Posts Tagged ‘conduit site’
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 March 10, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
I keep getting asked questions about review sites.
I don’t mind answering because I believe that they are a great tool for affiliate marketers.
Review sites make it easy for visitors to make a buying decision. Done right, the site provides honest unbiased information that the visitor can use to decide which product to buy.
These sites also help pull in traffic from the search engines via long-tail keywords. If your review is detailed and comprehensive, you’ll often be ranked for many phrases that you’ve never considered.
The most common question I get is where to find examples or themes or templates for doing clean and professional review sites. These questions usually come from people who have tried to tweak free themes or templates to turn them into what would be needed for a review site.
I know that I’ve been a big proponent of Conduit sites (because they work), but for those who want a more traditional review site, I’ve found another resource.
The Review Site Store offers a very inexpensive ($15 each) selection of pre-built review sites. Each site is pre-filled with content and reviews so that you could just drop in your affiliate link, upload the site, then start building backlinks.
To me, however, the real value of these sites is that you could easily swap out the header graphics and drop in reviews for any products you’re promoting.
The sites are very professional looking and present a clean streamlined look to your visitors. These are important things when you’re trying to get your visitors to take action – limit their options and make the actions easy to find.
$15 is dirt cheap for a template of this caliber, and considering that the sites come with content, it’s a real no-brainer.
Even if you’re capable of designing a site from the ground up, I recommend taking a look at the layouts he uses for inspiration.
Again, here’s the link: http://reviewsitestore.com
Let me know your thoughts!