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November 10, 2023

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: Get Backlinks 1

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

How to Get Backlinks

Backlink Advice from an Angel

The other evening, I was visited by one of my favorite angels and, after we'd both downed two, or possibly even three margaritas each, she gave me some valuable advice regarding backlinks that I thought I should share with you.

How Google Became #1

Back in the day (and my angelic friend was already old then), Google quickly became the dominant search engine with two strategies:

  1. You didn't have to list your website with them. They had software that "crawled" the web and found websites all by itself. All other search engines used a directory model like the Yellow Pages.
  2. A website's "rank" was determined by how popular it was and this was determined by how many other websites pointed to it. This use of "backlinks" was revolutionary.

Of course, Google has evolved spectacularly since then and now places great emphasis on quality contact, with ever-improving algorithms to make that judgement.

But the effect of backlinks is built into the DNA of the original code and remains more important than most people realize.

Forums (Online Discussion Boards)

Backlinks from Forums

Online discussion boards can be a treasure trove for acquiring valuable backlinks. When a participant links to your article, it not only secures a backlink from a credible domain within your industry but also amplifies your visibility.

Nonetheless, proceed with caution. Certain discussion boards have policies that restrict the use of follow links to external content, so it's wise to familiarize yourself with their rules before you post.

You can find forums devoted to your niche simply by Googling "[niche] forums". Spend some time examining some of them. Find out their posting rules and check existing posts to decide if their values align with yours.

If so, try writing a guest post with some valuable content that would help other members.

You could always take an existing post from your website and get an AI like ChatGPT to rephrase it.

Remember, avoid over-posting. Bombarding forums with your links can damage your website's credibility. Search engines, like Google, are adept at identifying spammy behavior that doesn't contribute any real value.

Discussion boards are also a wellspring of creative ideas. They shed light on the topics that resonate with your audience, allowing you to craft content that aligns with these interests, and share your expertise.

Prior to hitting the publish button, ensure that your link is pertinent, offers value, and enriches the experience of other forum members.

Further Training for Affiliate Marketing

For the 1,000 feet view, check out my free training at Affiliate Marketing for Beginners and How to Build an Email List.

For a step-by-step training course on becoming a successful affiliate marketer, register your no-charge, no-obligation interest at Affiliate Marketing FAST.

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Phil Lancaster


Phil is a septuagenarian who has now funded his retirement through internet marketing.

"It's both enjoyable and lucrative," says Phil. "and can literally be run from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Like many others out there, I initially poured money into the bright, shiny pebbles. The one off, brilliant opportunities that promised an overnight income with the push of a button. The only thing they did, besides suck up funds like a vacuum cleaner, money that I couldn't afford, was take up so much time that I ended up depressed as well as poorer. It wasn't until I learned how to build a genuine business (I now have 22 of them) in both affiliate marketing and e-commerce, using the platform and tools that I tell you about on this website, that I turned it all around. I now make a substantial and sustainable retirement income and I want to teach you how to do the same."

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