Driving Traffic to My Sales Letter - Questions

by tntrader 8 replies
Hi All,

I finally finished my first ebook (actually a course, ebook and videos) and uploaded all the files tonight so it is ready to promote. I will use PPC after the site has been live for one month. For right now though, I intend on doing the following (note the questions with each one):

1) Release 2 PR's.
Is PRweb the best avenue to do here? Is it worth paying to release the PR's or is the free service good enough? Thoughts?

2) Video Marketing - My business partner and I created over 20 video clips to use solely for marketing purposes.
Anyone know of a good, hopefully free, guide on the best way to use/submit videos for marketing purposes? I.E., I need to know what exactly to name the videos (I assume I need to use the keyword(s) I am targeting, right?)

3) Article Marketing (of course) - We already have 25 articles written and starting Monday my business partner and I will write 1 article per day each, while also submitting 2 articles for article marketing. I think I have this step down pretty well already, but tips are always welcome

4) Blogs/Social Sites Etc.: Our sales letter has a blog attached to it that currently receives around 30-40 uniques / day. I intend on making a pitch for our product above the fold on this blog, and possibly implementing a pop-up offering our free report. We also have blogger blogs, a couple of Lenses and hub pages created and will add content at least every few days.

5) Forum Marketing - I am planning on outsourcing this.

6) Social Bookmarking - I am also going to outsource this. I used to use Bookmarking Demon, and still do for other sites, but this site is too important to risk it.

7)Directory Submissions - I will outsource this to someone I've used in the past with reasonable rates and manual submission.

I would love any advice you all may have and especially help with my questions. Thanks in advance.

Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
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  • Profile picture of the author tntrader
    Thanks so much you all. I appreciate the advice.

    Anyone else have anything to add?
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    • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
      I completely agree with Jeff.. use ppc to test and optimize your site and conversions. You can accomplish in 1 day what could otherwise take you a month or even longer.

      Plus, ppc will tell you which keywords are even worth your effort before you go and write tons of content/articles for non-converting traffic.

      Even if ppc ends up not being profitable and you drop it, you still will hopefully have a well-oiled machine in place in which to send traffic to.

      of course, this is just my experience and opinion
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      • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
        You have a great plan of attack my friend.
        Since I also plan on releasing a new product, dont mind if I copy your strategies.

        The only problem with me is that I cant do most of the stuff myself so I will need to spends hundreds on outsourcing alone

        Ah well.
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      • Profile picture of the author tntrader
        Jeff and Jason, very good point on using PPC first. I've used it in the past with a little success, but I guess I am a little rusty with it.

        I know this question has been answered 100's of times on this forum alone, but how much traffic is enough to determine conversion stats (typically)? 1,000 visitors? More?

        Thanks again.
        Chris
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        • Profile picture of the author rwil02
          Originally Posted by tntrader View Post

          Jeff and Jason, very good point on using PPC first. I've used it in the past with a little success, but I guess I am a little rusty with it.

          I know this question has been answered 100's of times on this forum alone, but how much traffic is enough to determine conversion stats (typically)? 1,000 visitors? More?

          Thanks again.
          Chris
          It depends on the relative conversion rates for testing.

          A difference of 1 sale per thousand visitors MIGHT be significant if you are looking at 2-4 sales, but NOT significant looking at 12-14 sales. And that might change again depending on whether your sample size is 500, 1000, or 10000.

          You need to do something like a chi test for a single test like this.

          So you would get a mean (Visitor Value) and a standard deviation (variance in rates).
          But you'll commonly find that the SD is LARGER than the visitor value to begin with, which is to say there is a > 30% likelihood that the true conversion rate approaches zero. (+-1SD = 68% likelihood.

          EG. 1000 visitors, $30 sale, 20 sales = $600
          mean = Visitor Value = $0.60
          Variance = 26.28 ((980 x 0.6 x 0.6) + (20 c 29.4 x 29.4)) / 1000
          SD (SQRT Variance) = $5.13

          So your conversion rate is 2%, visitor value is 0.60, but the SD is so wide that it could actually be -$4.53 to $5.73 with about a 70% likelihood.

          If you up it to 10K visitors with the same values, the SD only drops to ~$4.2 so you might need a million visitors to fix a range with a reasonable limit > 0
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