My research is based on small traffic between 20 to 100 visitors a day. And this is purely just using articles to drive traffic and it is only submitted to ezinearticles. If you have more than 100 visitors to your website, then you need not read this blog because you are already in a different league.
I am just at an exploring stage, trying to hit 200 subscribers. From Sep 07 till now, my monthly sales is around $50 and just last month, it almost hit $100. The target will be to bring in $500 per month from just this one website. It started out as a opt-in cum review page in sep 07, and became just a review page from oct 07 to mid jan 08, and it became a sole landing page to capture subscribers since then.
I have submitted around 100 articles for the health niche already. And below are my findings as well as advise.
Strategy Traffic Research:
If you are intending to attack the health market niche, I can offer some advise through my tracking of the traffic patterns. I will be writing this randomly.
1 -If you are using articles, target only ezinearticles.com as it approves your articles within hours of submitting during their office hours. But they do not approve any articles during the weekends.
2 – Do not bother submitting with any other article directories at the moment. I have tried any article directories and since tuesday, 5 of the article directories i submitted have not even approve any articles. Pathetic.
3 – Always try to submit your articles between monday to wednesday. Forget about traffic on thursday to sundays. The traffic will still come but it is not a lot. I think that as the weekend approaches, people want to enjoy going out, eating great food and no one wants to think about weight loss until the end of the week. This is when they start to find weight loss solutions and therefore, for the first 3 days of the week, I will tend to see a surge in traffic.
4 – The beginning week of the month is when a sale is mostly likely to occur. If you miss this window, then mostly likely you will have to wait till the end of the month to see another sale. Reasons could be the same as point 3.
5 – When writing your keywords, always place your keywords in the title of the article, the first sentence of your opening paragraph, the first sentence in your conclusion and one more time to have the keywords appear in the body of the article.
6 – If you are aiming your keywords, use the quotes “keywords” when checking your competition as well as check if there is any squidoo lens or ezine articles ranking on the first page of googles. If there is, then if you are submitting to ezinearticles, then your chances of your articles appearing on the first page of googles can be very high as well. So far, this method has produced many first page rankings for my ezine articles.
7 – Contrary to what many people say about not writing the same keywords twice for 2 different articles, if you are just submitting to just ezinearticles, then you better keep writing articles that targets your keywords. This is because there will always be competitors who will want the same keywords and your articles will most likely get kicked off and being replaced by his.
8 – Social bookmark your articles as well. Get your friends to vote, bookmark your articles to give your articles more weight to stay on the first page of googles.
9 – To optimally achieve 100 visitors, the best will be to submit at least 5 articles per day. I manage to garner 500 visitors in total for 7 days by submitting 20 articles from monday to thursday. Since ezinearticles do not approve any during the weekends, I had no way to increase more traffic.
10 – It works best to tell everyone you have a free gift at your website when writing your bio box. I made several test on different bio box description but best is still to tell readers you have free gift.
11 – If you are collecting opt-ins, due to the need to get double confirmation from subscribers, put a link to your affiliate product so that when they are on the sent to the second page of your landing page that requires them to confirm their email, place your affiliate link there and make it enticing to them to click on it.
Remarks for point 11:
Usually, if a person is willing to click on your bio box to go to your landing page and sign up as well, they are already consider targeted customers. And if they are still willing to click on the affiliate link after signing up, the chance of them buying are very high. My statistics shows me that for every 33 readers who click on this link, 1 will definitely buy. So far, it has been pretty accurate.
So for now, if i can get more traffic, I will provide more findings and tips. Hope you find value in this post compared to my other daily posts. Give me any comments if you like or do not like what I have written.
[tags] tips on health niche , article marketing on health niche [/tags]