How To Write Content For Affiliate Marketing That Ranks

Affiliate marketing is a simple way to dip your toes into digital commerce with small to no financial investment. It’s an excellent way for bloggers, content creators, and eCommerce merchants to increase their online revenue generation.

Despite some people taking a more cynical view, at the heart of affiliate marketing lies the promise of good content and sound advice


Niche is everything

The first thing you’ll notice in good affiliate marketing is that the team behind it certainly had a content strategy that was focused, rational, and long-term. How is this so easy to spot? It’s made obvious by the niche targeting of the content.

In the beginning days of affiliate marketing, there were several niche areas that had been given little attention, providing aspiring affiliate marketers with countless fantastic opportunities to take ownership of profitable niches. Today, despite this, those opportunities have dwindled, and very few goldmine niches remain.

Because of this, the best thing you can do is try to classify a niche that has low to medium competition for keywords — something you can only accomplish through granular data analysis.

Here are some important points that come in handy while creating content for affiliate marketing products.

  1. Create The Basic Structure Of Your Article.
  2. Focus On The Practical Value Of An Article.
  3. Don’t Forget To Include Data.
  4. Use The Anchor Phrases.
  5. Choose The Right Keywords.
  6. Provide Quality Content.
  7. Determine The Frequency Of Posting.
  8. Find Proper Affiliate Websites.

What does good niche targeting look like?

To see how companies make really efficient use of niche marketing, you can simply search for a niche term with actionable intent and see what comes up. For example, I searched for “fitness walking headphones” — since the purpose of searching for products is generally to buy them, I expected to find some affiliate roundups, and I wasn’t disappointed:

How to use keywords in your affiliate review

With all your keywords classified, you must now implement them — thankfully, it isn’t all that complicated when done perfectly. What you should do is ensure a steady coverage of different versions of your main keywords (if you’re talking about fitness, for example, don’t just say health – say fit and fitter and fittest to mix things up) as well as various related terms (again using fitness, you might mention training, running, walking, jogging, etc.).

To avoid keyword stuffing, don’t endorse any particular term to account for more than 1% of the page copy. That might not sound like much, but in an article of 2000 words, you can use just one term up to 15-20 times. It should be enough.

Write to sell your products

The objective of an affiliate commission is to earn a commission from the affiliate programs you have signed up for. In order to do this, you can’t just write about the right products — you need to write in a way that sells the value of the goods.