7,000 pages views 0 conversions --- Is this right?

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Started a new blog 2.5 months ago. I'm up to 7,000 page views this month, yet none of the 4 affiliate programs I'm pushing on the site have converted even one time. They've got clicks, just no conversions.

How many page views should I expect before getting a conversion? I'm ready to give up. I know it's not a very long time, but not making even one cent is not very encouraging after months of work.

Especially when I've made so much more selling & shipping products directly to consumers (though I am trying to get out of that because it's frankly annoying to deal with).
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  • Profile picture of the author Clintin
    Originally Posted by rogerfromdoug View Post

    Started a new blog 2.5 months ago. I'm up to 7,000 page views this month, yet none of the 4 affiliate programs I'm pushing on the site have converted even one time. They've got clicks, just no conversions.

    How many page views should I expect before getting a conversion? I'm ready to give up. I know it's not a very long time, but not making even one cent is not very encouraging after months of work.

    Especially when I've made so much more selling & shipping products directly to consumers (though I am trying to get out of that because it's frankly annoying to deal with).
    What is your blog, 7000 pages views is a nice amount, so it might be the way you are promoting and advertising your site!

    Are you buying those so called, "Targeted Visitors" that people sell (those really don't convert).

    It also may be the products that you are trying to push, and sometimes it may just take a little more time. There's a lot of people who spend years trying to push their affiliate products on their visitors and they never receive one sale.

    Also, there are many who are able to get the visitors that will easily purchase the affiliate product that they are pushing, within no time at all.

    Personally, when I was in ClickBank, it took me a whole year to get one sale. But the last thing you want to do is give up, so keep trying and you will get it soon enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author rogerfromdoug
      Originally Posted by Clintin View Post

      What is your blog, 7000 pages views is a nice amount, so it might be the way you are promoting and advertising your site!

      Are you buying those so called, "Targeted Visitors" that people sell (those really don't convert).

      It also may be the products that you are trying to push, and sometimes it may just take a little more time. There's a lot of people who spend years trying to push their affiliate products on their visitors and they never receive one sale.

      Also, there are many who are able to get the visitors that will easily purchase the affiliate product that they are pushing, within no time at all.

      Personally, when I was in ClickBank, it took me a whole year to get one sale. But the last thing you want to do is give up, so keep trying and you will get it soon enough.
      Thanks for the advice, but the stuff about waiting a year just doesn't cut it.

      That might work for a student or something, but not an adult in the real world. Why wait a year to get a cut of a small sale? If you're going to do work for a year, you could just get a minimum wage job and still have a lot more to show for it at the end.

      What am I missing?
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  • Profile picture of the author rogerfromdoug
    This is all organic traffic from search engines. I've never paid for traffic. I have 3 banner adds on the sidebar promoting related products and occasionally I will include a text link in one of my posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      What is the purpose of the blog Roger?

      Why are you using a blog for conversion purposes?

      Shouldn't a blog be just that, a blog rather than a sales page?

      What is your blogs url?

      Can you post it up down below please for me to have a look at?

      Thanks,


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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        What is your blogs url?

        Can you post it up down below please for me to have a look at?

        Thanks, Mark Andrews
        +1 on that^^^
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  • Profile picture of the author rogerfromdoug
    Yes, ideally, a blog should just be a blog. But in the real world I have to pay bills. The blog isn't engineered specifically for sales, but rather to pass on what I know about the subject. I would think though that people interested in it would click through and purchase a related product, at least once out of 7000 looks. No??
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    • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
      Originally Posted by rogerfromdoug View Post

      Yes, ideally, a blog should just be a blog. But in the real world I have to pay bills. The blog isn't engineered specifically for sales, but rather to pass on what I know about the subject. I would think though that people interested in it would click through and purchase a related product, at least once out of 7000 looks. No??
      You've, in effect, already discredited your self by stating you are unable to get any sales from a blog (and topic) in which you have expertise. Not only that, but you assume we would discredit your blog, or you.

      I can assure you that many of us have seen very nearly all, or a high percentage of it. Most of us here respond to requests for help with a spirit to help and not respond negatively.

      You've stated the blog isn't "engineered for sales." You have not made any sales. So, you've succeeded in that respect. What's there to complain about?

      You would think your audience would buy from you after 7K views?

      Once again, you're making some slight assumption, and I'm guessing you may not know your audience well enough. I could be wrong, but since you don't want to let us look at your blog, we can only guess.

      You don't want to allow people to help you which is fine. (You're not the first.) So you insist on forcing people to guess. When they do... you reply with statements about the real world and other nausea.

      You're being a bit rude, in my opinion. Figure it out on your own, or not.

      EDIT - Just so you'll have a clue regarding conversions, many people would be happy to have somethng convert at 1%. 1 person out of 100. So that should give you some idea about getting 7K "views" to whatever you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author rogerfromdoug
    I don't want to post my blog URL here. The last thing I need is to discredit my authority site by allowing users to find me complaining that I can't convert from my expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinDahlberg
    7,000 views and no sales is something I would be worried about as well. Posting your blog in public might not be something you want to do, but if I were in your shoes I would definitely be reaching out to somebody... Anybody... To figure out how to turn those visitors into sales. Find somebody you can trust and have them help you figure out how to get your traffic to convert. 1% conversion is still 70 sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Micheal
    How many click you get?
    For me, volume of click is matter.
    Change your banner position. Write many post that relevant to your affiliate product. You can write whatever you like but to make money you can write some review or whatever post to promote your affiliate product.
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Hi rogerfromdoug,

    Following are my 2 cents worth:
    1. For affiliate marketing, usually it don't work well just by placing the banners or text ads at the side bar (unless u have really huge traffics in the ten or hundred of thousands per month).
    2. The volumn of 7,000 Page Views per month is not consider a big number in terms of affiliate/internet marketing

    Thus, you might consider writing a post or two to pre-sell the affiliate products that you are promoting and placing the affiliate links there... By providing more information (e.g. the pros and cons, the benefits and features etc...) in the form of blog post will increase the likelihood of conversion.

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Clintin
      So the affiliate products that you're promoting are dealing with Internet Marketing(making money online products)?

      You said you are getting organic traffic from search engines, so the traffic from search engines are targeted to the affiliate products that you are promoting on your blog, or is your keywords targeting visitors that are looking for something else?

      If the organic traffic that you are receiving is targeted to your affiliate products you are trying to push then maybe something is turning them away from purchasing such as the vendor's sales page.

      I would try to find a free CPA offer which is targeted to what I am promoting to my visitors and see how well that offer converts. If it converts well, then you know that something might be wrong with the products, or may be your visitors just want something free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Sounds like you're not building a list? With 7,000 pageviews from organic traffic, if you're not building a list, you're killing yourself. You don't honestly expect to make sales JUST from a sidebar do you?
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  • Profile picture of the author smith33122
    With that many views and no clicks - I would change it to Adsense and dump some of the non converting clickbank stuff JMO
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  • Profile picture of the author raajtram
    You said you just have banners on the sidebar, right? Why not give a shot to writing reviews? They do convert - trust me on that.
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    Please stop promoting your own website within your posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author mar99pan
    I think you get traffic from PTC,I always promote my blog with PTC,in order to get small alexa but it is not for sales . so post autoresponder in your blog, focus on specipickeywords which is no many competitor. more target traffic 0r lead = more sales
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by rogerfromdoug View Post

    How many page views should I expect before getting a conversion?
    That doesn't have an anwer: there isn't a "number of page views per conversion". It depends on far too many other things for that to be a productive way to look at it.

    Originally Posted by rogerfromdoug View Post

    I know it's not a very long time, but not making even one cent is not very encouraging after months of work.
    Please excuse the observation that you seem fundamentally to have misunderstood "how and why affiliate sales are made". This post may help you (ignore the fact that it happens to mention ClickBank specifically - you can read that as "affiliate sales" in general).
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Are you even building a list? Your preselling process needs MASSIVE improvement!
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  • Profile picture of the author aqif
    If you can share your website, then we can analyze and came out the reason why your blog don't make sales.

    I have one blog that only have 100 visitors a month. But every week I managed to convert 1 sales.

    Conversion is all about driving quality traffic.

    Which is... Targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author johntan17
    What is your clickthrough rate (CTR)? Are you promoting products that are related to your blog and that interest the readers? You can place the banners just below the header of your blog to increase your CTR instead of placing all of them at the side bar.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    Offer something for free on your website. Doesn't need to be something big, a 10 pages guide related to your niche the blog is about will do. Give it for free in exchange to their email addresses. It's a nice way to build a list, and start the pre-selling process.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Originally Posted by rogerfromdoug View Post

    Started a new blog 2.5 months ago. I'm up to 7,000 page views this month, yet none of the 4 affiliate programs I'm pushing on the site have converted even one time. They've got clicks, just no conversions.

    How many page views should I expect before getting a conversion? I'm ready to give up. I know it's not a very long time, but not making even one cent is not very encouraging after months of work.

    Especially when I've made so much more selling & shipping products directly to consumers (though I am trying to get out of that because it's frankly annoying to deal with).
    Go for Physical products instead of digital?
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    Owner easiery.com

    Started in 2009 now working on the above project.

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  • Profile picture of the author eplanellas
    It's hard for us to offer advice without knowing very much about the blog. For instance, how closely does the topics of your posts coincide with the product offering? Do you bring your audience to feel as if the products you offer are a solution to the issues they are experiencing? Ad placement is also very important. You have to find that right mix of ads that brings attention to your offers but does not make the blog look spammy. Also, what are your methods of traffic generation? Just because you are getting organic traffic does not mean your visitors are highly targeted to your niche and interested in the products you promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      If they are not buying directly, then write a short report (coupld simply be composed of manny of your blog posts), convert it to PDF and let them access the report by opting in. Use a free auto-responder if you cannot afford Aweber. Then, close the sale by following up with sales messages on the auto-responder.
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