After many requests, finally a site about hunting !
The site is fully functional, click pic below to visit!
We’ve been requested an affiliate website about hunting for a long time, but the project has always been postponed, first because the niche is vast and second, the best affiliate program is of course Amazon Associates, which obviously means no firearms (except accessories). However, they do have a huge selection of top-class archery equipment, so we have decided to kill two birds with one stone (pun intended): a narrower easier to rank niche – bow hunting – to promote the actual products (compared to a generic hunting website + firearms accessories). Besides, archery as a sport is an evergreen niche in itself (even more so now with all the on-going discussions about guns and gun control).
The site is an affiliate marketer dream because not only it comes with 150 products (many more can be easily added with little work) but it also has ten static adverts right on the homepage (without looking overwhelmed). There are also social ‘likes’ on each product and video reviews (playing in a large lightbox), which come in automatically. The site has a proper shopping cart (it makes easier to convert compared to single products links), which as an additional benefit allows 90-days cookies (instead of 24-hours).
The products, as per top menu categories, are all kind of bows (compound, crossbows etc.), arrows and parts, and archery accessories such as targets, sights etc. Obviously there is room to add more categories related to hunting in general should you wish so. For example apparel, knives, dogs equipment, game calls etc. – Amazon have it all!
The layout looks cool and professional, but no worries, we have not used some unknown theme that will die on you, it is still the best WordPress framework there is i.e. StudioPress Genesis. Notice the attention to details, in particular the difference between the homepage, which is widgeted, the internal products pages (also animated but in masonry aka Pinterest style), and the videos page (2-colums static posts grid).
The Amazon plugin used has the ability to pull in products by category, by ASIN and even – new feature – in bulk directly from Amazon’s ‘Best Sellers’ pages (which is exactly what we have done since ALL products on site now are Amazon best sellers in hunting/archery). Adding products (if you want to) is done manually which has the advantage of not pulling in unrelated/uninteresting/cheap items (also your site will be more unique). The job requires just a few minutes. There is also the option to spin the content i.e. products descriptions and reviews, in case you’re worried about being ‘unique’.
The site comes with our usual thorough instructions particularly re:affiliate customization, which will require a bit of attention especially with the static adverts. If completely unfamiliar with WordPress we recommend to purchase our popular website customization service at checkout.
Great layout and features also in single product view: ‘on sale’ products badge, add to cart, social likes, related products, Amazon reviews, products images lightbox etc.