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Cindy_152495
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Is the "Sell This Card" feature working?
Nov 17th, 2011, 9:28am
 
Maybe I'm  not doing it right, and if so, I hope someone can help.  I started the Design of the Day Blog two months ago on September 14, 2011 (here's my first post there: http://gcu-designoftheday.blogspot.com/2011/09/greeting-card-universe-design-of- day.html) for two reasons.  
 
1. I really enjoy seeing the GCU DotD cards and promoting them, even if there were no rewards; because I feel it is a good promotional tool no matter what.  
 
2. However, secondly, I use the "Sell This Card" link (embedding my Artist number) on each and every card there because I figured it would help my small business grow; but I haven't had even a single sale through it, to my knowledge.  I also use the question mark technique (as described in this forum post: http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1296830125) to add my affiliate number to the card owner's store in each DotD post, but that doesn't seem to be doing me much good, either.   I also add a good description and labels to each and every DotD post (for the sake of SEO).
 
So I'm just baffled.  Is the "Sell This Card" feature working?  And if it is, am I doing it correctly?  I REALLY hope someone will help me out here.  Also, I've enlisted my daughter's help with the GCU-DotD blog and I encourage her to use her own Artist Affiliate Number in each of the posts she writes because she needs some extra income to help her with her graduate school tuition.  I don't want her to spend her limited time with it if we are not even setting up the links properly.   Tongue   Soooooo...any suggestions?
 
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Cindy  
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Re: Is the "Sell This Card" feature working?
Reply #1 - Nov 17th, 2011, 11:20pm
 
Keep in mind, Cindy, that the way affiliate sales work is that you only make commission on sales by new customers who click through your link. Also, your blog is pretty new, it may not have been indexed yet by search engines, which can take up to 6 months.
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 18th, 2011, 7:27am
 
Thanks, Corrie.  I was just a bit worried that I wasn't setting up the links correctly (although I think I am), or that with all the recent trouble GCU has been experiencing technically, that the "Sell This Card" feature might be having affected.  I hope that's not the case, and I guess I have to assume that it's not.  I just figured that I would have made my first seller commission through the DotD blog by now.  Perhaps I'm just a little too impatient.  Roll Eyes
 
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Cindy
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Reply #3 - Nov 25th, 2011, 3:59pm
 
Cindy - I've been posting GCU artists' cards on my blog from time to time for nearly two years, not with the idea of making money from it, so it came as a surprise when I did - but that was only a couple of months ago, and just the once!!!!
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Reply #4 - Nov 26th, 2011, 8:30am
 
Thanks for your feedback, Judy.  I appreciate all the replies I get to this topic because they're all very useful in helping me to understand how well the "Sell This Card" is working for others, too.  
 
Thanks again,
Cindy    Smiley
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