Amazon Newbie Question

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I started building amazon sites and one of my sites was able to get to rank number one on google for a keyword with 3600 local monthly searches. In the past week, i was getting around 20-30 unique visitors a day and made a some sales which is excellent for a beginner like me. However, yesterday my site dropped to rank number 2 and today, only 4 visitors have visited my site, a very dismal number compared to what i have been getting in the past week.

I just want to ask if getting 4-5 visitors a day is still a good amount of number to have success with an amazon niche site (my site's keyword is "product+reviews" so i think its targeted).
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    No, 4-5 visitors per day is not something you will typically see much success with. My goal is a MINIMUM of 100 visitors per day for each new site I bring up.
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    • Profile picture of the author iammiles
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      No, 4-5 visitors per day is not something you will typically see much success with. My goal is a MINIMUM of 100 visitors per day for each new site I bring up.
      Isn't a minimum of 100 visitors a day almost impossible to achieve with an amazon niche site?

      A lot of amazon guides recommends picking a keyword to focus with 1500 local monthly searches. That's roughly 50 searches a day. And most often than not, it is difficult to get the number one spot for that keyword, making it difficult to attract those searchers. And let alone getting a hundred visitors a day.

      I've seen some of you post about how you make your amazon site I believe you mentioned (correct me if I'm wrong) how you don't research the number of searches for the keyword you were trying to rank for.

      May I ask how you achieve to do get hundreds of visitors for your site without even checking the keyword you work with for your website?
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      • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
        Originally Posted by iammiles View Post

        Isn't a minimum of 100 visitors a day almost impossible to achieve with an amazon niche site?
        It depends on how big the niche is. Remember, "niche site" does not necessarily equal "small site". All of my sites are niche sites. However, most of my sites contain no fewer than 50 product reviews.

        A lot of amazon guides recommends picking a keyword to focus with 1500 local monthly searches. That's roughly 50 searches a day. And most often than not, it is difficult to get the number one spot for that keyword, making it difficult to attract those searchers. And let alone getting a hundred visitors a day.
        I feel that I'm successful because I do what the masses are not. It's far, far easier to rank low competition products that generate a little bit of targeted traffic each, which in turn, creates lot of targeted traffic as a whole.

        I've seen some of you post about how you make your amazon site I believe you mentioned (correct me if I'm wrong) how you don't research the number of searches for the keyword you were trying to rank for.

        May I ask how you achieve to do get hundreds of visitors for your site without even checking the keyword you work with for your website?
        I target low competition products that nobody else (or very few others) is targeting. Think of it this way:

        Option A: Targeting "digital camera reviews" (74000 monthly searches) and never ranking even close to the first page of Google = handful (at best) of visitors per day. Also need to spend hours and hours and hours backlinking trying to rank.

        Option B: Target 50 different digital cameras (each getting a handful of searches per day) and ranking for all of them on page one = lots of targeted traffic (collectively). Also, very little (if any) backlinking needed since nobody is targeting the individual products.

        I'll take Option B every time, especially since I am very good at identifying easy-to-rank products.
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    • Profile picture of the author williamk
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      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      No, 4-5 visitors per day is not something you will typically see much success with. My goal is a MINIMUM of 100 visitors per day for each new site I bring up.
      I agree with wolfmmiii too. If you get anything less than 100 UVs its not worth pursuing in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Hello iammiles,

    If your current keyword gives you a considerably good number of Local Monthly Searches(LMS), what you need to check is your means of driving traffic to your page/website. Have you contacted any SEO service provider on how they could drive traffic to your site? What have you done so far to attract traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nancy656656
    You need to keep your site at the top of the SERPs to see good success with Amazon niche sites. Only 4-5 visitors a day will not make many sales, less than a quarter of your previous sales. However if you have a ton of niche sites all somewhere on the first page then you will still see success even if each site isn't getting huge traffic. You'll never be able to make a living off one niche site targeting a keyword with only 3600 searches.
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    • Profile picture of the author iammiles
      Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

      Hello iammiles,

      If your current keyword gives you a considerably good number of Local Monthly Searches(LMS), what you need to check is your means of driving traffic to your page/website. Have you contacted any SEO service provider on how they could drive traffic to your site? What have you done so far to attract traffic?
      No, I haven't contacted any SEO service provider to drive traffic on my site. I believe that cost some money and i got none to spend lol.

      Originally Posted by Nancy656656 View Post

      You need to keep your site at the top of the SERPs to see good success with Amazon niche sites. Only 4-5 visitors a day will not make many sales, less than a quarter of your previous sales. However if you have a ton of niche sites all somewhere on the first page then you will still see success even if each site isn't getting huge traffic. You'll never be able to make a living off one niche site targeting a keyword with only 3600 searches.
      That's my plan. Building more niche sites to earn more!

      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      It depends on how big the niche is. Remember, "niche site" does not necessarily equal "small site". All of my sites are niche sites. However, most of my sites contain no fewer than 50 product reviews.



      I feel that I'm successful because I do what the masses are not. It's far, far easier to rank low competition products that generate a little bit of targeted traffic each, which in turn, creates lot of targeted traffic as a whole.



      I target low competition products that nobody else (or very few others) is targeting. Think of it this way:

      Option A: Targeting "digital camera reviews" (74000 monthly searches) and never ranking even close to the first page of Google = handful (at best) of visitors per day. Also need to spend hours and hours and hours backlinking trying to rank.

      Option B: Target 50 different digital cameras (each getting a handful of searches per day) and ranking for all of them on page one = lots of targeted traffic (collectively). Also, very little (if any) backlinking needed since nobody is targeting the individual products.

      I'll take Option B every time, especially since I am very good at identifying easy-to-rank products.
      This is my first website and the guide i followed was teaching the option A. I think this option still works. My website started ranking on google first page around the last week of June and so far, I made $25 which is decent for a newbie like me (first time that i made money online).
      However, I could see why option B would work better. From reading your post, I'm actually planning on creating a website that follows what you're doing.
      Also, I sent you an email. Hope i get your reply soon XD

      Originally Posted by 2ndopkate View Post

      Do you have analytics set up on your site? Do you know where your traffic was coming from. That may give you a clue as to what has changed. If this were my site, I would try to fluff up the inbound links. Find some relevant blogs or even forums in which to participate. Put your website in the sig. Even write some articles and offer them to bloggers.
      Yeah, I have google Analytics set up. On the day i posted this, i actually got around 10 visitors, the following day, I got 9, and on July 9th, I got around 20 though my ranking didn't change at all.
      The traffic comes from google search engine (almost all from the one keyword that my website targets which was "[product]+reviews")
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  • Profile picture of the author forester1985
    as a newbie, I have this kind of question too.....
    great, i cant get more knowledge about amazon now.......
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  • Profile picture of the author 2ndopkate
    Do you have analytics set up on your site? Do you know where your traffic was coming from. That may give you a clue as to what has changed. If this were my site, I would try to fluff up the inbound links. Find some relevant blogs or even forums in which to participate. Put your website in the sig. Even write some articles and offer them to bloggers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Puta
    Yeah you definitely need more than 4-5 visitors a day to make any kind of decent money. I'd just focus on adding more content based on longtail keywords and building more links.

    Watching your rank go up and down can drive you nuts - just focus on building your site up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Good share but just wondering... Why do you answer most of the questions with videos?
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    Hey,

    I just found this video that covers your question. (It's not an affiliate link)

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  • Profile picture of the author deesonjame
    Try building some manual banklinks with high PR blog pages and also forum backlinks. It may help your site back up again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter C
    Try to add more contents and target more long tail keywords. I always find that the long tail searchers are always the one that converts better. 4-5 visitors is not worth much. You can even write up reviews on related products and put up a comparison on which products is better.

    I would suggest setting up tracking id with a software to keep track which keywords are really the buying keywords but I don't think Amazon Associates allows that. They only allow you to have a puny 100 tracking ids. I did that with ease with Ebay Partner Network dynamic tracking id though. The next best thing is observe your analytic stats and make guess work correlation on which keywords cause the boost in sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author seether101
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    you can outsource seo from wf specials to increase visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author chandan94
    The keyword is highly competitive.
    I can help in your onsite SEO as well the offsite SEO
    if you want to outsource. I will first visit the site for
    making sure of your onsite SEO.

    you can achieve the No-1 and more traffic.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    The only way to know the answer to that, is to wait a while and see how many sales you get. Or you can do the necessary work (backlinking) to get your site up to #1 again, and see if your sales are more than your costs (in terms of time, if you are doing it all yourself) to get back up to #1.

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