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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

Subcategories: A Users Guide

Subcategories: A Users Guide
Back in 2009, a guide to AOM Categories was rolled out, and gave a general overview of that feature. Since then a great number of people have struggled with setting up custom sub-categories. It probably hasn’t helped that the system for creating custom subcats has changed numerous times since then, as Amazon has allowed more leeway into what can be... Read More

Introducing v5.4

Introducing v5.4
Nearly two years ago (2011), templating was added to Associate-O-Matic with v5.0, completely revamping the structure of the store front by replacing a confusing cluster of nested HTML tables with clean editable CSS. Templates were a fantastic leap forward, but it was appended onto the same backend interface that’s been in use since v4.0 in 2008. Now with the release... Read More

How To Add Product: A Users Guide

How To Add Product: A Users Guide
It may seem obvious to anyone who has used Associate-O-Matic for any length of time, but many new and inexperienced users seem to struggle with this basic question. So it seems worthy of discussion in some detail. Unlike previous users guides, which focused on specific features of AOM, this one will instead delve into a more general concept. It will... Read More

V5: What It Won’t Do

V5: What It Won’t Do
The upcoming version five of Associate-O-Matic will introduce many great new features. Templating will be the most obvious addition. Last month we discussed some of the other additions, such as Image Cloak, Integrated Search Within Results, etc. As it enters the final stages of Beta testing, I would like to balance out this preview look by discussion of what the... Read More