View Poll Results: How much of affiliate marketing is a KNOWN entity?

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  • 90% or more

    6 31.58%
  • 80%

    1 5.26%
  • 70%

    2 10.53%
  • 60%

    1 5.26%
  • 50%

    3 15.79%
  • 40%

    1 5.26%
  • 30%

    0 0%
  • 20%

    1 5.26%
  • 10% or less

    4 21.05%
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  1. #1
    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    How much of this game is a KNOWN entity?
    Sometimes it feels like this whole affiliate marketing thing is a black box. True, I know about 10 times more than I did a few years ago, but I still only feel I know about 50% of what I need to know. Just this month my father-in-law's site took off through the roof based on a few minor changes I had him do. My sites, meanwhile, took a 20% dive, except for today, where I got a $4000 sale?

    I think a lot of this is due to a dependence on search engines. That is one thing I would really like to change.
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    Ain't that the truth!
    I started my first affiliate site feb 2004 not so long ago but even with spending many hours learning, testing, tweaking I still feel like I'm just scratching the surface.

    And on top of that the game keeps changing!!!

    Is there ever a feeling of satisfaction that lasts longer than the excitement of a big sale/commish??

    edit: I'm not sure if I voted correctly 10% or less...
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    I voted for 90% Known.

    Included in the all-important 10%, there's the specific cracks for various algos, which merchants don't pay (or can't sell beans to begin with), and what'll be THE Hot-Hot Item for Christmas. And about 3% fluff that may be nice to know, but isn't really all that crucial.

    But the 90%, that's pretty much "how to sell stuff once the traffic comes" and "how to NOT spend hours and hours w*rking at this" and I think I've pretty much got that part aced.
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    "how to sell stuff once the traffic comes"

    That is 99% of the problem rookie affiliates have IMHO myself included.
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    My main problem has always been getting the traffic. I usually do pretty good with the bit of traffic I do get...

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    I think the problems are not getting the repeat customers and over dependance on onesy sales via SE traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    I think the problems are not getting the repeat customers and over dependance on onesy sales via SE traffic.
    While that's true, there's a second layer of difficulty: Getting repeat *customers* when going for non-SE traffic, rather than a bunch of repeat loiterers! The SE traffic converts very well compared to other sources, which is a large reason for preferring it.
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    I think the problems are not getting the repeat customers and over dependance on onesy sales via SE traffic.
    I agree 100%. Search engine traffic comes and goes, but loyal shoppers are golden.

    - Scott
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    There's so much for me to learn in order to get better in this game. All I can tell myself is to stay hungry & stay foolish.

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