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Affiliate Marketing Links – and How to Get Them

Affiliate Marketing is a great way to make extra money from home. I would like to talk about affiliate marketing links but more on that later.

I do affiliate marketing because I love it, it’s not just about the extra money for me personally it’s about creating something great (as in an article) that your readers will love too.

However, the main reason anyone first starts doing affiliate marketing is usually to make extra money, that is the main reason I got into affiliate marketing. There is nothing wrong in supplementing your income with affiliate marketing. If nothing else, it’s a great hobby with benefits. Although if you are serious about making money it is better to treat your website as a business.

You may think to yourself, this affiliate marketing looks easy, it’s not as easy as you may think but it’s not rocket science either.

An affiliate marketer has to be a jack of all trades and has to learn how to build a website or blog site first. This is the first thing you will need to learn. Not only will you need to know how to build a website, but you will also have to maintain it and know your way around it. Play around with different themes so you get the look you like because if you don’t like the way your site looks then most probably no one else will either.

One of the best ways to learn about affiliate marketing is to choose an affiliate marketing training course. I recommend a great affiliate marketing course that I use that has helped me become successful online.

Link Building

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Source…Outsourcesem

Link building revolves around increasing the search engine rankings of your website by increasing the amount of valuable inbound links to your webpages. It’s a marketing tactic that can help your website get more attention.

Link building takes time because continuously curating quality content and gaining backlinks through popular sites don’t just happen overnight. You need to stick at it, and soon you’ll see the traffic roll in.

Let’s dive into a few different benefits your website gets when you integrate link building into your growth strategy.

Read Brian Deans article on link building and his awesome skyscraper technique.

Establishes domain authority

If your business is going to grow its audience, your website needs to improve its domain authority. This is a ranking score that Moz assigns to your site that determines how well it’ll rank in SERPs, and ranges from 1 to 100. The higher the score, the stronger your domain authority, the better results your website will receive.

Here are best practices for link building to establish domain authority:

  • Create valuable, linkable content. If you’re producing thin content that gives nothing to readers or doesn’t teach them anything, it’s considered useless and Google will not like you for it.
  • Optimize your internal linking strategy. An internal link is a hyperlink that directs to another webpage on the same domain, allowing users to explore more of your content and improve engagement. It also helps Google index the entirety of your site and showcases more of your valuable content to readers.
  • Refrain from unnatural links. This can include purchasing links, linking to thin content, paid links, participating in link schemes and more bad practices. Only use natural links that add value.
  • Get links on local news sites or even national news sites. Sign up for HARO (Help a Reporter Out) to be notified when a journalist needs a source in your industry. You can get valuable media coverage and a link in return.
  • Get reviews and mentions from popular bloggers. Offer your product or service for free to a popular blogger in exchange for a review and link on his or her blog.
  • Participate in forums like Quora where you can leave a link to your website.

Boosts visibility

be visible imageWhen a link trails back to your website on an authoritative site, users are likely to click it because they already trust that site. They’re looking for relevant content, and clicking a hyperlink back to your site means boosted visibility.

Guest posting on leading websites in your industry is a surefire way to further your brand’s reach and increase visitors. Always produce high-quality content that is relevant to your niche and solves a problem. Regularly comment on other industry blog posts, offering insight or asking questions.

Create a resource page that can be used as a go-to for statistics, studies, and other valuable information users can cite for reference, which will grow your backlinks. These webpages garner significant shares and interactions because they provide evidence for other blogs and sites to use in their posts. When you’re citing references on your website, you also want to make sure they lead to trusted sources.

Builds brand authority

You want to be your target market’s go-to source for useful information and quality products. It’s important to establish your site as the hub of grade A products in your industry so your business can continue to grow.

Link building ranks you higher in SERPs when Google sees that authoritative sites are providing your website with backlinks. With the right strategy, you can establish yourself as a thought leader and authority in your niche.

Forming connections with leaders in your industry always goes a long way in achieving business growth. There’s always something you can learn from your competitors, and doing so can set you up for valuable link building that grows your audience.

Earns credibility

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7 thumbs up credibility imageYou want to show users that you’re a business they can trust. Consumers don’t buy from just anyone; you need to build rapport with your audience and show them your main objective is to give them what they want and solve their problems. The best way to achieve this is to give visitors something they’ll enjoy. Show visitors you care how they feel about your brand and you want them to give you a chance. Encourage them to sign up to your email list so they can receive a discount or coupon code on their first purchase. Create a newsletter offering them valuable insight, tips, or stories that will benefit them in their buyer journey.

Be active on social media, and search for your target audience’s questions and concerns. Visit question-and-answer sites like Quora and Reddit and respond to queries there to build a reputation as a thought leader in your industry. Guest post on blogs you admire so readers can discover your shop and its products.

If you want to see your business get the attention and revenue it deserves, you need to integrate link building into your conversion strategy. Doing so helps you earn credibility when you need to build trust, build your brand authority to prove yourself in your industry, boost your visibility and get a high domain authority.

Create highly shareable posts

Another way to get links on other websites is to create highly shareable posts on your own blog. Sure, a well-written, helpful article will get shares, but what will really step up your link-building is an infographic. Infographics are highly shareable and perfect for getting links for your website on other publications.

Related post…Create an infographic to increase your online presence

Use internal link-building

You don’t have to rely on other websites to build links you can improve your link-building right from your own site too. Internal link-building is something you have complete control over, which makes it a great strategy to use in order to master link-building. An internal link connects your web page or post to another page or post on your website. It helps users navigate your website, as well as boost your SEO.

Within your blog content, you need to be adding internal links that connect to your other content. For example, this blog post from my site links to another one of my blog posts on the same site.

Related post…Get inbound links to your website

Importantly, you want to add links in a natural way that will be useful and help guide your readers. Make sure your anchor text (the clickable text in a hyperlink) is relevant to the post you’re linking to, use a follow link and include a keyword for even better results. Remember, don’t overdo it by adding too many links to one small paragraph that can make your content unreadable and irritate users.

How will you use link building for your site? Let me know.

If you have any questions please feel free to use the comment area or the contact form.

Regards

Janet

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