Affiliate Marketing Blogs
Everyone knows about blogs, but are you using an affiliate marketing blog? I did not do so for quite a while, but now I do.
The reason I did not use an affiliate marketing blog was simply that I wanted a landing page dedicated to a particular product, and you can do that on a blog, but you can not easily send people to that post, especially if it is not new.
With a web site, which you need really for affiliate marketing, it is a simple matter to have one page or folder for each product, and you can send people right there. On the other hand, though, affiliate marketing blogs have a lot of advantages. Here are a few:
They are less formal – you just write what you want to say, and add links;
They get spidered and indexed more quickly than static pages;
You just have one link to the blog;
No html or any other code is needed – just choose a format and go.
The other cool thing about blogs is that do not need your own host. Instead, you can get hosting at either wordpress.com or blogger.com. Some say that because blogger.com is owned by Google its blogs get linked faster. That may be so, but WordPress blogs have some advantages, such as being much more widely used, so people can read them easily as RSS feeds.
Before you set up a blog at either of these sites you need to:
1. Decide on a title for the blog, which could be something like jimsblog or jimsupermarketer. This will be part of the url for the blog. If you have a website you can host your blogger blog there, in which case it gets a different name as a folder on you site.
Because your blog gets spidered quickly, you have a better chance of getting traffic than with a static site – and that that is why I recommend you set up an affiliate marketing blog.