I just want to run this past you and hope someone can offer me any feedback. I launched an ebook a few months ago and I was getting sales each month just from a few articles. My traffic has dropped over the last couple of months and this probably is as a result of the Google updates - I would probably say the traffic is now about half of what it was. I was getting about 2 opt-in’s a day and now about 1 opt-in a day so this kind of makes sense.
However my sales now are ZERO and have been for over two months now. I want to check over everything as much as I can to make sure all is in order. So far:
1. I did a TEST sale with Clickbank and the notification came through to my email correctly.
2. After a customer purchases on Clickbank order form they are directed to payment page where they need to “opt-in” into my “sales list” in order to download paid for ebook. I therefore can see in Aweber that the figures have been ZERO under this “sales opt-in” which ties in with no sales!
3. This is something though I really do not understand – when I type my KW into Google my site comes up no 1 and the URL is displayed as www.ABC.com/?hop=xxxxxxxxxx in the Google listings. When I click on the link my sales page shows up with
www.ABC.com/?hop=xxxxxxxxxx in the browser. What is this hop thing? I am just a vendor and don’t believe I have any affiliates. Also when I typed in the KW yesterday a “DIFFERENT” hop code showed up than the name showing up today. In Google Analytics under “content overview” it shows both these hop codes with many page views.
4. When I click on to payment links on sales page it shows my correct Clickbank URL with my product number and my Clickbank ID.
Sorry to go on I just wanted to give as much info as possible – can anyone offer any advice to me regarding this or mention any further checks I can do. I really would like to know what point “3” above is all about.:confused:
Please can someone offer some help as I just want to make sure everything is running as it should be and of course I would have expected less traffic may result in less sales but I am abit anxious they are now ZERO.
Thanks a million.