Secrets to a higher "Conversion Ratio"

Written by David McKenzie

As an affiliate promoting affiliate programs you need to know repparttar conversion ratio of each program you belong to.

It is something you have control over.

But what exactly is a conversion ratio?

For affiliate programs,repparttar 102650 conversion ratio (or CR) isrepparttar 102651 number of visitors that click through your affiliate link compared torepparttar 102652 number of sales you make.

For instance if you had 100 visitors to one of your affiliate programs you were promoting and got 1 sale then your CR would be 1%.

One sale for every 50 visitors would be a CR of 2% and one sale for every 200 visitors would be a CR of 0.5%.

So what would be a good conversion ratio for an affiliate program?

Well after much research I have seen that a 1% CR is quite acceptable. A CR of 0.5% would be a little low and if you have a CR of 3% then you are on to a winning affiliate program.

Depending on what you are promoting your goal should be to achieve a CR of 1% to 2%. But how?

To get a higher CR you need to concentrate onrepparttar 102653 following factors:

a.. Join quality affiliate programs that have products or services that are proven sellers onrepparttar 102654 internet. a.. Become an affiliate of a HOT selling product or service including marketing, travel, health & fitness and ebooks.

Affiliate Marketing Techniques: Scatter Gun or Shot Gun Approach

Written by David McKenzie

Affiliate marketing question - Should you join every affiliate program you can find or just a few?

There are many thousands of affiliate programs onrepparttar net that you can join. Every man and his dog is running one. But how do you decide which ones to join?

There are two trains of thought in this area. First you can takerepparttar 102649 scatter gun approach, which is quite popular onrepparttar 102650 net, and join as many programs as possible. This ensures that at least SOME of them will pay off. Well, thatísrepparttar 102651 theory.

The other alternative is to takerepparttar 102652 shot gun approach. Join some leading affiliate programs in just a few areas and put more effort into each one. Do some affiliate marketing research by reading as many articles onrepparttar 102653 subject as possible. This way you can narrow down your candidates.

Well, as always there are pros and cons to both but why not do what everyone else is not doing. It seems to me most sites are takingrepparttar 102654 scatter gun approach. For example: We have 3,000 affiliate programs listed on our site. We haverepparttar 102655 largest selection of affiliate programs!

Why not focus? Find your own niche. Find a particular area that you are interested in.

Example: Perhaps your interest is in selling rare papyrus from Egypt and you find there is only one affiliate program dedicated to this. You join. You focus your affiliate marketing strategies on this product. You are not thinking about selling papyrus from Egypt one minute and then long distance phone callsrepparttar 102656 next. With fewer products and services you are able to focus more energy and effort ontorepparttar 102657 products and services that you have a genuine interest in. You may even be considered an expert in this particular area because of your knowledge.

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