Amazon sales zero after 1,000 clicks

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I have an Amazon site based in the fitness niche.
A typical amazon niche site with about 30 pages.
It's 10 months old and only just starting to get organic search traffic of about 1500 per month, which I'm a little disappointed at. So much for 3-6 months and then take off!

Anyway, the thing that really amazes me is the amount of sales per clicks I have, which is 0
I have over 1,000 clicks on my Amazon report for the last 3 months but zero sales.

I think something has gone wrong. I did use Amazon's onelink to connect all different countries and I'm now worried that this has somehow made my links go wrong.
If I now go to my US based site, I get directed to UK where I live, but I can't check where US people get sent. I presume to their US Amazon store but how do I know my links are valid?

I have seen other Amazon sites with a 15% sales rate from clicks.

Does anyone have any ideas on this?
#amazon #clicks #sales
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Is this the same site you posted about a few weeks back that was getting 100 views a month?

    https://www.warriorforum.com/search-engine-optimization/1382885-uk-site-getting-60-us-traffic.html

    Either way, fitness is not a niche. It's likely any clicks you're getting aren't tightly targeted enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by mikeb222 View Post

    I think something has gone wrong. I did use Amazon's onelink to connect all different countries and I'm now worried that this has somehow made my links go wrong.
    As above; be sure to focus on an actual niche within the fitness industry, however there's a valid point here. The need to set up an account for each country is ludicrous and opens up margin for error - namely you not being credited for a sale. Check and double check to ensure that this is not the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Those aren't good metrics at all. Why not do a split test with 2-3 other affiliate products, non Amazon, to see what type of conversion rates you get with them. This will give you perspective.
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  • Profile picture of the author robermonas
    About your Amazon's onelink to connect all different countries working well for UK where you live: you can ask a friend in other country to check out where they are redirected with that Amazon's onelink.

    You can send me your Amazon's onelink to test try it in Mexico. Amazon platform supports my country.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You say your site is getting traffic from search engines

    How are you pre-qualifying those clicks?

    The text description of each page might have a LOT to do with your visitors' behavior AFTER they click
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  • Profile picture of the author wizbiz
    Check your links, Ask somebody to buy a little thing from Amazon through your Link and see if you get credited... People forgot to mention, that AMAZON has 30 day Cookie (if you talking about
    Amazon Affiliate Program). It doesn't matter what Niche, if your visitor clicks on your link and buy ANYTHING, you should be credited. So I would start to make sure your links are active and working.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Maybe your links are not working as well as you think.

    Check to see if they are working OK.

    What ever you do, just don't give up TILL you start making consistent sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    Maybe you aren't targetting the right audience. To be honest, I got my first sale after 1 whole year and from there it began to start gaining momentum. Do some tests and try different things, with 1500 clicks per month, I'm sure you are nearing a breakthrough.
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  • Profile picture of the author bakko
    No sales after 1,000 clicks from organic search traffic? Yeah, you need to really double check everything because something seems very fishy to me!
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  • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
    People can buy anything with the link and you still get affiliate commissions, I would assume u would get bare minimum 1 sale with 1000 clicks. Looks like there is a problem..
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by 55sadhikar View Post

      People can buy anything with the link and you still get affiliate commissions, I would assume u would get bare minimum 1 sale with 1000 clicks. Looks like there is a problem..
      This is definitely something to bear in mind, since it only takes a purchase of anything from the click.

      With that in mind, you should probably be seeing some kind of movement, as stated.

      I advertise only a very small selection of books on Amazon which I've read personally, but a person clicked through and bought almost every book on the topic in a single purchase, awarding me revenue, albeit low, for those goods.

      This marked one of my initial sales, which indicated things were working.
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