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An affiliate marketing website is useless if it is not indexed or ranked high in the search engines. As a matter of fact any website will not have any visitors if no attempt is made to boost its rankings. Your website ranking really depends on a lot of factors. I am not going to list all of them. But to maintain a steady natural growth in the eyes of search engines, there are some things which you must do consistently.
Here are my 7 tips to help you get started if you are feeling lost.
1. Update Your Website or Blog Regularly
Add new content to your website or blog regularly. Write articles or publish product reviews. Even if you have written on an article before, expand on it or break it up into smaller articles. It might be difficult to write product review sometimes but you can also evaluate a free e-book or a trial product. There is no rule on how much you should write but suffice to say about 8 articles a month is good.
2. Submit Your Website to Directories
Submitting websites to directories can help add you to their directory listing. Some of these directories require registration. Free ones are available but if you pay for it you will get better listing and more visibility for your affiliate marketing website. My advice will be to submit to at least 20 directories every month.
3. Submit Your Articles to Article Directories
Choose any of your articles and submit them to article directories. The more article directories you submit, the better your rankings. There is no general limit to the amount of article directories you can submit to. But do submit them to quality high PR directories. It might be tedious to manually submit each of them to article directories but you will see the reward coming sooner or later from doing this. Alternatively if you have an article submission software it will save you time doing manual submissions.
4. Post Comments in Forums
If you have not registered to any forums related to your niche then do so now. Stay active in 1 or 2 forums and participate in the discussions. Don’t limit yourself to saying “thanks” or “a great post”. Post something useful and of value to your peers that can also be shared around. For all you know, you will start building your network there and a whole new group of friends. My advice would be to post at least 1 or 2 comments every day. This will build backlinks to your affiliate marketing website.
5. Post Comments on Blogs
Isn’t it obvious here also. Although blogs may work the same as forums, posting comments on “dofollow” blogs can build backlinks to your website. Find a list of “dofollow” blogs and make good useful comments on them. Find 30 blog posts or one a day and post comments on them.
6. Use Social Bookmarking Websites.
Social bookmarking websites had not much emphasis until recently. It has gotten more popular over the past few years because it reaches out to everyone and information has a higher chance of reaching the masses through social networks or websites. A great way to start bookmarking your blog posts on social websites is through SocialMarker. You can search in on Google. It has a huge list of Social Websites. Register for SocialMarker and add your blog posts to increase backlinks and traffic to your affiliate marketing website.
7. Use Twitter
There is an option for you to tweet your blog or article immediately after posting them. I always do this after posting them and I do see an increase of followers after that. You can also tweet about interesting products or services related to your niche. That being said it is important to have followers who are in the same niche as your affiliate marketing website.
I hope you find this list of tips useful to help boost traffic to your website. All of this might sound tedious and difficult but mind you affiliate marketing is not as easy as it sounds. Again if the above methods are done consistently, you will find your website ranking higher sooner or later.
I wish you success,
Bryan Wong YH
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