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How much traffic should you be getting before putting an affiliate link in there?


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I think if your going to run ads, run them right off the bat. A lot of people will freak out on you if you have no ads and then one day start showing ads. I am running adsense on my website right now and I am not making a dime. But I hope to replace them some day with ads from my local community sense my website is about my local community.

 

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It would be good to place your links on the site as soon as possible even before you start getting traffic. Some people claim that for a micro-niche site that laser-targets a specific group of people even with as little as 100 visitors a day, you can be able to make sales. I can't vouch the veracity of that statement but the moral of the story is the amount of traffic you get doesn't count. It's the conversions that do.

 

Work on that.

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There is no written down rule, but if you can get hundreds of visitors to your website it is good but if you can get thousands it would still be better.

Traffic and leads are the new currency in e-marketing so the more the merrier. You can participate actively in social media,blogs and forums to draw traffic from there to your website thus increasing your digital worth.

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On 7/21/2014 at 9:46 PM, Colebra said:

Won't the affiliate programs be against having me as a member without getting many clicks to their links?

It depends on the affiliate program. Some have minimum traffic requirements, while others don't care as long as the affiliate isn't breaking any rules.

They will complain if you are using a lot of bandwidth but producing no sales. So, if the affiliate program allows you to host the banners, save the banners on your server, then they won't complain about bandwidth used. (Some affiliate programs don't allow this, so check with the rules.)

If you have a lower traffic website, it probably would be safer to have affiliate links instead of AdSense because AdSense tries to detect click fraud based on visitors to your website. If you don't have many, they may think you are clicking on your own ads, even when you are not. So don't add AdSense until you start having a fair amount of unique visitors. The affiliate programs can be placeholders for ads in the future, so that users don't freak out about you adding ads later.

Also, for affiliate ads to work, they need to be super relevant to your visitors. Non-relevant affiliate ads rarely work, if ever.

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I think you should build your audience first before putting affiliate links. Provide valuable content and more importantly content that helps people solve their problems. Once people use your site to find solutions, they will come back. You can then put affiliate links that will help provide solutions and will lead to more conversions. I also agree that your affiliate ads should be super relevant. I always advise you try and build your own organic traffic first. It's a long process, but this helps you to understand your audience because you find out what works. This helps you, because you will know what type of targeted traffic to buy.

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I think it's better to start your affiliate program as soon as your site is up.  Also highlight the it so that visitors can see your affiliate program easily, it's not good to put your affiliate links somewhere hard to find, I really think it should be on top or in the middle left side of the page and it should be highlighted because you're looking for traffic, so screw the design, whats important is that people should easily see it.

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