Lots of Blog Traffic but No Love or Sales

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I run a bodybuilding/fitness website here and love to workout and 5-6 days a week and stay in great shape, so I'm pretty passionate about what I do and will be competing in a few natural bodybuilding contests in a few weeks.

I get about 1000-1500 visitors on a daily basis, mainly from organic search results and social media, but little to no engagement or interaction (subscribers/comments). I'm guessing people visit the site, read what they found or searched for and then leave. And Maybe, 1000-1500 daily visitors isn't a good amount of traffic as it was a few years ago?

Just like any other blog/website, I'm just trying my best to give valuable information and to genuinely help people. At the moment, I do not advertise personal training services on my website as I don't really have the time for that right now.

I just want to have a successful blog. Have lots of real followers and readers who benefits from my content. Isn't that what most bloggers and website owners want besides making a whole lot of money?

I would like to make some videos giving free advice but I already work 6-8 hours 5 days a week and find it very laborious to do. I guess it's something I just need to work on.

I have no problem writing post after post getting tons more traffic, but like any other blogger, all want is lots of subscribers, shares and to earn some commissions from affiliate products that I promote on my site.

I've had my site for 3 years now, so I must be doing something wrong, but at the same time I love giving free advice to my readers and I don't think i'll ever give up now no matter long it will take me to be successful.

After all, the bodybuilding/fitness niche is over-saturated and can be difficult to compete with big brands and bloggers that have been around for years.

The good thing is though, I get a lot of organic traffic and have written quite a lot of blog posts that get thousands of views, so I guess i'm doing pretty average.

My website is basically about "natural bodybuilding and general fitness", where I like to share workouts and fitness in general. I also like to research and share useful information that my readers might be interested in.

I obviously write about what I think my readers want to learn and I'm very passionate about bodybuilding and fitness and it comes across in all my posts.

Would love to hear your feedback on my site, critique whatever you think i'm doing wrong. Maybe it's the layout, the coloring, my writing style is poor, too many ads, what you think?

Or maybe, I'm already on the right track and just need to stay consistent with it. I just feel like I don't want to waste my time doing the same things that obviously isn't working.

Gártha ó Éirinn! (Cheers from Ireland!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

    I run a bodybuilding/fitness website here and love to workout and 5-6 days a week and stay in great shape, so I'm pretty passionate about what I do.

    I get about 1000-1500 visitors on a daily basis, mainly from organic search results and social media, but little to no engagement or interaction (subscribers/comments). I'm guessing people visit the site, read what they found or searched for and then leave. And Maybe, 1000-1500 daily visitors isn't a good amount of traffic as it was a few years ago?

    Just like any other blog/website, I'm just trying my best to give valuable information and to genuinely help people. At the moment, I do not advertise personal training services on my website as I don't really have the time for that right now.

    I just want to have a successful blog. Have lots of real followers and readers who benefits from my content. Isn't that what most bloggers and website owners want besides making a whole lot of money?

    I would like to make some videos giving free advice but I already work 6-8 hours 5 days a week and find it very laborious to do. I guess it's something I just need to work on.

    I have no problem writing post after post getting tons more traffic, but like any other blogger, all want is lots of subscribers, shares and to earn some commissions from affiliate products that I promote on my site.

    I've had my site for 3 years now, so I must be doing something wrong, but at the same time I love giving free advice to my readers and I don't think i'll ever give up now no matter long it will take me to be successful.

    After all, the bodybuilding/fitness niche is over-saturated and can be difficult to compete with big brands and bloggers that have been around for years.

    The good thing is though, I get a lot of organic traffic and have written quite a lot of blog posts that get thousands of views, so I guess i'm doing pretty average.

    My website is basically about "natural bodybuilding and general fitness", where I like to share workouts and fitness in general. I also like to research and share useful information that my readers might be interested in.

    I obviously write about what I think my readers want to learn and I'm very passionate about bodybuilding and fitness and it comes across in all my posts.

    Would love to hear your feedback on my site, critique whatever you think i'm doing wrong. Maybe it's the layout, the coloring, my writing style is poor, too many ads, what you think?

    Or maybe, I'm already on the right track and just need to stay consistent with it. I just feel like I don't want to waste my time doing the same things that obviously isn't working.

    Gártha ó Éirinn! (Cheers from Ireland!)
    I'm not in this niche, but one thing confused me as I was browsing through your site. When I clicked on the "reviews" tab, I was expecting to see a page with links going to each of your reviews. Does that make sense? I also don't understand what the difference between the "workouts" section and "reviews" section is. Also, when you're writing articles, you should do it in such a way that you're able to link to a review or something that the person that reads the article will want to pay for. These are just my impressions.

    Good luck,
    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin012
      Originally Posted by Miguelito203 View Post

      When I clicked on the "reviews" tab, I was expecting to see a page with links going to each of your reviews. Does that make sense? I also don't understand what the difference between the "workouts" section and "reviews" section is. Also, when you're writing articles, you should do it in such a way that you're able to link to a review or something that the person that reads the article will want to pay for. These are just my impressions.

      Good luck,
      Joey
      Joey, thanks for your input. I have fixed the review page now. I need to learn a bit more about writing strong call-to-actions and try to make the site a bit more user-friendly.

      I also need figure out my unique selling point (what aspects differentiates my blog from other fitness blogs)

      I am in the natural bodybuilding, fitness and healthy nutrition niche, but still not 100% sure how to go about finding my USP. Maybe, "Build Muscle The Natural and Easy Way!

      Other suggestions that could help me with this, much appreciated. I might even have to hire a mentor, if that's what it will take.
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  • Profile picture of the author ihossain
    You need to make sure that you are providing with solid information to your audience. You should also check your website for error or something like that...
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    You want comments but your comment form is at the bottom of the web page, after the article I had to scroll 3 times (past the ads and other stuff) just to see a comment option. You should build your audience 1st and THEN monetize.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhmamun
    Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

    I run a bodybuilding/fitness website here and love to workout and 5-6 days a week and stay in great shape, so I'm pretty passionate about what I do.

    I get about 1000-1500 visitors on a daily basis, mainly from organic search results and social media, but little to no engagement or interaction (subscribers/comments). I'm guessing people visit the site, read what they found or searched for and then leave. And Maybe, 1000-1500 daily visitors isn't a good amount of traffic as it was a few years ago?

    Just like any other blog/website, I'm just trying my best to give valuable information and to genuinely help people. At the moment, I do not advertise personal training services on my website as I don't really have the time for that right now.

    I just want to have a successful blog. Have lots of real followers and readers who benefits from my content. Isn't that what most bloggers and website owners want besides making a whole lot of money?

    I would like to make some videos giving free advice but I already work 6-8 hours 5 days a week and find it very laborious to do. I guess it's something I just need to work on.

    I have no problem writing post after post getting tons more traffic, but like any other blogger, all want is lots of subscribers, shares and to earn some commissions from affiliate products that I promote on my site.

    I've had my site for 3 years now, so I must be doing something wrong, but at the same time I love giving free advice to my readers and I don't think i'll ever give up now no matter long it will take me to be successful.

    After all, the bodybuilding/fitness niche is over-saturated and can be difficult to compete with big brands and bloggers that have been around for years.

    The good thing is though, I get a lot of organic traffic and have written quite a lot of blog posts that get thousands of views, so I guess i'm doing pretty average.

    My website is basically about "natural bodybuilding and general fitness", where I like to share workouts and fitness in general. I also like to research and share useful information that my readers might be interested in.

    I obviously write about what I think my readers want to learn and I'm very passionate about bodybuilding and fitness and it comes across in all my posts.

    Would love to hear your feedback on my site, critique whatever you think i'm doing wrong. Maybe it's the layout, the coloring, my writing style is poor, too many ads, what you think?

    Or maybe, I'm already on the right track and just need to stay consistent with it. I just feel like I don't want to waste my time doing the same things that obviously isn't working.

    Gártha ó Éirinn! (Cheers from Ireland!)
    You done you hard task, 1k traffic daily really it's a good amount.
    Will glad if you share about where maximum traffic comes from?
    If maximum traffic comes from U.S.A, U.K, Canada, Australia & Singapore, defiantly you'll get more sales and subscribers. If traffic comes from poor or developing countries you might lose your sale.
    Promote products which is related to your niche, it will make conversation.

    For engagement, you need to start premium email marketing also you need high quality subscriber form to collect subscribers email.
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    • Profile picture of the author Reid Stevens
      I was looking for a book to buy because you had such good info especially about the HIIT Training, but I didn't see a book to buy. All I saw was a little clickbank deal to the right of the page. Is clickbank really the only way you are monetizing this?


      You spend all that time writing for your blog, but have you even created your own information product yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
        Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

        I was looking for a book to buy because you had such good info especially about the HIIT Training, but I didn't see a book to buy. All I saw was a little clickbank deal to the right of the page. Is clickbank really the only way you are monetizing this?


        You spend all that time writing for your blog, but have you even created your own information product yet?
        What's wrong with being an affiliate for CB products? I personally know people on this forum who make a lot over 5 figures per month, just by being affiliates for CB products.

        Contrary to popular belief, one doesn't have to create their own products to make "real money." It's much more expensive to develop a product, and if it doesn't sell, all the hard work and money goes to waste. As an affiliate, if a product doesn't convert, you can simply change it with another one. Plus, there's no work in developing the product.
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin012
        Originally Posted by Reid Stevens View Post

        I was looking for a book to buy because you had such good info especially about the HIIT Training, but I didn't see a book to buy. All I saw was a little clickbank deal to the right of the page. Is clickbank really the only way you are monetizing this?


        You spend all that time writing for your blog, but have you even created your own information product yet?
        Hi Reid, I haven't yet created an information product but i'm working on it. I've made a lot from promoting affiliate products but I've yet to earn from my website. I have other sites that are making me money.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve B
          Justin,

          You are doing a wonderful job. Your site is professional looking, easy to navigate, and full of great content. You should be proud of what you have accomplished so far.

          Just a couple of things I'm wondering about. First, apparently you have a list of subscribers of some size. Do you nurture your list by sending regular emails with both extra content ("for subscribers only" type stuff) and special offers? I would think that doing this would give you additional income if you're not already doing it . . . maybe even more than you get from affiliate commissions.

          Second, I have always been partial to developing your own products and selling them as opposed to earning some proportion of a sale as an affiliate. It really brands you as an authority (expert) in the niche. I know this is a daunting task for some people. I think you would be great at putting together a series of reports that are deeply niched that you could sell given all the blogging you've been doing. You could easily develop these 7-15 page reports from your blogging content and eventually have a stable full of unique small reports that would sell for around $15. You might decide to also publish them on Kindle (each report as a chapter in a large book maybe).

          Third, you have much to offer as a partner with other fitness experts. You have a specialty, they will have a specialty. Join forces and come up with a fitness portal. Or maybe there is already such a thing. You can still have your own business and do everything you're doing . . . this would just be in addition to your own business interests. But the benefit to you is that you would be exposed to a lot more fitness enthusiasts.

          Fourth, have you ever considered a membership site alternative for your most avid subscribers and followers? I think you could easily charge $29/month for your most avid followers and give them special treatment, answer their personal questions, help them with personal issues, etc. it's the "insider" group concept. You would be a mentor, of sorts, but without having the commitment of helping every member with all their personal needs. Even having just 100 members (which I think you could easily get given the traffic you now have) would mean another $3,000/month. If you have 500 members . . . well you can do the math.

          Fifth, just a general comment. You have worked hard to get where you are now. Don't get discouraged at where you are. Sometimes we hit a plateau in business and find it hard to push higher. It is possible to do even better, but in order to take things to the next level you have to do things differently from what you're now doing. I know you like to help people and not charge for that help. That's very commendable and I think you should always maintain your helpful attitude and stance. But sometimes you have to understand that you can still help people and charge them a reasonable fee for that help. There are people out there that can afford to pay your fees and still be very happy about doing so. The membership site is a good example of how to earn a steady income, keep your best customers happy because they are in an elite group that gets special attention and they are part of a community of like-minded friends. With a platform like Membergate (I'm not an affiliate), you have a built in forum where your avid members can discuss all their fitness needs, successes, problems, goals, etc. And you will have a ready audience to send special offers to (like your small reports). Membergate is a top of the line solution and seems pricey but it has everything you need and can replace all your shopping carts, digital delivery for your products, affiliate program, etc. Just six members a month would pay for the software.

          Take heart that you have a very solid foundation. Just a few tweaks here and there and you'll be making sales. Build on what you have - but just remember that you need to do things differently than in the past if you expect to get different results.

          The very best to you,

          Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168

            your site better than mine humble health and fitness site.

            i have the same problem with you. Visitors come read and leave never comment.

            there is few give geniue comment but may are spam just want to get back link..

            Well I don't mind , if the person provide a comment ..even he/she want to create a back link under my site. problem is too spammy..
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          • Profile picture of the author guess121
            Steve... you are an absolute legend! Very good ideas!

            Justin... you also said you had sites making money... what are you doing right there that you are not doing right here?

            Steve has some brilliant ideas... I would be taking these up and following them through!

            Good luck!

            Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

            Justin,

            You are doing a wonderful job. Your site is professional looking, easy to navigate, and full of great content. You should be proud of what you have accomplished so far.

            Just a couple of things I'm wondering about. First, apparently you have a list of subscribers of some size. Do you nurture your list by sending regular emails with both extra content ("for subscribers only" type stuff) and special offers? I would think that doing this would give you additional income if you're not already doing it . . . maybe even more than you get from affiliate commissions.

            Second, I have always been partial to developing your own products and selling them as opposed to earning some proportion of a sale as an affiliate. It really brands you as an authority (expert) in the niche. I know this is a daunting task for some people. I think you would be great at putting together a series of reports that are deeply niched that you could sell given all the blogging you've been doing. You could easily develop these 7-15 page reports from your blogging content and eventually have a stable full of unique small reports that would sell for around $15. You might decide to also publish them on Kindle (each report as a chapter in a large book maybe).

            Third, you have much to offer as a partner with other fitness experts. You have a specialty, they will have a specialty. Join forces and come up with a fitness portal. Or maybe there is already such a thing. You can still have your own business and do everything you're doing . . . this would just be in addition to your own business interests. But the benefit to you is that you would be exposed to a lot more fitness enthusiasts.

            Fourth, have you ever considered a membership site alternative for your most avid subscribers and followers? I think you could easily charge $29/month for your most avid followers and give them special treatment, answer their personal questions, help them with personal issues, etc. it's the "insider" group concept. You would be a mentor, of sorts, but without having the commitment of helping every member with all their personal needs. Even having just 100 members (which I think you could easily get given the traffic you now have) would mean another $3,000/month. If you have 500 members . . . well you can do the math.

            Fifth, just a general comment. You have worked hard to get where you are now. Don't get discouraged at where you are. Sometimes we hit a plateau in business and find it hard to push higher. It is possible to do even better, but in order to take things to the next level you have to do things differently from what you're now doing. I know you like to help people and not charge for that help. That's very commendable and I think you should always maintain your helpful attitude and stance. But sometimes you have to understand that you can still help people and charge them a reasonable fee for that help. There are people out there that can afford to pay your fees and still be very happy about doing so. The membership site is a good example of how to earn a steady income, keep your best customers happy because they are in an elite group that gets special attention and they are part of a community of like-minded friends. With a platform like Membergate (I'm not an affiliate), you have a built in forum where your avid members can discuss all their fitness needs, successes, problems, goals, etc. And you will have a ready audience to send special offers to (like your small reports). Membergate is a top of the line solution and seems pricey but it has everything you need and can replace all your shopping carts, digital delivery for your products, affiliate program, etc. Just six members a month would pay for the software.

            Take heart that you have a very solid foundation. Just a few tweaks here and there and you'll be making sales. Build on what you have - but just remember that you need to do things differently than in the past if you expect to get different results.

            The very best to you,

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            • Profile picture of the author Justin012
              Thanks for all the help so far guys, this is very helpful info! I'll try to reply to everyone here:


              Originally Posted by Steve

              Justin,

              You are doing a wonderful job. Your site is professional looking, easy to navigate, and full of great content. You should be proud of what you have accomplished so far.

              Just a couple of things I'm wondering about. First, apparently you have a list of subscribers of some size. Do you nurture your list by sending regular emails with both extra content ("for subscribers only" type stuff) and special offers? I would think that doing this would give you additional income if you're not already doing it . . . maybe even more than you get from affiliate commissions.
              I have a list of about 500 subscribers. Sadly I don't regularly send emails to them as much as I should. Maybe 2-3 times a month if any. I have created a series of follow up emails (using Aweber) that my subscribers receive every 3-4 days for a about 2 weeks. But the topics they receive a pretty random but helpful at the same time. I have already received one or two complaints from subscribers saying that they don't have time to read them if they keep getting them from me everyday. That's why I cut it down to 3-4 days instead of 7 days a week.

              Originally Posted by Steve

              Second, I have always been partial to developing your own products and selling them as opposed to earning some proportion of a sale as an affiliate. It really brands you as an authority (expert) in the niche. I know this is a daunting task for some people. I think you would be great at putting together a series of reports that are deeply niched that you could sell given all the blogging you've been doing. You could easily develop these 7-15 page reports from your blogging content and eventually have a stable full of unique small reports that would sell for around $15. You might decide to also publish them on Kindle (each report as a chapter in a large book maybe).
              This is a great idea. People have said this to me before. Considering I do have enough posts on my website it wouldn't be a bad idea to create an few pdf's and sell them on kindle. It would of course require a lot of work to do the table of contents and organize my posts into chapters so that they make sense. But I will definitely implement this as part of my marketing strategy.


              Originally Posted by Steve

              Fourth, have you ever considered a membership site alternative for your most avid subscribers and followers? I think you could easily charge $29/month for your most avid followers and give them special treatment, answer their personal questions, help them with personal issues, etc. it's the "insider" group concept. You would be a mentor, of sorts, but without having the commitment of helping every member with all their personal needs. Even having just 100 members (which I think you could easily get given the traffic you now have) would mean another $3,000/month. If you have 500 members . . . well you can do the math.
              I have considered setting up a membership site, I have been looking at some of my closest competitions and noticed a few of them have membership sites set up. It may require a lot of work though but at least it would benefit my readers and possibly help me earn a bit of income if I do it right. I'll have a look at how "Membergate" works and watch a few tutorials to give me a better understanding of it. Thanks.

              Again, thanks a lot Steve, really appreciate taking the time to provide great advice here!

              Originally Posted by DotComHelp

              You could have a q&a section to help people while finding out what type of problems people really have. I think the key here is surveying your blog readers to find out what they really want - and then simply give it to them through a membership site.
              Sounds like a good idea, but not sure how to go about this. Can you give me some brief instructions what I need to do to set up this q&a section? Thanks!

              Originally Posted by stackman

              You can create that motivation by telling your visitors how they can further benefit from the products or services you're promoting. Simply throwing up banners or AdSense ads won't do it.
              The only reason why I put up banner ads is because I've actually seen them on other sites not just in the fitness niche and the fact I am getting a boat load of traffic everyday, I though it was a good idea. It obviously hasn't helped that much though

              Originally Posted by guess121


              Justin... you also said you had sites making money... what are you doing right there that you are not doing right here?

              Steve has some brilliant ideas... I would be taking these up and following them through!

              Good luck!
              Yes, I have a couple of affiliate sites promoting amazon and Clickbank products that I have been doing for about 2 years now. I gives a couple of hundred $$$'s a month. All the hard work I put into affiliate marketing paid off in the end. All I really do is write a few product reviews, sometimes outsource them and post them on the site and earn a commission for every purchase made.

              I think it's a bad idea to write a load of product reviews and post them on my site unless they have personally helped me overcome a problem and could recommend the product to my readers/subscribers.

              I will definitely implement some of Steve's ideas for sure!


              Originally Posted by TorinoGray

              I would move your opt-in box to left near or below your "Hi I'm Justin". The meat of your site is below the fold. It's a great looking site if you scroll down. Let the first images be the "How to get V Shaped Abs" etc.

              Good luck. With that kind of traffic once you get the formula right, it's going to be amazing.
              You're probably right about the opt-in box. I moved it to the side bar and will see if that increases the number of opt-ins I get. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ksummers
    I like your site but think you would benefit from being a little more in your face with the sales pitch. At the end of each of my articles I link to a product review in a way that relates to the article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin012
      Originally Posted by ksummers View Post

      I like your site but think you would benefit from being a little more in your face with the sales pitch. At the end of each of my articles I link to a product review in a way that relates to the article.
      Hi Ksummers, I've thought about doing the same but I find it hard to recommend a product that relates to the kind of articles of write. I got articles on my site that get lots of daily traffic with no call-to-action. For example "Biceps and Triceps Workout" and "Sprint Intervals for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain" . I am not sure what product relates to these type of workout unless I create an ebook with my entire workout program, but that would take a long time. I'm definitely open to suggestions, if you have any. Cheers!
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      • Profile picture of the author TorinoGray
        I would move your opt-in box to left near or below your "Hi I'm Justin". The meat of your site is below the fold. It's a great looking site if you scroll down. Let the first images be the "How to get V Shaped Abs" etc.

        Good luck. With that kind of traffic once you get the formula right, it's going to be amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuxuriousDreams
    So I was reading your post and I just have a quick question, who do you go threw to blog? I'm taking notes, and i like to read warrior forum every morning while having my coffee and use my notebook to take notes..so i was just wondering what do you use to blog threw?....or better question what platform do you blog on?...
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    • Originally Posted by LuxuriousDreams View Post

      So I was reading your post and I just have a quick question, who do you go threw to blog? I'm taking notes, and i like to read warrior forum every morning while having my coffee and use my notebook to take notes..so i was just wondering what do you use to blog threw?....or better question what platform do you blog on?...
      He uses Wordpress for the platform
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    For this type of niche I think a little more personalization is in order. To me, the articles sound like they come from a content mill.

    The most valuable commodity on a site like this is, You. I would bet a few videos would do wonders for keeping people on the site as well as getting them to bookmark and come back.

    Make sure you are reviewing your analytics to find out how long people are on your site, where they are entering and where they are leaving.

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  • Profile picture of the author DotComHelp
    It sounds like you want to give lots of information and make money at the same time. Maybe you could do better offering a low price monthly membership. Let people who join access all your premium content for free. You could have a q&a section to help people while finding out what type of problems people really have. I think the key here is surveying your blog readers to find out what they really want - and then simply give it to them through a membership site.
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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

    I run a bodybuilding/fitness website here
    I get about 1000-1500 visitors on a daily basis, mainly from organic search results and social media, but little to no engagement or interaction (subscribers/comments). I'm guessing people visit the site, read what they found or searched for and then leave. And Maybe, 1000-1500 daily visitors isn't a good amount of traffic as it was a few years ago?
    You have enough visitors to make money if done correctly. But, it's true, I've found that if your web site is so good that your visitors get everything they want, they have little incentive to buy other products or services, or click on related ads. It's necessary to leave them a little "hungry" for additional info or products. You can create that motivation by telling your visitors how they can further benefit from the products or services you're promoting. Simply throwing up banners or AdSense ads won't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourBizAid
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    Hey Justin, I gotta be blunt. But from your traffic stats I have here, you're getting somewhere between 10 - 30 visits per day.

    The rest of the count is from bots. That's the problem. Bots move around your site, that's why you think you get up to 1000 visits per day.

    My advice is you should trying a more aggressive approach to building a list of subscribers. Consider getting a plugin like Ninja Popups which you can see a good example on Internet Marketing Lessons | Easy Steps To Make Money Online | Building A Profitable Online Business Made Easy - Internet Success School.

    Time the plugin properly and use a good lead magnet to get people into your list. Send them solid information and sell them some of your offers.

    This way, you will have goodwill from your subscribers and cash in return.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin012
      Originally Posted by YourBizAid View Post

      Hey Justin, I gotta be blunt. But from your traffic stats I have here, you're getting somewhere between 10 - 30 visits per day.

      The rest of the count is from bots. That's the problem. Bots move around your site, that's why you think you get up to 1000 visits per day.

      My advice is you should trying a more aggressive approach to building a list of subscribers. Consider getting a plugin like Ninja Popups which you can see a good example on Internet Marketing Lessons | Easy Steps To Make Money Online | Building A Profitable Online Business Made Easy - Internet Success School.

      Time the plugin properly and use a good lead magnet to get people into your list. Send them solid information and sell them some of your offers.

      This way, you will have goodwill from your subscribers and cash in return.
      Not True, I use Google Analytics, Awstats and other tracking software. The majority of my visitors come from organic traffic, includes the UK, America, Canada, Australia and Ireland. And on top of that, I get a substantial amount of social media traffic as well. Don't give me the 10-30 visits a day bullcrap and try to send me over to your website in the hopes that I will buy your product or service. Nice try Fella!
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      • Profile picture of the author YourBizAid
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        Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

        Not True, I use Google Analytics, Awstats and other tracking software. The majority of my visitors come from organic traffic, includes the UK, America, Canada, Australia and Ireland. And on top of that, I get a substantial amount of social media traffic as well. Don't give me the 10-30 visits a day bullcrap and try to send me over to your website in the hopes that I will buy your product or service. Nice try Fella!
        Sorry Justin, we are not quarreling and I'm not tryina send you to my site. Just asked you to use Ninja Popups. That's all.

        And for your traffic... 1.5M in alexa ranking is somewhere between 10 - 30 visits per day. It's just my estimate. I could be wrong.

        Once again, forgive me for trespassing.

        God bless.
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin012
          Originally Posted by YourBizAid View Post

          Sorry Justin, we are not quarreling and I'm not tryina send you to my site. Just asked you to use Ninja Popups. That's all.

          And for your traffic... 1.5M in alexa ranking is somewhere between 10 - 30 visits per day. It's just my estimate. I could be wrong.


          God bless.
          You're forgiven, but the information you got from alexa is inaccurate as I have not installed the Alexa Certify code on my website to show any metrics publicy. Also I hear some negatives about alexa: Google Analytics is the real deal in my opinion!

          http://www.warriorforum.com/search-e...why-sucks.html

          In saying that, I have signed up for a monthly membership with Alexa and installed the alexa code for a more accurate alexa ranking, which will be shown publicly within the next 12-24 hours, if you wish to spy on my global rankings again.
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  • Profile picture of the author surfer30
    It seems Like you have a great site with Good content.
    well, First you have to make sure you are getting traffic from Countries such US, uk , New zealand and Australia. people are able to buy your products, people who have money and interested in what you offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    Firstly, very nice put together design and blog! I used to be into weight lifting etc, but for health reasons had to stop, but will be resuming soon!

    Anyways, what I would suggest is having a CALL TO ACTION, at the bottom of each post, now, that could be a signature

    - Your Name
    P.S Grab My Free eBOOK which shows you how to bla bla

    or even better, a image with a call to action, or both!

    Add it to each post, you could also add one in the middle, but try to not make it look spammy.

    Add another banner to your side bar, something more colourful that stands out.

    Direct the call to actions to a opt in page, that once entered goes to the sale page or whatever and follow up via email and build a big subscriber base,

    If none of that works, which if its the right product and you get clicks you should then use Google Adsense.

    BUT, it should work, it's all about testing.

    I have a blog about cooking and recipes, at the bottom I have an image and signature

    P.S Discover How I Earn Over $27123 Per MONTH Online While Cooking!

    It works, attraction marketing...

    Hope that helps...

    Oh, and have your picture in the logo, and at the bottom of posts, even in the CTA Picture, you need to brand yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin012
      Originally Posted by Andrewsfm View Post

      Firstly, very nice put together design and blog! I used to be into weight lifting etc, but for health reasons had to stop, but will be resuming soon!
      Thanks Andrew, glad you think so. Your health is your wealth so good look getting back into training again.

      Originally Posted by Andrewsfm View Post

      Anyways, what I would suggest is having a CALL TO ACTION, at the bottom of each post, now, that could be a signature

      - Your Name
      P.S Grab My Free eBOOK which shows you how to bla bla

      or even better, a image with a call to action, or both!

      Add it to each post, you could also add one in the middle, but try to not make it look spammy.
      A few others said the same about having a call-to-action at the end of every post I write. It's definitely on my to-do-list along with a lot of other things people suggested to me.


      Originally Posted by Andrewsfm View Post

      Oh, and have your picture in the logo, and at the bottom of posts, even in the CTA Picture, you need to brand yourself.
      I had a photo beside my logo a few months ago but the quality was poor so I took it down. I was thinking of getting a better photo of me and sending it to a graphic designer to create a cartoon version of me and putting it next to my logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    I think you should reformat your website to be a membership website, where persons pay to read the information on your website.You can search for membership website themes plugin on google money that way. No sense giving away these valuable info for free.
    Also you could install a Pop-up plugin asking the visitors to your website to enter there email address etc so you can build an email list that you can market affiliate products to.
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  • Profile picture of the author SMworkcafe
    I just went through your website and here's the problem: Too much content lacking call-to-actions.

    Learn more about call-to-action 'triggers'. Add videos and testimonials. Add YOUR before and after pictures.

    .... getting it?

    Your website is all about physical transformation so people would like to 'see' transformations through visual content - beginning from you. Then comes the recommendations part.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay D
    Try changing your opt-in box copy.

    IMO, "muscle building and fat burning strategies" is too generic. That's exactly what every other fitness guru out there claims to know. What makes your strategies different and special?

    Make it something specific, something memorable that will spark their curiosity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Sell something. Your offer to opt-in to your email newsletter is weak. Make it prominent on every page, and include adding a hover ad when someone reaches your homepage. Also..... get rid of disqus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Loftis
    Hey Justin! I actually know a thing or two about this niche because I'm sort of a fitness and bodybuilding nerd myself (I actually own Pumping Iron and Dorian Yates' Blood and Guts DVD lol love it! I even read Tom Venuto's BFFM front to back when I was like 15 years old) Just to give you an idea!!!

    First thing I noticed when I landed on your page is that I did NOT see the opt-in box. I finally found it, but it didn't catch my attention when I landed.

    Your headline actually doesn't even matter because everything blends in so well nobody is even seeing the opt-in. You need a higher contrast with that opt-in box and even consider a pop-up as soon as someone lands on the page.

    Consider a graphic at the top right corner of a free report for example, or a solid red opt-in area with white letters, or solid black with red or white letters something like that. You could even offer something like a 7-day mini course sent via autoresponder - Get them used to checking their email and hearing from you
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  • Profile picture of the author marax
    I agree. Your optin CTA can be better.
    Go with something like "The 3 natural supplements I take each day to maintain a 4% body fat"
    A 1 page pdf report briefly describing the supplements will be good enough for the giveaway.
    You can then add affiliate links to those supplements.

    Also test out placing optin boxes before content of your articles.
    That usually converts better than sidebars.
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