How to Structure Amazon Site

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I am building my first Amazon site and I am not sure about the structure.

I am planning to have a review for the main product on the home page. Also I am planning to have additional posts under two categories:
1) Other products reviews - each post will review one product (around 10 reviews).

2) Informational posts (around 20 or 30).

What do you think about this structure?
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    I usually try to incorporate information within
    the product review.

    Converts well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    That looks fine to me.

    I'd avoid doing reviews of the similar products. Why? When people are getting a possibility to choose among a variety of products they can get quickly confused and won't make the purchase, thus you won't make a conversion.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Z
    That's a good structure, give it a shot. Consider breaking the information posts into a few categories just to organize it a bit more. It's hard to really give details without knowing what products you are writing about, but if the products are pretty similar you could have one category "Product Reviews" and then break the informational posts into "Category 1" " Category 2" "Category 3".
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
    Sounds like you have the right idea, not sure if your focusing on one specific product and then associated products or if you are going for a larger Authority type site, but sounds like your heading in the right direction with the information you have provided

    Good luck

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  • Profile picture of the author edhoyz
    I am happy with amazon minisite!
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Are you building an authority site in a niche? I find that mini sites focusing on 1 product works very well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Ryan
      Sounds like you've got the right idea, that is how I structure a lot of my amazon sites. Make sure with your informational posts that you target people that are looking to buy the product, and not those that already own it.
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      • Profile picture of the author swords
        As felicia said, you need to ask yourself if you are targetting an authority site or a 'minisite' site. Authority, in some situations of Amazon product sites, can mean only 5 or so products. You are creating a review for each product that targets a specific keyword that your user is looking for (such as: "bicycle reviews"). A minisite would be would it appears you are trying to do, and only cover ONE product and some other fluff products to make your one product seem larger. Depends on preferences, either way is effective (I prefer the authority route typically).
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    • Profile picture of the author Farouseh
      Originally Posted by feliciayapsl View Post

      Are you building an authority site in a niche? I find that mini sites focusing on 1 product works very well for me.
      What do you mean by mini site focusing on 1 product? Do you have only one page on your site, which is the review page?
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  • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
    Laser target each site to a prodcut line

    each post should be optimized for "product name" -"review"

    I do the minisite method and do 5-10 products per site, backlink (smartly) each post using the product name as anchor text.

    Also make sure you are using different tracking ID's for each site, also a different ID for text links, pic links, and button links. This will help you truly analyze what is sending customers to amazon. Make sure you have at least 1 of every type of link on each post to, the more ways to get them to Amazon the better!
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  • Profile picture of the author dragonblogger
    Make sure you have a range of products in a few niche categories, I built an entire site around 1 product and it was a HUGE FLOP for me last year. Good to have variety in case some don't land or convert and others do, you can keep adding additional. Choosing a good DNS name is essential too which it sounds like you already have one.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    I've had success with sites that aren't so much 'review' in the style of someone writing it and comparing it to other similar products, but technical details about the product and then comments below, which are reviews from buyers (which happen to be amazons customer reviews).
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  • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
    Originally Posted by Farouseh View Post

    I am building my first Amazon site and I am not sure about the structure.

    I am planning to have a review for the main product on the home page. Also I am planning to have additional posts under two categories:
    1) Other products reviews - each post will review one product (around 10 reviews).

    2) Informational posts (around 20 or 30).

    What do you think about this structure?

    I'm curious about your domain name since you say your main product will be on your home page. This is an issue that has always tripped me up, since we aren't supposed to use actual product names in the domain.

    How are you going to handle this? I would be interested in any comments on this subject from anyone with good experience.

    Catherine
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    • Profile picture of the author Farouseh
      Originally Posted by CatherineMay View Post

      I'm curious about your domain name since you say your main product will be on your home page. This is an issue that has always tripped me up, since we aren't supposed to use actual product names in the domain.

      How are you going to handle this? I would be interested in any comments on this subject from anyone with good experience.

      Catherine
      I am not going to include the product name in the url. I will include it in the title of the post, which is acceptable, as per my knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author scraig
    If you are not a web designer I suggest you outsource it. You can have an excellent review site done for $87-$157 that is fantastic. Will save you a lot of problems by having it done right.
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    The basic structure sounds OK.
    Though you could pare down the number of other reviews,
    since you might cause the potential buyer to become
    distracted or confused.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Have your main page with the main review. Create 3-4 other pages targeting niche related keywords. Make sure to place the links to those pages in the nav bar and also the sidebar. Also, internal link all these pages with one another within the site. If you want to add content on a regular bases just keep running posts to drive traffic.

    PM me if you need anymore help with site structure.
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