HOW TO MARKET AFFILIATE PROGRAM EFFECTIVELY

Updated: 07/01/2009 20:32
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Affiliate marketing business centers on creating popular sites for your advertisers. These sites should generate frequent clicks to be beneficial for...

Affiliate marketing business centers on creating popular sites for your advertisers. These sites should generate frequent clicks to be beneficial for your clients. As an affiliate marketer it is your job to devise ways in which you can improve the visibility of your client site attracting more traffic, generating more clicks, and hence, make you more money online.

A very potent way to do so is with the creation of links on the site. When you create links on the site you ensure that the readers can submit the pages of this site to the popular social networking sites.

An extremely viable option in this regard is to include blogs in your overall affiliate marketing plan. You can use blogs for various purposes in affiliate marketing some of them are social networking, social book marking and blog search sites all of which help the affiliate marketer.

Why use networking sites and blogs for your affiliate program?
When people are looking for specific information or blogs related to a particular topic they often visit sites like Delicious, Digg and Technocrati. These sites act as a central location by cataloging the blogs related to various topics. You can use these sites to aid in your affiliate marketing efforts by getting them to highly rate one of your sites. This can result in a massive inflow of traffic to your site and mean big business for you.

If you want to get these sites to notice you a good way to do so will be through interesting and informative blogs that viewers would want to read and post their comments on. However, this opportunity is open only if you have a blog so needless to say it is in your best interest to get a blog to boost your affiliate marketing efforts.

How to get your blog involved with the networking sites?

The procedure to get your site involved with the popular networking sites is fairly simple. Once your site is up and working visit sites like Digg, Technocrati etc to find out more about their workings. You need to make sure that you do incorporate a lot of links on your site so that readers can submit your pages to the popular networking sites. The networking sites don’t cost you a penny but if you manage to make them work in your interest the potential for profit is unlimited.

Social networking sites: the other benefits
There are other benefits associated with social networking sites as well. One of them is that you can easily locate any site that you want through these sites. For instance, you may want to know of the other sites that are potentially related to your site in some sense. These sites present wonderful link building opportunities. You follow the win-win principle by placing their link on your site and asking them to do the same for you. Also called, link exchange this is a very good way to increase traffic, the number of potential clicks on your affiliate programs or advertisers and of course to grow your earning potential via online.

If you want to infuse new life into an existing affiliate marketing program you should definitely consider viral marketing campaigns too. Viral marketing is fast turning into a popular recourse to increase traffic in a forum posts. Forums are now an integral part of the internet experience. Related to various topics, most of them are very popular and so can be used successfully in the context of affiliate marketing. However, given the sheer number of people who visit these forums you need to be careful and judicious with your posts to make the most out of them. Forums can certainly be the star players in your viral marketing campaign.

It is imperative for the affiliate marketer to stay in the good books of the forum moderator and one of the ways to do so is to only post in relevant threads and discussions.

Forum moderators can prove detrimental to a viral marketing campaign
Depending on how you function as an affiliate marketer, you may find that the forum moderator can be your best friend or your worst enemy. These guys are very important for your business so you need to make sure that you do not get on the blacklist of the forum moderators.

Most forum moderators will have no problems with you if you stick to posting your information in relevant threads and discussions. Also, when you post in the relevant threads, following the rules and guidelines of the forum, you can ensure that you attract traffic that will indeed be interested in what your site has to offer.

Using affiliate marketing links in a forum
A mistake that is made by many affiliate marketers is to get over enthusiastic about using marketing links in their posts. However many forums have the strict rule that only one link per post is allowed. In this case, it will be in your best interest to reign in your enthusiasm and follow the forum policy by posting a single link to your website. A good way to place the link is to embed it in a word or phrase that best suits the discussion thread.

However, there may be times when embedding the link in the body of the post may be difficult, if this is the case you can always place the link at the bottom of the message. To make the link stand out leave a few blank lines above and highlight the link. If your viral marketing campaign has a tag line insert it above the link to the website.

Viral marketing campaigns can be a success with the help of forum basics
It is vital that you remember the purpose of your visit to the forum and that is your viral marketing campaign. So, it will be in your best interest to stay away from the arguments and discords that arise in the forum or are a part of an online discussion. If the forum does not have a moderator there are very high chances of such arguments creeping in.

Since most of these arguments are quite heated it is very easy to get sucked in but you have to remember that participating in a fight will not be good for your image. So, forget about the trouble makers and naysayers and concentrate on the purpose of your visit judiciously. You should only be concerned with your viral marketing campaign to ensure its success specifically and to make more money online as a whole.


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