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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By Robert Bleach
Re: Amazon reviews...unethical?

Is it unethical to have a review site where the reviewer just compiled information from other sources, as opposed to buying and using the product himself? Hell, no, as long as the reviewer doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Michael Franklin
Re: Is Purple an Amazon Buyer Keyword?

The only time that color would be considered a "buying keyword" is if the color is actually part of the product name itself....I've found colors to be used for comparative purposes only and going...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Declan O Flaherty
Re: Is Purple an Amazon Buyer Keyword?

Well, purple shoes is not a buyer keyword. It's further along than "shoes" but still not specific enough to be a buyer keyword. Now, purple "sandals" would be even closer than purple shoes because,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Will Edwards
Re: Is Purple an Amazon Buyer Keyword?

"Purple Cow" (Seth Godin) just might be ...

http://www.sethgodin.com/purple/
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th April 2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,370
Posted By AmandaT
Tips for Kindle Publishers (or anyone who wants to be one)

It seems everywhere I look people are asking questions about Kindle. How about we spend some time sharing tips instead?

I've been doing Kindle publishing for about 8 months now. At one point I had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By rambo9600
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By robyna
Re: Bad Reviews and Good Reviews

Back to the original point...Yes, a one or two rating and there's no way I'm buying the product. I read Amazon product reviews to buy just about everything (even groceries!) so I think they're super...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,780
Posted By Sojourn
Re: Amazon Account Terminated

Kyle - I was sorry to hear about your situation and I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have your account closed.

Finding exactly how this happened is critical because any affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By dncserv
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Really pleased I found this thread, I have been setting up my first few amazon sites and have been following the product criteria as originally discussed because that was what I was advised to do....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By bmcgoff
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Wow, this is a great thread! I'm in the process of adding lower priced items to my existing sites, rather than making new sites to promote cheap items. It's easy to get to 6/.5% but that 7% is tough!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,406
Posted By Ben Armstrong
Re: $5000/month with Amazon?

Comments like this annoy me.

There's nothing wrong with either method.

One thing I will say about being an affiliate as opposed to a product creator/owner... The money you make is almost...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By anwar001
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

You have laid down some awesome and useful points for newbie amazon marketers. Most of the so called Gurus have listed those conditions to make attractive wso's which would get raving reviews.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By agc
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I have another question... do I now have to use the AWS API to generate an expiring signed link for every clickable? Or can I still toss out an old fashioned affiliate link and will it still work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By agc
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I grew up listening to Wolfman Jack on AM Radio in Louisville, Ky. ha.

Ok, here's a thought... I often toss things in my Amazon cart and let em sit until I'm ready to make an order. Eventually....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By garyv
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I think there's too much focus on the price of the product, when in reality you'd have an easier time selling, if you focused your efforts on finding customers that are already looking for something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By aluminum
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

You bring up a very good point, about how promoting cheap products can be just as successful and many times more successful than promoting $100 + products.

Once someone is on amazon, and clicked...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By jan roos
Re: Amazon Associates Please Respond

Amazon shows different prices for different visitors. Not sure what they base it on or if its just testing.

Getting ppl to click on to Amazon or other stores to see the price is a good option...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Gaz Cooper
Re: Amazon Associates Please Respond

I personally like to use the price as a call to action and only put a basic price guide and then something like click here for current lowest price available.

This works well especially if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By StunningWarrior
Re: Amazon Associates Please Respond

Does Amazon offer the same price to every website visitor?

Historically there were plenty of rumors that it did not do - for example see CNN.com - Web sites change prices based on customers'...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By steven Clayden
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

just read your blog, did your amazon sites get slapped after the panda update?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Takuyar
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Wolfman ... thanks for starting this thread. I am looking at starting out with Amazon and this thread has given me a lot of information!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By jacksonlin
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I think I said this before, but in my experience Amazon sites are not worth the effort. I made a case study where I documented my Amazon journey and I so wish I made Clickbank sites.

Check out the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Amazon hit on the mother lode of add-on sales when they were still basically selling books, CDs and DVDs. Give people a choice between buying a $15 book and paying $4 shipping, and buying a $15 book,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Gaz Cooper
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Erica as always hits the nail on the head, as does John McCabe, and that is exactly why many of us use the basic guidelines, however they are just that, guidelines designed to take the beginner...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By maclennan
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Intersting stuff!! and goes against everything we have been taught this far, but Wolfman Jack, does make a strong and valid case for his side of the argument.. will take this on board...
THANKS!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By agc
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

This. Pretty. Much. Sums. It. Up.

I like to say: There is no item on Amazon that's less than $25, no matter what the price is.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Stevie C
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

That's a good way of selling Amazon products I imagine you can sell a lot like that
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Craig McPherson
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

You are one lucky dude Wolfy.

You start a thread about a very relevant topic and it attracts people like Erica and John. Throw in all the other fantastic responses here and it makes one of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Chris Worner
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

A far as the cost of the items are concerned, it is easy to sell a $10K medical machine on Amazon if you are getting your sales message in front of the right audience. The same with any other high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By cashtree
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

You get paid by volume in Amazon, more volume higher percentage you get. So the smart thing to do is sell a mix of cheap items to get volume count up, and sell high priced items to get more $$. So...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By WishfulDoing
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

This thread is making me wish I didn't live in a Nexus state. Great strategies to get to that 8%.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Michael Franklin
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Hey, I trademarked that motto! :)

Seriously though, you're approach to site building is a good approach. People think that all of the EMD's are snatched up. The reality is that every day, good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,489
Posted By CDarklock
Re: "How To SEO Is Not Important Because Content Is King, Says Google Employee"

This is the goal of all search engines.

Basically, the ability to use SEO and get higher rankings for your website is a bug in the system, and it's treated as a bug. Every search engine team is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,620
Posted By Aussie Dazzler
What Parts Of SEO Confuse You?

just a query with others.

What parts of SEO confuse you.

This could be On page SEO, Meta Tags, Backlinking or any other part of SEo.

Look forward to your thoughts.

Darren
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 779
Posted By Taniwha
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Eyetrap
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I break all those rules and make $3,000 + each month from amazon alone. *December I hit $5,500.

My motto = get them to amazon and you'll make money.

Wanna know how I determine to promote a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By Mark72
Re: I'm 1 year in the internet marketing business and haven't made more than 1$

If you've put the time in then you must have eliminated a lot of things that don't work for you, so success could be just around the corner.

Don't give up!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By protectyoursales
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I would also add that cheap items can and will sell like crazy if you are selling to hobbyists. This is also a great way to make use of a mailing list, because hobbyists are much more likely to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By bmcgoff
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

It's also good (like Erica touched on) to incorporate as much of the niche as possible into your site. So, for example, if your site promotes tents for camping, after you are getting some traffic and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By yourreviewer
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

The key here is to do more of what is working for YOU than what you read or say.

There are so many reasons why higher priced products may work for others while it may not work for you like your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By SoEasyMoney
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

My experience has been that even though shoppers find your website for the $5.00 item and hop over to Amazon and put it in their cart, they tend to buy at least $50 worth of "stuff" to get the free...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 948
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Do you dislike clicking affiliate links...WHY????

This doesn't apply so much among internet marketers (who, unlike the other 99% of customers, typically know something about how affiliate payments are structured) but many people imagine - unless you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 948
Posted By Halcyon
Re: Do you dislike clicking affiliate links...WHY????

If I understand the OP correctly, you're asking why to some people go out of their way to avoid clicking an affiliate link- Even if they're in the market to buy the product?

Some people just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Kierkegaard
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I've also heard people advise against promoting books but I regularly make money from books on Amazon.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Sojourn
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

John - Very well put. (You always have something very wise to share and so much more succinctly put, too!)

I rather lumped "rules" and "guidelines" in together but there is a difference. Clear...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By ratracegrad
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

One of my bestselling websites sells covers for cell phones and the platic cover for front. Those hello kitty and other themed covers sell like crazy. Yet they cost $5 bucks or less. You can usually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ben Armstrong
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

This is pretty much what I was going to say. As a newbie you really need some sort of rules to get you started. With experience and some experimentation you learn which ones can be bent and by how...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Andylinks
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I haven't started promoting Amazon products yet but I intend to have lower price items as well as the higher priced ones as part of my mix.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Jack, both you and Erica have some good points. Overall, my position is a lot closer to Erica's, though.

What's the one thing new folks always, always, always ask for? Simple, step-by-step,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By bitriot
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Many adsense affiliates have sites that are oriented towards selling low cost items that people buy in multiples in order to drive their commission rates up. I was thinking about making a site like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Erica makes excellent points as usual and if I may chime in with a couple more.....

You said that most Amazon Gurus will tell you to have multiple reviews. But not always the case. Paula and Wanda...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By Sojourn
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Ah, my favorite topic - Amazon! How could I pass this up? ;)

wolfmanjack, all good discussion points. Being able to question information, test, and determine the best parts of that information...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By solado
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I promote products in the electronics department for $20 - $60 and it nets me a nice profit. I guess its trading what you think your time is worth vs rewards, I write a lot of content for my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By sooner918
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

Love the post Wolfman;lot's of thought in what you say! It takes a little practice and experience to determine what will be profitable niches for each of us.

I agree with pretty much everything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By M Thompson
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I like to have several low cost products as part of my promotion strategy, it's easier to get visitors to amazon where they drop their cookie, One led bulb led to a $80 commission on a watch :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,189
Posted By YasirYar
Re: Do the AMAZON GURUS have it all WRONG!

I agree to a certain extent about product prices. I believe that if a product is worthy, one should not let a low price prevent them from marketing it. There are a number of people who have made a...
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