SEO: Building Amazon Affiliate Marketing Sites
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Create amazon affiliate marketing sites -100% white hat SEO principles. SEO 101, advanced SEO, silos and ranking tips
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Last updated 9/2017
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  • 17.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Amazon affiliate marketing
  • Build amazon affiliate sites that earn commissions every month from free search engine traffic. .
  • How to choose a niche for your amazon affiliate site
  • Very detailed tutorials on how to do keyword research - and find keywords low competition that will rank in Google's top 10 with minimal external backlinks
  • Silo architecture - see how silos are designed and built. Silos can help you rank any type of site a lot better in Google
  • How to plan, design and build niche sites
  • Exactly how to choose domain names that are not penalized. Unless you know how to do this right, it's possible that your site will not perform well in Google
  • Building a WordPress website - you get to see exactly how to use WordPress to build affiliate marketing sites
  • Designing your WordPress site - how to make your website look really pretty, decrease bounce rate and perform well
  • Implementing silos in WordPress
  • SEO 101 - basics of search engine optimization
  • A look at the important SEO factors and how they can help your affiliate site rank higher in Google
  • Advanced on page SEO - This is how you can make your affiliate marketing website rank higher in the Google SERPs
  • Site speed: Making your site load fast. See exactly how to optimize your WordPress site for speed
  • Link building tips - see how you can build links to your site
  • The real "secret" to ranking high in Google - this is what really matters
  • Building sites in amazon niches that pay higher commissions
  • Detailed, step by step worked examples - see how the entire process is performed
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  • As long as someone can speak English and is willing to put in time every week to write content - or invest in getting content written, they are good to go.

If you have always wanted to build profitable affiliate sites but could not find a guide that explained the whole process to you, this is the answer you have been looking for.

This series of video lectures covers just about everything you need to know about building amazon affiliate sites that generate commissions every month like clock work.

Niche research, keyword research, site structure for siloed sites and niche sites, basic SEO, advanced on page SEO and link building.

You will not find a course on the market that covers as much material as this course does - even most courses that cost several $1000 do not have half the information that's covered in this course.

The numerous worked examples will help you understand exactly how to choose profitable niches, what to look for while selecting keywords, how to develop content and build the site. 

You are sure to be blown away by the material that's covered in the advanced SEO section. There is simply no other course on the market that covers what worked now in as much details as this course does.

The approach adopted here is 100% white hat. If you build your amazon affiliate sites like it is detailed here, you will not have to worry about any future Google updates that target spam sites and shady link building practices.

Here you will see how to build 100% white hat sites that can dominate the SERPs for 10s, if not 100s of keywords with minimal link building.


What is affiliate marketing?

In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is about sending traffic to a vendor’s site. The vendor will pay you a commission if the people you send to their site buy anything they may happen to be selling.

Amazon is one such vendor that has a very, very popular affiliate program.

Amazon - and its subsidiaries in several countries - will pay you commissions for sales you generate through your website. 

For this to happen, you will need to have a site ranking high in Google and other search engines. These high rankings will mean folks who are searching for products will see your website in Google's search results, click on your website, read your article - and then hopefully click on your affiliate link, go to amazon and buy one or more products.

Since they clicked on your affiliate link and landed on amazon, your site acted as a bridge between Google and amazon.

And since you sent them to amazon, you will get a commission for products they might buy while on the site. 

This is what affiliate marketing is all about. 

You create websites, rank those sites on Google and other search engines, get traffic to your site - and send your visitors to the merchants site. In this case, the merchant is amazon. And you get paid commissions for whatever the people you sent to the merchant's site buy. 

But before you will be able to build such websites that rank high on Google, you will need to learn SEO - or search engine optimization. 

SEO is the process of getting organic - or free - traffic from Google and other search engines. 

Without a sound knowledge of the various SEO techniques and principles, you will not be able to rank your websites in the search engines and get any organic traffic to your sites. 

Which is why a large part of this course is about SEO. 

All aspects of SEO are discussed in this course - from the fundamentals of SEO to advanced SEO concepts like silos that can help your pages rank with hardly any external backlinks. 

Here's a detailed overview of what is covered in this course ...

Niche Research

A niche is a market segment that caters to a very specific group of people. 

Before you can build a website, you will need to know which segment of people your website will target. 

Ideally, your website should target to a very clearly defined niche. It simply cannot be everything to everyone. 

Since amazon sells products, your niche has to be one that has several products being sold on amazon. 

In this course, several niche research ideas are discussed. By applying these ideas, you will easily and quickly be able to find lucrative niches that have hot products on amazon. 

Keyword Research

Once you have selected a bunch of niches that you find interesting, you will need to identify keywords within the niche that you would want to target. 

This is possibly the most important part of the entire SEO process. You will need to select keywords that are fairly easy to rank - and can generate revenues if your site is to earn revenues month after month. 

Selecting great keywords is one of the most important tasks an SEO does. It's critical that you target the right keywords - or else no amount of SEO might be able to help you rank your site.

This course covers keyword research in great depth. 

Every step of the process is detailed, so you will be able to select the right kind of keywords. Nothing is left to chance.

Methods to generate keyword ideas in just about any niche are discussed in excruciating detail. 

And then you get to see how to evaluate keywords for ease of ranking and revenue generating potential. 

Once you have watched these videos, finding appropriate keywords in just about any niche will be a breeze. 

Silo Architecture

This is rarely discussed in SEO and affiliate marketing courses - but this is a very, very important SEO concept.

Get this right and you will have a much easier time ranking your site in the search engines. 

Many other SEO courses gloss over this concept, or do not present it in a easy to understand manner.

This course covers silos in depth - in a way that is very easy to understand. 

Mastering silos will put you leagues ahead of your competition. 

Complete Worked Example - mattress site blueprint

In this section, you will get to see a complete worked example. 

You will get to see how the keyword research and selection process works, and how silos are designed. 

The niche site model

While silos work very well, not everyone might want to build a siloed site. Most affiliate marketing sites are in fact niche sites. 

This section discusses niche sites and how to make niche sites rank better in the search engines. 

Choosing a domain name

This is a very important step in the process. Certain kinds of domain names may either help or hinder your SEO efforts. These are discussed here. 

Building the website

We use WordPress - possibly the most popular CMS - to build our sites. 

Almost everything you would want to know about building affiliate marketing WordPress sites is discussed here. 

Backup and restore

It's essential you know how to backup your WordPress sites. You would want to backup your sites periodically - and you would want to know how to restore your site if something were to go wrong.

Site speed - making your WordPress site fast

The faster your site loads, the better it will be for conversions. 

You would want your site to load as fast as possible. Slow sites irritate people and can hurt your conversions. 

In this section, you will get to see exactly how to make your WordPress site load as fast as possible. And you also get to learn what really matters when it comes to site speed. 

Implementing silos in WordPress

Once you have learned what silos are and how they can help your SEO efforts, you would want to implement them. 

But WordPress does not make implementing silos easy. It's not built that way. To implement silos, WordPress makes you jump through several hoops. 

Here, you will see various methods to implement silos for your affiliate marketing sites in WordPress. 

SEO 101

SEO is not hard, but it's a knowledge game. You either know what works or you do not. If you do not get the basics right, your affiliate site will not rank as well as it otherwise could.

The basics of SEO are covered in detail here. 

Advanced on page SEO

While getting the basics of SEO is important, you will not be able to rank in competitive niches with just the basics alone. And most affiliate marketing sites are usually in fairly competitive niches.

For that, you will need to learn advanced SEO concepts that can turn the tables in your favor. 

And there are a lot of these concepts that will need to be mastered before your site will do well in the search engines. 

All of these are covered in detail here. 

And numerous worked examples will help you understand these concepts better.

Link building

The right kind of links is essential if you are to succeed with your SEO efforts. 

This section looks at the kind of links you would want to build, where to get them and more. 

Building sites in niches with higher commissions

Recently, amazon changed their affiliate commission rates. 

This section looks at the impact of the recent changes, and how to build sites in niches that pay very well now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Just about anyone who speaks English and is teachable.
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Curriculum For This Course
263 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:54
Niche Research
21 Lectures 01:33:36

3 rules of niche research - these rules make finding niches for amazon affiliate sites easy and fast. 

Preview 05:32

This is perhaps the most  common mistake   those who are just getting started with niches research make. And this could be very, very hard to fix once the site is built. 

Majority of beginners to affiliate marketing overlook this ...

See how you can use this free tool to check if a niche is seasonal, and when the "buying season" is. 

Worked examples - seasonality and trends

Another frequently overlooked factor

Many people use the Google AdWords Keyword Planner only for keyword research. It can be used as a very powerful idea generator during  the niche  research phase as well. 

Using Google AdWords Keyword Planner for niche research

It's so easy to do this, but many do not. 

Using to generate niche ideas

This is so simple and easy to do. But many beginners do not know how to do this stuff. 

Mining eBay and Alibaba for niche ideas

Very few people are using this technique. It can make niche research very easy and fast. But only if it is done right. 

Preview 02:27

This can be a lot of fun to do. Who said work should be boring and hard?

Use popular movies and athletes to generate awesome niche ideas

This is a well kept secret. Very, very few people seem to be doing this. You'll be amazed to see how easy this really is. Niche research does not have to be hard and time-consuming. 

Preview 04:52

You can use free online databases to generate some really good niche ideas. 

No one is talking about this method.

Do you hate late night TV infomercials? If you are niche marketer, you might instead want to thank the folks who produce these infomercials. 

Niche ideas for amazon sites from late night TV infomercials

This method can help you generate scores of great niche ideas for your amazon site in minutes - and it's really easy to do. 

Do this to generate scores of great niche ideas in minutes

Here are some more techniques to generate great niche ideas fast ...

More idea joggers

Niche research - worked example #1 - golf balls

Niche research - worked example #2 - belt buckles

Niche research - worked example #3 - knives vs knives set

Niche research - worked example #4 - barbie toys

Niche research - worked example #5 - snow blowers


Practice Exercises
Keyword Research
20 Lectures 01:42:41

The online buying process

The most important distinction you'll want to learn ...

Estimating CI

Best keyword types for amazon affiliate sites

Why focus on Google ...

This is the first tool we use. It's easy to use, it's fast - and it's really inexpensive. Plus the keyword difficulty score it computes is as accurate as it can get. 

The tools we use for keyword research

Keyword difficulty

Keyword difficulty - caveat!

Semrush: The #1 tool for high speed keyword research

Using Semrush to generate 1000s of niche ideas in less than 10 minutes

Ideal keyword parameters

Misconceptions about search volume

Worked examples : easy keywords

Worked examples - medium difficulty keywords

Worked examples - easy, medium and hard keywords

Competitor and keyword research with semrush, keyword revealer

Swiping great keywords from and other big ecommerce sites

Swiping fantastic keywords from manufacturers' sites

Comparing keyword research tools
Silo Architecture - Building Your Site's Blueprint
7 Lectures 33:22

Understanding what silos are - and using silo architecture the right way - is key to higher search engine rankings. Most webmasters do not use silos. Using them on your site can give you an unfair advantage. 

What are silos?

The most important concept in SEO almost no one talks about

Silos: Interlinking inner pages

Niche sites vs siloed sites

Remove guess work from choosing topics for silos

Why siloed sites earn more

Types of silos
Complete worked example - mattresses site blueprint
27 Lectures 01:54:40
A word about mindset - keyword research is never, ever easy

Always do this check first


Getting a basic understanding of the niche

Learning about the niche

Finding out what problems people are trying to solve

Using MerchantWords

Deciding the silo topics

Digging down into silo topics - The process

Silo 1: Digging down with keyword revealer

Silo 1: Finding more keywords with semrush and keyword revealer

Silo 1: Finding long tail buyer keywords

Silo 1: Using a Google Suggest scraper

Silo 1: Synonyms

Silo 1: Scraping keywords from top ranking sites

Silo 1:Finding products to promote

Silo 1: Finding informational keywords

Silo 2: Digging down with keyword revealer

Silo 2: Finding more keywords with semrush and keyword revealer

Silo 2: Finding long tail keywords

Silo 2: Finding informational keywords

Silo 3: Digging down with keyword revealer

Silo 3: Finding more keywords

Silo 3: Finding long tail keywords

Silo 3: Finding informational keywords

Preparing the siloed site blueprint

Blueprint - siloed mattress site
The niche site model
10 Lectures 45:44
When to build niche sites

Keyword research for niche sites - thumb rules

Digging down with keyword revealer

Finding more keywords with semrush and keyword revealer

Finding longtails

Finding product keywords using semrush

Finding informational keywords

Scraping Google Suggest keywords

Preparing the blueprint

Blueprint - niche site
Choosing a domain name
2 Lectures 10:52
Say no to EMDs and PMDs

You will never, ever want to buy a domain for an affiliate site without doing this check. This is critically important. 

*Very Important* Always do this check first before buying a domain
Building the website
35 Lectures 02:27:13
Why we use WordPress

Inside WordPress

WordPress update services

Reading settings

Discussion settings





Adding pages

Adding categories to pages



General settings

Writing settings

Media settings

Contact us page

Add this disclosure at the bottom of every page

About us page

Privacy policy

Affiliate disclosure

Adding social sharing buttons

Creating menus

Custom menu widget

Why we use pages and not posts

Why we use a static home page

Installing the thrive content builder plugin

Google Analytics integration

Google webmaster tools / search console

Yoast SEO settings

Not many webmasters seem to know about this issue with WordPress, Unless you handle this, your site's rankings will suffer and your content will not rank as high as it should. 

Avoiding on site duplicate content

Bing webmaster tools

Uploading your site's banner image

Creating a favicon

Creating a child theme
Backup and restore
3 Lectures 15:56
Backup and restore with a plugin

Manual backup from cPanel

Manually restoring your site
Site speed - making your wordpress site fast
15 Lectures 01:14:45
What you would want to know about site speed

Factors that affect site speed

Tools to measure site speed

Time to first byte

TTFB scores of major sites

W3 Total Cache settings

Measuring the performance of the top 10 sites in your niche

Image optimization using a plugin

Image optimization using GIMP

Remove unused plugins and themes

Optimizing the database

Removing query strings from static files

Above the fold code optimization

Choosing the fastest plugins for your website

Ongoing maintenance
5 More Sections
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Our passion is SEO - and we love teaching it

A sound understanding of SEO and digital marketing can change people's lives for the better - and we are on a mission to teach people how to create profitable websites.

We have been marketing online since 2005, and have created scores upon scores of successful websites. AdSense, CPA, ClickBank, Amazon affiliate sites - we have done it all and have an intimate knowledge of what works and what does not.

We have seen almost all of Google's algo updates and learned to build sites that Google loves - sites that can rank without any shady tactics.

Our  methods are not based on loopholes that work today but may not work tomorrow. 

We have learned how to build resilient sites - 100% white hat sites - that earn affiliate commissions month after month and year after year.