5 Real Life Examples Of Successful Affiliate Website: In Depth Analysis
After our last post on writing better reviews, we got a lot of interest from readers asking us what it takes to create a great product review site.
Unfortunately for the internet, when people think of building affiliate sites, they usually think of doing something like this:
Sites like these are all over the web. They have no ambition and are designed just to siphon off affiliate commissions by overselling without subtleties. Little wonder that they drop off the radar within months.
The truth is that there are tons of affiliate sites on the internet with a focus on product reviews that are awesome. In fact, they give away so much value that you don't even see their affiliate links.
At Authority Hacker, we've always been about building long-term businesses with a focus on delivering value in order to build a real audience and ensure the site doesn't get penalised down the line.
So for this post, we're going to look at 5 examples of affiliate sites that "get it" when it comes to marketing 3rd party products while delivering value and try to learn from them.
I hope that looking at this sites will give you some inspiration with your own sites and will show you that affiliate marketing doesn't have to be cheesy.
There you have it, 5 examples of affiliate sites that truly get it. Some are big and long shots for a lot of us, some are clearly achievable with one of them having as little as 7 pages.
But one thing is sure, all of them will do well with upcoming Google updates and will most likely make more and more money as time passes.
Here are a few things that we have been learning looking at these sites for a while:
- Long content wins: ALL these sites, create content that's WAY longer than average. The Wirecutter, 50em, Moneysavingexpert all rock 3000+ words pieces that rank extremely well in Google.
- Balance monetised content and value content: Most of these sites don't just talk about products, they also provide plenty of non heavily monetised content.
- Hunt for more affiliate programs or networks: Most of these sites promote a lot of products through a lot of networks and companies. Set some time aside and find more products to promote so you can give extensive comparisons to your readers.
Is there any other great site you follow that monetises primarily by recommending products? Share them with us in the comments!