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Question about affiliate links in blogs

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by gmp123, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. gmp123

    gmp123 Newbie

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    If you were to upload a post to your blog once or twice a day a few times a week (the blogs purpose being profit via affiliate marketing), what is considered a "standard" as far as linking those affiliate links. I'm not talking about shitty website "blogs" that have ads and popups everywhere you look, but a nice looking blog where most of the posts made are to create revenue. If I made six blog posts, would having five of those six blog posts include affiliate links turn people off? If it's for profit, should all of my blog posts revolve around affiliates?

    Second question to save you guys from reading another post, but if you only have say 10 PPS affiliates, and you're posting 10 blogs a week, how do you keep making money, you keep finding new affiliates for the new blog posts you make? Seems like you'd have to find a lot considering I don't see how you could re use affiliate links in multiple blog posts without looking fishy, if you made ~30 blog posts a week you'd need almost 30 different affiliates! Thank's for all of your opinions!!
     
  2. gmp123

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    Now that I think about it, maybe mixing in a variety of PPS and PPC would be optimal, that way every blog post can include either PPS or a more subtle PPC link to still make profit off each post.
     
  3. gb

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    If you integrate your links without being too obnoxious, the average joe most likely won't even notice. Nothing to worry about.

    No, you can use posts that don't revolve around affiliates to funnel people to the posts with your affiliate links. Create value with your posts. Give 5x more value than you think you should. People like that. They'll stay and come back to your blog when they need more information. Then, you have a repeat customer.

    Essentially all of your posts should somewhat revolve around affiliates. For example, if my blog is about headphones I could write an article called "over ear headphones vs on ear headphones" (no affiliate links in this post). Through that article I could funnel the visitor to a post like "best on ear headphones" which would have my affiliate links.
     
  4. gmp123

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    I appreciate the opinion! I know there's not much of an upfront cost for starting something like this, but my greatest fear honestly in starting any sort of blog or website has been not being able to drive traffic to it. I know SEO and staying active is important in generating traffic. I just saw something called BuzzBundle that looks to be a great investment, being able to "centralize your marketing" via using their program, being able to create different accounts and different personas on an array of social websites, and have it all be in one place seems like a dream for anyone doing this sort of thing! Thank's again for your opinion!!
     
  5. Tunenchi

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    If you get a new domain, submit it to google.

    Get your blog entries to add value to your targeted customers, as gbgbgb said.

    Do 301 redirects with in your blog posts/pages having affiliate links.

    Write more articles that engage with in a similar article(s) in your website.

    Then you are good to go, have in mind that the crawlers will be seeking more from your blog to add feeds to the SERPS, you do not want to look fishy by posting naked affiliate links.
     
  6. gb

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    Definitely start your blog. My first blog failed, but I learned so much. Months after that failure, I'm finally having some success.

    Also, like you mentioned don't rely 100% on SEO. People are everywhere online. So many places besides Google. Personally, I've had some success with Pinterest. I just signed up, followed 100 people / day related to my niche everyday for about a week, and now it just naturally gets repins and brings visitors to my blog.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. gmp123

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    Thank's both of you :) As far as I know concerning the actual links though, they're just hyperlinks within a block of text, correct? For example: "In ear headphones vs outer ear head phones are a big controversy. My personal favorite is in ear, I use these headphones personally on a day to day basis", where the underlined/bolded/italicized text would just have an html href link to my personal affiliate link site. How much more would you mask the link? Is this the best way to get people to click on the links without having a super obvious over sized image that you click on?