I'm going to start an affiliate website

erwinmedia

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Yes! So I'm going to start an affiliate website. I have extensive experience in the field of SEO but never really took the time to start an affiliate website. Now that I have some more time, I think this would be a fun experiment.

The approach is somewhat unfamiliar to me. So I thought it would be fun to share my progress here and take advantage of your advice ;)

My plan
  • Focus on 1 product
  • Target country "The Netherlands, dutch, Google.nl"
  • First conquer good organic positions and only then start the affiliate campaign

What I've done so far:
  • Built a simple but fully optimized WordPress website
  • Halfway through writing an extensive homepage text

What else I want to do:
  • Create multiple subpages about this product
  • Link building, this is the part I dread the most. I find it difficult to get good backlinks. I'm willing to spend money on this, but good packages on this forum are often aimed at English-language websites.

As mentioned, this will be my first affiliate website. I don't have high expectations, but would like to gain more knowledge in the affiliate world.

Do you have any advice for a starter?
 

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Don’t forget to install plugins that allow you to track your CTR & other variable metrics about site visitors. You want that data so that you can act upon it.

Good luck!
 

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Good luck! Trying something simmilar but with multiple products website
 

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Good luck!
Focus a lot on info content, especially at the start, and try to cover all the subtopic of the affiliate product you're promoting: topical authority is a great boost nowadays, if you dread link building then you can focus on content (you'll still need links tho but hopefully this approach as well as interlinking between topical clusters will lower the number of backlinks you might need, depending on your niche).
This guide from @SoccerLover is great:
Just use it for the area of your aff products.
 
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