'How to Create Redirect Pages for your Affiliate Links'

Written by David McKenzie

As an affiliate I use affiliate links at various places throughout my web site, in emails and in other online promotions. These affiliate links are usually long and have a number or word to define whorepparttar affiliate is. As well as using these ‘direct’ affiliate links I have also used redirect pages (or what I might call ‘indirect’ affiliate links) on my web site as well. These are blank web pages whose sole purpose is to redirectrepparttar 102581 visitor torepparttar 102582 affiliate page. I recently did a comparison between direct affiliate links and redirect pages andrepparttar 102583 results were astounding! The redirect pages outperformed direct affiliate links about 2 to 1 when placed inrepparttar 102584 same position on my web site. This meant twice as many people were clickingrepparttar 102585 indirect affiliate link as were clickingrepparttar 102586 direct affiliate link. Why? I have no idea aboutrepparttar 102587 logic behind this but it appears that visitors are less inclined to click a link when they know it is an affiliate link. They would rather haverepparttar 102588 thought in their mind “I want to buy direct”. I must admit I do not think like this because I have bought many times through affiliate links but I guess I’m an affiliate so perhaps I think differently to people who are not affiliates. So if redirect pages work so well, how do you create one?

Explode Your Traffic and Sales!

Written by A. T. Rendon

Jupiter Communications, http://www.jup.com/home.jsp, estimates that byrepparttar year 2002, 25% of all Internet sales will be generated by affiliate programs!

That's roughly works out to be over $10 Billion dollars!

Why is that important to you?

Because there is NO reason why you can not take advantage of this excellent technique to get FREE exposure for your web site and/or products and services.

It will only cost you AFTER you make a sale. And then it is only a percentage ofrepparttar 102580 total sale.

An affiliate program can provide you with these benefits:

1. FREE Advertising.

People join affiliate programs to earn money.

You allow them to join for free and in return they become unpaid salespeople that spend their own time and efforts on promoting your product or service.

This is FREE online advertising at its' best.

2. Pay money only AFTER you make money.

Your affiliates will promote your site for free and you won't pay them a penny UNTIL they make a sale for you.

It is exactly like having hundreds of sales people working on straight commission and you don't have to go through repparttar 102581 tedious hiring process or pay employee benefits. 3. Fringe Benefits.

Here is an often-overlooked benefit of starting an affiliate program; FREE traffic to your web site.

Even if visitors sent to your web site via affiliates do not make a purchase of your product and/or services, there is a good possibility that they will at least subscribe to your FREE ezine, bookmark your site or access some other feature at your web site you did not anticipate.

Remember, you only pay your affiliates when you make money. Until then, you are getting loads of FREE traffic and exposure!

4. Your Ads Tested Free.

Your affiliates will test your ads for you.

You can write ads for them, but they place them for you and you measurerepparttar 102582 results. If your ads do not work, you lose nothing.

You can then work to improve and testrepparttar 102583 ads for FREE until they do work. You only pay commission to your affiliates after they sell your product or service.

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