Review my new amazon review site

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hi warriors ok new amazon review site set up (more work to do yet i know) :p

Im after a few opinions from warriors who have exp in this particular marketing way. Im very new to this but willing to learn and give it a go

All opinions welcome

Thank you

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#amazon #review #site
  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Think it looks ok - however stick some calls to action on there.

    Big banners that say "CLICK HERE" or you might not get many clicks.

    Also go through some free Wordpress themes and pick a better theme - that is ok but you need it to "stand out".

    Hope this helps.

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

      Think it looks ok - however stick some calls to action on there.

      Big banners that say "CLICK HERE" or you might not get many clicks.

      Also go through some free Wordpress themes and pick a better theme - that is ok but you need it to "stand out".

      Hope this helps.

      Chris
      Thanks chris yea i did wonder regards the theme :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Oxby
    I would get rid of the adsense ads, it distracts the visitor from your main mission which is selling Amazon products.
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Tom Oxby View Post

      I would get rid of the adsense ads, it distracts the visitor from your main mission which is selling Amazon products.
      Another very good point thinking you will gain actually can damage the mission itself

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author PhoebeSmellyCat
        You also have a typo in your header:

        "Any think kindle related is here"

        I would also change the header. "Kindl Review Site" sounds a bit generic. I don't have a suggestion for you though, sorry.

        I would also make your images link to your Amazon affiliate site instead of the image file.
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        • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
          Originally Posted by PhoebeSmellyCat View Post

          You also have a typo in your header:

          "Any think kindle related is here"

          I would also change the header. "Kindl Review Site" sounds a bit generic. I don't have a suggestion for you though, sorry.

          I would also make your images link to your Amazon affiliate site instead of the image file.
          Thanks for that was unaware the images were not linking :confused: all fixed now
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        • Profile picture of the author Wechito
          Some links do not work
          Kindle review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Kindle Review Site

          Use Call to action buttons in your reviews. Buy It Here, Learn More... They will increase your click though rate.

          The store is too wide and does not show up well (at least in Firefox).
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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    Sorry Mike, but I don't like it.

    Not sure what it is... More likely than not it's the theme. Too many Adsene ads.

    Me not liking it does not mean that it won't convert for you. Get that website to page one and see if you get sales/clicks.
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by bay37 View Post

      Sorry Mike, but I don't like it.

      Not sure what it is... More likely than not it's the theme. Too many Adsene ads.

      Me not liking it does not mean that it won't convert for you. Get that website to page one and see if you get sales/clicks.
      Hey no worries

      Adsense will be going now i can see that as a deterant from the actual mission itself.

      Changes will be done
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    for me horizontal banner would be more beautiful. it will increase your probability to go to amazon from your site as well as increase the rate of conversion too.
    thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wise
    I'm not keen on the Getresponse banner it wont be relevant to most visitors and the header is bland imo. Also are you allowed to use the product name in your domain?
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  • Profile picture of the author AndhikaWijaya
    Hi Mike, that Great Amazon Review Site..
    But my suggestion is you need Banner or some Call To Action picture like "Click Here" or "Buy Now".


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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    I like it, however, the sidebar has a lot of junk going on if you ask me. I would make the reviews of the products longer and add some reviews from actual people.

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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Benjamin Ehinger View Post

      I like it, however, the sidebar has a lot of junk going on if you ask me. I would make the reviews of the products longer and add some reviews from actual people.

      Benjamin Ehinger
      Just changed theme trying to remove whats there at present but keep what i had before being a little difficult :confused:

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
        Originally Posted by mike gregory View Post

        Just changed theme trying to remove whats there at present but keep what i had before being a little difficult :confused:

        Thanks
        I like the new theme it looks cleaner and more geared towards the products you are working with. However, it now looks like you could use some more content with the reviews.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Attractive theme!

    One suggestion...Incorporate paragraphs no longer than 6 lines and line space betweeen your paragraphs.....Ok, that was two suggestions!
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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Thanks guys for help so far
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  • Profile picture of the author pankajguptag
    I think you should make a sticky page of home page related to kindle review and keep blogging as usual. Potential buyers will get your review on first page without moving to any post and hence you may get more sales. Continuous blogging will help you to get more reputation in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Think i have found a winner of a theme now guys just concentrate on the reviews and call to action now
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  • Profile picture of the author blueboy9
    Some themes have the option to sticky a blog post in the same way threads can be stickied in a forum. In other words, they stay at the top and everything else starts below them.

    The new theme looks great, I think that's the keeper!
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  • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
    The site is decent but I think you've chosen a brutal niche to try and compete in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ntech25
      Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

      The site is decent but I think you've chosen a brutal niche to try and compete in.
      I agree with Nate. This might be a tough niche to get into it. Amazon has so many different products you can sell.. They really do have everything to A-Z. What I have been doing lately is building a lot of small stores with like 50 to 300 items focusing in a single product with accessories and addons and it has been working out very well for me... I have also done some big shops like 1shopelectronics.com but this domain is very old and had a crappy script installed before so it lost a lot of ranking but I have seen some improvements with this new script I am using and so far its looking good..

      How long did it take you to build this wordpress site? I would try and get a better theme maybe something more flashy.
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      • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
        this site only took me a couple of hours to create.
        I will be looking at other amazon offers less competitive but have made a few sales already so wont give up just yet
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Holmes
    I'll echo what Nate Rivers said - you picked a product that 347,234 other marketers are targeting (and at least half of them know what they're doing) Of course, I'm making up numbers here, but really, this is a tough product.

    Another thing you might want to consider - you'll never get more than 4% because it's electronic...

    Scratch that... just checked my list, and I sold a Kindle this month, and I'm sitting at the 6% level right now ... I'll hit 6.5% in another few days - but I'm confused... I thought electronics were limited to 4%???

    Another idea - load in the 'Pretty Link' plugin - run all your affiliate links through it, so you get pretty links - and you also get to see stats on how often someone clicks through.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
    You haven't fixed the typo that Phoebe pointed out.

    Using a brand name in your domain could get your site pulled. Just making sure you're aware of that?

    The site looks fine but where's the reviews? You don't have a review site for the Kindle, you have a multi-page advert. Amazon already have this themselves. Anybody looking for a review of the Kindle will still be looking for a review after they visit your site, you lose the cookie!
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Lee Wilson View Post

      You haven't fixed the typo that Phoebe pointed out.

      Using a brand name in your domain could get your site pulled. Just making sure you're aware of that?

      The site looks fine but where's the reviews? You don't have a review site for the Kindle, you have a multi-page advert. Amazon already have this themselves. Anybody looking for a review of the Kindle will still be looking for a review after they visit your site, you lose the cookie!
      The main reviews are being created now whats up on the site at present is just a base
      Thanks for pointing out the typo again completely forgot :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author cjm18
        I have to say I am impressed, the amount of "simple" or "clean" sites that I see that are just boring, dull and make me leave the page in seconds is staggering.

        It is nice to see you able to pull off a design that is simple, clean and suits your product. Most of all it is visually appealing and the onyl criticism I have is the the widget on the top of the right sidebar with the amazon ad looks liek it should have a title.

        Then again I am really obsessive about certain aspects of web pages.

        All in all I like it good work.
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        • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
          Originally Posted by cjm18 View Post

          I have to say I am impressed, the amount of "simple" or "clean" sites that I see that are just boring, dull and make me leave the page in seconds is staggering.

          It is nice to see you able to pull off a design that is simple, clean and suits your product. Most of all it is visually appealing and the onyl criticism I have is the the widget on the top of the right sidebar with the amazon ad looks liek it should have a title.

          Then again I am really obsessive about certain aspects of web pages.

          All in all I like it good work.
          Hey thanks for the kind words yea i feel the site does exactly that lol yea looking at it i see what you mean with the widget title.
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    I generally like the monochromatic look, in this case it makes your site look dreary, I'd say. A color background (no dots) would make the page pop and would enhance the visitor experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    Hi Mike

    The typo is still in the headline, and you should also capitalize the word Kindle as it is a proper noun. Also in hte headline, 'non biased' sounds awkward. I'd suggest unbiased.

    I understand what you are saying about the reviews not being done yet, but the few you do have might be better either run under that main stickied one, or at least have 2 or 3 of them linked to at the bottom of the main article.

    Best wishes,

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    • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
      Hello Mike,

      You might want to take a look at your contact page. At the moment the message is showing as being signed by "Real Play Poker Site Team" It might confuse people a bit.

      Hope this helps,

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      • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
        Originally Posted by Myles Sinclair View Post

        Hello Mike,

        You might want to take a look at your contact page. At the moment the message is showing as being signed by "Real Play Poker Site Team" It might confuse people a bit.

        Hope this helps,

        Myles
        LOL yea that would do it :rolleyes:
        that was the copy and paste mistake there, thanks for pointing this out
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  • Profile picture of the author alexmw106
    Look pretty good. You should use the Wp Review Engine plugin.


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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Harvey
    The best sites in my opinion, are the ones that can review the product and compare it to something similar + being able to highlight all the good things about it. The site makes the Kindle look boring to be honest.

    A bit of colour, some creativity and thoughtful criticism in a positive/negative way will definitely be welcomed. To be fair you are listing all the features of the kindle on the main page, but realistically what you need to do is link to the specs on amazon so they can read it there for themselves. Make it open up in a new window.

    Rather give a good review on the main page under the picture. Perhaps test the two side by side. Have the one with bulleted benefits and the second page, with your own review written out. The more thorugh you are, the better chance you have of selling it.

    As for books in 60 seconds. Illustrate in more detail the type of books they can get, have a few available to download yourself or even better... offer them the chance to subscribe to your list to get a good book once a week for free download. Things like that will get people interested and coming back to your site. Offer more information on different applications that might compliment it etc. Perhaps offer a comprehensive and advanced FAQ of the Kindle.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Thanks sarah that was very helpful like the list building tactic there
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  • Mike, the website looks fine. I don't know how it looked when adsense ads were there but now it looks fine.
    I think a button to amazon saying "Buy from Amazon" will be nice too. As i can see text only.

    Overall I will rate it 9/10
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  • Profile picture of the author 7eclair
    I agree that you should change your background theme and remove many links. You will get only clicks and no sales, so a link or two are enough for someone to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ehsan_am
    Your reviews seem to be very short. The exact same information you share can probabaly be found on some other website to some extent. I would rather write longer reviews that give an honest opinion about the product that you are targeting. You want to make sure you are giving a lot of value to your visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Wow this thread is back to life thanks guys for your views greatly appreciated, I have not worked on the site in a little while to be honest, other things have got in the way :rolleyes:

    Yes the reviews and content does need to be improved, and made better but the site itself im happy with.
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    • Originally Posted by mike gregory View Post

      Wow this thread is back to life thanks guys for your views greatly appreciated, I have not worked on the site in a little while to be honest, other things have got in the way :rolleyes:

      Yes the reviews and content does need to be improved, and made better but the site itself im happy with.
      One more thing which I just noticed:

      KINDLE Review. Here we are reviewing the new kindle. Any thing kindle related is here. We look at each new and upcoming kindle product then give it our fair and unbiased review.

      This is simply not good. It is broken in too many small sentences, not at all appealing and not delivering any kind of information. You really need to change it.
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      • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
        Originally Posted by jugroo View Post

        One more thing which I just noticed:

        KINDLE Review. Here we are reviewing the new kindle. Any thing kindle related is here. We look at each new and upcoming kindle product then give it our fair and unbiased review.

        This is simply not good. It is broken in too many small sentences, not at all appealing and not delivering any kind of information. You really need to change it.
        Thanks again for this, as i'm no longer Physically working on this site i will pass all the info you guys give onto my partner as he has recently took this project over.

        Again thanks guys, as usual great advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenity090
    increase text size..........
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  • Profile picture of the author robgee123
    Hey Mike you're site looks great but it's not ranked in google?
    What Keywords do you plan on targeting?
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  • Any conversions? What amazon plan are you following. Don't give up on something until you are ca$hing in.

    Your reviews aren't detailed or long enough. You have to provide the user with as much detail as Amazon, and then some more! Look for things Amazon may have missed and so forth..
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

      Any conversions? What amazon plan are you following. Don't give up on something until you are ca in.

      Your reviews aren't detailed or long enough. You have to provide the user with as much detail as Amazon, and then some more! Look for things Amazon may have missed and so forth..
      Thanks, I never give up i have simply had to send this project to my partner to take over the content side of things. So as i said please any comments are very much appreciated and will be forwarded on

      Yes there have been conversions from the site:

      Clicks & Conversion Summary

      December 1, 2010 to March 12, 2011

      Glossary
      Product Link Clicks 171
      Other Clicks 75
      Clicks 196
      TOTAL CONVERSION 4.04%
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  • So roughly 7 sales. Atleast it's making sales, I think with more in-depth reviews and a few how-to's your site could do better in conversions.

    I figure since you have an assistant or partner in which you send details to that you are already successful, never hurts to give advice anyway keep going!
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

      So roughly 7 sales. Atleast it's making sales, I think with more in-depth reviews and a few how-to's your site could do better in conversions.

      I figure since you have an assistant or partner in which you send details to that you are already successful, never hurts to give advice anyway keep going!
      Thanks Jason, as always all the advice i get is amazing and really love to hear the views from you guys on how to better our marketing project, the advice really is priceless!
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  • Profile picture of the author kevintg1
    text is to small, go for size 15 or 16, also put the privacy policy & about at the bottom of the page out the way, you don't wont to many distractions in the header
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  • Profile picture of the author kevintg1
    Orders Summary
    Ordered items
    177



    Clicks
    8472


    Conversion
    2.09%
    this is for the last 12 days
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  • Profile picture of the author Rambo007
    Where are you ranking now with this site?
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