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Amazon affiliate, using what hosting?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by RightInTwo, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I currently am looking into becoming an amazon affiliate and also using adwords.

    I'm currently looking to buy about 30 domains on different subjects, all of which have lots of books on them.

    For example (this is made up), lets say i bought homebuyingbookreviews.com

    optimize that page and then promote amazon books on there about selling your home.

    I was wondering if it is necessary to have each domain hosted on a seperate hosting account? Its a bad idea to host them all on one server right? Should i have a godaddy reseller account?
     
  2. edge69

    edge69 Newbie

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    i have experienced with google adwords for gaining click and views for my amazon affiliate links, first of all, you must very carefully with every keywords you want to use. cause it will be bring your aff link gone dead if that keyword detected as unspecified by google.
    don't lose your money for a keyword you not needed to bring your customer with the correct page (your page/your aff links) as they really looking for.

    why you're so want to buy much domains?

    I sell domain : [ business-makers.com ] By The Way :D
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    It's only a bad idea to host all of your sites on 1 IP if you are planning on interlinking them or using blackhat techniques.

    If not, there's no reason why you shouldn't - I have over 100 sites on 1 IP.

    Edge makes a good point - you might be better off buying a domain like: bookreviews.com and having a page for each book or author. Will make your SEO efforts more rewarding as you only need to build to one site.

    Also, even with a reseller account, you'll usually find it will only be assigned 1 IP for every site on there - so that won't help if you want on different IP's. You'll need something like seo-hosting.
     
  4. snap2

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    As meathead1234 said, no problem having amazon affiliate sites on the same IP once they are not linked like a blog farm or similar. I have a good number on one IP with no problems.
     
  5. biks

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    I know when you think Amazon, you think books. But guess what? Book commissions suck! Amazon sells literally everything - ANYTHING will pay you a better commission than a book.

    Don't forget - if you send somebody off to Amazon, ANYTHING they buy is considered a sale and you get a commission, even if it wasn't a thing you intended to sell them. Your job is just to entice them to go over to Amazon and find what they want. You get the commission. Rebuilding the wheel on books isn't necessary when it's all there on Amazon. Just send traffic to there and you'll get paid.

    I can hear this now: "Amazon commission percentages suck". Well yea, if you sell only a couple of things a month. Imagine having 100 websites that only sold (1) item a month. Once you hit 100 sales or so, your commission jumps up to 7 percent. That's right in line with anything sold at places like Commission Junction.

    It takes a while, but once you reach a certain "tipping point" in sales, you can make some OK money. I always laugh at the stuff I "sell" when I send traffic over to there. Since they've got their credit card out, they tend to grab whatever else they had on their mind.
     
  6. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I appreciate everyone's feedback. This is exactly why i posted this thread before taking any action. Is there a "how-to" amazon selling thread on here?

    Also, what are the "money maker" products on amazon?
     
  7. mo4damoney

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    Hey Jrod11,

    If you REALLY want to get er dun.... Get a RESELLER account from HostGator if you are we savvy enough. The package will come with multiple IP addresses and will end up being your best bet in the end.

    Od~
     
  8. mo4damoney

    mo4damoney Regular Member

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    Well this can depend on so many factors it is hard to narrow down (imo... someone may have better input) Once you make a few sales you commission will start to go up so that will help out a lot. Make a plan like what you were talking about in your first post, follow it, execute it then see what you did wrong and improve on it.

    Rinse and repeat.

    After awhile you will start to discover more and more on what not only pays better than others, but what converts faster etc etc..

    I can tell you now that there are now many people that are making big bucks on certain products right now that will want to giveaway what they are. If they did they would just flood their small part of the market because not just you but every noob on this forum will try to start spamming that product THE WRONG WAY.

    Stick with a plan, make short term as well as long term goals. Best of all JUST DO IT, do not put it off and you will see results.

    Happy Hunting
    Od~
     
  9. biks

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    Everyone thinks Amazon sucks, that's why I brought it up. (no threads that I can find)

    It's easy finding the biggest sellers on Amazon. They tell you right there on the front page, per category. The trick is getting TARGETED traffic for whatever your selling...be it books, Flip Camcorders, etc.
     
  10. RightInTwo

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    all great points. I am now a reseller for godaddy. it made sense in the long run since i plan on buying close to a hundred domains. it ends up paying for itself.

    I know they have the top sellers page, but that sounded to easy to figure out so i thought it was just too good to be true.

    i'm going to stick to my plan and SEO the crap out of my pages to get content that is already targeted for those amazon ads.

    Thanks again everyone and if there is any other ideas/suggestions please feel free to chime in.
     
  11. meathead1234

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    My tip - buy scrapebox, it's an awesome tool for SEO especially when you get the hang of getting comments to stick :)
     
  12. theadultsplayground

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    Start with shared hosting first. Even with 20 sites (I suggest you start with 1, build it up and then move to the next one) you should have enough resources. Also if you're not familar with adwords you can burn though your money quickly