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[Q]Amazon affiliate: General keyword domain + subdomains. Or separate subdomains.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by MitakaJ9, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. MitakaJ9

    MitakaJ9 Newbie

    Apr 14, 2014
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    Hi all I am thinking about getting into Amazon Affiliate. I am considering two options, the first is obviously cheaper but maybe weaker in terms of SEO. What is your opinion on both strategies?

    Option 1:
    Register a domain with general keyword(category) like laptops and make sites on separate domains like sony.laptops ; lenovo.laptops, etc. This will be cheaper but the domain won't mach the exact keyword (e.g. if I target "Sony laptops" for instance with sony.laptops the domain will be laptops) I am thinking this won't be really nice for SEO. Well maybe if laptops gets a decent PR/ranking close to an authoritative site this technique will be really good but I am far away from doing this for now.

    Option 2:
    Register separate domains for every product (type of product) like sonylaptops; lenovolaptops etc. This will be big boost for seo as domain will match exact targeted keyword. But this will be way more expensive for starting. And every site will be independent so they won't benefit one from another when they get high PR and ranking.

    So is it worth it go for Option 2? Is it better in terms of SEO and is it enough better so the extra money for domains and hosting is well invested counting that I don't have big starting capital.

    Thank you!
  2. anduril

    anduril Newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
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    I'd go with the first option, but not so general. It has turned out to work better for me. Instead of a broad category like laptops, you could target a more specialized category like economical gaming laptops or best laptops for students or something like that. This means you can cover 5-10 products under that website. This gives you more to work with, rather than a hit and miss one product website, and is easier to target for SEO than your 2 options IMHO.
    Also consider using tools to help you with research like the Azon affiliate toolkit and then use one of many wordpress plugins to set up your site. This will hugely cut down the time you spend on these tasks.
    IMHO, to be a successful Amazon Affiliate, you have to work on a big scale i.e >30 websites. Unless you have 1 or 2 remarkable websites.