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Creative Affiliate Advertising Idea - Blog Reviews

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Linda Buquet, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Have any affiliates tried buying paid reviews to advertise their affiliate links? Creative affiliates may want to test out this idea. Success would depend on the CTR and conversion rates of course, but I would think some well placed reviews could possibly work better than Adwords in some cases. If you got 100 visitors from a $10 review, heck that's only 10c per visit, plus you'd get the PR benefit if you were smart and sent the link to a pre-sell landing page on your site, instead of sending the link juice direct to the merchant.

    Here are a few of the pay per post or get paid to review sites that are out there. It may be worth checking out their inventory to see if they have some reasonably priced blogs with decent PR in your niche. <a target="_new" href="http://www.reviewme.com/">ReviewMe</a> - From the folks at Text-Link-Ads (*a 5 Star client), <a target="_new" href="http://www.sponsoredreviews.com/">SponsoredReviews.com</a>
    and of course the infamous <a target="_new" href="http://www.payperpost.com">PayPerPost.com</a>.
    <blockquote><strong><a target="_new" href="http://www.seoprotoolz.com/sponsored-reviews-a-creative-twist">Sponsored reviews - a creative twist</a>? | SEOproToolZ</strong> "I’ve just noticed a rather creative attempt to use the sponsored reviews systems. One of the advertisers at Sponsored Reviews is offering up to $10 for your review of a website hosting/building program. The twist – the advertiser does not own the site – she is just the affiliate and asks you to use her affiliate link in the review."</blockquote>
    Hat tip to <a target="_new" href="http://www.seoprotoolz.com/sponsored-reviews-a-creative-twist">Marcin</a> who brought the idea up earlier this week - meant to blog it sooner.
     
  2. pranavchavda

    pranavchavda Affiliate affiliate

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    Going to try paid reviews this week for a new (web 1.5ish) shopping platform I'm launching - which is essentially an affiliate site. I'll update the forum how things work out.

    I'll be trying out reviewme and will have a very modest budget to begin with (only about $300 or so) and buy about 2 or 3 reviews. I want to test if this can generate any "buzz" as claimed, also of course, what effects this can have on google indexing the new site.

    I remember matt cutts wrote somewhere that google needs to monitor and penlize links in paid reviews .. if google does that, it might be a really bad idea to buy blog reviews - especially for affiliates who rely heavily on organic SEO.
     
  3. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Hi pranavchavda,

    Cool, please do keep us informed on your progress!
     
  4. JAmieF

    JAmieF Affiliate affiliate

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    That is a great tip and an excellent idea. Creative affiliates will do well with this.
     

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