Yesterday I posted information about the first website that I will be focusing on getting top rankings for Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel 2. It is a new and used RV website for the San Diego market. You can find out about the progress that I have made so far on that post.
Status Update 06/07/2013
The second website I will be building is a Metal Detector website. There is still a lot of work to complete the website as I only analyzed the top keywords to initially pick the domain name, I have not started doing keyword research to find the additional keywords I will be targeting with the help of Long Tail Pro. One of the main reasons I decided to pick this niche website was due to my interest in prospecting and metal detecting, but I also have a forum with a fair amount of traffic focusing on the popularity of all the ‘gold prospecting’ TV shows recently available on cable television. Shows like Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold are the discovery channels top shows right now and I am looking to attract their viewers through social media.
I searched high and low and was able to locate only a couple affiliate programs just for metal detectors. I contacted the marketing department at KellyCo Detectors because of their large product line of detectors and accessories, but their past affiliate program with ShareaSale was terminated years ago and they were not interested in starting a new program. They also could not give me an estimate of commissions due to their profit ranges vary depending on the individual products. I decided to skip the idea of drop shipping or becoming an authorized dealer at this point. I can always become an authorized dealer in the future if the need arises.
The best solution I could come up with is to build a store using the Amazon Affiliate program. I knew software existed to create online stores using amazon products so I searched and searched and finally found a package I was happy with.
1. researched primary keyword and purchased related keyword domain
2. purchased and installed Fresh Store Builder to build my affiliate store
3. preselected specific metal detectors and accessories based on amazon store reviews and number of purchases
4. imported all products in to the store
1. identify additional keywords to target throughout the product pages
2. rewrite the inventory content and description to be optimized for the search engines and ease of reading
3. get custom graphics designed on Fiverr.com for the store
That is all for this weeks update. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on the Niche Site Duel or how to get started. Also, make sure to register for the Niche Site Duel Community Forum to stay up to date and get more information when the niche site duel begins.
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