Health- Diet Program Niche
Diet Programs are meals delivered directly to people's door which are created by doctors to help people lose weight. They're really good.
The website is built around the Conduit Method and uses one of Chris Rempel's own templates. I've altered it slightly. The website is around 2 months old.
Tools - Linkvana and Socialbot v3
My business model is quite sporadic. I followed the Conduit steps but found no traffic so i switched to created what i called satellite pages which are basically small relevant article pages within the website without much value but are targeted at giving the reader what they want.
The satellite pages have not brought any traffic so i switched to creating Ezine articles, I created 13 articles in the same way i did satellite pages, i've had about 900 views and 130 clicks with no sales.
I have a huge problem with Ezines, my articles appear and then disappear. What i mean is they are listed in google and then within a week they are replaced by a link to the recent articles page on ezine. The problem is, 2-3 weeks on that page is STILL listed and my article is no where to be seen. How can i use ezines if my article isn't going to be displayed? It's getting the clicks for the work i've done. This is still happening now.
My Keyword Research consists of using SEO book combined with Adwords Keyword Tool to look for keywords that are in the region of 10-100 searches per day and have between 0-20k competition when i type them in google in quotes.
Some of my keywords i used were not in this criteria because i'm always learning and correcting. Others are great keywords but still not driving traffic.
I discovered that these tools are actually quite bad sometimes, seobook reports the keyword "call of duty 4 tips" as 32 daily estimate. My first ever hobby website is 2# for this keyword and yesterday that keyword alone brought 53 visitors to my website, the average is around 100 mark though, so it's values are way off which de motivates me more since i don't know if i'm doing the right thing.
I've used linkvana and created about 40 links to my website for some of it's main keyword like "Diet programs" or "Diet program reviews" When i look at diet programs as a keyword i notice it's heavily competitive, over 1 million websites, yet when i check diet program reviews it has a value of 44 per day. I would be happy with that but i don't believe i can trust seobook on this one since google keywords gives this 16 PER MONTH.
Socialbot v3 has done well, it's certainly helped me get my pages indexed and i can't complain at all, i'm very happy with it. I've been blocked on some social websites after submitting too many pages but i'm going to create new accounts for all the social websites again. I submitted all my pages and ezines.
I created a simple video showing people how to get 5% off Vitalicious products by generating a coupon code through my website and uploaded it to youtube. It's just an idea i remember i heard here and thought i'd push the boat out, that was yesterday so it will take time - I also socially bookmarked it.
so after all that i'm still get less than 10 visitors a day, usually 2-4 of them are from search engines. I'm getting no traffic and after everything, i just don't know what to do, what direction to take.
If i found a lead, a place or bit of work that was making me money i could expand on it and put a lot of effort into it but everytime i try something there is always something stopping me or lack of success.
Where can i get my traffic from? Ezines won't list my articles, instead their own page and i can't seem to catch on to good keywords so i can power linkvana and backlink building to dominate it.
The way i see it, if i could find a good keyword and find a way to drive traffic from it i would be happy, but it's not happening.
I'm not going to give up, regardless of the outcome of this thread, but i would really really appreciate some help on turning my website around to make a least a sales a week or something i could build on. You know i don't want people to do the work for me, just for someone to show me what to do so i can work for myself and achieve some success with my website.
Thanks for looking.