What Does Traffic Conversion Mean

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  1. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Let's say I purchased 10,000 visitors from MaxVisits for 11.99$. Now, I've been told that most people who purchased this traffic has about a .05% conversion rate which would be 500. Exactly what does "conversion" mean? Does this mean they click on your offers (I am affiliated with Clickbank and will be selling a type of eBook) or does it mean that they have purchased from your affiliate link? I'm just a bit skeptical because I highly doubt it means they've purchased your product but I would just like to be positive with some clarification from an experienced user. Thanks in advance :D
     
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    Conversion rate is the proportion of people who perform that action you want them to take.

    e.g. you get 100 clicks to your Clickbank offer and 1 person signs up. Your conversion rate is 1:100 (or some people say 1%).

    you get 20 clicks to a free email CPA offer and 1 person signs up. Your conversion rate is 1:20 (or 5%).

    If you send untargeted 10K direct to your CB offer you might get 1 sale, for a conversion ratio of 1:10,000... if you are lucky. Cheap traffic is usually cheap for a reason.
     
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    Mmm...it seems to be targeted to an extent. But thanks for answering my question, pretty much sums up exactly what I needed :D Thanks.