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Why I am not making Money?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by rogerbuecker, May 21, 2010.

  1. rogerbuecker

    rogerbuecker Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I need some help from the SEO experts, I have a German website on which I sell affiliate items. At now I am at a very good rank for all of my keywords and get about 150 unique visitors per day. I have 250 Clicks on different Items but until now there is no sale. The Items all are god priced and have good Quality. So, why I am not making Money?


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    Wordpress Blog with a nice specific template, one article for one Item, Each article contains a Description of the item a product picture and a short statement from me. Last week I try to start a lottery where user has to send pictures to win a price, until now I don?t get any feedback with this. All Articles are unique content, written by me.


    Wordpress Plug-in:
    Auto Tags, Contact Form 7, Counterize II, External Links, FeedBurner FeedSmith, Google XML Sitemaps, Heatmap, MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer, Old Post Promoter (OPP), OnlyWire for WordPress, Ping Crawler Turbo, Platinum SEO Pack, Popularity Contest, Robots Meta, SEO Friendly Images, SEO Slugs, SEO Super Comments, Twitter Poster, WordPress Database Backup, WP-SpamFree, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    Submit Content to:
    20 Articles submitted to 12 Web 2.0 bookmarking sites.

    Counter Statistic:
    Complet: 3080 visitors 845 unique.
    Today:333 visitors 92 unique.


    Wordpress overview:
    34 Articles
    2 Sites
    11 Kategorys
    310 Tags
    2 Komments

    Bonus:
    Form-User at many forums with the nice topic
    Backlinks at many Statik Sites
    Blog directory


    Pleas SEO experts, help me to get some money out of my hard work?.
     
  2. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    It seems that it is not a SEO problem but that's something wrong with the products you promote. They might be of good quality and fairly priced as you say. But if the products are not in high demand and/or the sales pages are crappy, you won't make good sales, no matter what SEO work you do.

    The only other explanation could be that you might not use BUYER keywords and attract too many freebie seekers/non buyers to your website.

    For how long do you have those 250 clicks you mentioned?
     
  3. rogerbuecker

    rogerbuecker Newbie

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    It took me about 5 days for this 250 clicks, if you want i can send you the url of the items and my homepage. I hope someone can help me find the right way to monetise my homepage
     
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    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Oh, I thought you'd have 250 daily clicks.
    But you can send me the Url. I'll have a look at it when I am back in a couple of hours.
     
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  5. wahidpolin

    wahidpolin Regular Member

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    I can analyze ur site,if u want send me the URL or ur main keywords.
     
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  6. rogerbuecker

    rogerbuecker Newbie

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    Is there a good eBook about affiliate Marketing i should read ??
     
  7. unknown1111

    unknown1111 Newbie

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    I was facing the same problem. I guess its partly the german market. Germans dont like to spend money on the internet and germans are very mistrustfu. For me affiliate programs from big pages worked best, because the germans dont trust little sites.

    PS: i guess your german? (because of your english ^^) i´m a beginner affiliate marketer from germany,too . If you want to connect feel free to get in touch, send me a PM or so. Maybe we can help each other out. :)
     
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  8. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you want to send me a pm with your url I can take a look at it as well.

    I notice in your stats you didn't include your bounce rate. Are you using Google Analytics? It's a good idea to set it up if you're not. It can give you some additional stats that can help you judge factors affecting your conversion rate.

    Google Analytics will give you:
    A better analysis of keywords than your webstats will give you.
    A better analysis of what your visitors are doing on your site. Length of time on page etc.
    A page overlay you can use to analyze the click patterns of your users.
    And much more.

    I think Peter gave you a bunch of really good stuff to look at as well.
     
  9. rogerbuecker

    rogerbuecker Newbie

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    Thanks for everyone trying to help me out, send the url to all of you. I hope tht we can fix my problem, an i have a chance to give something back...