I just thought I would share this, I know alot of IM marketers use this method but I have noticed the Majority of people on our Forum do not realize the importance of this, I was one of the people who never thought about it this way.
I have noticed many Marketers are creating websites just to make money ( huh! we all want to make money! ) but they ignore the fact that you need to understand how people would think about your product or whatever you are marketing...I will take Amazon affiliates as an example:
I have noticed most of the Amazon affiliate Marketers want to create a site or 100s of sites and put reviews on them to make quick money, alot of the users build a site with few products and use wordpress or Joomla to create their site, just put reviews all over the place and build a right menu and boom! then they come here and start complaining how they do not make money even if they are ranking but without any sales.
Always "put yourself in your visitors shoes" how would u feel if you went to a website and it has reviews all over the place, unorganized , you cannot browse the site because there is no way to find what you want? no categories or anything that combines the products under a specific category.. there are 2 options, you will close that site and go search again or you will click on any link on the site to run away, the majority would go with the first option and I know I would do that.
I ran into the same problem, I have designed a website and I thought it was the best, when I showed it to my friends they told me to change everything, I thought about it and it was true! when you create something you always think it is the best and it will make money. Yahoo has the same issue, their developers think the site is great, but the moment you visit their site you run away because u get lost!
I know many Marketers won't agree with me but for the long run I think you should Make your website more organized and categorize everything, at some point Google will hit the sites that have few pages and they only promote affiliate links , so why not work on one huge website and make it look as neat as u can so people can go from one section to another section in your website without feeling lost and loosing the interest and look for a better site..do not use alot of colors in your site, keep it simple and organized.
Excuse my messed up English lol its not my first or second language