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ecigarrets - whats the deal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by atentat, May 13, 2014.

  1. atentat

    atentat Junior Member

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    Many people talk about this niche as if it was "payday loans 2.0" or some SEO dream niche.

    Honestly, I dont get it.

    I looked at some affiliate programs and they all suck offering very little money/conversion.

    Sure there is traffic, but the monetization suck unless you have your own product and sell to your customers long time.

    So whats the deal with this niche? Am I missing something?
     
  2. HomensdaLuta

    HomensdaLuta Junior Member

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    yeah true at least for my country i was ranking number one but the affiliate commissions sucked hard.
     
  3. Laughing-Man

    Laughing-Man Regular Member

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    "Sure there is traffic, but the monetization suck unless you have your own product and sell to your customers long time."
    Then get your own product? Find a place to buy it at wholesale. Also i'm not sure but I bet adsense pays well for it.
     
  4. loedown

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    I do not think you can use adsense on ecig sites.
     
  5. sunno

    sunno Newbie

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    I don't get it either. Well, I don't even get why would pay buy one of those things, guess I'm just old fashioned.
     
  6. berkay1907

    berkay1907 Senior Member

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    Ecigarette is one of the hardest niches to rank because you can't open google adwords on that niche. For that reason everybody tries to dominate it with SEO. Its a huge niche. In my country if you can rank on that term you will easily make 5K / day if you are selling your own products. Does it work? Yeah it does work like a charm but it doesn't help you quit smoking it just helps you not to smoke.
     
  7. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    Well I smoke ecigs and can tell you I love them. I tried quitting cigs dozens of times but ecigs were the only thing that helped me DRAMATICALLY cut down my smoking. I use to smoke a pack a day now I only smoke a pack every 4-5 days. My lungs feel much better and I can run much farther than I use to.

    What does confuse me though, is the fact that you can get ecigs virtually ANYWHERE. And the brand I use (Logic) is the same price online as it is in convenience stores. So I never go online to get them. I just walk 30 feet to store. And I've never understood why ANYONE would want to buy them online. It's 100xs faster and more convenient to just go to the store.
     
  8. IMCapitalist

    IMCapitalist Senior Member

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    money making using affiliate program needs patient as well as hard work.
     
  9. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    I dont know about the actual cpc or cpa payouts and what not. But I can imagine its huge because of the 967 million worldwide smokers that want to quit but lack any real willpower in their life. Thus they'll try crap to help them, and e-cigs is one of them
     
  10. Gyuman82

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    Who is talkin about it?

    I hardly hear anyone raving about that niche lol

    I think most experienced internet marketers wouldn't be attracted to such a niche as it is dominated by actual e-commerce stores.

    Same as payday loans, even if you could rank this niche, your efforts are better spent killing it in other niches.

    Only newbs go after these niches.
     
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  11. berkay1907

    berkay1907 Senior Member

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    The reason is they are illegal in lots of the countries.For example Turkey.