For affiliates running their own web site or thinking of
starting their own web site the following web design tips
should help you convert more visitors into sales.
1. Your main goal as an affiliate is to get people to click
your affiliate links so make it very easy for visitors to click
your affiliate link. You have to actually tell them to click
the link. Have a 'click here' for every affiliate link on your
2. Content. Content. Content. Give visitors what they want -
they want good quality content and lots of it. Articles, tips,
newsletter archives and details of each product or service on
3. The fewer pictures the better. Lots of graphics slow sites
down and as you are an affiliate you want your visitor to click
your affiliate link. If your web site takes a long time to load
your visitor may just leave and not even get a chance to click
your affiliate link.
4. Use a simple layout with a prominent, easy to find link to
each major page on your site. Complicated sites with lots of
graphics and the latest design features are great in theory but
the keep it simple strategy works best for affiliates.
5. If you offer a newsletter, make it very easy for people to
sign up by having subscribe details on every page of your site.
Also offer a newsletter archives section on your site.
6. For lots of great content use other people's articles on
your site. Ensure these articles fit the theme of your site and
include your affiliate links at the bottom of each page these
articles appear on.
7. Make sure you have a 'Contact Us' page. When you tell people
who you are and how to contact you they will instantly be more
likely to trust you. If they trust you they will click your
Be constantly looking for the best ways to design your
affiliate web site. Your design should be focussed on getting
visitors to click your affiliate links. Better web design means
better results for affiliates.
David McKenzie of
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Written by: David McKenzie