While pop-under ads would appear not to pay as much as say emails marketing do, they actually provide better dividends. Most Internet users have become quite accustomed to closing pop-ups before they load. Because of this, you will not be able to make money on an ad that doesn’t appear.
Pop-under ads load in the background, so you’ll receive higher payouts with minimum interference while giving the advertiser a decent “show” here are a few reasons why this works.
1. Technology in advertising delivery:
Some banner networks now have the delivery of pop-under ads down to a “T”. What they do is load quickly which allows your visitor is only shown a popunder ad once per visit and that is why some networks allow you to specify that the particular visitor only sees the pop-unders once every few days.
2. Read the fine print :
Remember that you will probably not be paid for every pop up/pop under ad that is displayed so you have to read the fine print in the terms and conditions area that is always in the network you are applying to and you will find that no matter how many ads that are presented to a particular visitor in a single day, you will only be credited with one notice. A good Internet advertising agency will also target popunder ads to your audience and just like every other banner ad campaign you will also have to be allowed to choose which pop-under advertising you wish to display
3. Putting pop-under ads to use:
Pop-under code from the networks is easy to use than it ever was before. The code that is supplied by the agency is usually pasted between the <HEAD> </HEAD> tags in the HTML of the web pages where you want the ad to be triggered. Popunder ads can usually be run in tandem with a banner ad campaign, depending on the agency’s own set of guidelines.
AGAIN, Be sure to review the “terms and conditions” of ad networks before you sign up.
The best link cloaking method If you create a new web page that contains the following HTML code in it and saves it this link cloaking method works. This example was provided by MerchantABC
<meta content=’0;url=http://www.website.com/’ http-equiv=’refresh’/>
Now, rather than using your personal link with your cookie ID as you can see below: http://www.merchantabc.com/app/aftrack.php?afid=12345 you should have a link that looks like the example below: http://www.yoursite.com/offer.htm (link to the page you created)
As soon as someone clicks on the new link, the page would automatically redirect to your affiliate URL. You just have to make sure that you set the link to your cloaked page in a new window so that you don’t lose visitors to your site.
Unavoidable Search Engine Issues
The Robots line in the cloaking page is there specifically to prevent Search Engines such as Google from trying to index the page. Google hates meta refresh pages because it thinks that they are a spamming technique. It’s safer for them to keep search engine robots out of the page, and since the page will have no content, there’s no point in it being indexed anyway.
You must not be tempted to have search engines index the cloaking page in the hope that your affiliate URL page will be listed highly because the penalty that is imposed by some search engines if you are caught is not worth the risk. You could lose everything this way.
You can play it even safer by having all of these special pages in one directory and then introducing a robot’s exclusion statement for that directory in your robots.txt file. I would highly recommend that you begin by cloaking your affiliate links. You will definitely experience higher conversions and therefore commission revenue when you begin implementing cloaking strategies.
There’s nothing unethical about it; and like many other site owners, you have to work hard on our site and have poured thousands of hours into it over the years there’s nothing wrong with receiving a few bucks for this effort.