[BlogPro's AMA] Amazon Affiliate Sites - Will try to answer all questions

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I read all the thread and you answer some of my questions already.
I just want to thank you for all this value you give to us.
 

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@BlogPro Thanks for the awesome post. I started an amazon affiliate website from scratch and its got around 15k words (I know it's not that much). It's been two months and I've done some manual link building and yet I have no conversions, barely any clicks. A lot of my keywords are below 10 KD on ahrefs. Any personal advice for me? I guess I haven't utilized Web 2.0's maybe that's where I'm lacking?

What is your recommendation on outsourcing writing? I can certainly find cheap service but the writing samples they give is atrocious. On the flipside, If I spend a decent chunk of change for a real good article, I feel like I wouldn't make my money's worth since I wrote 15k words of what I believe is great content.
 

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I read all the thread and you answer some of my questions already.
I just want to thank you for all this value you give to us.

I am glad I could be of some help.

@BlogPro Thanks for the awesome post. I started an amazon affiliate website from scratch and its got around 15k words (I know it's not that much). It's been two months and I've done some manual link building and yet I have no conversions, barely any clicks. A lot of my keywords are below 10 KD on ahrefs. Any personal advice for me? I guess I haven't utilized Web 2.0's maybe that's where I'm lacking?

What is your recommendation on outsourcing writing? I can certainly find cheap service but the writing samples they give is atrocious. On the flipside, If I spend a decent chunk of change for a real good article, I feel like I wouldn't make my money's worth since I wrote 15k words of what I believe is great content.

You need to cast a wider net with Amazon. 10 KD keywords are often 10 KD because the CTR is very low and people are not clicking and so most marketers just stop pushing for it.

Have you checked the SERPs for your keyword? Do they have a lot of info-boxes, paid Ads? All this will kill your organic CTR.

Also, don't go by the traffic on ahrefs - try to get traffic data from as many sources as possible (Moz, Semrush etc.)

15k words - if used correctly should get you a healthy bit of traffic. But is your content converting?

How many keywords are you targeting, what is your content breakdown like? What are your current link building strategies? How much traffic have you received as of yet? How are you placing products on your website?

I don't make content recommendations, because of it's a conflict of interest.
 

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Hell thanks for your time for writing a nice guide,

I have a couple of questions,

1. What the age of your oldest site?
2. Do you use the same pbn for different sites or different PBN for different money sites?
3. How many PBN sites you link to each money site?
4. What the conversion rate of the Amazon side


Thanks
 

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Hell thanks for your time for writing a nice guide,

I have a couple of questions,

1. What the age of your oldest site?
2. Do you use the same pbn for different sites or different PBN for different money sites?
3. How many PBN sites you link to each money site?
4. What the conversion rate of the Amazon side


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You're welcome. To answer your questions -

1. It used to be a 3 year old site. But last month, I managed to get my hands on a very old generic e-Commerce site that was just out there. It used to be an active company, then they let the site be for a while (with all products marked as out of stock). They had some outstanding content which was ranking. The owner let me have it for the cost of reg-fee for 11 years + $200. So I took and it rebuilt it and within a week it started ranking. So now my oldest site is almost 12 years old.
2. If you read a few posts above - I talk about clustering. The PBNs I build adhere to these clusters. A different cluster means the creation of a different PBN.

3. It depends on the domains I get my hands on + if I manage to score some major links via outreach in the first few months. Another factor is the ranking/conversions/traffic in the first 6 to 9 months of the site build - that dictates if the site is worth additional efforts.

4. Again that is an extremely vague question as conversions vary quite a lot. It's not a one-size fits all solution. It depends on the copy, the niche, the keywords bringing in the traffic and the product.
 

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After how many months you see proper movement of keywords from a brand new website/ domain? Thanks

For brand new domains - I see indexations within a week or two at max.

Please note though that I start big. A structured site with SILO parents + at least one child under each parent + decent homepage. I go with a minimum of 30k words of content when launching a site.

The trickle of traffic starts within 40 to 60 days - from there on it's a game of scaling.

One Tip though, your PBNs should ALWAYS be older than your money site. So let's say you're planning on building a site in the Beauty niche - if you want to build a PBN, acquire your expired domains first, then build out a decent PBN, get it indexed and going. Once that is done, then register your money site domain. Let it warm for a month or two before launching, then once you have your content up, slowly drizzle the PBN links.
 

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For brand new domains - I see indexations within a week or two at max.

Please note though that I start big. A structured site with SILO parents + at least one child under each parent + decent homepage. I go with a minimum of 30k words of content when launching a site.

The trickle of traffic starts within 40 to 60 days - from there on it's a game of scaling.

One Tip though, your PBNs should ALWAYS be older than your money site. So let's say you're planning on building a site in the Beauty niche - if you want to build a PBN, acquire your expired domains first, then build out a decent PBN, get it indexed and going. Once that is done, then register your money site domain. Let it warm for a month or two before launching, then once you have your content up, slowly drizzle the PBN links.

You say always, but what if I already have a website running?
 

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You say always, but what if I already have a website running?

Well, then you have no other option.

But even then, make sure you warm your PBNs with links to various sources for a good 6 months before you start linking to your money site.

My experience has been that older PBNs add a lot more link juice, than ones established after the site.
 

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Well, then you have no other option.

But even then, make sure you warm your PBNs with links to various sources for a good 6 months before you start linking to your money site.

My experience has been that older PBNs add a lot more link juice, than ones established after the site.

Thanks for the awesome info, can't wait what thefull guide will bring!
Btw do you have your sites under one Amazon account?
 

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Congratz dude! This is a dream for me, when you gonna release this and where?
 

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Blogpro,
Since you need sales first before you get access to the amazon API...how do you feel about the Wzone plugin? http://www.wzone-plugin.com/
I have it on one of my amazon aff sites.

THANK you
 

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Hey BlogPro quick question if it's possible.

What do your Semrush Organic search stats look like for your highest converting site?
 

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If you had to choose between having 5 sites with 100,000 words each or 1 site with 500,000 words. What would you choose?

Thanks
 

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Blogpro,
Since you need sales first before you get access to the amazon API...how do you feel about the Wzone plugin? http://www.wzone-plugin.com/
I have it on one of my amazon aff sites.

THANK you

I quite like the Wzone plugin. I use it too. But I know that brings a ton of clutter to the site and can often be extremely resource heavy.

If you're not yet approved for the Product API. You can add your products manually too. (I prefer doing this many a times)

This helps you save on the ProductAPI (Which can be used to mention and update price around the site with some other plugin that uses API plugin like AAWP)

To do this, you simply add a product in Woocommerce, then scroll down to the Product data area and select "External/Affiliate Product".

This helps you to be very selective about your products and you can add custom descriptions etc.

To do this, I shortlist about a 100 products (Take care to look at product age, product value, reviews etc.) and then add them manually.

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Here is a WooCommerce Video that should help - https://woocommerce.com/videos/woocommerce-external-affiliate-product-overview/

Hey BlogPro quick question if it's possible.

What do your Semrush Organic search stats look like for your highest converting site?

My highest site is in the SERPs for over 3.4k keywords according to SEMRush. And their estimated traffic is off by 5k.

According to them, I receive 23k visitors a month. While according to analytics, I receive 28k+ averaged out in the past 6 months.

It primarily sells a high-ticket item, so conversions are low. But I make around $40 a conversion - so its not too shabby.

The visitors are really engaged though. Some of my posts have over 700 comments, with people getting in fights etc. in the comment section.

If you had to choose between having 5 sites with 100,000 words each or 1 site with 500,000 words. What would you choose?

Thanks

5 sites of 100,000 words - any day.

Eggs. Basket. One. No. No.

Give me 5 clean slates to write on and I'll write you 5 different stories. Give me one big slate and I'll write you a single, slightly longer story.

It also gets easier to sell. You also have 5 times the protective cushion. One site, if penalized - you're practicaly done for, when you have only one. Five site, if one gets penalized - you still have four going strong.
 

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Sorry to bother you again with this but need a bit more clarification since I don't do this but I have seen a lot of people who do.

Let's say you have a website about product reviews in the technology niche.

What would the homepage article be about? How long & what keywords would you be looking to target with it?

How do you deal with spreading/flowing the homepage "juice" into the newer posts / internal posts?
 

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Sorry to bother you again with this but need a bit more clarification since I don't do this but I have seen a lot of people who do.

Let's say you have a website about product reviews in the technology niche.

What would the homepage article be about? How long & what keywords would you be looking to target with it?

How do you deal with spreading/flowing the homepage "juice" into the newer posts / internal posts?

You first decide on your SILOs - these SILOs form the basis of your homepage content.

The homepage should give the people an idea on what is inside the site. It should be made for people.

I typically go for a nice layout with the logo + Menu bar - (Home | About us | Our Vision | Browse > (This drop down lists all the SILO mother pages) | Contact us

Let's say we're going for Tech Gadgets - let's see how Amazon lays out its electronics categories.

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This is good. This is great. We'll follow a similar layout. Except we need content talking about each of this niches.

So our homepage above the fold will be something like this -

Are you a gadget geek like us?
We find and review only the best tech gadgets for you.
(Read more about our Selection Process)

Icons Silo One Icons Silo Two Icons Silo Three Icons Silo Four

Icons Silo Five Icons Silo Six Icons Silo Seven Icons Silo Eight

Now let's look at Below the fold.

Typically, I start with a 200 word introduction.

Then we talk about each SILO indepth in box form. We'll use images instead of icons.

SILO 1 - Cameras

200 word on a long tail.

Top Rated Product (Usually inserted with AAWP)

Link to SILO homepage.

SILO 2 - Headphones

200 word on a long tail.

Top Rated Product (Usually inserted with AAWP)

Link to SILO homepage.

... so on and so forth.

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I also use a consistent sidebar to randomly show the "Best Selling Product" on the homepage and niche specific one inside SILO categories using AAWP.
 
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