So my (young) IM career currently is dedicated to Amazon review sites. My first campaign (that's what I call them) was 11 sites. I'm in the process of tweaking those while building my campaign 2 (8 sites)
Anyway, for my campaign1, quite a few of them did well (by well I mean two to three months of $80 to $110 each).
The others are doing fairly well. However I am noticing a trend.
Each site that does fairly well is because it gets on to page 1 of its intended keyword (all sites are exact match for a keyword). It stays there awhile, then it gets dropped off.
So my question is: what's the best strategy for these sites to stay on page 1? Why did they drop off?
I have heard that once on page 1, the site goes under a manual review and from there possibly might get dropped. So I'm guessing it's possible my content was not considered valuable? Either that or the sites that are on page 1 legitimately booted me off with off-page SEO or better content?
Anyway, all sites have handwritten review by me which I actually consider to be pretty good quality.
Then I experimented with the bestseller lists (as outlined in Jamie "GoGetta's Amazon Mindset WSO) and had that as my home page.
Then I wrote up some mini buyer guides (Tips on buying XXX) and had that as my home page
Then I also wrote up more detailed buyer guides but have not made those my home page yet but a separate page (linked from home page)
Anyway, so my question is what do you guys think? Any of these strategies sound feasible? Or do I just continue slowly and surely doing my off-page SEO?
Or ... any other ideas?