27 Mar 11 3:02 pm
Banner blindness is real. people won't often click on them. instead, link in text to your programs. Also, when building your sites, think about how your linking trains the people who come to your site. are you training them to ignore your links by only having affiliate links, or do you link to other valuable content?
this is really where blogs stand out from static affiliate sites, but youcan do it on any site.
Blogs get a lot of traffic through their links because they are sharing resources to other valuable content. For example, on my blogs, I usually only link to an affiliate product every 1 out o every 5 posts. and usually, it is worked in with other links to other blogs and valuable content around the web.
Focus on building a community and relationships through your site.
Honestly, I haven't seen PR to be that big of a factor in rankings. Most of my PR 0 sites are outranking much higher PR sites. it is a small factor, but not really that important. the quality and quantity of your links is more important.
You aren't entitled to getting paid out of hand. you have to work for it. if you are getting traffic, and it isn't converting, then you need to look at why isn't it converting. It could be the sources of traffic.
for example, I spend a lot of time in forums. but I spend more time and effort on the forums of membership sites and paid products than freebie forums, because these are full of proven buyers.
If you are only getting freebie seekers, then it doesn't matter how well you engage people, they won't buy. however, you can find more targeted buyers if you look for them.
Also, you need to look at how well your content is written.IF you have people spending 20 minutes on your site, that tells me you have engaging content, which is good. but do you have a strong benefits driven call to action? you need to tell people what you want them to do, and you need to show them how they will benefit from doing that.