How To Cash In On Traffic (Step By Step Tutorial – Part 1)

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How To Cash In On Traffic


You should have realized by now that getting traffic is much easier than you thought. The hard part, however, is in converting the traffic. So, I am going to use today’s blog to share some practical tips on how traffic can be converted successfully into sales.

But first, what do we mean by sales? Does it refer to ad clicks, as in the case of Adsense click-through? Or are we talking about the actual sale of products, such as the sale of your own products and services or affiliate sales?

Because different techniques are required, I will talk about them separately.

Converting Traffic into Ad Clicks


How to cash in on trafficTargeted traffic is a necessity for ad-clicks. And whether the traffic is obtained from search engines, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising or other channels of advertisement, your web content as well as the content of your ads must be interesting enough to attract traffic.

Nothing else will work without this prerequisite. So having considered the requirement, we can now take a look at the strategies for the conversion of traffic into sales – in this case, ad-clicks.

1 – Placing of ads above the fold


Rather than worrying about an ugly webpage, try to focus instead what exactly you want. If Ad-clicks are what you want, so, go on and get them. Make sure that one of your ads is located right at the centre of the webpage and should also be above the fold, for example Adsense ad. Placing an ad above the fold means that the ad should be visible without scrolling down the page. Consider putting it immediately below the title, if at all possible.

Here is what the expert says about ➸  Placing Your Ads!

This is something that you need to have done automatically, as second nature really.

2 – Placing ads close to action buttons or links


If you run a website or forum which requires that people click on links or buttons to take actions, consider placing your ads close to the most used button. This is how to cash in on traffic. Don’t do like I have seen so many times, that I have to really look for the signup or buy button everywhere. Believe it or not, even on having to find it on a different page. This should not happen, ever!

3 – Placing ads at the end of the article


How to cash in on trafficIf your website is such that visitors read your web page content, it is important that you give them something to do after reading your content. And of course, that something should be an ad, a signup or buy button.

It is obvious that if your visitors read your message all the way through to the very end, it means that he or she is really, really interested in what you are offering. So what better place is there for your call to action be.

Another reason for that is that most website visitors tend to read what’s above the fold, then shoot down the bottom to quickly see if the cost is within their budget, then, if yes, they will get back up the page to read all the details, and then, once they know everything they will click on the action button.

Here is what the expert says about ➸  Call to Action

4 – Do not frame the ad!


Do not use borders to frame ads. Retail owners in the offline world, have realized that removing glass walls and panels tend to increase their shop’s traffic flow. This also holds true for the virtual world. You should remove borders because they prevent people from clicking on the contents in them.

It also feels like you are trying to get your reader to take action, when they are not necessarily ready for it. So, avoid it, even though it may look smart, you might like it, but it is not how to cash in on traffic.

5 – Build instant trust


How to cash in on trafficPeople are more and more web savvy in today’s world. Old tricks such as misleading visitors into clicking ads and camouflaging ads are of very little influence. Plus, these are against Google’s terms. So, visitors clicking on ads do so because they desire to get some information; even-though they know you’ll make money from their clicks.

So, instead of trying to use tricks, try building instant rapport with your visitors and make them trust your website, instead of a made-for-Adsense site.

This doesn’t mean that you have to write each article yourself so that you can put a personal touch. Imagine you have hundreds of niches, that would not only be impossible but also crazy. You can easily find freelancers who will happily take care of this very time consuming task. Even if you do not have a website or blog of your own, there are people who will do a fantastic job for you. Check this one up for instance ➸ Guest Blogging!

First thing to do, on my niche site, is to place a ‘personal photo in an effort to make your visitors feel that the site is a friendly personal site, thus, making you an expert in that niche. Of course, the photo doesn’t have to be your real photo. You can find tons of free photos online at Pixabay or Shutterstock for example.

But rest assured that I personally write all the articles on this website. Also the photo below is really me, and it is not more than a couple of years old.

6 – Outsource your promotions


You don’t have the time or experience with promoting your website or blog? So, why not leave this part to the experts, at least until you learn how to do it yourself, till you get yourself organised and find the time to do it. There are some very conscientious freelancers out there who will be pleased to help you out. I will recommend Fiverr, because I have been a buyer and a seller with them for many years, so I really know it very well.

And, if you want to know more about it, watch the short YouTube video here below ⬎

And, this ends the first part of ‘How To Cash In On Traffic”. We will continue next week with part 2 of this series. Stay tuned…

Thanks for reading


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6 comments

  • I have a personal Amazon affiliate blog and conversions are one of the things I struggle with the most. It can be incredibly frustrating when you see a couple hundred visitors and not a single conversion on your efforts. These tips have really helped me focus on things I can do better for higher Ad click rates and I will put them to use straight away.

    I have a question I hope you can clear up for me. Do you suggest placing my Ads on both my pages and posts where they fit the content or only on posts? I am trying to avoid coming across as too spammy.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

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    • Thanks for visiting Patrick and I am glad that this article has helped you. To answer your question Patrick, you can put your ads on both your posts and pages, but, advertising is like everything else: “everything in moderation”. You don’t want your reader to have to crawl over loads of adverts. Just put yourself in the shoes of your visitor, you come to a website to learn something. If you wanted to buy something, you would know where to go, right? So you need to post very useful content, not thinking on what you can sell, but the way I prefer to see it is that you have a few closely related adverts from time to time.

      Hope this helps and I wish you an awesome ‘BBQing’ day!

      John ツ

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  • Courtney

    Very useful information you’ve got here, John! I found several points beneficial for me personally, as I’ve only started my online adventure about six months ago. Loved thus! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Thanks very much for visiting my website Courtney. I am happy to know that you find useful information to use for your own website. One of my most popular articles, which I trust will be very useful to you, is: How LeadsLeap Work which will show you how to general free targeted traffic from various sources.

      If you have any question on anything, please do come back here and ask, you will certainly receive all the help you need.

      I wish you an awesome ‘wealth building’ day!

      John ツ

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  • I enjoyed reading this. I am still working on my site. These tips will come in handy as my site progresses. I will come back and revisit this post.

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    • Thanks very much for visiting my website Paula and for your comment. I am pleased that this particular article is useful to you.

      I look forward to seeing you again here as your website gets finished.

      Best wishes,

      I wish you an awesome ‘web building’ day!

      John ツ

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