Wednesday, 6 May 2015

5 Ways to Refresh Your Affiliate Marketing Strategy

Are you an affiliate marketer? Looking for the best affiliate marketing tools for WordPress? In this article, we will share 10 best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress to help you maximize your earning potential.
Affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress

1. ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is the best affiliate link management tool for WordPress users. It allows you to easily manage your affiliate links inside your WordPress blog. You can quickly insert links into posts, cloak links, auto-insert links, and even see how each link is performing on your site.
You can also sort your links into categories which provides an easy way to organize your affiliate networks. For more details see our guide on how to add Affiliate links in WordPress using ThirstyAffiliates.

2. Adsanity

Adsanity is an ad management plugin for WordPress. For affiliate marketers this plugin provides an easier way to insert banners, in post graphics, video and other resources. It also allows you to manage your ads and affiliate campaigns within your WordPress dashboard.
You can even schedule how long you want to display an ad or a banner. Adsanity also provides you performance reports where you can see how each unit performed on your website. For more detailed instructions see our tutorial on how to manage ads in WordPress with Adsanity plugin.
Alternatives: Best Ad Management Plugins

3. MailChimp

More than 75% of visitors coming to your blog today will most probably never come back again. This is why you need to convert them into email subscribers.
Every successful online marketer would tell you to start building your email list right away. We believe that MailChimp is the most beginner friendly email service out there. You can signup for free and start building your email list. Learn more in our ultimate guide to using MailChimp with WordPress.
Alternative: Aweber

4. OptinMonster

Building an email list requires you to place the email sign up forms at the right places. OptinMonster is the best lead generation tool on the market to do that.
You can add lightbox popups, slide in signup forms, sidebar forms, after post signup forms, floating bars, and more. It also allows you to track how each optin form is performing on your site. You can perform split tests and boost your email signup rates. Check out our guide on how to build your email list in WordPress with OptinMonster.

5. Google Analytics

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is the most powerful analytics available for free. Most bloggers use it just to see how many people visited their site. However, it can be very powerful.
You can run split tests, track links, track conversions, goals and get the real insights into how your users interact with your site. See our guide on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.
Alternatives: 7 Best Analytics Solutions for WordPress Users

6. Amazon Product in a Post Plugin

Amazon Products in a Post plugin
This popular free plugin is for Amazon Affiliates. Amazon is world’s largest online shopping site with thousands of products to choose from. This plugin allows you to easily add Amazon products to your blog posts. It is perfect for bloggers who don’t like Amazon’s banners and widget layouts. You will need an Amazon API key along with your Amazon associates id to use the plugin.

7. WP RSS Aggregator

WP RSS Aggregator plugin settings
WP RSS Aggregator is an ideal plugin to fetch content from affiliate networks into your WordPress site. With its powerful add-ons, you can even set up auto blogs with your affiliate networks. This plugin will automatically fetch products as posts into your WordPress blog. Combine this with your own original content, and you can easily boost your affiliate earnings.

8. Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools
Search engines are the most important source of traffic for most blogs. It is very important that you know how search engines see your website.
Google webmaster tools allow you to do just that. You can see how often your site is crawled, how your pages are indexed, and which keywords are performing best on your site. Google webmaster tools will also let you know if there is something wrong with your site and you can immediately fix that. See our tutorial on how to add your WordPress site to Google webmaster tools to get started.

9. SEMRush

Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive industry even if you decide to work in a very specific niche. SEMRush allows you to look how your competitors are doing, what keywords they are using, and how well those keywords are performing for them. It is a must have SEO tool for any affiliate marketer. See our list of 9 best WordPress SEO plugins and tools.

10. Rel NoFollow Checkbox

When you link to an external website you are giving away link juice to them. Adding the nofollow tag tells search engines that they should not pass on link juice to those external links. Rel NoFollow Checkbox solves this problem by adding a nofollow checkbox in the insert link section. For more instructions see our tutorial on how toadd a nofollow checkbox to insert link section in WordPress.
We hope this article helped you find best affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress. You may also want to check out our list of 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog.
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