I apologize for not getting back to since our last telephone conversation. I`ve been kinda busy getting ready to head to Afghanistan.
Anyhow, the last trime we spoke we agreed that the niche that you have chosen has tough competition from the "knock-off arena". Knock-offs and replicas are a dime a dozen.
I read your About US page ... but I, as a consumer, still have doubts as to the "authenticity" of your products. Your "About Us" page link is at the bottom of the page. I have to scroll to get to it. Your "Authenticity Guarantee" is a simple text link. You may want to consider creating a "button" featuring your Authenticity Guarantee !! Thats your BIG selling point. Shout it from the rafters ... just as GoTruckStop.com features "Free Shipping".
When you check your stats .... what are the "Depth of Session" numbers? Also, what is the avg. page views per session?
I don`t think you have an advertising problem .... you have a shopping/buying problem !!
I viewed your website and yikes! Is all I can say wow that is a lot of white…. Where to begin I think TJG said it best you have a buying problem.
When someone wants to purchase an item from the web there are a few things taken for granted. Things like pictures of product easy search, easy find and easy pay… perhaps you will remember the whole one click purchase patent lawsuit involving Amazon a few years ago.
I suggest you spend time on Amazon website to get a feel for what internet consumers are used to. Then model your website off Amazon’s. I think you spend far too much precious space on words, odd gold man graphics that are boring to the person they want to buy yet you make it so difficult.
Rule number one internet consumers get’s bored easy don’t make them work or else your bottom line will suffer don’t fool yourself and say well my product is so good my customers are willing to trade off inconvenient… not when you can just click the back button and go to one of a thousand other places that sell the same product.
The reason a consumer comes to your website is to buy not to read the same page over and over again. I suggest a complete web page redesign burn the current one.
I suggest you hire a professional web designer who has built retail sites before and use Amazon as a model. Show pictures on the home page with the name of the item below it instead of the cold scary left hand menu bar you have now.
The money shot is the product not cold landscapes of white on white…
Once you get your website fixed you will see people will start buying, and then you can determine if your marketing strategy is working for you in terms of traffic.
All the best,
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Even though you are getting many clicks, it sounds like its the quality of the folks visiting may not be up to par...
There`s a great article in Entrepreneur magazine this month (September 2006) talking about how to beef up your link partners. They suggest looking at your competitiors to see what companies link up to them. This will give you good ideas of sites that you may want to approach to add you as a link.
Here`s how you do it:
Go to a search engine - (yahoo, google, etc) - in the search field type "link:" and a competitiors URL. For example using your URL, link:www.trueimportsinc.com. Also try adding a space between the colon and the first w. I found I needed to do this for some sites to get the right results.
Even if you`re not sure if traffic quality is your real problem or not, this is probably a useful exercise anyway. I did this and I found it interesting to see who linked to competing sites, things that were said about competitors, etc. It should give you some ideas of sites to approach and improve the quality of your traffic.
Hope this helps! Good luck!