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Amazon affiliate store's impact on Google rankings?

Msg#: 4294416 posted 10:38 pm on Apr 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

If I wanted to create an Amazon affiliate store how would this impact you in the searches? And what can you do to counteract any negative impact?

Does anyone have any experience with on this?



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Msg#: 4294416 posted 12:08 am on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello Intersite, and welcome to the forums.

The best advice for ANY affiliate site is not to create pages that mostly duplicate the content of another site, even Amazon (or whatever business is running the affiliate program). Google is looking for pages that they can send users to that are unique and informative for the traffic they send, rather than a copy of information a user can find many places.


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Msg#: 4294416 posted 2:15 am on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I would echo tedster's advice, based on the very narrow niche I have been looking at.

Amazon pages rank particularly well despite the content being not all that relevant, and their being MINNIMAL links (like one) to those particular pages.

Of course, that doesn't count all the internal page rank those pages are getting.


Msg#: 4294416 posted 2:43 am on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

If youre going to do it make sure that the internal page has the exact content for what theyre searching for in google. Check keyword density, link from several places, etc.


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Msg#: 4294416 posted 3:11 am on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hm...well, for what it's worth, Panda hit only one of my sites. That site is the only one of mine that linked to an Amazon affiliate store. Might just be a coincidence, but just throwing it out there.


Msg#: 4294416 posted 9:41 am on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the advice. I was thinking of maybe including a link to purchasing the product through amazon on my own content and then adding no follow to that too. But I'm not quite sure if you can do that with amazon affiliate as I haven't signed up yet. I'm pretty sure i've seen other sites use this method. I'm guessing this way although probably not as effective in getting sales is probably best for site quality.

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