16 Oct 12 1:15 pm
Outgoing Affiliate Linking Strategy
I have built a website with a decent amount of traffic. Now I want to setup affilate links to generate $$. However I am worried about exessive and low quality outgoing links affecting my traffic generation and rankings.
Affiliate Marketing is somewhat new to me, however I have a thorough understanding of SEO, but I am coming to you Affiliate SEO experts for some help here.
Here are some details about my site
[*]No outgoing links at all
[*]Regular ContentHere are my questions1
. Do you insert affiliate links site wide (ie banner advertising), contextual(inside content) or both. Or is it safer to have multiple internal links pointing to a review page then link from this page to affiliate.2
. Is there a general ratio rule for how many affiliate links to other valuable outgoing links.
My main concern is inserting outgoing links to low valued affiliate sites (in the eyes of Google) and especially that I already don't have any outgoing links it could send the wrong signal to Google.
I would like to hear your strategy and if recent algorythm updates by Google have got you worried about excessive outgoing affiliate links.