Hopefully someone has more experience with this than me.
I bought 10,000 general hits to a my sweepstakes page.
I read my server logs and they showed the traffic came. I also had the page set up with an independent third party company. So everything seemed to check out.
The affiliate program whose sweepstakes I promoted showed about 150 clickthrus for the 10,000 so again I know people came and did something.
BUT I have not received one revenue generated lead from these 150. It seems odd to me because I usually make about $40-$50 per month with my own traffic. (all the people have to do is enter a contest! - no credit card - no nothing)
Does this seem right to you? Is it possible for the traffic company to click on links to make it look like people wanted to sign up for the sweepstakes.
I find this dilemma strange. I got the traffic and I got the clickthrus I anticipated and the affiliate program has been honest with leads in the past.
What am I missing here? Any insight would be appreciated.