How Many Affiliate Links Should You Use Per Post
I often see members asking, how many affiliate links should I use per post? Then I have seen a wide range of responses, some reasonable and others a bit too much. I have never seen a response that was too little with the amount.
HOW MANY SHOULD YOU USE?
It really depends on the type and length of the post. The Google Guidelines for Affiliate Marketing says that affiliate content and thus affiliate links, should only be a MINOR portion of your overall content.
The reason why Google is so critical about affiliate websites is because people tend to use too many affiliate links. Websites like these make their posts look like sales pages and not helpful information.
If you want to have an affiliate link appear on every page and post, put it into your sidebar or footer. These areas, depending on theme, will appear on every page and post. But do not put affiliate links in the content of every page and post.
Generally I use one affiliate link per every 600 words, especially since my content tends to be 2000+ words long. Sometimes I will even use less when I would rather provide more information than getting someone to convert.
HOW MANY AFFILIATE LINKS CAN YOU FIND?
NOTE: The below link is to a post on my Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp Website. I am posting this for informational use only! I CANNOT benefit financially from this link because the only affiliate links it contains are WA affiliate links and you are already members.
I want you to skim through the 4,000+ word review post (my biggest ever) and look for how many Wealthy Affiliate affiliate links I used in the content (including images). TIP: Five of the visible links are Internal Links, a good SEO tactic, going to other content on my website.
I use certain links that can help gain WA referrals that ALL of you can do too. Can you guess what that is? And not counting the 5 Internal Links, how many affiliate links going to Wealthy Affiliate did you find? Post your answers below along with any comments or questions.