Sunday, January 17, 2010

5 Most Effective Methods to Promote Affiliate Links

Many affiliates use only one or two promotional methods to promote their affiliate links online and if they don’t get the desired results – they quit. In order to be successful at affiliate marketing you must empower as much promotional methods as possible to promote your affiliate links. There are many methods to promote affiliate links each have its own strength and weakness. Some of them work, while there are a lot of those who do not. This article will give you insight of the five most effective methods to promote your affiliate links. Using these methods you will be able to increase your affiliate sales more than ever before!

• Blogging - The very simple, free and effective way of promoting your affiliate links is to create blogs related to the product that you promote. It is free to start a blog for yourself and on that blog add the articles promoting the product. Try to do unbiased review of the product i.e., you have to explain both advantages and drawbacks of this product but remember you have to give more advantages than disadvantages and the negative points that you mention shouldn’t affect your sale. You may try to collect the Email ID of your visitors when they comment on your article and send them periodic offers to their mail - it can help you build a huge mailing list and gain potential buyers.

• Use Podcast - Podcast is the latest trend in promoting the affiliate links. All you have to do is interview the product interview and put that audio file on your blog or site or wherever possible. Make sure that you provide the affiliate link below the file, so that after hearing that interview your visitor will click that link and you will make revenue. If the visitor buys your promoted product. Everyone knows that one picture is equivalent to thousand words and videos are even better than that. So, try to add screenshots and some videos of the software or the E-book that you promote. It will definitely make a great positive impact on your sales.

• Own a Website - Most of the affiliates use either blog or some other sites where they write reviews and articles about certain products and it works well to some extent but you can even double your sales if you own a website to promote your products. The advantages of having a website are link cloaking which enables you to encrypt the link or make changes in .htaccess file for redirection. Another great advantage of owning a site is that your site will be ranked by search engines, so just make your site popular and you can get a lot of visitors to your site and you can promote many products to your readers, build newsletter lists and many more. You can make use of your site as one stop place for all your related promotional products.

• Joint Venture Campaigns - Joint venture is another innovative and effective method to promote your affiliate links. In this method you have to request other peoples who own a website to allot some space for your affiliate links and banners and offer them some space in your site. It is a win-win model where both of you will be benefited. So, a visitor of your site may visit your partner’s site and vice versa. This technique may seem to be impossible or not feasible at first but the results are very impressive in practice on long run because the number of visitors to your site will increase exponentially based on number of partner sites and it will have good effect on your page rank and will boost the sales.

• Use Pay Per Click Campaigns - Promote your products on the top of search engines! Google Adwords is a very effective way of promoting your affiliate links. You can use ads on Yahoo! Search Marketing or Google Adwords or other similar services but Google Adwords seems to be the best. All you have to do is to submit your ads to Google and they will post it on millions of related sites and on related search results page. Here you should have sharp focus and keep an eye on the number of visits made to your site. If the number of visits are not so good then you have to change your ads and the keywords. You have to constantly monitor the results and effect of each change so that you can achieve great success.

The methods described above are the most effective methods of promoting the affiliate links on the internet at present. You can do some research on these methods to suit your business needs and boost the sales even further.

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