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i need some advice about promoting my amazon store

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by looking, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. looking

    looking Junior Member

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    not sure what category this goes under so i'll do it here. if it doesn't mods please move.

    i have a amazon store that i would like some ideas about getting in the search engines.

    its selling collectible cards and action figures and such so i thought maybe going to related forums and start getting into conversations there with my link at the bottom.

    or article writing and listing them on digg and such.

    are these methods good for getting listed? what other methods could i be doing.

    i can't really place keywords and meta tags so how would i go about that?

    any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
     
  2. kanshu

    kanshu Regular Member

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    I don't have an amazon store just yet, but you may want to try getting an account at squidoo.com. I'm still trying the site out, but from what I have seen so far, you can actually get paid there for just recommending stuff or solutions. You can probably put up links to your store.

    Starting a squidoo "lens" on collectible cards and action figure will make you somewhat of an expert on the subject.
     
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  3. looking

    looking Junior Member

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    i actually do have some lens up. they are on World of Warcraft game. I've also got one on music and free stuff but lately they are taking what they call spam lens off.

    i guess i could get by with just a link to my store if i put up some decent content.

    hey thanks for reminding me about squidoo. i've sort of given up on them. never really made anykinda money off them but if they'll give me traffice thats even better.

    gonna start that monday.
     
  4. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    Selling amazon stuff is so simple it's just a matter of going through the process like everything else. It is boring but if you want your site to last this is a good steady way to get traffic to an amazon site.

    Just start a blog or set of website pages elsewhere about your product group. Pick a different product from your store for each page you create and rewrite the product description in your own words and ad any other good information you can find about the product. Include a contextual link to your store or directly to your amazon product link from your new page. Once that page is built, go get a few quality links and do some bookmarking, rss, and pinging for that page and it's links. There any number of ways for picking the title. Many people would say do keyword research but I find it much easier to rank for the product if you take the amazon product name and re-arrange the words in it. For instance "the amazing dark blue widgets" I would write as "Blue widgets in an amazing darker blue color". This would often put me right up there with amazon in google and sometimes even above them because the title and main keyword are a little different but the same content. Just don't be afraid to type and seek out a few links for each page to get traffic. Do this or until you have written about everything in your store. Keep an eye on your top search terms and if you see any variances or products that you don't have that get searched often add those to your store as well. After you cannot think of anything else to sell at that store, look for pages that are not ranking well and add more links to those a few for each page at a time until you get nearly every page making a few dollars. If you can, outsourcing any part of the process that you don't like is relatively cheap at some of these forums and extremely cheap at amazon mechanical turk.

    Now if you want to really go fast and furious with this site you can use methods like spamming keywords along with hundreds or even thousands of forum and blog posts. The latest craze in backlinking is to create accounts on high pr websites and add a link in your membership area. Tools like xrummer also work, a safer quick method is something like linkwheel or splogs for backlinks. Creating massive amounts of varied rss feeds can sometimes work too. These methods all work but there is a higher risk of seeing your site bounced around in google. Maybe even disappear from anywhere near people will look in a search. I have tried all of these methods and they all have their place. If your product is a seasonal temporary item then definitely fast and furious disposable sites is the way to go. You can make a lot more initially while the product is hot. If you have a product that you plan on earning from for years to come then the first method is probably better.

    Good luck
     
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  5. kanshu

    kanshu Regular Member

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    I feel like setting up my own amazon store after reading that. Come to think of it, an amazon store is a good complement to the blogs I'm planning to set up.

    Hmm. I think I'll give it a try.
     
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    Kosher1 Power Member

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    Amazon get sick traffic, any decent product, no matter what price, will do well, the secret is quantity, have hundreds of thousands of items for sale... you will do well.
     
  7. thedmtic

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    amzon product blog better than amazon store.

    i personally advice install blog with wpmatic and pull amazon affiliate rss with that. Blog index fast and you get high traffic. i install amzon store and amazon blog in different blog and after 2 month i checked the stats. Amazon blog have 700+ monthly visitors and amazon store have 100+ visitor only.

    Compare urself