A Time For Change

A Time For Change
This blog was started in August of 2007, about a year after I had first discovered Associate-O-Matic. Originally on Blogger, it was a haphazard collection of thoughts, ruminations and observations about AOM. Eventually it was decided to move it onto a more professional-looking platform under WordPress. A theme was chosen, modified to suit, and a pattern of twice-monthly posts (later... Read More

The Original Content Manifesto, Part VI

The Original Content Manifesto, Part VI
So far with this series, we have looked at using original text in various locations throughout an Associate-O-Matic site in order to keep customers engaged and interested enough to stay on the page. The more involved they are with the page contents, the more likely they are to search the site and/or select items to purchase. Now, paradoxically, we want... Read More

The Original Content Manifesto, Part V

The Original Content Manifesto, Part V
Continuing on with how to add original content to your Associate-O-Matic store, we move into the specifics of item pages. Having gone through the introductions of the home page, then a level lower onto the categories and subcategories, it’s time to drill down even further to discuss how to place content alongside individual items. As with the category areas, there... Read More

The Original Content Manifesto, Part IV

The Original Content Manifesto, Part IV
As we saw last time, the Category Descriptions are an effective way to preface your categories with original content. However, there are three additional locations you can use to display text on a category page. These can be set for the first page only (like the Descriptions), or on every page of the category (or subcategory). Let’s look at where... Read More