Amazon Associates tips

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dvarmin, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Dvarmin

    Dvarmin Regular Member

    Dec 21, 2012
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    I've thought about starting a website which would promote Amazon products. But, I'm new to this and I would appreciate if someone could give me a few tips on doing it. What type of website would be best for this, a Wordpress blog? What keywords to use in the posts about the products and so on..

    Thanks and Merry Christmas! :)
  2. slowwalkere

    slowwalkere Newbie

    Sep 11, 2011
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    Wordpress is great. I use it all the time.

    Don't try and target a single product with a post. You'll likely never rank against the AdWords and the established shopping sites. You might write some pages like "Review of [Product XYZ]," but you won't get much direct traffic to those articles.

    Pages that have worked for me in the past are...

    A) Comparisons. "[Product X] vs [Product Y]: Which Is Better?" Or something like that. Do your keyword research on keywords set up with "vs" "or" or "compare" or something like that. These are kind of long tail, but you'll likely find some keywords with lower levels of competition.

    B) Lists. "The 10 Best [XYZ] of 2012" or "12 [XYZ] That Your [Insert Descriptor] Friend Would Like." Something like that. Again, kind of long tail with lower competition, plus lists are great for social sharing.

    You pull people in, give them some information about a product they're interested in, and then send 'em off to Amazon to shop.
  3. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    Amazon can be frustrating, but I like doing it. You have to dig around for products that don't have a million people promoting them. You can look at "hot new releases" to find some stuff. That doesn't mean there is no competition, but much less than new iPads or something like that.

    You have to make "quality" posts too. I know that word gets thrown around a lot, but people are looking to learn about the product, not just find a link and buy. If you warm them up with good info, they will go through to Amazon and buy...and then Amazon gets them to buy more, which is nice.

    Just keep in mind that if you plan on promoting less expensive products you'll really have to make a lot of sales because the commission isn't great. A few DVDs will make you a a few dollars, and something like a Leica X2 camera will make you $200 or so per sale.