Monday, February 11th, 2008

Product Research And Features On Kaboodle


 {Edit} All graphics for this post were lost.

In my last post we talked about utilizing Yahoo Groups to conduct some initial market research. While there are tons of options available to assess markets and look for hungry people wanting solutions to problems, let’s shift our focus a bit and utilize a source I love personally to conduct some PRODUCT research.

Kaboodle is one of those sources that are one in a rare few. When I first started scanning their site and assessing products and reviews it kind of reminded me a little bit like Amazon and Ebay in one. However, the social interaction aspect of Kaboodle is a heck of a lot cooler than either of those two in my opinion. It’s because Kaboodle was built on the foundation that it was initially a social networking site. However it has evolved into a system that allows users to create lists of products, articles, websites/webpages and share them among the Kaboodle community. A hidden gem among this is optimizing each product you list within your targeted theme lists with proper on-page SEO and you can snag some great Search Rankings as well.

I am going to cover Kaboodle in depth this week (maybe like a series) but for now let’s look at it on how we can go there right now and get ideas on what type of products we as affiliate marketers may want to promote.

The first thing you need to do is sign up to become a user. I am not telling you to do this for the hell of it. I am going to show you an image of my account right now and hopefully you will see why the inside of your profile is truly a gem for product research. There are hundreds of features to utilize on Kaboodle, but let’s look at the goodies that are presented to us right off the bat after joining.

Inside my profile:

Inside Kaboodle

Right off the bat we can see a section of what’s hot (hot picks) on Kaboodle as well as what’s being searched heavily (Popular searches). Now this is just general information for a beginner on Kaboodle and that’s why I am pointing it out. You may ask “What kind of store or lists should I create”? As you can see there is a Popular Stores section right there in your homepage profile that you can use to see what others are doing to give you a general idea on what you might/could do.

 So you can see the benefit of joining already. Now let’s look at some of the really cool features of Kaboodle. One of the neat things I found is the gifts tab. Watching thru Christmas and now on to Valentine’s Day there are so many things here to give you an idea on what to promote. This one feature alone within Kaboodle could potentially make your job of finding a product to promote as easy as it possibly gets:


Kaboodle’s sole premise is to stay a social networking shopping site. It’s unique twist on being able to add polls, leave comments and personally review products is why this place is an Affiliate Marketer’s dream. Let’s take a look at 2 critical components on why this site is going to explode in exponential growth this year and why as an Affiliate Marketer you should take notice:

1. You have the ability to add product polls: This allows social interaction to rate your products :)


2. Deals And Discounts – This Is Huge!


Are you seeing the endless possibilities here? I know I probably rambled on a bit about all the cool features of Kaboodle and honestly, we have not even covered them all. There’s too many for just one post. This is a HUGE resource to check out thousands of products that are being sold everyday. Not only can you check them out but you also get an unbiased rating and review system by thousands of users from within the community. Seriously folks, this is just another goldmine. It’s not a secret but it’s a resource I have kept tucked away for quite awhile now.

Now if your all pumped up about the possibilities of Kaboodle, then I think you will enjoy tomorrow’s post when I explain all the necessary elements to utilize Kaboodle while being an Affiliate Marketer.

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February 11, 2008

Never heard of them before Ruck, but if you say it’s worth checking out then hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go!

February 11, 2008

Yea Man,

I mean if you get completely stuck on products to promote, they will feel like a “quick pick me up”. Also, they are great to watch around the holidays man because you can start centering around Pay Per Click campaigns.

Another thing that I should point out is the success that a friend of mine is having there. Tomorrow I will give some great tips on how to really leverage the sites users.

February 11, 2008

Hi Ruck

Can’t wait to read next part.

February 12, 2008

That looks like a great site. I have never checked it out before. “Ruckster”? What, no “Ruckles”??

I’m thinking about the discounts part. Are you going to be talking about buying in bulk at a discount and then reselling at a higher price…or am I way off?

February 12, 2008

Another great resource Ruck, looking forward to see what else this little Gem has in store for us.

See I knew you were holding out on me. LOL

February 12, 2008


You will see why I talk about creating massive datafeed and mashup type sites tomorrow :)…Kaboodle can literally *fire the rocket* so to speak on any new site…You’ll see.

February 12, 2008

I can see where if you are marketing items that target females…you’ll have quite a potential audience. Ever since you started talking about these mash up sites, I have wanted to hear more. Can’t wait to hear how you use them with this site.

February 12, 2008

Do you know how they get information about Deals and Discounts? Do they get it from another site (kind of FatWallet) or directly from users?

February 12, 2008

Oh this is going to be sweet if I can tie it in to my affiliate mashup site launch. I’m including an addon which lets you find affiliate products on special offer by keyword.

February 13, 2008

It sounds like it’s sleeting, but every time I turn on the outside light & look, nothings happening.

February 16, 2008

While I am a little slow at getting here I will be reading the rest.

Hope this works even without a mash up site!

February 22, 2008

Hey Ruck. I’ve been away and just signed on. Kaboodle sounds great.
However, did we lose the image files for this post?

Looking forward to experimenting with it.