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    Well, AWS works

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...signal+booster

    I was just searching for a wireless g signal booster, check how many AWS results there are.
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    Yup. Makes you wonder where this AWS thing is going to end up, doesn't it?

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    As more and more AWS sites go live and cover nearly all of Amazon's product categories, Amazon may be looking at a future when the majority of its sales do not originate from its homepage.
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    I think it's only people from these forums who are starting amazon sites though. Like, I can't really think of many other people doing it.

    It's good that it works though.
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    That doesn't necessarily translate into revenue though. That only means that people are getting it indexed. In the end, it all depends on the cash. That's why I was excited to read this thread, I thought you were going to post that you made x dollars in the first week of opening yours, etc etc. Oh well. :\
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    I'm sure search engines are going to be the main referrer for most, so without them there will be no revenue lo0ol.
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    But it also depends a great deal on how well they convert. I'm not arguing that they'll receive a lot of traffic from SE. I can throw 100k uniques at a site and still sell nothing if it can't convert well.
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    I think it's only going to get worse. Particularly in the electronic categories. That's partly why I chose to do kitchen stuff, I thought there would be less competition form other AWS sites. At least for now.

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    I think the successful AWS sites will be ones stricly focussed on a topic, with the backing (and links) of a content site.

    But then, what do I know? LOL
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    Well the sites on the search I linked too are horrible, badly designed, and I mean really badly. All cluttered and ugly. Since most of them share this trait it looks like it could be one person with multiple domains. In anycase they probably do not convert that well.
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    An exception would be 'Nintendo''s sites, which are pretty much all-round eyesores, yet he makes thousands per quarter. (not enough for one to live on, but more than most of us are managing - except for the obvious).

    I think he also has the advantage of traffic being pumped into them.
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    His are simplistic in design, but not ugly, and not so poorly done as to almost be unusable.
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    I beg to differ - on his games cheat site, for Xmas, he had a midi playing in the background and tacky xmas-style gifs as 'decorations'.

    But I'm just being picky...
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    Really? Haha. Oh dear. Oh well, credit to him. Like you say, at least he's making money off them. And I think he is making enough to live on. Didn't he make $7k last quarter? I could live on that easy, even after conversion into the great british pound

    I think the thing is with nintendo's sites are that they have just so much stuff indexed by google. He must get so much traffic that even minimal conversion rates could result in decent revenue.

    Dan (GCT13), You've probably had your site open now for the longest out of all of us. How's it going? You haven't mentioned it for ages! Is it working out?
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    Well I'm using AWS to pull data about products into a database...it makes updating links about products on my site so much easier.

    As for an AWS only site...is it still possible for these to succeed at all? I've seen hundreds of them and I know that I wouldn't buy from one as the design is usually very amateurish - no offence!

    Design and that "professional" something is what I look for when purchasing. Not a white page full of blue underlined links
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