by livo
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Hi Guys i am wanting to build Amazon sites and have seen advertisements about some people having hundreds of mini sites.

But how do they keep each site updated?

For example if i wanted to build a site selling Iphones how many pages would it need to get indexed by Google.

If i built say ten sites,then another ten all with good content and they managed page 1 of Google how would i make them stay there?Surely you cannot just leave them there.

I purchased George Browns GSniper a few years back and in the course he shows that he has one page websites that he says stay on page 1 of Google but how? I never had any luck with mine!Could the same method work for Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author CsabaSzücs
    I suggest you to check Markus Daniels - The Easiest SEO Workshop

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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    ugh...

    Stay away from anything that promotes owning hundreds (or even dozens) of sites. Focus on a handful of QUALITY sites. You'll be much better off and will thank me for it later.
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    • Profile picture of the author LillySage
      Some people *don't* update their hundreds of sites...

      Others use RSS feeds or other plugins to automatically update their sites.

      There's lots of ways to do it programatically....but it's getting harder and harder to make it with this strategy as Google gets smarter at kicking those types of sites out of their index.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay27
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      ugh...

      Stay away from anything that promotes owning hundreds (or even dozens) of sites. Focus on a handful of QUALITY sites. You'll be much better off and will thank me for it later.
      Agreed.

      When I was first getting started a few years ago, I made the mistake of going along with the Adsense mini site craze.

      What a god awful, server resource hogging administrative nightmare that turned out to be!

      Get a healthy balance between quality and quantitity.

      Much easier on your brain, much easier on your wallet, much easier on you!
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      • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
        Originally Posted by Jay27 View Post


        What a god awful, server resource hogging administrative nightmare that turned out to be!

        .....

        Much easier on your brain, much easier on your wallet, much easier on you!
        These are the two things most people fail to recognize.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Originally Posted by livo View Post

    Hi Guys i am wanting to build Amazon sites and have seen advertisements about some people having hundreds of mini sites.
    Eh? Why would you want to spend thousands a year in domain costs.
    300 x $10= $3000/year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by livo View Post

    Hi Guys i am wanting to build Amazon sites and have seen advertisements about some people having hundreds of mini sites.

    But how do they keep each site updated?

    For example if i wanted to build a site selling Iphones how many pages would it need to get indexed by Google.

    If i built say ten sites,then another ten all with good content and they managed page 1 of Google how would i make them stay there?Surely you cannot just leave them there.

    I purchased George Browns GSniper a few years back and in the course he shows that he has one page websites that he says stay on page 1 of Google but how? I never had any luck with mine!Could the same method work for Amazon.
    When you set up a site to promote Amazon products I would say focus on:

    * Hot products

    * Searches

    * Time of year

    You only have to look at the number of people that make a killing with Amazon over Christmas.

    Year around there are plenty of times where certain products fly and you should focus on these.

    Have a look on Amazon at the best sellers and the movers and shakers.

    For instance one group of products that are doing very well at the moment are fitness products due to all of those New Year resolutions.

    If you are going to outsource the site design make sure you get quality content, a VERY strong call to action and an SEO friendly design.

    Once you have a winner or a few products take off you then expand into an authority site.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArielT
      Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

      If you are going to outsource the site design make sure you get quality content, a VERY strong call to action and an SEO friendly design.
      What would be a SEO friendly design?
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      • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
        Originally Posted by ArielT View Post

        What would be a SEO friendly design?
        Personally, I use the Thesis theme and have awesome results.

        Clean code, all the SEO tools you need in wordpress included pretty much.

        Also to focus on easy navigation, categories and menu layout works really well for me and pages as oppose to posts for my product reviews and then interlink them with anchor text.

        Pictures with alt tags, quality content and updated regularly works for me.
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  • Unless you have a couple grand to build a more legit looking product review business, I suggest you take this route...

    Build a Review site that covers the majority of niches, or pick a niche that is quite broad and can be divided up into many sub-niches.

    I'm doing a case study on several product review alternatives:

    Building a site around something like "Best Baby Car Seats" and trying to rank for that keyword, then referring that traffic to product reviews (this is one that I don't advocate and requires backlinks but I'm doing it to show it works, but it's not a long-term plan)

    Legit Product Review Business, with Newsletters, its own custom made back-end, custom theme, and many more features to compare and shop for products aside from just reading reviews such as comparisons, user reviews, revenue share model, specific product buying guides and more... Monetized with more than just Amazon, i.e. a list of places you can buy products from listed from cheapest to most expensive, cleverly placed Ads and more.... Plus I purchased a very brandable high 4 figure domain name. There's a lot more but this is one I'd most recommend and one that most people can't do or have the drive to do. Its potential for earning is limitless.

    Product Review site that is extremely broad and is based on wordpress with product reviews going to Amazon and no backlinking. The tactic here is sheer quality and volume. The potential for guest blogging is huge, and social ability is much better than a niche review site and so is referral traffic. Not as much as the one above, but still pretty good.

    Then the last is the above but going with a broad niche like Electronics, or Living Room Electronics. Something that gives you 100's if not 1000's of products to write about. I'm testing this method with wolf's course.

    I recommend you follow these people for Amazon:

    Gaz Cooper and His Amz Training Course
    Wolfmmiii Amazon Newbie Course

    Or...

    Paula & Wanda C's Amazonian course that focuses mostly on great websites and content, but does slightly go into backlinking via guest posts, so nothing black hat or deceiving.

    I don't even bother to try single product websites because it's a nightmare lol!
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  • Profile picture of the author edhuu
    build an authority site rather than 100 or 1000 mini sites.. it's more profitable than having many mini sites I think..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    Or, build 'Amazon' sites which can review products but the real montization would be 'how I build these simple Amazon sites and make money' then promote an Amazon 'make money' product. Since visitors are already on your site, they think you're making money.
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    • Profile picture of the author livo
      Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post

      Or, build 'Amazon' sites which can review products but the real montization would be 'how I build these simple Amazon sites and make money' then promote an Amazon 'make money' product. Since visitors are already on your site, they think you're making money.

      Thanks Guys!

      Looks like the authority sites are probably the best to concentrate on then.

      I really like the above post by Mark,its given me a few ideas!
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  • Profile picture of the author smadronia
    Originally Posted by livo View Post

    Hi Guys i am wanting to build Amazon sites and have seen advertisements about some people having hundreds of mini sites.

    But how do they keep each site updated?
    From my experience, they probably don't. I made the mistake of trying to build a lot of small sites. 4-12 pages of content, centered around one product.

    I burned out. I couldn't keep up. And I was really tired of trying to find a dozen different ways to describe the same kinds of products.

    So I quit, and downsized to a much smaller number of sites. I have trouble keeping up, and a number of sites need a revamp, but it's much more manageable now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boga Dhami
    If done correctly,one site will make you more money than 100 sites.Like any business you have to put hard work into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMacMan
    I have only two sites which both of them over 100+ reviews each. They sell atleast $7000+ of items each month. Big authority sites are the way to go. I would also suggest wolfmmii's review system. It's a big help in writing the reviews
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Thanks Macman! Glad you find it useful!
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    • Profile picture of the author sonas
      As already mentioned by previous members, you want Quality rather than Quantity these days and the time costs to even simply updating plugins if you do it individually etc on a large quantity of Amazon sites can be huge not to mention domain renewals and the overall financials of it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    Originally Posted by livo View Post

    But how do they keep each site updated?

    For example if i wanted to build a site selling Iphones how many pages would it need to get indexed by Google.

    If i built say ten sites,then another ten all with good content and they managed page 1 of Google how would i make them stay there?Surely you cannot just leave them there.
    In a way you have answered your own question in your post. It is easier to build an authority site than create a mini site and wonder how to keep it going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    For the long term I would go with the consensus that Authority sites are the safest bet and where you should concentrate your efforts.
    Depending on if you are limited by time constraints or not I would add shorter term gains to the mix such as utilizing Video Marketing, Squidoo lenses & highly targeted Amazon Review Sites between 10 and 20 pages in size.
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  • Profile picture of the author winz
    I agree with wolfmmii's comment
    Build authority site is better than build 100 mini sites
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