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Top Three Affiliate Marketing Strategies
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Top Three Affiliate Marketing Strategies

So you managed to get a good flow of traffic to your website, you managed to get some back and forth with your visitors, AND you have started to develop a brand. Things are really starting to look up! If you have not already, it's time to implement a proper monetization strategy! Here are the top three affiliate marketing strategies in no particular order.

Widget banners

Perhaps the most obvious method of all. All you have to make sure of is that the product you promote is quality, fulfills a common need within your niche, and looks nice(somewhere between attractive and obnoxious). Whatever the product is, be sure that the banner explains exactly what it does; dont expect any sales from "curiosity clicks."

Contextual affiliate links

This is when you sometimes throw in a mention of a product when the subject manner calls for it. There is no need to mention the product by name; all you have to do is infer so with the text you choose to use as a link.

Example: "At times like this, I'm glad I took the time to pick my handy dandy guidebook."

What you don't need to do: "I count myself lucky that I brought along my awesome guidebook,The Big Book of Spider Bites.

Reviews

These are basically a whole page/post worth of content dedicated to your personal review of this particular product. Since you will be going into detail here, honest is the best policy! If you really don't think that this product will work out, don't trip over yourself trying to highlight what good points it has while down playing all the bad. Also if you approve of the product, the actual content writing will flow naturally and that will be conveyed the your audience.

A few key points to cover would be:

-price(make comparisons if appropriate)

-creator(s)(if they have made a name for themself already)

-pros/cons

-your personal experience with this product(if applicable)

-details about how it REALLY works(be honest)

-describe what a buyer can expect to gain(be optimistic)

-customer reviews(if you have access to them- check your affiliate resources)

Reviews are perhaps the best method of all to use on an established website because all that link juice will shoot your review to the top of Google.But you should do some keyword research to make your life easier, all the same.

Back a winner!

I can not stress enough the importance of backing a quality product. It is good for your credibility, repeat sales, and makes it very easy to come up with valid, positive information whenever you mention it. Choose a product hastily or with just money in mind and you will find yourself backpedaling and contradicting yourself- losing face in the eyes of your audience. This is all of course only important if your own moral fiber isn't enough to keep you on the straight and narrow;)


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zledob  

great text

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  about 6 years ago

Chip, does widget banners mean an ad like Google Adsense ad? Just curious, have not often hear this term.

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  about 7 years ago

new follower. I love what you have to offer. Tina

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Tina. This is my best work I think.

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Chip. Thanks for the great tips. Very helpful. Keep up the great work!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Diane!

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  about 7 years ago
Johin  

What you are saying is 100% true. i was one day searing for a wi-fi router. planning to buying one. i definitely needed some video reviews. So i went to youtube and searced for it.... A came across a 37 sec video of a person describing 1.how the router was. 2.the router is great. 3.you should definitely buy the router. And under a amazon affiliate link. With no visual description of the router. First i felt like WTF. but then i laughed. I definitely went on to the next video.

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  about 7 years ago
Sherry B.  

Very good advice! I know I usually like to check out reviews myself before trying out a product or service for the first time. I'd rather spend my money wisely instead of wasting it on something that doesn't work.

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  about 7 years ago

Just be careful. A lot of reviews have an interest in getting you to buy above all else. That`s just one reason to back a winner.

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  about 7 years ago

Good one. :)

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  about 7 years ago
Anna Ware  

Thank you. This is brilliant, just the kind of tips and pointers I need, cheers.

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  about 7 years ago

glad I could help!

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  about 7 years ago

Informative article, Thanks! I agree on reviews being strong for our visibility.

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  about 7 years ago

Yes but more importantly it is super target traffic that is usually in "buy" mode. You can even make use of long tails. Eg: "is (product) good for (group)" -super targeted traffic!

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  about 7 years ago
Leonardo2  

Very informative tip. These strategies really need a lot of work... experience will make us smarter and creative. Great advice!

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  about 7 years ago

Yes it`s easy for me to write them down but it still takes practice to implement properly.

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  about 7 years ago
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