Traffic Without Conversions on Niche Site B

So the rankings are improving continuously and the traffic is growing day by day on Site B. The links are getting clicked on but the offers are not converting.

Here are the rankings for 5/25 and 6/5…
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The site is averaging around 25 visitors per day. Visitors are clicking on things, but I’m not seeing any conversions at all. It’s worth noting here that this site is focused on physical products, not information products. I put in Amazon links while I waited for approval in a few more targeted affiliate programs that would likely do well on the site. I’ve never had trouble getting approved for affiliate programs before, but it seems I picked a difficult space to get into. I’ve been rejected twice by each program, even after I contacted the program manager personally to request a review for inclusion.

So now I’m not sure what I want to do. I can stick with Amazon links and maybe add Adsense or put up some sort of targeted advertising program, or I can flip the site to someone who is already approved for the affiliate programs that would likely convert better. Not sure what to do in this particular situation…

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About Loretta

Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes…

Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.

Comments

  1. I feel your pain, Loretta. I have a program that I have been applying to for months. First it was automatic rejections, now that those have stopped (since my site apparently now meets their requirements in terms of age and traffic), I just don’t get an approval/rejection at all. I have emailed several times with no response. It’s more than frustrating.

    • Loretta says:

      Ugh, getting no reply would be even more frustrating. At least I’m getting a courteous “not at this time,” or a plain out no. Not getting an answer might make me a little insane …

  2. Loretta,

    I’d be interested in seeing the sites because even with 25 visit per day you should see some results with sales.

    I assume this is all from search engine traffic? Also you mention it’s a product review site for physical products, are they simply clicking banners in the side bar or clicking links/banners in the content?

    You should see a decent conversion in the content, especially as a recommended product over that of the side bar. Anyway, that’s just my take. I enjoy working on conversions and that’s why your post really interests me. 🙂

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