How to Get More Direct Referrals - Get More & Earn More
Whether you are looking to get some Wealthy Affiliate referrals or not, just remember that most of the content you create within the WA community, will get indexed into Google. This means that EVERY question discussion, training tutorial, and WA blog that you write, is also visible to the entire internet.
That being said, if your titles and the first 155 to 160 character spaces are written using a keyword and/or is compelling enough to make someone want to click on it when seeing it in Google, you have the opportunity to get a WA referral. How is this possible?
YOUR WA CONTENT IS LIKE AN AFFILIATE LINK
As you know, in order to receive an affiliate commission, your referral needs to join via your affiliate link. As I have described in my training on how to get people to join Wealthy Affiliate (see link on the next page), there are many ways and places within WA to get your affiliate links.
However you DO NOT need an affiliate link to get an affiliate commission when sharing the link to ALL content that you have written within WA. When you are the author of WA content, you will automatically get credit for any non-WA member who clicks your link.
THIS IS POWERFUL & HERE’S WHY
We are all taught in the training that using too many affiliate links within our website content is bad for our Google rankings. Google does not like websites with affiliate links within the content on every page and post. However, if you are linking to your own content within WA, it is not an affiliate link!
In the image above from one of my website’s blog posts, I am linking to a WA blog I had written asking all of you what you all liked about being a member. Seeing how I was the author of the blog, I did not have to use an affiliate link and thus Google does not see it as such.
Kyle and Carson have designed the WA referral system to give us credit for anyone who joins Wealthy Affiliate through our own content. Using your WA blog’s affiliate link is not necessary. All you do is share the raw link. Personally I use Pretty Links to make it look more presentable, see below image.
This means you could have links to as many of your WA blogs within your website content and none of them will be affiliate links, though you will still get referral credit from them. Now when I want to get my website visitors into WA without using an affiliate link, I just link to one of my relevant WA blogs.
NEXT UP = Things you need to remember about what you write at WA