Joined: 04 Nov 09
17 May 11 5:01 pm
Is The Secrets to Dog Training losing it's power?
Haven't been here for a while and the reason is simple, I've been working on my site(s) and building links like crazy.
Started out about a year ago and everything is fine except the fact that I haven't managed to monetize my site properly. To be honest I'm getting a bit frustrated here, because the site is decent (about 80-90 articles), I have a mailing list (500 subscribers), several top 1 rankings, more than 50 top 10 rankings (those, that I'm aware of, but I'm sure, there's more) and I'm having about 200-250 uniques per day. So, everything is just great without considering the fact that I'm not able to generate more than 4-8 of sales every month...
That is just 100-200 bucks and there are months when I'm not selling any products. I know you are going to say that everything depends on what keywords my articles are optimized for and I should try crisis keywords but that is exactly what I'm doing. They just don't convert. 234 hops for secrets to dog training review, 200 hops for puppy biting related keywords,162 hops for dog biting related keywords, 150 for dog whining keywords, 140 for dog aggression keywords in last 30 days and guess what, no sales :) and what's even worse, when looking at my clickbank stats, there's a big, ugly zero sitting on the line of "order for impression count".
So, it seems like nobody's interested in buying this product. Ohhh...I forgot to mention that I have a dog training site and I'm promoting The Secrets to dog training. I even bought it and I know that it's a very good product, so what's the problem here. Their affiliate manager said that there are affiliates generating 10 or more sales in a week using crisis keywords. I don't really understand...what is wrong with my crisis keywords. Are they different? :) One more fact against crisis keywords: 99% of my sales are generated by product related keywords.
Okay, it is getting too lengthy, time to wrap things up. I'm not saying that what I've done is worthless or useless and I don't regret anything. I've learned (a year ago I didn't know anything about affiliate marketing,internet marketing or building websites) a lot and I'm not gonna give up but for me it seems (please do correct me if I'm wrong) that it's hard to earn money in dog training niche. One of the reasons is maybe the fact that search volumes are very low for many of the crisis keywords but maybe I just haven't found the right way to monetize my site. What do you suggest? Do I move on to some other niche or just keep working on my dog training site? It really seems like mission impossible to reach 1000 per month limit...
Your opinions are more than welcome.