Affiliate marketing is a very lucrative online business model if you are both generating traffic and sales. Many beginners in affiliate marketing often make the mistake of not placing their links properly.
I’ve seen affiliate marketers who are just plain old lazy and couldn’t care less if their audience is getting the right information.
Their sole purpose is to spam as many links on their website as possible and hope to earn a sale. Now I’m hoping that you’re not one of them.
In this article, I am going to go over, how to get more clicks on your affiliate links. But do keep in mind, the results are dependent on your contribution to your audience.
Methods To Getting More Clicks On Your Affiliate Links
You want to be the authority in your niche.
If you can provide your readers with helpful and unbiased information, you will naturally see an increase in clicks on your affiliate links.
If you are writing a product review, I highly recommend actually testing out the product, so you can give your true point of view.
Bonus Tip: Use Google Analytics to help analyze how long your visitors stay on any particular page.
If the bounce rate is high, it is probably because your article is not interesting or helpful. Which, will evidently reduce your click-through ratio and your online income.
Method #2: Properly Positioning Your URL. If you place your URL’s too early into the article, you are not giving your readers enough time to read and build credibility.
You should always deliver quality content before the affiliate links. Otherwise, you might as well spam all of your articles with affiliate links and pray that someone clicks it.
Method #3: Track And Monitor Your Affiliate Links. How do you know which link is generating the most amount of sales? Some affiliate retailers provide you with link tracking, but it doesn’t tell you which one.
Tracking and cloaking is a very popular method used by many affiliate marketers to test the placement of their links to track its effectiveness.
If you are not getting a lot of clicks on a particular link, you can try placing it somewhere else and track it again.
Method #4: Create Image With Affiliate Links. Similar to the concept of Google AdSense advertisements.
Have you ever heard that an image says more than a thousand words?
This is absolutely true, the click-through-rate increases if you incorporate your affiliate links in the images that are relevant to what you are promoting.
Method #5: Promote On YouTube. Social media is one of the best ways to advertise your business because they have many active users.
YouTube is the most popular video-sharing platform today and you can tap into that traffic by creating videos and sharing your affiliate link in the description.
Note: Don’t go around spamming your affiliate link in other people’s videos. You will get reported and banned very quickly. Besides, it doesn’t work anyway… people are not likely to click on your link.
Method #6: Create Your Own Banners. Everybody loves originality! Besides unique content, you should also look into creating your own banners with the affiliate link in it.
I’ve created many unique banners for my website using Canva in the past. Try it out for free.
Method #7: Advertise On Other Advertising Platforms. There are many places to advertise your business besides your current website, blog, Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of social media.
Method #9: Promote Your Affiliate Links Through A Pay-Per-Click Network. I’ve personally tried using Google AdWords to promote my affiliate links, but there is a catch!
Remember how we said content first before the affiliate link?
You don’t want to use direct affiliate links on your pay-per-click advertisements because even though you will receive a lot of clicks, the chance of someone taking action and making a purchase is not very favorable.
In a sense, you are also building a business for someone else rather than yourself.
You want your pay-per-click advertisements to direct the visitors to your article that reviews the product you are recommending.
Or better yet, sign up for your newsletter (building an email list). This will help build credibility and trust.
By doing so, you are building an audience for yourself who may or may not come back and buy from your affiliate links in the future.
In Conclusion (My Last 2 Cents)
If you want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you’ll have to think of yourself as the consumer.
What are the odds of you clicking on your own affiliate links after reading your own article?
We are human and we are not perfect, so don’t let your ego get the best of you.
If you ask me what I think about my website, I will tell you it’s perfect, but is it really? This is why I recommend asking a friend to offer his or her point of view.
Make sure you let him or her know that honesty is appreciated. You’d be surprised by how many constructive criticisms can turn your not so successful website into a huge success.
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If you have any additional questions, please feel free to leave a comment down below and I’ll try my best to help you out. I’ll see you on the other side called success.