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Running An Site with affiliate links...Opinions On Why There's Not Much Success So Far...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by honeyandthemoon, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    Hi guys

    I currently have one Wordpress website that I am running to generate affiliate income from Clickbank, Amazon, iDevaffiliate and other sources of affiliate deals, but thus far I'm not getting many results.

    • The blog is around 3 months old now.
    • Been running on Wp-Robot the last 2 weeks, traffic has doubled.
    • Traffic is right now around 500-800 views per day, according to aw-stats.
    • Niche is relatively competitive, but the two keywords I'm mainly aiming for, it is now, according to Google Analytics, at an average position of 10 and 29 (for the more competitive one, but it's rising).
    • Wp-Robot is pulling both articles and news relating to the niche as well as Amazon and Clickbank items.
    • Banner ads using the theme's built in ad system (4 125px x 125px) and also one big add of around 300px x 300px using AdRotate plugin.
    • Site looks friendly and nice to look at (theme used is Therapy by WooThemes, with a lighter and more relevant, simple gradient style background, opinions on that would be good too)

    Code:
    http://www.woothemes.com/demo/?name=therapy
    • I still add some news and important events by hand related to the niche.

    So I just wanted to know people's opinions on where I could be going wrong with this or improvements I could made. I realise it's difficult not being able to see it and all (as I'm sure a lot of you understand), but I'd love to hear some thoughts on this.

    Thanks
    Steve. :)
     
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  2. aftershock2020

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    From what you are saying, it sounds like your traffic isn't targeted for what you are wanting to offer them. I recommend you streamline your products to better suit your traffic coming in. Read the content you are posting through your site if you aren't the author and see what they are reading and collecting from it, then offer them products/services that match what they are showing interest in on your blog.

    You are getting the traffic coming in but are missing the connection between them and your current offers. Change it up, a few at a time, not all at once...see if they bite the new stuff and then run with that line once you have a target seller.


    Hope this helps.
     
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    How long are visitors hanging around your site? If most are gone under 30 seconds the traffic is wrong. If they are hanging around and still not converting you're not sealing the deal.
     
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  4. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate your reply :) However, all the articles that are coming in are related to the niche also, as are the products, including in the banners, and the news stories. I make sure to monitor them so if anything unrelated is posted it's deleted immediately.

    I forgot to mention that certain products, I have also created videos about reviewing the product on YouTube. Plus I've been, gradually, Scrapeboxing the site also, forgot to mention that.

    Maybe the niche I'm aiming at just isn't as popular as I thought it was, especially as I also own the keywords on YouTube also.

    Steve.
     
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  5. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    You might have a good point with this. Around 70% of my traffic leaves in 0-30s. But also, how are you supposed to know what is human and what is a spider? I'm thinking as WP-Robot is posting around 10 times a day that the spiders will be coming along quite a bit.
     
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  7. aftershock2020

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    They can still be relevant and related but not streamlined enough if your target niche market is tighter, ( more specific ), than that of the products you are offering, which aren't meeting their needs.

    There is a fine line difference there but, a difference none the less that can cost you your customers if it is on the wrong side of that line.
     
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  8. honeyandthemoon

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    I see. I'll take a look if there are any products out there that are less specific to the particular niche that I'm primarily focussing on. Thanks again :)

    Any other opinions and suggestions are appreciated also :)