Why is using your own domain name for affiliate links beneficial? Here are 5 tips:
1. Distribute Articles
Articles are very popular as well as a free source for promoting your affiliate products. But most article sites don’t allow affiliate links in your resource box. This is why having your own domain name to redirect to your affiliate site is so important.
2. Listed Higher in Search Engines
By targeting a particular keyword phrase and including that phrase into your domain name, you can easily show up on the front page of the search engines. It’s been known to happen.
3. Use in Forums or Emails
You can use your domain name in forum and email signatures. This is another place that affiliate links are frowned upon and this way, you won’t raise any suspicion. Have you ever wanted to tell your email list about a great product but don’t want to share the ugly and long link that is supplied by the affiliate site? Domain names are a great way to mask that.
4. Benefits of Used Domains
Once you have used a domain for an affiliate link you can chose to build your own site and benefit from the traffic that domain name targets. You can start by simply putting up a squeeze page or mini site and grabbing email addresses before you direct them to the merchant’s site. This is the best way to start building your own successful business and earning potential.
5. Get More Clicks
You have a much higher chance of increasing your click through rates with a related domain redirect as opposed to a standard affiliate link.
There is no way to know if this traffic converts higher or not, but just getting four times as many people to look at the merchant’s offer is definitely a good thing.