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affiliate will cut me off... now what?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Corydoras007, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    So I worked on a niche for a site I made and was really motivated because of the traffic and some money coming through. The terms were good and for each sale was like 50+usd. way better than cpc.

    However, it seems that they will no longer be offering their affiliate program anymore. Now I am wondering what to do.

    Will starting a new niche within the same site work? I really like the domain name so I dont want to lose it but most of the traffic that is coming in is all niche related, which is something I cant monetize anymore...

    Not so sure how to proceed from here.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.
     
  2. closedCaption

    closedCaption Regular Member

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    What kind of product is it? If it is a eBook, then just hire a ghostwriter to clone the product.

    I think you confused niche with product. Niche simply is the domain your product is from...so let's say "Loose belly weight" is in the weight loss niche...you can easily change
    products in the same niche, just have to think how will you broadcast your message to the customers.
    On the other hand, changing from weight loss to payday loans on the same site is a big no-no, unless you are 100% certain in what you are doing - and you aren't.
     
  3. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    ^this. If that is a product then, better you can create a similar product and promote it. If it is from a broad niche, then you can write about more related products.
     
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    Just create similar product and get the whole pie.
     
  5. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice and you guys are right that I have been confusing niche and product. Thanks closedcaption!!!

    I guess the late nights are tiring me out but that's no excuse.

    Let me restart...

    A site I made has been doing quite well for a specific keyword and it has been driving good commissions for a specific brand. I would say 90% of traffic is organic. The keyword that I have been targeting is actually the brand name of the product and not the niche. My bad for not making that clear previously!!!

    Since the company won't be offering their affiliate program anymore I was wondering if targeting a new keyword in the same site for a different and totally unrelated product will be difficult to do since it seems like this particular site I made is known for this particular keyword by Google and other SEs.

    Thanks for reading and sorry about the mix up. Still an amateur!
     
  6. competent123

    competent123 Registered Member

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    if the particular keyword is brand name for a product, then you have to decide the reward vs risk of getting sued for trademark violation

    i dont' see suing happening until its about 10,000$ or so. ( use your own judgement, because you are the one who will be sued, IF you are)

    best option will be to get a similar product written up. and sell it , avoiding using trademark name. IF it is an info product.
     
  7. sn0rt

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    You can keep the site the way it is.

    Get a new domain for a similar product then simply redirect to your new moneysite. Since the users are going to be looking for that product, they're already pre-sold and all you have to do is sell them the new one.
     
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    r000k Registered Member

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    is the specific keyword in your domain name ?
     
  9. marttali

    marttali Junior Member

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    Why don't you change your sales text then to along those lines:
    "While Brand's X product Y i really a rather good thing it lack's some of those vital features which are present in Brand's A product B...."

    Assuming here Brand X has a competitor with affiliate program or competitors are interested in buying leads.
     
  10. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Thank you. This is a really good idea!

    I just wonder if it is a good idea to start a new keyword campaign on the same site.

    I appreciate the advice by snort which is implying that I should make a new site for a new keyword instead of trying to build it up in the old site.
     
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  11. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    No it is not.