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Where do you promote your affiliate links?

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by brendaanne3, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. brendaanne3

    brendaanne3 Affiliate affiliate

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    I'm curious as to how you display/promote you affiliate links to get clicks.

    Do you post them on your blogs/websites and integrate them into your content?
    Or do you have a site JUST for affiliate sales where it's in a store-like format?
    Or do you do something entirely different?

    I'd love to hear what you do!
     
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  3. Maximum

    Maximum Moderator moderator affiliate

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    I normally promote them on a variety of forums and guest-post blogs that allow it.
     
  4. Smithee

    Smithee Affiliate affiliate

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    Since it's getting to be a lot harder to post affiliate links on lots of sites these days I never bother trying to have promote my affiliate links in places other than my blog. I know I'm missing out on some opportunities but I'd rather use these other platforms to drive traffic to my site and once they [the visitors] get their hope that I'll get them to buy something because in each article I post I always include some affiliate links within the content.

    I must confess though so far the strategy hasn't made me any money.
     
  5. threenerds2014

    threenerds2014 Affiliate affiliate

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  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Social media, continuity sites, content sites, paid advertising, social media, and in dozens of different ways.

    Are you searching for some advice as to where you might start promoting aff links?
     
  7. Padsall

    Padsall Affiliate affiliate

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    Use yahoo answers. It can bring conversions. It will take a while to build an account with rep but it's worth it.
     
  8. Ninja Marketer11

    Ninja Marketer11 Affiliate affiliate

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    I thought Yahoo answer is dead for affiliate marketing. How much traffic do you able to bring in your site?
     
  9. Dewlance

    Dewlance Affiliate affiliate

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    I use PPC, Blog posting and use forums. Many forum allow to post affiliate link and you can also post about some product and use signature link to your blog post.
     
  10. Jim Moriarty95

    Jim Moriarty95 Affiliate affiliate

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    I usually collect leads. So there are no chance to share affiliate link. I prefer email marketing for selling affiliate products.
     
  11. NiteshPundhir

    NiteshPundhir Affiliate affiliate

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    Make a Quality Authority Niche Site
    This is the first and by far the most critical step. Google hasa long historyof hurting affiliate marketers due to the techniques they use to make money, many of which have been labeled black hat over the years.

    These days, to be considered a legitimate affiliate marketer and not a spammer, you need to have a high quality site packed with valuable content, and your affiliate links need to be clearly marked as affiliate links wherever they appear.

    A lot of this involves the next tip. More of it involves knowing your products, knowing the people who want to buy your products, and knowing how to attract them. The same, that is, as any marketing.

    Write Quality Content
    A lot of your traffic as an affiliate will come through organic search traffic, if your site is focused enough, you have a high enough level of quality, you’ve avoided black hat techniques and you earn your ranking.

    To earn your ranking, or at least make ranking easier, you should be writing and maintaining a blog. You can do this by buying ghostwritten content or by writing it yourself, just so long as the quality of that content is at least above average. You can’t use duplicated or copied content, you can’t use spun content – at least not for long – and you can’t uselow quality contentwithout earning a Google penalty.

    You don’t need to post frequently; once per week is enough. Just enough to show that your site is alive and active. You can post more often if you’re focusing a lot of energy on one site, or you can keep it low and spread out through multiple niches on multiple sites.

    Google PPC
    Google’s PPC advertising through AdWords gives you access to their massive display network. Write ads that point to your site, not to your affiliate links directly. Google doesn’t like displaying affiliate ads directly unless they’re the affiliate. Write and test different ads for different keywords, study the results, optimize, iterate and build advertising schemes. Try to avoid dumping money into fruitless keywords, but don’t be afraid to explore.

    Facebook PPC
    Facebook’s PPC is the social counterpart to Google’s ads. Through Facebook, you can bring in an incredible amount of targeted traffic. What’s more, you can study the demographics and interests of those users, to learn deeper insights into how your ideal audience ticks. You can use this information in a number of ways, some of which will be discussed later.

    Stick to Small Product Niches
    If your niche is narrow, you can focus like an arrow to punch through the competition and pull ahead of the rest. If you spread out and keep your site too unfocused, you’ll have all the penetrating power of a pillow. If you find yourself wanting to brand out to unrelated products, develop a new site in a new niche instead.

    Include Testimonials
    Whenever you sell affiliate products, send a follow-up message a few days later to the people who made the purchase, and ask them about their experiences. If they have glowing praise, ask them if you can use their testimonial on your site to help educate others in the benefits of the products you sell. You can, of course, make up your own testimonials. The problem is, you’d be surprised how hard it is to convince people that a fake testimonial is real.

    Write Product Guides
    Unless all you’re selling are ebooks, you can probably find some way to create a tutorial in using the products you sell. Even if it’s as simple as using a dietary supplement in conjunction with diet and exercise; just write diet guides and exercise plans. You can always find supplemental material to write and post, which will serve asevergreen guidesto attract people who might not even initially want to buy, but who can be convinced to purchase later.

    Write Supplementary Material
    This is the other side of the coin from evergreen guides. When you’re running a niche site, you need to keep your content utterly focused on the topic at hand. Thankfully, pretty much any topic has a lot of depth. You can cover everything from past controversies, histories of the product development or ingredients, technology behind how it all works, the sky is the limit. Rather than broadening your content base, you’re digging deep to cover every potential angle.

    Promote in Industry Communities
    Your product is part of an industry, and that industry has communities online. There are blogs, web forums, LinkedIn groups, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts dedicated to that industry. Identify those communities and participate in their discussions. Post your link in your profile, in your signature if they allow it, and occasionally in discussions when possible. In general, try to post links to helpful blog posts rather than your product pages; it comes across less as advertising and more as trying to help.

    Use Social Media
    Just use it. Even if you’re a narrow affiliate niche, you can find some benefit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+. Facebook in particular is essential because of the audience information you gain through Insights. Use a lookalike audience for your PPC to draw in more people.

    Rent Email List Space
    You can find other industry businesses and partner with them. Pay them for a space in their newsletter, essentially a promoted post. You can’t do this with blog posts, because Google considers it black hat, but you can do it in private email communication, which Google neither indexes nor controls.

    Use BuySellAds
    BuySellAds in this case is a stand-in for any form of non-Google, non-Facebook off-site advertising. Just buy ad space on related sites and funnel traffic to yours.

    Build a Mailing List
    That bit above about how Google doesn’t monitor or control your email communication? That’s one great reason why an email list is perfect. You can also use a mailing list for more promotions, returning customers, Facebook growth and a dozen other reasons.

    Write Promotional Ebooks
    Just because you’re selling an affiliate product doesn’t mean you can’t sell a product of your own as well. Writing ebooks to sell is easy, just expand on the content you’re writing for your blog.

    Make Video Offers
    Video is criminally underrated amongst affiliate marketing. It’s easy to produce a quick, basic video and post it to the major video hosts, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and so forth. Get users to watch your videos, which compel them to investigate your products, which you sell through your landing pages and support through your blog. Working together, your site becomes a conversion machine.
     
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  12. mdvelops

    mdvelops Affiliate affiliate

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    I have tried through Twitter to promote things such as Amazon links and online courses. They have gotten clicks but no conversions. I feel Twitter is more mobile now and people click and stuff out of curiosity, but the real sales come from somebody sitting at an actual computer researching something. I haven't had any sales to give any information on what pieces of product or promotions people like or dislike!
     
  13. alliebrown

    alliebrown Affiliate affiliate

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    I use PPC, Blog posting and use forums. Many forum allow to post affiliate link and you can also post about some product and use signature link to your blog post.
     
  14. williamjohn

    williamjohn Affiliate affiliate

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    In social media sites, Blog sites, etc. These sites drives more traffic to your website.
     
  15. GoHawt

    GoHawt Affiliate affiliate

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    Social Media number one being Instagram.
     
  16. yourpcoptimizer

    yourpcoptimizer Affiliate affiliate

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    social networking websites is best for promote affiliate links
     
  17. altonroot

    altonroot Affiliate affiliate

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    I prefer alternative to Google adwords which work very effectively for my niche.
    I use 50onRed, Leadimpact, Trafficvence and Infolinks. These networks provide a quality traffic and leads as well.
     

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