Finding Products

I'll repeat what I said in the last section: Don't just take the products on the first page of Amazon. These products tend to be cheap and you'll be leaving commissions on the table if you use them.

Let's say you want to find the top 15 slow cookers. Here's what you should do.

Go to Google and just type in slow cookers. You'll see the first result is Walmart. Click that and it brings you here: https://www.walmart.com/browse...

All you want to do is find the Walmart top sellers on Amazon and create a link for them. You'll notice that on the top it organizes slow cookers into under 3 quarts, 4 to 6 quarts, and 7-8 quarts.

If Walmart took time to organize it this way it's safe to assume they did that for a reason.

When you go to write your "Best Slow Cookers 2018" post I would organize it the same way. The first section I would do slow cookers under 3 quarts (do top 5), then the second section I would do 4 to 6 quartz (top 5) and then I would do 7 to 8 quarts (top 5).

Click the under 3 quarts section and it brings you here: https://www.walmart.com/browse...

First one is the Hamilton Beach 3 Quart slow cooker. Let's check if it's on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=n...

It is! There's many different versions of it too. Personally I would link to the one with the most reviews, which is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Hamilto...

This how you'll want to find each product. Always go to Google and type your keyword in without the word best or the year. If you're going to write "best drip coffee makers 2018" go to Google and type in drip coffee makers. Look in the Google Search results and look at the ads before Google search. You'll find the best products and make the most money this way.

Here's my last tip when finding products. Get your products ahead of time before writing your posts. I'll do product research for 5 different keywords in one day. For the next few weeks I'll write the product descriptions of what I came up with. It's much more efficient to do it this way and you'll get more done, per day.

Speaking of writing, that's what the next section covers. You'll see exactly how to rank these keywords on Google page one and how to write them so you get the most sales.



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CraigKnight Premium
This has my mind running a million mph. Thank for sharing your workflow and experience. While reading your training, out of the blue a niche popped into my head and I did the Google alphabet method and came up with 66 topics that would "Best Of" nicely. So I checked Jaaxy for keywords and there are a ton of searches with very little competition.

So I bought a domain.

Thanks for everything.
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dylanrieger Premium
no problem! Keep me updated on your progress!
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CraigKnight Premium
Ok Dylan....thanks for everything.

1) I am ready to roll. I have my basic site set up and ready to start.
2) I am signed up with Amazon Associates. 80ish % will be Amazon products.
3) I was approved for the other two affiliate programs that I needed. Bad news is 20ish % can only be purchased through these two affiliates. Good news is they are higher commission than Amazon.
4) On-Line SEO Checklist Printed out from Backlinko so I don't miss anything.

Three questions if I may:

1) 300-400 minimum words per item on page plus intro and conclusion will keep me from being dinged by Google?
2) I get the internal links and why, but I am confused about adding external links (to whom and why would I do that). It seems that would send them off my page (even if opens new window) or distract them from buying right then if I sent them for some reason to another site. Could you elaborate on this please.
3) I understand with a new site, nobody will be reading these for a while..do I keep a constant check on the product links to make sure they are still active? I assume dead links to products would be terrible.

Thanks for everything. I sincerely appreciate it.

Craig
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dylanrieger Premium
1) I'd go 250 to 400 words per product as long as you have a short 500 word buying guide and intro and conclusion. You might want to mix in non affiliate content every once in a while too. Maybe 25% of your content is non affiliate.

2) Link how to well known like wikipedia. It's good for SEO. I don't have an exact answer for why but everyone I respect in the SEO industry says do it so you should just do it.

3) Maybe once a month check no the links or when a post starts getting traffic check on them.
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CraigKnight Premium
Gotcha. Thank you, Sir.
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dylanrieger Premium
You'te welcome
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steviec92 Premium
Love your strategy, I’ve been following your posts for quite some time now and will definitely implement this. The question I have is this:

Does it have to be amazon products or could it be other affiliate links? If I want to have a travel blog for example could I do ‘best places to visit in Berlin 2018’ but, instead of products, have links to things like booking.com and Airbnb??

It’s more of a hiking/travel blog but I’d also like to do place reviews (as well as hiking gear).

Thanks! Stephen.
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dylanrieger Premium
That'll work!
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skmorrow Premium
Regarding the URL. Does it matter that the URL keyword has a significantly different QSR than the full keyword in the title? For instance "Best slow cookers 2017" has a QSR of 11 and "Best slow cookers" has a QSR of 200. So when you shorten the URL and change the keyword, the QSR changes pretty significantly.

Also what if there is no traffic for a keyword with the year? For instance "Best Recliners" vs "Best Recliners 2018". No traffic for "Best Recliners 2018" but decent amount for "Best Recliners". Is it okay to just add 2018 to the title? Permalink would still be shortened.
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dylanrieger Premium
You'll still rank for best slow cookers 2018 if you get rid of the year in the url. And don't look for keywords with 2018 yet. Check with 2017. If it gets traffic in 2017 it'll get traffic in 2018. Best recliners 2017 gets plenty of traffic.

Try not to overthink this too much.
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skmorrow Premium
Thanks, that sounds good.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem
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Rabrx Premium
Hi Dylan, I'm back here to tell you that your strategy really worked! It takes time but I have seen results in a week after publishing my post. That was possible because my site was around for 2 months but nonetheless, it still worked! Thank you once again for sharing :) i hope you reach 10k/mth soon!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks! And wait until your website hits the 6th month mark and more - that's when the real results. Just keep writing.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for sharing. It makes it that much more real for all of us and congrats too!!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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JoshEllery Premium
Awesome post my friend, I'm in the spiritual self development niche which doesn't seem to be the most profitable for best of posts but I have noticed a high search volume for key words such as "the best yoga mats of 2017" or "the best meditation apps of 2017" so I'm gonna dive right into it.
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dylanrieger Premium
Those keywrods can definitely work - there's benches and other things too.
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JoshEllery Premium
Awesome, thanks for the post man :)
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dylanrieger Premium
no problem!
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