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Would copying a site make my own site successful?

nates450r
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Would copying a site make my own site successful?

Hi everyone, a few weeks ago Mark did a webinar with a guy (sorry cant remember his name) and he was talking about creating products or something like that.

Its the guy that owns http://www.beats365.com
That's not the important part though, a few days before the webinar Mark was talking about how the websites are so successful just because of the layout of the page. I remember Mark talking about the (rinse and repeat method)

To make the long story short I'm in a completely different niche, but I copied the layout of http://www.curbyourkid.com (even the text & images). Mark said it was a successful website. But I have had no sales since then.

Personally I think my website looks better with the new layout, so Im stumped as to whats going wrong.

Any advice????
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nates450r
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I have also started using the article page layout of http://www.wowblackbook.com as a guide for my own articles. I thought this would have decreased my bounce rate but it has stayed the same.
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Hello and I'm brand spanking new to affiliate marketing and just getting ideas of my interest and i was looking at your page and on the second row i believe there's an error. I believe it should be " ever seen Not even seen".
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On what webpage is the error and what is the original text?
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nates450r
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no http://www.curbyourkid.com, or beats365 are not my sites - neither is wowblackbook. My question was that if those sites are successful and I use the same page layout for my own website then my site should be successful as well (according to the rinse and repeat method)
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different page layouts will work diffenently in diifferent niches. Following what others teach is great, it will help you bypass a lot of the learning curve. However, dont get so stuck on copying someone else and wondering why it does not work.

1. TEST EVERYTHING. I trust Mark alot, but don't just blindly follow anything you hear from someone else. TEST it YOURSELF. Change one or two things at a time and see if you r conversions change.

2. first thing to look at when checking conversions. YOUR CONTENT. is it valuable to your readers? Don't ask if you think it is valuable, they don't care what you think. Ask if it is valuable to the reader.

Are you telling them something they don't want to hear? You have to give people what they want if you want them to stay on your page.

Also, if your bounce rate is only 50% thats actually pretty good. Mine usually fluctuates between 50-60%.
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wollowra
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I agree with James,
You can not just copy a page, idea or method and expect it to be successful.
Yes, you might be successful but there are so many factors that come into play.
1. Your chosen niche
2. The site design
3. The adcopy
4. Market interest
5. seasonal trends
6. Competition
7. value in the eye of the visitor
8. Is your site unique or just a copied template
etc.. etc..

As each case is unique and so many variables come into play, all Mark or anyone can advise is to do what James said above and get ideas from someone, yes... but make it your own.
Will you make mistakes, yep.. then you need to learn from them and decide to tweak and work with what you have.. or just move on and start a new project.

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Troy
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nates450r
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ok, thanks
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michellerana
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Hi Nates450r,

Congratulations on building your site :) I would just like to clarify that the "rinse and repeat method" means doing an ENTIRE SYSTEM over and over again. Following the layout of a page from a successful site is just one of things you could use to build your site but you should also add in other factors such as those listed by Troy.

Regards,
Michelle
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