I am trying to get a handle on the "big" picture.
I built 3 weblogs and they are not doing very well, as far as sales go, actually almost non-existent.One of the weblogs is listed on the first of page of google for the keywords I chose. So, I am asking myself: Why am I not getting some sales? Is it because the weblogs are not focused and they don't really have a sales page?
Is it because they are more of a blog than a website? Most of my published articles point to the weblogs, some articles redirect directly to the vendor. I get some traffic, but no sales. I have been at this for 8 months. I jumped into having my own domain and building a "website" to market product by writing articles.
I am in three niches, I have followed the same format with the same results.
How do I test a new method? I know the obvious answer - try a different format. Test it. That begs the following questions:
1) In Word Press, if you create a static page is that the "landing " or sales page of your website? If it is the sales page, is it designed like blatant sales copy?
2) I hear about building a large site. Is that a whole site dedicated to one product? If not, does that mean that it is made up of many pages of different but related products or of unrelated products?
3) If I am using WordPress to create the many page model above, then, are there no "posts", just the static page and many pages?
4) In rebuilding the sites, do I leave the existing ones in place and start over with completely new material? Or, can I reuse the existing material and just redesign the format?
I would appreciate any feedback.