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Old 02-01-2000, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question Zmedia and other 'zines

I've got a smallish niche site, and am just looking to cover my webhosting/domain name costs. But I wonder what percentage of clicks through to Zmedia or similar programs tend to subscribe to the newsletters, I've registered with Zmedia but so far nobody who has clicked-through has signed up.

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Old 02-01-2000, 03:41 PM   #2
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The conversion ratio will very greatly based on your site and the interests of your visitors versus what Z Media offers. I checked my email archives, and found two email feedback letters describing conversion ratios for them. One was for their old ClickTrade days though so it doesn't really apply. The other mentioned a conversion rate of about 20%. However, this was from their own newsletter subscription confirmation page. You may want to check this article for some more strategies on this:

Also, you may want to try their Keep the Traffic option. This allows you to add a form right to your web site, allowing your visitors to sign up, without ever leaving yoru site. This pays a bit less than their standard program but should help conversion ratios as well as help you retain your traffic. Hope that helps.

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Old 02-02-2000, 05:58 AM   #3
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If your site is not very targetted to ZMedia's newsletters, you probably won't have a very high signup ratio. I have been running their ads on my two websites (dosgames.com and potofgold.org) which both offer free email (so the ZMedia ads somewhat are targetted) and have received a signup ratio of about 5%. (ie. 5% of people who click actually sign uo) Not a very good ratio. http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/smile.gif Bye!

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Old 02-02-2000, 11:42 PM   #4
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On my sites I averaged about 20% for ZMedia, using a banner link.

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Old 02-03-2000, 03:48 AM   #5
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I've just started using the Z-Media tick boxes ("Keep the traffic"). These work for me much better than banners in the Z-Media or Mailbits.

I have a have a feeling the NetEzines sign-up boxes would also work well (initial indications suggest so) if I could get round to displaying more of them.

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Old 02-03-2000, 06:10 AM   #6
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Hi guys-

You may want to give http://www.netezines.com a try -> the surfer never leaves your web site, so no worries about conversions or ever losing the surfer and not getting paid anything for it. $.40/verified confirmed email address, and not one surfer is drawn away from your page. We have also recently added some new ezines that may match the content of your site better.

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