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The ClickBank and Big G Myth

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by noame, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. noame

    noame Regular Member

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    Hello all.

    That's my story. I built a ClickBank product review site few months ago without doing heavy link building. The site just ranked in the bottom part of first page of Big G's SERP for the product name and used to make 1 to 2 sales per day. And I earned a few money out of that.

    Then I decided to build some links to the site a month before and as expected it ranks higher now to the top 3 and traffic grows accordingly. I use G Analytics for tracking purpose.

    Now the myth is that - I only got 2 sales in the last 14 days. I go to ClickBank and see the gravity of that product is actually increasing. Why I don't get more sales? I get more targeted traffic and the ranking is higher now.

    Assuming ClickBank is not shaving, my conclusion is that ranking higher doesn't help all the time. Just make sure your sites rank at the middle or bottom part in the first page of SERP maybe the best.

    Why? Because visitors do not buy after reading the first SERP result, they may actually click to the sales page after reading a few product reviews which are probably found at the bottom part of the SERP. Remember, commission is rewarded to the last affiliate who redirect to visitors to the sales letter.

    I know I maybe wrong and just want to see everyone's experiences here.
     
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  2. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    Nice point here. I haven't noticed that but it does make good sense.
     
  3. dragondani

    dragondani Junior Member

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    Very interesting point of view, but perhaps you have a partial view of the situation.

    I suggest you visit all your rivals in search engine, probably one or some of them are giving an special offer to peolpe that buy the product to them, this is a very normal with clickbank product, some offers old products created by them or give some special and "amazing" report. In this way they are much more interesting than you,offering more for the same price.

    That's usually happnes when I promete some clickbank product, you must offer more than the others marketers...and for free!
     
  4. noame

    noame Regular Member

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    Actually, I have done everything you have mentioned before I made this post.

     
  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    That is pretty true actually. Most customers will be looking for a lot information on a product before they decide to buy it, and by the time that they decide to buy it they may be at the very bottom of the page 1 or even on page 2.
     
  6. eterno78

    eterno78 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Gravity doesn't define the products popularity.The high gravity may be due to the fact that some good affiliates are selling and making some good fortunes out of it.
    Ping me if I m wrong :)
     
  7. noame

    noame Regular Member

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    I am not arguing the definition of gravity, just want to say the product I am promoting is still popular, many people are making money from it. In fact the product I am selling keeps the gravity of around 120 quite constantly, and it is sold in ClickBank for years.


     
  8. jangozo

    jangozo Junior Member

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    thats stupid what you say sorry but as more traffic you got as more chance ... 40-70 % goes trough first results only and you say its bad lol. just make few sites and overtake the whole page if its easy to rank - thats much better advice :)
     
  9. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    that makes sense. i never thought about it as we are programmed to think of the internet surfer as lazy and cant be bothered beyond the 2nd or 3rd result.

    but i guess there would be some specific niches that this could happen to.
    then you have to deal with the, im tired of looking im buying the next thing i see factor
     
  10. luiza

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    Sometimes there's just stuff we don't understand, and in our effort to understand it we cloud our own brains with confusion. Accept that you will not know the answer to some things and be aware of making false conclusions.

    read "Fooled by Randomness". It's a real eye-opener. :)
     
  11. Zak_A

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    You had a few sales on spot #8 or #9, and now you have a few on a #top3 spot.
    So, following your reasoning, you would have doubled your sales if you owned these two spots on page 1.
    That would second how profitable it is to create several sites and web2.0 pages that all look different but are about the same topic, and have all of them ranked.
    => more spots on page 1 = more visitors and returning visitors from another site on page1 (who don't even know those sites belongs to the same marketer) = more sales :D
     
  12. noame

    noame Regular Member

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    @greentitanium @jangozo Internet users are lazy in general but I think they are not that lazy when they are making a decision to make a purchase. They will do a little bit research of course.
     
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    you better check your rankings with an US proxy and be sure your rank from US also and not hit by the farmer update. you traffic can go up in europe but most traffic that converts is US.
     
  14. noame

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    Check my ranking using this tool

    http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

    And I track my visitors using G Analytics.


     
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    It has been proven that sites at the very bottom get better results than position 7. This is because position 7 gets often missed when people scroll the page.

    But for traffic here is the click distribution for the average page (taken fom a survey done a couple of years ago by AOL I think)

    Number 1 - 58.36%
    Number 2 - 13.45%
    Number 3 - 9.82%
    Number 4 - 4.00%
    Number 5 - 4.73%
    Number 6 - 3.27%
    Number 7 - 0.36%
    Number 8 - 2.91%
    Number 9 - 1.45%
    Number 10 - 2.55%
     
  16. dragondani

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    Wll, when you are trying to sell a product, like clckbank infoproducts, there some more factors than the simple SEO.
    As I said when people are searching for specific product, they tend to compare to see if some of these offerts come with some "extras". If you are in number 3 and with a good offer,and a good sales letter, you will sell more than number 1 in rankings.

    You must think a bit different, in this kind pages,when the people search for an specific product yo must give the best you can: the best info, the best offers the best image...
     
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    doesn't clickbank have coockie system? your point is complitely valid,and your problem is your content.people are coming to your site,reading your content and leaving to read another review.
    what you should do is engineer your content to generate enough curiosity among the reader to click through the vendors page.your job is done and cookie is set.so even they buy from other site after visiting your's you will not lose your sell.
     
  19. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    You are wrong,more visits more sales..

    Even if your theory is right,the fact of you receiving 50% + visits would compensate your theory of the customer only buyng after reading some reviews..