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Fashion Affiliate Marketing Journey 2021 (SEO Traffic)

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Honeybadger

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affiliate
AffKit Ninja
My plan is definitely gonna work
I have never been so sure of that fact until today

How do I know it's gonna work?

Because I keep telling myself
"it's definitely gonna work
it's definitely gonna work
it's definitely gonna work"

Planning GIF by memecandy
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Since I started paying for software everything has become so must easier
There are so many affordable tools available that can help us save valuable time
If you can afford $10-$20/mo just go for it
You can normally get a refund in 30 days or try for 1 month before unsubscription

Still wish there were more hours in the day though ..

Work Working GIF
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Week 3 Update

Here's Google Analytics for the past 10 days
This shows Google organic traffic for main fashion clothing affiliate website
Main work has been adding products, then posts to promote them
Started some social media and managed 100+ clicks with around 4 commission sales ($10)
Bounce rate 64% is high, need to push it below 50% soon
Next milestone is 50 visitors in 1 day
Highest so far was 29 (yesterday)

.. and developing 4 other affiliate sites at the same time

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Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Today --> 1st time I've viewed Google Analytics on the new site and seen a live visitor
Wanted to post a chat popup prompt "hey, welcome to my site, we're all friends here, feel free to buy something! :cool: "
Anyway that's another 0.01% progress step
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Some project updates & actions I took today

Looking at traffic sources in Google Search Console and noticed 30% is coming from Google Image Search, so I'm starting to get creative with images embedded in my posts (will need a professional image editor) --> signed up for free account on Adobe Creative Cloud in order to try the free online tool Adobe Photoshop Express before upgrading to pro version, I know there are other tools out like Lunapic there but I trust Adobe and know they will be reliable - one tactic I'm trialing is to find the top 10 images in Google Image Search for my main keywords and create similar images with all 10 formats (will post results soon)

Needed to clear out my workspace so had a big decluttering session which eventually went viral to the rest of the house (talk about getting easily distracted) then looked at some cool ergonomic office chairs on Amazon.com, which are sitting top of my priority list, image if this chair was in the shape of a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet !!

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Yoast pro subscription - the Yoast Wordpress plugin is $89/yr or all Yoast plugins & training courses are $199, I want the full version but neither subscription is a neccessity right now

Finally got my dry erase Post It sheets means I can write notes on practically any home surface like walls, doors, windows, cupboards, mirrors, because despite all the technology out there I still prefer written visual notes on the wall where they're always visible, and this way I don't hoard paper notes, it's reusable (snap a photo and wipe clear) and the sheets are easily portable in a rucsack or file and weighs almost zero, more info here


I have no affiliation to this company
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Another good image editor I've been using is Pine Tools - please share your favorite online image editor (web based, not a software-only pls), I'm really interested in editors which shift the angles of the image and make it 3D
 

Aiden L

Affiliate
affiliate
Have you tried Photopea? Literal carbon copy of photoshop. It will also teach you how to work photoshop before you purchase it.
Edit: you will need a decent add block lol, the popups are crazy. I recommend this one!
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Edit: you will need a decent add block lol, the popups are crazy. I recommend this one!

That's the problem with many of these tools
They plant code and adware all over the place
A routine browser security check I performed recently found one SVG to PNG conversion program left stuff literally everywhere
That's why it will take alot of convincing to steer away from Adobe
They could do it too, but their brand would be dead overnight
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
I have one seriously smart competitor remaining
He's been running one fashion site in one niche for around 14 years
Can see he's really done his SEO homework
A 14 year old site with 80,000 pages is a very difficult opponent in SEO
But Google's algorithm is about speed
Most of his SEO is 4-4.5 out of 5 stars - except for image optimization
His images are 500kb to 1.4mb and the pages load slow (12 seconds mobile and 5 seconds desktop)
I can see why --> he's downloading and using the manufacturer's press release images, without resizing
GOOD !! That's where I'm about to launch my "attack"
Took a while to find his weakness
From experience in the fashion niche many people find products from Google images
They click the image and land on your site (that's when you can get a sale, or impregnate affiliate tracking code for later sale)
My pages will load alot faster than his and the images will be better
So I'm trying to knock this 4 star general off his horse in 30 days with a brand new army
SEO is alot of fun, but it's also a maze you never really figure out
Just to survive you gotta be all-in else you'll get knocked out cold!!
This is a high stakes game now :p
 
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Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Hehe, you sound excited!

Re your images, don't forget to watermark them. ;)
Normally you'd be 100% correct
But technically they aren't my images, as the brand/photographer owns copyright
Plan is to identify the 4-5 hero products by end of May and purchase them
Then do studio photo and video shoots
Those images will be my copyright & watermarked
Could do unboxing, testing and QnA videos
For SEO & customer it's unique content
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
I'm starting to think maybe @Strickland is correct about Google having a "sandbox" or waiting period for ranking in organic search results

Can't be 100% but get the impression there's something in the algorithm that notices when a non authority site has been consistently posting high quality content, while following all the Google Webmaster Guidelines for 3-6 months
 

azgold

Administrator
Administrator
affiliate
Dojo Master
I'm starting to think maybe @Strickland is correct about Google having a "sandbox" or waiting period for ranking in organic search results
They used to have a sandbox, I thought I heard that they did away with it when they started the animal updates. Perhaps not. It wouldn't be the first time that G changed things without notice, either way.
 

azgold

Administrator
Administrator
affiliate
Dojo Master
Updates happen every day
What they are, Google won't say
I rank organic, while many people pay
We all need to keep the spammers at bay !!
I meant (but didn't say :)) the Panda (?) algo update where all the site owners were deleting hundreds of pages from their sites to comply and were given lower ranking if bad people linked to their site, even if they didn't know it was happening.

It was a sh*t show. If nothing else, it proved to G that they are all-powerful. They were able to make people delete years of work, and in some cases, lose income, especially the little guys.
 
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