I'm wondering if people outside of the War Room are having success (minor 1k/mo) with these methods?
This is my first attempt at entering affiliate marketing, and at this point, it seems I could be getting a better ROI on my time implementing other methods. I'm open to suggestions if you could spare a moment or two.
Here's part of what I've done thus far...
I set up a generic conduit site (generic review site that is not limited to a niche) and found some lucrative affiliate offers. One of which is Chris' suggestion about Market Health.
I found products that seemed to have a decent stake in the marketplace and did some keyword research. I refined that research into a list. From this list, I choose the highest yielding keywords to form my titles, tags, meta tags, and keywords. I use Wordpress, so all of these things apply.
Keywords are chosen from a "buying mood"..... buy (product), () review, best () for blah blah, fix (insert inherently urgent product solution here; IE desperate buyers), etc....
I banged out some reviews. I took deep links and found some relevant content on Yahoo Answers or wherever and answered a few questions I am knowledgeable about, with a link to my product as a solution.
I submitted my home url to directories. My rss feed is submitted to rss directories. Some Squidoo pages and blogs also import my rss feed. You can also assume that I set up some blogger blogs with content and static links, squidoo pages, hubpages, etc...(NAMED THE SAME AS MY PRODUCT REVIEW TITLES!!!!!!). My blogs are ALSO submitted to rss directories. Yes, some content gets spit out a couple times, it doesn't matter.
I'd be using Content Kahuna, but it doesn't work with a 64 bit OS.
Deep pages have been social bookmarked by hand, only a few times, and no sn submission software used, as of yet.
What have you done?
As I've said before, I'm only made two commissions valued at $55 total, and I drive on average 25-30 visitors per day for my "buying mood" keywords. The site I'm talking about has NO articles, content other than reviews, and utilizes no keywords other than what have been described.
These commissions happened very quickly and I have not had any since. I started out with a 1:3 ratio, and now I'm well over 1:100. Traffic has increased, but conversion have not. My predictions are that it has to do with my rank placement in the serp's. I'll have to go back through each longtail that I'm trying to rank for and see if they are slipping. I'm sure others are targeting the exact same products as I am, so perhaps "review saturation" is happening with the products I chose.
Thank you for having a look and for any input! Much appreciated!