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Hmmm…Iframe?

Against my better judgment, I’m going to try taking a new approach with some of my landing pages.

You may remember a certain campaign I was complaining about a couple of weeks ago. Basically, I was irritated that there was an extra page between my landing page and the advertiser’s sales page, causing 97% of the traffic that I sent to them to wander off in boredom. If you can’t visualize that, it looked like this:

My awesome landing page (hey, that sounds good) –>Their redundant landing page (hmm, I’m pretty sure I already read thi…OOH A SHINY THING) –>Sales page (where’d everybody go?)

They wouldn’t let me direct-link to the sales page, so I dropped the campaign. Still, with only 3% of the traffic I sent them converting, the campaign was almost profitable. See why I was so hesitant to drop them?

Anyway, I was bored at work tonight, so I decided to try something new: Take my landing page out of the picture and go straight to theirs. No, I’m not talking about a redirect, I’m talking about an iframe. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, and iframe is a piece of code that lets you stick another web page right in the middle of your web page. Take a look at this code (tags removed from ‘iframe’ and ‘/iframe’ because Wordpress hates HTML):

iframe src=”your-referral-url”
width=”100%”
height=”100%”
frameborder=”0″
/iframe

If you were to put that code on your site, the iframe would fill 100% of the available space with the site you linked to. In other words, it would make your site look like theirs. The bonus here is that people sometimes don’t trust redirects, so you’re saving some lost traffic. Anyway, I set that up earlier tonight (with my invisible tracking pixel of course), and started new campaigns on Google, MSN, and Yahoo. I’ll run it for a few days, and then decide whether or not to keep going. I’m hoping that taking out an extra step in the conversion process will cause more people to sign up. I’m also curious to see which search engine gives me the most conversions.

Anyway, that’s just something I thought I’d share. Keep in mind that I’m still quite a newbie at affiliate marketing, so for those of you out there who are more experienced, please, don’t laugh too much.

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2 Responses to “Hmmm…Iframe?”

  1. Udkl Says:

    Just dont forget that search ngines dont like frames and they arent good for the SEO ….

  2. Jason Says:

    Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!

    Oh shit… I’m a newbie too :razz:

    Seems pretty smart, would help preventing the ugly affiliate string you get after a redirect.. I’m gonna try it :)

    Cheers!

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