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Should i focus my site on Amazon or Adsense/content?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ramus313, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    I should probably decide this myself, but since i am new to this, i thought i would ask for your guys's opinions. I recently purchased a niche site, and I am monetizing it with adsense,and clickbank/amazon affiliate products. However the main focus is on providing unique content, with adsense placed strategically throughout the posts. The clickbank banners are on the side, and my Amazon storefront is not really well placed. I assumed that most of the revenue(if any), would come from the adsense ads. Is this more or less correct? Should i focus more on clickbank or amazon? I have seen other niche sites where the home page is pretty much an amazon affiliate store, and where the majority of the content is focused on that.

    If you check out my site you will know what i am talking about( in regards to my monetization stratgies):

    getyourgolfstuffdotcom (Sorry still can't post url's)

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Reyone Elite Member

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    Use both...
    Have your site with loads of content and get some ads on the side.
    Then have an ecommerce within the domain...
    Having 1 method doesnt mean you have to exclude the other.
     
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  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Golfers are buyers and are there to spend money on golf and golf only.....Unlikely you will sell them an ebook unless its by a major pro. Adsense they may or may not click on but theres no fortune in that. You need to chase up a white label or affiliate deal with a big golf site or golfing goods distributor(dont know the market but they are out there)

    Golfers will drop $1000 on a new set of Ping wedges if in the mood so you need to be offering shop items at discount. Sorry I can help you more as I dont know the market but I do understand the niche and was one of those money dropping golfers in a previous life !
     
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    creep Registered Member

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    My opinion is that you should place ads based on your article type. For example:
    -you present a new improved golf ball, then at the end you put the link to golf balls of that type from Amazon.
    -you review a golf ebook, you put your clickbank link below the article.
    - your write general articles about golf, you put your adsense links near the article.
    Hope this helps....
     
  5. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    Yea i do have an amazon storefront within the site. honestly i do not now where to begin looking for a wholesaler distributor, so for now Ill have to stick with amazon associates. Is the layout okay as it is? I have the latest posts/content on the home page. If i am doing a product review, then i will link to the product in the amazon store, and I have an actual entire amazon store as one of the main pages. I'm not planning on excluding either, but priority wise, I have to put one ahead of the other, don't I? I just wanted to see if I was going in the right direction with my first site.

    Unfortunately, I'm no expert in my niche, so its difficult to tell what visitors/customers may want.


    If you were on my site with the intentions of purchasing golfing equipment, would the layout (placement), of the store section encourage you to go ahead with the purchase? You probably understand the niche more than I do, so Do you have any recomendations as to what i can to with the store to make it more firendly?

    thanks for the helpful post by the way!
     
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    Ramus313 Power Member

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    I applied to several affiliate programs for online golf retailers, is that what you mean?
     
  7. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I just looked at a few sites that are big in your niche and they all have affiliate programs(you sell there stuff they give you commission)

    http://www.golfsmith.com/------http...dPublisherSignUp.do?air_refmerchantid=1169237

    http://www.edwinwattsgolf.com/affiliates.aspx

    http://www.tgw.com/about/affiliate_info.jsp?CP=FOOTER:AffiliateProgram

    Thats the first 3 I checked...basically all major companies will have an affiliate prog:

    Find a company you are happy to sell for and do a deal.

    Your site looks good, but not dynamic.....ie I dont want to buy there. Have more calls to action(i.e buying opportunities) on your site and particularly around any videos/product reviews.
     
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  8. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    Do you recommend that i ditch the amazon store and only use Commision Junction and the affiliate programs to create a store? I'll admit, the amazon store is not very appealing to look at, nor is it easy to navigate.