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I am a freelancer attempting to use Adwords with Amazon Affiliate Program to realize commissions. I cannot record 1 conversion after spending a small fortune on ads. My conversion tracking is verified and I cannot identify the problem preventing me from finding conversions. I also tested all targeting options, everything.

Website: babay.us

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August 2016

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Well there's yer problem. Smiley Happy As much as folks like Lakatos and I might want advertising via AdWords to guarantee success, we know that is not the case. Here's what I would suggest:

1. Pause the advertising for the time being. You have already gotten some market research data from your advertising, so use it to your advantage.

2. Continue to develop your content, and work on your SEO - Using the information you have already gained through AdWords. Keep building your audience via social media, and any other "free" resources at your disposal.

3. Review your all time search terms report data to see which actual search terms potential customers use to find information about the products you sell. Look at your behavior reports in analytics to find the content that users find most engaging. Use those search terms as your SEO focus kw's, for the most popular content. Hopefully, in time you will increases on both organic traffic, and onsite engagement.

4. If/when you start seeing some actual sales coming through, then consider investing in advertising once again. Focus only on what you know works based on the data you have. Target only the locations, demographics, etc., that you know generate some sales already. Keep your budget at a level you can afford to experiment with for at least 90 days, and continually analyze the data.

Sometimes even successful businesses struggle to find initial success with AdWords. It takes time, effort, and resources to try and find what works. If things aren't working as-is, then take some time to reassess the situation, and put your resources into creating a foundation you can build on.
Tom

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Hi Hassan,

I am sorry you did not ask it here before you started spending money. Actually I would not advise you to combine AdWords and Amazon for compatibility reasons. As far as I know paid AdWords traffic is not supported by Amazon's own policies since 4-5 years ago which means that your commissions generated via AdWords will not be paid to you by Amazon. Look for "Prohibited Paid Search Placement" in their Associates Program Operating Agreement .

Please also refer to this:

*** How can I use amazon.com as landing page ***
https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Advanced-Features/How-can-I-use-amazon-com-as-landing-page...

Best,
Lakatos

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Hello Lakatos,

Here's my landing page http://goo.gl/wQwC6C

Thank you,
Hassan

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Great. However, it will not resolve the issue.

Lakatos

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My landing page is not Amazon.com it is my own website. Have you checked the link, sir?

I pull products through Amazon API Tool and install them on Woocommerce as an affiliate/external product. Perfectly Compliant with Amazon Policies Smiley Happy

Cheers,
Hassan

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Hassan,

 

>>>... "I am a freelancer attempting to use Adwords with Amazon Affiliate Program to realize commissions." ...<<<

That was your AdWords related query, wasn't it?

Amazon API & Woocommerce are off topic in this community, and so is whether or not their policies comply with each other.

Thanks for your understanding.

Best,
Lakatos

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True, my query is related to Adwords as follows: I created display campaigns, this is my landing page http://goo.gl/wQwC6C. Targeting US, UK, CA, US OUTLYING ISLANDS

I tested all sorts of targeting methods, here's an example of an adgroup:
Display keywords (Example: [baby nasal congestion] & [baby nose blocked] for adgroup: *Nasal Aspirator*)
Website Placements: using display ad planner to find placements related to [baby nasal congestion] & [baby nose blocked]

Then the ads run and receive good clicks but no conversions. I am 100% sure that the conversion tracking is setup correctly. I can't find the problem.

Thanks again and sorry if I did not explain my situation thoroughly from the beginning.

Hassan

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Lets assume that you do comply with policies, and your conversion tracking is setup correctly. Have you gotten any sales from any other traffic sources?
Tom

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Other traffic sources: SEO, Social ...etc.

No. I did not attempt it, that is not my goal. What is your point, Tom?

Hassan

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If your site does not generate revenue, then increasing traffic to the site is not going to solve that problem. You have to have some sales before you can expect your advertising to increase sales.

I didn't see any GA code in the page source info... Did I overlook it, do you have analytics installed on site? If so, then where are the sales, of which products actually coming from?
Tom