3 Sales in my 1st Week: Affiliate Review sites work!

by XFactor 84 replies
There is some very good advice on affiliate marketing here. And I've been
asking tons of questions to see all the different systems.

In the meanwhile, I went with one route and created a review site that listed
12 clickbank products.

The niche is "weight loss"

(I was going to go with Acne but will do that one next).

I submitted a handful of articles to ezinearticles (with very careful keyword
research to grab targeted visitors)
and with less than 50 visitors to my
site 3 sales came in.

I always knew that affiliate marketing is where the money is at, but if I hadn't
stuck with Adsense for so long then I would not be off to such a great start
here.

Just some positive food for ya.

- John
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Hello John

    Well done. It sounds like you've hit a formula that works for you.

    What price point were the products?

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      Hello John

      Well done. It sounds like you've hit a formula that works for you.

      What price point were the products?

      Cheers,

      Neil
      Neil,

      All products were from $30 on up. You can check clickbank, there are a ton of
      listed products to promote.

      I did not go with the most popular as the first listed though, as I have many,
      many years reading about fitness and also experience.

      - John
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    • Profile picture of the author Tuzic
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      hi,

      thanks for the post clearly something worked for you.
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  • 3 sales with 50 visitors? I'd love to get those results on the scales of traffic I work with.

    Congratulations on doing something and reaping the benefits!

    What is a handful of articles, and how long did it take for the sales to come in?
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      I'd love to get those results on the scales of traffic I work with.
      Me too!

      6% conversion - not bad at all, although there's not much data to base the purchase of that new private jet on.

      Cheers,

      Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Christopher R Everson View Post

      3 sales with 50 visitors? I'd love to get those results on the scales of traffic I work with.

      Congratulations on doing something and reaping the benefits!

      What is a handful of articles, and how long did it take for the sales to come in?
      It took about 2 days before a sale on my first 5 articles, then the other 2 just came in this
      morning. Total articles were 12 submitted.

      I'm not article marketing for direct sales, however, but to get my site ranking in time.

      That was always my long-term adsense strategy, which is paying off wonderfully today,
      so I will take the same approach to my affiliate sites.

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author tommyfocus
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        It took about 2 days before a sale on my first 5 articles, then the other 2 just came in this
        morning. Total articles were 12 submitted.

        I'm not article marketing for direct sales, however, but to get my site ranking in time.

        That was always my long-term adsense strategy, which is paying off wonderfully today,
        so I will take the same approach to my affiliate sites.

        - John
        Congrats!!! Nice strategy!!
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    • Profile picture of the author petebolduc
      Congrats Man, Glad to to see you off to such a great start!

      pete
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi John,

    Ther is one key to your post that a lot of people overlook - and that is that you actually acted on the information you had. It also sounds like it wasn't just a little bit of action, but rather the serious roll-up-your-sleeves variety.

    Looking forward to anything you wish to share as far as specifics go, other than that...

    Here's to your continued success!

    All the best,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      Hi John,

      Ther is one key to your post that a lot of people overlook - and that is that you actually acted on the information you had. It also sounds like it wasn't just a little bit of action, but rather the serious roll-up-your-sleeves variety.

      Looking forward to anything you wish to share as far as specifics go, other than that...

      Here's to your continued success!

      All the best,
      Michael
      Thanks Michael.

      To be fair though, I also have a couple of years of heavy experience with writing,
      SEO, keyword research, and overall confidence in making money online.

      Mix that with positive expectations (manifestation) and it's a winning formula.

      Plus my fitness article reviews are outstanding.

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author abelacts
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        Thanks Michael.

        To be fair though, I also have a couple of years of heavy experience with writing,
        SEO, keyword research, and overall confidence in making money online.

        Mix that with positive expectations (manifestation) and it's a winning formula.

        Plus my fitness article reviews are outstanding.

        - John
        This is what most people overlook when they see "fast results." They don't see the blood and sweat behind your success and always expect overnight success.

        Well done, John.
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        • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
          Nice job, John.

          Keep up the good work.

          All The Best,


          Tony
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    Congratulations on taking action!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Lowry
    Gday John,

    Glad to see that it's working so well for you. I'm moving in that direction myself and am mentoring a few folks in getting ranking for our sites up using ezinearticles and good quality content.

    Hope it continues well for you.

    Kind Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    Well done John!

    Those results are excellent. Be sure to keep us all updated.

    Do you plan to continue to submit articles to promote your site or are you simply moving on to the next project?
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by hebsgaard View Post

      Well done John!

      Those results are excellent. Be sure to keep us all updated.

      Do you plan to continue to submit articles to promote your site or are you simply moving on to the next project?
      I am going to build up my weight loss site to at least 30 product reviews and never
      stop creating articles for it. And I will also article market the site for the long haul.

      I plan on starting 3 more review sites over the next 4-5 weeks and then work on all of
      them at the same time, all in the health niche:

      1. 2 articles added to each site every day.
      2. 2 articles submitted for article marketing each day.

      That totals 16 articles per day on an average work day to growing 4 review sites.

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author KenJ
        I love the simplicity of your methods

        Are you using blogs or xsitepro or something else to build the sites
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        • Profile picture of the author XFactor
          Originally Posted by kenj View Post

          I love the simplicity of your methods

          Are you using blogs or xsitepro or something else to build the sites
          I use XsitePro 1

          They key is to really focus on your keywords and article writing, next comes the
          site layout which is nothing more than a simple top-to-bottom listing of products
          with reviews and a star rating system. (think Rempel's "conduit" style).

          In terms of money I should have started affiliate marketing a long time ago, but
          I've had such a passion for Adsense that it was my first big challenge.

          - John
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          • Profile picture of the author catcat
            Well done John. Very inspiring!
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            • Profile picture of the author faranak
              what do you mean about choosing key words carefully .what method do you use for this exactley
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            • Profile picture of the author XFactor
              Originally Posted by JJ Manning View Post

              This works like gangbusters when done right.

              Excellent work John and great work ethic. Although I continue to write an article or two a day, I outsource a lot of the writing now to concentrate on alternative traffic methods, link building and finding more ncihes.

              Have you thought about this John - scaling up big time by outsourciing?

              Cheers

              JJ
              I outsource when I can afford to. But to be honest with you, I'm not sure I would trust
              my affiliate business to run on the writing style of someone else.

              I got these sales because:

              A) My website reviews were spot on, and realistic.
              B) My article marketing articles were educational and motivating.
              C) I used the right keyword to get traffic from ezinearticles.com

              So for now I am going to "slave it out" with my own writing as I did with my content
              sites.

              - John
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              • Profile picture of the author XFactor
                Originally Posted by JJ Manning View Post

                John
                I recommend looking into other traffic methods as well as EAs. Start building backlinks from other sources and watch your review pages hit googles front page. It's great to receive sales from natural searches

                JJ
                Yes JJ by all means my sole goal is to rank for various keyword terms. I plan on putting
                hundreds of articles on my review sites.

                - John
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                • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                  wow!

                  3 sales with just 50 visitors, that's Great!

                  Congrats Man!

                  To Many More!
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                • Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

                  Yes JJ by all means my sole goal is to rank for various keyword terms. I plan on putting
                  hundreds of articles on my review sites.

                  - John
                  Hey John thanks for the post it's very motivating to see what a little hard work and testing can do... but I have a question for you:

                  How do you plan to funnel the traffic from your hundreds of articles to your review page? Say they find one of your hundreds of articles in google and click on it to read it, do you have a plan to get them to click over to the actual review page?
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                  • Profile picture of the author XFactor
                    Originally Posted by YoYoPro View Post

                    Hey John thanks for the post it's very motivating to see what a little hard work and testing can do... but I have a question for you:

                    How do you plan to funnel the traffic from your hundreds of articles to your review page? Say they find one of your hundreds of articles in google and click on it to read it, do you have a plan to get them to click over to the actual review page?
                    This is so easy so many people overlook it.

                    The way I set up my review site is that I only have the top 3 products
                    that I am promoting on the home page. Additional products can be found on the nav
                    menu of course but I want all attention to these top 3.

                    So for all articles that I will add to the site, every page will look identical to my home
                    page but with a unique article underneath the "top 3 products".

                    Now this is where keyword research comes in because common sense tells you that
                    your "article keywords" better have something to do with the solution you are offering
                    through your affiliate products.

                    So when all of these articles bring me traffic in the future, every viewer will see my
                    top 3 solutions (products) first.

                    So I may write an article called "How to clear away acne without creams or chemicals"
                    and when that article attracts viewers, they see my top 3 acne solution products, one
                    of which is an "all natural" solution.

                    - John
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                    • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
                      Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

                      This is so easy so many people overlook it.

                      The way I set up my review site is that I only have the top 3 products
                      that I am promoting on the home page. Additional products can be found on the nav
                      menu of course but I want all attention to these top 3.

                      So for all articles that I will add to the site, every page will look identical to my home
                      page but with a unique article underneath the "top 3 products".

                      Now this is where keyword research comes in because common sense tells you that
                      your "article keywords" better have something to do with the solution you are offering
                      through your affiliate products.

                      So when all of these articles bring me traffic in the future, every viewer will see my
                      top 3 solutions (products) first.

                      So I may write an article called "How to clear away acne without creams or chemicals"
                      and when that article attracts viewers, they see my top 3 acne solution products, one
                      of which is an "all natural" solution.

                      - John
                      Sounds familiar :-)

                      Good going John.

                      Now build 10 sites

                      -Chris
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                      • Profile picture of the author XFactor
                        Originally Posted by chris_surfrider View Post

                        Sounds familiar :-)
                        Yes Chris, with your Affiliate advice combined with my 2 years of Adsense
                        experience I've got a lot to look forward to.

                        By the way, check the 13th post from the bottom on page 1 - I gave your
                        material props.

                        Originally Posted by chris_surfrider View Post

                        Now build 10 sites

                        -Chris
                        10 sites at one time, for a one-man show? It goes against what I have personally
                        taught people with my Adsense model, but perhaps its time for me to graduate
                        from slow link building with article directories to.... your.... "secret weapon" listed
                        in your traffic report.

                        Time to put away my fear of spending money.

                        - John
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                  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDomainer
                    Intresting.

                    This is called IM.

                    Thanks for sharing it.

                    And the truth here is that you will dwell on it and make more out of it.
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                  • Profile picture of the author I'mNothing
                    Hey guys I will teach you guys a little secret with this NICHE...

                    Type in "weight loss" in Google...

                    Look at the number 1... its Wikipedia

                    Go to the EDIT section... and then put an affiliate link in there...

                    That page prolly gets so much traffic and you can just put you AFF link right in there
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                    • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
                      Originally Posted by I'mNothing View Post

                      Hey guys I will teach you guys a little secret with this NICHE...

                      Type in "weight loss" in Google...

                      Look at the number 1... its Wikipedia

                      Go to the EDIT section... and then put an affiliate link in there...

                      That page prolly gets so much traffic and you can just put you AFF link right in there
                      It'll be edited right out. Wikipedia has thousands of people who just look for edits that add links every day.
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  • Hey, great work! Sounds like a winning strategy!
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  • Profile picture of the author feeper
    Yes! My affiliate review site works very well. I can make anywhere form 2 -5000 a month easily. On this site I do not have any adsense code, but I make money on the products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fairuz Talib
    Wow! 3 sales from 50 visitors? That's really great. This proves that review sites combined with great marketing really work.

    BTW those who want to build review site but don't know how to do it, here's a post I posted not long ago.

    Fairuz Talib
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  • Profile picture of the author CodrutTurcanu
    Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

    There is some very good advice on affiliate marketing here. And I've been
    asking tons of questions to see all the different systems.

    In the meanwhile, I went with one route and created a review site that listed
    12 clickbank products.

    The niche is "weight loss"

    (I was going to go with Acne but will do that one next).

    I submitted a handful of articles to ezinearticles (with very careful keyword
    research to grab targeted visitors) and with less than 50 visitors to my
    site 3 sales came in.

    I always knew that affiliate marketing is where the money is at, but if I hadn't
    stuck with Adsense for so long then I would not be off to such a great start
    here.

    Just some positive food for ya.

    - John
    Congratulations!

    I guess you still love AdSense -- otherwise I see no sense to promote it in your sig file, or you got too excited about the 3 recent sales and forgot completely about this... lol

    I'd love to see your review site -- maybe PM me if you don't mind.

    I promise not to copycat it... I'm into two big projects already... lol
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by CodrutTurcanu View Post

      Congratulations!

      I guess you still love AdSense -- otherwise I see no sense to promote it in your sig file, or you got too excited about the 3 recent sales and forgot completely about this... lol
      Adsense is my full-time income stream, just under $4,000 monthly, which is affording
      me the time now to move onto something else.

      I'd love to see your review site -- maybe PM me if you don't mind.

      I promise not to copycat it... I'm into two big projects already... lol
      Sorry, no can do - NO OFFENCE THOUGH !!!

      I'm sure you are trustworthy but I learned this lesson a long time ago not to take
      my money sites public.

      However, I can add pointers on content and clickbank review writing when I can.

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author CodrutTurcanu
        However, I can add pointers on content and clickbank review writing when I can.

        - John[/quote]

        Like what for example?

        Also, I have four easy questions for you , if you don't mind:

        1. how many sites do you own that make 4k/month?

        2. are these blogs too?

        3. how do you mainly get traffic to the sites above, other than EZA content writing & publishing... ?

        4. don't you think that if you focus a site to just one product review, you'd not dilute traffic and get a boost in sales to that product link?

        Thank you!
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        • Profile picture of the author naruq
          Excellent job X-factor! Keep the momentum going by taking continous action.
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        • Profile picture of the author kuterdan
          Article sites are a great way to get people to your site. 3 sales with visitors is really really good. Reviews are a decent way to make money with affiliate marketing but so many people are doing it now that it has become the norm. A lot of people started doing this because of the Google slap which is Google only allows one url to be posted for a particular product when using adwords. Whoever pays the most and with the best click thru rate was awarded the spot on their sponsored search results. So people started writing reviews so that they can post there own url and not worry about the duplicate url rule. The key to writing a good review is to make it sound really genuine and don't load it up with links. A few here and there is good mixed in with a highly concentrated number of content keywords. Doing this will get you some good ranking in the search engines which will help get traffic to your site

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        • Profile picture of the author XFactor
          Originally Posted by CodrutTurcanu View Post


          I have four easy questions for you , if you don't mind:

          1. how many sites do you own that make 4k/month?

          2. are these blogs too?

          3. how do you mainly get traffic to the sites above, other than EZA content writing & publishing... ?

          4. don't you think that if you focus a site to just one product review, you'd not dilute traffic and get a boost in sales to that product link?

          Thank you!
          I have lots of Adsense sites, but with 4 real money makers, and 1 site bringing in
          over 90% of my income.

          But I really don't want to talk much more about it because I've literally bled out my
          fingers going over it all.

          To get an idea of what I mean you can see the old 10-page thread here in the old
          forum: The Warrior Forum - My Adsense Progress: $0 to $35 Per Day in 7 Weeks as well as
          read through any of my older posts.

          - John
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Nice one. It is really boiling down to one thing eh? Original contents...

    After that all things will follow...

    Had mix feelings with your post though..one is that it's great to hear you earn in just a week. The other is despair, I've been here a month and haven't earned anything yet and I've been working really hard.

    Still, It's great man! Nice to know that you're affiliate earnings are up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Art Turner
    I suppose this question has been asked 1000 times on this forum, but I'm asking it again: Are the "reviews" actual reviews of products in your possession, or are they created by looking at the sales page of the product?

    Congrats on your results!

    Art
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Art Turner View Post

      I suppose this question has been asked 1000 times on this forum, but I'm asking it again: Are the "reviews" actual reviews of products in your possession, or are they created by looking at the sales page of the product?

      Congrats on your results!

      Art
      They are researched reviews with a little bit of "assumption" based on the product's
      advertising information. I keep them very very simple, no hard selling.

      It's up to the customer to read the sales page, ask the vendor questions, then
      decide for themselves whether or not to buy.

      - John
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  • Profile picture of the author naonline
    Well done mate!

    I'm interested to know Wariors comments on how to 'review' clickbank products impartially without buying them. Product research for the conduit method is easy for physical non-info products as there is actual customer feedback everywhere but you'll never find that for CB products.

    Nick
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    Way to go John. Here is to your continued success!

    -Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author SolomonHuey
    That's awesome John. I love to hear stuff like this, especially when it includes some nice information. Thanks!

    Solomon Huey
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon1
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    3 sales for 50 visitors, nice conversion! Another prove of article marketing works!

    For those who has limited success in article, don't give up, just learn more from this forum. Tap into search engine is the key, learn more about BUM marketing and you will be able to do the same!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingFast
    Congrats John. Great conversion rate!
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  • Yes, Affiliate review sites do work. I have a beautiful and professional looking template in the niche of weight loss.

    I'm not promoting products in this niche yet. If anyone want to take a look at the template, please pm me and i'll send you the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela Neo
    Hey John, congrats on your success! I've had good results from doing simple review sites as well. But your conversion rate is excellent. How are you getting your keywords? Are you using a certain keyword software?
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Choying View Post

      Hey John, congrats on your success! I've had good results from doing simple review sites as well. But your conversion rate is excellent. How are you getting your keywords? Are you using a certain keyword software?
      I use 2 programs:

      1) Wordtracker (paid)
      2) Common sense (free)

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
        Hey John,

        Thanks for this thread....

        It's always inspiring to hear about other people's success....well
        done.

        Regards

        Greg
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      • Profile picture of the author PotPieGirl
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        I use 2 programs:

        1) Wordtracker (paid)
        2) Common sense (free)

        - John

        Love it! =)

        Well done, John.... sounds like you are on to something great!


        Jennifer
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Doggett
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        I use 2 programs:

        1) Wordtracker (paid)
        2) Common sense (free)

        - John
        John, I have never heard of "Common Sense" in terms of a keyword research program or
        website. Can you enlighten me? A Google search didn't help as "common sense" is a very
        common phrase.

        Thanks!
        Dennis...
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  • Profile picture of the author mario2001
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    Good job John.


    Mario
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  • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
    Amazing results!

    The affiliate program sites in question must have split tested the crap out of their salespage to receive such a high conversion rate!
    Either that or you just wrote a damn good review!
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by macchiavelli View Post

      Amazing results!

      The affiliate program sites in question must have split tested the crap out of their salespage to receive such a high conversion rate!
      Either that or you just wrote a damn good review!
      I've been meaning to reply to this because my "reviews" are not what you
      probably think they are.

      The reviews are bland, it's the "replies" to the reviews that help. And it's not
      even that, it's the format of the site and of course the targeted visitors.

      My site does not sell anything, it does not come off as selling anything.

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
        My site does not sell anything, it does not come off as selling anything.
        And it doesn't have to, because your visitors are arriving because they're already pre-sold.

        Now they're in decision mode.

        This is why your writing needs to be authoritative and trustworthy. Cut and dry.

        You still need to be compelling - but leave the hyping to the merchant.

        -Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Congrats on your success! I've been bulding review sites for about 5 years with much success. One thing I learned is that in niches where many others are already doing it, you can differentiate yourself and build credibility by posting customer/user reviews instead of editorial reviews. Web hosting is the prime example, where there are thousands of "top 10" review chart type sites, but only a few where actual customers do the reviewing and, in my experience, they convert very, very well. It was the inspiration for my WSO; I made it for myself, and when I saw how successful it worked, decided to offer it to others.
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

      Congrats on your success! I've been bulding review sites for about 5 years with much success. One thing I learned is that in niches where many others are already doing it, you can differentiate yourself and build credibility by posting customer/user reviews instead of editorial reviews. Web hosting is the prime example, where there are thousands of "top 10" review chart type sites, but only a few where actual customers do the reviewing and, in my experience, they convert very, very well. It was the inspiration for my WSO; I made it for myself, and when I saw how successful it worked, decided to offer it to others.
      Dan I really like your work. Can you make the same template for XsitePro users?

      (PM me so as not take this thread off-topic)

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author Angela Neo
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        Dan I really like your work. Can you make the same template for XsitePro users?

        (PM me so as not take this thread off-topic)

        - John
        Actually I second that, Dan! Let me know if you have them in Xsitepro 2.
        Thanks
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          Originally Posted by Choying View Post

          Actually I second that, Dan! Let me know if you have them in Xsitepro 2.
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          I'd love to, but I'd have to spend $200 on XSitePro just to figure out what that means.
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  • Profile picture of the author yaji
    John, first congratulations! I know you are very successful in AdSense uisg article marketing. I have a question though. You mentioned that you have both AdSense and affiliate sites, do you separate them in two or combine them into one? My thinking is you have to separate them as you don't want your visitors to get distracted to click other products in AdSense, instead of go to your affliate links, right?
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by yaji View Post

      John, first congratulations! I know you are very successful in AdSense uisg article marketing. I have a question though. You mentioned that you have both AdSense and affiliate sites, do you separate them in two or combine them into one? My thinking is you have to separate them as you don't want your visitors to get distracted to click other products in AdSense, instead of go to your affliate links, right?
      Sorry I missed your question.

      To answer, I am approaching my affiliate marketing venture in an almost 180 degree
      turn from my Adsense approach, which is why I have asked a bunch of questions and
      did a ton of research on the variety of ways others approach it.

      - John
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    Inspiring John !
    I want to be like you !
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    that is great results well done
    keep up the good work
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    After you get some good income going, flip it. Sell the site for 3x yearly income for some big bux.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbolte1976
    John,

    That's great! Congrats and thanks for the inspirational post. Good luck moving forward, sounds like you're on the road to success so keep up the good work!

    Jason
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    Awesome conversions This thread has motivated me to submit more articles!
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Wouldn't 10 products on a one page review site a little too many?
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  • Profile picture of the author patJ
    Review sites are great. People LOVE reviews!

    But i think you should focus on 3 products MAX. 12 is a little bit too many.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
      Originally Posted by Dennis Doggett View Post

      John, I have never heard of "Common Sense" in terms of a keyword research program or
      website. Can you enlighten me? A Google search didn't help as "common sense" is a very
      common phrase.

      Thanks!
      Dennis...
      I believe he refers to the literal meaning of common sense, not a program.

      Originally Posted by patJ View Post

      Review sites are great. People LOVE reviews!

      But i think you should focus on 3 products MAX. 12 is a little bit too many.
      As he explained in one of his replies - he does in fact focus on only 3 reviews... the top 3 that is.
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      • Profile picture of the author XFactor
        Originally Posted by Dmitry View Post

        I believe he refers to the literal meaning of common sense, not a program.



        As he explained in one of his replies - he does in fact focus on only 3 reviews... the top 3 that is.

        Thank you

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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Hello John,

    It seems to me that you have hit the JACKPOT and are using a techinque that is working for you. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will succeed.

    Tal
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Hello John,

      It seems to me that you have hit the JACKPOT and are using a techinque that is working for you. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will succeed.

      Tal
      No special technique, just:

      1) A few years paying my dues with learning SEO, content writing, etc.

      2) Total belief that I will succeed (this is a HUGE part of anything).

      3) Following the affiliate advice of Chris Rempel (lazy marketer guide).

      - John
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Hull
    Congrats on the sales!

    I'll soon be launching a membership site which offers monthly review sites along with other killer stuff so hopefully more warriors will be making some good money very soon... keep your eyes open for our forthcoming WSO

    Cheers,

    Anthony
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin campbelle
      Chris or John,

      I remember in Chris' ebook he recommended having the one main affiliate product at the top of the page. John you have the top 3 products at the top of the page. Do you think having only 1 or as in John's case having 3 products will reduce or increase income. Has anyone tested this? I'm guessing different niches may react differently but has it been generally tested?

      I think people who are using conduit style keywords like reviews etc may be better off seeing the top 3 products but for other article keywords it might be better to send them to the best converting affiliate offer. Maybe mixing both according to what the keywords are may be something worth trying. Guess the only real way to know is to test.

      Kevin.
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      • Profile picture of the author XFactor
        Originally Posted by kevin campbelle View Post

        Chris or John,

        I remember in Chris' ebook he recommended having the one main affiliate product at the top of the page. John you have the top 3 products at the top of the page. Do you think having only 1 or as in John's case having 3 products will reduce or increase income. Has anyone tested this? I'm guessing different niches may react differently but has it been generally tested?

        I think people who are using conduit style keywords like reviews etc may be better off seeing the top 3 products but for other article keywords it might be better to send them to the best converting affiliate offer. Maybe mixing both according to what the keywords are may be something worth trying. Guess the only real way to know is to test.

        Kevin.
        It's definitely too early for me to be testing but I would say it also depends on the niche.

        For example I'm looking at starting a few more niches soon that will have at least
        20-30 products straight down in a row, with no need to focus on just the top few.

        Too many variables.

        - John
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