Help! I rank in 1st spot on 1st page on google, but no sales.

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by robinincarolina, May 27, 2009.

  1. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    ok, I am confused. First, I have been getting traffic to my lens which are very new as I am very new. I am getting click throughs but no sales. Today my ezine article was released and it is in first place on the first page of google above the affiliate himself. Now I would think that was a good thing, but have not seen the dollars. Am I impatient or am I doing something wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Also this may be a crazy question, how do I stay there? How do affiliates feel when you put them in 2nd place.
  2. garygoh

    garygoh New Member

    robinincarolina: Also this may be a crazy question, how do I stay there?
    You can try building back links to the article, it may help. e.g. writes more articles and post it to goarticles, and then in the resource box point it to the article in the
  3. allenadeola

    allenadeola New Member

    well, i think you really need to make your adverts more catchy..........
  4. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Never thought of that, so in other words I want to get more clicks on my ezine article to keep it in first position? Do I think of this like cross referencing? Is that how it all works together.
  5. mwyawahf

    mwyawahf New Member

    i am in the same position my site in first page of google and has page rank 2 but no sales done through my site
  6. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Sounds like we are missing somehthing. Maybe someone with some insight and more experience will drop in and give us a clue.
  7. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    Quality backlinks are one of the keys to keeping first page of G to make sales you need awesome presell language and a product they want or need. Good seo knowledge is a must as well. Just don't give up and keep plugging away!
  8. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Not giving up. Just figuring out this back links thing. I went into all my sites today and did just that ( I think). Doesn't that mean linking your articles to your lens to you blog and vice versa?
  9. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Robin,

    It could be any number of things and as such it's really hard to pin down.

    It helps if the page loads quickly, looks attractive, and is easy to navigate.

    Good writing helps and as Sonni mentioned, good preselling with a call to action - however subtle or blunt - is a must.

    Furthermore, there is usually a big difference in regards to sales conversions when it comes to using tightly targeted buy phrases vs. either general, informational, or even opinionated phrases.

    For example: note the difference in someone who would click on the phrase "what kind of guitar should I buy?" vs. "Buy a Gibson Cherry Sunburst Custom Les Paul".

    The later is in the buy phase. They've already done their research and know what they want. They are ready to whip out their wallets and toss some plastic at the net.

    That's not to say that you should always title pages with buy phrases or use them every time in anchor text (wording in the hyperlink).

    While it may often be appropriate for a single page "site" such as a Squidoo lens or a Hub Page, you'll want to mix it up quite a bit by using all types of phrases on a multi-paged website or blog.

    Know your reader. What are they into? How do they talk? What are they looking for? What is their problem and how can you offer a solution. Put yourself in the shoes of your visitor and be sure to mention benefits throughout your writing.

    Imagine yourself as a visitor who has just arrived on your page. What are you looking for? Do you trust the webmaster? Are you convinced they know what they are talking about, have used and are happy with what they have to offer? Would you buy from you?

    Would you be excited or relieved to have found the page? Would you spend your hard-earned cash on this site? Would you be eager to dig into the product? Would it likely solve your problem or improve your life?

    Hope that helps,

    ~Newbie Shield~
  10. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Thank you Newbie Shield! Iwill make some tweeks and see what happens.
  11. William S

    William S New Member

    Hi Robin it can obviously take time before you get your first sale. Take not of all of your stats, how many hops do you have exactly?

    Like newbie shield said, take a look at the keywords your page is optimized for. Are they late in the buy cycle or are they more in line with someone who is just doing research and not interested in buying yet?

    Think about any bonuses you can give away with your offer to make it more worthwhile for the user. Also if you have any personal experience with the product, not a problem you had and show how it helped you overcome it.

    If all else fails you might want to go and do some research about your target audience. Look into some forums that your customers take part in and actually read what they want and change your campaign accordingly. [​IMG]

    Hope that helps.
  12. Shannon

    Shannon New Member

    But how long does it usually take to get your first sale?
    I check the keywords through google analytics and see what visitors have used to get to my pages and then add those to my this what I should be doing?
    I would be greatful for any answers.
  13. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Thank you all for the advice, I have implemented a lot of it and now I am regularly making sales, for now anyway. I just keep building lens and blogs and usiing the one week marketing plan and it seems to be working.
  14. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Robin,

    I'm glad that it's working out for you.

    I wish you the best,

    ~Newbie Shield~
  15. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Oh it is, but I have put in sooo many hours. Good thing I love it.
  16. Shannon

    Shannon New Member

    Me too robinincarolina. I was spending around 16 hours a day when I first started but now it's just about 7 or 8.
    I will get there!!!
  17. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    It takes determination and perseverance and I want to be able to take all my girlfriends to Vegas!!!! I think about that every time I sit down at this computer. What a goal huh?
  18. Shannon

    Shannon New Member

    I think that is an excellent goal. I just want to make money so I don't have to deal with a boss everyday. Lost my job with this wonderful economy so I have the time to learn on line marketing[​IMG]
  19. lathalukose

    lathalukose New Member

    I have got 39 clicks and no sales. What is missing?
  20. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member


    Looks like you are promoting 3 different twitter products. Do a site on each one instead of putting them all on one might help, then link them together. Chances are if someond clicks on one, they will click on them all driving you traffic.

    What are your keywords? Break them down and try long tailed keywords.

    Do you ping your site and do you advertise and how?

    Search the links on here and search the forum for ways to drive traffic and I learned from Newbie Shields you have to have a call to action. You have to propel the reader to want to buy. On my sites I use a little fear, like do you really want to see your man in the arms of another woman? I also use the avoid pain tactic, people purchase things to avoid pain or fill a need.

    I got hundreds of clicks before I made my first sale, but I did it this week and its been more than one sale.

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