What I want to do is add maybe 2000 Amazon product pages to my existing largely uncommercial Wordpress site.
And I have become paranoid of damaging organic traffic to my site, which is very important to me for non-commercial reasons.
So the essence of my enquiry is how can I do this with least risk?
Is it necessary now to create the additional pages manually for fear that products like WP Zon builder or similar Amazon Associate plugins/scripts will leave "footprints" and harm my SEO?
I should say I realise that my 2000 new product pages shouldn't have too much duplicate content from Amazon and that it is necessary to write fresh content for each page. Thus I hope that when these are added to my content-rich existing site, I will not be seen as thin affiliate, but a thick affiliate.
A bit of background. My site has done well under Panda.
Then my traffic abruptly collapsed after the late April Penguin update. Up to that point I knew nothing of SEO, pandas, penguins, never even heard of the term 'black hat'.
What happened - What did I do wrong to fall foul of penguin? Something innocent it seems - my footer had a traditional Catholic prayer with repetitive words (eg. Heart of Jesus 40 times) which looked like webspam. When I removed it, I recovered from Penguin.
Meanwhile I had bought Zon builder to create my additional Amazon pages. At first I blamed Zon builder for the Penguin crash - but I do not now believe it was Zon builder's fault. Because I never really properly deployed Zon Builder.
I am grateful indeed that Zon builder refunded my money.
I am tempted to go back to Zon builder - but I am just SPOOKED about this happening again.
Maybe I should just say unlike other people here, I am not aiming to make a living with adding a shop/product pages to my site.
2000 Amazon pages with Adsense on them should help me in a difficult time. That is all I'm after.
Please can anyone tell me should I build these pages manually or with proper precautions like fresh content, etc can I safely go back to Zon builder or use another Affiliate plugin?
Any advice very gratefully received.