The PPV Secret No One Bothered To Tell You About

by Mike Chiasson on February 2, 2011 · 28 comments

Before I started working with PPV all the experts told me to do some market research about how they work and what works. Other affiliates and even my affiliate managers all suggested the best way to do this was to was to install the adware applications on your own computer and just surf around a bit and look at what pops up. Smaxor from A4D actually made a comment on a webinar saying something like “if you don’t have gamevance installed on every computer you own you are just throwing away money.” I agreed and began installing pop up software and didn’t really notice much of a change. I would see one pop a day if I was lucky.

Then a discussion got struck up over at Internet University (now Millionaire Mentors launching soon) about people’s lack of pops. Fortunately one fellow was kind enough to share a little tip that someone over at the largest PPV company, Traffic Vance, had shared with him. While most of us would simply go install the GameVance toolbar to start seeing pop ups, there was a secondary toolbar out especially for advertisers to get to scope out the competition. I heard rumors that this version has been around per request of some of the higher end advertisers. Either way I don’t think TrafficVance cares if people use it, after all they end up making more money!

This toolbar functioned quite similar to the original one in every aspect….except instead of seeing the Gamevance max of like 4 pop ups a day, you see a constant flurry of pop ups. This is useful for a few reasons. You have a MUCH easier way to look at several competing ads in a shorter period of time. You can notice what offers are being promoted and where. Lastly you can use to cost your competitors some cash if that’s your thing.

Gamevance PPV Pop Ups

Go from a few per day, to several per hour!

So why am I sharing this with everyone? A few weeks back I had commented on a post over at PPV Playbook and referenced this ‘special’ install. I thought nothing of it really seeing as how I’ve had it since before I was even advertising on PPV. Then when I got 20+ emails/pms about my small comment I realized that people want this thing. I already had one person email me and say that having this would be better than having the PPV Spy from Bevo Media.

Some Quick Disclaimers

  1. When I downloaded this file it was from a GameVance download screen so I know it came right from their website.
  2. I do not have that link anymore so the best I can do is upload the .exe (well in a zip format) to my server.
  3. I’m not into distributing virus/trojans but obviously one has to suspect that running an exe there are risks. Feel free to install on a Virtual Machine or something, but leave the crying off the blog.
  4. I didn’t make this and no way claim credit for its awesomeness. Just passing it along.
  5. I wouldn’t recommend installing this on your main machine because it literally gets so annoying surfing with pops every few minutes.

So get out there, spy on your competition, don’t cost me too much money in wasted pops, and let me know your results with it. I think my highest count was like 8 pops in an hour or something (when I was reading message boards!).


UPDATE: After finishing up some meetings this morning I made it back to some very disgruntled emails from certain *unnamed* companies requesting removal of this information and toolbar. Rightfully so I do not own any copyright to the rapidshare links that were provided earlier and have removed them per their request. Fortunately everything else above isn’t owned by them so I will happily leave this information available that the tool exists and can be helpful to us as advertisers. Happy torrent hunting!

About the author

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.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Dino Vedo February 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

Thanks so much! Looks worth it and definitely going to try it out!

Thanks for the d link!


ryan February 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

thanks mike for the link and tip. im going to try this on a virtual box


Mike February 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Goodluck with it!


Dan P February 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

Awesome! I was wondering why I would barely be getting popups even though I had gamevance installed.

Thanks for the share.


Affiliate Paying February 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Just downloaded and installed, works great.

Thanks a lot for the link 🙂


Mike February 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Glad you liked it!


Deep April 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Mike, sell it to me!

It's posted nowhere else…you were probably the only one who got hold on it and talked about it.


Valentin February 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

When this is working for me, I will love you..


Valentin February 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Why can't I unpack the file? 🙁

I'm using WinRAR 3.9.3…

Anybody with the same problem?


Valentin February 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Sorry… it's working now, but I need a proxy server opr vpn to see the pops from Germany…

Any suggestions?




Mike February 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Glad to hear you got it working. You should still see germany targetted pops (if any). Not too sure on the proxy, I haven't used one in a while.


NegBox February 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

Thanks Mike – I vaguely remember hearing something like this, yet never nabbed it. You rock!


Mike February 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Yes thank god for that save button!


Snoop Bloggy Blog February 3, 2011 at 1:49 am

TITTAYS ( . Y . )!! Thank you sir.


BeerNuts February 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

Seriously no one wants to spill the name or rapidshare of this thing? At least give us part of the name of the thing so we can search rapid share for it.


ctrtard February 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

Doh. The man wins again.


Mike February 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Haha always happens that way 🙂


Mike February 4, 2011 at 3:28 am

For anybody that downloaded it, I will gladly paypal $50 if you email it to me.


Scary February 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

Oh noes, I guess I am too late for this.


Matt February 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Anybody give a hint or even a riddle as to how I'd track this down on rapidshare?


Tom February 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

David from PPVPlaybook is saying that the exe you posted was just the regular toolbar? Confirm/deny?


Mike February 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

If it was a regular toolbar I sure get a lot of pops from it. Besides that not much I can tell you. Like I said in the post when I originally downloaded it looked like a regular gamevance bar but when I get 2 pops as I am writing this response to you….I think otherwise.


Allen February 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hey Mike, is there anyway you could email me and point me in the right direction to finding this exe. I've spent hours today trying to find it with no luck. Thank you!


clarence February 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm


Read this blog too late.

Anyone that downloaded it willing to share the file? 🙂


SuperC February 13, 2011 at 1:25 am

I requested this toolbar from my TV rep, Jonathan Vogel. His response…"it's bogus, it does not exist"…

I'm just sayin…


Mike February 13, 2011 at 1:32 am

@SuperC yeah thats a funny response from them. Most people who have it said their rep gave it to them no questions asked.


Deep February 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

If you downloaded it, I will PayPal you $50+ if you email it to me.

Contact me at: affiliate [AT] recommended [DOT] ws


E. March 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

There is a difference between downloading gamevance directly from the site and from going through their paid URL in google search listings. I don't know why but you get the most pops through going through their paid link. I used to have it downloaded directly from gamevance and got none, after the paid link I get as many as you said you were getting. I heard this from other people too.


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