How to Make Your Affiliate Links More Visible

Advertising has changed over the years, especially since the birth of the internet.  Every business and brand out there is trying to promote their own links, and some with little to know advertising budget at all.  Some people prefer to use older forms of advertising such as; flyers, card placement, and posters.  But the internet has changed all of that, and most advertising can be seen through social media.  

We're going to take a look at some of the main channels you can use to promote affiliate links, and get your writing and affiliate business out there.

Research Your Product

If you've chosen a particular product to promote, then the next step is to know what you're talking about.  You may already have background information about the product, and have picked something you've seen on Amazon that you know will be easier to promote. 

One of the biggest things people look for is something that's well established or been around a while.  This gives them confidence when they decide to buy that particular product because they already know it's been well-used by other people.  The more information and experience of how the product has been used the more people will want to buy from you.

Mastering Link Building and Establishing Your Authority Online

So you've built your website and started writing blog posts that people are looking for to help answer questions and have search engine ready information.  But all of these points together still won't mean you'll rank high in any search engine.

In order to rank high on search engines like Google you have to establish authority.  This can be achieved by earning links from other well-regarded websites.  Through hard work and nurturing your brand and website you'll build not only your audience but also your authority.

One of the three most important ranking factors Google states are links and quality content.  It just so happens that trustworthy sites tend to link to other reputable sites, and similarly spammy websites link to other spammy websites.

So let's get back-to-basics and look at how you can improve your linkability online. 

How to Run Your Affiliate Business as a Writer

Any business is hard work, and having a structure already in place will help to push that business forward.  If you're a one-man-band then you run the show and need to know your affiliate business is being run properly and organised in a way that all the moving parts are working properly.

These days writer's don't just write, they wear many different hats, and are often entrepreneurs trying to grow a business from nothing.

When success starts happening it can take a bit of time to adjust and you can lose sight of the important things that got you there in the first place. 

We're going to focus on some important points that will help you steer a steady course in your affiliate business as a writer, helping you grow and maintain what you  have.

1. Be Aware of Your Main Business Focus

There are many facets to your writing business, and writing is just one of them.  You need to understand what parts need to be done when, and do these things consistently to keep your business ticking over.

This could include everything from keeping your financial records up-to-date to writing regular weekly blog updates for your readers.  

When you start to become successful some things may slip and become an afterthought, this can lead to things becoming stale, and instability setting in.

Having a plan and working to it consistently will keep you on track no matter what turns up. 

Why Your Website Needs Good On-Page SEO to be Successful

When you use good on-page SEO you help to authenticate your website to all search engines and give your website a better opportunity of ranking high.

Here are some important points of on-page SEO to think about:

  • Ensure your site content is visible to all search engines.
  • Ensure your site isn't blocking a search engine.
  • Check search engines are picking up on your keywords.
  • Ensure all users are having a positive experience when they visit your website.

On-page SEO can look like a minefield if you're just starting out as a blogger, but once you get the basics down you can deal with just about any on-page SEO problems you come across.

Even if you're technically minded, you can figure out why your website isn't ranking the way that it should be on Google or any other search engine. 

Simple Tips to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Once your blog is set up, the hard work really begins when you start creating content and building your audience.  Things will seem tough to begin with, until you find your feet.

These simple tips should help you to get more out of your website and build your audience.

You Need to Know What You're Selling  

Are Keywords Still Valuable for SEO?

Are keywords still important in 2022?

The answer is yes, but the world of SEO is ever changing and keywords aren't the most essential part of SEO.  

Let's take a look at keywords more deeply and understand why people use them so much in their content writing.

To Know Why Keywords are So Important to Content Writing You Need to Know How Google Works

As previously mentioned in my blog post about the inner workings of Google, it boils down to this:

Google uses crawlers to search the internet for text, images, and videos of pages it downloads to a giant library.  All of this data is analysed before it's indexed properly and stored in Google index.

In the Early Days of Google

Keywords were a big part of blogging, and SEO was a lot easier than it is today.  Back then all you needed to do was put in as many keywords into your content, add a title tag, meta description and bob's your uncle you'd be ranked.

Unfortunately people discovered a way of misleading the search engine, and started stuffing their blogs full of keywords, and lots of other little tricks that Google didn't like.

Building Traffic to Your Blog for Affiliate Sales

It takes time and work to get your affiliate marketing up and running. 

Part of starting a website is having a plan set in place and an idea of design.  This will help people see what your business is about and what you're selling.  This means you need an easy-to-find website that's simple to use. 

If you haven't done so already, you need to sit down and plan out what you need to do before you can start making any money from your affiliate marketing.

Once you've decided on a website design you can start looking at how you're going to attract traffic to your site to start generating those sales.

Let's take a look at some useful points to get you started.