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Step 8: Harvest Backlinks For Your Website

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of driving highly targeted traffic to your website. You need to do everything you can to achieve a high search engine ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that search engines use to determine search engine rankings.

Quality one-way links (backlinks) are given more weight than reciprocal links, so these are the links you should pursue in earnest.

What is a quality backlink? It is simply a link from another website or blog that carries a high page-rank.

The first way to ensure quality backlinks is by building a content-rich website. By doing so you will garner organic backlinks without doing anything else at all. However, you can't rely on these links alone. Search engines love sites with lots of backlinks, so you will need a strategy or two to bring in even more links.

Link-building is not an exact science but focusing on accumulating quality backlinks will certainly pay off with time.

In addition to creating great website content utilize these other link-building methods as well to help you achieve your long-term SEO goals:

Submitting your site to reputable directories such as the Better Business Bureau, the Librarian’s Internet Index and, of course, the Yahoo Directory is another way to gather quality backlinks.

You can also drive traffic to your website and create backlinks by contributing articles to article directories and popular blogs. Press rreleases is still another way to build killer links to your site.

Using social networking sites, like Stumbleupon, Reddit, Facebook and Digg, can also garner some great backlinks. Consider writing a summary of an original killer article with a compelling headline and linking it back to your website.

These are but a few of the many tools that an affiliate marketer can use to maximize earning potential. The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination, creativity, resourcefulness and determination.

Explore other ideas and strategies, which you think might help you become a high-rolling affiliate marketer.

Step 9: Add More Website Pages - Tweak Your Site

Keep adding keyword-focused, content-rich pages to your website. Don't get frustrated if your site hasn't taken off in the first couple of months.

It does take a little time but the more information packed, interesting pages that you build will continually make your site more relevant, so keep up the good work!

Keep tweaking your site. Sometimes the smallest thing, such as changing a page heading, the placement of your links, etc. can make a difference.

Also try different placements for your AdSense ads. Sometimes placing them in the body of your page instead of on the periferals will make a big difference in revenue.

Step 10: The Payoff

It took some time but your hard work and patience has paid off and you've hit your first goal. Congratulations!

What's next? Set a new goal or set up an entire business plan. You're now a money-making entity and you need to plan for the future of your business.

Be proud of what you've accomplished, many would have already given up and will never realize your feeling of accomplishment.

Picture yourself as the successful businessperson you know you can be, learn from the mistakes you made, repeat what worked, try new approaches - and go for the gold!

To your success!


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