Deep Linking Affiliate Sales

Deep linking affiliate sales has been discussed by John before but I want to emphasize the importance of using this method for long term profits. When you have an existing reader base that reads your unique, daily content they trust your recommendations. Don’t try to fool your readers though because they can see through that too and it is a quick way to lose your reader base. I only deep link products and services when I use the product myself and when I think my readers will get a real value from them. Recently, this has been paying off nicely as more of my site pages get indexed and people find them from search engines. The older and more indexed your site is the better this strategy is. This is delayed gratification at its finest.

It is difficult for people to see the benefits of putting time into deep linking honest affiliate recommendations now. Can it really be worth it for the future? I know most of the population that blogs wants to make money now and there is nothing wrong with that. But consider this, if you are one of the few that is willing to work very hard today and be rewarded for this hard work down the line, then all you have to do is maintain high quality and consistency in your blogging, deep link quality products, SEO your site and don’t quit. If you don’t abandon your site, the profits will roll in for years to come through organic searches.

This post was guest blogged by Jane May. She teaches readers how to create and monetize blogs on Daily Web Ideas.

41 thoughts on “Deep Linking Affiliate Sales”

  1. Ankur says:

    No doubt deep linking has way many advantages. And affiliate sales is one major one. Great post Jane.


    P.S. (You know it) :mrgreen:

    1. Matt Jones says:

      Good simple advice, this really needs to be second nature for us all.

      1. Jane May says:

        I’m surprised at how many people don’t realize this and market their affiliates without regard…bad practice in my opinion.

        1. Basic advice that many of us need reminded of from time to time. Thanks for reminding me today 😀

          ➡ Don

  2. Jane, which is your favorite affiliate program?

    1. Jane May says:

      To tell you the truth, it depends on the niche you have. For instance, on my favorite affiliate is Vista Print and their business card sales. Because of the niche, many people look for free biz cards and I get $13 for every signup.

      1. I have ordered those business cards in the past for the product launches. It’s really a great program.

        The $13 is nice to as an “extra” when it comes.

      2. Mason says:

        man i feel so behind because I know of so little affiliate programs.

  3. Chris says:

    Maybe you should explain what deep linking is for the newbies… 😯

    1. Well, if your affiliated with Amazon and you want to tell your readers in your blog about a product amazon offers, you might want to point your affiliate link directly to the product, instead of sending them to the frontpage of, leaving them to find the product themself!

  4. Peter-Jan says:

    I don’t understand what you mean bij ‘deep linking affiliate sales’. Is it linking to a page on your page explaining the product instead of linking to the product’s page directly?

  5. Please give us the patience, RIGHT NOW!

    You can tell who is here for the long run right away online.

    Is there ever a post your not on point? 😯


    1. Jane May says:

      😀 ummmm, i’m sure theres a post somewhere

  6. Deep linking has been tremendously valuable for me. Traffic to the website jumped (as well as AdSense and other income) over 30% when I deep linked my internal pages. Thanks for sharing the tip!

  7. Deep linking should be a routine practice. Even if it wasn’t for affiliate products, it just utilizes your website more and bings in more traffic. Not everyone will be interested in what you have on page 1. 😯

    ➡ Don

  8. Amanda says:

    I have been deep linking on my pajama mommy site so far NADA but whatever I can hope eventually!

  9. I’m still not sure what deep linking means.

    1. Look further up 😀

  10. sami says:

    What are you talking about, Jane?
    When you link to a website’s internal pages, not the homepage, that is deep linking. But, what the hell is “deep linking affiliate sales”? And, what is that to do with the quality of the content anybody writes?

    I am sorry to say you have no idea what you’re talking about, especially trying to come out as an expert.

    Note: Those people at the top off the comments who cheer you, are just in it to put plaster their links around.

    1. Ah the invisible **** disturber. But a conversation starter non the less. Correct me if I am wrong Jane.

      Bringing people back to your posts where you have reviewed, discussed or showcased programs that earn you residual income online. I would suggest that it is what Jane is attempting to rely.

      “Note:” while it is a common strategy to “plaster” links around I think you would avoid any that were not contributing to the conversation.

      Do you think that is a better explanation. If you continue to link back in current posts you can ensure better exposure and better crawls from search engines?

      1. RELAY. Damn spell check. You can say I’m no expert that’s for sure. . . . 😳

      2. sami says:

        There is no effort that will succesful in trying to clarify the point of this post, because it has none.

        I am not trying to bash Jane either. Both her posts, “Maximize Your Daily Efficiency” and the one about Google Hot Trends were quite useful to me. But, this one just doesn’t add up.

        The name is sami, by the way, don’t know why it doesn’t show up. I ain’t no invisible 🙂

        1. JaneMay says:

          lol…glad to see it’s not an invisible commenting. Point taken, I think some people will find certain posts more useful than others. The more veteran bloggers will probably know a lot of what I bring up already, but the ones who are just starting might have never heard of this stuff. So different people will like different things, and I’m ok with that.

        2. No worries!

          You’re getting involved and you create discussion. I think that some posts will not hit the note that you’re playing.

          I certainly am in the start of my Internet Knowledge Development stage.

          Keep it up… 😀

  11. green says:

    Deep linking has quite good advantages.

  12. GA says:

    I don’t want to be mean but Jane I don’t think your post explained really what you were talking about. Not quite our John Chow standard.

    1. I think it was a great post. The only problem is that Jane assumed everybody knew what she meant by “deep link affiliate sales”. A brief explanation would have done the trick. 😎


      A related question. What is your position in regards to cloaking/hiding affiliate links?

      I wrote a post about how to do it yesterday.

  13. Aaron Cook says:

    Wow, tough crowd tonight. 😎

    1. JaneMay says:

      LOL…tell me about it 😆

  14. Robert says:

    I also don’t agree. IMHO, it’s OK to deeplink when it relevant to the topic of the post. Not going overboard, of course.

    BTW, there are (2) Kontera links in your post. Both are relevant to the post topic.

  15. Remember to think of the newbies too, Jane! Not everyone know what you mean by deep linking!

    1. JaneMay says:

      That’s a really good point. I will keep that in mind for future posts.

    2. Mason says:

      yea… weird terms do not sit well with me either. 😯

  16. Blend says:

    Organic searching.. it really great.. No need to earn much on advertise for traffic. Try came naturally. 🙂

  17. green says:

    Everybody thinks different on the issue.

  18. Shypy says:

    Something for the future maybe. A no-no for amatuer bloggers – just learn and post.

  19. Yep. I think you need to explain more clearly

    1. what deep linking is?
    2. what dl affiliate sales are?
    3. give lots of examples of how it works.
    4. compare with non dl aff sales

    Please. This might be easypeasy for you, but a bunch of people here have NO IDEA what your talking about really! Educate us!


  20. Mason says:

    I can’t agree more. I’m surprised john makes such a huge profit from this blog even though most of its readers are tech saavy.

  21. This is one of the beautiful things about blogging…your income can just keep growing while you’re not directly working on it.

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