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  1. Nova United Kingdom

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    I want to build an Amazon affiliate store and have been reading up on various programs both dedicated and using Wordpress to do so.

    I have also read and heard about users on here building sites, ranking high then getting the "Google Slap" and dropping right down the rankings.

    It seems to avoid a Google Slap you don't want to create a landing page that is just a table of contents and plenty of ads for other vendors.

    That seems a hard thing to do if you are planning on setting up an Amazon affiliate store?? :confused:
     
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    hey, I'm kinda a newbie in the system, so don't be too hard on me...

    The google slap, as I've seen from reading around, can happen a lot in situations like this. Heres some examples of reasons why:

    • Little description/Unique content about a item; maybe just a lot of images and no text
    • Too much clogging. Prevent this by having images of whatever your promoting, then a PAGE on your site for that product (you'll probably already have a blog post or something already). Title a box above it with "Read our review on this product!"
    • A large, page-taking store, like amazons - Typically amazon stores have a small image and optional text. If your going to use A-store, try and use a lot of that text space - and even then its tricky. Amazon store does bluntly show the users lots of stuff, but not much detail for each thing. You could consider having a 1 product store with a review linking to other 1 product stores to make a "store in stores". This typically converts better too!
    • Copied content
    • Short content

    Try to avoid the above and maybe try what I suggested above.
     
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    Thanks Sam. Thats kind of what I've been reading. I guess with Google content is king. For an affiliate store it must be hard to fill it full of content and make it still appear like a store but I'll try. The last thing I want is to be slapped right down the rankings by the big G.
     
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    I've been burned recently by this. My tip would be to start the site off as a review site, great content, daily content and build it slowly. Build affiliate links in to reviews, rather than computer generating hundreds of thin pages.

    That is how you build something great, that will earn ££ into the future. I'd imagine G clamping right down on thin sites in the future, even more so than now, so a bit of effort will pay off.
     
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