Traffic and Marketing
Once you have a list of keywords that have at least 1,000 monthly searches and fewer than 50,000 competing pages, it’s time to use those keywords to get traffic.
There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ways to get traffic, but I’m just going through some of the easiest ways to get traffic quickly and with little to no money up front.
One of the easiest ways to get free traffic is by writing articles and submitting them to article directories. Many article directories have very good authority with the search engines, so articles you submit will often rank well quickly and bring in traffic.
If you’re going to send people straight to an affiliate link, it’s a good idea to register a domain that you can use to redirect people to. There are a couple of reasons for this.
1. You can easily change the affiliate link if necessary, without having to go back and edit tons of articles.
2. Some article directories require it.
Articles should be between 300 and 500 words. It’s actually a good idea to keep articles fairly short so you don’t bore people, and because you don’t want them to feel completely satisfied. To get the really good information, they need to visit the affiliate link in your resource box at the end of your article.
Some article directories to submit to include:
Blogging is another great way to get traffic. It’s best if you do it on your own domain with your own hosting, but you can also make use of free blogging platforms like Blogger.com if you want. Just be aware that they have the right to delete your blog at any time, for any reason they choose, even if you didn’t break any rules.
Every time you make a blog post, be sure to include keywords in the title of the post, as well as the content. This will help ensure you get plenty of traffic from the search engines.
Social content sites like Squidoo.com and HubPages.com have very good authority with the search engines, so the pages you create will often rank quite well.
They are free, and are also extremely easy to use, even if you don’t have any technical experience. You don’t even need to know HTML, because their online wizards will help you set up pages in no time flat.
As with blogging or article marketing, you need to be sure to use your keywords in your titles and content. This is the only way to ensure you’ll get traffic from the search engines.
Forums can be great for affiliate marketing, but you have to be careful. Most forums don’t allow you to post affiliate links in posts or in your signature, so read the rules carefully. You might be able to link to your blog from your signature if affiliate links aren’t allowed.
Now you have the basics you need to get started with affiliate marketing. You can take this information and run with it, and you can be making money almost immediately!
Whatever you do, you need to keep at it. Never give up! Trust me, these things really do work. Affiliate marketing is extremely easy, and once you have some moneymaking methods in place, they can run mostly on autopilot!
Combine these methods with some of your own and you’ll have an unstoppable money machine that just keeps cranking out the cash day after day.
I’d love to hear your thoughts below.