Posts Tagged ‘chris rempel’
Posted on March 30, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
I’ve been continuing work on a couple of Conduit sites that have been showing promising conversions. They’re both doing very well so far so I’m doing a side-by-side test of a couple of different tactics to drive more traffic to them.
Conduit Method sites are a specific type of review site based on individual product reviews on a group of products surrounding a niche. Conduit sites tend to work extremely well for products outside of the “make money online” niche. To see specifics and an example, check out Chris Rempel’s Conduit Method as well as his package of conduit-style templates/theme.
By their nature, Conduit Method sites pull in long-tail traffic very well. The more content (review pages) you have, the more long-tail results you’ll pull from. So for one of my sites I have been focusing on adding content (review pages) first. After I add a bit more content I’ll see how the traffic pans out.
So far I am finding that as I add content, the traffic for the site increases incrementally. Given the nature of these pages, I would expect that to be the case. All I’ve done for promotion on these pages is distribute the RSS feed when the site was created and throw out a few social bookmarks using SENuke each time I add a page. The bookmarking doesn’t seem to help the pagerank or SERP position for these pages, but it always helps get them indexed – usually within minutes.
For my other site (kind of a twin of the first site in a slightly different niche), I’ve only created 5 pages/reviews, and I’m focusing on a backlink campaign using the Triple Threat System as each new page is created. I’m finding that the traffic growth happens much faster working in this order. I create the review which is added to the site’s RSS feed as soon as it’s posted. Next I do a round of social bookmarking with SENuke. Finally I set up a Triple Threat module.
Eventually, assuming the Conduit site is built around a niche with plenty of products to review, a site promoted in this manner can’t help but becoming a sort of authority review site.
The best news about my testing is that the conversions are holding steady across both niches. This formula just works.
I’m a strong believer that review sites are the easiest way to succeed as a new affiliate marketer, and that Conduit sites are among the best styles of review sites.
What have your experiences been with review-style sites?
Posted on January 1, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
If you’re not using review sites, you might be missing the boat.
Nielsen released some new poll results showing that 81% of online shoppers read reviews before making a purchase.
This explains why review sites are so powerful and work so well.
New internet marketers often have a difficult time figuring out how to do a credible product review. They often sound like an extended sales pitch rather than an objective review. Obviously there are several different styles of reviews, and you’ll have to decide which style fits your needs and your market.
I prefer to use a “reporter” style of review. This way, even if I don’t love the product, I can be honest about it which lends credibility to my other reviews.
If you’d like to give review sites a try, but don’t know where to start, take a look at Chris Rempel’s Conduit Method. He details a type of review site that performs very, very well. Not only do they boast great conversions, Conduit sites also naturally drive long-tail organic traffic.
For those who struggle with HTML or CSS/Wordpress Template design, Chris also offers a set of website templates, including a WordPress theme that work perfectly with his Conduit Method.
If you’ve been having less-than-great result with your niche sites, follow Nielsen’s advice and try review sites. 81% of your customers think you should.
Posted on December 18, 2008 - by Kelly Verge
To continue detailing the results of my neglected conduit site, I am now up to 7 posts/reviews. I’ve done a bit of social bookmarking for each of the reviews. I still haven’t worked on any other manual backlinks.
I dropped this site’s feed into my RSS pipe, and I’m already seeing some small traffic from that as well as some backlinks.
Since my last post about this site, I’ve made two more sales – both of which are for a membership site.
I moved this project up towards the top of my list after seeing the results it was getting. Now I’m putting even more effort into it. Quite obviously, the Conduit Method works, and while the theme I’m using looks a little sparse to me, it’s driving sales. Who am I to judge?
Posted on November 30, 2008 - by Kelly Verge
Like many Internet Marketers, I often find myself going in too many directions at the same time. When I catch myself doing this, sometimes projects get shoved to the back burner for a few weeks so that I can refocus on my primary stuff.
About five weeks ago I had a little time, so I thought I would try to set up a review site as suggested in Chris Rempel’s “Conduit” method. I played with some templates myself, but finally picked up his package of conduit-style templates, which included a WordPress theme.
I picked a niche with lots of affiliate products, and after setting up WordPress and the theme, I spent a few minutes entering the information for the first product. This is right about when I put this project on the back burner.
I didn’t set up analytics.
I didn’t bookmark my post (I did have the WordPress pings turned on).
In fact, I didn’t do anything other than create a single page/post using the methods Chris teaches.
This afternoon I pulled up my ClickBank tracking code summary and noticed the code from that single link on the lone page has had 17 hops this month and one $70 sale! Obviously the number is statistically insignificant, but it proves that Conduit style review pages do in fact pull in long-tail traffic – buying traffic.
I’m going to move this project up in the queue so that I can see what it will do with 20, 30, or even 60 pages.