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    Sinclair Oil Lurker Jones's Avatar
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    Something is wrong
    I am not making any money now, despite being on what I call a roll there for a minute. I made a bunch of pages, now have a 40% increase of traffic due to people searching for the products I have displayed on those bunch of pages. no sales. this has been the case with CJ as well. I have not had a sale since the beginning of the week before "pay day", and still have not registered a sale. something aint right. I smell crap.
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    Angry Same problem
    I am having the same problem with linkshare. my click throughs are up and I haven't made a sale yet. In the last 23 days i have had more click throughs than in the previous three months. I was making money then and now I'm not.

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    How many clicks are you talking about without a sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker Jones
    I am not making any money now, despite being on what I call a roll there for a minute. I made a bunch of pages, now have a 40% increase of traffic due to people searching for the products I have displayed on those bunch of pages. no sales. this has been the case with CJ as well. I have not had a sale since the beginning of the week before "pay day", and still have not registered a sale. something aint right. I smell crap.
    Can't figure out how to blame google this time? Better hurry and find someone to blame for your failures, someone out there must be holding you down...

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    Everyone just got a look at their Christmas charges. They have maxed out their cards and their grown kids put the bite on them, too!
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    I was making money then and now I'm not.
    and, that seems to be the issue. In comparison, especially before I made all those extra pages, I do not typically get the traffic, or clicks that many here do. However, for me to go as in your case, 23 days and not make a sale is definitely not normal. My past experience tells me there is something wrong. Either, I have done something, and if I have I have not figured it out yet, or there is something messed up on the networks end. I have been searching for the "why" no sales on my end. Sometimes, if you are not careful, the slightest little thing can become a deterrent from visitors buying. It's a very fragile environment, the web is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chetf
    Can't figure out how to blame google this time? Better hurry and find someone to blame for your failures, someone out there must be holding you down...
    still no traffic from Google. so, yes, my traffic could be 90% higher instead of 40%. F google. yes, I can still blame them. this issue really doesn't have much to do with higher traffic. This has to do with buying, u frigging idiot. B-U-Y-I-N-G

    ur a piece of sh*t, too.
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    23 days without a sale for both SAS and CJ and that would have to be something on your end. I've been getting daily sales for both. You still didn't answer how many clicks are we talking about.

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    I'm registering daily sales for both too. I do have zero sale days, too but has'nt happened in a while. January was ripping actually. I have good February buying traffic so this could be the begginging of that but I don't see anything out of the ordinary on either CJ or SAS, actually more than I expected.
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    traffic, clicks, sales - always someone keeping you down...

    Lurker, you have continually blamed everyone but yourself. hell you even said you wouldn't change, that google should change. Guess what? You are reaping what you sow. enjoy.

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    Lurker--
    Seems we night mods missed that flame. But don't be surprised if you get censored if you post more like that.

    As for your conversions:

    Either, I have done something, and if I have I have not figured it out yet,
    It's not what you did, it's what you aren't doing.

    Try an upd*te. The pages I checked have no coding errors per se, but it's like I was looking at the Wayback Machine For instance, lots of what I saw on the pages I looked at is out of stock and staying that way...also none of the new stuff is up.

    This is likely to be true of many of your merchants. So chances are, a lot of the traffic coming into your site is looking for things that don't exist anymore.

    Also, the coupon is dead. Dead coupons are anticonversionary. Nobody wants to think they missed a deal--even when it's a deal they wouldn't have used.

    I know I cuss doing upd*tes, and I try to avoid them too--but the biggest tipoff that "it's time" is when traffic comes but doesn't buy (assuming the traffic had been buying when the pages were newer).
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    Is this a gripe about no sales at SAS or no sales in general?
    If its the latter then why is this in the SAS forum?

    If its about no sales in general then ...lets see I haven't had a sale at linkshare in 2 months!

    My SAS has slowed to a trickle...but thats o.k. my indies and cj have more than p/u the slack....oh wait but there MUST be something wrong with linkshare and SAS since I haven't had sales w/them...
    Suz~~GearGirl~~

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    LurkerJ, saw your other similar post over in the CJ area under this thread:
    "To this person who operates..........."
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=68709

    I posted there about my SAS conversions and wanted to repeat it here for anyone just looking at SAS forums:
    "I had 47 sales at SAS yesterday, and that's just one of my merchants there, and the conversion rates for them all were in their usual ranges. Whatever you're seeing at SAS, ain't happening to me."

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    Just add to Donuts...my post was meant tongue in cheek. I've had plenty of sales with SAS in the past but my traffic has shifted and I need to add more SAS merchants!!

    There's nothing wrong at SAS...the other 2 big networks weelll thats another story...
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    Thanks Leader for the constructive advice! Yeah, I saw where you peeked out the product pages I have for your tulips. I was getting some traffic to those pages. I still think you ought to have a never ending coupon with your never ending cookie duration. I need to go back and do an update.

    Somebody mentioned in the CJ forum that there are thiefware companies that can overwrite our cookies, or something like that. All I know is that I have traffic coming to all these new pages I made and nothing is ringing up. Even the pages I had before that were doing well before I made all those other pages still get traffic just not the sales. I dunno. I am scratching my head at this point. Sorry, not much traffic coming my way for tulips. I had some traffic not long after I got those pages up for people looking for tulips. SEO wise, I need to twek that page, too. I was beating you on several search terms there for awhile. I lost my edge on the tulip bulbs
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    "Somebody mentioned in the CJ forum that there are thiefware companies that can overwrite our cookies, or something like that. All I know is that I have traffic coming to all these new pages I made and nothing is ringing up. "

    Leader just told you. You have out of stock stuff up, not any of the new stuff and non-working coupons. Did the thiefware companies do that to your pages? Also it's Winter. Not a garden expert but I would think that stuff sells better in the Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuts
    LurkerJ, saw your other similar post over in the CJ area under this thread:
    "To this person who operates..........."
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=68709

    I posted there about my SAS conversions and wanted to repeat it here for anyone just looking at SAS forums:
    "I had 47 sales at SAS yesterday, and that's just one of my merchants there, and the conversion rates for them all were in their usual ranges. Whatever you're seeing at SAS, ain't happening to me."
    Donuts 47 sales in a day bugger me I'm lucky to get that in a year, If only I had a webcam on your PC Hm.... what's your IP . LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    "Somebody mentioned in the CJ forum that there are thiefware companies that can overwrite our cookies, or something like that. All I know is that I have traffic coming to all these new pages I made and nothing is ringing up. "

    Leader just told you. You have out of stock stuff up, not any of the new stuff and non-working coupons. Did the thiefware companies do that to your pages? Also it's Winter. Not a garden expert but I would think that stuff sells better in the Spring.
    what does that have to do with all the other pages that are new or updated? I just loaded a bunch of pages that are getting good traffic already and still nothing. Tulip bulbs don't come near what all I have on my site(s). When i get back home this evening updating tulip bulb pages will take 10 minutes tops. However, the pages that are fresh with available products far out number the ones that don't. The tulip page aint just converting, there aint no traffic, either. I just gotta tweak and update. Sales for all my other products were coming, and poof, they are no more. It is rather depressing.

    Trust, do me a favor. try to be half as constructive as leader. I sure would appreciate it. You and shetF must really want a flame war. Gawd, if I could just actually meet some of the ones that have ticked me off in the past they would think twice. Some of you remind me of the lil punk that use to stand on the other side of the fence talking smart until he wasn't on the other side of the fence no more.
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    Ok I'll be constructive. Some blaming Google, thiefware and everybody else, forget about your freebie site, free ecards etc. Keep your site updated, no out of stocks, no non working coupons etc. Until you do, you'll continue to have the same problems you're having now. Take some responsibility and stop looking for the next thing to blame. Look in the mirror, blame that person.

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    TrustNo1 and I have bumped heads at times (always with mutual respect), but I gotta tell you that I'm with him here and I also think he IS being constructive. A blunt answer that what you're seeing is not being seen everywhere is constructive in my mind. He's trying to get you focused on the right issue. I got to tell you, ABW is a rare place where successful people will point you in the right direction.

    As for my sales at ShareASale, my IP won't help you - I'm diversified in too many ways - even with efforts for single merchants. But I'll give you one hint (and only one hint)...

    Andy Rodriguez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    23 days without a sale for both SAS and CJ and that would have to be something on your end. I've been getting daily sales for both. You still didn't answer how many clicks are we talking about.
    at the moment I don't ahve many cj links mostly LS.So no sales from cj doesn't raise any bells.

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