How To Choose Affiliate Programs For Your Blog

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

There are several ways to advertise your blog, but what really can change its evolution is a good choice of affiliate programs. If you know how to value their true potential and optimize them for your blog?s features, the results can be stunning.

Usually, affiliate programs can bring multiple benefits if we compare then with other advertising methods. Choosing the product you want to promote through your affiliate programs is hard, if you consider the variety of products on the market. I will present you some of the choices you have, depending on what you are looking for your blog.

1. A great learning experience would be using Contextual Affiliate Products, by using programs like AdSense. This is a method that convinces the visitors to take action through the strong relation between the ad link of the product and the surrounding content. Therefore, when choosing the affiliate program for your blog make sure you match it with your topic. Try to determine the main elements that characterize your blog, such as the topic, the elements that attract the visitors or the products that could interest them if advertised on the blog. This will help you to understand better the mechanism of affiliate programs and the fact that not any topic is suited for an affiliate program. We recommend you not to use affiliate programs just for the sake of it. If so, you would better use some advertising methods.

2. Try to find a quality affiliate program, by considering the effect it could have on the reputation of your blog. The product you will choose represents a part of your blog and the visitors might like it or not. Therefore, pay attention and choose high quality products and websites, how you link to them and the programs behind those products, like Amazon.

3. Another thing to consider is the reader?s locations, especially if your site addresses to the visitors from a certain region. A clear example would be, that doesn?t need to ship the electronic products internationally.

4. Use tangible products especially if you try to optimize your products for the holiday season, when the visitors are more prone to purchase tangible products instead of downloadable ones.

Below are some affiliate programs you could use: Linkshare, Clickbank, Commision Junction and of course, Amazon.

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