Why is Everybody Running Away From my Site?

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Today I had 25 Highly targeted visitors (from google) who came to my site searching for an answer to a problem, that I give to them for free. Only 4 of them stayed to read on, 21 bounced without spending any time on the site.

This is the general trend that I see on my site. I am doing something wrong.

I believe that, no I KNOW that, I provide some of the best information out there, for free, so I really don't think that content is the issue.

I tried to gain visitors attention by starting the post with questions and user reviews, summary of the covered materials, and my qualifications... But it does not seem to work...

The only thing I can think of is poor graphics/poor delivery (I have accent). But it shouldn't cause such a high bounce rate, or should it?

I would really appreciate feedback, since I can't understand what I am doing wrong.

The site is How to Stop Porn Addiction | Overcoming Pornography

And the keywords that people visit from are : How to stop porn addiction, break porn addiction etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
    Did you notice that your head line says this >>
    Are You Trying to Stop Pon Addiction?
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    • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
      Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

      Did you notice that your head line says this >>
      Are You Trying to Stop Pon Addiction?
      No I didn't thanks for that(it is fixed now), but it doesn't explain the effect, since I just misspelled it a few minutes ago, and the stats that I am talking about were about similar throughout at leas past month.

      The old heading used to say "How to Stop Porn Addiction" spelled correctly.
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      • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
        You need to test different stuff to see what works. Personally I would click the back button myself if I were those people seeking answers.

        ** Maybe you need to change the color of your site
        ** Maybe you need to change the header graphic - looks more like a site related to dogs/wolf currently
        ** try putting the video at the top of the page - so they can watch without scrolling down
        ** Change your headline and maybe use a different color headline - instead of asking a question, you can try making a statement..

        You just have to test test test

        Hope that helps


        Originally Posted by feedtherightwolf View Post

        No I didn't thanks for that(it is fixed now), but it doesn't explain the effect, since I just misspelled it a few minutes ago, and the stats that I am talking about were about similar throughout at leas past month.

        The old heading used to say "How to Stop Porn Addiction" spelled correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Halli
    First off I just want to mention that there is a letter missing in your headline Also it seems to me that you assume that the people coming to this site have already admitted to themself that they have porn addiction.In most cases people will deny any case of addiction.Personally I would tread lightly in saying that they are porn addicts.I think it would be better to name some symptoms (even though I find it hard to see that done right with this addiction). And as people would start seeing more and more symptoms fitting to their lives then it would be the time to offer the solutions. I don't know if I'm right about this but this is just my opinion :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    The site looks okay so I don't think that is your problem. Anyone who thinks they have a porn addiction probably wants to deal with it anonymously and signing up for an email list isn't exactly anonymous. I'd be inclined to find something on Amazon that they might be interested in and see if that works.
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  • Profile picture of the author crystalq
    it might be the load time, it took awhile for it to load when I visited the site(i have high speed internet btw). I instantly wanted to click off but waited to see if it would load.

    20+secs to load.
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    Originally Posted by feedtherightwolf View Post

    Today I had 25 Highly targeted visitors (from google) who came to my site searching for an answer to a problem, that I give to them for free. Only 4 of them stayed to read on, 21 bounced without spending any time on the site.

    This is the general trend that I see on my site. I am doing something wrong.

    I believe that, no I KNOW that, I provide some of the best information out there, for free, so I really don't think that content is the issue.

    I tried to gain visitors attention by starting the post with questions and user reviews, summary of the covered materials, and my qualifications... But it does not seem to work...

    The only thing I can think of is poor graphics/poor delivery (I have accent). But it shouldn't cause such a high bounce rate, or should it?

    I would really appreciate feedback, since I can't understand what I am doing wrong.

    The site is How to Stop Porn Addiction | Overcoming Pornography

    And the keywords that people visit from are : How to stop porn addiction, break porn addiction etc.
    Didn't you start a thread with this specific subject before? Something about being so frustrated you wanted to quit, and some people here told you the niche was not a money maker?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhornung
    Hey,

    Yeah this is probably not the right niche to try building a list in...addicts tend to want to stay anonymous. However, I would try just removing the name field from your opt in box and test that before you give up. 25 clicks to your site is not enough traffic to have any decent testing metrics anyway.

    Not really sure how the wolf fits into the picture either...it's kinda strange.

    You should also have a stronger call to action with benefits near your opt in box and a better privacy policy disclaimer.

    If that doesn't get you opt ins, you might want to switch your landing page to a squeeze page and direct your traffic there. Then use your blog as a tool to further educate people after they get on your list.

    Just put a call to action with a link to your money page at the end of each post.

    Hope that helps.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dellco
      I went to your site, but the first impression I had was this was trying to sell me a "solution" and making it look like quitting porn is so easy and can be done in steps 1,2,3.

      Probably the same response with websites about quitting cigarettes, drinking, etc.

      You might want to consider that people with addictions are more cynical than your average Joe.
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  • Profile picture of the author EWS
    You might want to experiment with different questions. For example, instead of the very confrontational: "Why did I get addicted to pornography and why is it so hard to stop?" which forces the visitor to admit he is an addict, you might try something milder like: "Am I addicted to pornography, could I stop if I wanted to?"
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  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    Originally Posted by feedtherightwolf View Post

    Today I had 25 Highly targeted visitors (from google) who came to my site searching for an answer to a problem, that I give to them for free. Only 4 of them stayed to read on, 21 bounced without spending any time on the site.

    This is the general trend that I see on my site. I am doing something wrong.

    I believe that, no I KNOW that, I provide some of the best information out there, for free, so I really don't think that content is the issue.

    I tried to gain visitors attention by starting the post with questions and user reviews, summary of the covered materials, and my qualifications... But it does not seem to work...

    The only thing I can think of is poor graphics/poor delivery (I have accent). But it shouldn't cause such a high bounce rate, or should it?

    I would really appreciate feedback, since I can't understand what I am doing wrong.

    The site is How to Stop Porn Addiction | Overcoming Pornography

    And the keywords that people visit from are : How to stop porn addiction, break porn addiction etc.
    For what its worth; you chose this niche for a reason. I'm not gonna insult your intelligence by assuming you just picked it outta the air. You talk about reviewing stats and knowing where they leave; so you're not blind to the technical nature of running a site.

    You also are getting 'some' traffic; as reflected by your Alexa ranking. Therefore, its just a matter of tweaking what you have.

    Rich Struck makes a very valid point. You're dealing in a "psychologically motivated" niche; (what I like to call them). A niche with people who don't necessarily wanna go stand in the middle of the Mall and proclaim their addiction OR their dealing with an addict.

    SO.. you gotta use that to your advantage. The beauty of doing business like this on the net; (and why the porn industry IS as big as it is); is the fact that people can remain anonymous. Factor that into your equation.

    Drop the name field off your email form; #1.
    TELL them to create an email just for your site. Give them a way to do it; GoogleApps comes to mind. They even have a way to make further communications private. Private Google Groups, etc. You get the point.

    If you don't "identify" with the prospect; as opposed to coming off as the judge and jury; you'll never get anyone (in that niche) to trust you.

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  • Profile picture of the author new12world
    There are lots of other factor like load time , uninterested content some thing like that may be these are some of factor

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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Most sites see a bounce-rate of 75% to 80% on landing... In other words, 75% to 80% are gone in 20 seconds or less...

    You are hitting 84% on a really small sample... So I would not worry too much about it...

    With such a small sample, it is impossible to say that the real problem is non-existent... too high... or too little...

    But, I also think a page should reach out and GRAB ITS READER by the shirt collar... And your landing page falls short of that goal...

    My initial thought is that you are starting the conversation in what should be the middle of the convo, not the beginning of the convo...

    Every page seeks to solve a problem...

    Your current page seems to be designed to get people into your mailing list, which it fails miserably to accomplish... Two reasons on that... Your signup form is in the wrong place... It should be front and center, and it should follow your copy also...

    Second, you are going into the convo with the soft sell approach, which is boring... People will leave before finishing the conversation with you...

    People often talk about the Problem-Solution as one approach to copy writing... Part of the process is to quickly and painfully remind the person of the problem that they need YOU to help them to solve...

    My favorite analogy is to identify the problem, and stick your finger into the wound and twist it around...

    You have to twist your finger into the wound to accentuate the pain of the problem... And your copy doesn't do that at all...

    Until people can feel the pain of their problem in a very personal way, then the solution you offer has no place in this world...
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  • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
    Ahhh what the hell ... I am in a good mood. Climbs back on chair after falling off it and laughing my arse off.

    Your bounce rate is so high because you probably completly misunderstanding the needs of your visitors.

    Lets assume first it is a guy - remember, women like porn too. But lets assume it is a guy. Guys think ... watch porn or do my neighbour's wife ... hmmm .. both are tempting but porn is easier. On a side note, have you ever thought about how porn can save marriages? But that's for another day,.

    Now asume your visitor is a WOMAN!!! They are not the addicts. They are thinking .. how can I get that
    a%$e^ole off the computer and pay attention to me.

    Who do you think will spend money here?

    Research the type of visitor who is doing these types of searches and then start from there. Because men will only seek sex addiction thereapy if they are told to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    I think you need to take advice from this thread. The wolfs got to go. Maybe a jazz mag but I'm being a bit silly now but at least it'll get them in the mood where they realise they have a problem...As others have said this is a psychological issue and you need to get into their heads via a much more subtle angle. As mentioned they don't want to admit they have a problem so you may need to address this before you can sell them something. Bounce rates not that unusual, especially with these people who will be in a semi state of denial, click on the site and just leave.
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    • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
      Ladies and Gentlemen,

      I cannot express enough all of the gratitude that I feel for your input! I've assembled a list of recommendations made by you, and I will proceed to work on implementing it immediately. I might even complete redesign the homepage based on the suggestions provided in this thread.

      • Don't call anybody a porn addict, treat it gently, let them figure it out for themselves
      • Test if removing Wolf from Header will decrease bounce rate
      • Experiment with offering the content anonymously, vs asking for name and email
      • Improve Load Time (By Removing Amazon Applet, that I believe is causing the delay)
      • Improve Privacy Policy Disclaimer
      • Include strong call to action with benefits next to my sign up box
      • Put Call to Action at the end of each post
      • Try to avoid the feeling of "selling a solution" and Instead work on helping my visitors identify with me or In other words Identify with the prospect (as opposed to coming of as a judge and a jury)
      • Allow people to stay anonymous, factor it into my equation
      • Change my copy to Problem- Solution Approach (as apposed to going straight into the solution).
      • Research the demographics of people searching for my targeted keywords, to better understand what keywords brings what kind of traffic (addicts themselves vs their family).
      I will begin working on implementing this suggestions immediately. I will let it marinate for a week or so, and will check back in with an update. (if this thread will not get deleted).

      Once again, thank you very much! You guys are awesome!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        I like the idea of brands and branding and such and I'm not too big on keyword-loaded domains, but, in this case, I think you need to drop the domain name and find a new one.

        The wolf story is interesting, but there's no strong correlation between it and porn. If you had an umbrella overcoming addiction brand, where porn was just one addiction under the Feed the Right Wolf brand name, then maybe.

        Or maybe not. Even there, the correlation just doesn't hold up. It creates a distraction. People don't focus fully on what you're offering, but instead are thinking, what does this have to do with porn?

        Feed the Right Wolf might be better suited as a series of children's books. One book covers greed, another covers ego, etc.

        But, for a porn addiction solution? In my opinion, it's just not working.
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          Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

          I like the idea of brands and branding and such and I'm not too big on keyword-loaded domains, but, in this case, I think you need to drop the domain name and find a new one.
          This is a very valid point, and I have thought about it a lot. The problem with this domain, is that I started this site about 2 years ago, when I knew nothing about IM.

          Back then I thought it would be a catchy name, that connects well to my experience... I now know how wrong I was.

          The problem is that now I have 2 year put into this domain, backlinks, age of domain, ranking on google etc. So I am simply scared to drop it, and change to something else.

          I was even considering to start a completely new site from scratch, but I am not sure if I should do that or not.

          In any case if anybody has suggestions on what I can do in this situation, I would highly appreciate it!

          P.S. Site is hosted on blogger, so it is another big problem, which greatly limits my options.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
            Originally Posted by feedtherightwolf View Post

            The problem is that now I have 2 year put into this domain, backlinks, age of domain, ranking on google etc. So I am simply scared to drop it, and change to something else.
            You can use a 301 redirect to direct traffic to a new domain without losing your backlinks and PR.
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      • Profile picture of the author seekyt
        Wolf:

        For what it's worth, if you are still interested, the very first thing I thought when I went to your site was "he is trying to sell me an ebook." This is because of the large red font, and the fact that you start off with testimonials (reviews). From a consumer point of view, if you put the reviews at the very end of the page, it would look a lot less like you were trying to sell me something, and a lot more like you had free information to give out. Again, if your info is free, start right off with it - you put some great graphs and content on the page, but I have to scroll too far to stay interested in it.

        It might also help to put an eye catching graphic at the VERY TOP of the post, with an interesting image description that will persuade me to continue reading.

        Finally, your bounce rate most likely means that a person found everything they needed right on that very first page, and then left your site content with what they had. One good strategy is to break that post up into several pages, and include a link (i.e. continue reading, or "next page") so that it looks like there is more to offer. I see you have related articles links in your sidebar, but by the time I get to the end of the page, I don't see those anymore.

        You have great, involved, and valuable content - these simple changes would, in my opinion, make you look like more of an authority, and less like a salesman. Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author bauger
    Personally myself I find the theme a little bit too bright. As for the optin form I'd definitely remove the name field because people who watch porn like be anonymous
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  • Profile picture of the author bertranddo
    My 2 cents would be that you should maybe try to drop the amazon ads on the right hand side, i find it takes away the focus from ur sales letter, and maybe redesign this page around the newsletter sign up and drop the right column all together (keep it all in one column). You can also redesign the sign up form (or add a red arrow to it at least) this will allow visitors to clearly understand which actions to take. And maybe modify the wording "Signup for Free Recovery Course ($49 Value)" to something more enticing, you can look around the warrior forum for good headlines.. just my 2 cents as im a noob!
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    The header is taking forever to load. All i see is blue then the text way below it saying:

    "in exchange for money. That is when I promised to myself, that if I ever will be able to break my porn addiction I will create a free recovery resource available to everybody!"

    etc.. then it goes into your headline etc...

    I wanted to leave immediately. The site looks half finished. The text being aligned left is annoying. The headline is "here are some reviews" when it should be "HOW TO STOP PORN ADDICTION NOW" or something like that...

    Your opt-in form is way at the bottom. I am surprised I even took the time to scroll down all the way!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by jasonthewebmaster View Post

      The text being aligned left is annoying.
      What do you mean?

      Your opt-in form is way at the bottom. I am surprised I even took the time to scroll down all the way!
      His opt-in form shows up at the very top of the page in the sidebar when I view it.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

        What do you mean?

        His opt-in form shows up at the very top of the page in the sidebar when I view it.
        Dan, I think it is his browser settings...

        Take for example my website... It loads on most every browser, but if you load the silly thing in Netscape 6, the three-column format displays as one-column...
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
      Originally Posted by CleaningPro Bournemouth View Post

      Never show your money site!

      So true, Sometimes people can't help it.



      Also it's pretty hard to believe ( I am a guy) that you claim not to have masturbated is 1.5 years.

      That right there makes me not want to trust you.

      You could send some sympathy to your readers, like

      " I don't claim never to jerk off anymore but my fascination with big breasted dwarfs has been cured forever"
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      • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
        Originally Posted by Carlsbadd View Post

        Also it's pretty hard to believe ( I am a guy) that you claim not to have masturbated is 1.5 years.

        That right there makes me not want to trust you.
        I wonder if that is where I lose many of my readers. I am in relationship though, and I make it clear, so I don't think this claim is that outrageous...
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Most of the people I've met who have overcome addictions tell me they had to hit rock bottom before they did anything to help themselves. There had to be no other way to go but up.

          As I see it, you are approaching visitors as if they have already reached that point and are actively seeking help.

          You might be better served to take a two step approach (could be three, depends on where you start counting)...

          1. Show them what rock bottom looks like, and hit them like a pro wrestler swinging a folding chair. The disgusted wife/girlfriend. The horrified young daughter looking at what's on Daddy's computer. Do NOT be subtle.

          2. Show them the path that leads to that point, and again, don't pussy-foot around.

          3. Don't mention "porn addiction" until after you get their email. If you want to collect a name, borrow a page from the 12-step people and use first names only. Offer them information about their behavior with no judgments.

          Once you've gained enough trust for a first name and email (and I think encouraging them to set up an anonymous email account is very smart), then you can start getting them used to the idea of addiction and recovery. You don't want to be the reformer looking down on them, you want to be the "been there, done that" sponsor who wants them to be happy. Not "recovered", happy!
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    • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
      Originally Posted by CleaningPro Bournemouth View Post

      Never show your money site!
      It is not my money site. I am not after money here, I am after conversion, learning IM, and spreading the good message. I do hope to make something up for my effort, but I am being realistic and I do not expect to strike gold with that.

      That being said, you bring up a really good point, and I already notice people who started copying me and the things that I do, since I started posting on this forum.

      But as far as I see it, it is only good, since we need as much people as possible to offer help with this problem, because right now it is a taboo subject, just like alcoholism was 50 years ago, while millions are suffering in isolation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    I see this above your form:

    "Signup for Free Recovery Course ($49 Value)"

    and I don't feel encouraged to subscribe. Try another statement and probably you will catch more reader's attention
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Let's face it, you're competing for their time and attention in an environment where they're one click away from their next "hit."

    Plus, they probably don't want to cure it. Especially if it looks like hard work.

    As others said... you gotta hit rock bottom before you kick a habit that makes you feel good.

    Where's the emotion? What does a porn habit do to people's lives? What are they missing out on, or going to lose if they don't take action?

    You've got the challenge which is on par with trying to stop coke addicts at Diego Maradona's lap dancing party in an Argentinian suburb.

    Get them away from the temptation first, then focus on the healing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      But, for a porn addiction solution? In my opinion, it's just not working.
      OP, your intentions are noble indeed and your aspirations are commendable, I guess...

      But the fact is, you're trying to convince a guy that he has a problem as he watching the latest episodes of Cat House, Real Sex or Pornocupia on HBO? Ok, gotcha!

      That guy is NEVER going to agree with you!

      How do I know?

      Because he's paying to watch it! AND, many of them enjoy it with their girlfriends, bootycalls and wives.

      You're trying to start a movement or something, I don't know. Be that as it may, perhaps a better more receptive audience/market would be on the pious side.

      Honestly, you have to be honest with yourself.

      The porn industry has greater revenues than Google, Yahoo, Clickbank Amazon and Microsoft.

      And, they recently started piping porn into Afghanistan and Iraq and you guessed it; the demand is furiously HIGH!

      Moreover, porn has come to IPhone... and you're pushing to convince these paying customers that they have a problem?

      Let's get real; they thoroughly enjoy what you call/classify as a problem/issue/addiction and IMHO you probably need to wake up and accept the fact that your crusade is not going to gain much traction - at least not in this lifetime.

      I wouldn't be surprised if the visitors to your site were hunting for porn and were disappointed when they arrived at your site and you didn't deliver.

      Sometimes you just have to accept the facts.

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      • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
        Originally Posted by Crew Chief View Post

        But the fact is, you're trying to convince a guy that he has a problem as he watching the latest episodes of Cat House, Real Sex or Pornocupia on HBO? Ok, gotcha!

        That guy is NEVER going to agree with I you!

        How do I know?

        Because he's paying to watch it! AND, many of them enjoy it with their girlfriends, bootycalls and wives.

        You're trying to start a movement or something, I don't know. Be that as it may, perhaps a better more receptive audience/market would be on the pious side.

        Honestly, you have to be honest with yourself.
        I see your point, but what I am trying to do is not at all a crusade. I do not try to convince a "normal" guy that pornography is bad. I realize how ridiculous it is. I used to be a "normal" guy, so I know what I am up against.

        My site, is for people who already realized that they are addicted. When I realized that I was addicted, I was looking for help. But could not find any affordable help.

        I believe that most of the people who come to my site are looking for help. They keywords that bring them in are:

        porn addiction
        how to stop porn
        how to stop porn addiction
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        So clearly they are looking for some information on how to stop. Which I provide. Yet for some reason they don't stick around to read it. Hence my question.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Crew Chief View Post

        That guy is NEVER going to agree with you!

        How do I know?

        Because he's paying to watch it!
        Got to disagree. Let me paint a picture for you.

        You're waiting in line at McDonald's. A big, fat man walks away from the counter with his tray.

        There, on one man's tray, a man who is eating alone... you see three double quarter pounders, two large fries, a 20-pack of chicken nuggets, a box of cookies, and four apple and cherry pies.

        He sees you looking at his tray in disbelief, and laughs nervously.

        "I know," he says. "I'm sick. I need help."

        And he's right.

        But there he is, in McDonald's, paying for it.

        True story: I had a friend who always ordered two Happy Meals when he ate at McDonald's. That way, everybody thought he was buying food for a whole family, and they didn't give him those looks.

        Did he just not know he had a problem?

        Other addictions are the same. Whether it's the junkie on the corner begging for money to get his next fix, or the gambler in Vegas begging for just a couple chips, or the sex freak typing his credit card number at the porn site... they know they need help. They just can't help themselves.

        There's no other place you're guaranteed to find that target market in those numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    It's funny back then, people thought the only want to make tons of money online was through online porn and gambling.

    Well, it still holds true today.

    However, those two market niches I avoid due to their sleazy nature.

    Many are opening up to various way to make money now to diverse groups. There may be not be big market for this, but at least it's a market that helps people that are addicted.

    The same can be said of the quit smoking or quit drinking niche.

    The OP did not really get into the niche to make tons of money, but to help a small market, which is noble.

    A few years ago, the 'getting ex back' niche wasn't popular. Look where it is now...

    Crew, I think there's a big difference between a causal watcher vs. an addict. Much like the difference between a causal drinker vs. an alcoholic.
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  • Profile picture of the author FusciaPhoenix
    From a psychology perspective, it's quite likely that many of the people visiting your site are actually the loved ones of the addicted individual. I would try appealing to those persons directly and see if they feel more comfortable reading/buying and signing up.

    The actual addicted persons are usually in denial until they lose everything, or their addiction severely impacts the quality of their life in some way. Like someone already stated, they must hit bottom.

    In most addiction areas, you will get mainly friends and loved ones attempting to find some "home remedy" for the addicted person, or information on how to deal with and or approach them regarding the addiction itself.

    Find a way to weave this additional information targeting friends and family into articles and see if that shifts your response rate in any way.

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    • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
      Originally Posted by FusciaPhoenix View Post

      Find a way to weave this additional information targeting friends and family into articles and see if that shifts your response rate in any way.
      I think that you are very right about that. The problem is, I don't have a way to help family and friends. Like somebody else said on here, the addict needs to hit the bottom, in order to break through denial. And I just cannot do that for them.

      On the second thought I might do some research in intervention practices, etc to see if there is anything effective that could be done... To be continued...
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      • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
        Originally Posted by feedtherightwolf View Post

        I believe that most of the people who come to my site are looking for help.., Yet for some reason they don't stick around to read it. Hence my question.
        OP, in IM, there is a facet called Keyword Research and then there is a facet called Niche Research.

        Apparently, you performed Keyword Research BUT didn't perform Niche Research prior to launching this site.

        Had you performed proper Niche Research, you wouldn't have to ask, "Why is Everybody Running Away From my Site?"

        Why not?

        Because you would have a CLEAR understanding of your target market!

        True unbiased Niche Research would have revealed whether you were going to be dealing with Tire Kickers, Window Shoppers, Lookie Lou's and Curiosity Seekers versus people who are genuinely seeking help... AND would take action NOW!

        When performing Niche Research, prior to building any site, you must evaluate if that niche is going to net you a bunch of Tire Kickers, Curiosity Seekers, etc., or, people who are going to take action NOW!

        You obviously didn't do that and now you are attempting to fix things in mid flight.

        You need to know, just because people are typing in those search terms doesn't mean they have admitted they have a problem.

        And it also doesn't imply they are looking for a solution as you assumed.

        Do you realize that people can actually find free porn using some of those search terms you provided?

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        • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
          Originally Posted by Crew Chief View Post


          You obviously didn't do that and now you are attempting to fix things in mid flight.

          You need to know, just because people are typing in those search terms doesn't mean they have admitted they have a problem.

          And it also doesn't imply they are looking for a solution as you assumed.

          Do you realize that people can actually find free porn using some of those search terms you provided?

          Giles, the Crew Chief
          Well, if they are looking for something other than help, I have no problem with them bouncing. I guess I don't have a way to analyze that...

          But you are right, I didn't do a niche research, I didn't even know what niche research was when I started out.
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      • Profile picture of the author ikelove
        You know, I'm no expert, but the people that might be receptive to your site are Born Again Christians, people who have decided to turn a new leaf and give up old "sinful" habits. People like this, because they've decided to change their ways may be more "gun ho" about signing up for a site like this and be more open, though, I still would think twice about asking for their name.

        People become born again Christians for many reasons, but whatever the case they do so, they've already decided enough is enough about their old ways, so perhaps you can take advantage of their "momentum"...

        Ya dig?

        My $.02
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  • Profile picture of the author MilesT
    You're not really giving solid, meaningful, motivating reasons for guys to stop choking the chicken. If this page is suppose to resemble a sales letter to get them onto your list, it does not. Hire a copywriter and just redo it, top to bottom.
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    • Profile picture of the author feedtherightwolf
      I just wanted to give an updated.

      I've implemented most of the suggestions provided by you guys and my conversion went from 1 sign up every other day to an average 5 sign ups per day over the past 4 days. Which is about 5% conversion rate for the amount of traffic that I get, and this pretty much exceeds my highest expectations.

      Thanks a lot Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincenzo Oliva
    Curiosity seekers. Most people really don't have a strong enough motive for quitting porn, it's up to you to give them one ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    You could try adding a few shots of semi-naked women - that would keep your visitos attention for a bit longer.

    Just joking.

    I think people searching for porn are probably finding your site and then, when they get there and find out it's not what they were searching for, they just hit the back button.

    Will
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