A World Of Profitable Traffic Outside Of Google

Google Adwords represents just a small fraction of all the advertising traffic that is available on the Internet.  If affiliates took the time to understand other pay per click search engines, pay per view traffic, media buys and the many other methods of traffic generation, they could build an affiliate empire without Google Adwords.

I have created a short video that will show you how you can start making money in just a few hours using a second tier PPC search engine that doesn’t have a rigid quality score criteria and allows direct linking.

This is the lazy affiliate’s dream traffic source to work with.

Watch the video below:

The key to start making money is to take action.  I am grateful that they are a search engine that actually treats their advertisers with respect and makes the advertising experience much more pleasant.

Click Here To Join 7Search

Are you listening Google?

I welcome your comments on this video.

Cheers

Gauher Chaudhry

80 comments

  1. Gaj

    Hi Gauher,

    I have been testing it lately, it is giving really good ROI as compared to google and best part is they provide really good support with real personal help.

    Thought of sharing this with your audience.

    Thanks
    -Gaj
    http://superstarsmarketing.com

  2. beth

    I’m happy to test out any option that would allow me to eventually be rid of Google Adwords. They treat their advertisers like dirt and they get away with it because they are number #1 by far! I’m hopeful that one day Google will fall from the top and they will deserve it! Thanks Gauher!

  3. Hey Gauher,

    Good Stuff – 7search is a good search engine , but again they are not world class like google – so you may have a great campaign on google and it may convert like crazy & you use the same ad on 7Search and 500 clicks later nothing… With that said, it comes down to finding the right offer and matching it with the right network.

    But,make no mistake with the networks like 7Search listed below you don’t have to worry about direct linking and google content, CTR & LPQ policy and rules.

    Other search engines to consider along with 7 search.

    adbrite
    looksmart
    miva
    kanoodle
    and my favorite from the major networks MSN & yahoo

    Best Chris J
    MinuteMan- Boston, MA

  4. I tried 7search about 5 years ago and didn’t have much luck with conversions either.

    However, I know a lot more about PPC now so perhaps my luck would be better.

  5. I would like to say something here.
    I have seen a lot of them braging about the success they had. but all this doesn’t help if you dont use domain masking to protect your earning.
    one advice gadget and widgets are hot. I get 7 million page vieuw only with gadget. with site it’s more difficult to get that targeted taraffic.

  6. Doug

    Ditto to those who tried 7search in the past with poor results. Its true, thanks to guys like Gauher, we know more now than then. And just maybe 7search does also. ;>)
    Doug

  7. Simon

    Thanks Gauher, seems worth exploring.

    Google is a fricken pain in the ass.

  8. Hi Gauher,

    This is extremely valuable information, as you consistently provide.

    I do not have a “real” website yet so I don’t see how I can apply to any CPA networks.

    I do have a Clickbank acct. and have promoted several offers using Web2.0 articles, etc.

    I would love to jump in and try some campaigns with Clickbank offers but I’m know very little about PPC and am afraid I’d be just throwing my money away.

    Is it possible to make any money with Clickbank offers on the 2nd tier search engines and do you offer any courses in PPC which could get me going?

    Also, do you have any suggestions as to how I can start to build credibility to be accepted in some CPA networks?

    Thank You Gauher for all you do and the valuable content that you share!

    George Ouellette

  9. I had given up on PPC. I had tried alternatives to G like Ask, but that traffic was just garbage. I was unaware that 7 search would work but now will definitely try it. Great tip, thanks.

  10. I have also tried 7Search. They seem to have low volume and poor conversions. The same with AdBrite but with good volume. Still looking for that goldmine online marketing startegy. Google sux!

  11. beth

    This is probably a dumb question but where exactly is the 7Search search engine? When I visit 7search.com I’m on a page discussing advertising opportunities. Where do customers who are searching actually find this search engine?

  12. Eskay

    I’ve used 7Search with tremendous success. Excellent search engine, nice people to work with.

  13. Frederick Bland

    The truth is i rather have high converting traffic then a ton of non coveting traffic .
    I learn that lesson with ppv.

    Great video

    Guess i need to get going on this

    thanks Gauher

  14. Mak

    Thanks Gauher, i was looking for another source to test and was looking at looksmart and will test 7search now.

  15. Rob

    Thank you for the video Gauher.
    I have taken action and tried this out.
    I am just sending traffic to my own site for now to see how it goes.
    Is there a way to track the keywords on my own destination URL, the ###KEYWORD### thing doesn’t seem to work unless it is added by a CPA network with an affiliate ID?
    Thank again
    Regards
    Robert

  16. Doug

    Hey Gauher, your video is exactly the right message at the right moment for a lot of us. I started this morning feeling bleak due to my Google Adwords account situation and now I feel hopeful. Thanks again!

    – Doug

  17. Darwin

    Gauher,

    Great video, I couldn’t see when you extended the link and put the keyword in, where exactly does that go? And did you use {} or [] or is it different for each network or search engine?

    Thanks,
    Darwin

  18. John Hughes

    Awesome video Gauher!

    I had tried 7search once too a few years back, but was still a newbie then and knew nothing about tracking so I didn’t make anythiong profitable then.

    I am definitely going to give them another look though.

    Thanks,

    John

    P.S. You said at the end of the video that you have been having success with clicksor aswell. I’m sure I’m not just speaking for myself when i say it would be awesome if you did something like this on them aswell. You could add it to the PPCF modules maybe.

  19. Hi Beth to answer your question 7Search doesn’t have a search engine so much as “partners.” For example here’s a partial list of some of those partners…

    # Kijiji.com & Kijiji.ca (eBay Search)
    # TheFreeDictionary.com
    # FindItQuick.com
    # Pageseeker.com
    # Local.com
    # Clicksor.com
    # Oversee.net
    # Inexplorer.com
    # AdMarketPlace.com
    # Sagoon.com
    # Usefulresults.com
    # Turbo10.com
    # Kontera.com
    # ValidShield.com
    # MediaTraffic.com

    Now you may notice a few ppv companies on there. I was surprised too. But I live in the same city and they ARE easy people to work with and this is only a few of the sources on a long list they gave me, so I keep trying to make their traffic work for that reason alone.

    Around Nov of 2008 I decided to try get conversions with
    -ABC.com (now called Adverstise.com not AdvertisING.com)
    -Findology
    -7Search.com

    My results after 6 months and several hundred dollars (EACH!) were pretty awful. I DID figure out a way to make money using their traffic, but the amount of work it took to filter their crappy sources wasn’t worth it. How I miss by beloved (now gone) GoClick.com. Ironically, that’s the strategy to make ppv work, so I’m back to filtering anyway. But 7 can be made to work at least.

    So around March-April of 2009 I went back to Yahoo and MSN. Lot of “clunky” problems, but at least the traffic is real. But I managed to get Yahoo to change a LOT of their polices a few weeks ago. I wrote a long, boring, blog post about that. Kinda like how long and boring this comment is….

  20. Greg

    Gauher:

    Thanks. Thanks a lot. Everytime I turn around, you expose another tidbit of my info, another secret source I use, another trick I’ve learned over the years. Why don’t you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice in it while your at it?

    Rob, the ###keyword### thing is just to be able to put keywords into your title and ad copy, it’s not for tracking at all. Once you log in to your account, go to: https://7search.com/scripts/advertiser/v3/conversiontrackingsetup.aspx
    and it will explain conversion tracking.

  21. Hi John,

    Much more detailed videos with regards to 7search, Clicksor, Looksmart, etc will be added to the PPCF members area shortly.

    Thanks.
    Gauher

  22. Hi Darwin,

    You simple append ###KEYWORD### (must use all capitals) at the end of you affiliate URL where you place the subid.

    Cheers
    Gauher

  23. Thanks Gauher! I have gotten two coupons
    (each $100)from Google and still been having trouble with getting my campaigns going. Maybe they don’t want my business! It helps to know of more search engines and how to go about.

  24. Ed

    Hi Gauher

    Mate you are AWESOME….I am just starting out and I thank you for being the only person who is Genuine and Generous in every thing you do and share.
    I have poor eye sight and even with my glasses on I found it difficult to view the video so I just listened to the audio as it played.
    Is there an icon on the screen you can point me to enable full screen to help me view the video as this would help me out a lot.
    Thank you HEAPS in advance.
    Cheers
    Ed

  25. Doug

    Hey Gauher, it would be great if you added those videos to the PPVF members area as well 🙂

  26. Thanks Gauher for sharing some valuable information. Much appreciated.

  27. Thank you for the video about 7search Gauher. I have not done any PPC yet, only SEO and have wanted to try it. This may be a start for me. I copied the link to your video and will be watching it again.

  28. They don’t seem to enfore this rule. A simple workaround is to simply iframe the CPA offer on your own web site if this ever does become an issue.

  29. Dear Gauher,
    Thanks for a detailed video. I sure learnt a lot just watching the video and learned some new tricks from you. Google Adwords has for sure consumed a lot of my money on PPC.
    Great information.

  30. Thank Gauher, nice video and got me excited about 7 search again

  31. Hello Gauher

    Its been a long time and a long haul at least for me any way.
    But great to see your post.

    Hope family is great – My best to them.

    Many thanks for that very detailed video.
    Especially the nitty gritty but important way to manage the keywords and bidding.

    I have come across them but never took them seriously before.
    Thats going to change soon.

    Thanks

    Take care

  32. Nope. But they don’t seem to be enforcing the “own the domain” rule.

  33. David

    Hey Gauher,

    Being new to IM……I appreciate your real-to- the-point video.

    Thanks.

    David

  34. Bamboumi

    Thank you very much Gauher for the video and all the tips.

  35. Really appreciate the practical lesson and the information you have shared. It does lift the spirits a bit to know that a search engine has a practical approach to doing business without us having to jump through hoops to achieve a profit.
    Your step by step video is easy to follow and much appreciated Gauher.Thank you.

    Cheers
    Bonnie

  36. Hi Gauher,

    Glad to see that 7Search has upgraded their system. I used them several times in the last few years with little to no success. Google has always worked well for me. Although I have not been banned by them, I think 7Search is worth taking a third look at. Thank you.

    Kevin

  37. Thank you so much for sharing this info. Actually, I am thinking about get rid of Google and find other ways to drive traffic to my CPA offers. This looks really good and I am going to try it.

  38. Disaster! It does not work for me as I am in South Africa. I was very keen to try it. I can’t even open their site.

    Read somewhere it’s only for English speaking countries…
    Gauher would you like to comment please.

  39. Dear Gaugher,

    Thanks once again for sharing this wonderful video to speed track anybody’s entry into PPC. Well Done and Great!

    Sheigar

  40. Thanks Gauher for showing how to be profitable with 7Search.
    I tried it when I first started PPC marketing but I didn’t track the traffic properly. Appreciate your tip on filtering out bad traffic.
    Look forward to more info on non-Google stuff.

  41. Thank you for this thorough reviewon 7search, Gauher! We appreciate the recommendation and I would like to offer my assistance to any potential 7search clients on this blog.

    Please feel free to contact Cleo Betancourt at:

    email: cleo@7search.com
    telephone: 1-773-283-0086 x6906
    twitter: twitter.com/askppc
    facebook: facebook.com/cleo.7search

    I will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

  42. Gauher, I’d like to learn everything there is learn about ppv and media buying, can you assist me with this task?

    Regards,
    Bob

  43. I’m going to re-think my 7-Search Campaigns!

    Thanks,
    Bob

  44. Das

    Thanks Gauher:

    The video was very focussed and helpful.

    I really appreciate all of your effforts

    G. Das
    *******

  45. Annie Low

    If you want an alternative to google, check out adMarketplace. Their new self-serve publisher platform was just released which includes their new flash ad tag cloud which won an award for innovation at DOMAINfest.

    Check it out!
    Yahoo! News:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100202/bs_prweb/prweb3531064

  46. Hi Gauher,

    Good video. Tried putting the ###KEYWORD### in the tracking ID for my Clickbank link, but says that is invalid tracking ID format…any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Mtn Jim

  47. Jana

    This is great info! However, Clickbank won’t take any characters in the tid except numbers or letters so they won’t take the “###”. Any way around that?

  48. As always your videos are outstanding and your knowledge is beyond. Thanks for sharing this.

    Best regards

    Terje Sannarnes

  49. Gary

    Amazing. I learn more from your FREE stuff than I do from most guru’s paid stuff. I dub thee “People’s Guru”. You’re a guru with a heart and a business savvy to match. Thank you.

  50. Michael Steinberg

    Thanks for the leg up on this Gauher. I have a couple of questions:

    1) Shouldn’t you abide by the CPA Merchants restrictions if any? Such as possibly ‘No direct linking’; ‘keyword restrictions’

    Is it possible you might not get paid by the merchant if you violate TOS?

    2) In your video, you say to filter out the bad traffic. Then you said something that didn’t come through clear on my headset…”The key is to learn how to pass keyword???ins, traffic???ins, and partner???ins in order to eliminate the fraudulent or poor quality traffic and keep legitimate traffic”… I couldn’t understand those three words, or…how to filter out the bad traffic. Would you please explain? Thanks Gauher…
    Michael Steinberg

  51. Dustin

    Great video…

    However I set up 2 campaigns already and I’m not having much luck. I’m getting impressions, something like 2000+ over two days but not a single CLICK =/

    I thought my ads were pretty good (since I took the top appearing ads on Adwords and tweaked them). Any suggestions on actually getting the click? Average rank for my KW’s is 2.5, so I know they’re showing.

    Dustin

  52. John Hughes

    Jana said:

    “This is great info! However, Clickbank won’t take any characters in the tid except numbers or letters so they won’t take the “###”. Any way around that?”

    if you put the ###KEYWORD### on the end of your clickbank link in the destination url for your ad it will work just fine. Your right that clickbank doesn’t accept ### but you have to remember that 7search is going to dynamically append the keyword that triggered the click/conversion in place of ###KEYWORD### so your actual links won’t have the ###KEYWORD### in them when someone clicks on your ad.

    For example you put your link in the destination url:

    http://xxxxxx.hop.clickbank.net?tid=###KEYWORD###

    you bid on the keyword red shoes and someone searches for red shoes on 7search, sees your ad and clicks. When they click 7search will replace ###KEYWORD### with ‘red shoes’

    http://xxxxxx.hop.clickbank.net?tid=red shoes

    know when you look at your reports in clickbank you will see red shoes and not ###KEYWORD###

    Hope this helps,

    John

  53. Hi Gauher,
    Thanks for the video! I learn some new stuffs here. Seriously, I can’t believe we give this information out for free, thanks again, you’re the man! You just give me some directions on what should I do to improve my online income. I have never tried 7Search.com before but I will definitely give it a tried. I won’t say any bad thing about Google here ‘coz that’s the way they do business. Honestly, what they are trying to do is just to provide a good user experience to the people. I think that’s good intention. I am OK with that, it’s ok, I will just switch to other PPC companies, there are tones of them. This is a free world and free market. I don’t like this I just go and pick the others. I am not worry and hope you guys are not to worry too. 🙂

    AFFILIATE MARKETING WILL NEVER DIE!!!

    Rick
    From Penang, Malaysia.

  54. Ken

    Hey Gauher,

    Thanks for the egging me on to take a look at this video, I am happy that I did. I had almost given up on ppc eventhough I know that would be a mistake.

    Google banned my account a few weeks ago and I am mad as hell…. The way I look at this whole picture is from a great old proverb ( He who sits at the top shall one day feel the point) and I hope that day comes soon.

    I am going to give the 7seventh a try and hope for the better. Thanks a bunch…..

  55. Hi Gaugher:

    I am impressed indeed with you generosity in providing this information

    … obviously from a giant store of knowledge and experience.

    Its most appreciated indeed and I shall be back to further comment on my experience after trying it out.

    Best regards,
    Wesley

  56. Alan

    Gauher

    Great material as always. Thanks for sharing.

    As others have asked above, I’m also wondering if there’s a way to pass the 7Search keyword variable when direct linking to Clickbank products. I’ve got an idea I’m going to try but I don’t think it’s going to work. I’ll check back if it does.

    Thanks,
    Alan

  57. I noticed that you said that 7search allows direct linking. Their advertising terms says this:

    Site Ownership

    7Search advertisers must own the website submitted for placement and be able to verify ownership.

  58. Gauher

    Great video, I have never heard of 7search before. Will take a look and get started soon.
    Thanks for the information, mush appreciated and may it keep coming.

  59. Nicholas

    Greatly appreciate your providing this valuable education about using pay per click advertising with second tier search engines. This information is very much needed – especially at this time.

  60. Bill

    I tried signing up with 7search as soon as I watched the video. I am unable to get past the first sign up step. Has anyone else had this problem? I left an email with them but have had no reply.

  61. Hi Gauher,

    Thank You I tried all kind of PPC strategy with little budget,Since October I bought several products Nothing worked out well.Your 7 search PPC strategy help me make $40.00 dollars in one night. I spent 24 dollars and make almost $65.00.Thanks a million.

    Sudip Majumdar
    Joshua Creek,Oakville

  62. Bill

    On Monday the sign up system worked fine. I started my first campaign on Tuesday with seven keywords for one CB product. By the end of the day I had seven hundred plus impressions with seven clicks. This is my first experience with ppc, and if nothing else it’s a great way to learn without spending alot of money. You always learn so much more when you actually do the thing with real$ on the line. Thanks, Gauher. By the way, I’m a total newbie.

  63. Ian

    Awesome Gauher,
    I have just put up 4 campaigns in about an hour, i’ve been signed up with hydra for a while but never really understood where to go with it.

    This looks like the good old days are back again except it’s bye bye google, hello alternatives.

    Cheers
    Ian

    Onwards and Upwards Everyone

  64. Hello Gauher.

    I have read that most people run out of advertising money before their website makes any!

    I went to 7search and did what you said.(taking action)

    I didn’t know what I was doing so I started out with a small bid (Learning by doing)

    Then I went and watched your video again 2x.
    Up ed my bid and key words.(following thru)
    so far I have 530 788 impressions
    441 clicks to my website.
    $95.00 cost of advertising.

    Thanks
    Byron
    http://www.wealthfast2000.com

  65. Awesome video gauher, you’re right 7search is so much easier and less hassle than google.
    It pays not to have all your eggs in one basket.
    Thanks for the video.

  66. Thank you for this thorough review on 7search, Gauher! We appreciate the recommendation and I would personally like to offer my assistance for any potential 7search clients on this blog.

    Please feel free to contact Cleo Betancourt with any questions at:

    email: cleo@7search.com
    telephone: 1-773-283-0086 x6906
    twitter: twitter.com/askppc
    facebook: facebook.com/cleo.7search

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  67. Dan

    7search.com does well with some offers like Dating well and some others poorly. The traffic is nowhere close to what Google can do for the same campaign. I tried both. So may be that is a fact ?

  68. Tom

    How about using ###KEYWORD### In the ad for Dynamic insertion.Can you use it in both the ad & destination URL??

  69. Years ago, I did use this ppc search engine without any luck and I did not have the experience in using ppc. But now I do and I will be giving 7search a try again. Thanks for the video!

  70. Awesome video gauher, you’re right 7search is so much easier and less hassle than google.
    It pays not to have all your eggs in one basket.
    Thanks for the video.

  71. Kontera pays well even if they do not pay as high as other advertisers”*

  72. Willf

    Well after a month of testing 7Search I must be missing something or Gauher has not told us something.

    I have tried around 10 different niches and so far all I have had is 1000’s of impressions but a click thru of around 0.5%.

    I have even tried bidding the maximum amount and writing an ad per keyword to make sure it’s really targeted but I just cannot get any sort of volume out of them.

  73. Hi Gaugher, thanks for this very informative video. What I did not understand quite right is: How does putting in the keyword token help to get rid of garbage or fraudulent traffic? Is it not necessary to block certain web pages from delivering the traffic for that? Would be very grateful If you could clear that up also.

    Thanks,
    Demian

  74. DENNIS

    Hi Gaugher,
    Great share…yes 7 search seems like a good alternative to test out. My biggest issue is finding a cpa network that pays me for my actions. Do you avoid networks that use direct track? Are you comfortable recommending any networks. I literally belong to about 6. 2 are on direct track and Ive tested them several times….definate excessive shaving and inaccuracy. one of them had an affiliate blowing them up on their blog recently about not sending 90% of their payment, another one never has what I need and payouts are very low and they too dont seem to be on the up and up…. is there a network that is honest. I know howe to do a campaigne and have used good traffic, and as soon as the conversions start to roll in, I get shut down….and they all look the other way; they dont even bother or admit scrubbing, they just say everything is fine, they run 10000leads a day. Sorry for going off subject, it is just very frustrating for this final piece of the puzzle to be so difficult. and mind you I am not talking about ten dollars, I mean $1000 net two weeks ago not going to get paid. and now another camp that had 2000+ weekly net potential just seemed to fall to an absolute zero after 48 hours of kicking but.

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