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How many categories with affiliate links should there be?

How many categories with affiliate links should there be?

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Search Engine Optimization

Currently I have 3 different posts or categories with affiliate links in 3 different spots in my website menu, is that too many? I remember Kyle teaching in his product review

Hey Vincent,

As long as your website looks to have affiliate links only sprinkled here and there, you should be fine.

What you can do is create a landing page and then point your links within posts to that landing page. This way, you REDUCE the need to have affiliate links in EVERY post.

Hope you find this helpful.

If you just interlnk your topics to one that would be great. Then you will have lots of words in one topic.

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Lydia

Hi Lydia, thanks for the reply, I'm not sure I understand. Could you please clarify? I'm more concerned about having affiliate links in too many areas of my site.
Thanks
Vincent

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How many affiliate links should I have on a post page?

How many affiliate links should I have on a post page?

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

Is there a ratio per number of words that should guide us as fas as number of affiliate links that are appropriate to use in a page or post, beyond which Google will look at it

If I review 10 scuba diving regulators on a post each one will have an affiliate link and I will not care what kind of rule or guideline someone has made.

Good point Joe, as I DO have one post about TV antennas and I put them more than half way down the page... in a table, and I have listed 6 different indoor TV antenna with EACH one linked to their Amazon page.

Though I do not make a habit of using this format. Mostly, I discuss one item or service and write about that.

I use a table with affiliate links to every item on it. In my reviews of each individual item I use a link on the title of the item, on the photo of the item, as that is provided by Amazon and you have to use it if you use their photo, and a link at "Check out the price". With this use of links I have numerous posts that rank on the first page of Google. My competition does virtually the same. The competitor that is ranked number 1 for almost every item also uses a second company's affiliate link so that each item has two links for check the price prompts. Every post is a link-fest. When I review liveaboard scuba diving yachts, I use the same format. I hope I am not punished by Google.

Thanks for your input, Trish.

Joe

Hey Vincent,

The rule I learned before joining WA is to NEVER place the first affiliate link above the fold... here's Jay's blog explaining this: ...and no more than 3 affiliate links per 1000 words.

Hope you find this helpful.

Hi Trish, as always for some valuable info. I'll have a make a couple of change and see what happens.

That is why having landing pages is so important. This way, you really can literally decrease the number of affiliate links on your website because your posts could then have links to the landing page that contains the affiliate link.

One external per 500 words seems to be the experts opinion. It does not matter too much with internal links. Google likes them as they help visitors navigate our sites better.

Thanks for the info Mark, I appreciate your help.

Vincent, I've heard anywhere from 1 to 2 per 500 or 800 words from various people here on the platform.

Jeff

Thanks Jeff. Good to know.
Cheers,
Vincent

No idea ... I’m just getting started but would like to follow this and find out!

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Can I feature competing affiliate programs in the same post?

Can I feature competing affiliate programs in the same post?

asked in
Social Engagement & Marketing

Hi,

In a product review, would that make sense to feature products that are from two competing affiliate programs I work for? Giving the highest rating to one product w

Comparison Reviews are common. Here's a good template to use:

Hi Kim,
Thanks for sharing that post. It's exactly what I needed to see.

I will also check out that template.

Thanks Kim

Hello Vincent, you are entitled to have all sorts of products or programs on your website, you can create a Best of list and provide your readers with that. It does make sense to compare competing products.

Hello Lenka,

Thanks for your reply. My concern was having one single product review page linked to two different sites competing against each other. I shouldn't feel like I have to be exclusively loyal to one affiliate program, that makes sense.

Hi Vincent, your site products should be up to your customers to choose the best one's that suites their needs.

I have competing product companies on my site and have not run into any problems.

Let your customers choose.

Best wishes,
Michael

That makes sense. Thanks for the insight, Michael.
Vincent

Providing them as a comparison Vincent, then why not!

I would like to review and compare 2 products in the same exact category in the same blog post - one listed on Amazon, the other listed on a different site.
I will probably list the Pros and Cons for both and let the costumer decide.

Thanks

I did that with TV antenna's that are sold on Amazon, so that is why I said "yes".

Depends on whether you are doing reviews or just listing them as choices. If reviews, then having links for multiple competing products might pose a problem. If just listing choices, no problem. Then again, I am new and don't know all the things to consider. Let's see what other responses you get.

Thanks Jack for the reply.

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Do I need a plugin to add a button to a page or post?

Do I need a plugin to add a button to a page or post?

asked in
Website Development & Programming

There is no "add button" in my wordpress editor.

I tried to insert a button as an image and the link won't work.

Could anybody help?

Thanks a lot,

Vince

You can also use the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) to add buttons and other nifty stuff.

If you install the plugin "Ultimate Add-ons for Gutenberg" you can get even more functionality.

You can find many videos on YouTube on how to use Gutenberg as well.

Cheers,

Michael

Sounds great, thanks Michael, I'll check this out.
Cheers,
Vincent

Hi Vincent,

You need to wrap your image in 'a' tags - the format should be as follows:

<link you're targetting><link to your image>

Cheers,

Martin.

Thanks Martin. This looks like writing code - this might be a bit too advanced for me. I'm eager to learn though.
Cheers,
Vincent

Hi Vincent,

It's definitely not difficult - happy to give you the code snippet and explain how it's developed if you like - PM me with the link you're linking to and the location of the button image you're using if you like.

Cheers,

Martin.

Hey Vincent,

Here's a video on creating a button without the use of a plugin: And you can search for other tutorials and comments shared under questions asked if this video does not offer you what you are looking for. See screen print below...

Hope you find this helpful.

Awesome, thanks Trish! Very helpful.
Cheers,
Vincent

Thank you. I am very new at this and felt like the "Glutenberg" WP Block Editor may not be the way to go.

Hey Linda,

The Block Editor wasn't for me and so I adopted the new way of restoring WordPress to what it was before they introduced the Block Editor, and created a video to show others who might want to know too: Hope you find this helpful.

What were you actually trying to do?

Hi Jim,

For this particular page, I'm trying to create a link to another page/ post as a subcategory in my menu with a CTA button.
I hope it makes sense.
Thanks

Vincent

An image would work fine. Maybe the link was incorrect? It should work if it's a complete link. You'll need to include the http or https:// in the address.
Paula

Thanks Paula, I'll look into that too. I appreciate your help.
Vincent

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