The Importance Of SEO For Affiliate Marketing

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  1. Mike Newton

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    SEO is an important facet of affiliate marketing. An affiliate marketing site optimized for the search engines will draw more visitors. It increases your chances of generating income over a longer period.

    Two huge benefits of an SEO-optimized site are that the search engines trust your website, and you get quality traffic that has a higher chance of converting.

    Products that generate many search enquiries have good scope for optimization. You also have a lot of references in the form of competitors to know what’s working and what’s not. If you blog about a subject that you are informed about, you have the opportunity to use this knowledge with an SEO-powered affiliate marketing approach and make good money.

    Once you have decided your niche, you can get down to the all-important business of generating
    keywords for it. You need to strike a balance between keywords that generate traffic and those for which there is little competition. Once you begin ranking for a lot of these low-impact keywords, you’ll get decent traffic from them. You will also earn back-links to individual pages, and then you can direct some link juice from these pages to content that needs some boosting.

    Google Keyword Planner is an affiliate marketer’s best friend. Make a list of the top blogs/websites for broad keywords in your niche. And take a look at the keywords they are targeting by inputting their URLs in Google Keyword Planner. Even if you do this for only ten blogs or websites, you will get a very handy list of seed keywords that you can further pare down to your liking. These are good keywords to begin with; if the top blogs are using it to generate traffic, so should you.

    The smart way to do so is to generate long-tail keywords from these popular keywords and target the sub-niches relevant to these keywords. Here again, Google’s Keyword Planner can be of invaluable help. You can find such keywords with this tool.

    It will be really worth your while to take a good look at the websites that are ranking for your chosen keywords. You might find one or maybe even two that are not 800-pound gorillas but are ranking because of good SEO. Make it a point to uncover the long-tail keywords these sites are targeting. You have a better chance of leapfrogging over these sites as compared to beating the big sites for popular keywords. These sites are your stepping stones to becoming a player and then a winner in your affiliate marketing niche. Ubersuggest is a very useful free tool that every affiliate marketer should use.

    WordPress is a robust and user-friendly blogging platform that works great for both experienced affiliates and newbies. Host the site with a reputable web host. Do a quick search for WordPress themes that are a good choice for affiliate marketers. Load the theme, and you’re ready to populate it with content. Even though you’ve spent energy on looking up keywords, they are secondary to good content. Good content that helps readers should and inevitably take precedence over keyword driven content. This means that you need to put in effort into integrating keywords in the content, or creating great content centered around the keywords.

    Add call to actions to the content. Finally, test the pages for conversion. You will have to do conversion optimization so that you get the best conversion rates for the keyword used and content generated.

    Are you aware of how important SEO is to marketing?
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    David Bratby Moderator Staff Member

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    Good articles, thanks Mike
     
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    A very concise information about SEO Mike.
     
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