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Amazon Affiliate question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by daddymax, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. daddymax

    daddymax Junior Member

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    Hi guys
    i own over 80 amazon affiliate websites ( micro niches ), some are good, some are ok and some are just a waste of space, but they are all built in the same way with the same theme and all have same plugins installed on them. they all have no written content what so ever, yet 17 of them are on googles 1st page for at least 3 keywords and 4 are authority sites and have been for last 2 years due to the easy competition in my niche although i still make around $500-$700 a month, and after yesterdays google pr update 3 of my authority sites went up to pr2 although like i said there was no content what so ever on them, all there is is 200 amazon items fetched with a plugin and listed like an ecommerce website but it still survived panda and penguin and hopefully koala if there ever gonna be one.
    so the question is will google ever slap me for not having any content or will i be fine because of the e-commerce layout ?
     
  2. daddymax

    daddymax Junior Member

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    anyone?
     
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    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    You need a fortune teller. Nobody here can predict the Google algorithms of the future.
     
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  4. slowlyslowly

    slowlyslowly Registered Member

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    You're not going to get slapped for having no content - you might struggle to pull much traffic in on a given page, but you won't get slapped - that's pure SEOmoz brainwashing BS. If you are overoptimising the markup on that thin content page, that's another matter!

    Do you cloak the amazon links? Yes I know its against their Ts and Cs, but if you make it look like a real ecommerce site and have all the elements you would expect to find on an ecommerce site, then Google isn't going to know. Its just an algo after all, give it what it would expect to find on an ecommerce site.
     
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  5. KHer0

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    Nah, No slap for the content matter. You are competing with no competition, So your site is the best to show for the related search terms. It's like the Crawler doesn't have any site better than yours to put in this specific keyword. As long as this is the case you will be always on this position. Once there is a site that provides a unique content for the keywords you are targeting, then it will rank over you.

    Competing in no competition Keywords is actually a well-known strategy for a lot of people. And it's even profitable :)

    However, you now have a site that is ranking and getting you a stream of income. Now it's time to evolve and start making sites with good content that will last and not easy to outrank. Invest the money you earn in creating good affiliate sites with unique content.

    If I were you I will use those 700$ to outsource for a unique content and create a nice authority site for Amazon affiliate

    Look for
    LBrown ( She is pretty good at amazon ) and start learning from her posts. She will give you a good insight on how to deal with Amazon. And congratulation on your success :)

    - KHer0
     
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