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amazonhunter anyone?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by 007, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. 007

    007 Newbie

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    Hi;
    I wonder if anyone has any success using amazonhunter and willing to share some info, tips?

    it looks you can find items on amazon using this software with no amazon competition on google, but not easy to get into the google adword game with cheap click.

    appreciate tips and tricks on using it, to see if it is really profitable.

    thanks
     
  2. chillyd1

    chillyd1 Registered Member

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    i blew about $500 in PPC using it and only got an .80 commission. Not saying it couldn't work, but it doesn't work as easily as the ebook claims.
     
  3. Zso

    Zso BANNED BANNED

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    Do you have an ebook on it? Would you mind share it?
     
  4. garyresource

    garyresource Newbie

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    How about AmazonHunterPro desktop software?
    Code:
    hXXp://www.amazon*hunter*pro.com/
    It looks impressive. Does anyone know AdWords Editor is bundled together with the AmazonHunterPro software?
     
  5. 007

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    wow; is that bad?, thanks for sharing this;


    Adword Editor is free software you can download it from google.
     
  6. chillyd1

    chillyd1 Registered Member

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    it's not, but the editor is free from google.
     
  7. aaappp3

    aaappp3 Newbie

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    I thought about doing AmazonHunter PPC but declined for the following reasons:

    1) Amazon tracking IDs can't be generated dynamically - you have to create each one manually. This means you can't use tracking scripts that dynamically assign tracking IDs. What's worse, you only get about 1000 tracking IDs, so if you plan on having 10 keywords per campaign, with all 3 match types, that's about 33 campaigns max. Hardly worth it if you're only going to average $1 a day per campaign (selling a $100 product, one sale per week, $7 commission). Then what happens if you get losing campaigns and want to re-use the tracking IDs in your new campaign - the stats will be all screwed up, because Amazon in their infinite wisdom don't allow you to delete existing tracking IDs and replace them with new, fresh ones.

    2) The Amazon cookie only lasts 24 hours or something ridiculous like that.

    Seems to me like you'd have to spend a lot of time testing different products in order to find the right ones (just because a product is not being advertised on Adwords doesn't mean it'll automatically produce a positive ROI), so you still have to test, and if you're gonna do that then why promote Amazon products with a pathetic 24 hour cookie? Other merchants have 30 day cookies and more...
     
  8. minim

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    I downloaded Amazon Hunter a while ago - it displays some items you might be looking for and tells you whether there are any affiliates promoting it already or not, but I'm not sure how valid it is.

    I've tried this with AdWords and didn't make a single sale, but I don't know. Maybe it might have worked if I spent more time learning about it.

    Oh, and I think it would be quite hard to sell because it's expensive and the 4% or even 7%-8% amazon commission really doesn't look that attractive.
     
  9. nicho

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    I am just doing some testing with amazonhunter 2 and l would never use it with ppc because of the restrictions and cookie limitations with amazon, but l have been building themed hubpages based on the most expensive items l could find in amazon and they have been producing a few affiliate sales but l guess if l started to produce even more then eventually they would bring in a decent income between them but l still feel that you have tohave loads of traffic to your pages to make it worthwhile as the cookies don't last very long.
     
  10. 007

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    thanks aaappp3 for the info, interesting to know about the tracking,
     
  11. aaappp3

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    How about writing/getting some to write a script to automatically generate hubpages based on any amazon product - the script could grab a review of the product using Amazon's API, create a hubpage with it and insert an affiliate link...
     
  12. zoux

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    in cj you can find other sites that sell item like the amazon ones, but without the 24 hours limitation cookie
     
  13. sevomthgir

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    thanks heaps nicho! am gonna +rep you :)
     
  14. flogger

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    Here is an ebook I found detailing a method to make 14.000 Euro in two weeks using amazon hunter 2 with google adwords.
    http://home.comcast.net/~gwrauh1/onegrandaday.pdf
    Just don't believe everything you read, results WILL vary based on your marketing skills and target audience. :)
     
  15. Yukinari84

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    i have only briefly tried Amazon's affiliate program quite a while back. however, i did get some ok results, and this was without Amazon Hunter. I personally haven't tested the software because I'm not really into Amazon right now. the 24hr cookies are ridiculous. But here are some tips for amazon affiliate marketing using PPC.

    -make sure you ONLY bid on product names and their variations for your PPC campaigns. for example:

    Toshiba XYZ-12345 ultra thin laptop
    Toshiba ultra thin laptop XYZ
    Toshiba XYZ-12345 Laptop

    etc,etc,etc. this will help keep your traffic really targeted to the buyer's. also adding words like "buy" or "cheap" or "discounted", etc will help target your traffic even more. I also like to put the price in my ads. this will lower your CTR a bit, but this will qualify your traffic even more.

    -another tip is don't advertise for products that will give you low commissions. i always go after high priced items like electronics, computers, stereos, tvs, video game systems, etc...

    -also do your research. see what competitor's sites are charging for the products you're going to promote and see if Amazon has a better deal. if so, putting the your price in the ad will make your CTR and ROI pretty high due to the fact that you are promoting a better deal. also, see what other competitors write in their PPC ads. make your's better and a different. if you can differentiate from the crowd your ad will stand out and suck in the clicks.

    hope this helps.
     
  16. edc

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    I did exactly what Yukinari84 described or a few months. Over three months' time I made about $1000 net of my Google spend, so it definitely wasn't worth my time (although I only spent an hour a day doing it). You could certainly make some money if you combine some vouchers with some good products and overpay for keywords (since it's almost free ad spend).

    -e-
     
  17. TantricMaster

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    can anyone upload it on rapidshare, megaupload makes me install their toolbar, I don't like it...
     
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    Here is a rapidshare link:

    hxxp://rapidshare.*com/files/99439252/Amaz0n_Hunter.exe
     
  20. topstar

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    The one who wrote said ebook claimed at DP that he only spent 700 Euros to generate 14000€ which would be 20 times the investment. And that with Amazon. Quite frankly I do not buy that.

    On another note, if you advertise Amazon with direct links you will realize that their pages have "built-in" Quality Scores of "Great" almost every time.
     
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