In this section I'm not going to go over how to find products to review because it's pretty obvious and the main training at Wealthy Affiliate goes over this in great detail.

Instead I'm just going to talk about my experience with reviews and tips with writing them.

Reviews Get A Lot Of Traffic

In the beginning I avoided individual reviews because I thought they'd be boring but that's not the case.

I actually wish I took them more seriously!

I've written nearly 200 reviews in the last 8 months and some of them get serious traffic.

In June I was getting 50 clicks a day. 5 months later I was getting between 2,000 to 4,000 clicks a day:

I have reviews that get over 1000 clicks a day!

I have others that get 2,000 to 3,000 clicks per month.

Some niches are better for individual reviews like the make money at home niche. There's so many courses, tools and MLM's to review.

Review New Products

This is definitely key to actually getting traffic and getting good rankings in Google. When you're one of the first to review a product you're basically guaranteed to get page one.

A lot of times you'll rank without the word review either (just the product).

So if you see a new product that you're pretty sure will get traffic down the road make it a priority to review it before older products.

Write Quality

This is a no brainer but in any semi-competitive niche you'll need to write quality reviews. Honestly, you should be shooting for 2000 words with every post.

It may sound hard but it's not once you get used to it.

Have A FAQ section

Having a FAQ section is a good way to answer customers questions easily and it's a good way to get word count up.

I'd say 5 questions minimum is good.

Have A Pro Vs. Con Section

This is another way to give a good product overview for people to read and it's good for word count.

At the very end just go over everything good and everything bad with a little summary of each point.

Don't Put An Affiliate Link In All Reviews

This is just an opinion but I wouldn't put a link in a lot of reviews unless you really like the product. Instead I would just link to a best of lists with similar products if you don't like it or link to a good alternative that does have affiliate links in it.

This is just a Google thing to me. I think it just looks better to Google when every post doesn't have a link in it

VS. Articles Work Too

These articles are when you compare products against each other. Some people love these posts and think they're better than reviews and best of posts.

Test them out in your niche and see what happens!

Writing Tips

You're a marketer, not a lawyer. Don't try to come off as smart or technical or anything like that. Use simple sentences that are relatively short.

My favorite writer is George Orwell and he once put out 6 rules you should follow when writing (if they're good for him they're good for you!):

1) Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. (Everyday sayings don't get emotional responses which is what you're looking for)

2) Never use a long word where a short one will do. (Simple language is just easier to understand and resonates better)

3) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. (Again short sentences are easier to understand and are more persuasive).

4) Never use the passive where you can use the active. (This means using "is" instead of "was." You only want to talk in past tense when recalling something that happened in the past.

5) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. (Again this just makes your writing more enjoyable)

6) Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous (sometimes you'll have to break one of the rules up top and that's fine if it's necessary).

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Safia369 Premium Plus
Hi Dylan,

I just got question. The best seller for any niche will be different from, and, and, as we know.

In this case, we will have limitless product to review and make best of list. Am I right?

Note: I know that Amazon made onelink possible for associated affiliates.

Have nice day.
Safia369 Premium Plus
Hello friend,

I got what you mean about using YT NOW.
We use the YT to get rid of competition so we can make video with keyword not the same as that used into the article ( the same meaning) to drive traffic to the website.

It just WOW. YouTube is easy and great.
skmorrow Premium
One more question. I completely understand not adding affiliate links to a review until it gets some decent traffic. But why link from an individual review (without an affiliate link) back to a "best of" post? Maybe I am not reading that right?

As a reader, I would be irritated if I am looking at a product review and am not directed to a place to buy that product.
AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Hi Steve,

That post may contain further information relevant to the reader. And it makes sense to have affiliate links in a best-of post.

Also, creating internal backlinks within your site adds up to good SEO.

Hope this helps.

All the best.
skmorrow Premium
Yes, I understand the value of internal links. I edited my question, I don't think I asked it correctly. If I am reading a product review as a consumer, I probably want a link to buy that product, not a link to a "best of" post.
Zarina Premium Plus
I would link to the product sale page too. Of course, interlinking it somewhere like "best ____" and then affiliate link to that particular product.

Same with best of posts - I link to an individual product review then an affiliate link.

Hope this helps, Steve.
skmorrow Premium
Yes, that's what I was thinking too. Internal links are excellent.

I understand not adding an affiliate link to a review until it gets' some decent traffic, that sounds like a good idea.
Zarina Premium Plus
Yeah for sure. Once you get traffic, def add links, and make sure you have a few really at the top so people click on those.
skmorrow Premium
I don't understand this part:

(it would be kind of suspicious to the reader if all your links just went to Pet Care Supplies).

Why would it be suspicious if all the links point to Pet Care Supplies? We link to Amazon all the time with these "best of" posts and that isn't suspicious, is it?
AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Hi Steve,

it probably means that a reader may not think you're unbiased when it comes to products from Pet Care Supplies.

By having Amazon and maybe another 1 or 2 affiliate programs you don't just look like a salesperson for Pet Care Supplies.

Hope this helps

All the best
skmorrow Premium
Not really, because normally we just look like salespeople for Amazon. Most affiliate programs (in my experience) will not approve a brand new website until you have some traffic. Amazon gives you a chance, with 180 days to make 3 sales. That's why so many people start with Amazon.
AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Perhaps. And Amazon isn't just Amazon. They're also a marketplace for other sellers to have profiles and sell products.
Zarina Premium Plus
I think people just got used to Amazon, that if you link to anything else it might be unfamiliar for them. Even for my niche I mostly link to Amazon and then I have another link to a specific store specific in my niche.
earlofpearl Premium Plus
Hey I learn a lot from this course and never really mention, one question on lesson 8, Why use that funnel only when you making money already? What about if you have all these FREE bonus on freeway?
I think its very well done, and I trying that, It wouldn't cost me cause I have the products (bonus) to give.