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    A Real *and* Darn Cool Member! lstolze's Avatar
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    Promgirl Ripping Me Off?
    Does anyone have any experience with them?

    I have been promoting them for two prom seasons now. This year, my Google ranking for prom stuff has rocketed, and my clickthroughs for Promgirl are great. The problem? NO SALES showing, for Promgirl only. Other merchants in that niche are showing sales, so I find it hard to believe that a merchant I have been heavily promoting, is doing nothing.

    I am about two seconds away from ripping them down unless someone can tell me it's just me....

    TIA for any comments.

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    I bet Adsense is paying good for that kind of traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    I bet Adsense is paying good for that kind of traffic.
    That is just embarassing for a merchant to be so disrespectful of their own sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHoff
    That is just embarassing for a merchant to be so disrespectful of their own sales.
    Are we already assuming?

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    "That is just embarassing for a merchant to be so disrespectful of their own sales."

    What do you mean?

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    I ran them for awhile and had no sales either, it seemed odd to me, so I yanked them. Maybe they just don't convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    "That is just embarassing for a merchant to be so disrespectful of their own sales."

    What do you mean?
    Adsense at the bottom of every page? I wouldn't send my traffic to a merchant that is in it for an ad buck instead of converting my sales.

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    Too bad you didn't post this yesterday. I just bought something from Promgirl and I would have gladly done a test purchase from one of your links.



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    A Real *and* Darn Cool Member! lstolze's Avatar
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    Bummer.

    I don't see adsense on their site. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lstolze
    Does anyone have any experience with them?

    I have been promoting them for two prom seasons now. This year, my Google ranking for prom stuff has rocketed, and my clickthroughs for Promgirl are great. The problem? NO SALES showing, for Promgirl only. Other merchants in that niche are showing sales...
    I'm seeing same scenario for two seasons, too. Great Google ranking, targeted traffic is good, no Promgirl sales, other merchants selling from same pages. Replacement merchants have been hard to find in this category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lstolze
    Bummer.

    I don't see adsense on their site. Am I missing something?
    It is well integrated -- same colors as their normal links. It is on the bottom of every single page; from the home page to product pages to their content. Maybe you're logged in and they only show it to guests?

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    Oh didn't see that. I meant Lisa should throw up some Adsense in place of the Promgirl links, probably would make some decent money.

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    A Real *and* Darn Cool Member! lstolze's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHoff
    It is well integrated -- same colors as their normal links. It is on the bottom of every single page; from the home page to product pages to their content. Maybe you're logged in and they only show it to guests?
    Huh....well, I don't see it in Firefox. So this may mean somehow it hides it if the customer is referred (I clicked over from my aff link)... I'm not a technical person, and don't know if that is possible, so someone will tell me if not.

    I DO see it when I open in a browser I never use - Konqueror (running Linux). And if my scenario is not possible, then I'm dumping them like the nerd next door.

    EDIT - Okay, I just used my link in that new browser, and I still see the ads. I 'think' I have an ad block set up in Firefox, which is why I don't see it. Now I will say that on all the pages I've clicked, it looks like it's only a limo ad - at least for me. It seems to be based on my location.

    Can someone please let me know what ads they are seeing...?
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    I'll play...I see Adsense ads for Prom Dresses and All The Dresses.

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    There are adsense ads at the bottom, PLUS a phone number at the top of the page, says we'll beat any price - call us!

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    Where is Mike (ecomcity) when I need a good lashing for promoting a leaky merchant?? **smacks head**

    Guess I've got some work to do....
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    Yep adsense at the bottom of all the product pages.
    I saw an ad for another evening/prom gown siteand an ad for custom tailoring.
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    I'd just ditch them (actually I did a few years ago).

    There's no reason why they shouldn't convert well; good stuff, good selection, prices are OK.

    There's no reason to keep sending traffic if it's not paying off.

    You're better off promoting a limited number of merchants with a limited selection, in conjunction with Adsense, than wasting your hard-won traffic on a merchant that is not producing anything for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore61103
    There are adsense ads at the bottom, PLUS a phone number at the top of the page, says we'll beat any price - call us!
    And a Live Chat on the left. Do you think they ask who referred you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lstolze
    Where is Mike (ecomcity) when I need a good lashing for promoting a leaky merchant?? **smacks head**

    Guess I've got some work to do....
    Mike & Charlie suggest you contact Dress merchants who target your visitors. These can easily be talked into activating their built-in affiliate management S/W within their nifty shopping cart. Think Indy drooling over real value-add targeted traffic... http://www.victoriaglenn.com/See_our...resses_s/3.htm
    http://www.shopforbridal.com/Bridesmaid_Dresses_s/3.htm

    Then again you can buy dresses cheap and sell them your self from you own cart/ecatalog... http://www.apparelshowroom.com/14_CC...30505-blue.htm $40 for 6 dresses leaves lots of opportunity for profit... lacy snott rags cost more then these beauties
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    They also have LivePerson

    hmmmm...

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    thought I had a couple of graphic links on my sites but can't seem to find them in order to check them out . . . but I do have one text link to a page of theirs with plus size prom dresses. nothing out of the ordinary there.

    right now the "more info" links there are going to a database error page only.

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    They also have LivePerson
    Which was enough to stop all LV sales for a year, though that one was aggressive.

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    I had the same problem with them last Prom season - hundreds of clicks and no sales. In fact, I have not shown one single sale for them and decided to drop them in favor of another merchant a while back. Something is just not right with them, and I'm pleased to see that others are having the same problem and that it was not just me.

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    What do you expect. The LS merchant or Linkshare AM team to come out and tell you their cart sales don't track during prime time sales season. Go Indy or fight JC Pennies bombing the SERPs and PPCSE traffic.
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