This article is all about link-building strategies for affiliate sites. I mean the latest and evergreen strategies that will exponentially increase traffic to your site in 2022.
The truth is successful affiliate marketing is impossible without effective link-building strategies.
You need a steady stream of high-quality visitors if you want consistent sales. The way to get them is to rank well on Google. Which you can only achieve by attracting a ton of quality backlinks.
The techniques in this article have been used multiple times by our team to build backlinks for our clients. My own affiliate sites and the results have been exceptional.
I’ll show you how we successfully used these methods to grow the traffic of our clients from zero to 100,000+ visits monthly.
What Are the Link Building Strategies That Work for Affiliate Sites in 2022?
What exactly are these winning strategies?
I will be showing you four affiliate marketing backlink strategies in this article. It will help if you to have an access to an SEO tool like Ahrefs.
Strategy 1: Creating Linkable Skyscraper Content
The best way to attract links is to have something worth linking to. The only way to do this is to create 10x content that will blow people away.
This is what the Skyscraper strategy is all about.
The Skyscraper strategy will focus on creating content that is more in-depth and useful than anything else.
That said, you can’t simply pick a random topic and write a great article around it. Expect it to generate thousands of backlinks.
You have to select topics in your niche that are known to be backlink magnets. One example is popular topics that everyone wants to link to.
Ahrefs is one of the fastest ways to find linkable, popular content in your niche. The process is easy, and here is how to go about it:
How to find linkable, popular content in your niche:
-First, find a high domain authority (DA) blog in your niche that tends to get lots of backlinks.
-Then, pop the site’s URL into Ahrefs
-Next, click on the “Top Pages” button on the left sidebar
-Afterwards, look for content with at least 25 referring domains (RD) linking to them
-Those are the types of content we call link-worthy
Here is an example of what you will see if you follow the process:
Repeat this process for 5 to 7 popular sites in your niche to get a bunch of topic ideas
Your next task will be to write your in-depth article.
You can make your article stand out by making it longer, more up-to-date and lastly, adding more media. (such as videos, images, or infographics.)
And if you want, you can use Ahrefs to dig further and to see who’s linking to this kind of content on competitor pages.
After all, you have to contact the people linking to your competitors and ask them if they’d consider linking to your website as well.
Here is an example of how I used the skyscraper strategy to grow the traffic of my affiliate site-ChipperBirds.com. As you can see, it went from zero to 163,000 pageviews in less than 1 year of link building.
Focusing on the skyscraper link building method, we reverse-engineered the long-form articles on the site that covered linkable topics.
Traffic grew from roughly 3,000 organic visitors a month to 6,000+ in just 4 months.
The website now generates thousands of dollars passively – WITHOUT any new content or expensive ads.
The image you see here is a screenshot from my Mediavine dashboard showing ads income:
If you want to see this kind of result on your own site, you can always work with us. You can start by booking a free consulting call with us at Juliangoldie.com!
Strategy 2: Guest Posting
As an affiliate blogger, guest posts are one of the most effective ways to build a reputation, authority, and backlinks.
If you want to get a shot at guest blogging on top publications, you must have at least one guest post published on your site because you will need this to give editors an example of your writing style and quality.
So, just in case you have never guest blogged before, I recommend you to write the best posts and get them published on a known site.
It doesn’t have to be a top authority site, just something people would recognize.
There are techniques you can use to find popular blogs in your niche, and I explained those strategies in my FREE Link Building Mastery Book.
Strategy 3: HARO ( Help A Reporter Out)
HARO is a platform that connects journalists with people who can act as expert sources for their articles.
Because this platform is very useful regardless of what niche you work in. There are opportunities to share all types of expertise and insight.
You can’t put all your eggs in the HARO basket and there is no guarantee you will get picked as a source.
I would also recommend testing it out to see if it’s worth your time and respond to at least 10 relevant queries and calculate your success rate.
If none of your responses gets published, it means that HARO isn’t for you, and you can return to other link-building strategies.
Here’s an example of a link we managed to secure for one of our clients on Forbes, using HARO:
Traffic grew from zero organic visitors per month to 145,000+ per month.
HARO isn’t the only media request service you should use. SourceBottle, ResponseSource, and Qwoted are other platforms you can join to broaden your options.
Strategy 4: Populate Your Affiliate Website with Visual Content that’s Shareable
As a rule, affiliate marketers are limited in terms of the types of content they may create, post product overviews, comparisons, plus tips, tricks, and how-tos.
Therefore, you will need to add visual forms like infographics and videos in order to keep your readers engaged and boost backlinks at the same time.
Infographics are cheaper and easier to create. With basic designer skills, you can create attractive infographics to break up the dull wall of text on your site.
These visual aids make things easier for your website visitors, and there are great chances that other website owners would like to share this opportunity with their visitors as well. Providing you with organic backlinks.
All the methods we have explored have the potential to deliver brilliant results and keep in mind that these strategies won’t work on the first day.
It makes sense to invest in link building for the long run, and soon you will attract hundreds of quality sites to link to you.
I have a video right here where I explain this novel audio link-building strategy that can give you a leg up on the competition.