We all know when it comes to Amazon affiliate websites the more traffic you get the more sales you make. There is often a tendency to focus solely on search engine optimisation which is great but people are often not aware there are so many more good sources of traffic.
Let's take a look at all sources of traffic that are capable of delivering BIG numbers of visitors to your Amazon affiliate website. These are traffic sources that scale and just bring your website more and more web traffic over time.
Search engine optimisation is typically the first method most Amazon affiliates use to try. SEO is very slow to sho initial results but if you keep it up it can be a highly scalable fairly risk free method of consistently bringing in affiliate commission. We say risk free, this is if you take the white hat way and follow the Google webmaster guidelines rather than going against them and trying black hat seo methods such as buying backlinks
Theres no black magic when it comes to being successful with SEO, here is a rough over view of the most important steps.
The above is a very basic introduction into SEO. We could spend hours covering the topic. The point is SEO can be very cheap giving a great ROI and scales very well so theres a reason its where most Amazon affiliates start but don't just stop there. Lets move onto some more advanced traffic sources.
Some would argue that parasite SEO is a little black hat but it can also be done in a white hat way. For anyone who doesn't know what parasite SEO is all it really means is you put your own content on strong websites that Google loves (like medium.com) that allow users to upload their content. You do this because that content will rank better on a strong aged trusted domain that has thousands of backlinks than it will on your own website. Your content you've uploaded to these parasite webpages will link back to your amazon affiliate website or directly to Amazon.
The black hat way of doing this is to submit some low quality content filled with links to your website or Amazon then point a large amount of low quality cheap backlinks at that parasite page and your content. You can get away with using low quality backlinks because google trusts the parasite domain. When we say low quality backlinks we mean, cheap public blog network links with spun content, expired web 2.0s, profile backlinks, that sort of thing. The type of links you probably wouldn't want too many of pointing to your own website.
The white hat way of doing parasite SEO is to post some excellent value packed content to your parasite SEO page, drop your websites link in a non-sales like way then do some outreach to people who might want to talk about your post on their website with the hope of naturally gaining backlinks to your parasite page.
Both of these methods work well and are a fairly safe way of driving traffic to your Amazon affiliate website.
Did you know YouTube is the second biggest search engine on the planet? If you do a quality YouTube video in addition to a written review for every amazon product you review then you'll soon grow an army of loyal YouTube followers.
The great thing about doing a video review of an Amazon item is people can really see what its actually like in up to 4k resolution. Thats something even Amazon can't offer and because of that your review will be trusted more, the user will know you've actually got the product and they're getting on honest review. your click through and conversion rates will reflect this level of trust.
Here are a few simple little tips for growing your YouTube audience.
There are certain Amazon affiliate niches where your target audience will spend most of their lives on Facebook. If you can grow a facebook group around the same niche as your Amazon affiliate website then that's web traffic on tap. Its also great for staying up to date on a niches developments.
For example if your niche is mountain biking its easy to build a massive 10,000 big mountain biking enthusiast group by inviting members from other groups and forming good relationships in other mountain biking groups.
Remember engagement on your group posts is what makes them visible on peoples new feeds, you might often see a group admin say something like "everyone still active in this group please comment on this post". That's normally just so that post appears in peoples new feeds.
Pages are also on option for promotion of your Amazon affiliate website. Both have their pros and cons. People tend to be more active in groups than on pages however you can't amplify a groups reach with paid Facebook advertising like you can with pages.
Twitter is a great traffic source for your Amazon affiliate website because its much more of a public system then a privacy oriented system like Facebook. Interactions with strangers is almost encouraged on Twitter. If you want to reach out to someone in your niche or a potential Twitter user who might be interested in your website its very easy to. You simply search the niche and any related hash tags and you'll find hundreds of people you can reach out to.
Here's a few tips for growing a nice big Twitter following you can use to drive traffic to your Amazon affiliate website.
Pinterest is a great platform for mainly visually stimulating products. For example you wouldn't promote pictures of circular saws on Pinterest but you would promote pictures from your Amazon affiliate website of home decoration products.
Niches like home decoration products are great because Pinterest has a HUGE female user base and people love making Pinterest boards with all the home decorations ideas they eventually want to go with.
Instagram is massive right now. If you have an Amazon affiliate website in a fun or luxury niche then instagram will be perfect for you.
Instagram grow is very similar to Twitter growth all of the above for Twitter can also be used on Instagram.
Quora is such a good traffic source for your Amazon affiliate website that instead of listing it under the parasite SEO section we need to give it its own section.
Quora ranks like a beast on Google. Google really trusts this website. If you can add a great answer that gets voted to the top for a niche related question you can expect traffic to come through for years.
Also many people believe nofollow backlinks from strong websites like Quora actually help your website's off-page SEO. You can play fair and focus purly on quality answers and natural upvotes or you can buy accounts/upvotes and push your answers to the top.
Just make sure your answer doesn't look too spammy or you may find it quickly gets removed or even worse your Amazon affiliates domain gets banned from Quora for all answers new and existing.
Reddit users are notoriously protective of their community and see most affiliate marketers from a mile off so you'll quickly get punished with the ban hammer if you promote on the platform too aggressively.
Here are a few tips to make sure Reddit is a great long term traffic source for your Amazon affiliate website.
Niche related forums are a great source of traffic for any Amazon affiliate website. Many of the principles of Reddit promotion can also be applied to niche related forums too.
Nearly all the traffic sources above have some form of paid option. You can buy banner space on niche related forums, you can buy Facebook ads, Twitter ads, Reddit ads, Insta ads but they typically don't return a posative return on investment for most Amazon affiliate websites.
We hope you've enjoyed reading our guide to Amazon affiliate traffic sources. As you can see you don't have to restrict yourself to search engine optimisation. There are many many alternative traffic sources for you to choose from.
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