Are these article numbers good? (Acne Niche)

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I've got 138 live articles in this niche, with 26,600 views. So I'm averaging almost 200 views per article. I also have a 24% CTR. I'm wondering how these numbers stack up and if I should keep doing what I'm doing or if I could improve on these?

As an aside, my presell sucks so if anyone would be willing to help me in that regard (I'm really html and graphics dumb), that would be great.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Is it good?

    To be honest no idea are you making sales or not whats your goals?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Those numbers appear good but it all comes down to sales, how is that going?
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  • Profile picture of the author GCostanza
    Terrible. I figure the traffic is fine, so now I have to work on preselling. That's where I'm at now. If I can keep getting this sort of traffic to my presell page, I hope for it to convert. Unfortunately I'm really lost in that area.

    Any suggestions for someone who is completely lost about writing a great presell page would be cool, PMs welcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    what page do your articles link to right now?

    Or is it many different pages?

    Are you collecting leads where possible to add them to your mailing list and try to sell them again and again?
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      The numbers of views per articles are okay, though of course there's always room for improvement. Since this is average, I'm sure that some will do better, so check out which ones those are and see if you can do more of those articles.

      Look into keyword research some more so you get more views through Google.

      The CTR is great if this is your average click-through.

      But, as others have pointed out, what counts is what happens after that... And that's a priority or else all those click-throughs are ultimately wasted.

      Are you at least capturing the visitors with an opt-in form?

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      • Profile picture of the author hyperlite
        Those numbers are pretty good but unfortunately the acne niche does not convert very well at all. I've heard from tons of affiliates that the 'Acne Free in 3 Days' product is one of the worst converting products they've ever seen.

        There might be others that are better but not from what I've heard.
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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          Originally Posted by hyperlite View Post

          Those numbers are pretty good but unfortunately the acne niche does not convert very well at all. I've heard from tons of affiliates that the 'Acne Free in 3 Days' product is one of the worst converting products they've ever seen.

          There might be others that are better but not from what I've heard.
          I'll second that - acne isn't one of those niches that you can convert with just articles and a landing page. Those who do well in the acne niche normally have an authority site and/or a list.
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            Originally Posted by Hamida Harland View Post

            I'll second that - acne isn't one of those niches that you can convert with just articles and a landing page. Those who do well in the acne niche normally have an authority site and/or a list.
            Perhaps you are targeting the wrong crowd???

            Try a couple of articles targeted to Adult Acne Sufferers and see if they convert any better. I would imagine a huge percentage are teens and preteens who are not going to buy anything online in the first place.

            Just a thought.

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            • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
              Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

              Perhaps you are targeting the wrong crowd???

              Try a couple of articles targeted to Adult Acne Sufferers and see if they convert any better. I would imagine a huge percentage are teens and preteens who are not going to buy anything online in the first place.

              Just a thought.

              Allen
              I'm actually not in the acne niche at all at the moment - I used to be, and got reasonable conversions from my authority site, but not so good direct from article marketing (I've since sold the site though). I used to find physical products converted better than CB in that niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebFlip
    Also consider this: How is your call to action in your articles? If you're simply using link bait, you'll have a much higher CTR but a lower conversion rate on your site because of wording.

    Example:

    Stop Acne NOW! Click Here To Find Out More

    versus

    Wanting To End Your Acne? You Have Access to PRODUCT NAME Here That Will Get You Started Immediately

    The second lead out is telling the user what they're getting into whereas the first may just lead them on thinking there's more info to come, not that they have to purchase anything, if you want to PM me a link to an article I could take a look at it.

    Safe Travels,
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Sound like good rates for the articles themselves. If you are not going to build a list why not trying just have your URL redirect straight the affiliate offer. See if that will increase your conversions and then you do not have to worry about preselling.
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  • Profile picture of the author GCostanza
    That's what I have been doing. I've gotten basically no sales direct linking to different products.
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