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18 May 14 7:39 pm
I have some links that get thousands upon thousands of clicks and no sales whatsoever.
I have other links that average one sale every 30 clicks.
It depends on the page on the website, and what sort of audience it is getting.
The links on my site that get thousands of clicks and no sales are ones where people have come for something that is not really related to the product I'm promoting. (I've used it for link bait.) It's like they've come for vegetarian recipes, and I send them to a site about beef.
The pages that DO convert are "product name review" pages and "best XYZ product" type pages. Where people are clearly already interested in buying the kind of product I'm promoting.
In short, there are two main reasons why you might have sent a bunch of clicks but not seen any sales yet...
1) The merchant's sales page doesn't convert. But if you look in Clickbank (if using a clickbank product) and see that the gravity is reasonable (eg, over 10) then this probably isn't the case.
2) Your traffic isn't very targeted to the product. They're not in a buying mood. They might be information gathering.
I recommend that you add tracking IDs to your affiliate links (Clickbank) so that you know which pages are sending the clicks -- if you have the same link on multiple pages.