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PiggyBacking Affliate Stores On "Legit" Sites

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by xaknafein, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. xaknafein

    xaknafein Newbie

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    Hello! My first thread so be gentle :)

    Has anyone tried to publish an online store of affliate products (via feeds etc) and have it piggy-backed on a seemingly "legitimate" website?

    For example, let's say I have a website that I post recipes and instructional cooking videos on. Now, after a couple of months (2-3) when the web-site is seen as "legit" and non-spammy in Big G's eyes (original content, etc), I would publish my online store that sells, let's say, cooking supplies on the same domain (eg. Add a "Store" link on the pages).

    Has anyone tried this strategy before? What do you think of its merits?
    My personal thoughts:
    Pros:
    - Your domain contains completely legit and original content for the first couple of months. Google likes this.
    - You can leverage your gained authority from posting original content (in the eyes of crawlers) to score better for a very certain niche (cooking -> cooking supplies).
    Cons:
    - Time consuming enough that scaling this solution wouldn't be that efficient.
    Also, I plan to run this experiment. Would anyone be interested in the results here?
    edit:
    I should point out that this is different than just publishing a data feed and doing reviews on the affiliate products.
    The key point about this is that the web site is supposed to be 100% legit and simple for the first couple of months.
     
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  2. larrydozier

    larrydozier Registered Member

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    Changing the content of the site will not help...you're better off linking to the new site
     
  3. xaknafein

    xaknafein Newbie

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    I won't be changing the content after the 3-month "clean" period. I will simply be adding on the online store as a separate section of the site.

    This might sound like it wouldn't work but I have actually seen it in action (using CJ feeds), and it sounds promising. Unfortunately, I can't publicly answer where I've seen this happen (which site, etc) publicly.

    If you want some details PM me.
     
  4. SamuelCoats

    SamuelCoats Junior Member

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    Ecommerce stores can rank pretty well in Google anyway.... you just need unique content. It will look tacky if you build an ecommerce website around your content site. It would be better to do an ecommerce site first with unique product descriptions and do launch the articles at the same time. Setup 20 or so articles and then drip feed 1 every couple of days...

    I wouldnt be using a datafeed if I were you. Or if you did just modify the description.

    Outsource to a product description writer and get them to do unique descriptions.
     
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  5. xaknafein

    xaknafein Newbie

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    Yeah I agree that unique content, etc will help you to score better on search engines. This can be accomplished via outsourcing/spinning etc as you've mentioned.

    I am in contact with the owner of a particular website that just publishes new products that are added to CJ everyday in a marketplace sort of fashion. The website currently has ~13k pages indexed by Google and generates roughly ~$500 per month on average, from search engine traffic.
     
  6. SamuelCoats

    SamuelCoats Junior Member

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    $500 a month isnt that good for a website with 13k indexed affiliate pages.

    I would not being going that route.

    The same money could be made from 20 products.

    I would suggest you take the manual route and make everything unique at the start. And slowly add products, few a day.

    Might seem stupid but this way you can keep up with the website promotion and build links to all the pages and get ranked for the keywords.

    Why have 10k indexed pages when all you are ranked for is extremely stupid longtail keywords because you cant keep up with the promotion?

    I mean I am all for automated site generation, I run a few sites that generate 100s of pages a day from scraping massive sites like IMDB but these sites started off manually so I could keep up with some link building.



     
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