And Now Youtube
In 2006, Google purchased Youtube for $1.65 billion dollars. After a decade of Google’s monetization of the platform, the video publishing site has grown into a household name as a cultural and global phenomenon.
Today, many people depend entirely on their Youtube advertising to pay bills and grow their online businesses.
So what’s this about? Of late, Google’s parent company Alphabet, reported an 18% revenue jump in its latest quarter, more than expected. It attributed this growth in revenue to Youtube and mobile ads. Meanwhile, their side projects reported losses of just under $1 billion.
At the same time, Youtube’s community of content creators reported a sudden and consistent loss of view counts and subscribers over the course of 2016. Both large and small, controversial and uncontroversial Youtubers have seen their subscriber counts slashed by the hundreds and even thousands. Further investigation by content creators and their fans revealed that subscribers were being unsubscribed without their live consent(automatically).
The other patterns noticed by many content creators is alarming – to say the least. Google has published a video in response claiming this isn’t happening, but the evidence mounts daily from many, many credible people.
Without a promise to correct or even admit the systemic decline of subscribers, content creators continue to suffer real financial harm as smaller view counts lead to cuts in Adsense earnings.
The Bottomline: We urge Youtube content creators to consider their approach and ask for advice. Currently Google which owns Youtube and Adsense is unwilling to admit there is any issue to their content creators. This is why we expect the observable pattern to continue.
Cool Fiverr Gigs
This week we peered through dozens of gig listings at Fiverr for great services that may help many of you to create an awesome online presence.
So if you’re looking to make your affiliate website stand out from the rest, these $5+ gigs might be worth your while to consider.
First up, a consultation with a conversion expert. They’ll prepare a report for you, analysing key points where your site creates obstacles to the sales conversion process.
Since it’s so key to get your site to convert, we put it at the top of the list of gigs to try. After all, why polish a website that’s broken from a conversion-standpoint, if it won’t make that sale?
Usability/Conversion Problems Evaluation: https://www.fiverr.com/dariaproduction/heal-your-website-from-the-sales-killing-disease
Again, why write lengthy articles and add pages to your website if the headline fails to secure the trust and interest of a visitor?
There’s a huge benefit to rewording your landing page headlines. Please consider rewriting your headlines and testing a benefit-driven headline:
Data Entry & Research
Ready to build your own product or want to discover a low competition niche?
Consider using a data entry gig to gather resources from the web or other sources. Whether it is an informational download or a software that needs specific data, a data entry gig will help you save time during the research stage.
Favicons / Icons
Tiny graphical adjustments can make a great impression if they’re high quality. Try these pixel artist gigs and request an icon that looks great at 32×32:
A decent logo can be made from templates in the early stages of your affiliate website. But as your site grows, you’ll want your brand to become memorable.
For this reason, we recommend finding a graphic artist you can work with that won’t break the bank – while allowing your online brand to thrive with an attractive visual presence:
- Clear, US Male Voice (adult, fantastic quality): https://www.fiverr.com/rmossisu1/record-an-american-male-voice-over-narration
- Clear, US Male Voice (adult, good quality): https://www.fiverr.com/brianon5rr/record-your-high-quality-american-male-voice-over-narration
- Clear, UK Male Voice (young, high enthusiasm, quality): https://www.fiverr.com/superfastvoice/record-a-british-english-male-voice-over-narration
- Video/Promo: https://www.fiverr.com/pasan12378/create-3-great-video-intros
The below article at Authority Website Income (AWI) caught our attention this week.
The author provides excellent tips on optimizing landing pages for even more Amazon affiliate conversions. The best takeaway from AWI’s article?
Honestly ask yourself, “does my site look bad?” One way to test whether your site just looks and reads badly (and fails to convert clicks into sales), is to open up your competitor’s website. Find the very best competitor you have right now. Slide the browser to one side of the screen in Windows 7 until it fills half the screen. Then slide YOUR site onto the opposite side, comparing your site’s look and content to their site’s look and content. What differences do you see?
Honestly ask yourself, “does my site look, browse and read better than their site?” If it doesn’t even come close, there’s room for growth!
Here’s what else you should ask yourself about your own affiliate website:
- Is my site Organized and Appealing?
- Are my images high quality?
- Is the quality of my content good enough to convince a person to actually buy this product?
- Are there multiple opportunities on my page for someone to click my affiliate links?
Read the full article here: http://authoritywebsiteincome.com/amazon-affiliate-websites/