About thomhee
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Been a Web Designer / Graphics guy for quite sometime now. Been thinking about getting into the affiliate game for the last 6 months

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I actually think my Google ads are effecting my affiliate sales. My number of visitors has increased from about 150 visitors a day to just over 200, but my sales are way down.

I turned off most of the ads (still showing ads between pages and ads that are pinned to the bottom). Not as much money, but still making a dollar or two per day from it. Also, I have had 3 affiliate sales in the last 7 or 8 days which is a lot more than I have been getting. I'm definitely happy with that.

I have also put a sticky header on my pages since I have done away with my side bar to make the page easier to read and I think it looks better.

It's good to play around with the options you have friend. It's the only way to see which one benefited you the most. All the best!

That might not be a bad idea, Thomas! You won't know until you try!

Jeff

Yeah, I turned them off and now I'm gonna let it sit and see what happens!

It'll be interesting to see your results!

Jeff

Hi Thomas,

Sounds like a good idea to pause Google Ads. The money you make with those only becomes sizeable when you have thousands of visitors a day.

My suggestion is to focus more on your content. Identify specific problems readers associated with your niche have and provide solutions using whatever you're promoting.

The fact that you can generate about $5 a day indicates you're on the right path. It's now a matter of scaling up.

Cheers.

Edwin

Hey
I think we have to test what works best for our sites.
So if me I go for it and see what happens but I give it time.
Hope this helps.
Thank you.
Lula

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Google ads cutting into my affiliate sales?

Google ads cutting into my affiliate sales?

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

I actually think my Google ads are effecting my affiliate sales. My number of visitors has increased from about 150 visitors a day to just over 200, but my sales are way down.

I turned off most of the ads (still showing ads between pages and ads that are pinned to the bottom). Not as much money, but still making a dollar or two per day from it. Also, I have had 3 affiliate sales in the last 7 or 8 days which is a lot more than I have been getting. I'm definitely happy with that.

I have also put a sticky header on my pages since I have done away with my side bar to make the page easier to read and I think it looks better.

It's good to play around with the options you have friend. It's the only way to see which one benefited you the most. All the best!

That might not be a bad idea, Thomas! You won't know until you try!

Jeff

Yeah, I turned them off and now I'm gonna let it sit and see what happens!

It'll be interesting to see your results!

Jeff

Hi Thomas,

Sounds like a good idea to pause Google Ads. The money you make with those only becomes sizeable when you have thousands of visitors a day.

My suggestion is to focus more on your content. Identify specific problems readers associated with your niche have and provide solutions using whatever you're promoting.

The fact that you can generate about $5 a day indicates you're on the right path. It's now a matter of scaling up.

Cheers.

Edwin

Hey
I think we have to test what works best for our sites.
So if me I go for it and see what happens but I give it time.
Hope this helps.
Thank you.
Lula

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Social Engagement & Marketing

My most visited page on my site is ( https://wehearthandmadeboots.com/tecovas-boots-vs-name-brand-cowboy-boots/ ). I'm getting about 350 visitors a week, but it's not making a

Here's my thoughts.
When I first came to your page it looked like too much reading.
Paragraphs seem too long.

Your headings font is too small and there is no space above them.

Are your sidebars making money? They are distracting for me.


Your home page was inviting.

I'm making a little money from Google Adsense ($100 a month). Sidebars to me are almost useless since most view my site on their phone and sidebars show up on the bottom when viewed on a phone.

Were you viewing from your phone or laptop/desktop?

P.S. I don't think the sidebars are making money unless there are some Google ads in them. I'm hardly making any affiliate commissions all the way around.

I use a laptop.

Then get rid of the sidebars. They are very distracting. And you are right, they show up on the bottom on a mobile phone and don't make sense.

Do you have guides on your website or How tos'. They can bring more traffic.

Have you checked google search console for your query words?
You may have some opportunity there for a new post.

Which one of your posts or pages get the most hits. See if you can create another post related to it.

I wish it were just that easy. I don't think the sidebars are a problem because most mobile users don't even see them unless they scroll all the way down. According to Google Analytics, 65% of my users are on mobile and 31% are on desktop/laptop.

So with that high of a percentage on mobile not seeing the sidebars, I should be getting some affiliate sales if my pages were any good.

Gone!

Great!

I also think Google ads might be hindering my affiliate sales.

Yes, that can very well be.

I am not sure you have control over what Google Ads appear and they may not relate to your niche content.

It is really best to keep your site and its products related to your niche.

One thing I do miss with the side bar is the navigation menus to other related posts/pages.

I know I can put in links here and there, but I liked the "order" of it all in the side bar.

Is your site using a theme with a stationary top menu (sticky top menu)?
That is a great help because the menu can always be seen then. We would go no other way. We agree with you navigation is very important.

At one time we were using the plugin Floating menu because it also gave navigational opportunities.

Ah thanks, I didn't think of that. I will check. Also, I got rid of most of the ads, but not all. I have had 2 affiliate sales in the last couple days and make about $100 from them.

My theme (Astra Pro) has a sticky menu and I just incorporated it into the site. Perfect!

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Suggestions on how to make a page profitable. can you help?

Suggestions on how to make a page profitable. can you help?

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Social Engagement & Marketing

My most visited page on my site is ( https://wehearthandmadeboots.com/tecovas-boots-vs-name-brand-cowboy-boots/ ). I'm getting about 350 visitors a week, but it's not making a

Here's my thoughts.
When I first came to your page it looked like too much reading.
Paragraphs seem too long.

Your headings font is too small and there is no space above them.

Are your sidebars making money? They are distracting for me.


Your home page was inviting.

I'm making a little money from Google Adsense ($100 a month). Sidebars to me are almost useless since most view my site on their phone and sidebars show up on the bottom when viewed on a phone.

Were you viewing from your phone or laptop/desktop?

P.S. I don't think the sidebars are making money unless there are some Google ads in them. I'm hardly making any affiliate commissions all the way around.

I use a laptop.

Then get rid of the sidebars. They are very distracting. And you are right, they show up on the bottom on a mobile phone and don't make sense.

Do you have guides on your website or How tos'. They can bring more traffic.

Have you checked google search console for your query words?
You may have some opportunity there for a new post.

Which one of your posts or pages get the most hits. See if you can create another post related to it.

I wish it were just that easy. I don't think the sidebars are a problem because most mobile users don't even see them unless they scroll all the way down. According to Google Analytics, 65% of my users are on mobile and 31% are on desktop/laptop.

So with that high of a percentage on mobile not seeing the sidebars, I should be getting some affiliate sales if my pages were any good.

Gone!

Great!

I also think Google ads might be hindering my affiliate sales.

Yes, that can very well be.

I am not sure you have control over what Google Ads appear and they may not relate to your niche content.

It is really best to keep your site and its products related to your niche.

One thing I do miss with the side bar is the navigation menus to other related posts/pages.

I know I can put in links here and there, but I liked the "order" of it all in the side bar.

Is your site using a theme with a stationary top menu (sticky top menu)?
That is a great help because the menu can always be seen then. We would go no other way. We agree with you navigation is very important.

At one time we were using the plugin Floating menu because it also gave navigational opportunities.

Ah thanks, I didn't think of that. I will check. Also, I got rid of most of the ads, but not all. I have had 2 affiliate sales in the last couple days and make about $100 from them.

My theme (Astra Pro) has a sticky menu and I just incorporated it into the site. Perfect!

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Website Development & Programming

I just started using Google Adsense placing ads on my site and installed Google Site kit and used Auto ads. Problem is, they stick a giant ad right in my header and I definitel

That's what puts me off using them. I hate ads all over my site because people think I put them there and therefore they appear like I'm pushing products on them.

Thomas, let Google be Google, I do have AdSense and I have those header Ads. Remember that AdSense serve ads based on searcher's queries. This is also a stream of income. I chose Auto Ads because Google knows best. This is my humble opinion, you may disagree. Have a good day!

You can use the Ad Inserter plugin to position your ads

Also it is not advisable using site kit as it slows site, stats can be found in GA and GSC etc

Google adsense placement i'm having issue - anyone else?

Google adsense placement i'm having issue - anyone else?

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Website Development & Programming

I just started using Google Adsense placing ads on my site and installed Google Site kit and used Auto ads. Problem is, they stick a giant ad right in my header and I definitel

That's what puts me off using them. I hate ads all over my site because people think I put them there and therefore they appear like I'm pushing products on them.

Thomas, let Google be Google, I do have AdSense and I have those header Ads. Remember that AdSense serve ads based on searcher's queries. This is also a stream of income. I chose Auto Ads because Google knows best. This is my humble opinion, you may disagree. Have a good day!

You can use the Ad Inserter plugin to position your ads

Also it is not advisable using site kit as it slows site, stats can be found in GA and GSC etc

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Authoring & Writing Content

This is just something I have been thinking about the last couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone would be interested in forming an affiliate partnership / business. I would be in

Hi, please be mindful, we are not allowed to provide / accept services or ask for partnerships or business relationships on the platform.

A way perhaps posting your project on a crowdfunding site and see who else is interested.

Hi - I am not sure that partnerships are not allowed, as long as one member isn't paying another for their services. There are several successful partnerships here that I am aware of.

I'm not asking for a soliciting a service. Where does it say we can't form a partnership with other member(s)? That wouldn't make sense.

Hi, I am not aware of any, could you perhaps point me in the right direction. Thank you.

Exactly what I meant, offering / receiving payments.

No worries, I wasn't aware we could form partnerships. I am very interested to know more.

Hi - there are several members who have formed partnerships together, but perhaps I shouldn't name them without their permission.

It can be difficult, unless there is absolute trust and understanding, particularly when it comes to sharing any profits and the division of work. It is best to draw up a written contract.

Totally. I would not do it any other way. Is there a forum or you can approach like Thomas doing.

I appreciate Diane, no worries.

Hi - a quick search reveals that members have posted individual WA blogs on the subject, but they don't seem to attract much response.

What's your niche

My niche right now is cowboy boots / handmade boots but I'm open to go into something else.

I don't want to be the one writing the articles so the niche would depend on the writer. I just would like to partner with someone that likes to write about a certain niche(s) so we can have a great site with great content!

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More of a thought than a question - partnership anyone?

More of a thought than a question - partnership anyone?

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Authoring & Writing Content

This is just something I have been thinking about the last couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone would be interested in forming an affiliate partnership / business. I would be in

Hi, please be mindful, we are not allowed to provide / accept services or ask for partnerships or business relationships on the platform.

A way perhaps posting your project on a crowdfunding site and see who else is interested.

Hi - I am not sure that partnerships are not allowed, as long as one member isn't paying another for their services. There are several successful partnerships here that I am aware of.

I'm not asking for a soliciting a service. Where does it say we can't form a partnership with other member(s)? That wouldn't make sense.

Hi, I am not aware of any, could you perhaps point me in the right direction. Thank you.

Exactly what I meant, offering / receiving payments.

No worries, I wasn't aware we could form partnerships. I am very interested to know more.

Hi - there are several members who have formed partnerships together, but perhaps I shouldn't name them without their permission.

It can be difficult, unless there is absolute trust and understanding, particularly when it comes to sharing any profits and the division of work. It is best to draw up a written contract.

Totally. I would not do it any other way. Is there a forum or you can approach like Thomas doing.

I appreciate Diane, no worries.

Hi - a quick search reveals that members have posted individual WA blogs on the subject, but they don't seem to attract much response.

What's your niche

My niche right now is cowboy boots / handmade boots but I'm open to go into something else.

I don't want to be the one writing the articles so the niche would depend on the writer. I just would like to partner with someone that likes to write about a certain niche(s) so we can have a great site with great content!

See more comments

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