So you want to build strong backlinks easily?
First, congratulations to all those affiliate marketers who are making a living from this business model. And for those who are still hustling to make few sales per week, I’m here to clear the stumps off your path. After reading this post, every of your niche affiliate blogs would receive a push and start bringing the required cash you need.
You need to know the importance of ranking on Google top 10. When you finally attain a high ranking on major search engines, even the crappiest sales copy will sell like hot cakes. I’m an affiliate marketer and I know how targeted traffic affects sales.
I’ve been reading Zac Johnson’s blog for over 6 months and he’s a strong advocate to affiliate marketing especially cost per lead. In line with this, I want to share 7 smart & effective ways to build quality and strong backlinks. I want to lighten up your link building knowledge a bit and give you the master-plan for successful niche domination. Enjoy itâ€¦
1. Savvy Comment Strategy
Do you know that placing comments on a blog post is one of the best ways to get quality backlinks? Alright, I’ll tell you why. What Google is seeking for is engagement; active blogs and sites where readers come and get relaxed. When you comment on such blogs, your link will be attributed with relevance and quality. It means you’re contributing to the well-being of readers (Google’s #1 goal).
But how do you make your comments savvy in order to add link-juice to it? It’s very simple but unusual. You need to research do follow blogs in your niche, subscribe to their RSS feeds via email and get alerted when new posts are up. Then head over to these blogs, read through the post and be the first to comment. That’s not allâ€¦
When commenting, add creativity into it. Since you’re the first to comment, make it a bit interactive so that other commentators can reply to it. The more active your comment is, the more relevance your links would be – give it a shot and share your experience.
2. Link-Wheel Strategy
I find this an advanced topic in link building. But specifically, it talks about link-wheels. You know how a wheel works – it revolves around a hub. If you visit most manufacturing companies, you’ll notice how wheels work to produce a circular motion while strengthening the hub.
That’s how powerful a link-wheel is. If you want your affiliate niche blogs to be ‘firm’ on major search engines without getting bugged by Google panda updates and competing web pages, you need to create a link wheel.
You start by creating an epic content around your primary keyword. For instance, if you’re into web hosting, create a detailed article (800 – 5000 word counts) with that keyword on the title and make it original.
Then start linking to this web page with guest posts, article marketing social media etc. At the end of the day, connect your first linking site to the last and you’ll create a strong link-wheel system.
3. RSS Feeds Syndication
How about creating a fresh article and have 10s of links pointing to it from authority networks instantly? That’s the power of RSS Feeds syndication. But before this can work for your blogs, you need to set it up.
If you search Google for Feed aggregators, you’ll get thousands of them. Now, spend time on these feed sites. Submit your web page links manually and if you’ve huge budget outlay, get a premium service and have software do it for you.
Within 24 hours, you could have 100 authority and high PR sites linking back to you. Each time you create a new blog post or product review, you’ll automatically generate 100s backlinks to it on autopilot.
As others (affiliate marketers and bloggers) struggle to build few quality backlinks, you would be ranking on Google top 10 already. I’ve been using this strategy since 2009, it’s never failed me – I’m sure you know what to do!
4. Guest Blogging Contest Strategy
Are you a blogger or aspiring entrepreneur?
You must have seen the rich gossip flying around the web about guest blogging and how powerful it is. If you ask me, I think guest blogging is the #1 promotional system for bloggers. However, what I’m after is what happens to your contents to make the link strong and relevant.
A lot of people entered guest blogging contest because of the monetary gains. Yes, its part of it, but the last contest I participated in brought me over $700 in affiliate sales. Even though I didn’t win the $250, I still was able to build relevant backlinks with it.
The concept behind writing contest is simple. You’ll invite your readers and encourage them to promote your post. Why? You’re looking for extra points because it’s a determining factor to winning.
The higher your points the higher your chances of winning – imagine if 100 bloggers with 1000 facebook fans each and RSS readers share your contents willingly. That’s about 100 quality links to your affiliate blogs. Wow, wonderful isn’t it?
5. Twisted Article Marketing Strategy
You don’t need any fortune teller to tell you that traditional article marketing is dead. Yes, it is. I wrote over 914 articles and published on article directories. When Google updates started rolling out mightily, my friendly directories were buried along with my articles and links.
Suddenly, I no longer get traffic to my affiliate blogs and sales started demeaning.
But there is a better way to do article marketing in this 21st century. Instead of writing and syndicating valuable contents on these directories where your links carry little or no SEO juice, contact active blog owners and contribute.
You can call it guest posting, but I like to call it ‘twisted article marketing’ because guest posting is an arm of article marketing.
They both make use of contents; article, video, podcasts to promote a particular product or web page. So, start linking back from niche sites and blogs in your market. Use Google to find plenty of them – write quality and evergreen irresistible contents and link back to your affiliate blog.
6. Web 2.0 Contextual Linking Strategy
There was a time when web 2.0 sites were popular and everyone was using them to build backlinks. But after Google smashed a lot of them, people emigrated to other link building systems and left web 2.0 to perish.
But can I tell you something? You can still build relevant links from squidoo.com, hubpages.com and tumblr.com provided the link appears right on the article body. We call this “contextual links” because it helps the reader understand the meaning of certain words and phrases used in a given article.
However, when linking from web 2.0 sites, ensure you naturally link to your inner pages.
Don’t try to squeeze in anchor links, do it as if the reader asked for it. What matters on the internet is the satisfaction your readers derive from your contents and that’s why several sites lost their ranking because they don’t satisfy readers.
One good thing about web 2.0 sites is that you can sell your products direct to active users and also boost your top 10 ranking on major search engines, where your major sales would come. Will you use this strategy to improve your affiliate blogs orâ€¦?
7. Create A Linkable Content
Why chase backlinks manually when you can trigger it to come?
In your affiliate blog, you should create some epic contents. This type of content must be valuable, helpful and slightly controversial. You’ve to visualize what other bloggers and affiliate marketers are looking for right now, and what they would desperately need in the future.
Research your topic in and out and craft an irresistible content. Just like the post you’re reading now, I’m sure a lot of people will reference to it in the future. Why? It’s valuable, helpful and detailed – no other link building system has been defined in such clear way.
People will gladly link back to your page if you satisfy them. They’ll share on social media networks and send to their email subscribers with a “refer a friend” link. Your link would go viral quickly, enhancing your SEO ranking performance and generating affiliate sales ultimately.
Link Building Quote:
“I prefer 10 backlinks that are news worthy and linkable than 100 dormant backlinks”
– Michael Chibuzor
So, when you build backlinks, aim for authority, relevant and news related sites. The reason is simple, search engine spider visit these portals often and your links would be rewarded consistently. I hope you’ve enjoyed and ready to take action. I’ve three words for you – GO TO WORK!
This guest post was written by Michael Chibuzor who specializes in link building services. Also learn SEO content writing in his blog and improve your top 10 ranking.
Meet the Entrepreneurs and Experts of Affiliate Summit West 17
Thousands of internet marketers, entrepreneurs, content creators and brands will ascend upon Las Vegas this weekend for Affiliate Summit West 2017. Not only has Affiliate Summit become one of the largest affiliate and internet marketing conferences in the world today, it’s also one I’ve been closely associated with ever since the beginning. From it’s first conference in a small room in New York City with just a couple hundred people to now having more than 5,000+ attendees and conferences twice per year, it’s always been great to attend as both an attendee and speaker.
At the same time, it would be a huge mistake to discount Affiliate Summit as just another networking of marketing conference. The relationships, businesses and life experiences that are a result of the event is second to none — which I why I always recommend everyone to attend, no matter their current level of expertise.
By the way… if you are attending, don’t miss the awesome “How to Become a Millionaire Blogger” panel with myself, John Chow, John Rampton, and Syed Balkhi. It’s almost always standing room only, and rated as one of the highest attended and most valued sessions of Affiliate Summit.
Over the years I’ve literally met thousands of people through the conference and built many powerful relationships and business opportunities as well. With each new year, new speakers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers will take the next step in becoming financially independent, starting a side business or simply changing the world in some way or another.
To help you not only get inspired for this year’s Affiliate Summit West conference but also get inspired with just a glimpse of the talent at this event, I wanted to highlight some of my previous podcast guests, who will also be speaking at #ASW17. Enjoy, and I hope to see you there!
Inspiring Stories and Marketing Tips from Affiliate Summit Speakers
Below you will find a list of speakers currently on the agenda for ASW 17. However, through my podcast I’ve interviewed more than 80 different industry experts… many of which who will be also attending the event in one way or another. Be sure to check out the full list of interviews here.
Shawn Collins the co-founder of Affiliate Summit, which has become the largest affiliate marketing conference in the world today.
I’ve been good friends with Shawn for a while now and we’ve both been able to experience the affiliate marketing industry completely transition and develop over the past 15+ years. We were both in attendance at the Affiliate Force cruise, which was one of the first attempts at an affiliate marketing conference, but knew it could be done better. At that point Shawn and Missy decided they could do it better and the rest is history!
John Chow is one of the most well-known and successful bloggers in the world. If you’ve ever Google’d “how to make money online” or “how to make money blogging”, you’ve probably come across his name and site several times.
The amazing thing about John Chow was that he was never supposed to make money with his blog in the first place. What was originally just going to be a blog on his personal life and what he ate for lunch, soon became a “money making case study”. As John learned new and exciting ways to monetize his blog content and audience, the money just kept rolling in.
Jump forward several years later and his blog is now generating over six-figures per month, and most of it recurring and automated through his amazing sales funnel system — all of which John talks about in this episode.
Rachel Honoway is the CEO of For Me To Coupon. However it’s not her current position that we are focusing on, instead it’s the great journey that’s led her to where she is today.
The start of Rachel’s journey in the world of online marketing is nearly 20 years in the making. Rachel’s first job was at an internet marketing company called Kowabunga, where she first came in as an intern. As the company continued to grow in size, so did Rachel’s daily tasks and her job title. The company was soon acquired and Rachel was then managing more of the company than ever before. Once leaving Kowabunga, Rachel had a wide range of opportunities over the years before ending up at For Me To Coupon, where she is the CEO today — which is all discussed in this latest episode.
Syed Balkhi is not only a master at WordPress, but he is also an awesome entrepreneur.
Since an early age Syed has always had a passion for business and building success. This could be seen from the early years of his life when he was just a kid in Pakistan and selling greeting cards. Then later in life while in high school, Syed started developing sites of his own while quickly discovering what the internet had to offer.
Today Syed runs some of the most powerful and heavily trafficked sites in the world… and yes, they are all powered with WordPress!
Stephan Spencer is an SEO expert. He’s also the author of Google Power Search and co-author of The Art of SEO… so it’s safe to say he knows his stuff when it comes to SEO and ranking sites in the search results.
How sites rank in the search results can go all the way back to before 2000, which is when Stephan and his NetConcepts company started getting heavy into SEO services. The thing about SEO is that it’s always changing, so to be one of the best SEO experts in the industry, Stephan is continually at the forefront of the industry and connecting with some of the most successful experts, businesses, and brands in the world.
Geno Prussakov is an affiliate marketing expert, author, and international speaker.
In the world of the internet, being an expert is key. Geno has mastered the art of affiliate marketing and affiliate program management and through this expertise has been able to grow his personal brand and business at the same time. As the author of many best-selling books on affiliate marketing, and also haven spoke at 50+ different conferences on such topics, Geno is the voice many people turn to when looking for answers to their affiliate marketing questions.
Having trained thousands of marketing professionals through his various books and online blog, Geno also went on to create Affiliate Management Days, which is a conference solely focused on the art of successful affiliate program management.
Oliver Roup is the founder and CEO of VigLink, a company that helps content creators make money through the use of affiliate marketing, while not having to deal with all the complexities of individual tracking, manually creating links and joining multiple programs.
Before getting active in the online marketing space, Oliver had accumulated quite an exciting resume of previous work with Space X, Microsoft, Paul Allen and many others. However, what might be Oliver’s most exciting experience to date was taking his business at Viglink from an idea to the flourishing business it is today.
For Oliver, this isn’t something that would happen overnight. Instead, it was a long journey of meeting with investors and VCs, trying to convince them that his idea was worth their time and investment. After many failed attempts, Oliver finally found an investor that was interested and things started to move fast!
Years later and over $20 million dollars in funding to date, the company continues to grow and scale in size while also helping sites of all sizes make money with their content while also connecting them with some of the largest brands and advertisers in the world.
Russell Brunson is an entrepreneur and the founder of DotComSecrets and ClickFunnels.
While finishing up his last year in College, Russell wanted to figure out a way to make enough money so he could continue with his passion for wrestling and to take care of himself and his girlfriend. After dabbling in the online marketing space and going through various failed projects, Russell discovered that one of the most successful ways to make money online was through the use of ebooks, guides and selling information. While messing around with some friends, Russell wanted to create a potato gun and went to the internet to find out how to create one. Once he found that there was nothing out there, he quickly threw one together and made a little course of his own on how to do the same.
Jump forward several years and today you will find Russell Brunson with all of his attention focused on ClickFunnels, a WYSIWYG editor and seamless way to create high converting landing pages and sales funnels. Not only has ClickFunnels become a huge success, it’s also taught Russell how to grow and scale a company, while also learning how to remove distractions and only focusing on what matters most.
John Rampton is an online entrepreneur who has become a master at pay per click marketing, but even more importantly — making connections and networking with the right people.
I first met John Rampton several years back when he came up to me and asked for an interview while at Affiliate Summit. Since then we just seemed to click and started working on various projects together. In addition to being the Managing Editor of Search Engine Journal, John’s writing can also be found on Forbes, HuffingtonPost, Entrepreneur and many other top media outlets and news sources.
One of the major reasons for John’s success in the world of online marketing can be attributed to his outgoing attitude, willingness to help others and talking with just about everyone he meets. Each of these are all required skills for making it in the world of business and forming new partnerships. With all of this in mind, it only made sense for him to leave his home state of Utah and make the big move to Silicon Valley, CA — the central economic focal point for everything internet!
Thomas Smale is the co-founder of FE International, a company that was founded in 2010 that focuses on website brokering for mid-market online businesses.
Back in 2009-2010 Thomas wanted to get involved in the world of online marketing, but with little technical experience, his options were limited. It was then that he fell upon the concept of buying and selling websites for himself. With only a few hundred dollars at a time, Thomas began buying and flipping websites and getting quite good at it in the process. As his reputation and experience in this space started to grow, so did requests from other individuals asking for his support in selling their own websites — thus, a new business venture begins!
Today Thomas is the co-founder of FE International, which has offices in two different countries and 11 team members — all with the focus on website brokering and mastering the art of buying and selling websites.
See you at Affiliate Summit West!
10 Strategies to Take Your Facebook Marketing to the Next Level
How should brands that rely on Facebook marketing shift strategy in light of Facebook’s latest newsfeed update (which makes brand pages more dependent on users sharing posts with friends)?
Facebook, with over 1.7 billion users, is a powerful marketing platform for any business. It allows you to reach consumers on a platform that they are already using every day.
But when users told Facebook that they wanted to see more stories from friends and less promotional content, Facebook implemented a news feed update that gave them just that. So what does that mean for your marketing efforts?
Businesses now need to work harder to ensure that their content is shareable rather than promotional. We asked ten entrepreneurs from YEC to share their best tips to ensure that your content still makes it on the news feed.
1. Be the Supplier for News Breakers
Step back and think about the sharing behavior of your own friends. They always want to be the first to share content that others have not already seen. Be fast and be first to break new stories relevant to your audience. Your Facebook page fans are more likely to share exclusive and engaging content to their own personal audiences if they feel it’s fresh and new.
2. Stop Selling and Start Engaging
Unless you want to pay Facebook to promote your content, you need to push more content that your audience is likely to share. The more shares and likes you drive, the more reach you get with your content. With Facebook’s recent change, the key is to stop using Facebook to sell and instead use it to educate, entertain and engage your audience.
3. Pay Facebook
Facebook is a public company. Any updates to its newsfeed algorithm are meant to help the company maximize its return to shareholders. My advice? Play the game. Pay Facebook its advertising dollars to ensure your content gets discovered. The cost to create content (designers, copywriters, etc.) is usually more than advertising. Budget a little extra for Facebook ads to produce your best content ROI.
4. Embed Interactivity
Reduce the number of links that you post on your page and focus on embedding content – articles and videos – into Facebook instead. Since Facebook users prefer to stay on Facebook, giving them content without sending them away will help to guarantee they actually share your content, which will then place you in front of other audiences. Share stories that are informative, not promotional.
5. Focus on Proven Tactics That Yield More Shares
Tactics like video content and helpful advice are some of the most commonly shared type of posts, so businesses should redirect their content strategy toward these tactics if they haven’t done so already.
6. Diversify Your Marketing Strategies
It is not a good idea to be solely dependent on just one marketing platform. In this fast-paced world, change is inevitable when it comes to marketing via various social media platforms. Diversify your marketing strategies across numerous platforms because safety comes in numbers. If changes on one platform don’t suit your business, move your marketing money to another.
– Engelo Rumora, List’n Sell Realty
7. Make Ad Campaigns Pop
With social media platforms now “competing for screen time,” companies need to make their advertising campaigns funny or memorable. We always remember those funny Super Bowl commercials, share them and talk about them. Making an emotional connection through storytelling will make potential customers remember your brand and create more buzz.
8. Network and Be Personal
You need to connect with friends and family on a personal level. Then you can market your services, just like you would in real life. You would not consistently blast your friends and family with announcements of your services, so don’t do it on Facebook either. However, a well-placed announcement for something interesting or important can be effective.
9. Make Content Sharable, Then Pay
If you have the right approach, this shouldn’t be a problem. You’re already creating shareable content targeted to the right audience. But even if your content is popular, you’ll have to pay to promote posts to a wider audience. Find out which posts generate the most engagement and pay to promote them. For brands, Facebook isn’t the free ride to huge audiences that it used to be.
10. Provide Value
Facebook is a game changer for any business that can master it. By providing value to the users that share your posts, it will give them an incentive to do so more often. For example, if you have an e-commerce business, offer a coupon code to anyone who shares your post. If you’re providing a service, give the users access to an exclusive blog post for sharing.
The answers above are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
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