For many affiliate marketers, getting traffic to their websites is the most difficult step in building long-term businesses. In this article, I’m going to share with you why it is important to add an element of interaction to your affiliate website and how doing so can boost your traffic and sales for a long time to come.
Have you ever visited a website when looking for information and found the articles to be incredibly boring or useless? Unfortunately, most marketers have been producing these kinds of websites for a long time — that is, websites that provide little value to the visitor and are unlikely to gain any traction in search engines. These low-quality websites are unlikely to attract links from other websites and will probably not get much word-of-mouth exposure either.
We’ve already mentioned in other articles how important it is for you to develop high-quality content, including articles and possibly other forms of content like videos or podcasts. You should also consider, however, adding an element of interaction to your website because this can result in repeat traffic and much more revenue long-term.
What exactly do we mean by an element of interaction? Well, simply put, you want your visitors to “get into” your website, which means they will be excited to return to your website in the future. They will be more likely to tell their friends about your website, and you could gain some traction in social media networks in addition to the search engines themselves.
Some examples of website interaction include allowing your visitors to leave comments on your website or starting a discussion forum for your niche. You could also have some sort of survey or contest that people can fill out on a regular basis.
One excellent way to help people interact with your website is to allow them to submit their own articles and videos in exchange for a link to their websites. You obviously want to check the quality of the content, but this is an excellent way to get people coming back to your website. Of course, it also helps to add original content to your website free of charge (which is an excellent way to add to your website’s overall authority and credibility over time).
If you have serious content that gives people valuable information and develop some level of interaction on the website, then you have a great chance of long-term success. You can achieve repeat visitors who will (hopefully) eventually buy something through your product reviews.