Conversion rate Optimization (CRO) is all about small wins that are compounded to become big wins. Once I hit $700 per month in amazon earnings, I wondered what I was to do next so as to hit $1000 per month. And one of the small wins that I found out was using the mobile pop over. Another small win was localizing my affiliate links with Geni.us links which we have reviewed here.
In this post, I show you how to implement mobile pop over to increase your amazon associates earnings.
One thing that I learnt about Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is that it needs not be hard. In fact it can be as easy as changing your CTAs from blue to red, pulling in comparison tables with affiliate buttons for each of the products listed or it could be as easy as using the Amazon mobile pop over tool that recommends products on your site to the readers at the bottom of their smartphone as they scroll your page.
Increasing revenue on your site could also be as easy as starting earning ad revenue if your were not doing so. Monetizing my site with Ezoic ad revenue saw me finally hit $1000 per month. Localizing Amazon affiliate links with genius saw me on the other hand earn an extra $50 per month. Things need not be complicated.
And so as I was thinking of ways to better my revenue last month, I bumped into an Amazon recommendation to use mobile pop over.
How to Implement the Mobile Pop Overs on your amazon associates Site
You need to be an amazon associates. If so, login to Amazon associates central.
Go to your dashboard and click on the Product linking tab and then click on the mobile pop over. You will be given a script to insert in your wordpress site. Copy it and paste on your site theme editor at footer.php just before the </body> html tag.
In my case, I used a new affiliate code so as to track the performance of the coe. And believe you me, the next day, I found a click and an order.
Unfortunately, I had to remove the script since I then got accepted into Ezoic and sicne Ezoic displays Google adsense ads even at the bottom of your pages, the mobile pop over would have created a conflict.
It is however a surefire way to increase your affiliate earnings. Try it and tell me what you find out.
If you are an affiliate marketer with Amazon, you must be looking for ways to increase your revenue, aren’t we looking for ways to increase our income?
But I am sure you know that increasing revenue is not that easy. Maybe you feel that increasing revenue also means getting more people visiting your site. And we all know how that goes; it involves having better SEO, more content and back links.
And that requires you to put in a lot of work, right?
Well, one effortless way that I found out was inserting the genius link plugin and letting it localize my links so that I couln start earning revenue from Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany and Amazon Australia.
And that is not all.
With the tool, you can earn from many more countries.
Amazon has stores in about nine countries which you should join since you might have visitors in those countries. Below, I list the links where you can join them
Now with the genius link, you can have visitors redirected to all those stores depending on their device ip address. The tool checks their ip and redirects them to the Amazon store that is most convenient.
It is a sure universal amazon affiliate link!
Well, I did use it and saw at least an increase of $50 in my monthly Amazon associates earnings. Not so high but again, not bad because the subscription cost for Genius link is a measly $10. So every month, I am getting a profit of $40.
It might seem small but it is still something to me.
What are the requirements to start localizing your Amazon links with Genius plugin
Actually the only requirement is that you are an amazon affiliate marketer with any of their stores. If so, you can then go ahead to localize the links so that you start redirecting your readers to their respective amazon stores.
You should have signed up as an associates with all the stores where you wish to localize your links. If for example you are an affiliate with Amazon.com and want to send your UK readers to Amazon.co.uk, then you will need to sign up as an associate with Amazon UK.
Installing the genius plugin( it is also called amazon link engine), activating it as well as giving it your associate API.
Benefits of Having Genius Link
Localize your Amazon links: After installing Genius link, I found out that I was leaving a lot of money on the table. I was surprised that on those months that I earned over $500 from Amazon US, I must have been leaving from $50 to $100 from Amazon UK, CA and Australia.
Better your reader experience: I figured out that if someone was in the UK and wanted a review of a beard shaver on my site but found out that I was directing them to Amazon.com instead of Amazon.co.uk, they were going to be pissed off and were not likely to visit my site again. With Genius link though, you will direct them to the store that is appropriate for them based on their ip address.
Know the amount of links you are getting from individual countries: After signing up on Genius Link, I was provided with a dashboard which had statistics of the clicks I was getting as well as where they were coming from. This was good as it showed me which other country to sign up for as an affiliate with Amazon.
It informed me of the products that were out of stock as well as my broken links: This way, I was able to better my user experience as well as replace the broken links or change products which were out of stock.
Geni.us link has a 14 day free trial: During this period, I had already seen revenue of over $20 and so I stuck with it since it had showed positive results.
Awesome customer support: There was this one month when there were no funds on my credit card. Isaac of Genius link was very understanding and even went ahead to come up with a good payment plan for me. See it here on email.
Recommended countries where I need to sign up with Amazon as their affiliate. They for example in the picture below recommend that I sign up with Amazon associates India since am receiving a good amount of clicks from there.
How to Install Geni.us Link On your Site
Installing Geni.us link proved to be an easy thing since all I needed to do is:
Other than localizing my links and giving me an additional $50 per month, I found out that there actually exists an affiliate program by genius link so that you will be earning some referral commission for having more people signing up and using the tool.
One year ago, I penned this review and talked of how ezoic was good in increasing my ad income.
Today though, things are different.
I actually quit ezoic two weeks ago.
Why? They currently have low RPM and also slowed my site speed so much.
Their ezoic premium program is ridiculous since it is a pay to play model which I do not entertain.
And when they have slowed your site to death, they go ahead to sell you this site speed accelerator. Now who does that.
My advice is that do not sign up for the program.
Other bloggers such as John Dykstra who had given great reviews of ezoic are no longer using it.
I have gone back to adsense and though their rates are not that high, they do not slow your site speed. I look forward to joining mediavine in future.
My Ezoic review
If you have ever thought of increasing your online ad revenue, then ezoic is the one tool that you really need to think about. In this ezoic review, I give my personal opinion of how I found Ezoic, how to set it up as well as how it was able to multiply my ad revenue by a big margin.
Before using Ezoic, I tried out Google Adsense and indeed it was frustrating. There was no way I was going to make it to payout. Not when I was earning barely a dollar a day
But first, what is Ezoic?
Ezoic is a technological tool that optimizes your Google ads placement so that you can get a better RPM. It uses machine learning to do so.
Let’s get into the meat of the story.
It took me some time to get the hang of how ezoic works. I was there struggling to make it to payout with adsense and getting $7 a day and then I read this review by Spencer Haws of Nichepursuits and I took the plunge. Here are the ezoic requirements:
That you site has at least 10,000 pageviews per month
That your site has been approved by Google adsense
If it has met the above two conditions and you are willing to try ad revenue, then try ezoic.
I was a little bit hesitant to start ezoic since my site is an amazon niche site where I earn from their associates program. I thought that placing ads would put off my readers meaning that I would be seeing high bounce rates and less number of clicks to amazon.com but I was so wrong.
Nothing like that happened. However, I saw a considerable decline in my page speeds.
But the revenue was good once they were able to know the hang of my readers.
How to set up Ezoic
Now here is where I give a disclaimer. I did not install Ezoic ads on my own. It is quite a long and arduous process and I personally had to ask for help from their support staff who were incredibly amazing in how they guided and indeed installed everything for me.
But before you email them, you need to do the following
Sign up to ezoic here and provide all the required details
Intergrate your site with ezoic. This can be done in three ways. 1. Change of nameservers so that your site dns points to Ezoic. They recommend this because they will be able to control the ads quicker on your site without interfering with your content. They also assure you of high site speed when the nameservers are pointed to them.
The other option is installing the Ezoic plugin on your wordpres site which is what I did. It is simple. All you need to do is go to the plugins tab and add new plugin. Search for ezoic, install and activate.
The other option which is least recommended is using the Ezoic HTML script on your site. They say this could really slow down your site speed
Share your site Read and Analyze Google analytics with Ezoic. They have detailed how to do this here.
Analyze your site big data report where you get to know the demographics, which content is performing better than the other.
The revenue comparison between ezoic and Adsense is incredible. Your ad revenue is sure to soar up. It will be over the roof once you do everything that is required i.e. write longer posts that hooks your audience and answers their questions.
Ezoic is a great and legit way to make money online without investment. All that is needed is traffiv to your blog.
Setting up Ezoic is quite a rigorous process. You will need an ezoic support staff to help you with it. I personally tried to do it myself and went ahead to insert the Ezoic plugin on my wordpress site, tried to wrap up my adsense ads with the ezoic html, tried to insert the ads.txt manager but the whole thing was indeed a rollercoaster. I found myself tiring of it and was about to hang in the boot when one of their support Yousaf (yhussain at ezoic dot com) came to my rescue and did it for me remotely. And then voila, the ads started showing and sooner than later, I was receiving some revenue from my efforts.
Ezoic will definitely slow your site speed. And it could get so bad that you might have to install some speed accelerators such as WP Rocket or other plugins to compress images, minify your html or bring in lazy loading of your images.
Comparing Google adsense vs Ezoic
I like saying this; comparing Ezoic earnings vs Adsense is like comparing death and sleep. They are incomparable! While I was earning a measly 0.2 euros with Adsense, Ezoic multiplied that to about $7. That is amazing, right!
Comparing Ezoic vs Mediavine
Though I have never tried out Mediavine, I have friends who are using it for marketing their ad space. And judging from their RPM, Mediavine is way better than Ezoic. However, you will need to have over 25,000 sessions per month to be accepted. And that is not all, their advertisers may reject your site for no good reason as they did with me.
With Ezoic, you only need to have 10,000 sessions per month, be approved by Google adsense and you are good to go. I have never heard of anyone who was rejected by them.