How To Increase Affiliate Click-Through Rate

Written by Khairil Iszuddin Ismail

When you join an affiliate programs, what is it that you want to achieve? Of course, we want to gain commission fromrepparttar merchant. How can we do that? Commissions are gain when visitors that we refer purchase products or services onrepparttar 102480 merchant's website. But whenrepparttar 102481 visitors are atrepparttar 102482 merchant's website, we don not have any control, do we? So, think again. We wantrepparttar 102483 commissions and commissions are only possible when we refer visitors through affiliate links. In my opinion, our actual role as an affiliate is to get visitors torepparttar 102484 merchant's website throughrepparttar 102485 affiliate links. After that, it is all up torepparttar 102486 merchant. There is a special term for this, click-through rate (CTR).

CTR is page views versus clicks onrepparttar 102487 merchant's links. It is actually an index that we can use to see how effective your website is in sending visitors over torepparttar 102488 merchant's website. When you have 1000 page views on your website but you have 50 clicks torepparttar 102489 merchant's website, your CTR is 5%. That is already a very good CTR. Now how can you increase CTR on your website? Here, I will walk you through 5 ways I use which boost my CTR to 20% instead of 2%.

1 - Choose relevant affiliate programs

When you put up an affiliate link, make sure thatrepparttar 102490 merchant has relevant products or services to your content on that page. You cannot write about shoes on your website and put up an affiliate link that sells computers.

2 - Use text links instead of images

People are getting tired with banner ads. Let us get away from all that. Reports onrepparttar 102491 affiliate programs that I join showed that text links out-perform graphic links. But weave them nicely.

4 Steps To Affiliate Success And The Real Deal!

Written by Anthony Farrell

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What makes a Netrepreneur Successful? Is it new products, or services he introduces? Did they just happen to stumble on an unthought of idea? Where they inrepparttar 102480 right place atrepparttar 102481 right time?

It is true thatrepparttar 102482 above applies in some cases, but only in a very small percentage of cases. So, if thats correct in what I’m saying, then how arerepparttar 102483 remainder successful?

Successful Netrepreneurs borrow ideas from others, then add their own unique approach which makesrepparttar 102484 borrowed idea look more attractive. Old ideas can be improved upon.

For example… Cars have been around for a long time now. When they first came out they were very basic and barely got you from A to B. Now look at cars these days, they can get you from A to B without breaking down so much. They are faster than ever before! So, whats different fromrepparttar 102485 cars of old torepparttar 102486 cars of today?

Not a lot, in so far as thatrepparttar 102487 concept itself, except that technology has progressed at a tremendous rate andrepparttar 102488 packaging has changed. But,repparttar 102489 idea remainsrepparttar 102490 same. Do you follow what I’m trying to say here? A borrowed idea dressed up to offer a better, or improved package.

The same thing applies to Affiliate Programs. You can sell whatever products everyone else has sold. But unless you changerepparttar 102491 way you sell it, or improve it somehow, you won’t sell a lot ofrepparttar 102492 product. But if you either improverepparttar 102493 product or service, or you can make it a more attractive offer, then you are doing what successful entrepreneurs are doing… offeringrepparttar 102494 same idea, but in a different, or more improved way.

Why Affiliate Programs?

Affiliate Programs arerepparttar 102495 easiest, fastest and least expensive way to earn online. When you combine existing ideas with your own unique approach, there is no reason why you can’t earn a lot of money with Affiliate Programs. So, lets take a look at some simple strategies that will help you makerepparttar 102496 most with Affiliate Programs…

Step 1: Generate More Traffic. You need to get more people to visit your web site. This can be achieved by promoting more, submit articles, publish newsletters, create joint ventures, etc.

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