The New Amazon Workshop Editor
Later today we’re releasing a new Amazon workshop editor that will allow you to search for, add and describe your Amazon products all in one module editor.
Here’s what the new Amazon editor will look like…
1) From one screen you’ll be able to choose an Amazon topic like “Music” and a search term like “Red Hot Chili Peppers”. This will generate a list of recommendations that you can +Add to your module.
2) Once you’ve added up to 5 product selections you can add your own personal product recommendations or reviews on all 5 selections from one page.
3) You can also reorder and delete your selections off of the list with ease. Did you just delete a product? Add a new one in its place just by clicking on the blue +Add button.
4) Finally, we’ve retired the “Let Amazon pick” function simply because your own selections are far more valuable than a list generated from one key word. The module will still function, however you won’t be able to enter a new search term.
Click Save…and you’ve got a beautiful and effective display of your favorite products.
We’re also going to start some testing on Amazon modules this week, each test will last a day or two so that we can gather data. The purpose of this testing is to figure out which new features have an impact on revenue. Tests that don’t produce positive results will be dropped quickly while the ones that do perform will be used to incrementally increase revenue.
Some examples of what we’ll be doing with the Amazon modules are testing price vs. no price, adding additional related recommendations like this:
We’ll also be trying a new Amazon branded buy button:
Some other tests will include adding a “Love” button for Facebook sharing and trying a buy button on the horizontal display like this:
We’re excited to try out new ways to monetize your Amazon recommendations and are looking forward to implementing new features that could earn you more royalties.
Long-term Squidoo users have found that while our tests last for just a few days, they pay big dividends for years to come. Thanks as always for your positivity and enthusiasm… we’re going to keep working to make Squidoo an ever better platform for you.