Blogs are very powerful tools that can have a tremendous impact on your affiliate program sales. That is if you know how to use them.

There are two types of search engine optimization, namely onsite and offsite. Firstly let us appreciate the fact that chances of you successfully using onsite optimization techniques to boost your affiliate program site so that it appears high in the rankings are very slim indeed. Your chances are much higher with offsite optimization.

The Real Power And Impact A Blog Can Have On Affiliate Program Sales

Blogs are real special in the eyes of search engines. To start with they tend to have plenty of content unlike conventional sites. The result is that a blog will almost always outrank a conventional site. This is a powerful advantage that can be used o capture huge chunks of targeted traffic and to then direct it to your affiliate program sales site.

But there is something about blogs that is even more powerful and valuable. Bloggers who specialize on a certain subject area are quite often considered experts in their fields. Imagine what would happen to your affiliate sales if you positioned yourself as an expert in affiliate programs and then referred or recommended your prospects to particular affiliate programs? Your affiliate sales would literally explode.

How To Set Up A Successful Blog To Boost Your Affiliate Program Sales

Setting up a blog is easy. I would recommend that you start off with a free hosted blog. It may be a good idea to go with blogger.com for several reasons. One of them is the fact that it is owned by Google and good search engine rankings should be at the top of your list of priorities. Select a niche related to your affiliate program sales that you know well and then use the overture keyword tool to research the most popular keywords related to your subject. You can then include that keyword in your domain name address. This will help you a lot with search engine rankings for that particular keyword phrase.

One other huge advantage that you will have with blogger is the fact that there is an increasingly popular blog search tool that indexes and lists blogger.com blog very highly. This means even more traffic for you, especially if you can manage to make posts on a daily basis.

Using Other people’s Blogs To Explode Your Affiliate Program Sales

Not many people know that you can use other people’s high traffic blogs to promote your own blog and even your affiliate program sales. You can easily do this by leaving comments. However I do not mean spam messages which everybody loathes. Since you are an expert on the subject it will be easy for you to leave intelligent comments. And make sure that you DO NOT link back to your site or affiliate program. Instead if it is blogger just make sure that you update your profile to include both a link to your blog and the affiliate program whose sales you want to promote. Other types of blog software automatically link every comment you make back to the site or blog you choose.

Using this comments facility, you can quickly grow the popularity of your blog literally overnight, which will give you much more ability to really promote your affiliate program sales.