Amazon Affiliate Sites. How does my competitor do it?

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I sell products on Amazon. Compared to my competitor, they are higher priced, and my products are always somewhere in the middle or top of the top 100 bestseller lists for the category. My competitor is usually either on the bottom of the top 100 list or not on there at all.

Every day via google alerts I see that there are multiple amazon affiliate sites that pop up for my competitor's products and none for my own. They are all very low quality sites that just look like a garbled mix of random products from amazon with the wording spun in an unintelligible fashion. How are they doing this where their products are consistently listed and mine are not?

Is my competitor making these sites to point towards their products or are they listed on some website somewhere for affiliates to grab products from? This has been like 2-3 sites/pages indexed per day for the last several months if not longer- all low quality amazon affiliate sites with spun content. Originally I thought maybe I could contact every website but none of them don't have contact info or any kind of contact us page, and the who.is goes back to wordpress.

I ask this because this seems to be a deliberate back linking effort on their part - their lower quality product pages on amazon are ranking for some competitive keywords for our niche on google - above my own website.

how do I get the same to happen for my products and backlink to them on Amazon?
Is it just a matter of getting affiliates to notice my product on Amazon which clearly sells better than my competitor's and has a higher price? Is there some website I list it on for affiliates to pick it up? Is there a program that automatically spins these sites and this is all my competitor's doing?

Any insight on what is going on and how I can duplicate it (or do something better) would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author iSBP
    Does your competitor have an older domain? Do they post more often than you post? Is their site easier to read than yours? Remember, this is a marathon and not a race. You will most likely rank higher than them in the long run if you have better unique content. If they have a Wordpress blog or tumblr blog, then you should be doing better than them in a few weeks from now.

    Just because they spend more time backlinking on crappy sites doesn't mean that it will last. Analyze their backlinks and continue to post better content. That is my opinion anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author sharkey
      Originally Posted by iSBP View Post

      Does your competitor have an older domain? Do they post more often than you post? Is their site easier to read than yours? Remember, this is a marathon and not a race. You will most likely rank higher than them in the long run if you have better unique content. If they have a Wordpress blog or tumblr blog, then you should be doing better than them in a few weeks from now.

      Just because they spend more time backlinking on crappy sites doesn't mean that it will last. Analyze their backlinks and continue to post better content. That is my opinion anyway.
      This has to do with their Amazon product page, not their own website. I am wondering if

      A) this is an affiliate thing and their products are for some reason being favored by lots of affiliates with tons of amazon review sites, and if so, how can I get on these same affiliate's radar so they will do the same for me

      or

      B) they are automating a process to create tons of amazon review websites that link back to their amazon product page and if so, how can I do the same for my amazon product page?
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