The Affiliate Marketing Techniques You Should Be Using To Get More Traffic

12 Nov

There’s one thing we all share when we do business online. We all have an overriding need for it. When we get it, we’re happy. When we don’t, we fret. Can you guess what it is?

Pat yourself on the back if you said TRAFFIC. Internet marketers. Affiliate marketers. Product developers. Online contractors. All of them need traffic and a fair old dollop of it at that.

Here are the best ways to get traffic as affiliate marketer:

SEO Your Affiliate Marketing Website – You don’t need to be an SEO expert, but having a good working knowledge of search engine optimization techniques that work today is important. Investing in good knowledge and one of the finer SEO software tools is recommended because this will keep you right on that cutting edge and pocket you a lot of free traffic for your sites.

Understanding concepts such as improving conversions is important. Learn about those little tweaks that you can make on your site that could improve your click-throughs. Also focus on highlighting the links or images on your site that point to your squeeze page – the more opt-ins you can grab, the better you’ll do. And that takes us to our next point.

Grow Your Email List – Being an affiliate marketer doesn’t mean you don’t grow a list. Quite the contrary, a huge portion of your commissions will come from your opt in list. Those guys and gals that you form a bond with over time. Through the great material in your newsletters and autoresponder. Ignore this at your peril.

Social Marketing – One of the biggest pluses with Facebook, aside from Farmville, is that you can invite your potential clients as friends. It’s like a social opt in list, without the restrictions. You can then come up with a mix of messages and offers. There’s one other key thing to consider when you’re setting up your social marketing campaigns – only target high impact social network sites. Your Facebooks, Twitters, LinkedIns and Pinterests are all good. Try not to waste your time on low impact, low traffic social sites – you wont get as much traffic bang for your time and effort.

Forum Marketing – No matter what niche you’re trying to plunder as an affiliate, there will be a forum for it. Forum marketing remains an invaluable source of red hot, targeted leads simply because you’ll have tons of potential clients all in one place.

The trick with forum marketing is to observe the common etiquette – don’t go blazing in with your affiliate links on your very first post. Get a feel for how other, valued members of the community are posting. Every forum has a unique culture. A distinct vibe. You’ll do well to stick within the parameters of the written and unwritten rules. Be friendly and helpful. Display your knowledge. Toss in some killer information, tips and above all be personable and polite.

There’s more to forum marketing too. Make sure you setup your signature – the little blurb that you’re usually allowed to stick at the end of each post. It’s how you’ll tempt the forum traffic back to your site.

There you have it. Three rather simple, yet wonderfully powerful ways of making sure you always have enough traffic as an affiliate marketer.

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