Let's go over the Do's and Dont's of affiliate marketing
This is not the "forbidden advertising" list. It is simply a review of what works and what doesn't.
- Using your own website. Adding a banner, a nice review of the product you are promoting...
- Offering free content while capturing emails to later offer the product you are promoting to your list.
- Create your own review page comparing products of the same sort, including your affiliate link on the "visit site" links.
- Promote using Google Adwords or any other PPC search engine.
- Use free or paid classifieds to expose the product, including your affiliate link or banner.
- Order paid banner advertising on forums and blogs, including your affiliate link or banner.
- Order featured advertising on classified websites, including your affiliate link or banner.
- Participate in forums and blogs, including your affiliate link in your email signature.
- Use social networks such as FaceBook to let other know about the product you love.
We strongly suggest that you log into your AffiBank Affiliate Panel and check the AffiBank School section.
What doesn't work (or is not allowed at all)
- SPAMMING. It is completely forbidden and if we receive a spam complaint, your account will be closed.
- Buying email lists and sending bulk emails to them. No matter what they tell you, the email list you buy will be full of people that are up to their nose of receiving emails. Most likely one out of 10,000 will have enough and will send a complaint in. If this happens, your affiliate account will be closed.
Besides this... those email lists are normally untargeted customers. You'll probably end up sending an email promoting a fitness product to a training specialist... or to someone that is no longer among us, or to a fake address.
Not a good idea.
- Exchange links. Websites that offer automated targeted visitors are just fake. Anything called "automatic visitors" is clearly something to keep your hands from. They will charge $10 or $20 for 10,000 guaranteed visitors and what happens is that either a robot sends virtual hits in so you see your visitors counter moving, or what is worse, people leave their computer on while links are exchanged and none looks at the pages that keep showing up. They don't look and they don't care. The only thing they expect is that THEIR website is receiving traffic... but the guy on the other side is doing exactly the same.
You've spent $20 and the guy on the other side spent $20. Who wins? Exactly, the website that offers traffic.
Please, if you are going to start an advertising campaign and have doubts about it, please contact us. We are here to help.
Don't spend your time and money!