DirectCPV No Pop List Revealed

by Mike Chiasson on July 5, 2010 · 6 comments

Reading on various forums I’ve come across several people complaining about their PPV vendors and pop ups not popping, failing to have the correct stats, overcharged bidding, etc. Like 99% of all problems this is often caused by our lack of understanding or use of a system. This is fine, it typically points out how horrible a user interface or FAQs are.

Today I want to share an example with you about such a case I had with Direct CPV and their interface.

I had an offer that I wanted to run. Now whenever I want to try running an offer I will usually dedicate $10-$15 in throw up a PPV campaign with a quick lander or a direct link and target a mainstream website and blow through the traffic in a few minutes just to see if there is any chance that this offer might convert. I’ve had mixed results with this but it is truely helpful for anxious people who don’t want to wait to know if they are chasing a dead end!

This past week I was testing out a campaign and I really wanted to test out an offer so I fired up an old DirectCPV campaign that I had paused. I edited my landing page and tried starting it and just couldn’t get any views. I figured maybe since the campaign was old and had been paused for a few months maybe it needed to be reapproved. I submitted it again and it was approved but still not popping. The sites I had listed were and . Now I don’t care what PPV network you are working with, these two sites are going to get hoardes of traffic (90% absolute shit traffic) but you can usually bid $.01 and see tons of traffic still!

Unfortunately my plan was not generating any pops of the pop up. I actually attempted to reach out to DirectCPV via phone. I managed to get someone on the phone who tried telling me it was probably because I wasn’t the top bidder on one. I even set my bid to max on one just to prove to them that that wasn’t the problem. The operator still tried suggesting that maybe there wasn’t much traffic. I explained how all the other networks didn’t have any lack of traffic and that this was a MAJOR U.S. target. They still tried saying ‘well maybe, what if, are you sure?’ and eventually said there wasn’t anything they could do for me.

A few hours later they actually emailed me letting me know that those 2 websites are on a ‘No Pop List’. WHAT?!? NO WHERE on their site or ToS does it say they don’t pop on certain sites…shouldn’t that happen when you approve/disapprove the target websites?

Needless to say they had no answer to that but they were able to provide me a list of No Pop sites. They basically seem to not pop on all major network sites. I’m sharing the list for a few reasons. 1.) It might save some frustrations from others some day. 2.) It is a pretty good resource to see what some high volume sites are that people were apparently targetting.

Funny enough is that I had actually 5 targets on this list that I had run campaigns on in the past that ended profitable! Guess I must’ve been on the right track a few times!

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Mike Chiasson Mike Chiasson is the Director of IT for a publicly traded company by day and an Internet Marketer by night. He absolutely hates the words 'serial entrepreneur' but loves discussions about business. You can follow him on Twitter.

CTRtard August 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

Thanks for posting this. But in your highlighted post, didn't you use Craigslist as the sole targets on directcpv? How did you get pops?

browie August 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

They allowed facebook back in December because I targeted a specific page on facebook and got loads of traffic.

Mike Chiasson August 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

Yes this no pop list is fairly new. I was still getting pops into May of 2010. I suspect this began late April. I also was sending tons of traffic via Facebook and now that triggers 0 pops as well.

Cutter August 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

Thanks Mike – just found this after wondering why craigslist hadn't sent any views. Kinda weird that they don't just tell members this information, and why do they approve these urls?

Kermit March 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

My suspicion the list is growing. I'm currently trying to get Directcpv to explain how a campaign I've run at different times in the past couple of months that would get a few hundred quality hits (with 20-30% bounce rates and good page viewing) within a couple of hours, now gets very few hits (50-150 a day) and the bounce rates are over 95% – same fricken campaign.

Further, Google Analytics does not recognize even a third of the supposed visits DirectCPV is recording/charging for the same period, which wasn't the case previously.

It's as if overnite I'm no longer talking to the same audience. Half came from international visitors, which has all but dried up completely.

I'm in the throes of trying to get them to respond to my point-by-point contrast with before and after. I'm not optimistic, but really disappointed.

h-d May 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I've got the same problem with DirectCpv since beginning of March.

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