Stop overpromoting your affiliate links.
We all want to get free traffic to our website.
Google doesn’t like websites that are littered with too many affiliate links everywhere on pages and posts.
You will not get ranked.
And your site will be put at the bottom of search results where no one will find you again.
You are Here to Help not Sell
No one likes a salesman that is always trying to sell you something right?
A pushy salesman getting in people’s faces, knocking on doors, offering you this, offering you that.
People don’t like to be sold.
They want their problems solved, so they don’t have time for gimmicks and conmen.
And so your best bet is to get in the right space with them, to begin with.
Google likes you to provide quality helpful website content that has a non-promotional tone.
It’s ok to use your affiliate link or your banner ad here or there on parts of your website but remember, don’t overdo it by putting too many affiliate links everywhere.
Disguising your Affiliate Links
Stop! don’t do this.
Do the right thing.
Be honest open to show your visitors that you are trustworthy.
Don’t use disguises on your website.
Black hat techniques aim to work against search engine rules which are counterproductive to your business online.
Black hat techniques in SEO ( search engine optimization) are bad news for search engines and your visitors.
Search engines have guidelines for websites and you better follow them or you won’t get traffic to your website.
Google doesn’t take kindly to website owners that try to use dirty SEO black hat techniques.
It is unwise to try and fool Google.
You will only end up losing visitors (traffic) to your website. And ultimately, just hurt your rankings again.
Be the Emperor of Content on the Internet.
Remember that content is king but quality helpful non-promotional content is the emperor.
A king might rule one region but an emperor rules the entire region combined!
Be the emperor of content on the internet.
Then you can rule page one on the google search results.
Leaving those 50,000 websites that are indexed behind you.
Google will not rank you if it views your site as to what is termed a bridge website.
Which only refers people to other sites all the time.
It only means the main purpose of your website is only to get people to jump from your site over to another redirected site.
How frustrating can that be for your visitors?
Help your visitors first sell to them last.
If you appear to Google in your website like your just trying to send people off to affiliate program links all the time from your poor quality website content then your history with them.
Inexperienced affiliate marketers often make the mistake of sharing their website URL links everywhere within social media groups.
Then they wonder why they got banned from that group or forum.
The same goes for dropping affiliate links to other users within social media groups.
This is spam content and social media group of course don’t like spam within their group and will just remove your links and then ban you.
Let’s have a look at how Google and other search engines inspect your site.
Google bot is a web crawler.
A web crawler is an indexing program that helps index 500,000 new websites a day made over the internet.
Another term for them is a web spider.
They help speed up the process of indexing for search engines which would otherwise be a very slow time-consuming process if it was done only by humans.
The program crawls your website content and other websites looking for
- quality original valuable content
- high-quality backlinks
- non-promotional relevant based content
- captivating helpful exciting and updated new content
- internal links
- the presence of unique content such as infographics
- strong visual content instead of boring text
- spelling and grammatical errors
- the absence of poor quality backlinks
- branded websites that represent a company at the footer of the site
- content that shows clearly who the author is with a photo of them
- relevant ad usage
- alt tags that tell blind and visually impaired people what images on the page represent
It then builds a searchable index for the Google search engine page that people can easily find.
There is also an army of Google staff who also help manually crawl your site looking for these same qualities.
How to Optimize Your Website
Keeping your website pages clean and helpful and do not overdo your promotions.
Somewhere on your website, you can later link to product reviews within your site that have affiliate links.
Make it a rule in your affiliate marketing strategies.
Remember your dealing with people with feelings and needs.
Don’t annoy your guests namely your visitors.
Otherwise, they can just click out of your site, and then you will lose that traffic forever.
Don’t have poor quality content that is not helpful or relevant to your people in your website pages and posts.
Stay on the topic.
Aim to share information that only is related to your niche. Don’t go off-topic. It hurts your rankings.
Treat your visitors and Google like they are part of your team together all working on the same mission to ultimately solve other people’s problems and provide value and insight to their lives.
See Google as a partnership in your business and see your visitors as if they are your friends whom you are wanting to help in life.
Make that your business plan right there.
Then two groups will love you.
Google will start ranking your website if it sees that your website is full of quality content.
And your visitors your audience will love you if they see value in the content on your website.
Google can end up giving you free traffic.
More customers more visitors equals more traffic equals more revenue.
How easy is that!
They will see you as an authority in your niche.
They will find you captivating and exciting where your visitors will be drawn to you and spend the time reading your content.
People don’t buy off people they don’t trust.
So try to see it’s about the business of helping others and building a relationship.
Last of all along the way, visitors will then naturally begin to trust you and buy from you.
Some points to consider are
- can you make a website that is actually helpful to others?
- write quality helpful unbiased content
- have a website with relevant content that only applies to your niche
- design a website that is helpful and non-promotional
- stay on topic keep it relevant
- avoid using copyrighted material within your website
- use of internal links
- easy to read for your audience
Don’t even try to con people especially online. Don’t try to trick people.
You can get a lot of traffic to your website if you can show that you are a good samaritan to people.
Then in time, you can have a full-time business online.
That you will be proud of and it can make you feel good that you have added some value to people’s lives.
Now it’s your turn! Have you had a situation where you have helped others and found it personally rewarding?
Feel free to leave your comments below.
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