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Was I trying too hard?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sturose, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. sturose

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    Haven't really been on here for over a month because I was busy researching a new offline business venture I plan on starting in the next couple of months.

    I'm not giving up on IM because I still believe that I can get there in the end but for the time being I need to diversify from my current business due to rapidly falling revenue.

    Anyway, I stopped any marketing attempts for my websites in November and just left them there to run on auto. I've just logged into my amazon affiliate account for the first time in about 6-7 weeks and found this:

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    Strange to think that when I was trying desperately to promote a site I got nowhere. When I decided to just leave them alone and do nothing I earn some $$$. Sure it's not the biggest sum of money and I'm not going to retire anytime soon but it's a start. I'd earned nothing previously with Amazon.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share this.
     
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  2. Ricky Roma

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    Try to find out what happened, where did traffic come from, what kind of users bought products... and use that info to scale it
     
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    Will do, thanks for the reply.

    I assume it is down to the Christmas period and it's obviously going to be easier to grab a few sales from the billions of $$$ that are spent online at this time of year. The site is purely an amazon affiliate site advertising products from a few amazon categories which would be popular around Christmas. Every post that I make on the site is automatically shared on FB, twitter and a few other social sites.

    I'll have a good look where the traffic came from.
     
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    Yes that is the reason that I sit round doing nothing all day, it pays better.
     
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    How can you call trolling all day on internet forums doing nothing?

    If they paid for that you would be very rich now!:D
     
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    Well there went you're "I only made 40 pounds online" thread and statement. Congratulations :)
    Reverse engineer yourself now and figure out why you had some success doing nothing lol.
     
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    Funny enough I am.

    And it keeps me out the pub.
     
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    I consider anything I make online to be a bonus RK. My day job (not always day work) keeps me busy enough and pays the bills, just!!!

    I'm just looking through my stats and I am just baffled. Not too difficult to confuse me though! lol.

    I think most of the traffic was coming from twitter but TBH I am using a very slightly educated guess.

    I'll keep digging.
     
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    Teach me oh master! lol

    Strangely enough it would keep me IN the pub.
     
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    you were not

    it just takes some time for your efforts to make some difference