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Why are my autoblog not generating any $$$

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Hjalte81, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. Hjalte81

    Hjalte81 Newbie

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    Hi all fellow BHW users.

    I have a few autoblogs, but none of them are generating any money.

    This is my first autoblog and the one I've spend most time on (too much).

    tips-to-prevent-panic-attacks.com

    All traffic is from search engines and feeds.
    It get around 10-20 visits a day.

    The CTR rate is somewhere around 26%. This is quite high I guess.
    But there are no sales.

    What is it I'm not getting?

    Please help a struggling newbie :confused:
     
  2. saturday1

    saturday1 Power Member

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    What autoblog plugin do u use ?
    Do u promote them?
    Long name hard to type i think.
    Moreover the domain keywords >.<
     
  3. SleepieGirl

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    10-20 visits a day is super low.
    you cant make money like that.
     
  4. scb335

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    Just a thought, but I always start out a new site expecting 1 sale per 200 people I send through to the sales page. When I do better than 1 in 200 that's great, but 1 in 200 is the goal starting out.

    So, if you're getting 20 visitors per day and about a quarter of them (5) are clicking your link to the sales page, then you should be expecting 1 sale about every 40 days (40 days x 5 clicks per day = 200 people to your sales page)

    What I would do to ramp that up (once I was sure the product and sales page converted) is make 10 or 20 or more auto-blogs around the same product, that way once all of them were getting 20 visitors daily and if you could keep the same level of click-thru rates, then you would be getting between 100 and 200 people per day to the sales page and could expect to see a sale every 2nd or 3rd day at most.

    Setting up that many auto-blogs can get expensive though, so before I'd invest in it I would make sure that the product and sales page converted. In other words, I would wait until I had sent 400 or so people to the sales page and then make sure that I got at least 2 or 3 sales from those people--just to verify the product is filling a need that my traffic has.

    Otherwise, you could be wasting time and money sending people to a product they aren't interested in or that doesn't offer what they're looking for. Or in some cases, the sales page may just not be working for the people you send.

    So I always try to drive 400 or more people to a sales page first, see if I get at least 2 sales from that, and if I do then create 10, 20, 30, 40 or more auto-blogs around that product so that I can then count on getting a sale every day or so with it on auto pilot.

    The investment is high for domains, but if you get $20 per sale and make a sale every 3rd day then you'll cover the expense of 20 domains in 1 month, you just need to be sure it's a good product and working sales page first.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  5. Hjalte81

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    Hi there.. Thx for the reply...

    I dont really promote them. I get traffic from search engines and feed directories.
    I use coffianted content to get articles, then a plugin to rotate the posts after half a year.

    I use a quote plugin to place random text above each post. The text include aff. links.

    I do get some traffic. Not much, but around 100 clicktroughs each month, shouldnt that at least result in one sale pr. month.

    1% should be attainible, or...?

    My idea is that over time traffic will increase. Mostly organic. When I got some extra time on my hands I do some Social Bookmarking and I have submitted some articles to EZA.

    I cant use adsense. Got banned some time ago, and really dont feel safe working with them.
     
  6. Hjalte81

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    Thanks..
    Just what I needed to know :)
     
  7. Hjalte81

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    As I see it its a numbers game.
    Correct me if Im wrong. Still quite new to IM.

    Lets say that one out of 400 (as sbc335 was saying) will make a purchase.
    And we got 10 visits a day. Then its only a matter of how many times I can replicate this.

    100 blogs times 10 visitors times 0,5% conversion rate is 5 sales a day.
     
  8. spankythepyro

    spankythepyro Power Member

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    why would someone buy a product to prevent panic attacks... think about your market and what you are trying to sell them..
     
  9. tongza

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    I also sell panic attacks ebooks. I got good ranking,but I can't sell.
    I thought this segment want free information. They don't want to buy.
     
  10. spankythepyro

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    thank you for backing up and proving what i've said lol

    if people can get info for free... they will not pay for it
     
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    I absolutely disagree. I sell tons of music courses, tons of dog training guides, tons of "how to" crafting products every month and guess what, all of this stuff can basically be found online for free somewhere.

    You shouldn't try to sell the information that's in the product, you need to sell the convenience of having "all the information needed" or solutions to the customer's problems in a single collection.

    Think about all the "how to" and "for dummies" books sold every year, none of them have special information that can't be found freely somewhere else, so why do people buy them? For the convenience, plain and simple.

    So any product can be a good product, what matters most is how it's presented and "sold" in the sales copy. Which is why I mentioned earlier that I test a product before investing in a lot of auto-blogs for it to make sure the product and sales copy resonate with the traffic I'm sending.
     
  12. spankythepyro

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    what you fail to see though is for your niches its more difficult information and their is a learning curve for what you are maketing that is shortened by your product, in addition to the aggregation of information you are offering which would cost time on their part to research

    People are lazy and if a guide will help them to learn how to play music, train their dog better, make a craft... they will purchase it

    for products like panic attacks... most people will look for a medical source or a .org/.gov link. If they haven't talked to a physician already.
     
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    Well,I have a theory. Maybe when your click-thorughs are ready to pay for the ebook they pull out a credit card and then get a panic attack,put it back in a hurry and leave your site?? LOL
    I'am sorry I couldn't resist.

    Jokes aside,maybe it's a very narrow niche to sell in. Try to find a better niche.

    Good luck!
     
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  14. Hjalte81

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    Thanks for all the replys.
    What I am basicly getting out of all of this, is that its all about the product.
    Well.. It's kinda obvious when you think about it :)
    The reason I choosed the ebook about panic attacks for my first blog, was that it was the no. 1 in health products on clickbank.

    I guess I should use more time picking the right product in the future.
    I really appreciate the 400 -> at least 1 sale guideline.
    I've been thinking about that a lot lately. Can others agree with this theory?

    One last thing I'll ask you guys (and gals) here, is what you think of the design and such on the blog. Is it a good template to use in the future. And what do think of the "landing" page I'm using?

    I realize that this is a lot of questions, but if only a couple gets answered I'll learn something :)
     
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    Uh, so you're saying people with mental conditions like having panic attacks, or lacking motivation--these people don't use self-help books?

    Maybe I do fail to see it as you say, but what I do see are plenty of people buying exactly those types of books every time I'm in Borders... because people buy convenience and a book that promises to make you feel better or reduce your panic attacks by teaching you methods to regulate yourself is more convenient than a visit to the doctor.

    Not trying to argue with you really, I'm just saying that any product can be a good product if there's a need for it and you can make it convenient. Heck, if you found Eskimos who wanted snowballs and showed them that it was more convenient to pay you $1 to deliver them than it would be for them to go outside and collect the snow themselves, then you could sell snow to some of those Eskimos.
     
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    You'd be better off adding google adsence to your page as well as; that way you've got 2 sources of income from 1 website.
     
  17. spankythepyro

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    yea prob is how put yourself into the shoes of a person who has panic attacks..frequently...a couple people I do know, and I've asked them what they did/would have done... most would consult internet resource or buy a hard copy of a book and then would go to a doctor/psycharaitrist if things progessed negatively
     
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    what you are not getting is traffic.
    you need traffic to your site to earn any money.
     
  19. Hjalte81

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    Google adsense is not a option.

    1 - I was banned a couple of years ago doing arbitrage.
    2 - I really dont trust these google guys with my money
     
  20. mapls

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    Caffeinated content is not the best option for autoblogs. You are stealing content from articlebase, ezinearticles and other high PR authority sites. Of course you won't get traffic. Autoblogs are automatic, but it takes some time to set them up. Find your own sources of article, use wp-o-matic.

    Another suggestion : buy xrumer. Msn just loves backlinks from forums(especially from their memberlists). I don't have xrumer, but I use a cracked vesrion 3(sorry botmaster). I still rank pretty high on msn with some of my blogs(I don't do autoblogs). I guess It would work for autoblogs too, because I think Msn doesn't care so much about content. I have seen many parked websites on the first page of msn. And most of them still haven't dropped in rank.