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[Question] Amazon Affiliate Website

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by acidol2, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. acidol2

    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    So I'm about 4 days into working on my website, coded it from scratch, looks damn good I might say.
    Working on selecting products at the moment so I can have a list of review articles to write.

    Finished the homepage with 1000+ words on it, so thats good.

    My question regards in content. Since Im not using a CMS, and its just a html website from scratch, how
    should I go about updating the amount of pages I put on my website? I can't really schedule the posts, so
    should I just add a new page with a review once or twice a week, then update my sitemap manually?

    Just a lingering thought thats been bothering me since I began working on this.
     
  2. Gyvastis

    Gyvastis Newbie

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    Seems like you're doing something with your own knowledge and hoping it will stick. It will not. You already see you're facing problems already.
    Setup a Wordpress site, or other cms, search for plugins of the functionality you're talking about, install them and you're good to go. You could get started on the same day.
    Don't waste time on something that's already been done and can be reused in seconds.
     
  3. acidol2

    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    I avoided Wordpress on purpose, just didn't feel like using it, and found no themes that I liked.
    That being said, I just said fuck it and decided to hard-code my own website and I love what I came up with.
    I'm not facing "problems" just a "problem" about the frequency of updating content lol.

    It didn't even take long for me to finish my theme.
    I was taking longer to find themes for wordpress anyway.
     
  4. web_riches

    web_riches Junior Member

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    I am with Gyvastis on this one.

    Like yourself I come from a web coding background. I think coding my own webpage allows more freedom, however the freedom comes the big price.

    The price you will have to pay is in usability in the long-term. Taken into consideration these factors.

    1. Having a custom webpage you will be the only one really understands how it works
    1a. If your website grows and you hire people to assist you it would be that much more of a hurdle to get over
    2. integration of new technologies, WP allows for fast integration via plug-ins
    3. Updating your sites look. I do not know how your coding your webpage, if you make use of a database or not, in WP the data stays intact when you upgrade the sites theme.
    4. 90% of everything you could want to do has a plug-in in WordPress - this saves oodles of time!!

    If I could recommend anything, I would say take the design you have that you like and you made - install wp, then drop the wp short code into your design and run WP with your skin on it. You will be very happy you did in two years.

    As for the question of how often to update content, all depends on how much of an authority site I think you're going for. For general niche site I would say one post a week should be good. For more robust site, 1 - 2 posts a day.

    Just my thoughts!
     
  5. ryanzbruce

    ryanzbruce Newbie

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    To specifically answer your question, I would recommend a frequency that exceeds the site at the top of the SERPS in your niche. If they are posting once a week, you post twice a week. If they're posting 3 times a week, you post 4 times a week.

    Frequency isn't everything though. Try to be consistant, whatever the frequency. Quality content helps too of course.
     
  6. Nephilim3883

    Nephilim3883 Newbie

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    I am using Wordpress, with WooCommerce, WooZone Amazon Affiliates, and the Venedor theme. I think it looks decent, still a WIP and just launched a few weeks back. Still not seeing any results with Amazon, I've had maybe 57 clicks. No sales. :(
     
  7. Angrbodr

    Angrbodr Junior Member Premium Member

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    I'm a script kiddy so I'm biased towards wordpress but couldn't you split the difference and turn your html site into your own php? You wouldn't need to pull it apart too much but you could port your html header, footer, sidebar as php includes, then you'd just need to create pages with the content in.

    None of this is a massive jump from html programming and you still get your design freedom but a bit less upkeep.
     
  8. sergey007

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    Why don't you use CMS? WP (you said that you did not find good themes, did you check themeforest.net?) or Joomla for example? It would definitely solve your problem.

    Anyway, updating your website twice per week would be good. If you code your website yourself, you can auto-generate sitemap file, no need to update it manually every time you post a new article.