I just keep wondering if they've made changes. I can't think of why for years you have people clicking through and X% buy and then all of a sudden, much the same traffic and click rate but very few actually buy.
I used to do quite well with Amazon and then AdSense came along at roughly 80X the revenue so naturally AdSense has been given the prime real estate.
I forget the exact figures but, I can vividly recollect at one point in time on the Amazon Discussion Board saying to Wlll, "Celtic Knots" or whatever, that my 2003/4 AdSense income was 80 years of my best Amazon quarter ever. That from memory was $US160,000+
He quipped I had the best non-stop taxi meter in town.
Ever since I've been happy to make the monthly minimum but, not always. My best sellers now come via third party at reduced commissions. Only once, last August, did I not make the 6.5% tier and I've never seen the 7% tier.
At the moment I'm not even off the ground. Two items delivered and only one sale for the month up to the 11th.
Like AdSense, got me beat.
Traffic, while not like years ago, is still continually rising.
I don't believe in Ad blindness and all the other theories. I do believe my Amazon sales for years have all been deliberate "loyalty" sales.
I just can't understand August and October unless you are a conspiracy theorist with some sinister intervention.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories, just "stuff ups". Except those particular months, conversion have been roughly average.
If there was a "stuff up," Ian, it didn't affect me. Those months were normal, right in line with a slowly rising trend for my Amazon sales (which is due to a particular section of my site on award-winning books making it to the #2 spot on Google).