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    This thread is one I hold close to my heart and I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on the possible causes behind these drops in sales and whether I am alone or you too are experienceing this drop.

    The changes have come slowly over the months but were most dramatic about 2 weeks ago. Traffic is way up but conversions have gone through the floor.

    For one merchant last year I was moving 20-100 products a day (To be honest I only went over 100 on 2 occasions for this merchant). This dropped steadily down to about 9 a day during december and then two weeks ago BANG! 0-1 sales a day though I still send them 350-550 click-throughs a day.

    Here are my EPC figures for this merchant to illustrate this drop but they are not very illustrative of January as the drop occured mid-month.

    EPC
    Today: 124.29 (Just one large sale knocking this out of sync)
    Yesterday: 5.88 (4 sales straight after I complained )
    This week: 1.23
    Last Week: 1.34
    This Month: 13.30
    Last Month: 12:12
    Last Quarter: 14.34
    Last Year: 18.25

    What freaks me out is that traffic is peaking and click-throughs are there but conversions? Where did you hide all those pesky conversions?

    Rgds,

    Dirk Gardner

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    Dirk,

    I suggest you jump aboard EssentialApparel.com, we've got affiliates making their first sales in under 10 clicks and then converting steadily at 1/20-30. Our average order is $65. Many ABW members are seeing unbelievable results with our program and I suggest you give it a shot!

    Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

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    Akiva is telling the truth on his performance ..so give him some well deserved clicks Dirk.

    Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! Where's the love and show me the money?

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    Dirk,

    I have to admit that I find those numbers suspicious. Unless the product is highly seasonal, used to be hot and no longer is, or their web site has changed drastically for the worse it looks like either there is sonething broken with their tracking or they are cheating you.

    Once thing may be that if they have a 45 day or similar cookie they are not setting cookies for new visitors so the only sales you are seeing are repeat visitors you are sending them. Just an idea.

    And to jump on Akiva's bandwagon: take a look at the Dotster Domain Registration Program, our 7 day EPC has gone from $1.50 to $15.00 in the last 3 months, and our smartest affiliates are earning a lot more than that.

    Regards,

    Mark Mitford
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    I too for the past 4 days with a good traffic increase, the conversions are not there at all. Can it be a new parasite influxion? It's sickening...

    Show me the Big Bucks!

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    Hi Akiva,

    I just applied for EA, waiting for the approval before I start building pages.

    Javi

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    Things still good here, but I did have one day this week when my EPC was only $1.66 (is usually $8.00 or more). Maybe it was a delayed reaction to that Web Worm Virus. No clue, but one does wonder on days like that.

    Ron - 7 Days A Week Marketing

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    It's been a great week and a fantastic month figures are up on December

    "I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 reasons why it doesn't work"
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    no sales since days but reversals.
    carneol

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    Nearly as good sales this month as in December.

    No new sites added to confuse things, either.

    -- Mike

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    Akiva...

    i sure wish you had more things for plus-size women!

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    I dont know whether to attribute it to my discussions with my merchants and sending them a parasiteware list(and their acting upon this list) or some minor coding changes or googles last visit or commission junctions last update or a change in the weather but whatever it is my conversion ratio has shot from 550:1 to 46.67:1 and looks mighty consistant.

    EPC is way up over $xx and I am happier than a chocoholic who has just won a lifetimes supply of ferrero roche.

    If it was something you did CJ then thank you very much!!!!

    Rgds, Dirk Gardner

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    Winkwa,

    Join our affiliate program and send me an e-mail with your CJ PID and your ABW username. We'll chat in the private forum. * I am interested in knowing what you want. *

    Akiva Bergstrom
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Akiva - EssentialApparel.com:
    Winkwa,

    Join our affiliate program and send me an e-mail with your CJ PID and your ABW username. We'll chat in the private forum. * I am interested in knowing what you want. *

    Akiva Bergstrom
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    akiva@essentialapparel.com
    800-556-2937 ext 751
    http://www.essentialapparel.com
    6% PER SALE ~ 365 DAY COOKIE ~ GREAT CONVERSION ~ LOW REVERSAL RATE


    Akiva,
    Will you be letting us know when we're accepted for the forum? I applied yesterday (already an affiliate) but haven't heard anything and still can't get in.

    Thanks!
    Linda

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