Amazing Affiliate Blogs
Most amazing affiliate blogs have their own unique style. It's what entices us to visit each one time and time again. We find ourselves returning just to check out any new and interesting content. No matter different these blogs may be, they seem to possess some common traits.
Is it a coincidence these amazing affiliate blogs exhibit the same common traits? Or is there something that they know? Either way, let us explore these common traits.
I have listed the 8 common traits of amazing affiliate blogs and for each one, I have given a link to what I consider to be a prime example of these traits. In fact, most of them exhibit all of the traits listed below.
Having a call-to-action (CTA) is a necessity for your business. But there is a fine line on “placing” a call to action in your blog posts and “plastering” it all over the page. Amazing affiliate blogs seem to have mastered the art of call-to-action placement in such a way it catches my attention but not in an intrusive nor obtrusive way.
By placing your business' call to action in each and every of your blog posts, you are indirectly transformation them into powerful lead generation pages. You may need to work on the design, testing and tweaking of your CTA's on these pages until you achieve the desired results. Check Out JohnChow.com
A blog post can either be lengthy or brief. But sometimes when you count in factors such as paragraphs, font size, images and the sort even a short post may need to induce some mouse scrolling to view it from start to finish.
That's why it's great to only display a “preview” or “excerpt” of your blog post when visitors visit your main page. That way, they have the freedom to choose the topics which they are most interested to found out more about. Check Out Rae Hoffman aka Sugarrae
Too much of anything can be bad. Even if it's a good thing. It's great to have social sharing buttons accompanying your blog posts, but cut down your social sharing buttons to the major ones or at least the ones that are actually sending traffic to your site and leave all the others out. Your blog posts will also have a cleaner look that way. Check Out The Smart Passive Income Blog
Do you love your posts? Think they are great content? Then make it even easier for people to find them. This is one area where the importance of tagging really comes into play. Tagging can help your visitors sort for any related blog posts that are related to the tag or they are looking for.
Also, consider adding a little search function on your blog with also makes it an easier (and not to mention a faster) way to look for archived or past blog posts. Check Out Adam Riemer Marketing Blog
Nobody likes to be greeted with just a big block wall of text when they visit a blog. Human beings are visual. So time to spice up your pages with some pictures. (Notice how all of your favourite blogs or website have pretty pictures on em'? That's not a coincidence.)
How you employ the use of images is also equally important though. Use it to highlight a point or really bring something to attention from your post that you deem to be important for your readers. Use images with a sense of purpose. Check Out Mathew Woodward
Your headline is the first and foremost thing people will see when it comes to your blog posts. To help convince them that the post is actually worth their time reading it, how you actually present your headline for your reader's eyes is just as important as coming up with a catchy one.
Make sure it stands out from the rest of the post body by using proper formatting. Such as adjusting its font size, style, and even colour. Make it stand out on the page, but not to the extent it overwhelms it. Check Out Kirsty McCubbins AffiliateStuff
Many people are impatient. No surprise there right? Now for the bad news. Your online visitors are an EVEN MORE impatient bunch. No point in having amazing affiliate blogs that load too slowly. If they find that your blog takes too long to load, they will easily bail and head on to the next site and you may have very well lost a potential prospect.
There are tons of ways to help measure and optimise your site loading times including free tools, tips and software which are freely available over the World Wide Web. Check Out Affiliate Marketing Blog by Geno Prussakov
Like many other sites, people tend to stuff every “cool” widget they can find into their sidebar. In the end, their sidebars look like a heap of cluttered mess which spoils the entire image of the blog. What's the best practice? Time for side-bar spring cleaning.
If you have a sidebar, take a look at each and everything you have in the sidebar, and ask yourself… Does it serve a real purpose or function? Is it even practical for your business? If it's a no, then it's time to remove it. Any amazing affiliate blog can benefit from a little spring cleaning from time to time. Check Out Charles Ngo
How would you like to turn your writing efforts into recurring cash that continues to pay you for a long time to come? And if you are thinking that since you already own a blog, why not profit from it and make some money and turn it into another Amazing Affiliate Blog while you're at it?
With the surge in popularity of blogging over the past few years, the media is becoming de-centralised and the power of sharing news and information is gradually being distributed to ordinary individuals like you and me.
If you have any other great blogs please mention them in the comments below.
Feel free to mention your own blog as well.