I'm getting alot of traffic to one of my "buy Online" Hubs, but no amazon clicks. Is thee any tips for bringing in the buyers? I know I haven't been here too long, but I am hoping someone can give me a tip...thanks.
From what I have read, Amazon works best where the hub is directly relevant for the advertisements - like a product review, for example. Otherwise, it may take quite a lot of traffic to see any results at all.
What keywords are people finding your hubs with? Are they "buying" keywords or general "I'm looking for info" keywords?
Its a Hub about kids coats. So they are looking for specific ones which I have in the Hub
I wouldn't call myself an expert but I do have over 40 product hubs.
a) How many views is a lot? Most of my product hubs range from 10-50 views a day. Those views turn into maybe 10-20 clicks a day and at most, 5 sales a week on average.
b)It's only a few weeks old. Give it time.
c)Is it keyword researched? What keywords send people there? Are you in a competitive niche?
I'm no Amazon expert but I've read your hub and it looks/reads great.
When you say you've had a lot of traffic, how much is a lot? I personally get lots of clicks on my Amazon products, but the average proportion of these clicks that generate actual sales is just a few percent.
If there's anyone out there who does well on Amazon and is reading this thread, perhaps they can give an idea of what kind of conversion rate is a good one. 2%? 5%? 10%? Higher?
Edit: when you say you're getting "no clicks", do you mean "no clicks" or "no sales"? Because if you're getting no clicks (let alone sales) then it sounds as though you haven't set up your affiliate code properly.
I write lots of review hubs and some sales hubs. Depending on the hub, my conversion rate is anywhere from 3% to 10%. The key to earning consistently with Amazon is to understand the buying cycle and which keywords people use during different stages of the buying cycle.
Most of my hubs currently target buyers in the "information seeking" part of the cycle where they know what they want but are looking for "social validation". Those hubs typically convert at 3% - 5%. However, I'm planning a move into the late-stage buying cycle folks in the coming weeks where I'll target those who actually have credit card in hand. I'd expect to see a much higher CR once I target these folks.
At the end of the day, profiting from Amazon with HubPages requires at least a basic understanding of SEO and a decent understanding of keyword selection. Without those two components, a person will never rank highly enough on a consistent basis to profit consistently.
Hi Paula - I took a look at your hubs and I'm not an Amazon expert but I get on pretty well with it. Here's my thoughts (sorry there's a lot of it):
* If you have not got one single click after 2 months then I guess your affiliate code is not set up correct. But if you have got even one, than that proves its all set up OK.
* Your hubs look fine. Things that may help attract people to clicking is to say something up front in the first paragraph about the article featuring a range of xxxx available to buy online, with the latest prices being displayed; and / or use the description box under each product code to say 'click for more information' or something like that; and /or do a huge Amazon capsule at the end that is titled 'Latest Online Prices'or something similar, and display a ton of relevant products. - Probably dont do all of those things as it will feel a bit pushy. If I knew which method worked best I'd tell you, but I havent gotten around to doing the analysis on my own stuff yet.
* As for conversion? After 2 months I have 4000 views but had only made less than $10 - can't remember the figures but it felt like torture as I was working hard and getting nowhere. Just keep at it. Now I get around 800 views a day - that converts to about 150 - 200 clicks onto Amazon, of which between 7-10% result in a sale.
Hope that's helpful without being too preachy - don't like to shove my Amazon thoughts on anyone but when I was a few weeks in I remember hunting around got any bit of information I could get.
I have a feeling you're the next Nelle Hoxie, Spacey Gracey.
I was just going to direct this lady to you Spacey...
Just read all that back - really should've put it in a hub 0 will add that to my to do list.
So I went to the Learning center on Hubpages, followed it word for word and got a new affiliate code and submitted into the code box...now, my question is - the Hubs that were under the other code are subject to this code now right? Before I had some strange named code and this one has hubpages as part of it...do you think I'll be okay now?
Spacey Gracey I am struggling with how to choose and write hubs on amazon products, a hub would be educational and helpful!!
Thanks Sofs - I have always been hesitant to do a hub as I worry people will follow my advice and it won't work for them. But there has been quite a bit of interest from the new hubbers so I may relent.
Amazon have very helpful lists: bestsellers will convert easily and have lots of people searching for them, but will probably have a lot of competition. New releases will have no competition but its a total guess as to which ones will sell.
My traffic from hubpages has risen so I think people are trying to check out how I pick my topics - but honestly there is no method to my madness. I hate research, but I enjoy virtual shopping.
Any questions - always feel free to ask me - but I am literall making this up as I go alond
Why should you worry about it not working for others, you will only be sharing what worked for you. I think it will help so many of us who have no clue as to where to start.
I think I will also check out your hubs tomorrow, its pretty late in the night now.. be prepared for all those questions that are going to come your way... Thank you.. I will be asking you the questions shortly ... Now, now... don't get scared..
I sincerely feel you would help so many others through your hub... waiting for the next Hub from you....
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