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How to Write an Affiliate Review

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Posted 26th April 2013 at 10:35 PM by kindsvater

Many IM related review pages are junk that never make a dime, so I wanted to illustrate a sample page I just put together: This is my review of RSS Bot.

A few things to notice about this blog post:

1. Unique Content.

The post passes when analyzed through Copyscape. Not because I spun some text, but because I wrote the post off the top of my head, using my personal knowledge. This will give it a better chance of someday getting a good search ranking.

2. Not a Regurgitated Merchant Page

An amazing number of affiliate marketers spend about 30 seconds copying part, or even all, of the merchant's website, pasting it to their site and calling it done.

That may be easy, but it does nothing to generate sales. Most likely, Google will never show the page to anyone.

As an affiliate your job is not to be the merchant, but to pre-sell the product or service so that when someone visits the merchant's page they are more inclined to buy.

This can be done by highlighting certain points, providing examples, and otherwise complementing the merchant's sales page.

3. I Own the Product

From the graphics you can tell I own RSS Bot.

Many affiliates never own or use the products they promote. The result is they cannot create their own graphics. They cannot tell their own story about using the product and getting results.

Heck, they cannot effectively talk about the product because they have no idea what they are talking about. All they have is the merchant's sales page.

Those types of reviews are generally not very effective.

4. Lengthy Post

The current post is about 775 words. That is the length of two standard articles.

Often, I go back after a first draft and add more content to bump the number to 1000 words.

Google likes content and can view more words as meaning a more authoritative presentation is taking place.

You need to get beyond 400 word content pieces if you want to rank.

5. Hidden Affiliate Links

I am using Elf Links in this WordPress post to keep Google from knowing I am an affiliate.

This is always good for a search ranking boost.

Frankly, I have no idea what I would do without my products that hide affiliate links. I cannot over emphasize enough how important this is to making money as an affiliate.

6. I Believe in the Product

Hopefully this came through, but I believe in RSS Bot. I use it. I have obtained great results.

It is not simply a "review" but a "recommendation" from me to you, and from me to anyone reading that post, that this is a product worth buying.

Promote quality products you use and you believe in, and not every affiliate product that gets released on an hourly basis.

7. Keywords

Finally, a keyword rich title and then the keyword is not stuffed at all in the page.

Looking back, I should probably refer to this being a review a couple times. Or, I can use quality backlinks containing keywords (like this post) to begin working on getting search traffic and rankings.
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    TCurtis's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this information about how to write content.
    Posted 27th April 2013 at 11:42 PM by TCurtis TCurtis is offline
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    beasty513's Avatar
    This was an extremely useful post on how to do affiliate marketing reivews the right way.

    Looking forward to more of your posts..
    Posted 12th June 2014 at 09:29 AM by beasty513 beasty513 is offline
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    Thanks for share
    Posted 27th January 2015 at 10:08 AM by justicejr justicejr is offline

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