This is more of a double journey, doing two things at once. This is a journey to learn more about Google and SEOing, and making money with Amazon. I'll then use what I learn here to make future sites to make money with Amazon. So every one says Wordpress sites do way better in Google than static sites do. Well, I *totally* hate Wordpress, because it makes the site load slooooow, and it shouldn't take 78 megs of files just to run a simple money making site. So here, I'll be making and promoting two web sites, both covering the same topic, and each site has it's own content. One is Wordpress, and one is a very simple static page, ie .shtml files with some perl to show ads and generate the logs. I'll post about five articles a day, five or six days a week, and for promoting them, I'll post to Youtube, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, along with the Wordpress site having it's own extra SEOing via plug-ins, like pinging. For Youtube, I'll upload about 15 videos. A few will be information videos, while the rest will simply be extra link juice videos, linking to both sites in the description. Not SPAM videos, just videos that very few people will view. (If you got any other SEO ideas, post away.) Both sites have had content on the index page since May 12th, and were quickly found by Google (and get a little bit of traffic already!), so they both already got a little bit of age juice. I hope to have the sites all finished, content wise, by Thanksgiving, and then I'll just keep promoting the sites and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, is when I'll find out where the best places are to put Amazon links in a web site. Both sites have 15 different locations with Amazon links, and each of them have their own tracking ID. Home Page Header Middle of article, little text ad. Between the article and comments Footer Direct links in articles. Review section: Product name in header. Review section: Image at top of review. Review section: Click here for more info. Review section: Order from Amazon button. Review section: Text links in article. Review section: A big image of a review or two from Amazon. Image quote section, the images link to Amazon. Lists, where there are text links all through out the lists. Store section. Combined, there are around 2,400 Amazon links on each site, and 1,517 of those links are in the Lists section. This is a topic where the lists can cover ANYTHING, so this section is for generating thousands of other keywords that can be used to get visitors from Google. For an example, if the site was about day dreaming, the lists would be things you can day dream about, which of course is ANYTHING!!! Wordpress Plugins. Google Analytics Google XML Sitemaps Jetpack No Category Base (WPML) Nofollow for external link RankScanner: Rank Tracking SEO Referrer Link Ping Social Media Widget W3 Total Cache WordPress Ping Optimizer WP Frontpage News WP Smush WpEnhance XML Sitemap & Google News feeds Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Yoast SEO (If you have suggestions for changes to this list, or how to make Wordpress pages not be as slow as a slug, comment away!) If Google does show that it likes Wordpress sites more, then I'll start doing extra SEOing on my static page, like ping the articles like Wordpress does, make more Youtube videos, post other articles to free web hosting accounts, with links to the site and articles, and comment to blogs on the same topic with my name linking to the site. If Google ends up liking my static page just as much as the Wordpress site, I'll then do this to promote both sites. For Tracking Google, I got three kinds of logs. One covers all hits, one blocks the bots, to see how many visitors they get, and one that only logs the Googlebot. Both sites got their own special keyword that was not indexed in Google at all. I'll use that keyword and the site: search to see how many URLs get indexed in Google. Trying to get the static page to get more visitors than the Wordpress site, and get the visitors to Amazon is my goal here. I already got all the content created and I'm ready to post and promote. I've been working on the sites since around March! So all the boring hard work is done and all that's left to do is the easy stuff, where the learning takes place! As I do this, I'll post here so you see EVERYTHING I do to generate traffic, and post updates on how much traffic they get, how much Google likes each site, and once they start generating earnings, I'll start posting Amazon earnings. Both sites got their own pluses and negatives. I like static pages because they are simple, load fast, and you can have them set-up exactly how you want them. For example, you can give each post it's own og:image, making the posts all ready for visitors to share to social networks and they load fast, while the only plus I know of for Wordpress is having plug-ins that do some SEOing work for you. tl;dr What's better, static or Wordpress sites? What's the best kind of links for making money with Amazon?