死挣扎！ 发表于 2016-10-4 23:59:32
Welcome to the 7th update of my $10K Challenge. If this is your first time reading, check out what this challenge is all abouthere.
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Below are the things that happened since the last update (August 2016):
- Hit 150,000+ visits a month.
- Hit $5,000+ in revenue.
- Acquired 66 new backlinks.
Website Stats as of August 1st, 2016
- Haven’t got much traction with building an email list.
I usedAhrefs (paid) and Open Site Explorer (free) to help measure the effectiveness of my promotional efforts by tracking these metrics:
- Domain Rating: 45 (+3)
- Referring Domains: 172 (+66)
- Organic Keywords: 37,239 (+7,000)
K Challenge Update #7
With all the new links and contents that we’ve produced, traffic kept growing. We’ve reached a new milestone of 156,804 visits in September.
Traffic last 3 months:
Pages / Session
Traffic growth rate
New article published
Organic Keywords (US)
K Challenge Update #7
Good news! TYS finally had a breakthrough and made $5,259.53 in September after being stuck at $3,000 monthly for 7 months straight while traffic have tripled since February!
Earnings last 3 months:
Amazon Affiliate Commission
Shipped Items Revenue
Earning per Click (EPC)
Average Order Size
Amazon Affiliate % Total Revenue
New Affiliate Offer Commission
New Affiliate Offer % Total Revenue
Gross Monthly Revenue
Month-to-Month Revenue growth rate
Gross 2016 Revenue
Here’s what we did to achieve that significant growth:
Remove Geni.us - If you don’t know yet, Geni.us is a platform that allows you to generate links that can automatically localize based on your visitor’s location. This enables you to earn from Amazon stores in other countries as well.
They also have a WordPress plugin which makes implementation process go very smoothly.
In theory, the service would help you make more money from your current traffic. Unfortunately, in my case, I would have potentially lost a few thousand dollars by having Geni.us’ WordPress plugin installed on my sites for 7 months.
The short story is that towards the end of August I discovered that a lot of my affiliate links were not working properly. Visitors were being sent to Amazon with Geni.us’ default tracking tag instead of my own tracking IDs.
That means Geni.us’ Amazon associate account was getting credited with sales that were supposed to be mine.
After investigating, I figured that there was a bug between Thrive Content Builder and Geni.us’ plugin that messed up the links and caused the problem.
I immediately disabled Geni.us plugin and had to manually go through every article to fix my affiliate links.
It was a long and boring Sunday.
But I’m glad I did that because over the next few days I immediately saw a significant increase in clicks and earnings.
So, if you’re using Geni.us with Thrive Content Builder, you should definitely check to make sure your links are working properly.
Even if you’re not using Thrive Content Builder, it’s still a good idea to test. You can switch Geni.us off for a week to see if there’s any difference. I actually sensed that something weird or shady was going on with their service so I checked.
I did some tests using VPNs and noticed that sometimes the links were not localized properly.
I’m not really sure the real reasons and I need more data before I can make any claim. But, you should definitely test and see for yourself.
If you do find something, please share with me via email or comments.
Added affiliate links to product subheadings - I’ve run some heatmap tests over the last few months and it was clear that subheadings with product names got quite a bit of clicks.
Here’s what I mean:
K Challenge Update #7
Found a new converting affiliate offer with higher payout - This is what we’re focusing on more over the next few months. Basically, for every affiliate content that is doing well, you search around and try to find offers that pay a lot more than the usual 4 - 8% you get with Amazon.
There are 2 main ways to search for affiliate program:
Content & Promotion
- Search for KEYWORD + “affiliate program”
- Search on offervault.com
We’ve produced 27 new articles and built 66 new links.
We’re having a lot of success with the following link building methods:
One scholarship campaign was launched as an experiment, but we were not happy with the results. I’m not recommending it as it’s getting over-saturated right now.
- Epic Content
- Guest Posting
- You can learn about all the working backlink strategies in my flagship training course AMZ Affiliate Bootcamp .
That’s it for my 7th update.
If you have any question for me, feel free to leave a comment below or post in our Facebook community .
You can also join my online course AMZ Affiliate Bootcamp , if you want to fast-track your way to success with building Amazon affiliate websites.
People are getting great results following the program and I expect to show you a few success stories over the next few months.
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