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Yahoo Store or Wordpress for My Affiliate Marketing Site?

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Yahoo Store or Wordpress for My Affiliate Marketing Site?

Hi all,

We own a Sports Site and are rebuilding our site with Yahoo. We are having the site designed by 1choice4your store (they are awesome by the way!). Our products sell really well, and we would like to branch out into affiliate marketing other similar niche products. I guess our question is this: I see that a lot of people are using Wordpress as their host. Is it beneficial to use our established site for our affiliate marketing, or is it wiser to create a new affiliate marketing site.

We have blogs and articles on our site already and wanted to utilize those for some niche products links.

Any thoughts on the yahoo platform for affiliate marketing?

Thanks....
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Hi Jason,

Are you going to promote products as an affiliate, or are you going to create an affiliate program for your current site where you sell your own products?

If you're going to promote products as an affiliate then you need a separate site to do that as you would not want those products you're promoting to compete with the products you're selling, regardless of them being on related niches or not.

As for using Yahoo vs Wordpress, this is a matter of preference. We recommend Wordpress because it has a user-friendly interface that helps a lot of newbies. It has plugins and widgets to customize a Wordpress site with that does not require any HTML or programming background. You have someone who does the site for you, so I do not think this is a problem as you can have them set up another site for you.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Thanks for the reply. Yes we want to market other products as an affiliate. However, we will not be marketing products that compete with our products. They will be in the same category, however, we will be looking more at weight loss, or strength training, or certain vitamin type products. We are looking for products that appeal to the health nut and/or sports enthusiasts. The products we sell are team memorabilia....I'd show you the site but it is still under construction. For example, a Dallas Cowboy's Back pack, or a San Fransisco Giants Throw rug....stuff like that.

But having a sports site that already is going to produce blogs and articles, wouldn't it be ok to have some of those articles or blogs relate to certain athletic muscle gain, or work out programs?

We don't mind building another site, however it would be nice to keep it all under one umbrella. But we want to do whatever is going to work the best.

Last question: Does Affilorama have a hosting option with pre-built templates?

Thanks for your help....
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Hi Jason,

What you have in mind sounds like a big undertaking but yes, I think it can work since the products won't be in direct competition with each other. I understand you would want to keep them all in one site. Another plus to keeping them all in one site is that you direct traffic to only one site where there is a possibility they might go for one affiliate product and purchase one of your own on as well.

We do provide hosting that includes the Affilotheme Wordpress theme. This is only through our Affiloblueprint and Affilotheme products though. Premium Hosting which is part of our Premium membership provides hosting with templates as well.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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They definitely would not be in direct competition with each other. What are your thoughts on promoting different niches within the site. To me it would not make sense if someone comes to buy a Denver Broncos backpack to have a link for making money online or some type of self help link. Although who knows...people are funny that way.

We also want to promote Google ad-sense ads for another stream of revenue.

Hey thanks for your help.

Jason
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To me it would not make sense if someone comes to buy a Denver Broncos backpack to have a link for making money online or some type of self help link.


I agree. It's best to keep unrelated niches separate. It can confuse you as site owner, your users and search engines as well as both users and search engines look for relevance too.

I wish you all the best in your endeavors! :)
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