Making Adsense, Affiliate or Amazon Links Work

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I had tons of Affiliates on my Gardening site but got absolutely zero commissions for months then I removed most of them and went to Adsense. Adsense is working, sloooowly. Anybody know how to get affiliate links to work on my site. I have Amazon store links but they also do nothing. My traffic is growing but sales aren't. Please help! The site is: SunGardensInc
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOSoftworks
    traffic is a wonderful thing, but the type of traffic (ie. keyword selection) is most important.

    Are people coming to your website searching for free information or to solve a problem (ie. which seeds to buy in the southwest).

    Were your affiliate attempts related to product reviews (ie targeted) or banner ads?
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty M
      Originally Posted by SEOSoftworks View Post

      traffic is a wonderful thing, but the type of traffic (ie. keyword selection) is most important.

      Are people coming to your website searching for free information or to solve a problem (ie. which seeds to buy in the southwest).

      Were your affiliate attempts related to product reviews (ie targeted) or banner ads?
      Yes, they were related links, Burpee seeds, etc. They were just banner ads, I haven't tried product reviews. Maybe I need to do more targeted keywords. Lots of traffic for info, just nothing for purchasing.
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    I think the problem is in the keyword/ niche that you choose.

    Is the keyword a buyer keyword? Do people search that keyword to buy something or just to look for information? Is the niche a profitable one where a lot of people buy something?
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOSoftworks
      Originally Posted by elexmedia View Post

      I think the problem is in the keyword/ niche that you choose.

      Is the keyword a buyer keyword? Do people search that keyword to buy something or just to look for information? Is the niche a profitable one where a lot of people buy something?
      Yep...I agree elex.

      I'd go back and look at my keywords. Try to estimate how many have buyers intent (i know that's tough sometimes).

      I'll bet your conversion issues are related to that.
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      • Profile picture of the author FredJones
        Originally Posted by SEOSoftworks View Post

        Yep...I agree elex.

        I'd go back and look at my keywords. Try to estimate how many have buyers intent (i know that's tough sometimes).

        I'll bet your conversion issues are related to that.
        That, and also optimize the sales funnel by creating value. For example, I didn't see an obvious email capture on your page. Capture the email addresses of your visitors by offering them a free report or something.

        Else, they may not come back to you at all... They may simply forget.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marty M
        Originally Posted by SEOSoftworks View Post

        Yep...I agree elex.

        I'd go back and look at my keywords. Try to estimate how many have buyers intent (i know that's tough sometimes).

        I'll bet your conversion issues are related to that.
        That is going to take a lot of work, but I think you are right, it will be worth it in the long run. Traffic is nice but conversions are great!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty M
      Originally Posted by elexmedia View Post

      I think the problem is in the keyword/ niche that you choose.

      Is the keyword a buyer keyword? Do people search that keyword to buy something or just to look for information? Is the niche a profitable one where a lot of people buy something?
      I think you are right. The keywords are getting them to the site for info, but not for buying. Thanks for the insight!
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      • Profile picture of the author iamdrew
        to make amazon work for you the best way i can say is you should create reviews of products related to your blog's topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xifos
    Does anybody ever make any kind of income from Adsense that makes it worth the time setting it all up?
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