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Just opened my Site a month ago and still not a sale

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by EliteElectro, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. EliteElectro

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    I just opened a store a month ago and i havent get no sells, i uploaded my link into a bunch of ffa sites, uploaded it to free directories, i link exhange, plus i made a blog n i uploaded the blog rss to a bunch of sites but i havent get a single sale, can you help me lookin for targeted traffic to my site? o_O
     
  2. aishahriar

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    Couple of factors: sales page, pre-selling, site template, SEO work done, competitiveness of the niche. Test and tweak. Good luck.
     
  3. EliteElectro

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    thanks for the opinions
     
  4. EliteElectro

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    I paid one of this dude in this forum for the 30K visits, to see if i get a sale of those visitors
     
  5. taemonica

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    maybe recheck your site? analyze the layout and content etc and put yourself in the shoes of your market?seems that your doing a huge driving of traffic..
     
  6. xboxps3wow

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    u expected to get a sale from fake traffic?
    and you should start with something easier... like adsense (it will teach you how to get traffic etc)
     
  7. EliteElectro

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    fake traffic? mmmm he told me its real people , search in the forum for the post of the dude selling traffic "nimbus49"
     
  8. xboxps3wow

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    They maybe real people, but its like people from those traffic exchange sites... they are just there to get views for their site
     
  9. EliteElectro

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    oh =/
     
  10. bizcredit

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    Have you tried Google Adwords? Facebook Advertising? There are coupons all over the place for extra money in these. If you spend $100 on adwords and do not get a sale, work on your landing page and try again until you do.
     
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    How much traffic? Sales come from traffic. How much time did you devote to kw research? What was your potential traffic and earnings if you got to #1 for your kw phrase? Where are you ranked currently for that phrase? What are you doing to get to #1. Did you even pick a kw phrase you can compete on with a new site? What was the daily search, daily traffic and competition for your main keyword phrase? Did you use semantic and derivitive phrases for categories to build up your targeted main phrase?

    I'm always amazed at how people build a site and then work on SEO. SEO work starts BEFORE you build the site. The site is built based on SEO research you did before you got out the lumber. Don't build a site and then try to figure out how to make money with it or get traffic to it. That is the bass ackwards way to do IM. There is little guesswork involved if you plan first, build second.

    Good luck and it looks like you're learning from that bitch of a teacher named "experience". She tough but her teachings aren't soon forgotten.
     
  12. EliteElectro

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    yes i got aready a 50$ credit coupon on facebook running i get clicks but no sells.

    Right now im using BruteForce Twitter 2.3 so i can add more friends wait for em to follow me back so i can post the links
     
  13. EliteElectro

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    Lol True at that. I agree. Im going to research some more and do everything you mentioned in this post. thanks =)
     
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    It's always hard to give people blind advice, but in my experience the best thing to do if you have a retail/store site that is getting traffic but not converting any sales at all is to try looking at your sales pages with a shopper's eyes.

    Are you giving them a reason to buy from you? Is it a good deal you're offering? You don't have to be the cheapest for a product, but you do have to give them some reason to buy from you rather than somewhere else. This can be a better price, or free shipping, or even just because you made them 'feel special' on your sales pages...you just have to make a positive impression and stand out.

    Also, are you giving them a reason to trust their purchase through you? This is crucial. The average person who is willing to shop for toys, clothing and etc. online is also aware of the need to be careful where they enter their credit card information, and even if your checkout pages are as secure as Fort Knox, if you haven't established a bond of trust with the visitor on your sales pages they'll never get that far.

    It's really all about making visitors believe that they're not on a cookie-cutter site or some scammer's honeypot.

    Some basic tips that I see a lot of store sites and product pages get wrong:
    - Your action button or link should say "Add To Cart", or "Add To Shopping Cart" ("Add To Shopping Basket" also works if your primary customers are women), if your order button/link says anything else you will lose sales

    - Product pages should have a nice image of the product, and to the right of that image should be the details and description, followed by the "Add To Cart" button (just like product pages on Amazon are setup), if your product pages are setup any other way you will lose sales

    - If you offer related item suggestions on your product pages, they should begin with a title that says either "Other customers who purchased this also bought these..." or "Your Personal Shopping Assistant Also Recommends:", that second way works for everybody but especially well with women because it implies that the store is treating them special with the phrase "Your Personal Shopping Assistant", so it leads to establishing a bond which leads to trust and increased sales

    - Regardless of who you use for processing checkouts, a merchant account or service like PayPal, get your checkout page to look as similar to your actual site as you possibly can, even if it's just using the header image from your site, the point is once someone trusts you enough to buy from you the worst thing you can do is shake them up by sending them to a checkout page that is obviously not connected to you at all. I tested this with a partner a couple years ago and we noticed about 35% more people bounced from us at the checkout page without the extra effort to style it similar to our sales pages. That's a lot of lost sales at the closing step for sites that don't do it.

    These tips won't help you get more traffic, but the first step is to learn how to get the most out of the traffic you already have, make sure you're really ready to convert targeted visitors before you begin chasing after them.

    Hope some of it's helpful to you.
     
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    There are two fundamental questions, which are related but are different.

    1. Traffic
    Are you getting traffic? Where is it coming from? Is it staying on your site or bouncing away immediately. What country are your visitors in? What search terms land them on your site? etc etc

    2. Conversions = sales
    If you are getting traffic, why is it not converting? Check out your logs. See the paths that visitors take to get to your site. Is it a difficult or non obvious purchasing UI (you would be surprised).

    Without the right sort of traffic, you won't sell a thing. With the right sort of traffic but a shite website, you won't sell a thing.

    Bought traffic is interesting for testing the server etc, but is no targeted, so depending on your offering, might be less than stellar.
     
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    Thanks! I will follow your steps
     
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    oh my god! Maybe that's the reason sales are not reflecting in my account!
    Guys suggest some other genuine affiliate networks.
     
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    Some golden advice here, thank this man.