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Fashion Affiliate Marketing Journey 2021 (SEO Traffic)

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azgold

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Dojo Master
I tested and uninstalled Google Amp plugin
Destroyed my site, doing the exact opposite of what it says
As for that plugin - I'd never heard of it but yikes! Judging by the reviews, others had a similar experience to yours, what a disaster.

They are only as powerful as we allow them to be
That is true of anything/anyone, be it Google or Government. I think people forget that sometimes.

Everyone could start using DuckDuckGo
Been using it (unless I need more in-depth info) for a few years now. I recommend it to anyone who wants out of G eyesight.
 

Honeybadger

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affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Some housecleaning today
  • Checking Wordpress category pages have H1 titles
  • Fishing out & fixing broken links (never ending task part 1)
  • Listed new products, delisted out-of-stock items (never ending task part 2)
  • Viewed some affiliate network blogs/vids
  • Watched Google's weekly SEO podcast (super informative)
Really need to step up my game now
  1. Stay focused Monday - Friday in work hours
  2. Only complete tasks on calendar
  3. Only post about trending/selling products
  4. Start making min $67/day (currently $25/day)
  5. Order bike parts for some downhill
 

Honeybadger

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AffKit Ninja
My 5th fashion affiliate site is underway
The key aim of this site is product automation
No manual product updating, except for SEO
Also creating an updated site creation checklist for faster affiliate site rollouts
My new happy word is :p "AUTOMATION" :p
 
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Honeybadger

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AffKit Ninja
Aside from regular tasks I'm trialing some "Special Focus Days" this week
On 3 days I will commit 4 hours (split either side of lunch) to create project intelligence reports
  • Mon 10 --> Regular tasks & creating report format templates
  • Tue 11 --> Automation Day
  • Wed 12 --> Customer Analysis Day
  • Thu 13 --> Competitor Analysis Day
  • Fri 14 --> Regular tasks
It's good to mix up my schedule some, otherwise gets boring

Scheduled repeats next week
  • Mon 17 --> Regular tasks
  • Tue 18 --> Social Media Analysis Day
  • Wed 19 --> SEO Analysis Day
  • Thu 20 --> Video (YouTube) Analysis Day
  • Fri 21 --> Regular tasks
Plus week after
  • Mon 24 --> Regular tasks
  • Tue 25 --> Affiliate Networks Analysis Day
  • Wed 26 --> Affiliate Programs Analysis Day
  • Thu 27 --> Affiliate Products Analysis Day
  • Fri 28 --> Regular tasks
This leaves last day of May
  • Mon 31 --> Affiliate Fix Analysis Day (reading old threads)
Month end, should have a really solid project plan
 
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Honeybadger

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AffKit Ninja
Driving traffic to an incomplete website is not a good idea for SEO, since the Google CruX Report is likely to return data that signals to the Google algorithm that visitors did not enjoy a positive user experience on your unfinished website

It's therefore a good idea to turn off indexing by search engines until your site is finished - this is where your website optimization checklist comes into play
 

Honeybadger

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AffKit Ninja
Google's Search Central Channel on YouTube has 430,000 subscribers
But the weekly SEO videos receive only 4-5,000 views
Which means 430,000 are kinda interested
But only 1% of of them are actually serious
Now these videos are typically 1 hour long
They contain multiple audience questions, and detailed technical answers
It can be a drag to watch the whole show (I normally drink a Budweiser 4-pack by the end)
It's filled with undecipherable foreign accents, awful audio and spam questions
But amongst the garbage normally I learn 4-5 new things about Google and SEO
This leads me to further research on Google's Search Central Website
Ends up that I learn around 10 new SEO skills each week
You do the math and 10 skills x 50 weeks (minus Xmas) = 500 new SEO skills every year

That's the difference between being kinda interested about SEO and actually serious
.. In terms of consistently ranking top of of Google's organic search results,
Getting hundreds of thousands of visitors
and getting thousands of dollars in commission
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Had a really deep think about my affiliate projects yesterday
Question is how to make 100% sure its successful (earning min $67/day commission)
I think too many projects puts on a time pressure and dilutes quality
Came to the conclusion it's best to put all other projects on hold
Focus on ONE fashion affiliate site
Get it finished and earning, before starting anything else
So from now this thread is about one fashion clothing affiliate website
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
I love the way you have everything so organized
Thank you @Strickland
It's not easy, but scheduling with Google Calendar has helped alot
Setting lots of very specific notifications, texts, emails and other reminders

The products I promote are highly-popular brand name fashion accessories
My main task is looking for ways to take organic traffic from competitor sites
Been researching YouTube SEO
My main competitor is strong on editorial but weak on video content & image optimization
That's my play, because both video and images can override his content in Google's organic search results
Found a useful YouTube tool today --> youtube.com/videomasthead

Also looking for a legal way to get into Google's free product ads

Focused on my minimum core objective, to pay bills
--> $67/day ($2k/mo) consistently
There is no other alternative
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja

"The 4th Sub Category SEO Ranking Strategy" (4CAT)​


This is my new SEO ranking template for my affiliate fashion website
Now tracking 81 keywords using Ubersuggest.com
Calling it 4CAT, because it lists 4 levels after the main keyword (that's probably not logical English)
  1. Website name (example --> "designer travel bags") - example domain --> designertravelbags . com
  2. Top 10 brand keywords (example --> "gucci designer travel bags")
  3. Top 10 brand 1st sub categories (example --> "gucci designer travel bags for women")
  4. Top 10 brand 2nd sub categories (example --> "leather gucci designer travel bags for women")
  5. Top 5 brand products (example --> "black leather gucci designer travel bag for women")
This simplifies my SEO strategy and I can track progress much more easily
It worked in 2020 and helped me to earn $12,000 so I'm trying it again in 2021
  1. Keyword 01 (Fashion Brand A)
    • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 01 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  2. Keyword 02 (Fashion Brand B)
    • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 02 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  3. Keyword 03 (Fashion Brand C)
    • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 03 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  4. Keyword 04 (Fashion Brand D)
    • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 04 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  5. Keyword 05 (Fashion Brand E)
    • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 05 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  6. Keyword 06 (Fashion Brand F)
    • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 06 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  7. Keyword 07 (Fashion Brand G)
    • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 07 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  8. Keyword 08 (Fashion Brand H)
    • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 08 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  9. Keyword 09 (Fashion Brand I)
    • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 09 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
  10. Keyword 10 (Fashion Brand J)
    • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 01
      • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02
        • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02 - Product 01
        • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02 - Product 02
        • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02 - Product 03
        • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02 - Product 04
        • Keyword 10 - Sub Category 02 - Product 05
 
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SEOBlogPosts

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SEOBlogPosts.com
Driving traffic to an incomplete website is not a good idea for SEO, since the Google CruX Report is likely to return data that signals to the Google algorithm that visitors did not enjoy a positive user experience on your unfinished website

It's therefore a good idea to turn off indexing by search engines until your site is finished - this is where your website optimization checklist comes into play
Never thought about that. Great idea! Takes out a mad rush to get things done asap.
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Organic search traffic for my affiliate fashion site so far today is 42 visits
It's my highest daily count for the new site, and so near to my 50 visits in one day milestone
But bounce rate is 66% and I need to cap that FAST
Needs to be under 50%, which while an arbitrary figure but is my acceptable standard
Anything over 50% bounce rate is not acceptable - unless it's coming from a product page
Why? Because my affiliate links open a new window, so once the purchase is made they will close the referral page (my website)

Some tips for your optimization checklist
  • The best way to improve (decrease) overall bounce rate is to look at individual pages with high bounce (using your analytics) and list ways to improve them
    1. Break content into headed sections (H2, H3, H4) with intro paragraphs that link to more detailed pages
    2. Improve the page loading speed by using the fastest-loading images (25-50kb, max 100kb)
    3. Make sure the publish date is visible and in the current month & year
    4. Add a "quick links" content menu at the top of the page (unless it's a product page)
    5. Use sub headings wherever possibe
    6. I break paragraph text down to 1-2 sentences, then create a new paragraph (this is 2021, most people are browsing on mobile)
    7. Make sure ALL external links open in new browser window, all internal links open in same browser window
    8. Include a relevant call to action in the middle and end of each post (make it clear --> "click here to ...... ")
    9. Add relevant internal links to content the user will almost certainly find useful
    10. Optimize content for mobile (use your mobile, an emulator or other developer tool)
    11. Don't be afraid the change the global navigation if it's in any way confusing
    12. Add relevant content to the global footer
    13. Include your latest news posts somewhere visible on every page to encourage internal clicks
    14. Check bounce rate of the "new users" report in Google Analytics - this tells you what new customers think of your content
    15. Look at your competitors pages for ideas how you can improve
    16. Always check for broken links and fix any that your find immediately
    17. Use a spell checker and also read your content to make sure there are no spelling or factual errors
    18. Use a link to a contact form instead of a plan text email address
    19. Add a list of links to additional internal information at the end of every post
    20. Use a very clear headline (H1 title)
    21. Write a concise opening paragraph explaining what the post/page is about
    22. Position your main image ABOVE the fold on ALL pages
    23. For posts and information pages position adverts BELOW the fold
    24. Check that your text (font) size is optimal for mobile and all users
    25. Add images throughout your pages to keep people stimulated
    26. Use Google Optimize to test multiple versions of the same page
Again, a high bounce rate on a product page is no always bad, as Google says on their website -->

"Is a high bounce rate a bad thing?"​

"It depends."

"If the success of your site depends on users viewing more than one page, then, yes, a high bounce rate is bad. For example, if your home page is the gateway to the rest of your site (e.g., news articles, product pages, your checkout process) and a high percentage of users are viewing only your home page, then you don’t want a high bounce rate."

"On the other hand, if you have a single-page site like a blog, or offer other types of content for which single-page sessions are expected, then a high bounce rate is perfectly normal."
Sources
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
Quick update
Got to 46 visitors yesterday from organic
People arriving on random tag pages I didn't even think would be popular
Found untapped fashion niche keyword with 60,000 monthly searches o_O and untapped long tails
Ruthless, registered exact match domain name and all exact match social media accounts within 30 minutes
That means I have 2 new sites, an 1 old site from last year
@azgold I really tried to have just 1 site !! Didn't work
Many irons in the fire - still focused on $67/day
Currently $30 avg/day
 

Honeybadger

Affiliate
affiliate
AffKit Ninja
New Site Update

Just made my first $10+ commission on a single sale
Customer in USA just bought a designer hoodie ( :) @SEOBlogPosts ) and designer socks
  • Basket total --> $137.50
  • Commission level --> 8%
  • Payout --> $11
I need roughly 6 x sales at that level (per day) to meet my break-even target

Affiliate marketing --> it works
 
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