Can someone give *examples* of mistakes that a beginner may learn after writing their first few articles?

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Let's say I start my first website. I write 2 articles a day for a total of 60 articles after 30 days and I've still seen 0 conversions, and it's not looking very promising...

What are examples of "mistakes" that I could be doing better? I mean...all I can come up with is: write more articles or you picked the wrong niche.

(I'm not looking for specific examples obviously because I'm not sharing my content to ask you what the mistakes are in particular, but rather I'm asking what examples of mistakes *could be*, or things that the writer might learn in the process)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author SARubin
    Originally Posted by TestTube View Post

    Let's say I start my first website. I write 2 articles a day for a total of 60 articles after 30 days and I've still seen 0 conversions, and it's not looking very promising...

    What are examples of "mistakes" that I could be doing better? I mean...all I can come up with is: write more articles or you picked the wrong niche.

    (I'm not looking for specific examples obviously because I'm not sharing my content to ask you what the mistakes are in particular, but rather I'm asking what examples of mistakes *could be*, or things that the writer might learn in the process)

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
    That's a pretty open ended, and vague question. There could be lots of reasons why you're not getting conversions...

    1 - Maybe you're focusing too much on quantity over quality? If you're pumping out articles that are bland or generic, and only focused on SEO, then you're only appealing to the search engines (Search engines won't buy anything from you... only "people" buy things)

    So try focusing on quality (useful to people) content, instead of only quantity.


    2 - Maybe you're attracting the wrong audience with your advertising placement?
    (For example: You could be selling the best shoes in the world, at a great price, but you'll still have a hard time selling them to people with no feet)

    So where is your traffic coming from?


    3 - Maybe you've been sold on the idea that internet riches should be instantaneous, and if you just pump out a website with hundreds of articles the money will automatically start rolling in?

    If you've only been at this for 30 days and you're not making fat stacks of cash yet? Welcome to reality.


    I can think of a half dozen other possibilities for why you're not gaining any traction with your content. But since your question is vague and generic, right now I can only give you vague and generic answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TestTube
    Thank you.

    And yes, the question is rather vague but it's because I just recently started my website and I was wondering IF I were to not see results, what could be the possible reasons for not seeing them...

    ...I have another question though if you don't mind: After how much time (or with how many articles posted) should I be worried if I'm not getting conversions?
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    • Profile picture of the author SARubin
      Originally Posted by TestTube View Post

      ...I have another question though if you don't mind: After how much time (or with how many articles posted) should I be worried if I'm not getting conversions?
      Ah my friend, you're still asking the wrong question...

      It's not about how many articles you post. It's more about how well you're connecting with your target audience.


      1 great article, put in front of the right audience, can lead to many conversions. Where 100 mediocre, or generic articles might not get you any conversions.

      What do your numbers look like? How many people are viewing your articles, and how long are they staying on your site?
      Who is your target audience? What kinds of things are they currently engaging with online? (these are a few of the basic questions we need to start with) Answer these questions and you can start to write more engaging content for your target audience.

      As far as when you should be worried? Only you can decide that.
      My own personal answer is... Never.
      There is no worrying in the winners circle. There's only testing... measuring results... making adjustments... and trying again.
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    Alright. I will keep chugging away then.

    Thank you. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author mclauchlan
    Originally Posted by TestTube View Post

    Let's say I start my first website. I write 2 articles a day for a total of 60 articles after 30 days and I've still seen 0 conversions, and it's not looking very promising...

    What are examples of "mistakes" that I could be doing better? I mean...all I can come up with is: write more articles or you picked the wrong niche.

    (I'm not looking for specific examples obviously because I'm not sharing my content to ask you what the mistakes are in particular, but rather I'm asking what examples of mistakes *could be*, or things that the writer might learn in the process)

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
    Firstly, the answers you have already gotten are spot on. This is a more general one...

    A few years ago, you could write two blogs a day with researched and optimized content and see the start of some momentum if you're researched your market properly.

    These days ranking for SEO is more weighted to social media interaction, and well as the more traditional things like backlinks.

    Today my advice would be to produce video rather than blogs, and LIVE video at that, podcasting too.

    Good luck whatever you decide to do...

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author TestTube
    That's incredibly discouraging...I don't / can't own any of the products I'm going to be trying to sell, in order to make videos on them...
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  • Profile picture of the author sgalla414
    You are writing articles on products you have never used before?
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  • Profile picture of the author TestTube
    That's correct for 99% of the products. I mean I can spit out an article per 30-90min per 200-2000$ product.

    I own TWO of those products, how am I supposed to be able to afford buying all the products I am to do articles on?...I don't make very much money...and even if I did I wouldn't buy these products anyway. (I mean I would buy them because they're my hobby but not ALL of them)

    What you're saying is, "are you writing articles on products you've never used" when I could, for example, have a guitar affiliate site.

    I'm not gonna be able to buy every single guitar to do a video review on it, but I am gonna be able to buy a few.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by TestTube View Post

    Let's say I start my first website. I write 2 articles a day for a total of 60 articles after 30 days and I've still seen 0 conversions, and it's not looking very promising...

    What are examples of "mistakes" that I could be doing better? I mean...all I can come up with is: write more articles or you picked the wrong niche.

    (I'm not looking for specific examples obviously because I'm not sharing my content to ask you what the mistakes are in particular, but rather I'm asking what examples of mistakes *could be*, or things that the writer might learn in the process)

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
    First and for most as important as a "Conversion" is, getting the needed traffic to create a conversion is more important. No traffic equates to no conversions - its that simple.

    The question REALLY needs to be I have written 60 articles and I have yet to see any amount of traffic. And to this you will read the usual response "keep writing" The issue I have with this is no one ever says WHAT to write. and you just keep writing, and 60 articles later you may still have no traffic.

    Slide over to the more technical aspect of this discussion and in the SEO world they are going to suggest looking at Keyword planners and tools to find optimal keywords to target. Back to the "keep writing" crowd and they cry foul because you have to write content that is reader friendly. Working your title, your URL, and ensuring some tags here and there are working in your favor is NOT going to effect the read of an article.

    Sliding back over to the SEO crowd they want you to find and target terms with High viewer count etc - and the reality is, you are starting out and you will probably not rank well with these type of terms. As it relates to search results a pages content is given a value and ranked with other like content the higher your pages rank, the higher it will display in say Google. There is also a value set for the site as a whole. and with that, a site with more pages ranked on page 1 or 2 will have an easier time ranking new content.

    So where does that exactly put the guy that has written 60 pages of content and not seeing any traffic? Im going to be honest here.. he has shot himself in the foot to some extent. 60 pieces of content if they are lucky with some of the 60 articles listing on page 5 of Google. - and then we look at the factor of the site overall, how likely is it your new let alone older content will see page one?

    So how can we fix this? STOP writing content to write content, and start looking at writing content in CONTEXT of the content already written. Don't worry, ill explain.

    If "Content is King" CONTEXT is the mistress that makes the king bend over.

    So lets say we are writing about Lego building sets. and we have articles for "LEGO Classic Bricks and Ideas 11001" and "LEGO City Hospital 60204" and "LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255" As much as they are ALL "Lego Sets" the are very much different.

    So lets focus on the Lego City Hospital.. someone clicks on your link to read what you have written about the Lego City Hospital set. and they read the article and like what you had to say, and they look around the page for other related reading and they see "LEGO Classic Bricks and Ideas 11001" and "LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255". BUT they want to see more about Lego CITY Kits. you have created a disconnect with the reader, and created a "bounce" ( clicking on an article from a search page to your content and then the user clicks back to the search page to click on another page ) - even tho they may have enjoyed your content for the Lego City Hospital.

    Creating content in CONTEXT is critical in success using content marketing.

    My suggestion is to spent the next 30 days writing 3 articles that relate in context to 20 of the articles you have already written, and ensure they are crossed linked at the bottom of each of the relating articles and see where this gets you.

    Hope that Helps! and best of luck Man!
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    Thanks a ton man, that makes a lot of sense.

    I appreciate it and will give your advice a shot. =)
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