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    Who Says AWS is Dead?

    Oh wait... I know who.....

    I made a new AWS site focusing on TVs at the beginning of July. It must have just gotten indexed fully as in the past 4 days I've sold two high end TVs with commissions nearly $300 total.

    Will this inspire someone to copy me? Perhaps, there are some people who seem to copy everything I do.... but thousands of people have already tried AWS with limited success.
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    I wouldn't say its dead, but I can't say it's something that I am going to be bothering about. Even though it doesn't take long to make an AWS site, I'd rather put that time towards making a site for the long term...
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    My AWS gourmet site has made a number of sales in the past week. Maybe the SE's are loving AWS again? Who knows? Not I...
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    (I should state that the gourmet site was dead re: sales for over a month, so my post actually makes sense)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Will this inspire someone to copy me? Perhaps, there are some people who seem to copy everything I do....
    Perhaps, but my Plasma TV AWS sites have been up for over a year now

    And yes, $100+ commission per TV is very nice Its very annoying though how the percentage of ordered TVs that I dont get commission for seems a lot higher than cheap stuff that doesnt end up with commission... Maybe I just dont notice the cheap stuff...

    What kind of traffic levels are you getting to the site?

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    I don't know, its within my system of 80 datafeed sites and I don't monitor them individually. I can, urchin is setup on the server, but I just don't bother as it's time consuming.
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    It must be more than me I guess, I probably sell maybe 1 $100+ commission TV per month on average. And I pay for some of my traffic too

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    I just pulled up my Urchin stats.

    about 200 visitors per day, mostly (70%) from Google. Mostly search terms that are product model numbers like "42pf9630a"

    the site is http://www.4discounttvs.com bytheway.
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    I wonder why it does so well... do you download the amazon data into a database? The site is quite snappy.
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    I don't care much for my AWS sites. They make something like $150 from AdSense and probably the same from Amazon. Pays for one weeks rent, I guess...
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    I have actually been thinking about making an AWS site down the line. I have an idea after I get the investing one off the ground but the AWS site was next in line after that idea. But all of the people saying they were no good anymore left me in question, but this post has renewed my confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
    I have actually been thinking about making an AWS site down the line. I have an idea after I get the investing one off the ground but the AWS site was next in line after that idea. But all of the people saying they were no good anymore left me in question, but this post has renewed my confidence.
    The days of simply slapping an AWS site up and making good money are over but you can still make money if you provide nice backlinks to your AWS site. Chris has a nice shopping network which really helps boost his AWS sites, and unless you have the same or can do similiar linking strategies don't get your hopes up on making a bunch.
    (Yes we know Chris simply slaps his up in day or half days time but he has done backend work to make this possible, and also has a network of sites ready to link to his new site(s).)

    Best of luck Doug.

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    Thanks for the encouragement. I don't plan on getting rich off them. But every little bit of profit helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    ..about 200 visitors per day, mostly (70%) from Google. Mostly search terms that are product model numbers like "42pf9630a"
    I have been getting about 75 uniques per day all year. And yes, most search terms are model numbers, but my top ten terms are stuff like

    discount plasma tv 89 6.1 %
    cheap plasma tv 60 4.1 %
    discount tv 56 3.8 %
    plasma screens 41 2.8 %
    discount plasma 30 2 %
    plasma tv 29 1.9 %
    cheap plasma screens 21 1.4 %
    plasma tv discount 21 1.4 %
    discount plasma tvs 20 1.3 %
    cheap plasma tvs

    And as Andy says, I think it probably makes as much off Adsense as AWS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddW
    (Yes we know Chris simply slaps his up in day or half days time but he has done backend work to make this possible, and also has a network of sites ready to link to his new site(s).)
    15 minutes or less. Depending on how long I work on the header image.
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