The first thing you will learn about promoting affiliate products is how to use keyword research to generate the right keywords. Most beginning affiliate marketers jump into promoting affiliate products without the proper understanding of how to generate targeted keywords. This can lead to some bad habits, and can also hamper your affiliate marketing efforts.
If you can master keyword research, you will have a solid foundation to build on, and you will have a competitive advantage over other affiliate marketers, who know how to generate keywords, but have no idea how to generate targeted keywords. The end result is that people will never find their websites in the search engines.
So what is keyword research anyway?
Keywords consist of words and phrases that people type into search engines when they look for things on the internet. They can consist of single words, or word combinations. Keyword research involves taking the time to find good, relevant keywords that someone will type into a search engine to find information online, with the hope that they will find your website, rather than someone else’s website. If you want to succeed in the world of internet marketing, the key is to learn how to generate targeted keywords, which have less competition on the internet than the “obvious” keywords everyone else is using.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for search engine optimization. Its basically optimizing your website to perform well in the search engines. One of the ways to do this is to find keywords with less competition.
Suppose you are promoting weight loss ebooks. If you want to get traffic with keywords like “lose weight” or “weight loss”, you are in for a big surprise. While these keywords are ok, they are not as targeted as you might think, and there are literally millions of websites competing for these keywords. You need to land on the first page of the search results if you want to get noticed. Chances are, if you are starting out, you won’t be able to land on the first page of the search results with so many competing websites.
With so much competition, how exactly do you land on the first page of the results? The answer is simple: you use keyword phrases with less competition. One way to find keywords with less competition, which most affiliate marketers use, are keyword tools, which will help you generate alternative keyword phrases. The other way to generate keywords, which many affiliate marketers do not use, is a very low-tech method. This method involves using your BRAIN.
So what is keyword research and SEO?
The following article from this website will show you how to use both Google and YOUR BRAIN to generate low competition keywords to better optimize your websites for the search engines.