I thought that building up and inserting Amazon aStore links to my articles could boost up my sale as an Amazon affiliate but have read somewhere that this is not advisable. Anybody has an idea?
Amazon aStore is an app you put on your own website. Have you installed this on your website?
I assume you're putting a text link to the Amazon aStore in your Hubs, or are you doing it some other way?
I know a couple of people who have tried aStores and didn't have much luck with them. I'm guessing that when people come to a Hub, they want you to do the work of recommending the best product, rather than going to an aStore and having to flounder around themselves. Once tey get to Amazon, they're presented with a whole raft of related products anyway, so they get a chance to change their mind!
Hi Marisa, yes i have put some links to my hubs leading to my aStores. Well, I thought that when readers click the links and come to my aStores they can choose anything they want and that makes me an income when they make purchases. aStores I supposed should be working that way. Or not. Hmm...maybe I should be taking out these links and see what happens next. You really gave me a nice thought. Thanks for your response!
Is your aStore a specialist store, featuring just one kind of product?
You won't make sales with any Amazon links or capsules unless the products are closely related to the topic you're writing about. You need to give the reader that "aha! that's exactly what I'm looking for!" reaction. If your aStore isn't sufficiently specialised so the right product is staring them in the face when they get there, it won't have that effect and won't work.
It's true that people often end up buying something totally different, but it's getting them to click that's the challenge.
I can say that my aStores are rather kind of specialized. Meaning for every hub that discusses a topic there is an aStore link that leads to Amazon page and present products of the same types just to help people out to have a wider choice. I remember that somebody making it big with Amazon once wrote that aStores are rather useless and rather misleading but Amazon is telling it differently. For now, I disassociated my aStores from my hubs and watch out.
Thank you again..
I have one on one of my sites. It has been there over a year. During that time, I've had one large purchase that I earned quite a bit on. Other than that, there have been no others.
From my experience aStores don't do that well as they look real bad and just an extension of Amazon. Who'd want to shop from there? Unless you've got it extremely well setup.
Linking to the astore is fine as long as it's just a max of 2 per domain on each hub.
Generally you want to lower any obstacles between your traffic and the point of sale. So to insert an astore you would need to really think it is adding value over a direct link to a product.
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