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Amazon Affiliate Journey To $100/Day (1 Website + ONLY Organic Traffic)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by donkdiddly, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. donkdiddly

    donkdiddly Junior Member

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    So technically I am not on day 1 of this journey. The research is already done, the website is already built, I am just now starting to focus on the SEO of the site as free time has opened up and allowed me to focus on projects I've placed on hold.

    I am not new to the world of SEO, and have been working for clients for the past 4 years. Now it's my turn to turn some profits. I was doing some commission junction affiliate stuff with this website, when I realized how crappy of a user experience the whole thing was for visitors to go to an a target="_blank" after clicking on a product they wanted to see more of. My niche is extremely targeted with over 10k searches/month.

    I began the journey to change the whole site at the beginning of this year. In between dealing with client projects and my personal life, I would work on this site from time to time. I now use an amazon associate account on a wordpress website. Here's the setup

    - Wordpress Site
    - Woocommerce Products
    - Prosociate to link Amazon affilaite products to Woocommerce
    - Yoast Wordpress Plugin (with tweaks for auto product SEO'ing)

    The site has many different product categories but ranks in about the 5th through 8th page of Google for the category keywords. I expect to bring each keyword to page 1... one at a time. I am getting decent traffic by being in the search results for long tail keywords with about 10-15 visitors per page with 0 off-page link building. Here is my journey to page 1 and Amazon Associate $$$...
     
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    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    Though different people have different criteria for selecting any niche. I have mine.

    Would you like to share what's your criteria while selecting the niche. What basic and important factors do you consider ?

    For long tail keywords which software you are using ?

    Whats your plan for social media such as pinterest, facbook ?
     
  3. donkdiddly

    donkdiddly Junior Member

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    I shouldn't need any social networks involved in this niche. If I do end up creating any accounts, it will be solely to share blog posts through Facebook and Twitter that I've posted on the site.

    The criteria I keep in mind is that it has to be >1,000 searches/month, low competition, with a decent average product price. In the niches I pick up, I don't even go after long tail keywords. My short tail is so weak in competition that the long tail is just gravy on the mashed potatoes after I rank the short tail.
     
  4. donkdiddly

    donkdiddly Junior Member

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    It's Monday and I'm getting all my link packages together. Just placed some high pr blog post orders for some keyword targeted inner pages. I am also working on getting some fiverr gigs up to take care of press release distribution, social bookmarking, and some tiered link pyramids with xrumer blasts/blog commenting in the 2nd tier...

    Should have these reports by Friday or early next week. Will post an update to see where the rankings stand.

    I am currently targeting increases for:

    KW 1 - #54
    KW2 -#72

    KW1 yields 2,000 searches/month (not including long tail)
    KW2 yields 3,200 searches/month not including long tail)
     
  5. donkdiddly

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    Also have my writer working on 20 blog posts for the site to add new content and create a more densely targeted niche within the website.
     
  6. donkdiddly

    donkdiddly Junior Member

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    Weekly Update
    Still waiting on the blog post content. 1 of the High PR Packages was completed moving my targeted page up to page 3 briefly before disappearing off the map. The page has been missing on this keyword for about 4 days now. I am hoping more content on the site will help this.

    The other High PR package hasn't completed yet. I also think it might be dancing in the SERPs right now. Bing and Yahoo have my keyword on their top 30 results where Google has me missing completely.

    Until next week... On a good note... my clients are doing amazing. haha
     
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    good luck with your plan ...
     
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    Glad to hear your keywords are going up.
     
  9. donkdiddly

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    New Week and things are still acting strange.

    High PR Posts brought my target page to page 3 in the SERPs. It hovered there for about 2 days and then dropped. Now the product-category page is ranking on page 7 and my target pages are nowhere to be found.

    I have been doing SEO for content based sites for over 7 years. Is e-commerce that much of a different beast? I spent the last 2 days tweaking settings in
    -Woocommerce
    -Yoast SEO
    -On-page (target pages)

    I also made the product categories noindex,follow.

    Let's see if this helps. If anyone has any tips dealing with this model, feel free to shoot me a pm or leave a comment.
     
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    Wish you good luck OP, keep it going!
     
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    Can you explain this part a little more please? The target="_blank" part.. Is this also referring to the length that you can get credit for something if the user decided to look at the rest of the site and purchase?
    Also, was the process of linking amazon and woocommerce pretty simple?
    You can PM me if that's easier. Great work on the KW's too
    Thanks
     
  12. donkdiddly

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    I used Prosociate to link Amazon and Woocommerce up. Works beautifully and makes the user think they are actually purchasing from my website.

    As to the "target" page.. I mean the money page of where I am building links. I think I decided that I was being a little impatient and am just going to see how the next 10 days pan out for these keywords I've built a lot of links to. I am also focusing more on the homepage now so it can have some trickle down PA and higher DA.
     
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    how many articles you write on your site and how long this articles?
    are you write only reviews articles or add some information articles and what its %
     
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    I might be missing something here but I've never seen WooCommerce products being sold on Amazon.
     
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    Do you have a good fiverr gig for newly build amazon affiliates? I'm in the same position as you are right now.
     
  16. donkdiddly

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    No. Actually, the website looks like a normal ecommerce website. I do have blog posts on the site to add fresh, new content on a consistent basis... but that is as far as I go. Most sales are coming from browsing the store.

    Haha, no no no.. I am adding Amazon products into a Woocommerce website.


    I usually stick with the same Fiverr gigs: Manual Social Bookmarks, High PR Directories, Press Release Syndication, Linkwheels & Pyramids (just make sure to rotate your anchor texts.

    Then I also go with the High PR Blog Posts that you can find here on BHW.
     
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    I just have a few questions:
    are the contents unique? because this sound like an autoblog to me.
    How many product did you post to your site so far ?
     
  18. donkdiddly

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    Yes content on the individual pages are unique. Content for the products is the same as Amazon's (and every other product site out there) and doesn't pose a problem. There are about 800 products on the site right now.
     
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    It's been a month since my last update. I've been focusing more on my clients than this affiliate niche site to the point that I sat down yesterday to see the results and was very confused. My rankings have been bouncing up and down and I was able to get a total of 5 sales in the past 30 days for a grand total of $10 in commissions.

    When I looked into my rankings yesterday (I had a bit of a free day to work on my own things) I saw that there was bad movements. I thought to myself... "I have spent so much on link building, High PR links, etc and I cant even be ranked in the top 5 pages?!" I was livid!

    Luckily I take notes of everything I do. I have a 500 page college ruled journal by my desk as a backup for all the work I've put out there. I went through the last 20 pages of notes I had and it turns out that I have only done social bookmarking, and directory submissions for this site in the past 2 months. The High PR links I had were a sample set of links from a vendor trying to get me to buy more links, but those expired in the middle of the month which explains the down fall in the SERPs.

    After realizing I haven't done sh*t for this site, I sat down and planned about $400 worth of link building to multiple pages of the site for many different keywords. Over the weekend I will be buying some real High PR blog posts to compliment the Web 2.0, social bookmarks, tiered, and other generic links I placed out.

    All in all, 5 sales for not doing anything is an accomplishment in my eyes. I averaged about 6-15 visits to the site per day and about 1 added-to-cart every day or other day. My conversion rate for those who added a product to their cart was 24%. I'm looking forward to these rankings picking up soon and proving that true on a larger scale.

    Will be back soon with updates!
     
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    Good job! Really nice that you are willing to invest 400$ into this project. Hope you will see some great results soon!