Need Help : Pathetically Low ClickThrough Rate In My Articles

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Hi Guys.

Having some problem with my ezine articles.

Try as i might. My Click Through Rate is still remains low at a pathetic rate of 3 %.


I have attempted to make my resource box enticing for people to click but turns out the results is not as good as it turns out.

Here is the link to one of my articles :

Top 5 Telltale Signs a Girl Is Attracted to You

If possible, hope you guys can comment on one of my article and see what went wrong with my article writing skills.

Really would like to hear from those article marketing experts who can achieve a high CTR of 30% and above.

Appreciate alot for your help guys !
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    I'm not an expert on article marketing, but there is pretty poor grammar in your article... things like "the lips motion" and "reflection of the person feelings" don't quite cut it when you are trying to look like a professional on the subject. I suggest you either brush up on your English grammar, get a proofreader, or outsource your articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author copylicious
    I have articles on ezine that get up to CTR of 40%.

    You need to make the article really readable and also have compelling wording in your resource box.

    PM me I will show you one of my articles and you can use a similar format.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Hellopanda View Post

    would like to hear from those article marketing experts who can achieve a high CTR of 30% and above.
    That excludes me, I'm afraid. (At least, I can - and used to - but now I choose not to). But might you possibly suffer from limiting your sources of information by wanting to hear only from those marketers?

    I make far more money now, across a whole range of different niches, with an average CTR of 17%/18% than I did about a year and a half ago when I had an average CTR of 37%/38% and was submitting at least three times as many articles, too.

    I completely see your point that 3% is a very low CTR. I'm simply suggesting that focusing on increasing your CTR from 3% to 30% won't necessarily increase your income a lot. You might fulfil that objective and still not make a living, I'm afraid. (Especially in that niche).

    In short, I think you're directing your attention to the wrong aspect of your problem. The usefulness of CTR, as a parameter in itself, is very limited.

    "Writing for clicks" is not the only way forward.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hellopanda
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      That excludes me, I'm afraid. But might you possibly suffer from limiting your sources of information by wanting to hear only from those marketers?

      I make far more money now, across a whole range of different niches, with an average CTR of 17%/18% than I did about a year and a half ago when I had an average CTR of 37%/38% and was submitting at least three times as many articles, too.

      I completely see your point that 3% is a very low CTR. I'm simply suggesting that focusing on increasing your CTR from 3% to 30% won't necessarily increase your income a lot. You might fulfil that objective and still not make a living, I'm afraid.

      I think you're directing your attention to the wrong aspect of your problem. The usefulness of CTR, as a parameter in itself, is very limited.

      "Writing for clicks" is not the only way forward.
      Opps. Pardon Me for causing a misunderstanding in conveying the message i wish to bring across.

      Of course, I do welcome opinions from everyone and not only limited to those who had successfully achieve a high CTR of 30 %.

      I am still a noobie in internet marketing and is definitely receptive to all kinds of advice during the inital steep learning curve.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Hellopanda View Post

        Opps. Pardon Me for causing a misunderstanding in conveying the message i wish to bring across.
        No, that's ok: I wasn't trying to "sound offended".

        I'm just suggesting to you that you may be grasping at the wrong straw, here, to try to solve your problem, because I have the impression you imagine that if you can get your CTR up from 3% to say 35%, that will fix your business so that it produces income, and the reality is that that isn't necessarily so.

        Originally Posted by Hellopanda View Post

        I am still a noobie in internet marketing and is definitely receptive to all kinds of advice during the inital steep learning curve.
        A suggestion, then: see if it helps you to read this post, this post, this post, this post and the four threads in which they appear?
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        • Profile picture of the author Hellopanda
          Originally Posted by stan6637 View Post

          Hi, I read your article and that bio box needs some help. Here is what I do with my articles (maybe not the best way, but it works for me)

          We all learned how to write an article...Intro--Body--Conclusion--Bio.

          Drop the Conclusion section. Basically finish your article leaving your reader wanting more. I do this with my bio. I ask the reader a question that is aimed right at their problem. Then show them where they can get the answer to their question (your link) Make the bio box part of the article.

          Here is a quick example using your article. This is just a quick write off the top of my head. Could be better, notice that the first and last sentence are bold, this kind of acts as a frame for your links.



          The question is... Do You Want to Become a Chick Magnet, or are you going to be that hopeless loser standing in the corner the rest of your life.

          If you want to be the Chick Magnet then you need to know how to Achieve Great Success With Women.

          It will also help if you can understand what women are thinking. I have put together some great tips that will help you in this free report. FREE Dating Report

          After reading these reports you will be the guy all your friends come to and ask "Dude how did you do it"
          Very enticing resource box indeed !

          I guess my resource box is kinda boring and sounds like a sales pitch, detering readers from clicking on my links.

          Will think of something more enticing !

          Thanks dude !

          Originally Posted by SEOFocused View Post

          your resource box sounds like a sales pitch and no one likes to be sold. i have few hundred artciles on ezine and i get around 15% CTR on average. some article gets lot higher than that but some do low as well but 15% average CTR is not too bad. i submit informational articles and only use resource box in this format,

          Code:
          For more information on "kw1 anchor", visit the "kw2 anchor" 
          resource (or information) site
          this way people will think that they will find additional info or resource on the link which is what people want
          But I thought resource box with "call to action" phrases sells better?

          Originally Posted by BradCarroll View Post

          Outsource your content to someone who speaks English as their first language OR learn to write like someone who does. This will increase the number of people who start your article, the number of people who read all the way through your article, the number of people who click your resource link, AND the number of people who trust the author of the article. People are much more likely to buy whatever you're selling (or "pre-selling") if they trust you.
          Yup. English is not my first language and I do realise my writing skill is medicore.

          However , for now,Outsourcing for writers is not an option for me .Was Thinking of minimizing the cost of my Internet Business for now , so i guess I have to do everything myself.

          Outsourcing will only be an option when my business starts to see some profit .

          I would prefer to do it the hard way and learn everything from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticleDirectory
    1. Grammar
    2. Your signature.
    "If you want to know more secrets about women,I have an exclusive offer for you!" -- doesnt want me to click on the link...seems like a bad sales pitch.

    Always want the reader wanting more information from you. Hence, leading them into your signature/author bio.....
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  • Profile picture of the author stan6637
    Hi, I read your article and that bio box needs some help. Here is what I do with my articles (maybe not the best way, but it works for me)

    We all learned how to write an article...Intro--Body--Conclusion--Bio.

    Drop the Conclusion section. Basically finish your article leaving your reader wanting more. I do this with my bio. I ask the reader a question that is aimed right at their problem. Then show them where they can get the answer to their question (your link) Make the bio box part of the article.

    Here is a quick example using your article. This is just a quick write off the top of my head. Could be better, notice that the first and last sentence are bold, this kind of acts as a frame for your links.



    The question is... Do You Want to Become a Chick Magnet, or are you going to be that hopeless loser standing in the corner the rest of your life.

    If you want to be the Chick Magnet then you need to know how to Achieve Great Success With Women.

    It will also help if you can understand what women are thinking. I have put together some great tips that will help you in this free report. FREE Dating Report

    After reading these reports you will be the guy all your friends come to and ask "Dude how did you do it"
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOFocused
    your resource box sounds like a sales pitch and no one likes to be sold. i have few hundred artciles on ezine and i get around 15% CTR on average. some article gets lot higher than that but some do low as well but 15% average CTR is not too bad. i submit informational articles and only use resource box in this format,

    Code:
    For more information on "kw1 anchor", visit the "kw2 anchor" 
    resource (or information) site
    this way people will think that they will find additional info or resource on the link which is what people want
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    Outsource your content to someone who speaks English as their first language OR learn to write like someone who does. This will increase the number of people who start your article, the number of people who read all the way through your article, the number of people who click your resource link, AND the number of people who trust the author of the article. People are much more likely to buy whatever you're selling (or "pre-selling") if they trust you.
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