Am I not doing right? - No Sales from Amazon affiliate sites

by yssync
28 replies
OK am I doing something wrong or should I wait a little longer to make any modifications to my sites below? (up for 3 ~ 4 weeks now)

www.fitness-dvd-reviews.com
www.tents-reviews.com
www.mountain-bikes-reviews.com

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
I did try to make up the childsupport that stopped ($1K/month) last April by IM, but I haven't been able to... so my kids and I are moving out of my house in 2 weeks and moving into my friend's house. BUT that's not the end of the world. I'll never give up!

Thank you in advance!
Sincerely.
#affiliate #amazon #sales #sites
  • Profile picture of the author aulia
    how about your position in google ???

    are you at Top 10 ???
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    • Profile picture of the author yssync
      Originally Posted by aulia View Post

      how about your position in google ???

      are you at Top 10 ???
      Not yet.. that's why I was wondering what I was doing wrong....:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    How much traffic are you getting to the sites? What is your ctr from site to Amazon?

    Lee
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    Gone Fishing
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    • Profile picture of the author yssync
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      How much traffic are you getting to the sites? What is your ctr from site to Amazon?

      Lee
      According to google analytics, 1 ~ 5 visitors a day so far...
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      • Originally Posted by yssync View Post

        According to google analytics, 1 ~ 5 visitors a day so far...
        Are you checking what keywords are bringing them, or what sites are referring them if not keywords?

        Some of my newer sites are getting clicks, but from people searching things such as "my keyword" bug fix, or "my keyword" broken how to fix and so forth.. Means I'm getting searchers who already have the product and are searching for solutions.
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        • Profile picture of the author yssync
          Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

          Are you checking what keywords are bringing them, or what sites are referring them if not keywords?

          Some of my newer sites are getting clicks, but from people searching things such as "my keyword" bug fix, or "my keyword" broken how to fix and so forth.. Means I'm getting searchers who already have the product and are searching for solutions.
          Oh I see.. here are info from GA..

          For example - (Fitness DVD Reviews)
          Sources

          Visits

          % visits

          google (organic)

          53 46.90% (direct) ((none))

          21 18.58% warriorforum.com (referral)

          15 13.27% 3waylinks.net (referral)

          14 12.39% us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com (referral)

          5 4.42%

          Keywords

          Visits

          % visits

          fitness-dvd-reviews.com

          23 43.40% fitness dvd reviews

          17 32.08% kettleworx dvd reviews

          2 3.77% best zumba dvd reviews

          1 1.89% billy banks dvds short workouts

          1 1.89%
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          • Originally Posted by yssync View Post

            Oh I see.. here are info from GA..

            For example - (Fitness DVD Reviews)
            Sources

            Visits

            % visits

            google (organic)

            53 46.90% (direct) ((none))

            21 18.58% warriorforum.com (referral)

            15 13.27% 3waylinks.net (referral)

            14 12.39% us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com (referral)

            5 4.42%

            Keywords

            Visits

            % visits

            fitness-dvd-reviews.com

            23 43.40% fitness dvd reviews

            17 32.08% kettleworx dvd reviews

            2 3.77% best zumba dvd reviews

            1 1.89% billy banks dvds short workouts

            1 1.89%
            Guessing that direct traffic is you maniacally stalking your website.

            And that fitness dvd reviews, was that you searching it in Google or is that from actual people?

            Also in GA have you checked whether those are new visitors or returning visitors.
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            • Profile picture of the author yssync
              Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

              Guessing that direct traffic is you maniacally stalking your website.

              And that fitness dvd reviews, was that you searching it in Google or is that from actual people?

              Also in GA have you checked whether those are new visitors or returning visitors.
              Yes, sorry forgot to mention - fitness-dvd-reviews.com was from me.
              I didn't know you could check whether visitors are new or returning with GA...
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              • Originally Posted by yssync View Post

                Yes, sorry forgot to mention - fitness-dvd-reviews.com was from me.
                I didn't know you could check whether visitors are new or returning with GA...
                Trial-and-error, eventually you get it
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                • Profile picture of the author yssync
                  Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

                  Trial-and-error, eventually you get it
                  Thanks, again!
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                  • Profile picture of the author redstanford
                    Originally Posted by yssync View Post

                    Thanks, again!

                    hey Big Guy,

                    Jan is the man. feel free to shoot him your questions either by pm or email. there are a number of things you need to learn on your own and you'll come across them as the time passes. but he can help you out a great deal. FWIW, last month, March my sites rose like a rocket them dropped off the face of the earth becuase of google but i still managed to make 13 sales and made $65 for March. now that my 1st site is implanted perfectly on page 1 for a number of keywords, i expect much much better results.

                    keep up the good work and stay committed. you'll get there.

                    i'm not sure why i cannot view them though.
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                    • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
                      Biggest suggestion I can give is that you aren't targeting keywords that are searched frequently enough.

                      It doesn't matter how good you make your site if no one is searching for your target keywords.

                      My minimum is 3,000 searches per month for the EXACT phrase I'm searching for (use Google Adwords Keyword tool and check the "exact" box to see this)

                      I've made over $90k with Amazon's affiliate program thus far so if you want some other tips I made a forum post a while back which you can see here.
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                      • Profile picture of the author yssync
                        Originally Posted by ChrisGuthrie View Post

                        Biggest suggestion I can give is that you aren't targeting keywords that are searched frequently enough.

                        It doesn't matter how good you make your site if no one is searching for your target keywords.

                        My minimum is 3,000 searches per month for the EXACT phrase I'm searching for (use Google Adwords Keyword tool and check the "exact" box to see this)

                        I've made over $90k with Amazon's affiliate program thus far so if you want some other tips I made a forum post a while back which you can see here.
                        The WSO I followed didn't say I have to have a certain searchers for every product on my site - just the main keyword (fitness dvd for fitness dvd reviews.com.) unless I misunderstood..
                        I wish I could pay someone to do it "right" for me... not to be lazy, but I just can't waste anymore time and money... Do you know anyone???

                        I will check out your forum.

                        Thanks!
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                        • Profile picture of the author yssync
                          Originally Posted by yssync View Post


                          I will check out your forum.

                          Thanks!
                          Duh I just DID read your forum which is great! I added buy button and linked all the pictures to amazon site after I read it. So thank you!
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                          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                            I'd do some rewriting - the writing isn't bad but you start EVERY paragraph with the keyword phrase. Even someone not accustomed to niche sites will know that's not normal writing style.
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                          • Profile picture of the author getprofits
                            besides the SEO which has been mentioned maybe some more graphics on the bike site.
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                            • Profile picture of the author URbanWorld
                              Originally Posted by getprofits View Post

                              besides the SEO which has been mentioned maybe some more graphics on the bike site.
                              This sounds like a good idea. This way you can get hits from both Google's regular search and possibly from their image search.
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                    • Profile picture of the author yssync
                      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

                      hey Big Guy,

                      Jan is the man. feel free to shoot him your questions either by pm or email. there are a number of things you need to learn on your own and you'll come across them as the time passes. but he can help you out a great deal. FWIW, last month, March my sites rose like a rocket them dropped off the face of the earth becuase of google but i still managed to make 13 sales and made $65 for March. now that my 1st site is implanted perfectly on page 1 for a number of keywords, i expect much much better results.

                      keep up the good work and stay committed. you'll get there.

                      i'm not sure why i cannot view them though.
                      I believe so.. but I emailed him a few times, but no reply.. thought he was too busy... I will try him again.

                      Good luck to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      How much traffic are you getting to the sites? What is your ctr from site to Amazon?

      Lee
      Yes taht would be intresting to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    What kind of traffic numbers are you seeing? How many click thru's are you getting to Amazon? Without that kind of information its hard to tell you whats wrong.
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  • Checked your keywords, you aren't ranking in the top 10 for your specific reviews, and they get a low search as it is (some in the tune of only 150 searches for 1st place per month). You're between 10-50 for most of them in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author redstanford
    For whatever reason I cannot view your sites.

    Are you using Jan Roos' WSO? Just judging by the look of the URL's you provided.

    If so and even if not, I hate to break bad news to you, but you will not see sales in the 1st 3 weeks. At least not good sales. I have been pushing my 3 sites since January and after finally passing them through google's dance, they are now beginning to really rank. If you are seeking quick results with minimal work, you have picked the wrong WSO. Jan's work is great but it takes a great deal of work.

    Again I cannot see your sites to tell if you used his system or not, but work and time is required for any online work.
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    • Profile picture of the author yssync
      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

      For whatever reason I cannot view your sites.

      Are you using Jan Roos' WSO? Just judging by the look of the URL's you provided.

      If so and even if not, I hate to break bad news to you, but you will not see sales in the 1st 3 weeks. At least not good sales. I have been pushing my 3 sites since January and after finally passing them through google's dance, they are now beginning to really rank. If you are seeking quick results with minimal work, you have picked the wrong WSO. Jan's work is great but it takes a great deal of work.

      Again I cannot see your sites to tell if you used his system or not, but work and time is required for any online work.
      Yes I am! No I wasn't trying to make a quick cash with this. I just didn't want to let them sit for months after months without knowing I wasn't doing right. not sure why you aren't able to view my sites though.. :confused:
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  • Another thing, the reason you try to use as many variations in your title as possible is so that you get organic searches for other variations.

    Adding review just adds another variation to your title meaning you're more likely to get searches from people edging to buy, but they need to read a review.

    Could also add some articles along side those reviews and few other things.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoWizzard
    maybe you should do a bit more keyword research and pick a number of keywords which combined result a 6000 monthly traffic... then work a bit on link building... after that you will see results

    Cheers
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