The topic of traffic is always high on the priority list for affiliate marketers. We all know that the amount of “traffic” we get to our websites will have a direct effect on the amount of money we make. It’s as simple as that. So in this lesson, we will learn how to get that traffic to your website, incorporating the strategy of Post Comments.
We’ve learned in our other lessons all about “traffic.” What is traffic? It’s the people coming to your website. Without traffic to your website, there is nobody there to read your posts or buy your products. So we need to do everything we can to ensure that we bring that traffic, bring those people, to your website.
We have many ways to bring traffic to your website. We want free traffic. We want to set up our website so it is optimized to rank in the search engines which will organically begin to bring traffic to your site. It’s easy if you know what you’re doing and set up everything right from the start.
So let’s discuss some ways to bring traffic to your website.
Perfect keyword placement – as discussed in Step 1 and in this article: KEYWORD ANALYSIS is an important factor in optimization and traffic. You want to study this keenly and, of course, you will want to use the free Jaaxy tool for choosing those keywords.
Keywords are the search terms people type into the search engines to find information. The idea is to focus your articles on specific keywords that are relevant to that article. For example, if your article is focusing on the Best Vitamin C supplements for the face, then those are your keywords: “Best Vitamin C Supplements for the Face.”
You want to make sure your keyword phrase is in the title of your article. You then want to make sure your keyword phrase appears again in the first paragraph of your article, and then once again someplace else in your article.
The keyword phrase should be the “alternative text” for every picture you post in the article. If you are using a WordPress site, which I highly recommend, when you post your picture, there is a box specifically for alt. text, like this:
You want to do that for every picture in you post.
This strategy is what I’m going to focus on with you today because nothing tells Google or Bing or Yahoo search that your website is relevant like website comments.
At the bottom of every post on your WordPress website will be a Comments section. People can leave a comment or a question for you, and you will have the ability to approve or deny the comment and also to respond to the comment.
One very important thing I want to double stress to you is the importance of responding to each and every comment in a personal way.
You are trying to engage people, get them interested in the material you are providing, and you are trying to build a fan base. You want people to come back and see how you responded to their comment or question, right?
Read each comment and take the time to give a thorough and well-thought-out response to that comment. If possible, provide a link to another article on your site as a reference. This gets the person to then click that link and continue reading your website.
Google, Yahoo and Bing love your articles more when they engage people. Your articles become relevant in their system, and they will display your article in their search results. The amount of time people spend on your site is critical! Whatever you can do to keep them on your site, the better your results will be!
So, exactly how do we get people to comment on our site? I have a great solution that will give you relevant, meaty comment on all of your posts! Lots and lots of comments, which will make those search engines absolutely love you!
Check it out below!
A community of affiliate marketers
So here, again, we turn to the Wealthy Affiliate platform of affiliate marketers. When you join the Wealthy Affiliate program, you are immediately put in contact with the hundreds of thousands of affiliate marketers that are members.
Each of these members is not only a wealth of information, many of them marketing for many, many years. The platform itself is 13 years old, and the creators of Wealthy Affiliate are still just as active on the platform as they were when they designed it.
Many of the members not only know so much, but they share so much. There are member-to-member trainings throughout the Wealthy Affiliate platform. As I’ve said before, it would take forever to even go through all the trainings. Most of them are video trainings, so you not only learn, but you get to see the function in action.
You can’t beat that. Pick a subject – say you’re interested in learning Pinterest Marketing, right? You’ve just signed up for a Pinterest account, and you know it’s a great way to get your website out there, but now do you do it?
Well, as a Wealthy Affiliate member, you simply type in “Pinterest” into the search, and look at all the training that pops up:
There is a one-hour live training event weekly if you are a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate that is done by one of the senior marketers on the platform named Jay. Members have the opportunity to ask questions in real time during the training. It’s very informative! Pretty amazing, right?
Let’s try another search. Let’s say we need to learn how to use themes in WordPress:
You can also go into the Training Tab and search as well. The amount of training on any given subject is actually endless. In this video, I screen captured myself going through the training and searching various items as an illustration. It would have been longer if I had gone through everything that was offered, but for speed (I know we’re all busy), I did not go all the way to the end.
Take a look, and this will give you an idea of just how much training is inside the Wealthy Affiliate University. It’s updated daily, also:
Here’s the thing with Wealthy Affiliate! They offer two membership levels, so you can actually get started 100% for free with their Starter membership. You’ll get two free websites (I do suggest you set up only one at a time), free hosting, and the first 10 training modules in the Starter membership! Here are the courses they offer for free:
Go ahead and get started for free today! There is no credit card or debit card even required to sign up. This will give you a good feel for the program and the platform. If you do want to become a full member, the Premium membership is only $49 a month for everything! That’s it – no other upsells whatsoever! You just can’t beat that, can you?
The Premium members will also help you build up your website comments. It’s a “give and take process” through the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You give relevant comments to two other affiliate marketers on their sites, and then the system allows you to request a comment on a post of your choice. It’s a really simple process, and it works.
If you leave 10 relevant comments, you then receive 24-hours of commenting on your posts. Do you have any idea how many comments that can bring to your site? I’ve come back to find 50 comments waiting for me to review and respond to! That’s absolutely incredible!
What is a “relevant” comment?
A relevant comment is a “meaty” comment. You don’t want comments like, “Great article!” because that is so generic, it could pertain to anything.
You want a comment instead that is more like, “I thought this article was great because I have been looking for a way to build up my traffic, and your suggestions about keywords and comments really resonated with me. I didn’t realize the importance of the website comments, and I think the Wealthy Affiliate platform is genius to provide a way to get them simply.”
Leave and Receive Comments
So it’s super simple to get website comments. It’s all built right into the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You simply click on the Website Comments section:
This is a highly effective and efficient way to not only get comments, but you are getting traffic to your website. What’s also really cool is that the other marketers give you feedback on your site, and they also buy products you are selling. It serves many purposes.
The Importance of Social Media
Marketing, marketing, marketing! One of the best ways to get your website out there and drive traffic to it is through your social media platforms! Every time I post a new article, I put it out there on each of my social media platforms with the appropriate hashtags to draw attention!
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There is no doubt about the fact that ranking in the search engines is what is going to bring you success. Receiving lots of website comments on your various posts is one way to get that ranking. It’s a time-consuming step, but it is one that you can learn a great deal from.
When you are reviewing your fellow marketers’ websites, you are absorbing some amazing ideas. Each person has a unique take on their niche and an individual way to present information and sell products. You can learn so much from your fellow marketers.
One thing you never want to do is copy someone else’s work or website. That’s unethical and something that will only hurt you in the long run.
Google and the other search engines do not like repetition, and if they find your site is a regurgitation of someone else’s content, it will greatly diminish your ability to rank. You also don’t want to over-do the keyword placement either. These “tricks” don’t work and can hurt your ranking. Therefore, don’t do them.
Provide fresh, unique, honest, relevant content on your site, and the search engines will reward you!
Meanwhile, what are you waiting for? Get started today! Here is everything you get in the Starter and Premium membership levels:
You’ve now completed Step 3 of this Affiliate Marketing training, and I would love to hear from you regarding your thoughts, any questions you might have, or your personal experiences.
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