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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    Can someone explain exactly what the merchant means by the below? Thanks. Kind of a NOOB question I'm sure, but hey, I'm a NOOB...

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> A special note on keyword buys: At this time we do not allow affiliates to buy keywords on behalf of Pxxxx and drive customers directly to We do however encourage you to promote Pxxxxx through keyword buys that drive customers to your own webpage. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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    January 18th, 2005
    He's talking about PPC (pay-per-click)advertising, such as Google AdWords, where you bid for popular search terms, and your text ad is displayed as a sponsored link at the top right of the search results. Every time someone clicks on your ad, you pay Google whatever you bid for that keyword or search term.

    This merchant is saying you can't use PPC ads to send customers directly to his merchant website.

    (Some merchants allow this and others don't.)

    You can use PPC to send people to your own affiliate website, then they can click through to the merchant (and set your cookie) if they want to.

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    Newbie Affiliate Ian's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Hey Kevin,

    To me this means that the merchant does not allow you to buy keywords and point the clicks directly to their website. However, you are allowed to buy keywords and point traffic to land on your own site. At least that is how I would interpret it.

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