Attracting Affiliates Through Targeted Website Traffic
Expect affiliates to be going after you and prepare to handle several connections as marketers will do their best to showcase their own business via your pages (just be careful to affiliate with a direct competitor).
So why are you likely to capture affiliates' attention if the traffic to your website is targeted?
First, obviously your targeted traffic is something that may also be targeted to their industry or specialization. If, for example, your website offers high-speed internet connection, then your traffic may certainly prove useful to an affiliate that sells anti-spyware. Anybody who uses the internet is susceptible to invasion of personal privacy due to programs that can be unknowingly installed on your computer.
Hence, anybody who needs an internet connection may certainly consider the purchase of anti-spyware too. This is where your targeted site traffic becomes a great catch for other related businesses (especially for your competitors – which is why you need to constantly make sure that your website possesses ideal search engine authority to get all possible targeted traffic).
When your site features content highly relevant to a specific subject, then you become an authority in the topic. This authority transcends to almost anything that displays on your website which is likely to be clicked by your targeted visitors. Consider a mall that is frequented by people due to its popularity in a specific location. When a franchise business rents a space within the mall, the franchise business is sure to benefit from the popularity of the latter.
This is exactly similar to an affiliate renting or buying a space from any of your web pages. Of course, the franchise business would have never rented a space within the mall if not for its outstanding daily visits. As for your website, without the targeted traffic which is most likely due to a poor content, you can never be an authority and hence you will never catch any affiliate's attention.
A website that receives targeted traffic may also grab the opportunity to officially collect information about its visitors. You may give your visitors the option to subscribe to your site by getting their email addresses (or even post addresses and phone numbers) so you can send them notifications whenever developments in your site take place.
These information – aside from being highly significant to your own business – will also be very useful to affiliates. The list can be used for lead generation, soft selling, and other related marketing activities. Be careful however with certain limitations in contacting potential leads.
And by simply being connected to a website with large targeted traffic already brings benefits to affiliates in terms of increasing the quality of their own sites. Back links are important factors in getting a website optimized. Having them come from reputable websites is a major step to attracting search engine crawlers.
The targeted website traffic that you have is what will make your website reputable.