Pls Comment On My Article Stats

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Total: 34 articles
Views: 1,817
Url clicks: 269
CTR: 4.8%
Sales made: 2

Is this ok? They are all for one same niche and one product. Well, I'm not a good writer and it has taken me a lot of time to write these articles.

However, my main questions are:

How do you find so many things to write about? I had been cracking my head to find things to write on the same niche. I think I just couldn't write anymore on the same niche.

How many articles should I write per niche?

There are less than 10 bum keywords that score at least 1k searches a month and has less than 100,000 competing sites (keywords in quotes) that I can find which make writing even more difficult as all articles evolve around these same set of keywords.

I am all by myself and will not be able to outsource anything nor to buy any software at the moment. The fact is, I've tendered my resignation with my dayjob and I have one more week to go. And I really need to make this article marketing work to substitute my pay.

Note: I just need to make $800 every month to survive. Please enlighten me.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damz
    Yes.Your article stats seems good bro. If you hate to write articles just find a freelancer at Odesk.com(there are plenty of Filipinos who write articles for just $1-2). Here are the threads you need to follow to get some ideas.Read on these threads and make a solid plan about writing,submitting,back linking...etc

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ke-3117-a.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...0-dollars.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...blueprint.html

    To your success;
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      With 34 articles, I think you should be looking to have a much higher click through rate than 4.8% and a lot more sales than 2. I think you should be shooting for an average of at least 20% CTR. Read those threads Ben linked to above - a lot of great information in those I'd also highly recommend taking the time to read through this one:-

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html

      It really sounds like you haven't been getting the most out of your articles, but pretty much everything you need to know is right here at the WF - my advice is to set aside a few hours and read, read, read and take some notes. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author RGallowitz
    Yes those are some good article stats. To increase your sales you need to look at your sales page or affiliate review page.


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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Forgive me for this OP, but to be honest, I'm really surprised some people regard those stats as 'good' :confused: 53 views per article is decent, but a 4.8% CTR and 2 sales generated is poor in my eyes. I don't think telling him they are 'good' is going to help him much, but maybe that's just me....
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      • Profile picture of the author RGallowitz
        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        Forgive me for this OP, but to be honest, I'm really surprised some people regard those stats as 'good' :confused: 53 views per article is decent, but a 4.8% CTR and 2 sales generated is poor in my eyes. I don't think telling him they are 'good' is going to help him much, but maybe that's just me....
        Those ARE some good stats considering that not every article one produces will get good views.

        You also don't know how long those article have been live, so at the moment an average of 53 views per article is not that bad. And 34 articles are peanuts compared to what some bum marketers crank out on a weekly basis.
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        • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
          Originally Posted by RGallowitz View Post

          Those ARE some good stats considering that not every article one produces will get good views.

          You also don't know how long those article have been live, so at the moment an average of 53 views per article is not that bad. And 34 articles are peanuts compared to what some bum marketers crank out on a weekly basis.
          I agree that the views are reasonably good, but if I was to start an article writing project of my own of 34 articles and I knew at the end of it I would get 2 sales(maybe $70 total if we're talking CB products) and 4.8% CTR, I would NOT be happy. He definitely has something to build on, but right now he needs to look at why his CTR is so low and he has only made 2 sales
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          • Profile picture of the author RGallowitz
            Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

            He definitely has something to build on, but right now he needs to look at why his CTR is so low and he has only made 2 sales
            I agree. He has to work on his signature or the way the article flows into getting the click.

            He definitely has to check his offer/product because I agree with the sales amount being too low.
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  • Profile picture of the author Snap
    You are having average stats, try to be more creative to generate more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author fattysolo
    Thanks guys! and
    Sorry for not giving enough info..
    Here's the summary...



    But how about below... can you please advise how you do it?

    Originally Posted by fattysolo View Post


    However, my main questions are:

    How do you find so many things to write about? I had been cracking my head to find things to write on the same niche. I think I just couldn't write anymore on the same niche.

    How many articles should I write per niche?

    There are less than 10 bum keywords that score at least 1k searches a month and has less than 100,000 competing sites (keywords in quotes) that I can find which make writing even more difficult as all articles evolve around these same set of keywords.

    I am all by myself and will not be able to outsource anything nor to buy any software at the moment. The fact is, I've tendered my resignation with my dayjob and I have one more week to go. And I really need to make this article marketing work to substitute my pay.

    Note: I just need to make $800 every month to survive. Please enlighten me.

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Wow, I'm really impressed with your level of productivity Taking action clearly isn't a problem for you, so that's great. I'm also impressed that some of your articles have been republished. Your statement in your OP that you're 'not a good writer' is clearly completely untrue, so stop thinking like that.

      I highly recommend you read through the threads that have been linked in this one, but here's a few suggestions, and bear in mind there are people here that are a LOT more successful than me with articles(to put it mildly):-

      -If you are struggling to write new articles, why not rewrite your existing ones? By rewrite I don't mean change a few words here and there, I mean completely restructure sentences and paragraphs. Here is a great free tool that I use fairly often from a fellow Warrior, Andy Black:-

      Easy Article Rewriter - Rewrite Existing Articles With Ease

      -How are you backlinking your articles? At the very least you should be social bookmarking them.

      -How many directories are you submitting to? There are MANY more than just EZA.

      -Are you submitting to them to Web 2.0 properties?(Squidoo, Hubpages etc) If not, you should be - these places are FREE, have lots of traffic and are great for backlinks.

      -In terms of getting a higher CTR, you can try the 'continuation of the article' approach in your resource boxes, OR you can have a really strong call to action - 'Want to solve this problem FOREVER? Visit mysite.com NOW to get started' etc.

      -Are you building a list of subscribers? Have an opt in form on your site, give them a free report or PLR ebook for signing up. Split test by sending them to a squeeze page straight from your articles. There's lots more info on this kind of stuff right here at WF

      -I'd highly recommend you branch out into other niches. My approach is I have one 'main' niche and some 'side' niches. You're putting a lot of pressure on yourself by only working in one niche, in my opinion.

      I hope some of this helps
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      • Profile picture of the author fattysolo
        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        Wow, I'm really impressed with your level of productivity Taking action clearly isn't a problem for you, so that's great. I'm also impressed that some of your articles have been republished. Your statement in your OP that you're 'not a good writer' is clearly completely untrue, so stop thinking like that.
        Thanks Liam, but I have to admit that they were not written on the same day but just submitted on the same day. And I had my Platinum downgraded to Basic Plus because about 7 of my articles were in problem status due to grammar issue the other day. But you're right.. I'll correct my mindset.

        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        I highly recommend you read through the threads that have been linked in this one, but here's a few suggestions, and bear in mind there are people here that are a LOT more successful than me with articles(to put it mildly):-
        Yeah.. I'm reading them and more questions popping up in my mind..:confused:

        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        -If you are struggling to write new articles, why not rewrite your existing ones? By rewrite I don't mean change a few words here and there, I mean completely restructure sentences and paragraphs. Here is a great free tool that I use fairly often from a fellow Warrior, Andy Black:-

        Easy Article Rewriter - Rewrite Existing Articles With Ease
        Thanks, I will try this immediately.

        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        -How are you backlinking your articles? At the very least you should be social bookmarking them.

        -How many directories are you submitting to? There are MANY more than just EZA.

        -Are you submitting to them to Web 2.0 properties?(Squidoo, Hubpages etc) If not, you should be - these places are FREE, have lots of traffic and are great for backlinks.
        Well, I didn't backlinking them.. but just Social bookmarked them with SocialBot. I heard that people are getting great results creating linkwheel on Web 2.0 sites but Paul in this thread http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ke-3117-a.html

        and Andi in this thread http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...print-new.html

        mentioned that all articles posted on the Web 2.0 sites to create the link wheel are unique! How is that possible to make the same article into so many unique variations?

        And I was thinking isn't it better to submit all these unique articles to EZA instead? I learnt from TheNewbieBlueprint - narthil and Sree94 that they started only with EZA alone and still manage to earn above $1k in their first month. Hence, I thought I would just focus on EZA alone and so, I didn't submit to any other article directories.

        I did before with ArticleBot but when I check my GoogleAnalytics, I was surprised that the traffic from other directories combined does not even up to 10% of the traffic.

        So, I'm really confused :confused:

        And I have made a few hubs and lenses before but each will take me at least 30 minutes to build. So, I was even more confused how these people claimed to do it so easy when the posting itself is taking a lot of time not to mention writing a unique version for each site. Do they just post the article on these web 2.0 sites without any images etc. but the article alone?

        Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

        -In terms of getting a higher CTR, you can try the 'continuation of the article' approach in your resource boxes, OR you can have a really strong call to action - 'Want to solve this problem FOREVER? Visit mysite.com NOW to get started' etc.

        -Are you building a list of subscribers? Have an opt in form on your site, give them a free report or PLR ebook for signing up. Split test by sending them to a squeeze page straight from your articles. There's lots more info on this kind of stuff right here at WF

        -I'd highly recommend you branch out into other niches. My approach is I have one 'main' niche and some 'side' niches. You're putting a lot of pressure on yourself by only working in one niche, in my opinion.

        I hope some of this helps
        Okay, will try the "continuation" method and branch out other niches. No Liam. I'm not building a list. I don't think I'm ready for list building yet (I couldn't afford the monthly fee at the moment, so I'm not thinking into that yet). Just want to fine tune my article marketing skill to make about $800 a month is already a blessing to me.

        Warriors, please enlighten me!
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        • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
          OK, I wasn't sure what tools you had available to you and what you had tried before now, but I now have a much clearer idea You have Social Bot and Article Bot(as do I) - you need to be leveraging these tools. When you submit an article with Social Bot, make sure you have 2 or 3 variations for your title, and make sure the different words you use are highly related to the niche. For example, say if you're writing about quitting smoking:-

          Your main title

          'Techniques to help you quit smoking'

          Variations

          'Ways to beat your nicotine addiction'
          'How you can throw your cigarettes away forever'

          etc etc.

          I actually just bought Article Bot myself a few weeks ago and have yet to really use it, but it's going to be a big part of my strategy this year. In terms of making the articles at least a little unique, I am first going to create some word/phrase/sentence variations with this:-

          Free Article Writing Software - Article Spinner - Article Rewriter

          ...then paste it into Article Bot ready for submission

          In terms of web 2.0 submissions - you don't need me to tell you how much Google loves them, so it's worth taking time to put content on them. Again, you don't have to submit massively different content, just make a few variations.

          I'm glad to see that you have been reading the threads recommended, it seems you have a good attitude so there's no reason why you can't get the results you want. The very best of luck, and I hope I've helped in a small way.
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          • Profile picture of the author fattysolo
            Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

            OK, I wasn't sure what tools you had available to you and what you had tried before now, but I now have a much clearer idea You have Social Bot and Article Bot(as do I) - you need to be leveraging these tools. When you submit an article with Social Bot, make sure you have 2 or 3 variations for your title, and make sure the different words you use are highly related to the niche. For example, say if you're writing about quitting smoking:-

            Your main title

            'Techniques to help you quit smoking'

            Variations

            'Ways to beat your nicotine addiction'
            'How you can throw your cigarettes away forever'

            etc etc.

            I actually just bought Article Bot myself a few weeks ago and have yet to really use it, but it's going to be a big part of my strategy this year. In terms of making the articles at least a little unique, I am first going to create some word/phrase/sentence variations with this:-

            Free Article Writing Software - Article Spinner - Article Rewriter

            ...then paste it into Article Bot ready for submission

            In terms of web 2.0 submissions - you don't need me to tell you how much Google loves them, so it's worth taking time to put content on them. Again, you don't have to submit massively different content, just make a few variations.

            I'm glad to see that you have been reading the threads recommended, it seems you have a good attitude so there's no reason why you can't get the results you want. The very best of luck, and I hope I've helped in a small way.
            Thanks a lot Liam! I appreciate your help and am now working on the 2 free tools you mentioned. Let's get this article marketing works. If it can work wonders to so many people, it surely will work for us as well.
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            • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
              Originally Posted by fattysolo View Post

              Thanks a lot Liam! I appreciate your help and am now working on the 2 free tools you mentioned. Let's get this article marketing works. If it can work wonders to so many people, it surely will work for us as well.
              You're very welcome
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              • Profile picture of the author Heuristic
                Thanks for sharing your stats.

                I would say that all your numbers are below average (views/ctr/sales), but if you are new, it's normal. It's unlikely that you are going to get great numbers in the beginning. It takes time and testing to figure out what works and what doesn't.

                In the meantime, I would concentrate on your article titles and resource box. Look at the articles on the most recent articles page. Figure out why one headline gets 50 views, while the one below it gets 100. This is pure gold if you can see it.

                Study the techniques of the more experienced authors. They wouldn't be doing it this way if they weren't making a profit.

                Also, realize that getting a high CTR involves more than writing a good resource box. You must get them to the end of your article to see the resource box. Use bold sub-headlines, numbered lists, bullet points - your number one goal should be to guide them down the article to the resource box.

                In the resource box, make them an offer they can't refuse. Put yourself in their shoes. What is it that they so desperately need right this minute? And then give it to them. Tell them exactly how clicking on this link is going to help them with their problem. Oh, and don't forget to actually tell them to click the link for the information.

                Hope that helps
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      • Profile picture of the author master
        Hi, Liam,
        I was testing different re-writing software and had no so good results.Most of re-written articles require complete manual re-writing.It is very time consuming. For me is much better to do this by myself. About backlinking you are absolutely right. I did this mistake at the very beginning.I was submitting my articles and waiting for the traffic.
        I wasted a lot of time till somebody advised me to make back links.It really helped!
        Thank you for your detailed comment1
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        • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
          Originally Posted by master View Post

          Hi, Liam,
          I was testing different re-writing software and had no so good results.Most of re-written articles require complete manual re-writing.It is very time consuming. For me is much better to do this by myself. About backlinking you are absolutely right. I did this mistake at the very beginning.I was submitting my articles and waiting for the traffic.
          I wasted a lot of time till somebody advised me to make back links.It really helped!
          Thank you for your detailed comment1
          Hi there, the tools I mentioned I use in a manual way - i.e I don't put in just a tiny bit of effort and hope what the software spits out will make sense. Instead, I make sure all the possibilities will make sense first Those free tools are great, but a couple of days I ago I joined Article Productions and even though I have yet to use it(I've watched the tutorial videos a few times), I think the spinner there is incredible and something I will be using a lot in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author master
    Originally Posted by fattysolo View Post

    Total: 34 articles
    Views: 1,817
    Url clicks: 269
    CTR: 4.8%
    Sales made: 2

    Is this ok? They are all for one same niche and one product. Well, I'm not a good writer and it has taken me a lot of time to write these articles.

    However, my main questions are:

    How do you find so many things to write about? I had been cracking my head to find things to write on the same niche. I think I just couldn't write anymore on the same niche.

    How many articles should I write per niche?

    There are less than 10 bum keywords that score at least 1k searches a month and has less than 100,000 competing sites (keywords in quotes) that I can find which make writing even more difficult as all articles evolve around these same set of keywords.

    I am all by myself and will not be able to outsource anything nor to buy any software at the moment. The fact is, I've tendered my resignation with my dayjob and I have one more week to go. And I really need to make this article marketing work to substitute my pay.

    Note: I just need to make $800 every month to survive. Please enlighten me.

    Thanks.
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with writing articles!
    From my own experience the CTR depends on quality of articles. You have to think how interesting it will be for the readers. It should be primary.If you will write and think about how to replace your $800 job using Article Marketing, it can take a lot of time. Just write with fun and results will come.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolverine1971
      Here is a technique I got from Sean Mize in an email from him on how to create quick articles titles if you are using article marketing for traffic.

      Write 5 titles from each keyword, using the following template:

      title #1: Keyword - How to (something related to the keyword)

      title #2 Keyword - Why You Should (something related to the keyword)

      title #3 Keyword - How Many Times Should You (something related to the keyword)?

      title #4 Discover the Secret to (Keyword)

      title #5 The Best Way to (Keyword)
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
      I actually think you have done a great job. It is usually a combination of the niche, the article title, and the resource box that gets the click.

      I know that when I scan for articles, I always look at the title, read a sentence at the beginnning, and then scroll to the bottom.

      If the resource box promises something interesting, I usually click through to get it or see what it is.

      So, I would probably just change the resource box call to action as you have the ability to write and submit.

      An example would be "Do you really want flat abs? Click here for the 5 best ways to get that six pack in 23 days". This, of course, would lead to an ebook of that title with an optin, or an article that you had found with this topic and some Adsense ads to monetize, or however you are monetizing your landing page. Good job!
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      • Profile picture of the author fattysolo
        Originally Posted by Michael Kohler View Post

        I know that when I scan for articles, I always look at the title, read a sentence at the beginnning, and then scroll to the bottom.

        If the resource box promises something interesting, I usually click through to get it or see what it is.
        Thanks Michael! That's like me too. I seldom read thru the whole article..
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