Wow! Somebody has done their entire xmas shop through my links!

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    ryankettposted 13 years ago

    Either that or my new tactic has really worked. I was frustrated that I wasnt getting many sales from Amazon at the end of November, which is supposed to be the peak of xmas spending, so I tried something out.....

    .... I placed Amazon links for really high end and well known products on non-sales pages. For example, I have Apple Mac and Blackberry Storm products on pages about facebook....

    I only did this 36 hours ago; and have had 66 clicks with a 22% conversion rate since doing it..... before this I had never seen a greater conversion rate than 1%.

    I havent sold Apple Macs or iPhones or Blackberries.... but instead all sorts of lower end stuff.

    Cant be bothered to work out my earnings, will find out soon, but there are 15 items waiting to be shipped!

    1. kirstenblog profile image82
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If this keeps up you might be able to write a hub about strategies for amazon sales, I keep looking for good hubs on the topic and have not found that golden one yet big_smile

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Kristen you don't need to read hubs amount making hubs. Just look at the Amazon hubs of hubbers who have reported success. I'm off to check out Ryan's hubs now.

        1. kirstenblog profile image82
          kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thats exactly what I did with your hubs! I went and had a look at how you were laying them out etc. big_smile

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          ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Not sure what the point in looking at my hubs is.... all I did was stick Apple macs and iPhones on my busiest hubs.... this day was a complete one off! I guess it was 1 or 2 large baskets!

    2. terrowhite profile image58
      terrowhiteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      thats really nice.. congrats!!!

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      good innovating! smile

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    wow, congrats ryankett

  3. K Partin profile image61
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    Way to go...very cool! smile

  4. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan smile

  5. NaomiR profile image79
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Very cool!

  6. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Excellent.  (I think the person who bought all that stuff from Amazon might have been my kids' father.  He refuses to go into stores at this time of year, so his Amazon Prime account really gets a workout.  lol)

  7. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 13 years ago

    nice one smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Ryan that's fantastic news. I think your new strategy is brilliant. Too many hubbers put their products at the end of the page. You're very smart to put high end products near the top on non-sales pages. (If I had any non-sales pages, I might give it a try. smile)

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking of doing this on my most viewed hubs, but would probably have put the Amazon capsule at the bottom.  Not sure if I'm getting enough page views at this point to make a difference, but it will be my project tomorrow.

  9. jenblacksheep profile image70
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    So do you earn money if someone clicks on your links to get to Amazon and buys stuff from there, even if it's not the products you have advertised?

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, as long as they purchase on that same visit (e.g. dont close their browser).

      1. Lily Rose profile image83
        Lily Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, Ryan, doesn't Amazon have a 30 or 60 day cookie?  So anytime someone who has been on Amazon through one of your links goes back and buys anything (within that time frame), you get credit.

        Since Amazon doesn't give you real-time reporting, I check the previous day's orders every morning and yesterday I freaked out when I saw that there were 16 orders from the day before!  I think only one item was something I had on my hub.  Of course, this morning there was only one order shown for yesterday!

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          ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I think that Amazon now has a single session cookie? I believe that people such as Mark Knowles have lost about a third of their sales after Amazon changed this.... I dont think it was ever as much as 30-60 days though Lily Rose....

          1. Lily Rose profile image83
            Lily Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Wow, I had no idea it had changed (I don't rememeber exactly what it was!)  I have been doing very well with Amazon lately and I assumed that people were going back and buying within the cookie's time frame - maybe I'm doing better than I thought then?

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              ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              The end of November and beginning of December is always the busiest time of the year..... as many people get their final monthly pay cheque before christmas. Same happened to me, I sold 15 items in 1 day two days ago.... more than I had sold in the 4 months previous!

          2. Lily Rose profile image83
            Lily Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I just looked it up and it's a 24 hour cookie, but it ends if the person makes a purchase, so even if they go back (after making a purchase) within 24 hours it will not count.  Well, you learn something new everyday, right?  This was it for me!

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              ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Oh ok, well 24 hours is not many! I think that most of my sales must have been to the same person, they included 5 DS games and 3 books on the same topic..... so somebody went on a spree! A couple more would be nice!

              1. rmcrayne profile image95
                rmcrayneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                I thought recently on the forums word was that Amazon cookie was now single episode.  If someone clicked on Amazon from your hub, then navigated away to comparasion shop, then came back and purchased items, you still would not get any percentage.

    2. kirstenblog profile image82
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      So long as its within the life span of your 'cookie' with them yes smile

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    I think that is great!  You are a true inspiration for us wannabes!!

    Thanks for posting xxxx

  13. glendoncaba profile image75
    glendoncabaposted 13 years ago

    Thanks for the post.  I have started to experience amazon sales lately, too.

    But y'all know I'm way low on the learning curve.

    And I write on so many topics.  Not necessarily products.

  14. itcoll profile image60
    itcollposted 13 years ago are really lucky ryankett

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Nice job ryan! Congrats dude!

  16. Research Analyst profile image78
    Research Analystposted 13 years ago

    This is great news, thanks for sharing!

  17. Csjun89 profile image61
    Csjun89posted 13 years ago

    wow cool stuff

    congrats on the dollars rolling in for christmas, a few more weeks ahead before it trickles off!

  18. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago is only a session cookie now - the 24 hours is still in effect only if an item is placed in the shopping cart

    You have one session for item to get in cart and 24 hours for the cc info to be sent to buy it.

    I keep getting confused could have changed again since the last time I read it line for line

  19. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    Just copied this from Amazon:

    4. Referral Fees
    We will pay you (in accordance with Sections 5 and 6 below) referral fees on certain Product sales to third parties. For a Product sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and during a single session, add the Product to his or her shopping cart, purchase the Product with digital fulfillment (e.g., digital download or streaming) in the case of Digital Products, or purchase the Product via our 1-Click feature. The session begins when the customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and ends upon the first to occur of the following events: (a) 24 hours elapses from the customer's initial click-through, (b) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product, or (c) the customer follows a third party link to the Amazon Site that is formatted with an Associate’s tag. We will only pay referral fees on eligible Products after order, payment, and shipping or, in the case of Digital Products, digital fulfillment have occurred.

    It's a little confusing, but it does seem to be a 24 hour cookie and if they go back within that 24 hours and add an item to the cart and check out it counts - am I reading that correctly?


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