Thousands of clicks and no sales! :(

52 replies
Problem Solved! But if you have or want to build a amazon website you need to read this thread...

Hi Warriors,

I have a amazone affiliate website (can`t share), with electronics product review, and after 500 click i get no sale . The website traffic come from reviews keyword, I don`t generate fake traffic,also i never use exit splash for amazon websites.




Are someone here to tel me a conversion rate for amazon site?

Thanks
Regards
#clicks #sales #thousands
  • It would be worth building a list with this traffic that you get.
    The traffic that you're getting may be still researching the products your promoting.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388632].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Also with a review site they may be clicking to see if the reviews stack up. It may give 1 or 2 good reviews on your site but when they click and see more they may read bad reviews and do not by. Just a suggestion. Review sites can produce just a lot of people who compare products and buy later.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388906].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I might get some flack for this but my honest advice would be this: Ditch Amazon affiliates. The ROI is a joke. It does work for some people but they've been doing this for years and know how to game the system. It's extremely difficult for new combers.

    By the way... why don't you follow your own report on your sig to make more real money?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388966].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author cchipster
      By the way... why don't you follow your own report on your sig to make more real money?
      LOL! Now this is comedy!
      Signature
      No signature, I'm sure you will be ok.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389016].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Too much competition in the electronics niche, also Amazon only uses 24 hour cookies, so your leads may still be looking around long after they expire...
    Signature
    " I knew that if I failed, I wouldn't regret that.
    But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. "

    ~ Jeff Bezos

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388989].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi Robiin!

    Make sure you use "Buyer Keywords" to increase the chances of making that sale.

    Try targeting keywords that have the product name and model number and have "Discount" "Sale" etc in there also.

    If you are already doing this then I would agree that building a list allows you to promote several times and not just once.

    Keep going and remember that the sooner you get the failures out of the way; the closer you are to success!

    "Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you've signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through."
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389005].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Williams
    Yup, your stats do not look very good.. Amazon product reviews tend to convert pretty well (as said above, targeting product model numbers) - I would guess that maybe your traffic is not very targeted.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389474].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      It would be a good idea to build you own list instead of sending people right to your offer.

      It is kind of strange to see 500 visitors and 0 sales.

      Maybe check your link to see if it is the right one.

      Originally Posted by Alex Williams View Post

      Yup, your stats do not look very good.. Amazon product reviews tend to convert pretty well (as said above, targeting product model numbers) - I would guess that maybe your traffic is not very targeted.
      I am thinking that his link is not working well and the sales are not tracked properly.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389501].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
        Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

        It is kind of strange to see 500 visitors and 0 sales..
        I don't seem to think so. It's not exactly warm traffic is it.

        Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

        Maybe check your link to see if it is the right one.

        I am thinking that his link is not working well and the sales are not tracked properly.
        I think this could be a reason plus a bunch of other various factors.



        Manie
        Signature

        This will NOT be up for long. Get it now whilst You still can. Btw it's FREE...
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390449].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    A couple of things could be wrong,
    Check your links and make a dummy sale yourself to see if its all connected properly.

    Secondly, look at the site and see if you're missing any key elements for appropriate call to action and if needed add more around the site to encourage users to buy from you.

    Lastly, I suppose link-building could help your presence online.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389727].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author abeng
    I have rate 4%.. My traffict is pure from search engine.. For advice, better to build your SEO with keyword targetting for consumer need, especially SEO On Page to boost your ranking at SE..
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389742].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author PhillyGalJen
      The product that you are promoting could be overpriced currently at Amazon. There are many vendors on Amazon that inflate prices on products. If the person can get the item somewhere else for less they will.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390271].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cello
    It could be due to the actual products that you are promoting. If for example, it's a larger investment for the consumer, the decision will include research and more than 24 hours (bye-bye Amazon cookie!). Be sure that your keywords are tailored to the decided buyers, not the researchers.

    Also, I second the motion that you check out your links. Not a single sale... That's pretty weird...

    Best of luck to you!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390310].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sysbase
    I'd say ditch Amazon. The % of commission is awful there's so many better networks out there that are smaller and give you more in return.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390469].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    I'd agree that the % comission and ROI from amazon affiliates is pretty poor. But amazon does have a lot of customer trust, you'd find it even harder to convince clickers to make a purchase on a website that they do not know.

    So a bigger % commission will not always mean more profit at the end of the day.
    Signature
    Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
    "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
    "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
    "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390509].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
    Hard to diagnose the problem without having a look at your website. Could be a number of things. Too generic keywords, poor reviews, weak calls-to-action, etc...
    Signature
    "The work I received was magnificent – The writing was exquisite – It's more than what I expected – I must say that he did a damn good job – I was blown away with the quality – Written in perfect english – I've purchased a few services here on Warrior Forum, and this by far the best!"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390606].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
      Originally Posted by Vimal Gobin View Post

      Hard to diagnose the problem without having a look at your website. Could be a number of things. Too generic keywords, poor reviews, weak calls-to-action, etc...

      Here is a screenshot from a page, on all page are almost same just difference products, also now i added offers in widget too.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390737].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
    Originally Posted by Christian Cee View Post

    By the way... why don't you follow your own report on your sig to make more real money?
    I follow my own strategy ! I say i did`t make money from this amazon site....


    Originally Posted by Alex Williams View Post

    Yup, your stats do not look very good.. Amazon product reviews tend to convert pretty well (as said above, targeting product model numbers) - I would guess that maybe your traffic is not very targeted.
    80% from traffic are organic.... Keywords example: lg x reviews
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390713].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
    I have a couple of suggestions Would you like me to post them here or to discuss in private?
    Signature
    "The work I received was magnificent – The writing was exquisite – It's more than what I expected – I must say that he did a damn good job – I was blown away with the quality – Written in perfect english – I've purchased a few services here on Warrior Forum, and this by far the best!"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390778].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
      Originally Posted by Vimal Gobin View Post

      I have a couple of suggestions Would you like me to post them here or to discuss in private?
      I prefer here,maybe are others who have this problem. Thanks
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390838].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
        Originally Posted by robiim View Post

        I prefer here,maybe are others who have this problem. Thanks
        Okay, here we go


        1. Improve the review itself

        You are trying to pre-sell a high-end (and high-priced!) product. You need to say more than "is the most excellent choice". People who are actually going to buy an item of this price online are probably quite comfortable with tech stuff. They need more than just the "It's good!" review to make the call. That's on the "jargon".

        The review is not written in proper english either.

        So basically, no "cold, hard facts" and no "persuasive language". No incentive, really.

        Hire a better writer


        2. Re-vamp your call-to-action

        You are telling people to click for product details. That's exactly what they're doing! You need to tell them to buy man


        3. Include actual reviews

        This product is a whopping 4.6 stars on Amazon. Can't see that mentioned anywhere on your website. 84 reviews? You could be paraphrasing 4 - 5 of them and link to the actual reviews with your affiliate link. Social proof


        Oops, that's more than a couple :p
        Signature
        "The work I received was magnificent – The writing was exquisite – It's more than what I expected – I must say that he did a damn good job – I was blown away with the quality – Written in perfect english – I've purchased a few services here on Warrior Forum, and this by far the best!"
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390965].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
      Originally Posted by Vimal Gobin View Post

      I have a couple of suggestions Would you like me to post them here or to discuss in private?

      Can be possible to somebody stole my afflink and send junk traffic or something similar ?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390897].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    It's illogical to get so much targeted traffic, and no Amazon sales. I'd advise you check out your affiliate links. It may redirect incorrectly, you may have a typo somewehere, or you are hacked, and someone else is collecting the commission.

    EDIT: You have a weight-loss link in the footer. Did you really put it there? It looks like your site has been hacked...
    Signature

    Use these laws and make the Law of Attraction work
    QuantumMindSuccess Learn how to live a happy, healthy and abundant life.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390785].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Anton543
      Originally Posted by sunray View Post

      It's illogical to get so much targeted traffic, and no Amazon sales. I'd advise you check out your affiliate links. It may redirect incorrectly, you may have a typo somewehere, or you are hacked, and someone else is collecting the commission.

      P.S. You have a weight-loss link in the footer. Did you really put it there? It looks like your site has been hacked...
      Is it possible for people to do this whereby they steal your commission even though from your stats you see that you are sending traffic to the merchant?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390850].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author sunray
        Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

        Is it possible for people to do this whereby they steal your commission even though from your stats you see that you are sending traffic to the merchant?
        I think it is possible. The clicks that are shown on the merchant account may not be legit. They could be made by the same scoundrel that collects the commission--just to get the owner thinking everything is OK.
        Signature

        Use these laws and make the Law of Attraction work
        QuantumMindSuccess Learn how to live a happy, healthy and abundant life.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390868].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
      Originally Posted by sunray View Post

      It's illogical to get so much targeted traffic, and no Amazon sales. I'd advise you check out your affiliate links. It may redirect incorrectly, you may have a typo somewehere, or you are hacked, and someone else is collecting the commission.

      EDIT: You have a weight-loss link in the footer. Did you really put it there? It looks like your site has been hacked...
      All affiliate links was created manualy,also if amazon show up the click thats mean is work properly.

      I put the irelevant weight loss backlink in footer.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390861].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Anton543
    Electronics - so much choice. People like to compare reviews, browse different stores and then if they decide to buy two three days later, your Amazon cookie will have expired.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390804].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author muhammadjawad
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390858].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390865].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    If you were a student of mine, here's the advice I would give you:

    1) Start building a list RIGHT NOW! That traffic is gone and never coming back! Ever!
    2) Is that product on Amazon.com's excluded products list?
    3) The cookie expires in 24 hours. Are you targeting the right keywords.
    4) LCD TVs have blisteringly tough competition. Are you sure you want to compete in this space? If yes, see #1 above
    5) Find the most sought after accessories for this LCD. Rank for those products (hint: if they're looking for accessories, they're more likely ready to purchase the item).
    6) Last, but certainly NOT LEAST! Are you sure the links are appropriately formatted? Is it possible that you messed up the links somehow and aren't getting credit? I don't even know if that's possible. I would ask a friend to buy something cheap to test it out.

    Good luck my friend! Hope this helps!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390889].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author PhillyGalJen
      Originally Posted by IMSince2003 View Post

      2) Is that product on Amazon.com's excluded products list?
      Seeing that it was a TV, I was just wondering if it was on the exclusion list as well.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7391406].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cello
    You should definitely make a test purchase yourself. You'll be able to see if your links are bad/hacked, or if your site just isn't converting. Do this first, then you'll be able to determine what the next step should be.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7390975].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tlangdon
    Why dont you offer adsense and then you would have been paid for 500 clicks or obuild a list with this traffic?
    Signature

    Tom Langdon
    Helping you succeed online!

    http://www.tom-langdon.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7391415].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    It has been proven that it generally takes showing a person the same product 5-7 times before they will purchase from you.

    So start building your email list - and give them valuable information then sprinkle in your affiliate offers. By doing this you can make a 1 time customer, a recurring one if you provide them with great value each week.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7391542].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    There are so many people promoting the same products you do. Why should your visitors buy from you? You must be somehow special if you want to make them order from your site and not from another one.











    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7391656].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tyler S
    Try checking the link to make sure its yours.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7391687].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Efrain Hernandez
    I found your website online LG 42LD520 - HONEST REVIEW by brigiMEDIA

    When I clicked on the Amazon link it said the item was unavailable. Could that be the reason you're not getting any sales?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392224].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Simply put, TVs don't sell as well online as you might think. Conversions in this niche are super low because of the competitive prices at local stores. Nobody really wants to wait for their TV to arrive.

    Benjamin Ehinger
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392268].message }}
  • who are the buyers? what will draw them to this product?
    Expand that on the site in other posts and then share it everywhere!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392325].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    I suggest you turn to other profitable affiliate programs like CB or CJ. You can put to good use all the massive traffic that you are getting.
    Signature

    >>>Get your websites ACTUALLY ranked by checking these out: Quantum SEO Labs, Home Page Link Building & SERP Ability. Want to get rid of negative listings? Check out Reputation Enhancer.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392380].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    My opinion is click is just a bridge or gate to approach your visitor.
    But the main key to make sales is how to convert your visitor to buyer?
    Signature
    Earn $1,037.69 in daily is NOT a big amount.
    I can show you how to do this.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392421].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Madam X
      Well, people don't like to read because they're so busy. When they're searching - they're scanning. Catch their eyes with a review something like this:
      1. LG Smart TV delivers a nearly limitless world of entertainment in a fun and intuitive way. It's smart made simple.
      2. With it's 1080p display - it provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a High-Def source. High resolution & clear view.
      3. Black is the color of the day here: it's elegant & matches any room decour. The flat screen gives you a great view.
      4. Has a Magic Remote cursor that makes it easy click on the full QWERTY keyboard on the TV screen.
      5. Great reception quality - digital & analog tuner.
      6. Thin-film transistors gives you a quality picture that make other TV's jealous. The sound on this baby is fantastic. Gotta check it out! Go here to buy. (hyperlink)
      *I tried to make this a "Bulleted List" instead of a "Numbered List". I'm sure there's a way to do - just couldn't figure it out.

      **Also, people like to look at videos instead of reading. Have you thought about putting some of your reviews to video & hiring an American Voiceover?

      Wish you the best of luck - it's tough out here in Cyberland. But, not as touch as owning your own Brick & Mortar business - where you have to pay for rent & electricity & taxes & employees.

      Madam X
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392654].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
        Originally Posted by Madam X View Post


        *I tried to make this a "Bulleted List" instead of a "Numbered List". I'm sure there's a way to do - just couldn't figure it out.
        Here you go (The opening tag is [LIST] instead of [LIST=1])

        Originally Posted by Madam X View Post

        • LG Smart TV delivers a nearly limitless world of entertainment in a fun and intuitive way. It's smart made simple.
        • With it's 1080p display - it provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a High-Def source. High resolution & clear view.
        • Black is the color of the day here: it's elegant & matches any room decour. The flat screen gives you a great view.
        • Has a Magic Remote cursor that makes it easy click on the full QWERTY keyboard on the TV screen.
        • Great reception quality - digital & analog tuner.
        • Thin-film transistors gives you a quality picture that make other TV's jealous. The sound on this baby is fantastic. Gotta check it out! Go here to buy. (hyperlink)
        And yeah, I forgot talking about bullets (but in my defense, I did say that I would make only a "couple" of suggestions )
        Signature
        "The work I received was magnificent – The writing was exquisite – It's more than what I expected – I must say that he did a damn good job – I was blown away with the quality – Written in perfect english – I've purchased a few services here on Warrior Forum, and this by far the best!"
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392684].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    Originally Posted by robiim View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I have a amazone affiliate website (can`t share), with electronics product review, and after 500 click i get no sale . The website traffic come from reviews keyword, I don`t generate fake traffic,also i never use exit splash for amazon websites.




    Are someone here to tel me a conversion rate for amazon site?

    Thanks
    Regards
    Hi,

    You need to build a list instead of thinking of selling things to your visitors.

    Do you always buy things when you first visit a place? I am sure you will have a second thought before you make your decision.

    In the world of Internet, you need to eithert catch the attention of your visitors or to keep them in your list so that you can promote things to them.
    Signature
    CPA is all about testing, tracking, determining.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7393556].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Its the holidays and people are doing a lot of comparison shopping. Try adding prices from a few other places to show that amazon has the best price.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7393582].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Enzo Reyn
    Regarding amazon affiliates i made my idea how the visitors think and definitely from own experience before buy electronics i made too a lot of compare.

    Also totally agree that my website need changed if i want profit.

    Thank you very much for helps and suggestions.

    I will avoid amazone affiliate,its not for me.

    Best Regards
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7393683].message }}

Trending Topics