Advanced Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Bloggers

Advanced_Affiliate_Marketing_Strategies Certain Strategies That Bloggers Should Do!

While many bloggers are venturing into profiting from affiliate marketing since it is the top money making models raved by many internet guru, there are certain strategies that bloggers like you should follow in order to make your effort more efficient.

You may think that affiliate marketing is as easy as it can be and all you need to do is dump a banner with your affiliate link on your blog or writing a short review about it will make you a millionaire blogger or affiliate marketer. Firstly, get this concept out of your head right now if you want to start right.

1) Give Something Away And Build A Strong List On Your Blog

Your blog is a perfect place to give something away to build yourself a profitable list. Be it a free ebook you wrote, free email course or simply newsletter, your readers will want to get something from you. By building such a list through your blog, you are able to get targeted subscribers because these are people who really read your blog and it will not be too difficult to sell them something.

2) Find Out What Your Prospects Want.

Let’s say you are settled to send out newsletters when your readers subscribe on your blog, try to build relationship with your list by constantly replying each and every email. Show them you actually care for them by pre-selling yourself. Let them know you are interested in them as a person and not just someone who is interested in making quick bucks. Give off yourself freely and you will earn their trust and confidence. Find out what product they actually need. After you have built trust with your email list they will be in the mood to buy from you as a recommendation from a trusted source. You have to get products that you are affiliated with or that you have bought license for, but these products must be of high quality or else you will lose the credibility that took you time to build.

3) Join An Affiliate Network

You should have witnessed many successful bloggers showing off their success with affiliate networks on their blogs. This should be an indication that it is a really good money making opportunity for you. An affiliate network gives affiliates access to 100’s of niche merchant’s products and services. The network uses it’s time and resources to find the clever publishers (like you) who have figured out new ways to drive converting traffic. It also provides a greater variety of top performing, reputable campaigns. In this way, you as affiliates will easily get exposed to up market products such as banner rotations. With a single affiliate network, affiliates can easily work with multiple advertisers, multiple offers and multiple payment style options such as pay per click, pay per lead, pay per impression, etc. all under one umbrella, the affiliate network.

The Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

Secret To Big ProfitsThe Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

There are thousands of new blogs being created every single day. Some of them are for entertainment purposes and to keep track of one’s life but a large portion of them are created with the sole intention of making the blogger some money. While blogging for cash is a very good way to earn some money, like most things in life, it has to be done correctly in order to be done effectively.

The most important tip to remember when creating a blog specifically to market products is to make sure that the products you do advertise are relevant to your readers. If you have an electronics blog for example, you want to try and sell electronics, or maybe a subscription to an online music website. You wouldn’t want to pitch weight loss products or muscle building products to your audience because that would be completely unrelated.

Before you get to pushing products however, it is vital to create a steady flow of traffic to your blog. To accomplish this you need to provide valuable information to your readers. One of the most effective and easiest ways to do this is by knowing the subject you are blogging about. This will give you a heads up on the competition and will make it a lot easier for you to write on a topic without doing extensive initial research. Always remember to write quality content and establish a reader base before trying to push any affiliate products on them. Do not let your readers feel as if the sole purpose of your blog is to try and sell them something. Instead, make them think that what you are pitching will truly help them and be subtle about it. The more subtle you can be about a product the better results you will have.

Once you write-up some useful content, make sure to get the word out on it. Use social media sites such as Digg to attract people to your site, post relevant comments on other websites, and use article directories like EzineArticles to establish your online presence. If the content is good, you better believe a lot of people will be interested in reading your blog and you might even get a few links from other websites.

To summarize, make sure that you create value for your blog before trying to pitch something to your readers, doing so will produce significantly greater results for your bottom line in the long run.

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How To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

blog seo check list5 Tips To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

Have you ever wondered how popular websites or blogs secure their spots on the top of the list on search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN? They follow a “To-Do” list to climb their way up the SEO ladder and these tips work like wonder to improve your SEO ranking to your blog.

1) Target The Right Keyword

Listen up! If you target the wrong keyword, you are probably never going to see any result for the rest of your life. It is very common for all of use to want to go for the popular and big keywords because this is the core of bringing in massive traffic from search engines, but how many of us are able to climb that far up? Be realistic and target keywords which are smaller and longer so you are able to hit the top 10 ranking easier.

2) Build links, build links and build links

After rounds and rounds of research, you should be able to pick out the keyword you want to rank well for. Now, you should focus and work on building links with this targeted keyword. There are umpteen ways of building links and it is all about taking time off to do the dirty work. Below are my suggestions for building links:

  • Article Submission
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Guest Posting
  • Link Exchange
  • Web and Blog Directories Submission

For a more detailed explanation on how to work all these methods out, you can explore the rest of my blog to ensure you don’t miss out on any of them.

3) Work On The Keyword Density

Keyword density is also an important factor that determines the focused keyword of your blog and it is said that the optimum keyword density is approximately 5% to 6%. Despite your effort to ensure the keyword percentage in your articles, do bear in mind that your articles should still be functional and helpful to your readers. After all, writing for your readers is more important writing for search engines because your readers are the one who will support you for the long run.

4) Tweak Your Tags
Search engines give more weight to text enclosed in certain HTML tags such as the tag and the heading tags. So, after optimizing content, have keyword-rich page titles, headings and sub-headings. Try to keep the text under 64 characters. Anything longer might get chopped off by the search engines.

5)  Stay patient, then rinse and repeat
Measure your results using search engine ranking tools and update your website at least once a week as search engines give priority to updated sites. If you do not get listed in the top 10, do not fret. It is a hotly contested page with scores of companies vying for the spot.
Look instead at your blog’s ranking for the keywords. If you have moved up, then you’re right on track. Refine your keywords, include new keywords, optimize your content and get more credible incoming links!

How To Get Backlinks To Your Site or Blog

5 tips for backlinks5 Tips On Getting Backlinks

Back links are your main staple item to building up your blog’s seo work. Many bloggers or webmasters often find themselves scratching their head and pulling their hair off when trying to build quality back links. The fact is that this is not rocket science at all and anyone can perform the same link building techniques if they are willing to spend time on it.

1) Submit Your Blog To Web and Blog Directories

Most bloggers or webmaster do not realize the existence and function of these web and blog directories and they do not put them into consideration when building popularity and back links. In fact, there are a couple of highly popular web directories like DMOz (PR 9) which only accept high quality websites or blogs. To look on the brighter side of life, nothing beats a back link from a PR 9 site and Google is bound to love your blog for it. Take time to search for do-follow web and blog directories and it not difficult to locate them because many bloggers have compiled big lists of these directories. It is your own effort that counts!

2) Write For Article Directories

After you have absorbed all the link juices from web directories, it is time to get a piece of the cake from article directories. All it takes is an additional effort to write an extra article every week which you can submit to the various article directories.

Note: Do not post the same article you have submitted to the directories on your blog. Google will see it as duplicate content and they may not be happy about it.

3) Organise Blog Contest

This is one of the fun ways to give your blog a chance to get its name out and also to build some back links the viral way. To make it simple, you can require your readers to link to your blog on their website to get a chance to enter your contest and win some attractive prizes. The most important thing to note is that the simpler it is to participate in your contest, the more responsive it will get.

4) Sponsor A WordPress Theme

Have you notice that there are many free themes that have links on their footer area? More than often, these are sponsored links. To put it in layman terms, webmasters or bloggers pay these wordpress theme creators to place a link with their desired keywords on the footer for the free theme they give away. So, each new blogger who uses this free theme will link to these sponsors automatically. However, this is not highly recommended since these footer links can be easily removed and edited most of the time.

5) Link Exchange

Before you start complaining about the downside of link exchange, I do not mean exchanging links with any possible bloggers under the sun. Run your link exchange carefully and selectively with established bloggers and make sure you limit it to 5 or less. You do not want to appear to be a link exchange freak to Google.

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Optimize Your Blog For Search Engines Today

Blog TrafficSearch Engine Optimization Techniques For Your Blog

Bloggers who are interested in building high traffic to their blog and maintaining a successful blog should pay particular attention to search engine optimization techniques which can help to improve the search engine rankings of their blogs. Search engines all employ some type of ranking algorithm (Check out my Pro Blogging Secrets if you want to find out more) which is used to determine the order in which blogs or websites are returned when an Internet user searches for information on a particular topic. There are a few tips though which can be useful with most search engines. These tips include using relevant keywords, generating back links to your blogs and using image tags in a beneficial way.

How Else Can I Stress The Importance of Keywords?

The use of relevant keywords  or cousin keywords in blog posts is one of the most common and also one of the simplest ways to optimize search engine rankings. However, not all bloggers agree on the best ways to use relevant keywords to optimize search engine rankings. Some bloggers believe keywords must be used often to create high keyword densities while others believe using keywords at lower densities of 1%-3% and paying attention to placement of the keywords is the most worthwhile strategy.

Regardless of the keyword strategy a blogger chooses to employ, all bloggers can benefit from researching relevant keywords. They may have a blog which pertains to a general subject such as golfing  but may not be aware of the search terms typically used by Internet users when researching this subject. Fortunately there are many programs available which generate related keywords for a particular time which provides the blogger with other keywords they should consider incorporating into the blog. For the example of a blog pertaining to gardening the blogger may want to use additional keywords such as “How to improve golf swing” or “Golf Swing Tips” to attract more interest from search engine users.

Did I Say Back Links Are Really Important Too?

Back links are also another common factor used in search engine ranking algorithms. Many search engines consider the number of back links pointing to a website as well as the quality of the blogs or websites which provide these back links. This means the search engine rankings of the website which points to your blog could influence the amount of weight the back link contributes to your own rankings. This is because some search engines consider higher ranking websites to be more valuable than other websites which do not rank well and therefore reward websites receiving back links from these high ranking websites quite favorably.

Some search engine algorithms also consider whether or not the back links are reciprocated or not reciprocated. In these cases non reciprocal links are usually considered to be more valuable than reciprocal links. Also, back links which come from link exchanges or link farms are typically not considered to be very influential to search engine rankings.

Using Images To Improve Your Ranking?

Bloggers should also be aware that any pictures used on their blog can be used to improve search engine rankings with some search engines. This aspect of search engine optimization is often overlooked because many bloggers believe the pictures are not viewed by search engines. While this is true the search engines do crawl the code of the blog in addition to the content on the blog. This means the search engine will view the information provided in the image tags (which many bloggers neglect).

Bloggers can take advantage of this by using the image tags to provide relevant keywords which can bolster search engine rankings. However, care should be taken to ensure the keywords used in these tags also accurately describe the image because blog visitors will often see the text included in these tags when they scroll over a picture on the blog.