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Wow what a waste of F***ing Time!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Smart SEO, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Smart SEO

    Smart SEO Senior Member

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    4 months ago i bought a domain name and dedicated hosting for a site that i thought would make me thousands.

    4 months of hard paid work. Over 20,000 unique words on the website (all written by me). Thousands of backlinks. Countless hours of work!!!!!!

    Last week this site hit the number 1 spot and boy was i happy. I felt like i was on top of the world. Getting over 5000 visits a week to a product that i THOUGHT would sell like crazy.

    4 months later. Im writing this thread. With well over 6000 hits and and tons of clicks, not one sale has been made! NOT EVEN ONE!!!!

    Iv wasted so much time, money and i even skipped on a holiday with my friends to work on this bitch of a website that doesnt even make me a penny haha

    I think im losing it no joke guys. Spending well over $4000 on this website and counting. I feel like absolute shit right now.

    Im not even sure what to do. :(
     
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  2. ferma231

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    Maybe wrong offer?
     
  3. jackydaniels14

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    Don't give up, try to see what's wrong or leave the project and move onto another one, we all have to fail in some ways to find succes. Good luck!
     
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    Change the site up. If you're getting the targeted traffic, then you're doing something wrong on your site. Make sure you have the right CPA/Affiliate or whatever links in place and that everything is working properly. Make changes until you get the sales.
     
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  5. lakim0

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    Selling products requires a great content.

    Maybe (no offense) you are not on the needed writing level.

    Something doesn't fit, I don't think the product is so bad, no one purchased it so far.

    6k hits ... it's not a joke.

    Give some reputed member to take a review of your site, maybe you'll find out what's the problem.

    You have automated traffic, that's good, don't give up buddy.
     
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  6. Smart SEO

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    Sorry guys i forgot to mention its an E-commerce site. And what makes it even more annoying is the fact that this product sells like crazy on ebay, amazon and offline. Its really painful watching my visitors read though my site, register to my eshop and once they see the checkout page they leave :(
     
  7. Smart SEO

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    No offence taken man. I live in the UK, and when it comes to content for my site i can write like Shakespeare lol.
     
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  8. lakim0

    lakim0 BANNED BANNED

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    Than show it to someone, someone who has more experience, I'm sure many users will be glad to help you out :)

    That's just an optional part, you can't succeed if you don't fail :smileeek:
     
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    Then try putting up some Amazon & other Affiliate offers aswell? Earn the commission, when they get your "cookie". You could also make it hacker-like ;) but that's not allowed to talk about here, and it's better so.
     
  10. markkk

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    why buddy? is there something different about the checkout page?
    I could take a look at your site, you can pm the url and maybe I could offer some advice. Just don't lost hope and you'll be fine.
     
  11. Adam718

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    Break this problem down to its most simple form. You're getting the traffic, you're offering a product that seems to be selling elsewhere, but your visitors just aren't purchasing it when they come to your site. This is a problem of presentation. I'm not trying to devalue your work, but all logic points to that. People just don't like what they see when they check out the product on your site, plain and simple.

    You obviously did an awesome job at SEO and getting tons of traffic, but maybe you just have to change up your sales copy. You're going to have to go through trial and error until you start seeing those sales.
     
  12. lakim0

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    Change your links with Amazon's, you'll get less commission but more sales, people trust amazon more than anything else.

    I wouldn't buy something on a simple aff site (even if I didn't know), I would buy it on Amazon.

    Think it yourself, if you wanna buy Nike shoes, would you buy it on cheapnikeshoes.info or something like this ?

    They have a big authority, become their affiliate :)
     
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  13. mickyfu

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    I have done all the same before many years ago. Best idea is to sell what really sells and that is gambling. People have gambling addictions and they make you real good money. Cant lose selling gambling.
     
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    ok, so you are saying people do go to the checkout page, but never check out? maybe they are skeptical of your site? personally, I never give out my cc info unless it's a legit site, like ebay or amazon. because what if the site is owned by some scammer in Russia who will empty my account?
    do you accept paypal on your site? maybe you should.
     
  15. DesignerDrug

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    sounds like you have the right niche, but not the right product or maybe it just isn't obvious enough that you are trying to sell it.

    a product change might help man. You have the traffic though. Keep raking your traffic in, and change up your offer.
     
  16. Duffers5000

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    How did you pour $4000 into this hole ?
     
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    it is obvious that they can get a better deal or cheaper price on another website.
     
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    Are you selling product?

    Are the traffic targeted?

    If you are selling do you have on in page and building your list?

    Sometimes things like this happens, the important thing here is, your site is getting lots of traffic and there are several ways to monetize it.

    One thing you also need to know is, you need constant testing and evaluation to know what works especially when you are a beginner and doing things yourself.
     
  19. Expertpeon

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    $4000 on a site that gets 5000 visits/week at #1?
    What in the hell?

    I spend <$1500 on sites that rank for 10-15% converting terms ($80 profit per conversion) that sees 1000-1200 visits a day

    Pure lunacy...
    I don't even want to know what you spent the money on honestly.
     
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    If you would like me to review your site and make suggestions PM me your url I will provide you with harsh, but HONEST feedback.

    --> Offer applies to OP only, can't do this for everyone. :(