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Best way to go around a amazon affiliate site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mrpega, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

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    Hi guys,
    what is the best way to build a amazon affiliate site so that it can enjoy the most benefits in SEO later on.

    Option 1 (What most people seems to be doing):
    Build a 5 page website on "China cars"
    Homepage - show a general comparsion of 5 china cars with link to inner page which contains the review.
    5 Inner pages - review for each china car

    Pros: Easier to sell as a site later on and can continue to build an authority site if it is receiving well
    Cons: Takes a lot of time and effort to build a site dedicated to a specific group of keywords/niche

    Option 2 (What big review sites are doing):
    Build a general review site, eg. goodgoodreview.com
    Blog about products reviews in a lengthy blog post with all the comparsion and review inside. (at the same time, aiming for keyword "china cars", "top china cars",etc)

    Pros: Requires less effort because you just need to ride on your blog and make a blog post, rather than building an entire site
    Cons: Not sure if inner page can rank well for these keywords and not sure if people trust a page of review better than an entire site of reviews.

    Thanks!! :)
     
  2. DiggitySEO

    DiggitySEO Junior Member

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    I'm finding that making a larger site that is an authority on the product type is ranking much easier and providing more income than laser-focused sites or general review sites. Kind of a hybrid between your two options.

    For example, instead of making a site about "blender reviews", instead make a site about "kitchen utensils". You're not going to be ranking for kitchen utensils anytime soon, but as you start creating pages and building links for blenders, mixers, juicers, etc. Sooner or later you'll be able to throw up a page for anything in the topic and it will rank. The authority buys you that.
     
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  3. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

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    Yeah I guess that's a good way too
     
  4. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Don't forget to consider your own limits as well. Can you sustain content creation for a big general site, for as long as it takes before it (possibly) starts to make money? A general review site with only a handful of reviews will provide no benefit over a smaller, more focused site. So make sure you can create at least dozens (truthfully more like hundreds) of good reviews before considering building a general review site. My 2 cents, feel free to ignore and prove me wrong :)