7Search – Matt’s Review & Case Study
What Is 7Search
Howdy peeps, today I’ve got a little case study 7 review that I’ve been putting together over the past couple days on using 7Search. If you haven’t heard of 7Search yet, it’s what we’d call a 2nd tier search engine. They don’t have the kind of traffic that Google, Yahoo & Bing have but they’re quite a bit cheaper as far as paying for clicks goes. All together I think I paid about $20 for the traffic that I received which amounts to about $.07 or 7 cents a click.
What I Promoted On 7Search
I did this case study & campaign kind of on accident. I found a keyword that was getting a decent amount of traffic on 7Search & decided that I was going to test out the waters with an e-mail submit. Now it’s a good idea to have some other offers in mind because a lot of times you can end up making a lot more money promoting other offers that pay out something like $27 for a purchase VS. the $1-$2 a simple e-mail or zip submit will pay out.
I really wish I could go into more detail here about what I was promoting but with my findings which I’m going to tell you a little bit about here I’ve decided to keep this campaign going. With the cost of the traffic I was getting I really don’t think I can’t end up making money in the long run.
What Kind Of Traffic Did I Get With 7Search?
I ran a couple little campaigns here, as you can see in the picture I received 146 clicks from 2.5k impressions on one and I received 108 clicks from 16k impressions @ an average of $0.07 or 7 cents a click. That’s some pretty darn cheap traffic, especially when they’re telling you what they’re looking for.
Did I make Any Money With 7Search?
How about the important part of this whole case study on 7Search, finding out if I made any money so you can too! Yea, unfortunately I didn’t make any money, although I found out why. I was getting the shizzle scrubbed outa my leads to the e-mail submit. One of the many things that will drive a person nuts when it comes to marketing online. Here’s what my affiliate account showed I was making. You’ll have to click the picture to enlarge it.
If you’ll notice the picture you’ll probably see that I obviously ran traffic 3 different ways, I direct linked which is super easy, I created a simple landing page & then I created a squeeze page to get some e-mails myself. This is what really torked me off, I ended up with enough CONFIRMED optins to my Aweber account running traffic to one of the crappiest looking squeeze pages I’ve ever made to completely pay for the traffic that I was running. That’s why I say I was getting the crappola scrubbed outa me. Take a look for yourself.
Well, as you can see above I was getting quite a few optins from this traffic, especially since I ran this towards the end. What I plan on doing now is simply building a list & marketing a few different products that have higher payouts to them. This means I will need to do a lot more work but actually knowing that these are real people that are searching on 7search for products & services is really encouraging. It’s simply my job as a marketer to sell them on something & hopefully make some money for myself as well.
Have I Actually Made Any Money With 7search?
I’ve made a little bit of $$$$ with 7search on some other campaigns but they were small, not scalable and the margin was extremely low. I see some other people saying it’s nothing but crap traffic in the forums and I’ve also seen other people say they’re making good money with 7search. I think this next campaign I setup is going to end up being very profitable but only time will tell, if you’re curious about it make sure you signup for my newsletter or just like me on FB (I haven’t sent out a single e-mail yet so don’t worry about getting your inbox crammed with me trying to sell you on something).
Should You Use 7search?
From what I’ve found I think 7Search is good traffic to simply build up a list, just tossing up an offer and direct linking I have found to almost never work but there’s always a chance. I have made money with direct linking to e-mail & zip submit offers but it’s never really been consistent. I think it’s definitely a great way to get started with internet marketing and I think it will help teach you how to optimize your campaigns without having to spend very much money as well. Either way, if you haven’t given 7search a try I think you definitely should.