show my appreciation to her. I flew home from Bangkok just to be with her and also to see my dog Bandita.
So let’s get into this, lessons I learned in the past 7 years:
Life Lesson #1: Face Your Fears - Just about one year ago I got a request from Jordan (aka Stackman from the STM Forum) to give a speech about my affiliate journey in front of 600 people in London at their meetup. This was my first public speaking and the...
When you are getting started with your affiliate marketing journey the first thing you need to get sorted is the application process for CPA Networks. I remember when I was 16 and 17 I had to do the calls and barely spoke English BUT I knew exactly what to say, I used the lingo that is used by the industry (EPC, CPC, etc..) and I got approved right away as I showed a professional image.
Many newbies don't understand the importance of representing themselves as a professional media buying agency, but I believe this is a mistake as if you want to succeed in this business you need be taken seriously. Let me put you into the CPA Network's head for a minute: Just imagine on the wild wild web the many fraudsters that go and try to cheat the “system”. CPA Networks get tons of applications DAILY and fight these shady people so if you are represented as a solo person, you may seem suspicious, especially if you are applying from a foreign country. Secondly, applying as a...
The #1 asset you need to build out in your affiliate marketing journey is: TRUST
As we all know business is based on trust. Now I'm sure many of you can relate to the story when I had to call in CPA Networks to get approved so I can run their offers and when I did the application they were already very skeptical, first because I was a young girl, second because I was calling from a foreign country speaking broken English and third because I knew what I was talking about, which was not very common. Not many people believed I was real, so I knew I had to show myself, that's why I went to attend my very first trade show (Affiliate Summit - at the age of 17, I had to find a way to get into Affiliate Summit and I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty damn tricky on my end, as they ID you and you must be 21 but I found a way to talk myself out of getting IDed and I had the chance to walk around the trade show.)
I kind of felt lonely as I was surrounded by thousands of strangers who are all there...