Reilly Labs Review
Some of you may know or heard of Reilly Labs through the Warrior Forum or through some of the WSO’s he promotes. My review is based solely on two products I’ve purchased from Reilly Labs:
- QR Code Generator
- Google Maps Generator
These are plugins for WordPress that are generated by using Adobe Air, neither worked. I filled out multiple trouble tickets that were never answered and as recently as last week i called his PayPal listed phone number (Google Voice) and left a message asking for help with these products. My calls and messages went unanswered.
Reilly Labs Website
Reilly Labs is still around and active in the Warrior Forum. I get numerous emails from him or his company promoting the next big WSO, but no responses for product support.
Reilly Labs Emails
Bottom line – order from this cat at your own risk.
If I do here from Reilly Labs, I’ll be happy to post any resolution, but as of now I have two products that I’m unable to use.
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I thought I would post a follow up to a recent article I posted regarding Commission Junction performance. Over the weekend I ran a test on one of our own offers replacing a top performing Hydra Network offer. What was the result? A mind-blowing 59% conversion rate. Of all the traffic that hit our thank you page for our test site, 59% of that traffic converted on the thank you page offer. This beat out the highest performing affiliate offer to date that converted at 26%.
I will monitor results for the next couple of weeks and report back with findings and an averaged conversion rate over the duration of testing. What does this demonstrate? Affiliate offers may not convert as well as your own offer. While affiliate offers are convenient, you loose control of conversions and accountability if the affiliate partner will not let you put a tracking pixel on their site. We have seen affiliate offers swing between 3% and 26% conversion rates on average.
This is why many folks are exploring “licensing”. A term for contracting directly with a partner to generate leads, sales, traffic, vs. going through an affiliate management company such as Click Bank or Commission Junction. I’m not condemning Click Bank of Commission Junction because they surely have made many folks a bunch of money.
The bottom line is this. If you are not looking at and measuring your conversion rates, you are leaving money on the table.
What are your thoughts on affiliate offers through some of the major affiliate management companies? Share your thoughts and findings with our visitors.
The truth about affiliate marketing and CPA offers. While I won’t call everyone who runs an affiliate program a crook let me share some of the results we have seen in testing with one of our other business associates. Before I do that let me tell you this. Most affiliate companies do not want to pay you a commission. Why? because it eats away at their margins plain and simple.
For the past 90 days we’ve been testing several affiliate offers with one or peers in the industry. We both started with the same offer. Their first month, generated over $50k and we hit $6k. For both of us it represented about a 25% conversion rate on our click throughs to the same offer. During the 2nd month both of our conversions dropped to 15% and now in our 3rd month of testing we are at 10% conversions.
We tested another affiliate offer and saw the same exact results. First month conversions are high and then subsequent months slowly deteriorate.
Affiliate marketing can be lucrative and there is certainly money to be made, just be aware of this. Affiliate and CPA offer providers are always looking for ways to reduce payouts. I’ll even throw this out into the blogosphere as an open challenge for someone to prove me wrong.
So what do the heavy hitters do? The heavy hitters in online marketing have direct marketing contracts with product and service providers. They get paid on a percentage of the overall sales. No affiliate links or affiliate IDs to mess with.
As you look at affiliate offers, don’t get hung up on a specific product, brand or payout. The bottom line is conversion rates and how much your affiliate check is each month. Some offers may pay less, but have a higher conversion rate than offers with high pay outs.
Monitor and track your conversion rates every month. If an offer starts to drop find something else.
Look for more updates to come on this fun and sometimes frustrating area of opportunity.