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Amazon to Twitter. Automate your income. No investments needed

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by gerbill_, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. gerbill_

    gerbill_ Registered Member

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    Hi there :)
    I thought I could contribute a little to this forum by showing how I use Twitter to get me some sales on Amazon. Its pretty simple and I donno if some1 posted it here before but here it is:

    1. Get Amazon Associates account
    2. Get some Twitter accounts (the more the better actually, but to study this method you will need only one)
    3. Get twitterfeed.com account.

    You can see from here we're gonna be posting RSS feeds to Twitter. But where to get those RSS feeds? Now Amazon itself got some feeds, but they suck. They update rearely and every1 on Twitter posting these feeds. Well, you can try em out but there's a better solution.

    shopsloop.com - site with alot of amazon products listed. But what we need from it is its RSS feed
    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa=AmazonID-20
    as you can see it is possible to add your Amazon Tracking ID and get a feed of products with your amazon affiliate links. Just replace your AmazonID-20 with your actual Amazon Tracking ID.

    What this feed does is it returns 5 random products from shopsloop's database. This means feed updates each time you request it. This is pretty cool coz twitterfeed will tweet those items from the feed on Twitter non-stop.

    So the method is - get a shopsloop RSS feed with your Amazon TrackingID, submit it to twitterfeed, authenticate your twitter accounts with twitterfeed so it can post tweets there.

    Ok the method is clear, but there are few tips I would like to add:
    - when you submit a feed to twitterfeed in the Advanced Settings choose it to post up to 5 new updates (default is 1)

    - make twitterfeed Check for new posts every 30 mins (I think its default, but just to play safe..)

    - so you see twitterfeed will not work faster then 5 tweets every 30 minutes. Twitter hourly limit allows you more then that (think its about 40-50 tweets per hour) so why not use it? You can submit 5 shopsloop feeds per 1 Twitter account. If more - you'll hit the limit. If less - well, there will be less tweets, so less sales for you.

    - this tip is actually important! If you post a number of totally exact links of feeds to twitterfeed, like this:

    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa=AmazonID-20
    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa=AmazonID-20
    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa=AmazonID-20

    Then twitterfeed will think its the same feed and will update only first every 30 mins and think all the other feeds have the same content. This will result in posting duplicates tweets to Twitter.
    The cool thing is that shopsloop allows you to make all your RSS feed to have unique links. Like this

    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa32452345=AmazonID-20
    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa23423423=AmazonID-20
    _http://shopsloop.com/rssa678678=AmazonID-20

    Notice random numbers in URLs. You can add any number (no other characters allowed) after rssa and have your feed URL unique, so twitterfeed will treat that feed right.


    Well, now you know how to Amazon2Twitter :)
    The beauty of this method is once you set it up it will work for you on autopilot providing you with some cashflow.
    You will need at least 10 Twitter accounts to see 1-3 sales a day on Amazon. But the more - the better.

    How will customers know about your tweets? They'll search for em in Twitter (so you might wanna check if your tweets are searchable. They should be unless Twitter somehow blacklisted your IP or smth). Plus many sites use Twitter as a source of content so I see some clicks coming from different sites. Google also indexes Twitter, so there is some traffic from Google as well. If you are willing to connect every Twitter account to a Yahoo Pulse acctount you will also see traffic from Bing and Yahoo.
    I should also point out that shopsloop.com doesn't serve feeds completely free. Sometimes (i think its like every fifth link) they will replace your Amazon Tracking ID with theirs. But its still a very nice service, much better then amazon rss feeds.

    Last but not least - shopsloop has also Japanese Amazon products - jp.shopsloop.com. The same rules apply to jp.shopsloop.com RSS feeds. Just add that jp. to your feed and you'll see Japanese products and links to Japanese Amazon. You will have to get new account at Japanese Amazon Associates tho.

    Well, thx for reading this long post, hope it will help some1 out there seeking for money on the internetz :)
     
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  2. tony23

    tony23 Regular Member

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    very nice, just wonder if after all the effort of setting stuff like this up Twitter somehow bans it.
     
  3. gerbill_

    gerbill_ Registered Member

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    I am yet to see Twitter ban any of my accounts. And I work with Twitter for over 2 years now. Unless you spam messages and send tons of friend invites you should be fine. Well, I guess you can't tweet something that is illegal as well. Amazon related tweets are perfectrly fine with Twitter.
     
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    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    I have a question:

    I still did not try it, but the link that will be posted to twitter will redirect to the feed page?
    Right,
    and from there they should click on one of the links right, to a list get the cookie?
    Right?
     
  5. deki33

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    I have question:
    Did you make any cent with this method :)
     
  6. gerbill_

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    I am doing 7-20 sales a day on amazon with this method. But I have alot of twitter accounts working, lost count of em already. I think its way more then 50, probably around a hundred. Its not hard to automate this method with Zennoposter (to automate registration on Twitter and submit feeds to twitterfeed)
     
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    the link that will be posted on twitter is amazon link with your Tracking ID. And yes, as they get to amazon page they get a cookie wich is pretty nice
     
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    How many followers you have in total on all accounts ?
     
  9. arhan

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    I have already use this method, traffics in thousands but sales in zero :)
     
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    7-20 sales a day on Amazon , is not even 10 bucks a day is it ?
     
  11. gerbill_

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    It doesn't matter for this method. I think all my followers are bots and keep following me just because I follow them. I've heard that the more followers you get the better your tweets rank in google, so that is why I connect my twitter accounts to socialoomph.com so I can autofollow all followers. Donno if it actually does something.

    All the traffic you'll get with this method is from twitter search, some sites that choose to display tweets and searchengines like google, bing and yahoo.
     
  12. gerbill_

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    it does give you loads of traffic, but it mostly bots. You have to set up multipe twitter accounts to get few sales a day

    Btw, what rss feeds did you use?
     
  13. gerbill_

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    It depends on what you sell. The most comissions for selling an item I've got when sold this camera
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NEGTU6
    $71.96
    For selling most laptops you get $25.
    if you sell some cable or shit like that you'll probably get few cents :)

    So this is all about luck what items will you actully sell. But the main rule is simple - the more twitter accounts you set up the more money you get, its pretty obvious
     
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    Do you know the script that shoploops use?
     
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    gerbill_ Registered Member

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    I have no idea...
     
  16. arhan

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    I use Amazon feed:
    Code:
    http://www.amazon.com/rss/tag/[B]keyword[/B]/new?length=10&tag=[B]youramazonaffiliate[/B][B]-20[/B]
    
    any suggestion?
     
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    suggestions for what?
    read the thread starter post once more carefully, OP mentioned why is better using the rss feed of shopsloop than amazon, maybe you're missing only this nuance to make a few sales finally...
     
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    Just bookmarked this, looks good, is there are real benefit on using this with an established account with +1k followers?
     
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    it's irrelevant as OP already said that, this method relies on twitter search and google/bing etc, so you don't need any followers to do this method

    however it won't hurt if you have some tho
     
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    very nice Idea, but How do I select an amazon product to sell using shopsloop.com rss feed