I've read enough... to take action..

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So I finally did.

I had purchased a site of flippa a few months ago. Initially I was disappointed as the site (and services) weren't as promised.

I did make a couple sales though and we all know how good that feels. I had to pay too much in adwords to get them though.

Another buyer from the same seller contacted me having the same problems as I was and let me know he was able to get his money refunded - and I then knew that could be an option as well.

However - the base fundamentals of the site I bought are OK and it's a reasonably nice looking site (that had made a few sales). So I've decided to try and make lemonade out of my lemon.

I re-jigged and re-started my adwords campaign, did a little research and added a new keyword that gets 5000+ searches a month with 0 competition and put it online.

I installed google analytics and linked it to my adwords
and on some key pages, I've also added some adsense. Trial and error, if it seems to be moving people away from my sales I'll remove it.

So anyways - it all took less than an hour. I've already had a bunch of impressions and a click-through.

My next plan of attack is submitting a few articles - I've got one in gmail ready to go and some backlinking.

Wish me luck!


Christine
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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    Good luck. Sounds like you have a plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Good job. You are doing more than the vast majority, you are taking action!
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    If you can make a couple of sales then it has the potential to make more. Go for it!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ChristineP
      Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

      If you can make a couple of sales then it has the potential to make more. Go for it!!
      Thanks - that's what I thought too...
      It's in a highly competitive niche so it will take a while to build up the organic traffic I desire - but on the same token, if I can master the PPC/CPA then I might just do alright..


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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    Just imagine, if you got a two sales while the site was just sitting there with no promotion, imagine what'll happen with some effort. You definitely have the right attitude. Good luck to you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author creativeknot
    This is very nice.Wish you a good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author salesmanger
      I am sorry to hear that. I have considered purchasing websites off of flippa also but its no real way to know what will happen once you buy it. I hope you have success with your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebiz101
    Good job.I think you are going in right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Allen
    Good luck!! Sounds like you are on your way!
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  • Profile picture of the author jinmin
    Good Luck to you Christine !
    Keyword research is extremely important, do it right and your site will become a traffic magnet.

    Besides Adwords, you may also want to focus on article/video marketing which will provide you with long term traffic sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Sounds to me as though you're going to make a success of IM, you've obviously got the right ideas in place and your doing something important which is testing. so many don't

    Kim

    Originally Posted by ChristineP View Post

    So I finally did.

    I had purchased a site of flippa a few months ago. Initially I was disappointed as the site (and services) weren't as promised.

    I did make a couple sales though and we all know how good that feels. I had to pay too much in adwords to get them though.

    Another buyer from the same seller contacted me having the same problems as I was and let me know he was able to get his money refunded - and I then knew that could be an option as well.

    However - the base fundamentals of the site I bought are OK and it's a reasonably nice looking site (that had made a few sales). So I've decided to try and make lemonade out of my lemon.

    I re-jigged and re-started my adwords campaign, did a little research and added a new keyword that gets 5000+ searches a month with 0 competition and put it online.

    I installed google analytics and linked it to my adwords
    and on some key pages, I've also added some adsense. Trial and error, if it seems to be moving people away from my sales I'll remove it.

    So anyways - it all took less than an hour. I've already had a bunch of impressions and a click-through.

    My next plan of attack is submitting a few articles - I've got one in gmail ready to go and some backlinking.

    Wish me luck!


    Christine
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  • Profile picture of the author imtartcherry
    Very nice!
    I think keyword research is extremely important.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    Google Analytics changed my life.

    Before I was randomly article writing about anything. Now I know what articles make me the most money.

    I just wish I could crack product sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author anthonyk
      You are on the right track, keep taking action and
      you will get to where you want to be.
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      • Profile picture of the author NancyHill
        Good Luck and Congratulations on taking action! Your attitude and determination are inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterpriseJW
    Good luck Kim. If you have articles to put across, go to www.ezine.com
    There is also a good CD-Rom with lessons to follow at www.mywebsales.co.uk
    Follow links.
    Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChristineP
      .57 in adsense just this morning..

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  • Profile picture of the author ILUVCA$H
    Way to go keep up the good work and don't give up !
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