Low Cost / High Traffic Niche Markets on DirectCPV

by Josh Todd on March 16, 2011

DirectCPV has been sending out some cool newsletters lately. It seems like they are really trying to step up their game and get more people to run traffic with them by actually being helpful! Novel idea, eh? Their latest newsletter actually has two great pieces of information in it so I thought I would share with you in case you aren’t a subscriber.

According to DirectCPV, the top 7 niches that have lots of traffic and not much competition are:

  1. Shopping
  2. Gaming
  3. Sports
  4. Social Networking
  5. Entertainment
  6. Dating
  7. Adult

Honestly I can’t believe that Gaming, Entertainment, and Dating are on this list. Those are all massive niches for CPA offers. Gaming and Dating are self-explanatory, and Entertainment is easy to promote IQ Quiz offers with. You should be able to make thousands of dollars using these three niches alone. If you get creative, you can definitely promote CPA offers on Shopping, Sports, and Social Networking domains as well. It just might take a bit more landing page and campaign design to capture the audience’s attention.

DirectCPV has got the actual domains that have lots of traffic just waiting for bidders listed as well. To see them, just login to your account, click on Advertiser Resources, and choose Low Cost Domains. As an added bonus, they have launched a new Domain Research Tool. You can type in any keyword, and it will give you a list of domains with lots of traffic for that keyword.

I get emails every single day from people asking me where to find the best targets to bid on or how they can make their campaigns more profitable, so I thought I would share this to give you a leg up. There’s no affiliate links for DirectCPV in this post. I just thought it was cool of a PPV network to reach out with some helpful advice for their advertisers.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Mr Green March 16, 2011 at 7:05 am

Time to get a new cpv rep dude.


Josh Todd March 16, 2011 at 7:12 am



browie March 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

They have been sending out quite a few general helpful emails lately.


Wilhelm March 16, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hey Josh, as always a good descriptive post!

But some of these URL’s are ones like facebook, wallmart, amazon. I guess need to be really creative or the campaign budget will blow up in secs. The irony is a few good url’s get caught in bidding wars…didn’t people learn the number 0.01 in school!!!

The list may also be a good idea to reverse engineer offers to url’s. Not sure


NegBox March 16, 2011 at 8:37 am

I agree, their newsletters have been really good lately. Its a stark contrast to the traffic, though. Maybe its just me – I can’t get stuff profitable there.


Jack March 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

Interesting newsletters but DirectCPV traffic hardly converts for me.
Some things didn’t add up, decided not to use their services anymore.


Josh Todd March 16, 2011 at 9:18 am

I’ve heard that they are in the process of revamping their traffic and getting more sources as well. Hopefully that will turn things around.


NegBox March 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

@jack you mean like very high click-thru rates and very-very low conversion rates?


Jack March 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Yes exactly, extreme high CTR, no conversions, traffic explosion on one URL as lowest bidder!


Andrea March 16, 2011 at 10:20 am

Nice post Josh, thanks


Joseph March 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

@jack I’ve also blown through a bunch of cash with DCPV with some things not adding up. I’ve moved them to the back of the line for a while. (I admit, the recent emails are helping me to warm up to them again, *slightly*. 🙂


Affiliate Paying March 17, 2011 at 4:29 am

I guess it is time to give DCPV another shot. Great post Josh 🙂


Tom March 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

Since that email went out, all the targets on their lists have been stomped on. At least one clown seems to have bid 50cents on the entire dating list.


Josh Todd March 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Heh heh ain’t that always how it goes? I’m sure there are still lots of targets within those niches that aren’t on the list. Still gives you a good starting point.


Christian Inspiration March 21, 2011 at 5:59 am

So he bid $.50 on dating urls… on offers that only payout $3-$4, eh? I don’t think he’ll be in the PPV game too long pulling those kind of John Wayne moves (just my 2 cents) -Daniel Wiafe


Matt March 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

Probably… but who said he’s pushing dating offers?


Kate Kutny March 22, 2011 at 5:36 am

I really want to try the gaming niche out. Have you tried that one out Josh? Thanks for the great share Josh. This inspires me to try out the game niche now, even more.


Josh Todd March 22, 2011 at 6:38 am

Gaming is a great niche! Definitely give it a shot. The main thing to consider is whether you will be pushing Downloads vs Lead Gens. Downloads can be tougher to push on PPV since some of the networks don’t allow them.


_PLWCDI April 25, 2011 at 3:40 am

Great artical thanks!


Jasper July 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

That's interesting and will almost deffinately help out, but can you go into a little more detail on what you mean by shopping? and any shopping sites that have affiliate pages? do you just mean amazon type sites?


rid silverfish October 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

Really, I don't believe any of this. Shopping, Adult, Sports…they all have huge competition.


Jestah October 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I have to agree, there is no way that most of those listed can be ever classed as low competition.


sexualtwinkie November 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

The blog post is fairly accurate. You just have to know which ones to bid on!

PPC has higher competition compared to CPV in those markets. It's doesnt mean that its not competitive within the CPV market itself. Compared to PPC it's very low.


mary November 22, 2012 at 6:56 am

when your just starting is a good place to start with direct ppv. does direct cpv have everything you need to advertise, and advertise online through google and is that two seperate things . I want to do this so bad but to make money, could anyone give me some advice on what is really good. thank you so much appreciated. than you mary


Josh Todd November 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

If you are just starting out, I would suggest that you go with Lead Impact instead of Direct CPV. They have more volume.


JG January 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

I have had a little luck with DirectCPV and I’m brand new in the PPV game….what is frustrating is trying to find offers to direct link to that fit in a 800×600 window?!

Am I wasting my time here?


Josh Todd January 11, 2013 at 9:34 am

It’s definitely not a waste of time, they are out there. Sometimes the advertiser will even create a version for PPV traffic. You can also ask your affiliate manager at your network for offers that will fit in an 800×600 window. The other option of course is to make your own simple landing pages that fit, then redirect them to the offer page in a new window when they click.


JG January 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

So its just as effective to drop a creative into that window that clicks through to the offer?


Josh Todd January 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Yep. In a lot of cases it is even more effective. Every major campaign I’ve ever had used a lander. Direct linking is a decent way to test an offer to see if it converts at all or if it is worth pursuing further, but landers are where the big money is at.


Michael September 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Is Direct CPV still live and operating? Their blog seems to be dead.



Josh Todd September 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Honestly I’m not sure. I haven’t used them in over a year now.


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