alternative methodThere is so much competition for traffic these days and it is one of the most important aspects of having an online business. There are numerous methods used by the top Affiliate Marketer to drive traffic to their website(s).

While certain methods like social media, SEO continues to be majority focus, there are some other ways that website owners use in order to improve the amount of traffic that they get to their website(s).

If you were to only rely on just a few sources of traffic you would be limiting yourself and leaving a lot of traffic on the table. There are other ways or methods in which you can increase the amount of traffic and they are the least expensive and therefore much more cost effective than the other methods.

In this article we will focus specifically five popular alternative methods used by the top Affiliate Marketers for driving traffic to their website(s).

Method #1 Backlinking

Backlinking is considered one of diamonds in the rough when it comes to alternative methods of organic traffic in the Affiliate Marketing industry. By using links to your site on other websites on the Internet you can get visitors to your website(s) not directly derived from search engines. However, there is a hidden benefit from using backlinking when it comes to the major search engines.

Some of the most recent changes to the algorithm the search engines use involve the use of backlinking and it can positively affect the page ranking of your website(s). The higher your sites page ranking on the search engine can lead to much more traffic and higher income potential for your business.

Now most popular and effective way to create backlinks is blogger outreach.

According to Technorati Media & Digital Influence Report: Blogs were found to be the third-most influential digital resource (31%) when making overall purchases, only behind retail sites(56%) and brand sites(34%). In fact, blogs were found to be the fifth-most trustworthy source overall for information on the internet.

Method #2 Using Blogging and Online Forums

Online forums and personal blogs are some of the most common websites on the Internet. The potential these types of sites present to website owner to promote their websites is unlimited. However, if they are used incorrectly they can result in a ban from using the site.

To be sure that you are accepted on the forum you need to careful about how you add to conversation and that all your interactions are relevant to the conversation. After you have developed a rapport with forum you can use your user profile as a way to drive them to your website.

Blogs also can be used as way to drive additional traffic to your website(s) by posting content related to the products you are promoting on your website.

Method #3 Article Directory Sites

Promotional articles written about the products you are promoting on your website can be submitted to Article Directory sites. The sites allow you to place a small bit of text at the bottom of each article that can be used to place a link to your website. The content should be written in a way the encourage your readers to want more information and check out your offers.

Many of these article directory sites offer helpful advice on who to write good articles that will get the most attention with their users. One of most popular article directory site is a site called

Hopefully all of this information that we included in the article was very helpful to you and that you benefitted from it with your website(s).

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