How To Rank New Affiliate Marketing Websites In Google Right

How to rank new affiliate websites easily and fast in Google is a thing of the past.

It used to be that you’d write a 500-word “SEO guide” and it’d rank immediately on the first page of Google, and it’d rule the SERPS by the end of the week. It was a great way to rank a new affiliate site fast.

Well, no more! Today you need to write longer-form content for your blog to rank.

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Ranking A New Affiliate Site

Today, 7.5 million blog posts get published every day and they are more than 1.3 billion websites online; with that much content to choose from Google has become a spoiled brat and it’s taking its sweet time to rank you.

Time we webmasters don’t have to spare.

By reading this post, you will learn how to build out a brand new affiliate site so it starts making you money as quickly as possible

Sounds interesting?

Good.

Keep reading!

affiliate websites
Start with beautiful websites for your affiliate marketing websites.

One Year Divided Into Four – Building Profitable Affiliate Websites Takes Planning

Note: all that you’re about to read supposes you’ve already chosen a niche you’re passionate about. Passion is crucial to success but the niche also has to be profitable to be worth your while.

If you don’t have a niche, then I invite you to stop reading this article and choose one right now, and then come back to finish reading.

Here is a guide to help you:

Now, my one-year plan for growth is divided into 4 quarters. Each 3-months period is going to be focused (or NOT focused) on certain aspects of building an online business.

#1- Month 1-3: New Kid On The Block (Who You Are What You’re About)

In the first 3 months of your affiliate website’s existence, you need content, simple as that. You need lots and lots of keyword-targeted content that also has the best on-page SEO tactics applied to it

So that’s actually a two-step process, broken down below to rank your affiliate websites.

a) Keyword Selection To Rank New Affiliate WebSites

New affiliate websites need only focus on long-tail keywords.  These are phrases that have 5 or 6,7,8 words in them.

Being that long they have fewer people searching for them, but also much, MUCH less competition.

In fact, most have no competition, and the sites that rank do so because Google has nothing better to show, and they have to show something.

So no competition, but highly lucrative because these long tails are searched for by people who know exactly what they want and why they want it and are ready to pay for it.

So they itch to buy and now it’s only a small matter of making sure they buy from you.

How To Find Long-Tail Keywords That New Affiliate Websites Can Rank For?

There are so many ways to find lucrative keywords. But probably the easiest and most basic one is to do the Alphabet Soup Technique.

What is it?

That’s you entering a keyword in Google Search and then going through the alphabet to see what Google suggests to you.

Something like this for example:

Google suggest keyword

This method is rudimentary, but it works because Google will only show you popular keywords; however, you’re also hindered because you don’t know the keyword’s exact search volume, and more importantly- competition

So instead, I suggest you use a tool.

Personally, I use Jaaxy for all my keyword research. However, it’s a premium tool so I’d like to show you a freemium alternative, KWFinder.

This tool has a premium upgrade, but the free version does the job superbly.

So go and sign up.

Next, enter a keyword (“green tea”) and see what it comes up with

keyword finder

Look for metrics like search volume and keyword difficulty.

keyword traffic to rank a new affiiate site

Let’s pick one, (for example “Japanese green tea”), and now I will show you how to SEO an article so it ranks highly in Google right off the bat.

This is how to make an article extremely relevant to the query

Note: These tips are based on Lisa’s awesome guide on Simple SEO that works. Make sure you pay it a visit because it’s totally worth it.

Here’s the thing:

One meaty article can rank for thousands of keywords, based on authority alone, but a new site has exactly zero authority to its name so it has to rank by relevancy alone.

Relevancy is like you saying “Hey Google I want to be ranked for THIS”

Now let’s make it happen for you, with this step-by-step mini guide.

Tip 1- SEO Title

SEO title must contain the keyword in full. It is the most important on-page SEO element and must contain an exact match keyword.

Once your site gains a bit in strength, you won’t need to be so strict with this rule, though it’ll always help.

In our case, it’ll be:

“Japanese Green Tea, Everything You Must Know, and More (Guide)”

Tip 2- Keyword In URL

URL also should have an exact match keyword. This can quickly become unseemly with these long tail keywords, but no matter.

It won’t hurt your rankings and the keyword in the URL sends nice relevancy signals to Google.

Tip 3- Write A Meta Description

There’s plenty of advice online that you don’t need to write meta descriptions because Google doesn’t always use them. While that’s sort of true, Google-bot can still read it in the code. This is exactly what you want as it is an easy relevancy signal to Google.

So include your exact match keyword in the meta description.

Like this:

Japanese green tea is one of the healthiest types of teas you can drink. Period. Learn exactly why in this evergreen guide”.

Tip 4- Include Your Keyword In The H1 Tag (headline)

Make your headline compelling so people want to read but also include an exact match keyword if possible.

If not make it a variant of your main keyword. It’s OK if it’s a bit different, as long as relevancy is maintained.

Tip 5- Keyword-Rich “smaller” Heading Tags (h1, h2, h3, h4)

At least one heading tag other than H1 should contain your target keyword.

And other sub-headers can have different and related keywords.

Note: make sure you don’t stuff keywords where they don’t belong. The reward is small and you’re risking an over-optimization penalty, which is obviously bad. for rankings

Tip 6- Image SEO Is Crucial To Rank A New Affiliate Site

Not just for Google images, but because image filenames and image alt attributes send further relevancy signals to Google about your page’s topic.

Image SEO is an easy SEO win, because, since it’s s basic, most “clever” webmasters don’t do it, because they think it’s worthless.

Well, prove them wrong; don’t be lazy:)

The bottom line to rank new affiliate websites:

You should have several images in any post you create and I recommend one of them have your keyword as an alt tag, and also the keyword file name.

Here’s an image SEO guide that can help you learn the ropes:

Tip 7- A Keyword In The First 100 Words

Have your target keyword in the first 100 words of the article.

This tells Google “Yes, this post is about THIS keyword”

Here’s how it’s done on Lisa’s Simple SEO checklist post:

Pro tip– write it in boldface. That is another very weak ranking signal for Google’s algorithm, and it is also a good user experience because people will quickly realize they’re on the right page.

Tip 8- Keyword(s) Within Content

Once in the beginning, middle, and near the end.

By this point, you will also have your target phrase in the title, SEO title, URL, and heading tags is how to rank a new affiliate website.

That signals plenty for Google’s algorithm.

So no keyword stuffing is needed.

Tip 9- Use External Linking To Boost The Relevancy Of Your Page

The sites you link to tell Google the topic of your affiliate page. So don’t link to off-topic pages, and if you really have to, use a nofollow attribute.

Tip 10- Do A TF-IDF Optimization for Affiliate Websites

This sounds like advanced stuff, but it’s really easy.

So easy in fact you won’t believe your eyes.

Matt Diggity has a nifty guide you should check out

Tip 11- Install A Content Table Plugin

Content tables boost SEO by improving UX signals Google pays so much attention to,

Ux signals are:

  • CTR
  • Bounce Rate
  • Dwell Time
  • Pogo Sticking

And in some ways, they’re even more important than backlinks. You won’t rank if your UX sucks.

Simple.

Tip 12- Build Content Hubs And Clusters

This is a content creation model made popular by Hubspot.

topic clusters for affiliate websites

image source https://blog.hubspot.com/news-trends/topic-clusters-seo

Here’s how it works:

Create a pillar page, which should be informational in nature. In our case, it’ll be “Ultimate Guide to Green Tea”.

Then chose 10 long-tail keywords and create 10 supporting articles.

Internal Linking Strategy T0 Rank New Affiliate WebSites:
  • Pillar article links to 10 long-tail supporting articles
  • They in turn link to the pillar article
  • They all (11 articles) link to a category page that links back to all of them
  • Each article in the set of 11 links to all 10 of his brethren

There!

This sets Google to follow a maze of interconnected articles that all tell the same story. This site is about Green Tea. Rank it for it, NOW!

Wanna see an actual example?

On my site, I’ve created an awesome Wealthy Affiliate review/tutorial.

It’s my 11 000-word master guide to Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s also my pillar page.

And I’ve published 5 supporting articles (with plans for two more).

All 5 supporting articles are interlinked and they all link to the pillar page; the pillar page links to each of the five and finally, they are all filed under the same category so that the category page links to all of them.

That’s some wonderful SEO and logical site architecture that makes sure Google knows what I’m trying to rank for.

Make it so for your site too.

That is it.
Now your article will be hyper-relevant to the query and will have a great chance of ranking; simply because long tail keywords don’t have real competition and the sites that rank do so on an authority basis.

But relevance beats authority any day of the week.

#2- Months 4-6:  More Content And Basic Promotion

Ok, after the first 3 months, Google has indexed your site for a tonne of keywords, and it definitely knows you exist somewhere in the universe.

But it is not enough as you’re not ranking for anything. Because yours is such a young site.

What should you do now?

Now, you need to continue pumping out content, but also you need to start with some basic promotion.

Basic promotion is establishing a social media presence, and it’s NOT link building (which is advanced stuff), and it is crucial to start here because now you have something to show to the world, and also it’s easy and fast so as not to detract you from creating content.

For the first 6 months content is KING and promoting content is the second fiddle and must not detract from content creation.

Here are some basic ways to get some brand and exposure out.

Note: there are many social media channels and every niche is different. So one channel may be great for one niche but not as effective for another. Do your research so as not to waste precious time.

These social media channels tend to work best for most folks.

a) Twitter Marketing For Affiliate Websites

Twitter is a gold mine for connecting with influencers. Even though a typical tweet has a shelf life of only a few minutes tops, each tweet you do send gets noticed by the folks whose stuff you’re tweeting out.

For example,

here, Moss Clement tweeted one of my articles, and look, I got notified of it.

Thank you, Moss, I’ll be sure to return the favor in the future.

So use Twitter to mingle with the influencers.

Become a Twitter Ninja:

Twitter is a gold mine for connecting with influencers. Even though a typical tweet has a shelf life of only a few minutes tops. #Twittertips via @NikolaRoza Click To Tweet

b) Pinterest

The value of using Pinterest is that pins are evergreen. One good pin could be sending you traffic for years to come.

However, the caveat is that you need nice pins to stand out. You need to learn to create them and that is the reason I still haven’t dabbled into Pinterest.

However, something is better than nothing.

Open up an account and start pinning and connecting with people.

Inspire To Thrive on Pinterest
You can follow Lisa’s Inspire To Thrive on the image above.

Note: Pinterest is a huge traffic source. I know of some people who bring upward of 100,000 people on their site through Pinterest alone.

So don’t brush it off just because you don’t understand it.

Instead, invest in a course to learn it- it’ll be worth it long term. 

#Pinterest is a huge traffic source. I know of some people who bring upward of 100, 000 people on their site through Pinterest alone. Click To Tweet

c) Facebook

I’m not an expert in Facebook marketing and I won’t pretend and dole out advice.

I will however say Facebook is gold for connecting with a specific type of folks- other bloggers.

So, go out and find a relevant Facebook group. Then join, make friends and genuinely contribute.

Over time, other bloggers, and members of the group, will notice you and will want to link to you and also work with you on projects (for example, you’ll be invited to guest post or do interviews).

And let’s not forget Facebook stories, which are whole another story 🙂 all together.

Lisa has a guide that can clue you in:

d) Instagram

Instagram is all about beautiful visuals, even more, so than Pinterest. So it’s really not that suitable for most niches.

However, if your niche is one of these:

  • Beaty
  • Life Style
  • Travel
  • Business (you can post quotes)
  • Animals
  • Relationships
  • Celebs

Then Instagram can be a real traffic boon for you. It might even eclipse all other social media combined.

Remember, there are over a billion active Instagram users, and people process images 60,000 faster than text.

It’s a powerful tool.

Note: if you’re in a “boring” niche not suitable for Instagram, there’s still a way to use it.

Use it for brand building, to humanize your brand, and show that behind the company, there are some real people with real lives.

For example, Kyle and Carson, the owners of the Wealthy Affiliate Platform that I mentioned earlier, use it to show their day-to-day lives and their families.

This builds trust because their potential customers can relate better.

Instagram guide for you:

e) External Linking eMail Outreach (bonus technique)

The number one easy promotion technique I used in my early days is linking out to influencers, then letting them know about it.

This technique got me on the radar of many a blogger and opened many a door that would have to remind closed to me for a long time.

Here’s my outreach magic working on Lisa herself:

email outreach

and here you are reading my post on awesome Inspire to Thrive!

Thank you, Lisa, but part of the credit should go to me, you agree:)

Note: I won’t talk about it here, as there’s a ton more to cover. But I wrote about linking out on Moss Clement’s blog if you want to check it out.

Months 7-9- Heavy Promotion, Limited Content Creation, Up

Ok, now you have a tonne of content on your site. It’s time to slow down with content creation and ramp up content promotion

And I’m not talking about basic stuff like Twitter, or Facebook…

Those promotion channels are decent, but they won’t move the needle the way you want it.

I’m talking about heavy promotion, i.e., building links to your site and content.

Now, link building, It’s a vast field and there is a tonne of techniques you can try.

Here I want to give you a few that are easy and beginner-friendly and produce powerful white hat links.

a) Guest Blog Posts For Affiliate Websites To Rank

Guest posting is when you write an article for another webmaster, and they post it on their site, with the article hosting a link, or several links to your site. This method really can help rank a new affiliate site for you.

It is probably the easiest way to start getting powerful links because it involves very little arm twisting.

In fact, you’re exchanging value with other webmasters. You give them great content, and they “vouch” for you by linking to you.

You both win.

How to find guest posting opportunities?

The best way is to type:

  • “niche” + guest post
  • and “your niche” + contribute.

This will open up a bunch of possibilities. for you.

Then you just need to gather these sites in a nifty little spreadsheet.

Pro Tips For Ranking Affiliate Websites 

When a website advertises they accept guest posts, which means it takes very little to convince them.

However, that doesn’t means you should just send them an email right away.

Instead, I recommend you spend some time getting on their radar.

Share their stuff on Twitter, comment on their posts, link to them, and let them know about it. Use all the basic promotion techniques I mentioned earlier.

And THEN send them a pitch, which in my experience has a 100% success rate.

Neat, no?

b) Interviews

Interviews are link builders’ dreams come true.

Well almost. It is still work but since the article is about you, you get a chance to promote yourself in a  logical and non-obtrusive manner.

For example, this interview I did with Nirvana Guha yielded 4 links to my site.

And none of those is shoehorned in. No, they all fit naturally as part of the narrative of my interview.

Those were some easy links for an hour’s work.

interview to rank a new affiliate site
Use interviews to rank a new affiliate site and then promote it.

How to find interview opportunities?

When you browse the web and read other blogs from your niche, see if they have an “interview” section. if they do, simply bookmark their page in Chrome and then go and build a connection with that blogger, the same you would if you wanted to ask them for a guest post opportunity.

And after you’ve built some kind of rapport with them, then you can ask for a chance to be interviewed.

c) Link Roundups On Affiliate Websites

Link roundups are a type of post when a blogger asks his fellow bloggers to contribute to his or her post and in return, they will give a link.

It’s a very common practice and in every niche under the sun, roundups are plentiful.

The best way to find them is to use the Advanced Twitter search

So within the Twitter dashboard, go to “advanced search”

Then set it up as per your search requirements.

How about an example of a massive roundup?

Here’s one Enstine Muki did a while back about finding the best hosting for bloggers and webmasters.

And the invitation I got from him came along.

And I know Lisa got one because I saw her reply.

d) Testimonials and Contributors Pages

All bloggers, but especially freelance writers like to boast of the awesome work they did and still do. And what better way to do that than to have someone else tell you how awesome they are?

For example, Simon Zaku is a freelance writer, and here’s his testimonial page full of praise for his work.

testimonials for new affiliate site

And Vishwajeet Kumar also has a testimonial page, even though he’s not a freelance writer.

However, Vishwajeet is an expert blogger, and he knows that when his co-bloggers sees that other famous bloggers praise him, they will trust him and his advice more.

e) Contributor Pages For Affiliate Websites

Then there are contributor pages that are very similar to those that host testimonials.

Sometimes, when you guest post on a website, that person will have a ” site contributors” page.

If you’ve contributed several times, you can then ask to be included there.

It’s a free link and exposure for you.

Here me on Lisa’s contributor page here:

Wanna know a secret?

These links are super powerful.

Why?

Because, and I’ll use Lisa’s contributor page as an example, her page is in the menu. And her menu is ever-present across her site.

That means that every other post and page links to the contributor page.

And look here site has 805 pages indexed in Google.

indexed pages in Google

That means her site has at least 805 internal links pointing to that page.

And each internal link sends a bit of authority to that page.

I tell you, I believe links on that page are at least 10x more powerful than links in normal blog posts.

So, not all links are created equal and if you can get one of these bad boys for your affiliate site, you will start to see the pot at the end of the rainbow.

These were some easy link-building tactics you can start doing today, even if you’ve never built a single link in your life.

Months 10-12-Keep Promoting and Optimizing Site Architecture for Maximum Rankings

As the subheading says, tis’ time to double, triple, and quadruple down on content promotion.

Forget about creating new content because you should already have between 50- 80 articles now.

Plenty of content to work with!

Now you need to focus on getting new links because new links bring new link juice which raises your whole site in the SERPS.

And you also need to focus on skewing your site’s architecture so more link juice flows to your most important pages, typically those you want to rank because you know they will bring you lots of affiliate sales.

Here’s How To “Hack” Site Architecture (Advantage-YOU)

First, you want to make sure that each post on your site gets ample Page Rank. You do this through smart internal linking, but also through making sure your site architecture is flat so none of the articles is more than 3 clicks from the homepage.

(That is because with each click around 15% of PR dissipates.)

Here’s an awesome guide you should read:

Second, you want to skew your site architect towards sending the most PR to your money pages.

Here’s how (3 tips).

#1- Keep your money pages on the first page of your blog roll (or on your homepage).

Because the homepage is almost always the strongest of the bunch.

For example on my site, my Wealthy Affiliate Review is my featured post so it’s the first link you can see.

This is super useful because the first content-body link is the most important and most PR flows there.

#2- Each “normal” post should link to all your money pages.

This is internal linking 101. But make it intentional on your part. Actually, check whether all posts link to your reviews.

#3- Your reviews should all be interlinked.

So each money page will link to all others and to no other post on the site.

#4- Your money pages need to belong under the same category.

That way they will all link to that category which of course will link to them. And your reviews are all interlinked, remember?

That creates a wonderful circle of relevancy that also eases authority spread.

What About Anchor Text?

Since this is internal linking we’re talking about, you pretty much have free reign as per keyword usage.

I suggest you use exact and partial match anchors, mixed in with the occasional naked links.

That will get you the best results while keeping you safe.

Bonus- Months 13 and Beyond – Steady Growth Of New Affiliate Websites

Ok, here we go. The year is up and your site has finally matured. You have started ranking a new affiliate site.

If you followed the plan you should have:

  • lots of content,
  • decent site authority,
  • steady Google traffic,
  • quite a few sales.

Now what?

Now Google trusts your website and it’s going to be much easier for you to rank.

That means you can take a balanced approach to grow your site. Not just publishing content but also not just building links. I suggest you alternate: for 3 months you focus mainly on content creation and building a link here and there as opportunities arise.

Then next 3 months you double down on promotion and link building.

Here’s why exactly.

You can’t create new content and let it rank on its own.

Because it won’t.

To rank, your posts need a certain amount of authority, and If they have little PR they won’t rank, even if you get everything else right.

So your content creation rate needs to be in sync with link building. Because If you create too much content too quickly, you’ll dilute link authority to the point of crippling your entire site.

I know that’s all SEO-ese, but here’s an illustration, followed by an example.

If you build 100 links to your site and you have 50 indexed pages in Google, then each page gets the equivalent link juice of 2 links.

But then, if you publish 50 more pages and you don’t build a single link then you’ll end up with 100 pages and 100 links. That is just one link per page.

See the problem?

In other words, and I know this will somewhat shock you:

It is better to have 50 posts and 100 links, than 100 posts and 100 links.

And it is even better to have just 10 long-form, meaty posts, and 100 links because then each page will inherit the link juice equivalent of 10 links.

That’s a lot of PR flowing to those pages and quite possibly enough to see some rankings (this depends on the niche you’re in some niches are easier.)

And don’t forget that any post on your site can rank for hundreds, sometimes thousands of keywords.

So huge traffic can come from fewer pages.

For example, my site has 30 indexed pages in total.

nikola

I purposely kept it small as an SEO experiment and now I have dozens of keywords hovering on page 2 and hundreds on pages 3 and 4.

And my site is really young.

it’s only 18 months old and I haven’t touched it in the first 9 months.

I know this strategy works but I also know that I will have to publish more content very soon as I sort of neglected my own advice and published very little while building links like fast and furiously.

My site has 11 posts but it’d be awesome if it had 24.

Conclusion- Affiliates Websites: Now You Know How To Make Them Profitable, FAST!

Here’s the thing:

Ranking new affiliate marketing websites nowadays is a work of art.

You can’t win with the content alone; there’s too much competition online.

You can’t win with links alone. Too little content and you won’t be relevant for anything and authority won’t matter much.

And,

You can’t win with enough, but poor content, and artificial, fake popularity link-building.

It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

No, to win you need to strike a balance of great, useful content and a solid authority foundation.

You can get that by:

  • targeting long-tail keywords
  • by building out an initial authority
  • and by having a bit of patience so your site naturally starts to rank and pick up links automatically

It’s a PROVEN way for SEO and for ranking a new affiliate site.

The problem is that it takes a long time to work, and for a large period of that slog-fest, it really looks like nothing’s working and like you’re just throwing spaghetti on the wall, and nothing’s sticking.

But, endure and it will start to stick and you will find yourself in an enviable position. Traffic, sales, money, and most people behind you. It will help you with ranking a new affiliate site.

After that, it’ll be a breeze to keep going because you will have tasted success. Then you will have a proven method of generating the spoils of online visibility and ranking new affiliate websites.

But enough with convincing you.

You read through the entirety of this post to the end, so you’ve got this down.

Now get to work, but before that, leave me a comment below about your affiliate websites and how they are ranking today. Thanks!

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  • Jake Senn says:

    Hey Nikolo & Risa

    At first, take my love. I’ve just started my new affiliated site and got this informative article. Learned a lot of new things. I hope these will help me a lot.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jake, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. I’m so glad to hear you learned something new. Which thing did you learn that you can use now? Thanks for coming by and commenting

  • Gaurav Kumar says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Ranking at the top position is the dream of every blogger and SEO expert. But it is not easy when you are trying to enter into the competitive web world with your new website. You need to optimize everything to outrank those who are not optimizing their websites.

    After that, you need to focus on why others have better ranking, find out and do the same and more to outrank you competitors.

    When doing this make sure that you stand on the positive side of the business.

    Thanks for sharing this guide to rank a new affiliate site in Google guide.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gaurav, It certainly can be a dream 🙂 It has gotten harder over the years with so much competition too. You are most welcome and I appreciate your coming by on this one. Have a great day and new week ahead Gaurav!

  • This is a super cool guide Nikola. I like how you broke it down into months. I haven seen a guide do this yet.

  • Paul says:

    Hi Nikolai & Lisa! Greetings!

    Not just affiliate sites need to do these steps but also a blog too and I can say it’s still has a relation to what we are doing to our blog, yes we are required to do these steps of yours but what’s important is we will still be back on consistently creating new content that people will after on search engine and thats how we can able to market our products or services when traffic from search starts to kick in.

    • Nikola Roza says:

      That’s true Paul,
      consistency is key to staying in the race, and SEO is key to wining the race, one keyword at the time.

  • Hi Lisa, Good to see Nikolas on your page. 🙂
    It is indeed a great joy to read such a lot of information filled in this post.
    Hey, Nik, you really brought out almost everything a blogger should know about his blogging activities.

    The step by step explanation is indeed and easy to understand one. Any lay man can pick up and follow these tips in their blogging activities. I like the way you explained about the Instagram.

    Yes, visuals are more important now than texts, in such a scenario Instagram plays a wonderful role. The tips you shared in this regard and the connected link to Lisa’s another posts too speaks volume.

    Altogether it is an A to Z guide to bloggers.

    Thanks for mentioning about Philipscom’s post on blog commenting.
    I appreciate your love.
    Keep sharing.
    Wish you both a wonderful and profitable week ahead.
    Best
    ~ Phil

    • Nikola Roza says:

      Hi Phil,
      thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting. Your support means a lot. And as for the link to your page, I linked to it because it’s an excellent post about blog commenting as a traffic generation technique.
      Simple.

  • Hello Lisa & Nikola,

    Great Post. These are some effective and practical tips to rank an affiliate site. I am really thankful to you for linking my blog. It means a lot and I am happy to have true friends like you. Quality always plays a great role in ranking a site on Google. If you are doing affiliate marketing then you have to add more quality and informative content to rank well in search engines. Thanks for sharing this great and helpful post.

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet

    • Nikola Roza says:

      Hi Vishwajeet,
      thanks a lot for your valuable comment. You deserve the link as you have an awesome testimonial page, a perfect example of what I was talking about.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Vishwajeet for coming by on this one. I couldn’t sleep this am so turned on the laptop for the first time on my trip. It felt weird! Have a great day and I’ll be back soon 🙂 Nikola did an awesome job on this post for SEO for affiliate websites.

  • Moss Clement says:

    By-the-way, thank you, Nikola for linking to my blog. I so much appreciate the support.
    Thanks to you as well ?, Lisa, for publishing the article ??!

  • Moss Clement says:

    Hi Nikola & Lisa,
    I like it where you pointed out that, “an article can rank for thousands of keywords, based on authority alone, but a new site has exactly zero authority to its name, so it has to rank by relevancy alone.” You’re right about that. For example, about 10 months after I started my blog, I wrote an article that ranked higher on Google-much higher than Neil Patel’s post on the same topic.
    I couldn’t believe it. At first, I thought it was a mistake. So I reloaded the page, and my post was still at number four on Google behind Brian Dean’s article and above Neil Patel whose posts were at number 5 & 6 respectively. So, I began asking myself, “what happened?” The point is, making your article relevant while using related keywords strategically throughout your content would get your content up o Google.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Nikola Roza says:

      Hey Moss,
      thanks for sharing your experience with us. Relevancy rules and it’s the best way a a small site can compete with a large one, and win too.

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