Question about picking a domain for affiliate site

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Quick question, how do you go about choosing a domain name if you are trying to sell products from a place like Amazon? Lets say I search Amazon, find a product I want to sell, so the next step is I need to setup a site so I can promote this product right? But do I need to choose something generic as the domain name? Lets say I found product a, and product a is about gardening, how could I determine what domain to get? Lets say product1gardening.com is available. I shouldn't register that though right? Because the product name is in the domain correct? So do I find something generic instead such as gardening.com then use on page SEO to rank well for product a gardening?

Or does the domain actually matter in this case? Could I just register ireviewproducts.com and then have a sub page specific to product a gardening?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jubu
    I would do the ireviewproducts.com route. Then you can focus on ranking those categories/pages. But ireviewproducts.com doesn't have to have a million products in it. You can niche it out to for example gardening shovels.

    So I would go that route but try to get it to the smallest possible niche....but make sure there are people looking for it. But since it's on Amazon you can usually bet there are people looking for it. Just use keyword research to see what people are looking for in that niche of product.

    Just to put a because, I would do it this way because you can get in trouble for name brands and such. I've gotten a few cease and desist letters over that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    Pls stop this time waster. the game is over. Do not pick a domain and create a site just to promote an affiliate product. Create sites on your area of expertise, interest/passion which you can afford to keep going independant of search engines.

    This reverse engineering/ top down approach is not long term and not a real online business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
      Originally Posted by jaiganeshv View Post

      Pls stop this time waster. the game is over. Do not pick a domain and create a site just to promote an affiliate product. Create sites on your area of expertise, interest/passion which you can afford to keep going independant of search engines.

      This reverse engineering/ top down approach is not long term and not a real online business.
      Uhm, thanks?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brader
    don't use trademark domain name
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  • Profile picture of the author Jammy
    So many people go for the obvious review site now. Try putting a twist on it.

    Let's go with your example of Gardening:

    How about a url... GardeningWithJoe.com - maybe have a 'things to do in the garden' type of blog

    GardeningWithJoe.com/March/PlantingBeans

    Post:
    As March begins, you should start preparing your "affiliate seeds" for planting runner beans, bla bla, I used "affiliate compost" in "affiliate pots" and have placed on my greenhouse shelf bla bla bla

    End the post with
    Discounts on 'affiliate seeds' can be found at link
    Discounts on 'affiliate compost' can be found at link

    just a quick idea, build on it
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