Image via WikipediaIf you are interested in making money online, an affiliate website can make all of your dreams come true, you know that you will need a website to get started. The most important thing for a website is traffic. You can use an existing site or you can build a site specifically for your affiliate programs either way having a website is the first step. After that many are at a loss as to what to do next. Here are four tips that will help your affiliate site be a success.
The most important factor for your success is choosing a nice market. If your site is too broad you will have too much competition on the search engines and you will never make it. Choose a nice market and become an expert on that market. The best way to choose your market is to choose something you are interested in that has a relatively low number of results when you search it in Google. For instance do not sell party supplies sell, children’s theme party supplies.
Next you must pack your site with useful information. Tell people all about your product. Offer instructions for use or product reviews or in the case of party supplies, include tips and ideas for parties while offering affiliate links for all the supplies needed. The information is once you get people to your site the information that you have available is what will keep them there and it is what will drive them to buy from your affiliates.
Use targeted marketing for your site. However you choose to market you website, whether it is with article marketing, blogging, emailing, or pay per click, choose a target market and focus on them. Any traffic is great if traffic is what you are going for but you want sales so you have to attract people who are likely to buy what you are selling or else you are wasting you efforts.
Follow up with customers. Create a way to maintain a relationship with your customers. Offer a free newsletter. It will take some work to put a newsletter together but it will give you a chance to remind customers about your website and give them a chance to return and make another purchase.
Anyone can build an affiliate site but it takes insight into your target market and lots of work on developing an informative site in order to create a successful affiliate site and make money fast. These are some of the general tips for creating a successful.
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Keyword density is an indicator of the number of times the selected keyword appears in the web page. But mind you, keywords shouldn’t be over used, but should be just sufficient enough to appear at important places.
If you repeat your keywords with every other word on every line, then your site will probably be rejected as an artificial site or spam site.
Keyword density is always expressed as a percentage of the total word content on a given web page.
Suppose you have 100 words on your webpage (not including HMTL code used for writing the web page), and you use a certain keyword for five times in the content. The keyword density on that page is got by simply dividing the total number of keywords, by the total number of words that appear on your web page. So here it is 5 divided by 100 = .05. Because keyword density is a percentage of the total word count on the page, multiply the above by 100, that is 0.05 x 100 = 5%
The accepted standard for a keyword density is between 3% and 5%, to get recognized by the search engines and you should never exceed it.
Remember, that this rule applies to every page on your site. It also applies to not just to one keyword but also a set of keywords that relates to a different product or service. The keyword density should always be between 3% and 5%.
Simple steps to check the density: • Copy and paste the content from an individual web page into a word-processing software program like Word or Word Perfect.
• Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and click ‘Select All’. Now go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Word Count’. Write down the total number of words in the page.
• Now select the ‘Find’ function on the ‘Edit’ menu. Go to the ‘Replace’ tab and type in the keyword you want to find. ‘Replace’ that word with the same word, so you don’t change the text.
• When you complete the replace function, the system will provide a count of the words you replaced. That gives the number of times you have used the keyword in that page.
• Using the total word count for the page and the total number of keywords you can now calculate the keyword density.
Image via WikipediaWhen people decide to join an affiliate program to make extra money, or to have a full time job, they often do so with illusions and no idea of how the affiliate program actually works. Read the following top 5 mistakes people make when it comes to choosing an affiliate program and avoid these mistakes at all costs. Then, you will be able to be more effective and make more money for your time, so it is definitely worthwhile to read these warnings and avoid them.
#1 Don’t Compete, Support Too many affiliate programs compete against their competitors which wastes money and puts affiliates out of business. However, if you are part of an affiliate program the more affiliates the better for getting more information and more money. One of the worst things to do is choose an affiliate program that believes in competing against other affiliates. Instead, choose an affiliate program that agrees with supporting and growing other affiliates to have a larger network and access to more affiliates.
#2 Little Reward Another mistake people frequently make when choosing affiliate programs is choosing a program that offers little reward for the individual’s hard work. Too many affiliate programs pay too little and as a result affiliates find it difficult to make the money they should be making. Look for an affiliate program that has a good pay rate for your work.
#3 Old Statistics, if Any You want an affiliate program that offers good, solid, real time statistics, not old statistics or ones that are no longer valid. There are not many affiliate programs out there that provide the kind of statistics an affiliate manager needs, but do your best to find an affiliate program that offers the most.
#4 No Support Too often affiliates find themselves waiting days for an answer to an e-mail and an important question for their business. You want an affiliate program that guarantees you support round the clock if possible or at least within 24 hours. If not, keep looking for an affiliate program that wants to help you help yourself.
#5 Fresh Ideas, Creatives Many affiliate programs provide few ideas or creatives to their affiliates and so thousands of web pages end up with the same advertising. However, affiliate programs would have a better success rate if many different ads were made available so affiliates could alternate ads and place different ads on different sites, depending on the products sold.
Commit these five mistakes to memory so you know exactly what you are looking for in an affiliate program, as well as what to avoid. You will be much more successful and happier as well if you do not get caught in these traps!
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Dear friends, when it comes to promoting affiliate programs we all follow a certain defined process. We first go to google.com ,type affiliate programs in the search field. When the results get displayed we look for “high paying” affiliate programs. By “high paying” I mean those who pay 25% commissions.
Then we visit each and every website listed and join the programs becuse they are free! to join. We put all sorts of banners and text ads on our links page and expect to see a check in our mail box the next morning.
Well, I am here going to reveal a very different way of promoting affiliate programs. Let us revise the process one-by-one.
Step 1> Search for affiliate programs with your favorite search engine. Look for only those affiliate programs whcich have products which interests you. For example if you are interested in “radio controlled airplanes” then look for such products first. Don’t start with promoting “herbal shampoos” or “yoga cd’s” just because they pay 40% commissions.
Since you already know a little about rc planes it wiil be much easier for you to promote various aspects of the product.
So when selecting the affiliate prgram keep in mind the following sequence
a)Product which you know about or are interested in. b)Qulaity of the product. To know the quality of the product it is advisavle to buy the product yourself first. c)The organisation associated with the product. Look for the promotional material they are giving to affiliates. This shows the confidence of the manufacturer in their own product. d)Commission structure. Some webmasters provide 2 tier commission structure. Some have a threshhold amout before the affiliates get paid. Here is a nice place to sart with. This is a list which contains 50 affiliate Programs That Pay AT LEAST 50% commissions.
Step 2> Design a simple landing page to “presell” the product before sending the visitors to actual sales page. Now this step is extremely imporant. Why do you to presell the product ?. This is because this is internet. No one knows you here or has seen you personally.
Normally when someone buys from the internet he is going to look for similar 4-5 products before he gets to the final decision. Here if he comes to your affiliate landing page it becomes much easier for him to compare the product you want to promote with similar 4-5 products in the category.
The landing page you have designed can have testimonials, which you can borrow from the sales page. It can also contain your own experience about the product. You can use before/after situations for describing the benefits of the product. You can use photographs of yourself using the product successfully. This adds instant credibility to the product you want to promote.
Step 3>When the visitors reach your landing page you must have a system to capture their names and email addresses. Because as I said earlier there are many people who look for similar 4-5 products before buying. By capturing email addresse you can “follow up” your subscribers later on using newsletters or product features using email autoresponders.
The best way to capture email addresses is to provide a free gift related to the product. This free gift can be an eBook written by you or many webmasters already have an ebook written for the affiliates. SO again this is a very importan tpoint, join only those programs where you will find a decent promitional material already prepared for the affiliates.
That’s it friends. I hope these words were helpful. I wish you good lick in your affiliate promotional journey
Copyright 2005 Shrinivas Vaidya
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