Friday, 8 May 2009

First orders from Amazon Associate Program

In addition to Google Adsense, I've tried to make money online with Amazon's Associate Program. I have not especially tried to optimize my blogs for making money with this or any other affiliate program which is probably the reason that the click rates are pretty low.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no way of analyzing from which web site or blog the customers came to the Amazon. In addition, most of the orders made from Amazon do not reveal whether the orders are made by Linux enthusiasts or chess enthusisasts. This makes it difficult to see how I could try to convert more readers to Amazon customers.

At the moment I try to build the Ruy Lopez blog to be a well optimized site for the keywords Ruy Lopez and Spanish opening (sorry for the links added here just for SEO reasons!). I hope that the niche is limited an uncompetitive enough to be able to advance the blog to the top of the Google pretty easily. Furthermore, I think that the chess enthusiasts might well be easy to convert to Amazon customers which would mean I can make more money with that site than for example with this blog. Well, it all remains to be seen...


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