Affiliate marketing certainly is one the best ways of making money with a blog or website. It generates income from your visitors’ conversions and also drives more traffic to your online business.
It sounds very simple, but it is mandatory that you use the right tools to maximize your results and make the most of your affiliate marketing strategy. And here are 5 tools that will become your best friends on this journey from now on.
It is understandable that you want to be known for being creative and for bringing something unique to the world. You have spent maybe months preparing your website, from content to design, so that it could be the best one available. And yet what you have to do sometimes is just to follow what have been successful and take it from there.
SimilarWeb will offer you exactly this possibility. You will only need to type the URL of any affiliate marketing website that you might want to analyse, and it will bring to you all information that you might need so you can learn from it.
After just a few minutes, you will find out all their referring sites, so you can use it to decided your own ad placement strategy. There is also available information regarding a number of visitors (and if this number has been increasing or not recently), where their traffic comes from, engagement, social media traffic, organic and paid keywords, referring sites, and more.
You can have access to plenty of info for free, but prepare your pocket if you want more than that – their prices start with US$ 199 for a basic plan.
CBEngine will help you to decide which products and services to promote with your affiliate campaigns within a few minutes. There you will find a vast library of ebooks, softwares, and other digital products so that you can find something that your target audience might like to buy.
The digital products are categorized by industry, and you can narrow it down defining it by subcategories, keywords, commission rate, and more. After doing it, you will get a list of affiliate links so you can choose from that so to catch up attention from your visitors in a more effective way.
But, the main thing here is that you can use it to get to know what your market is looking for at the moment in terms of price range and products. To find it out, just check your industry in general, and all these precious data will be displayed on your computer screen.
CBEngine service is free, but you can go Pro with a lifetime membership (which will cost you only US$ 27) and have access to extra searching features.
Another important tool available for those interested in the affiliate links market is Fruition Google Penalty Checker. As you might unfortunately know, some of the websites that you will be linking to might not be legit and you might end up being penalized by Google for it – from a lower search engine ranking or being unlisted.
Of course, you do not want it to happen to your website, so you can use this tool to verify how Google might be penalizing your website and what you can do to revert it. Just bear in mind that you can only use Fruition after 6 months of accumulated Google Analytics’ data. Similarly to the previous tools, they also have a free and paid (upgrade) version.
If content is the king, BuzzSumo is what you need to make your king win all his battles. As an exciting content is the best way to boost your traffic and, as a consequence, increase your results with affiliate links, you certainly should take this tool into consideration.
With BuzzSumo, you can find out which topics are being shared more often, and get data regarding the total of shares or by social media network (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+).
You can either search by topic or by website – so you can discover what your competitor is writing that is bringing the best results to them – and you can get a subscription and find out info about backlinks too.
KeywordTool.IO will give you the chance to know what are the best keywords on your topic. As you can imagine, you just need to enter a word, and you will get the most searched keywords in alphabetical order – plus over 750 long tail suggestions – in return.
And if you use these suggestions wisely, you will be able to boost your traffic organically and increase the number of conversions on your affiliate links. There is no need to create an account, and you get most of the information for free.
Your affiliate link campaign will enjoy much better results after you start using these tools. They will lower your chances of making mistakes, give you insights about your industry, and automate some of your tasks, so you have more free time to be creative. So give them a try and find out which one of them will bring you the best results.