Google Traffic Research Tactics in Affiliate Marketing

We all know that commenting, and especially the writing of eBooks and Articles are among the absolute favourites among successful affiliate marketers with no exception to Blogging. Driving visitors is one thing, but getting those visitors to actually convert is quite another exercise all together.

Problem is that many newbies are commenting and publishing on sites and with publishers that aren’t even indexed in Google yet. This completely defeats the purpose in its entirety, simply because the chances of actually getting visitors from such efforts is exceptionally little to none at best.

Now the best part is that Google already provide you with all the tools you need at absolutely no cost, in fact most tools used by professionals are free tools. You simply have to look in the right places, but that is also the reason most newbies find it difficult. It is not the tactics behind the method of making money online that is all that difficult, but more the time consuming factor that renders it an exercise less sought after.

The Page Rank Checking Tool – This is where you use the Google Page Rank Checker to ensure that sites are in fact indexed and even ranking in Google. But you need to apply a few simple rules.

When you enter a Domain into the page rank checker, you want to focus on the Primary Domain only and disregard anything after that. Now a Primary Domain will end in (.com) (.info) (.org) (.net) ( to name but a few examples, but you should pick up on the simplicity. Anything with a forward slash (/) after the primary domain must not be entered into the Google Page rank Checker, and preferably no Non S.E.O Friendly characters like (?_!*%&). S.E.O Friendly characters are only numbers, letters and any character entered without the use of the Shift button on your keyboard.

You may also notice that some URLs will start with (https) as opposed to the normal (http), and in such cases I would strongly advise in removing the (S). Failing to do so will result in an inaccurate search result and you may just be losing out on a high ranking site.

Even a 0/10 result from a possible 10 is clear indication that the site is indexed in Google. Now, do not make the mistake of underestimating sites with a 0/10 result, as I have come across some of these sites that has Millions of monthly visitors per month.

We will take a look at how to establish that with the second tool later in the article. You will have various kinds of results and after opening the Google Page Rank Checking Tool. Now, simply enter the URL you wish to analyse into the window provided and click on search. Next you will simply fill out the caption and proceed to search the URL of your choice. When you have the search result returning with a score indicating (N/A) that is a clear indication that the site is in fact Not Indexed in Google. These are the kind of sites that may just result in you wasting your time commenting on and publishing with.

You may also end up with a result page indicating the (N/A) result as discussed above, but with a big red colored block along with the result. You want to steer clear of these kind of sites especially, because back-links from such sites will do much more harm than good to your own site’s Google Rating. These kind of back-links may even result in your site being flagged as unsafe by Google, and that means Months of Hard Work down the drain.

How To Know How Much Traffic A Site Gets – This too is done by using a free tool called Similar Web, where you also enter the URL you wish to check. Only with this tool you need not concern with the (https) and (http) sections of the URL, but do still focus on only the Primary Domain URL.

Similar Web Tool. Now simply enter the URL and click on “Start”, and the Similar Web Tool will do the rest. You will have ranking results and category ranking analytics but may find in some cases that there are no results available for a particular site yet.

But don’t just disregard such sites, it only means that the site is fairly new and not necessarily a danger as a back-link to your own site. You must however ensure that the site is in fact indexed in Google with the first tool presented and discussed in this article.

Two simple, but exceptionally effective tools to leverage more appropriate visitors which will result in better conversion and even sales. Now the “Trick” to getting those converting visitors, apart from using these two tools is to ensure your targeting is done right. Target the right audience by means of your keyword research. Keyword Research can be done with another free tool Google gives you to work with called the Google Keyword Planner.

Keyword Planner Tool allows you to search the three most important keyword categories namely; 

Short tail Keywords – These are normally single words, and are also the kind of keywords you want present in places like your site Domain Name and Site Title. This makes it easier for Google to know what your site is about and it helps with your ranking within a specific Niche.

Long Tail Keywords – These are normally no more than 2 – 3 keywords combined in a phrase. Short tail keywords may be something like “Internet”, “Online” and “Marketing” where the Long Tail Keyword can be something like “Online Marketing”. Long Tail Keywords are the ones you may want to include in things like a site H1 and/or H2 heading, and especially in Blog Post Titles.

Anchor Text – Now to best illustrate anchor text, it’s the kind of phrase someone within your niche may enter into their browser for a specific search. As illustration, let’s go with something like “How to Work from Home”. This means the person searching is looking for something specific, they are interested in working from home. This is also what professionals call, buyer traffic. When such a search result lead that visitor to your site, and you have a proven program that will interest them they will be most likely to purchase from you. Anchor Text are the kind of search phrase you want to use in populating the content of your Article and/or Blog Post.

That brings us to the conclusion of some great tools to use in actually making money online. But, do spend time and learn how to use these tools correctly, because they are tools. It’s a proven fact that any tool only works as good as the person using it, so invest the extra effort and research properly.


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Deon Christie

Deon Christie is an Aspiring Writer, Professional WordPress blogger and successful Affiliate Marketer since 2012 with extensive SEO knowledge. Familiar with Digital Sales and Affiliate Platforms like ClickBank, ClickSure, ClickBetter, Amazon, and JV Zoo. With ClickBank as both Affiliate Marketer and Vendor after first Product launch in 2016 Received the Diamond Expert Author certification from My E-Zine Articles Dot Com with work Published and featured on sites like Medium, Quora, Hub-Pages, Mashable, Digital Doughnut and Blogarama. Social Networking skills include all major Social Networking Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumbler, Instagram, Google+ and StumbleUpon (And the list goes On)

7 thoughts on “Google Traffic Research Tactics in Affiliate Marketing

  • September 30, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Love that conclusion Deon – totally true. It’s not all scams and false promises out there – some things definitely work – but you have to learn how to work them.

    • October 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Hi Ric,

      Thanks for the Professional heads up, and welcome to my Blog. I’m glad the Mojo update sorted the problem, must admit I was a little worried there. Couldn’t agree with you more, it is crucial to learn how to use these tools. I suppose we all fall victim to that misconception of “Instant Riches” when we get started, shall we call it human nature? Allow me to invite you to take a look at my previous post – “The 6 Truths Behind Online Marketing” – I think I may have stepped on quite a few toes, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to mislead anyone on My Blog. I’m going to take a look at your product over the weekend, and thanks so much for allowing me the opportunity to test. I must admit that the concept is entirely new to me, which makes it both challenging and exciting.

      I will definitely let you in, once I’m done with my product but that will still be months in the making. I’m playing around with the Click Bank Builder, getting to know the Tool before starting. The real work will start when I have to get everything out of my head, files, folders and into a product…lol! My aim is to provide the best WordPress Blogging and Search Engine Optimization Product for 2017.

      Have a Lovely Weekend,
      Deon Christie

  • October 1, 2016 at 5:15 am

    So very informative and thorough, I never knew how Google Site indexing worked but now that you’ve explained it, I’m going to go and check it out!
    And Google Keyword Planner is such a handy tool for content curation!

    • October 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Hi Thesesa,

      Pleasure making your acquaintance and Welcome to my Blog. Glad my content was helpful, but then that’s the primary purpose of a Blog, right? Site indexing is quite crucial, glad I could help with that. The Google Keyword Planner is indeed a great tool, in fact it’s one of the tools I open before I do anything. There are in fact 25 steps, that when completed correctly will result in any site obtaining a Google rating of 100% (Like Facebook for instance).

      You may want to have a chat with Ric, I’m about to test one of his products on how to get booked fast, and from what I can see it is a series of eBooks (PDF). I’m convinced you may find that equally helpful. Besides, it’s an excellent way to enrich knowledge and grow as a recognized professional. Perhaps you may want to check on my previous post – “The 6 Truths Behind Online Marketing” – I think I may have stepped on a few toes there, but it’s the whole truth that people so often overlook.

      Have a Lovely Weekend,
      Deon Christie

  • October 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Excellent write-up, Deon. I’m also a huge advocate of Guest Posting. I have gained many inbound and powerful links with this method. And, as you know, gaining a nice quality link is much better than a 10 weak links.

    And, since Page Rank has been really dropped from Google (although your method is solid to ensure the pages are actually indexed) I like to use the Moz toolbar to check Domain Authority. Additionally, I’ll use WayBackMachine to see how long a website has been up and running.

    As you mentioned, I won’t seek a guest post on an infant of a website. Domain age plays a huge factor in authority.


  • March 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    “But, do spend time and learn how to use these tools correctly, because they are tools”. This one line speaks volume. Wonderfully explained vital necessities in simple words. Let us explore together; a little more Warm Regards…

  • September 23, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hi Deon,
    And since in the process of doing something, something happens; with your valuable, extremely needed help, it appears to win the race is near…
    Wishing You Happiness Forever

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