Update on My Amazon Affiliate SiteMike Sullivan
At the end of June, I posted about testing SiteDepot.com‘s low cost Amazon affiliate offer. Mike Cohen put a affiliate store on “Mens-Razors.com” for me. It’s been a few weeks and I just thought I’d provide an update.
First let me say, I have done NOTHING with the site whatsoever. I’ve done zero on-page and off-page as far as SEO. I don’t think I have even gone back to look at the site in a couple of weeks. Today, I checked my Amazon Associate Central page and saw that there were 2 sales. Commission totaled less than a buck, but to be honest, I was expecting nothing.
I checked my Google Analytics for the site and it’s getting very low traffic. Interestingly though, it has a page 1 ranking on Yahoo for the term “razor” and is #1 on Yahoo for “mens razors”, “men’s razors”, “mens razor” and “men’s razor”. Not too bad, but I don’t value Yahoo results all that much since it seems to be a fading source as a search engine / directory. Most of the traffic has come from Yahoo, second only to my blog. No sign of the domain on Google.
I’m focusing on other things at the moment, so I doubt I will have any time to improve upon the Google rankings in the coming weeks. If that changes, I’ll provide an update and let you know what changes I see.
So, after a few weeks, my assessment is that SiteDepot.com’s Amazon solution is definitely not a “set it and forget it” deal (nor did anyone claim it was). You’ll need to invest time in improving rankings, linking, etc. in order to see results.