In addition to improving conversion rates there are other advantages including:
If your website is SEO-driven and the percentage of new visitors is extremely high you should think about converting the visitors into newsletter subscribers in the first step. Visitors coming from Google Search Engine Result Pages are looking for information and not for advertisement or products. After reading the article most visitors return to the SERP by closing the tab or using the back button. As a result, the conversion rate for advertisement is often low. If the click through rate on ads is higher than 1 percent you can be happy. But don´t forget that one percent CTR does not mean one percent conversion. You will also lose potential customers on your landing pages or the shop pages of your affiliate partner depending on the advertising skills of your marketer. At the end of the day the conversion into a sale is clearly less than one percent or close to zero.
If you offer newsletters with hot topics and engaging content your subscribers are likely to remain on your email lists and open to newsletters with suitable advertisements.
At the end of your newsletter, integrate ads from networks as an additional revenue stream and you can reduce the shipment cost. And don´t forget that every returning visitor can increase the revenue from external ads on the website by clicking on the banner.
Are 2-Step campaigns successful?
They can be. The ROI can be after six months depending on your newsletter strategy and the quality of your content. Don´t forget that trust is very important for a high CTR too. If visitors are of the opinion that your content is only made for selling products they will not continue to engage. It is totally different to give them useful advice and to offer them additional information and products. Here are two examples what works and what won't work:
No: Say that every computer needs a hard disk and offer HDDs from Amazon affiliate or other program. It will look commercial and your visitors won´t trust you to provide useful information
Yes: Compare hard disks with Solid State Disks, tell them that a SSDs can speed up the system ten times and show a selection of the most popular SSDs including price and affiliate links to Amazon
Remember that the Google Search Algorithm does not like websites with content which is clearly made for only selling products. These websites are regarded as “content farms” and get an automatically or manually penalty.
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