On the AuctionAds blog there is a nice post written by one of the staff writers about taking the “10 day challenge” with AuctionAds. Basically the challenge is to run AuctionAds in addition to whatever your running now and see how the earnings stack up comparatively by June 1. Also you get a free $5 added for your account just for trying it.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

29 thoughts on “AuctionAds 10 Day Challenge”
  1. Did the code change for auction ads? My site that did 30k impressions last month has done only 1000 this month, and the ads are no longer behind shown on that site?

  2. On my naruto site that gets ALOT of hits I put auction ads against adsense, I earned 10$ from adsense and 0$ on auction ads so I took it off… THEN I check beck a day or two later and I’ve made about 35$! Now I put it up all the time 😛 It’s really great.

  3. I must admit. I haven’t used AuctionAds yet, but that is enough to make me make the leap.

    You have a new customer.

  4. Oh that is good. The $5 earnings will push me above the $10 minimum payout, so I’ll see my first green from A.A. with this offer. Woohoo!

  5. 10 days? meh… You said that you only would test a network for 1 day for ringtones to see how they do. Now you’re saying 10 days for your program. You’re wishy washy at best.

  6. Ringtones would be promoted by PPC and give instant results. The user would click through, buy and you would see cash. Auctions tend to end several days later and that is when you know what commissions you have got. Also someone could click through and not buy that day but several days later.

    I dont see any wishy washyness there at all 🙂

  7. So I suppose the $5 challenge does not apply to existing AuctionAds customers does it?
    Bloody impatience, I knew I should have waited a bit 🙂

  8. Me too, I just signed up five days ago. But the system is not converting very well for German speaking sites anyway.

  9. I’ll be sure to give it a try soon. I believe it can convert very well for people that know how to do so.

  10. Hi Shoe

    I would have loved to get involved in Auction Ads. I applied as required and got a patronising email back saying my site was not worthy of having AA grace its pages. My site is a well liked and visited sport blog with no adult content, sensible postings and a great target market. Not one of the reasons cited in the automated AA email were relevant to my site and to list a whole load of reasons and just say ‘it might be one or more of these’ is lame. Guess I will stick to google adsense and when I am big enough and AA ask to come on my site, I’ll take great pleasure in saying no.

  11. I tried Auction Ads for about six weeks on my blog. I got LOTS of clicks, but zero conversions. I think people are very interested in the concept and the targeting of related products is great.

    Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for my blog. I am interested to hear from people on what website models (forums, blogs, shopping sites, etc…) convert well for Auction Ads.

  12. I think you have a great product here, BUT can your clientele trust that you won’t take their ideas and:

    A) Use it for your own personal gain
    B) Post it all over your infamous site because you can’t keep it in like you have notoriously done in the past?

    I think trust goes a long way with relationships. How can you help me trust AuctionAds and your products?

  13. auctionads is definitely worth a try. I use it and i am glad i do! 🙂

  14. Damn, I just signed up like 2 days ago and I could’ve gotten $5! Anyway, I am impressed with the performance of AuctionAds. I’m not rollin in cash, but it’s at least getting clicks.

  15. I got the invite email, but was unsure if it would be worth trying. How is the money with this, anyone making any?

  16. It’s all about the auction model. Someone may bid now, but you don’t get paid until the transaction is complete, and that person gets a cookie for 30 days. The more clicks you get, the more likely you are to get money down the road.

  17. Besides, Jeremy gets enough ringtone traffic that he can tell in a matter of hours if an offer is going to pan out or not. Most of us don’t get that type of volume.

  18. We’ve done alright with it. It’s not making our month by any stretch of the imagination, but then again we sell products and only show ads when we don’t have something people search for.

  19. Hmmm… Not a lot of auctionable products in my niche, so I’m not sure how they’d work. Probably not too well.

  20. So is auctionads broke even yet? it doesn’t seem like it would take an excessive amount of capital to make a product like that.

  21. I signed up and dropped in the code on the 15th of May … cleverly (as usual) missing out on the $5 prize … what else is new.

    So far I’m not impressed … on a cooking blog with 300 plus daily uniques the click through rate is less than the mediocre ads Google is serving … the targeting and quality of the eBay merchandise is better than I hoped for, but after 8 days we are a big fat $0.00 … we don’t mak emuch on this site from AdSense but certainly more than zero … perhaps some of the auctions that were clicked on will still convert.

  22. Keep in mind – it takes a lottle time to really get rolling. People bid on the auctions, which can take as many as 10 days to complete. So you may have drawn clicks that you havent been credited for just yet. Give it some time. Is this for every niche? No. No advertising program is. But, this can be a fantastic resource IMO.

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