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What to do next in affilliate marketing?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leberquaeler, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. leberquaeler

    leberquaeler Newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
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    i do affilliate marketing for about one year now. I use article marketing, especially ezinearticles, to get traffic and backlinks.

    I'm in the mens health niche and was able to rank for mayor keywords. Right now i'm not able to move higher than #6-7 on page at google so i just get a few percentage of traffic. I stuck at 80-100 visitors daily and build further and further links.

    What do you think is the best idea to move on? Shall i keep building links and starting further sites (i just own 2 for now) with targetting long tail keywords? Or is it better to just focus on that specific site with already existing traffic and optimize it, more content, adding more keywords in the anchor?

    Your ideas and suggestions are really welcome. I really enjoy affilliate marketing and SEO but at the moment its a little bit slow in sales and the motivation starts to decrease ;-).


  2. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

    Mar 19, 2009
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    I think I understand what you're asking, but correct me if I'm wrong...

    You have a site in the men's health niche that's ranking ok for a few short tail keywords and you want to know whether to improve this site's ranking or build other sites in the same niche that are optimised for long tail?

    (If that's not what you're saying do let me know).

    It sounds like you could improve this site a little more.. I wouldn't say don;t start other smaller sites for similar keywords, but to me it sounds like you haven't pushed this site enough yet..

    My advice would be to increase your onsite content (i.e. write more articles) and expand your link building and traffic strategies to more than just articles..

    Articles tend to work nicely the first few times and after that there is a slow downward slope as their link building power looses effect. :(

    Try social bookmarking, directory submitting and PRs - these are all easy, cheap ways to build links and there's plenty of information on these forums about them.

    As for adding more keywords in the anchor - it is a good idea to mix up your anchor text, but it sounds like you are pointing most of your links and the homepage or just one or two pages. You should really try and only optimise each page for one or two keywords in order to make things easier for you.
  3. AWG123

    AWG123 Newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
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    If you have great time management skills, I would suggest that you check into other niches too. Do this only if your fundamentals are solid. Is your site targeting a specific solution to a problem in the Mens Health niche, or is it too broad? Are you doing everything correctly for your main site? Article marketing is great but just one avenue. Are you getting back links from other sites in your niche(i.e. blogs, forums, authority sites)? Is your "on page" optimization set? Are you setting up articles on authority sites other that article directories (Squidoo, Hub Pages, Zimeo.) BTW, Build some back links to them too. If your not already, how about videos?

    If your page is set up solid, buy some traffic and send it to a landing page on your site. If set up correctly, you will have a great quality score and pay less for traffic on google.

    Another thing that is critically important, do you know what your competition is doing? Where are they getting their traffic? Use yahoo site explorer.

    If you are doing all and still no results, get into a different niche and let it fly.

    Hope this helps and good luck
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009