Need help on my first affiliate website.

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Hi fellow warriors,

I had created an affiliate website and I need some advice and ideas to get my site to make some money.

My site used to be a blog and it actually made some sales (around 3 - 4). However sales started to dry up and I overhaul the site into an affiliate site with a nice header and 30 articles to it.

I am getting 20 over daily visitors per day and I can also see around 5 - 10 clicks on my affiliate link daily. However till right now I still don't see any sales coming in.

I'm thinking maybe 20 visitors a day is still not enough to see some serious results but I'm willing to put in the effort to make it work.

I had written around 50 articles in ezine articles. Rewritten these articles and publish them in 11 other article directories. I had set up 5 web 2.0 sites and constantly updating them with new articles all linking back to my original site. I have around 10 articles each in these sites. I also did social bookmarking for all these sites.

Do anyone of you have any ideas that you used that had successfully generated traffic to your website and make regular sales through your affiliate sites?

Your help would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Vincent
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Say you got 5 clicks daily. It's 150 clicks a month. General marketing rule said your maximum chance to make a sale is 10%. If this is true, you should make at least 15 sales a month by now.
    BUT... have you ever wonder if the problem could be the product you were selling? It would be pathetic when you can drive good traffic, but you drive it to the bad site where nobody like it.
    Why don't you try to do the samething to other product/service you affiliate with?
    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
      I do not suspect it is due to the sales page. The product is a highly popular product in clickbank. It does not have opt in forms too, so I don't think my traffic is getting into their newsletter which can lead to a lower conversion rate.

      Cheers,
      Vincent
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyPeaks
    Presume your link works okay? Are you targetting buying keywords? Or are you just getting people browsing rather than buying?
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  • Profile picture of the author cosmolito
    Without seeing your site I can't know for sure but perhaps your visitors aren't targeted enough. Perhaps they are expecting something a little different from what they see once they click your affiliate links although I could be wrong.

    One tool I use is synnd (found in my sig below) and this dramatically increases the traffic to all my sites. Google and other SE's really pay attention to social buzz (social proof) nowadays and with this tool all your content becomes famous (for a lack of a better term) and eyes are on you and so traffic naturally follows.

    Also, it is very important while writing your articles or blog posts is good keyword research (of course) but also LSI (latent semantic indexing). LSI is CRUCIAL. It helps the SE's know what your story is about - it is all about relevancy.

    If you want more info on that I am happy to PM with you.
    Cheers my man and GL!
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    • Profile picture of the author Greggg
      Vince, you need to focus on promoting your site and generating more traffic. You're not getting even close to enough visitors to generate consistent sales of an info product from Clickbank.

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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by cosmolito View Post

      One tool I use is synnd (found in my sig below)
      And you should quickly remove that affiliate link from your sig before they ban you!
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      • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
        Originally Posted by SandyPeaks View Post

        Presume your link works okay? Are you targetting buying keywords? Or are you just getting people browsing rather than buying?
        Maybe I should buy the product through my own affiliate link to see whether it is working anot. When I clicked on my affiliate link, I scrolled down to the bottom of the Clickbank payment page and saw my affiliate ID there. Does it mean that my affiliate link is working? Or do I need to try buying from my own link?

        Originally Posted by cosmolito View Post

        Without seeing your site I can't know for sure but perhaps your visitors aren't targeted enough. Perhaps they are expecting something a little different from what they see once they click your affiliate links although I could be wrong.

        One tool I use is synnd (found in my sig below) and this dramatically increases the traffic to all my sites. Google and other SE's really pay attention to social buzz (social proof) nowadays and with this tool all your content becomes famous (for a lack of a better term) and eyes are on you and so traffic naturally follows.

        Also, it is very important while writing your articles or blog posts is good keyword research (of course) but also LSI (latent semantic indexing). LSI is CRUCIAL. It helps the SE's know what your story is about - it is all about relevancy.

        If you want more info on that I am happy to PM with you.
        Cheers my man and GL!
        I jot it down in my notes. I will look into my keyword research and LSI. Thanks man.

        Originally Posted by Greggg View Post

        Vince, you need to focus on promoting your site and generating more traffic. You're not getting even close to enough visitors to generate consistent sales of an info product from Clickbank.

        Gregg
        Thanks for your advice. How many visitors does one need to see daily sales? Is there a good number for it?

        Cheers,
        Vincent
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Try article marketing, yahoo answers and social bookmarking? If you have not then do.
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