A Guide To Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a form of performance-based advertising. Whereas with traditional advertising buy – say the magazine – advertisers pay up front fee to put their message and  they will make money, with performance-based advertising advertisers pay no advance fees for the placement.

Affiliate marketing connects content publishers and merchants who work in the relevant niche markets, often through an affiliate network. You can get more information on affiliate marketing through Affiliate Dove.

Affiliate Marketing in 2020: What It Is + How Beginners Can Start

An 'affiliate' is just a fancy name for anyone who publishes content. Affiliates can have many types of platforms – a social networking site, a blog, an e-mail newsletter – anything really.

The affiliate creates compelling content to drive traffic to their site. They embed relevant advertisements on their site, either directly in the content or adjacent to it. If the affiliate is compelling, users will click on the offers displayed on their sites. If the user takes the merchant's desired action, the affiliate receives a commission.

The affiliates generate content to drive users to the affiliate's site and convince them to click on the merchant's offer. When the user takes the merchant's desired action – purchases a product applies for a credit card, signs-up for an e-mail newsletter – the merchant pays a commission to the affiliate.

Affiliate Marketing Tips To Live By

When it comes to affiliate marketing, the trick is to promote your affiliate links differently from everyone else. One main way to look different is to re-direct or cloak your affiliate link.

I am going to share with you three ways that re-directing your affiliate links can benefit you.

Don’t Let Your Affiliate Links Look Like Spam

When you use the same link coming from the same domain as everyone else, the spam filters start to pick up on that domain as being a sales letter email and blocking it as spam. i.e.

So whenever the filters see spammy words in an email from you it will get blocked as spam and get blacklisted, especially if it is a large promotion.

By re-directing the link – it will have your domain as the link and help to make it through the spam filters.

Use Your Affiliate Links for Search Engine Optimization Purposes

The second reason is search engine optimization. If you write articles and submit them with a signature file that has the affiliate link, the affiliate site gets the back links. Plus it makes it easy for people to get rid of your affiliate id.

By using your domain as a redirect to the affiliate program you get the back links to your site and better SEO rankings.

Make Your Affiliate Links Look Professional

The third reason is that it will make you look more professional as a marketer and not just someone who is out promoting all kinds of affiliate programs. When potential customers see a long ugly affiliate link, they know it is an affiliate program and will be less likely to click on it.

However, when they see a clean looking affiliate link, they will view it more as your personal offer or recommendation.

There are many programs that offer to change your links. Many are simple software solutions and can have you changing all your links easily. The programs for changing links do not have to be pricey at all, and many are available as freeware or shareware through popular sites that offer these kinds of products.

Whatever program or software you choose, the key is to make your domain as the primary one. This will make your site seem more like the authority and have potential customers clicking away on your links in no time.

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