Text Links

Text links are not as popular as banner ads with affiliates, according to data in the 2011 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report, where over fourteen-hundred affiliates were surveyed, we asked, “What are your preferred link types?”

But text links are the second most popular method for promoting affiliate links, and for good reason.

A text link is simply a link made out of text on an affiliate site.

So, you would select a keyword or phrase of content on a site and make it into a link.

For instance, if you are writing about health insurance, and you have the phrase “affordable health insurance” within your content, you could turn that phrase into a link to eHealthInsurance:

affordable health insurance

Text link

Text links are really effective, because they are relevant to the content your visitors are reading, and since they've already indicated that they're interested in that subject, a link to more information is available to them at just the right time.

But this isn't just my opinion – this is based on my experience as an affiliate since 1997.

Basically, if you're running a content site, the text link will likely be the best performing type of affiliate link for you.

If you're not clear on how to create a text link in WordPress, I created a video with an example of how to do it: How to Insert an Affiliate Link in WordPress


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