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Made $250 In My First Week - Is This Normal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    I've basically spent the last 2 years creating an information site on a popular niche market. I have literally 100's of articles and they're bringing me in about 300 uniques per day.

    I just put my first ebook up on the site (my own ebook). However i'm only making a little over 1 sale a day ($39 ebook). I would have thought that if i was getting 300 uniques that this would equal (at a conversion rate of say 1 to 2 %) about 5 sales a day. However i'm only making 1 sale/day. That's a conversion rate of about .33%!!!

    I have links on every article to the sales page but not everyone clicks through to the sales page.

    Will $250/week increase naturally over time? I mean i thought i'd be getting at least $1000+ every week:confused: I've put sooo much work into it.
     
  2. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Write more ebooks maybe? ;)
     
  3. darshan1994

    darshan1994 BANNED BANNED

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    Might wanna play around your ebook placement. Maybe create a small banner like the one on the <<<<<<<<<< on Blackhatworld. Make it so it stands out to the user and they can clearly see what you are offering. Also try that javascript that pops up when they are about to leave the page (on the page where they see more info on ebook, not on every article)
     
  4. DocBrown

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    I've tried putting a picture of the ebook in the sidebar of the site at the extreme top left (which i thought was the hottest area). I then tried putting pictures of the ebook into the actual body of the articles and again at the bottom of each article. Doing this made little difference:confused:

    Of all those 300 uniques/day, only about 12 or so actually visit the sales page. I think thats incredible. I mean i'm doing my best and even being a little pushy to get people to visit the sales page, but hardly no one is visiting it. Is this a normal CTR to the sales page? I thought people liked clicking on pictures of ebooks and being taken to the sales page.

    Out of all those who bought the ebook last week - no one asked for a refund. So quality isn't an issue, just CTR apparently:(
     
  5. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Depends on the topic and if its in a niche where people have a desperate need for a fix otherwise a general info site will have tons of freeloader visitors who click to visit, get the info they want and get out.
     
  6. jkrillah

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    It´s hard to give you advice without seeing the webpage, could you make a screenshot but blank out your details?

    Also, are you sure the 300 unique visitors are real people or maybe it´s also bots and spiders?

    Try a different approach in making people click on the sales page. Like spot their biggest problems / worries and offer a solution..
     
  7. mohitjmehta

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    write more ebooks and also try to increase price of old book if you still get same sale then after few days increase one more time . once you see drop in sales put price to last price where you getting 1 sale/day
     
  8. Virus1

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    300 uniques for 2 years of work is kind of low...

    also if you are getting visitors.... but no sales...then maybe your SEO is fooling people
    it brings traffic but the wrong type of traffic...

    Why not give them a FREE book for signing up(get their email)
    then email them with your offer so they can buy your ebook.
    I bet your conversions would go up....

    Good Luck
     
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