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Could This Chart Explain Low 2016 CB Sales?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by africanart, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. africanart

    africanart Regular Member

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    As some people have noted, CB sales in 2016 have gradually died out especially in the weight loss category. So I went out and looked for clues as to why this is happening and this chart could explain the phenomenon.

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    https://www.google.com/trends/explore#geo=US&q=%22weight+loss+diet%22
    The chart shows that the search term "weight loss diet" peaks and throughs during certain months of the year. Summer is coming and if the sales continue the way they are then we can say that CB is on its death bed.
    BTW here is a chart of my last 14 days hops and sales!!

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    Those are extremely targeted and presold traffic from a site with over 2000 uniques per day. How much did I make? A measly 12$ and one idiot did a refund. Even Adsense is doing better :( With the same traffic I was making 50$ per 100 hops last year but now it's all downhill. Not to be too gloomy but the weight loss niche in CB is fucked up this year.

    Thoughts? Anyone..
     
  2. stallion45d

    stallion45d Regular Member

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    If your site is getting 2000 uniques/ day of targeted traffic, you should have more hops. I would try to change some aspects on your site to improve the CTR.
     
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  3. Peter Ngo

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    heard a lot of complains about Clickbank for the past 1 year but well, you are not sending that many traffic to evaluate the performance of a while niche of a network you know.
     
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    stallion45d Regular Member

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    The truth is selling CB stuff is much harder now that it used to be a few years ago.
     
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    February has been the best month for me in the last year. You're panicking and overgeneralizing.
     
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    i like working with small networks and limited number of products, TBH sells have been affected in the weight loss niche. Still this is just my observation
     
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  7. africanart

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    Which niche? Weight loss?
     
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    I'm making several hundred dollars a week promoting weight loss products from Clickbank (the top 5 ones), so I have no idea what you're complaining about.
     
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    Hey, good for you A-jani. May I ask how many visits it takes for you to get a sale. Not talking Hops but visits to the post or page with your ad copy? I know this would vary depending on the product, but generally speaking.. I just wonder if all my issues relate to just not enough traffic or what's going on, because I'm struggling for consistent sales. Another question if you don't mind, are your visits organic, paid or social or other..? Thanks in advance!
     
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    It´s not panicking, under my point of view it´s some kind of general perception. I have been doing CB for many years. In the past any shitty article/video/review site/ spam comment/ ect, used to convert with no effort. After working very hard for a couple of weeks on a new method, yesterday I had a 200 bucks/day

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    Which was uncommon for me lately as I have left CB some time ago and moved into other things. But seems there are still effective ways to sell this digital crap. So, back to the game. Now we really have to think out of the box and do something totally different than the rest as clickbank products are well known to be PDF scams and people already have seen those name products 1000s of time before. And yes, for someone who is starting totally from zero, it´s 5 times harder to start making money with CB now than it used to be 5 o 6 years ago.
     
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  11. mancar487

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    Every single day more and more people are getting involved in internet marketing, and as a result, all forms of internet marketing (be it CB or otherwise) are getting harder if you do what everyone else is doing.

    I remember 5-6 years ago I could rank a small website just by having an EMD with no seo at all; something which is impossible nowadays. Or up to 2-3 years ago you could rank a YT just by keyword stuffing it; now you have to be smarter than that.

    Even being a vendor is much harder now than it was say 3-4 years ago, as more and more people are publishing their works and more people are investing money into having good websites, tools etc... So yes, the key nowadays in all IM is to think outside the box (something I've been saying for almost 2 years now)...virtually all my top affiliates manage to rake in the sales they do because they do something different than what everyone else is doing. I'm not talking about some secret method, I'm just talking about small twists on methods such as media buys, ppc, MNS, yt, etc...
     
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  12. Windmill

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    BHW is basically the forum of whiners. People come on here to whine. It is what it is.

    People are whining their sales have dropped. My sales have only soared. I made more last week that I ever had through ClickBank through my passive income channels. And my niche, IM, should have already dropped off around mid-February. But instead it's doing better.

    There are many reasons why its doing better, but my point is, no, ClickBank sales haven't "dropped" its just that BHW is a place of whiners and people are far more likely to post about doing bad rather than when they do good.

    Honestly this is such a silly question. Asking hops-per-sale would be silly enough, but a far better question than this one.

    His landing page copy might be brilliant. It could be a piece of crap. He could be targeting a lucrative sub-niche. He could be targeting broad traffic. HOW is he getting the traffic. Organic? Paid? Solo swaps? All of these will greatly influence how many visitors on average it will take for him to convert them to a customer. There is no helpful answer unless you're comparing very similar websites.
     
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  13. devo11420

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    You say that's a silly question, how about actually answering it and actually helping someone out. Guess that's beyond you. It's a VERY simple question. Why can you not answer? No wonder we're a bunch of whiners if this is the best kind of response we can expect here...
     
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    Are you serious or just stupid? I did answer why it can't be answered: Because whatever their answer is is meaningless because visitor-per-conversion is only helpful if you're comparing comparable traffic sources and strategies. Blind "what is your conversion rate" is useless.
     
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  15. devo11420

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    Didn't your mother ever teach you the whole, "if you don't have anything positive to offer, or just anything to offer in general, don't chime in" I would be better off had you not said anything at all.
    Knowing how many visits someone who claims to be successful, could point out where exactly I'm going wrong, but hey, you wont even help me out with an honest response. I really just wanted a baseline to know if it's my ad copy that's the issue here and thought that could point me in the right direction.
    Just calling people whiners is not constructive in any way. Thanks again, for not helping and just throwing insults around.

    Maybe you didn't read, I was asking this question to A-jani who a) promotes in the weight loss niche and b) claims to be very successful promoting the top 5 products in that niche
    That info would be helpful because I'd know if a) my ad copy could be an issue or, b) if I'm just not sending enough traffic. I never asked YOU this question as I can see you promote MMO, am I right?

    This CAN be answered, I know it varies but it may point me in the right direction.
     
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