How Many Hops per Sale?

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by lejla, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. lejla

    lejla New Member

    I have web page that is on Google first page (last time I checked it was 5th) and it is also on yahoo first page (1st position last time I checked) for the key word that has decent search volume (12000 searches) and I promote product that gets a lot of clicks but no single sale (Last time I checked it had over 500 hops) [​IMG]

    To make it more confusing the other product I promote got only two hops and it had a sale??? [​IMG]

    Anybody has similar experience? Should I just drop the product?

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I would definitely promote the products that get the sale! [​IMG]
     
  3. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    If you got 500 people to click on the HOP link and not one sale then something is wrong.

    Check to see if your HOP is working OK. You can do this by making sure that your ID is at the bottom when a person is just about to buy.

    Try getting a new clickbank ID and see if this helps with your sales.

    Tal
     
  4. lejla

    lejla New Member

    When I checked my click bank stats it is now well over 600 hops. I thought that hop means a click now I do not know if they are all new clicks or some of them are returning visitors who clicked again but very confusing though. The link is getting clicked but somehow it doesn't translate to sales.

    The affiliate link itself was the old one that was showing name and I have now switched that one with new links and hopefully it will do it otherwise I will drop the product.

    Thank You all for reply.
     
  5. Margo Tuul

    Margo Tuul New Member

    First and most important: Is your product converting? What are you selling? Who is your audience?

    You can't sell meat to vegetarians, you can't sell fitness training guide, to a bodybuilder (why? he trains ye? - He is a bodybuilder already, huge as a bull, i don't think he needs your guide). These 2 are just examples.

    For example people who advertise or sell candles (lots of people). Sorry but why on earth i need to buy candles online? WHY? I can go to shop, just across the road and buy candles. For few bucks a bag. 20-30 candles.



    My question is: what are you promoting? What kind of research you did before you started? Look at your traffic, and which keywords brings you most traffic (you need to track your traffic)



    Cheers
     
  6. lejla

    lejla New Member

    All interesting points. This is all targeted traffic (search engine and article marketing) and to go along your line why would "vegetarians" search for "cheap meat" and visit the site that that specializes in selling all kind the meat?

    Again along your line this rather has something to do (if not technical nature issue) with product conversion which according to click bank is good.

    Anyhow you brought some good points and thank you for that.
     
  7. Margo Tuul

    Margo Tuul New Member

    They don't search for cheap meat [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My point about this vegetarian and meat is, that you write content, backlinks etc. all about vegetarian stuff, but on your site, you have picture of a steak. You think you can make a sale then?


    As you didn't say what product it is, i can only tell you that much, that this traffic might be targeted, but they don't find what you are offering in articles.

    Another example: If you write article about dog training tips and then say, "to find more training tips, visit this site", and then sell dog houses. Well, you know yourself, that they are not interested in houses. Maybe 1. If you are lucky. Even if they are targeted traffic (dog owners). They wanted FREE tips. Thats all. Nothing else.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  8. lejla

    lejla New Member

    Thanks for reply.

    My site is about dog citronella collar and generally about how to stop excessive dog barking and when visitors get on site they click link on site that promotes dog training and if it was few clicks I wouldn't worry but over 600 clicks and no sales is bit unusual. Now if they were not interested they would live the site, wouldn't they?

    What I noticed is that they asking for upgrade as soon as you click on the link to buy and you can not pass that, either you upgrade or you leave. This might be hurting the conversion.

    On Amazon product my conversation rate is about 5% which is not bad at all but considering the low commission [​IMG] it is not that grate.

    Thank You.
     
  9. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    lejla: My site is about dog citronella collar
    That just might be your problem. Your site is about the COLLAR, not training.... people are looking for a collar when they come to your site so they click the link and it's about training... which they are not interested in.

    You might want to have a blog targeting keywords such as 'how to stop my dog from barking' or 'help for yappy dogs' ... which will draw people that are looking for ways to TRAIN their dogs. make sense?

    Just a thought. [​IMG]

    edited : to add that I see you have a site with a TON of dog stuff so ... I guess I don't know! Maybe find some better products to market on cj.com or shareasale.com ... [​IMG]
     
  10. lejla

    lejla New Member

    Thank You for the tips.

    Actually I am looking to get into some CPA networks (hopefully will get approved [​IMG])

    Thanks!
     
  11. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    lejla: Actually I am looking to get into some CPA networks
    I don't think I have ever looked into that - how does it work?
     
  12. Mandm32351

    Mandm32351 New Member

    lejla
    How so you get your website on google? I've having a hard time getting any traffic to my website. Do you have any ideas for me? Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  13. lejla

    lejla New Member

    Mandm32351: lejla:
    Actually I am looking to get into some CPA networks
    I don't think I have ever looked into that - how does it work?
    They pay per action (CPA) which could be to download a game, or to sing up for free trial or so. However, it seems to be hard to get accepted. I am waiting to be accepted.
     
  14. lejla

    lejla New Member

    lejla: lejla
    How so you get your website on google? I've having a hard time getting any traffic to my website. Do you have any ideas for me? Thank you!
    I am not expert but SEO is extremely important (main key word should be in the url, title and description) and this helps a lot. Than of course each post/article should be optimized as well and than link building. I have a few hundred articles but to be honest I do not see that much traffic from articles as some have suggested.
     
  15. mreese601

    mreese601 Member

    Well the first thing you need to do is get your website index. And how you go about doing that is simple. Go to pingler and ping your site. Then you want go go and get a digg account and summit your website too digg. I would aslo tweet your site. Doing those steps their you should see your website in google within 48hrs.
     
  16. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    mreese601: Well the first thing you need to do is get your website index.
    If it is your own website that is correct, but lejla is absolutely correct - learning about keywords and where to place them on your blog / pages is the key....but if it is a company replicated site, it will rarely show up in organic searches anyways.
     
  17. lejla

    lejla New Member

    mountainmom5: mreese601:
    Well the first thing you need to do is get your website index.
    If it is your own website that is correct, but lejla is absolutely correct - learning about keywords and where to place them on your blog / pages is the key....but if it is a company replicated site, it will rarely show up in organic searches anyways.
    Right on spot! To back up the point how important back links are (yes it takes time) I just noticed that my site is now 2nd on Google page one. I also noticed that most of other sites have page rank while my site is still 0/10 but since on page optimization is very good and now the article marketing efforts seem to be paying off.
     

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