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Couple of newbie questions about amazon affiliate site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bazera, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. bazera

    bazera Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I have couple of questions about creating amazon affiliate website, would be glad if somebody answered them :) Thanks in advance.

    1) I have heard that amazon blocks the user if the website has not enough content on it (they call that 'thin' content or something like that). What exactly does that mean? How much content should I have on my website, and what type of content should it be (reviews, blog posts, etc) ?

    2) Is it alright to have 100+ products on my website? And should I review each and every one of them by myself? Copying reviews from amazon won't work right? (I think that is one of the reasons of getting banned from amazon).

    3) If I should write every review by myself, approximately how many words must the review be?

    4) And lastly, what is the best Wordpress theme to use for amazon affiliate site? It would be great if you suggested a free one, as well as a premium one. Or if you know from where to get a premium theme for free, feel free to share :)

    Thanks again.
     
  2. bazera

    bazera Junior Member

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    Anybody? :\

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  3. onlineonly

    onlineonly Power Member

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    1. Maybe when you first apply to become a amazon associate they want your website that you apply with too have a certain quality. And if you only have a few reviews they probably wont accept your application. Just put more quality content that are helpful for your visitors.

    2. You can have how many products you.

    3. Up to you.

    4. Tons of free wordpress themes you can use. After you have installed wordpress on your site just go to themes and look for something that looks nice. Magazine style works good for a review site.
     
  4. tegli4a

    tegli4a Newbie

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    1 In another thread i saw letter from amazon about this. It is not only about volume, you need uniqueness as well.
    2 As many as you can but look for some relevantes
    3 300 is enough but more is better
    4 there is a download section in this forum, take a look.
     
  5. skaru

    skaru Junior Member

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    I'm a newbie as well but got approved when I made my first sale.

    Try searching the download section for a course called "Rank XL", I can't find it right now but I'm sure it's there.

    It is not an Amazon affiliate guide but I followed it and got approved on my first try.

    The main idea is to divide your site between pillar posts and can't-remember-what-they-were-called but smaller posts of like 500 words. The pillar posts are 2000+ word articles that cover every aspect imaginable in your niche and they provide great value for the reader, they could be something like "best of" or "how to choose" type of articles. The smaller posts can be your individual reviews about things.

    If you create great content I'm sure they will approve your site, if you go with the copy n paste method I guess the chances are you get denied.
     
  6. him77

    him77 Newbie

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    Write long review details on blogs, short reviews not works.
     
  7. pakman

    pakman Regular Member

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    1. Yes Amazon does not thin content and in the long run prefer that the the affiliate sites have some sort of content on it. Your asking what type of content should be on the site well it all really depends on you and the niche and how you want to do it. You can make it simple blog posts were you talk about your self or something and link to products or make a review site. I have found that review sites convert the best and are also easier to rank.

    2. You can have as many products as you want on your site you should not copy reviews from Amazon not only will this get you banned from Amazon most likely site will be penalized in the SERPS. You dont have to review each product you can use comparasion tables or recommend a different product in the same review like a product which is cheaper.

    3. The size of the review will depend on you but I would personally recommend try to keep it more then 500 words and try to throw some images in there as well.

    4. There are many themes you can use I would recommend you stay away from the Amazon themes that automatically set up a Amazon site by taking the reviews of Amazon they dont work in the long run. You should go for a magazine style theme they work really great.

    Hope this helped and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask or PM.
     
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  8. pakman

    pakman Regular Member

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    Sorry double posted
     
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  9. tuiy.contentwr

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    1, amazon loves healthy sites, and healthy here is meant in term of content as well. adequate content for blog posts (500+ words), reviews(500+ words).


    2. you can put as many product as you wish, let it be LP for one single product or a huge site for 5000 products.


    3. longer reviews work, approx 500+ words


    4. I prefer Kingdom woocommerce affiliate wordpress theme
     
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  10. bruquito

    bruquito Newbie

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    this information will be very useful, thank you very much to reviewers.
     
  11. DaemonMX

    DaemonMX Newbie

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    Subscribing this topic, seems interesting :)
     
  12. wblteam

    wblteam Regular Member

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    You got some good answers but I would highly recommend you read guidelines published in the forum.
     
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