Joined: 19 Jun 09
03 Oct 11 9:19 pm
hey Easyrider, actually since I started doing it about a year ago, I have seen an increase in sales. I link to the products from my review pages, so those are mainly the only external links on my site, although I do occassionally add a few resource pages with links to blog posts that I recommend, and other free resources. I do this more for generating link baiting and getting some natural link building on my sites.
That is why bloggers do these top 50 posts, and top 100 type lists. Those type of posts tend to get a lot of social sharing and viral traffic.
Adding one or two of those to your AB style sites can really generate a lot of social buzz and help you to get some natural link building to your site.
I have seen my pages done like this get mentioned not only in other blog posts, but sometimes even get links in peoples ebooks (not just free ones either....if you get a link in a paid for ebook...that sends buyer leads to your site!)
also, you train your readers with your links. You have to look at whether you are training them to ignore your links by always only linking to a product, or training them to click your links by sharing valuable resources that they enjoy checking out.