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SEO For Beginners, Fun And Profit

SEO For Beginners, Fun And Profit
SEO is one of those topics that can completely befuddle people who are new to the concept. It can almost seem like alchemy, with everyone else understanding it completely, but you don’t have a clue as to what it is or how it works. Online “experts” seemingly contradict each other, and certain shady characters will suggest that there are easy... Read More

Mythbusting, AOM Style

Mythbusting, AOM Style
Associate-O-Matic is the most popular Amazon affiliate script out there; there’s no doubt about that. True, there is competition, and that’s fine; a little elbowing can make for a better product. But in an effort to make some of the also-rans look better, claims are made that may not be accurate. Many times a competitor’s website will roll out charts... Read More

SEO – Bing and Yahoo Tips

SEO – Bing and Yahoo Tips
This month we have a guest column written by AOM site owner Joe Quarta. His site ExerciseLine.com is a well thought-out store that consistently performs well. Joe is also quite knowledgeable regarding AOM and is frequently found in the AOM forum, helping new users, critiquing sites and offering insight into search engines and how they operate. Here, Joe provides some... Read More

Build Your Own Bot Trap

Build Your Own Bot Trap
With Amazon now imposing usage restrictions on their API data feed, it becomes more important than ever to make sure you’re not wasting resources on unwanted visitors to your sites. By ‘unwanted’ of course, we are referring to search engine spiders who comb your site, indexing hundreds (if not thousands) of pages, and give you nothing in return – no... Read More

Adding the Final Polish

Adding the Final Polish
Recently there was a post in the forum with the questions below. I thought I’d expand a bit on the answers and include them here for the benefit of anyone who might have missed it the first time around. These are all questions that have to do with adding the last little bit to a nearly completed AOM site. What... Read More

Mod_rewrite: A Users Guide

Mod_rewrite: A Users Guide
Setting your AOM site up for mod_rewrite can be a crucial step towards making your site both more user-friendly, and search engine-friendly. But to many people, especially those without much experience, it can seem like a daunting task. We’re going to break the steps down, and make this important area look like the easy setup that it actually is. A... Read More