Why do most amazon associates work via product review type sites?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by MurderousKirk, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. MurderousKirk

    MurderousKirk Newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
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    Hey all,

    So i recently started with the amazon associates program.

    Something I've been wondering about, why do almost all of you do this via review sites? And why middleman the traffic with a website in the first place?

    Why not drive traffic straight to amazon listings for a larger click-through?

    I recently learned that driving too much non-converting traffic can get your account banned. Is it to warm up the traffic? Or is it just because review sites + google SEO is the standard tested and working method?
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
  2. razorwings

    razorwings Newbie

    Mar 26, 2013
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    You can always drive traffic straight through your affiliate link, you don't need to build a review site. However, it's hard to get amazon links posted on traffic sources such as facebook etc. I'm sure many people make money with direct linking, you just need to be clever about it.

    Most people go the reviews/niche site route because if you do it right, it can be great passive income. Most people in AA are trying to rank for keywords in google and you need to build a site for this.