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Best way to promote affiliate products on your blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by senecapharm, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    What's the best way to promote an affiliate product on a blog? My wife has a new blog she just created and I'm trying to monetize it. So far I only have adsense and I'm gonna sign up for some affiliate products (thinking about clickbank).

    She just has a blogger blog but it doesn't look that bad. The problem is that it isn't as flexible as a self-hosted blog.

    Anyone have any good ideas?
     
  2. billyjean65

    billyjean65 Junior Member

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    Are you basically wondering about the placement of the ads etc?
     
  3. top1984

    top1984 Registered Member

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    Write reviews for affiliate products relevant to the topic of your blog and give honest recommendations of which products

    are the best for your readers.

    As long as your reviews are true and unbiased, your readers will be more than likely to buy the products from your link.
     
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  4. billyjean65

    billyjean65 Junior Member

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    I think he already has an pretty nice website content wise but direct positioning for ads is like an art form as well until he replies im not 100% sure
     
  5. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Yea I thought of the review way, it's a good way of introducing an affiliate product. I was thinking along the same lines vs. writing a google-like ad to promote the product.

    As far as the design, it's pretty decent as far as blogger is concerned and the adsense ads blend in vs. standing out.

    I guess writing a new post for each affiliate product is the way to go... am I able to test a clickbank product? or do I just have the product description to go on?

    Should I create a separate landing page promoting this product? Such as a landing page leading to another landing page? Wondering what methods have worked best for people here without getting too specific (if you mind getting specific).
     
  6. dearac

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    I'll tell you what, when I sell clickbank products if I do a video review of the product it sells like crazy.

    I sell 50% more on my pages with a video review then on a text review. If they can see a product in action they are more likely to buy. I also insert the cookie when they view my video so they never see a affiliate link.
     
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  7. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Wow that's a great idea, I never thought of doing a video review. I wonder what would happen if you made one and posted it on U-tube with a watermarked link that redirects to your affiliate link?

    How long are your reviews?
     
  8. dearac

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    I do 5-9 min reviews. I use Camtasia Studio for the reviews. I have not messed with you tube yet, I don't like the way it makes my videos look for the reviews I do. I use up a lot of bandwidth hosting the videos on my server but my sales pages get very targeted traffic so it's fine.

    Break your videos down, do a 5 min video on one aspect of the program, then lead them to part 2 on another aspect of the program or product you're selling.
     
  9. rjaff

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    wow this is some really cool ideas with the video marketing for affiliate products but I guess my problem is I am unsure how to setup the whole video marketing process

    I have did the reviews of the products on blog but it seems like it is still hard to get sales for me you still need to get people to actually see your blog so converting traffic is kind of hard when trying to make money with just the review I have been thinking about video marketing but unsure where to begin
     
  10. dearac

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    you got to target keywords that people would type in google msn live or yahoo to buy a product.

    Come up with a good title for your blog post or squidoo page with your main long tail keyword. Set your blog permalinks to post your title in the link.

    You want to learn how to do good keyword research before you start selling. I use micro niche finder and market samurai and the google keyword tool.

    Lets say im selling dog training ebooks. Now I have done zero keyword research on this so this is just an example.

    I would start to research the keyword "dog training". So I now have about 200+ keywords. I go through them one by one. Now say I find in that list the keyword "dog training guide" or "dog training book". Those are the keywords I want to spawn my long tail keywords from.

    Now after I do the research on those I find something like "do it yourself dog training" and "do it yourself dog training book".

    Those are the keywords I'm going to target, well I would find like 5-10 more if this was a real project for me.

    Anyways I would name my post "do it yourself dog training book | video review" or something like that. Then I make a 200 word post with a link to my video at the end with my main keyword as the anchor text.

    Load your video up in it's own html file with the keyword as the file name, have a link at the top and bottom of the video to send them to the sales page.

    So just think hard on keywords that target people to buy. Make sure those keywords get some searches and are low competition.
     
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