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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

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

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