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Google AdWords affiliates?

I run a small SEO/social media/IT support business and while reviewing one of my clients the other day, I ran across a curious situation. The site that I manage for their business sits atop a framework I coded that, amongst other things, captures all incoming page requests. Essentially, the same thing the embedded JS code that Google gives you to power their analytics collections.

Starting around 7 months ago, their bounce rate per Google dropped like a rock. They were in the relatively normal 60% bounce rate range but, starting around September of 2018, it dropped to right around 10% and it's wandered between a low of 7% and a high of 13% ever since. Trouble is, when I go back and run queries against the database where I record my own traffic requests, I'm seeing a bounce rate (as defined as the percentage of visitors who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page) of right around 63% for the same months that Google is telling them their bounce rate is around 10%. Insofar as sessions, users, requests and all the rest goes, their numbers are close enough to my own to be acceptable...it's just the bounce rate that's plummeted. Somehow, we have a difference in bounce rate of around 50 percentage points...and I'm pretty sure my numbers are the accurate ones. No changes made to the site (there have been almost none) can account for this difference.
What prompted this detailed look (I don't usually review Google's analytics as I have my own) is that their "AdWords advisor" asked them to add a "thank you" page for submitted contact form inquiries. What they currently have is a modal popup that fires with the "Thank you" message and advises that their info has been submitted and that they'll hear back from my client soon. That process works pretty flawlessly, makes for a better UX and doesn't overload mobile users loading an entirely new page just to say "thanks". I've never heard of someone from Google ever telling a business what to do to their site specifically...and in this case, it would add nothing notable SEO-wise as far as I can tell.

My client has decided to keep their AdWords activity to themselves and, while I have access to their AdWords account and campaigns, I don't get involved with those past reporting to them what I'm seeing per GA related activity (incoming GCLID URLs and the sessions that follow from them). But, coincident with them passing along this request from a "Google rep" to add pages to their site was my review of their April (just last month) traffic. Because they have an AdWords account and do conduct campaigns I have a report that breaks out GCLID page requests versus the rest. For lack of better phrasing I refer to them as AdWords traffic and non-AdWords traffic. I'm already well aware that the mere presence or lack of presence of a GCLID URL variable in an incoming page request isn't 100% rock solid establishment of the origin of the traffic...but it is for the most part. Anyway, their best "AdWords" traffic month before April was July of 2018 with 1131 page requests. April's total was more than double that at 2470 and if the first 5 days of May is indicative of a trend, May will top 3700 AdWords related page requests...or clicks. To put it in percentages: April was more than double their previous best month and May looks to more than triple that. They tell me they haven't made any appreciable changes to their campaigns.
When I did a Google search against the name of this Google advisor of theirs, it came back with a single BBB forum comment from another small business where he was presented as their AdWords contact via Google and they were complaining (rather bitterly) about how he had blown through their campaign budgets with little to show. When my client forwarded his email to me, I noticed his signature was subtitled as "Account Strategist on behalf of Google" and it's all this together with this last part that prompts this post. Does Google outsource AdWords advisors like this? The Google search I did on this guy's name revealed he works for a company in India called Regalix (but he has an email account that does, indeed, go to Google.com). That said, my clients are not paying this guy directly which, of course, makes me wonder: does he get a commission from Google for the amounts of AdWords revenue his "clients" spend with Google? And it's this last part I'm really asking about. Does Google do stuff like this?

If such arrangements exist then it would be in this guy's personal financial interest to get my clients to spend more on AdWords campaigns. But what truly concerns me is that if he's able to fudge the data that's appear in their analytics account, they have no real way of knowing what their experience is. Honestly, minus my own data gathering (which this guy cannot possibly know about because it's all done server side and pre request before it ever gets to the embedded GA code snippet) my clients would have no way of knowing what their true traffic experience is. I didn't mention it above but I also track conversion events on our site. That is, I can tell them how many times someone clicks on a phone link or button or an email link or button and I have seen a corresponding spike in phone link events while email has remained flat. I've been suspicious of the phone conversions for some time but since I don't answer their phone, I've been reporting the trend but not commenting on it. Now I have to wonder if this guy has been artificially sending traffic to the site (although I do block traffic from outside the US/Canada/Mexico as well as from Tor exit nodes). I'm really looking for any insight or guidance on this as, while this isn't what I charge them for (managing AdWords concerns), they are my client and I am in the position to see their data and know when something's not adding up.

Sorry for the long-winded preamble there but has anyone else had a similar experience or heard of anyone having this? My next step is to speak to this guy on behalf of my client and try and get some answers from him but I wanted to throw this out here in this forum in advance of that in case anyone has "been there, done that".
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Recommended Adwords/Affiliate Marketing Udemy Course?

Hey there fellow Entrepreneurs!
Before I spend any money on a udemy course, do you guys have any recommendation for the best course on this subject that I can find on Udemy?
P.S. Yes, I know that a course won't give me everything. But just like with FBA it drastically helped me out : )
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How to track affiliate conversions in AdWords

Hi everyone, so I am an affiliate marketer and I’ve been doing quite well getting organic traffic, and I want to branch out to build up a secondary traffic stream using AdWords. The vertical that i promote is very clean and comply with google ads policies. I know google ads isn’t a big fan of affiliates, but I see quite a few affiliates running the same types of sites and offers on google, so I reckon I won’t have any issues there, as my site has over 2000 pages and very high engagement rate and social footprint. My main question, is how do affiliate marketers send conversions to Google ads when we can’t add the google ads/ google analytics tag on the merchant thank you page? Everything I find only talks about tracking outbound clicks, and some others recommend to use offline conversions. I’ve looked at some tracking platforms, but they only track one conversion goal, while the offers I promote have several (free trial, sale and up sales).
Not sure whether there are affiliate marketers here, but I’d rather ask AdWords professionals than affiliate marketers as the later seem to deal more with low quality traffic and the big affiliates on AdWords seem to be more agencies than solo affiliates.
Thanks!
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How can I track affiliate sales on AdWords?

Tracking affiliate sales on AdWords?
Hi everyone, so I am an affiliate marketer and I’ve been doing quite well getting organic traffic, and I want to branch out to build up a secondary traffic stream using AdWords. The vertical that i promote is very clean and comply with google ads policies. I know google ads isn’t a big fan of affiliates, but I see quite a few affiliates running the same types of sites and offers on google, so I reckon I won’t have any issues there, as my site has over 2000 pages and very high engagement rate and social footprint. My main question, is how do affiliate marketers send conversions to Google ads when we can’t add the google ads/ google analytics tag on the merchant thank you page? Everything I find only talks about tracking outbound clicks, and some others recommend to use offline conversions. I’ve looked at some tracking platforms, but they only track one conversion goal, while the offers I promote have several (free trial, sale and up sales).
Not sure whether there are affiliate marketers here, but I’d rather ask AdWords professionals than affiliate marketers as the later seem to deal more with low quality traffic and the big affiliates on AdWords seem to be more agencies than solo affiliates.
Thanks!
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Tracking affiliate sales on AdWords?

Hi everyone, so I am an affiliate marketer and I’ve been doing quite well getting organic traffic, and I want to branch out to build up a secondary traffic stream using AdWords. The vertical that i promote is very clean and comply with google ads policies. I know google ads isn’t a big fan of affiliates, but I see quite a few affiliates running the same types of sites and offers on google, so I reckon I won’t have any issues there, as my site has over 2000 pages and very high engagement rate and social footprint. My main question, is how do affiliate marketers send conversions to Google ads when we can’t add the google ads/ google analytics tag on the merchant thank you page? Everything I find only talks about tracking outbound clicks, and some others recommend to use offline conversions. I’ve looked at some tracking platforms, but they only track one conversion goal, while the offers I promote have several (free trial, sale and up sales).
Not sure whether there are affiliate marketers here, but I’d rather ask AdWords professionals than affiliate marketers as the later seem to deal more with low quality traffic and the big affiliates on AdWords seem to be more agencies than solo affiliates.
Thanks!
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would I have a chance with yet another travel blog?

My boyfriend and I travel a ton out of pocket (but frugally). I love seeing new places, new cultures and the attitudes of the people that make a place it's own. I love planning itineraries and doing travel research. Over the past year, many of my friends and family have come to me for travel advice. I was thinking of making a blog about my travels. Mainly it would be a travel and food blog (I currently have a recipe blog, and an instagram with 160 followers so far focusing on travel photos, and I would really prefer to just move them to one). I understand mixing genres is a little against the common suggestion of sticking to a niche, but part of my joys in travel and learning other cultures is the food, so I feel as if the two can easily relate. I would like to maybe set up a site quickly using squarespace, and incorporate adwords, affiliate marketing, maybe sell ebook itineraries, and hopefully gain sponsored posts or something similar down the road. I know this market is super saturated right now. In everyone's opinion, is this just a waste of time and money? I'm not looking to make a six figure income here, but I would like to atleast break even on the hosting fees.
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How can I track affiliate sales on AdWords?

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Tracking affiliate sales on AdWords.

Hi everyone, so I am an affiliate marketer and I’ve been doing quite well getting organic traffic, and I want to branch out to build up a secondary traffic stream using AdWords. The vertical that i promote is very clean and comply with google ads policies. I know google ads isn’t a big fan of affiliates, but I see quite a few affiliates running the same types of sites and offers on google, so I reckon I won’t have any issues there, as my site has over 2000 pages and very high engagement rate and social footprint. My main question, is how do affiliate marketers send conversions to Google ads when we can’t add the google ads/ google analytics tag on the merchant thank you page? Everything I find only talks about tracking outbound clicks, and some others recommend to use offline conversions. I’ve looked at some tracking platforms, but they only track one conversion goal, while the offers I promote have several (free trial, sale and up sales).
Not sure whether there are affiliate marketers here, but I’d rather ask AdWords professionals than affiliate marketers as the later seem to deal more with low quality traffic and the big affiliates on AdWords seem to be more agencies than solo affiliates.
Thanks!
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Some advice on setting up affiliate postback tracking on Adwords - Parallel tracking?

Hi all,
Quite new to setting up parallel tracking.
Basically my Final URL is : gamingsite.com but my tracking URL starts with trackingtemplate.com
How do I set up parallel tracking to circumvent the destination mismatch?
Thanks!!
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Hey /forhire,
I'm currently crushing an 8-week full-stack web development bootcamp 'Lighthouse labs' that wraps up at the end of October.
I have 2-years of digital marketing experience. (SEO, Adwords, Affiliate)
My hat usually is not quite white but not totally black.
Here's my portfolio: Casey.works
*The site above represents the extent of my web development knowledge when I started the bootcamp two weeks ago. You can find a link to my Linkedin on the site.
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How to Set up Your first Google AdWords Campaign in 2020 ||Affiliate mar...

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Do you do any paid marketing (facebook, pinterest, SEM, ads) for your Etsy listings? If so, what kind?

Just curious if anyone here is paying to market Etsy items, outside of Etsy. Are you using StoreWoot? Adsense? Adwords? Affiliate links? Something else?
I'd love to know what your experience has been, good or bad, with whatever services you're using.
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Does the opt-in form strategy really solve problems?

I stumbled on this squeeze page the other day: http://www.yourincomepotential.com/ppc-adwords/adwords-affiliate-slap-defeated.html
We all know that Adwords tracks pages that directly links to affiliate offers (which I think they tend to close an eye for certain models, like coupon sites -- but that's for another discussion). If a landing page has a direct link to an affiliate offer, it qualifies as a bridge page and hence get disapproved.
But what I find interesting, is that if you build an email list OR if a "review" on a landing page is split into 2 pages, then it cloaks its intent, and slips through the Adwords cracks. I may agree with the email list, but the 2 page split? Not sure..
All discussions welcome.
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Does the opt-in form strategy really solve problems?

I stumbled on this squeeze page the other day: http://www.yourincomepotential.com/ppc-adwords/adwords-affiliate-slap-defeated.html
We all know that Adwords tracks pages that directly links to affiliate offers (which I think they tend to close an eye for certain models, like coupon sites -- but that's for another discussion). If a landing page has a direct link to an affiliate offer, it qualifies as a bridge page and hence get disapproved.
But what I find interesting, is that if you build an email list OR if a "review" on a landing page is split into 2 pages, then it cloaks its intent, and slips through the Adwords cracks. I may agree with the email list, but the 2 page split? Not sure..
All discussions welcome.
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Is it worth to use Adwords to drive traffic to 'Top 10' Laisticle Affiliate Post?

Hi guys, What are your take and experience to driving traffics using adwords to you Top 10 listing articles? Have you done this before? Is it profitable to use adwords? May i know a great reading about this topic that you know of? Cheers! 
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Is it worth to use Adwords to drive traffic to 'Top 10' Laisticle Affiliate Post?

Hi guys,
What are your take and experience to driving traffics using adwords to you Top 10 listing articles?
Have you done this before? Is it profitable to use adwords?
May i know a great reading about this topic that you know of?
Thanks
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Question Re: Our Charity Wants to Sell Affiliate Products (Using Our Adwords Grant)...

Our children's charity has been accepted for an Adwords Grant (allowing for a $10,000 budget per month -- as long as the CPC is $2 or less).
According to Adwords, we CAN sell affiliate products on our website -- but the transaction must take place entirely within our website -- ie, no clicking to an affiliate program page (or virtually anywhere else) to complete the transaction.
Are there any affiliate programs that allow for 100% in-site completion of the sale (per the Adwords restrictions above)? If not, does anyone know of a way to set up our website so that we can accomplish this?
Also: The only payment processor they'll let us use is PayPal and they make an exception for them -- in that the buyer can click to the PayPal payment page.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.
Edit: I'm wondering if the only way to meet Adwords requirements would be to sell for each vendor directly, and not use an affiliate program?
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How To Promote CPA Affiliate Marketing Offers Using Google ADwords and B...

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Anyone still doing affiliate marketing via Adwords?

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