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If you’re operating an affiliate site, you’ll know just how important it is to drive traffic to your domain. Traffic makes the difference between you being a pro-affiliate marketer or just a hopeless entrepreneur.
However, there are a few simple ways you can attract traffic in the right way and on a light budget.
We’ve rounded up 4 ways to help get you more traffic to your affiliate website.
1 ) Paid advertising – can it help bring visitors to your site?
Paid advertising is one of the most effective ways to get more visitors. Whether you choose to do pay per click (PPC), or advertise through social networking sites, the cost varies depending on specific keywords and your daily budget.
Twitter and Facebook are the most popular social sites to advertise on, while Google remains the largest search engine for PPC. Less expensive options to Google include Bing and Yahoo and both have great PPC rates – a good route to go down if you’re working with a tighter budget.
PPC is a great pricing model since you only pay when someone clicks on your ad. Just be sure to use additional tools to find the best forex keywords and ensure your ads always link to a landing page that contains the same keywords.
2) Targeted advertising through social networks
Social media is a powerful channel in directing more visitors to your site. Whether you’re producing content about stock trading, forex strategies or an overview of business news, a good social media presence starts with sharing relevant, fresh and up to date content on your site and being consistent in how regularly you post.
Ensure you’re reliable with answering any direct questions that come your way and don’t forget to communicate with other people online with similar interests.
More eyes to your social page ultimately draws more visits to your site.
As far as paid advertising on social media goes, Facebook allows you to set parameters that define your potential client such as age, gender, country of origin, personal preferences, etc. Your ad is then shown to everyone matching your criteria.
You can also choose from different pricing models including both cost per click and cost per conversion. It’s worth experimenting with different options to see which one lands you the most revenue.
Also, be sure you don’t include images containing more than 40% of text as this is one of Facebook’s strictest policies.
3) Use Giveaways to Generate Traffic
It’s no secret that most people love a giveaway and freebies. So hosting a giveaway on your site might be the perfect way to get an extra boost of traffic.
It doesn’t have to be anything to necessarily hand out. In fact, writing an eBook (about forex trading strategies, for example) or something similar will be way more helpful for your readers and will actually serve in your favour. Not only will they appreciate something that’ll educate them, but they’ll be able to use it repeatedly, so long as it’s relevant to your business and actually insightful.
4) Get Relevant Visitors By Guest posting
A proven way to drive traffic to your domain is by guest posting on popular sites with a decent amount of followers. It’s also an effective way to get traffic without investing money.
However, in order to do this, you’d really need to engage with the audience as much as possible by encouraging them to go back to your site.
You’ll need to try to find suitable and relevant blogs related to forex or trading and offer to provide interesting articles for them should they agree to include a link in your bio.
Share guest posts on your own website too so you can link back and forth with other bloggers. If this is new to you, it might be worth doing your research first before approaching a website or blog.
Ensure you understand their current target audience and try to at least seem that you’re familiar with some of their work.
When choosing a blog for a guest posting, bear in mind that they should have at least 10-20 comments in most of their posts. Why is this important? You don’t want to waste your time writing for an outdated site with no traffic coming in.
The main benefit of guest posts is that they are well-indexed by search engines, which will help to drive you traffic frequently. Don’t forget to include keywords in your posts so any future customers can then find it through search engines.
Driving traffic to your website is important and often involves time and dedication, so being reliable and consistent will help give you better results in the long run. Be sure to analyse the results of changes that you make so you know what’s working versus not working for your site. These 4 rules of thumb can be implemented in any niche so if you follow any of them, you’ll start to see results sooner rather than later.
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