Affiliate and Subscription Websites That Work

Your website is your storefront in the online world which presents a huge opportunity for anybody to start a businesses with minimal upfront costs. I think everyone should have at least one online business generating income.

Just the other day I completed a project for a client mine whose business gave him a domain name such as www.yourbusiness.com/yourname. The way something like this works is the business owner drives traffic to his website and when www.yourbusiness.com/yourname makes a sale, you get the lead or the commission. This is a common business model for muti-level-marketing companies and like businesses which are really great programs that I too am involved in.

Where does the problem lie? 

The problem is, from what I’ve seen, Google won’t index www.yourbusiness.com/yourname in it’s search engine results unless there’s a link to it off the main page of the website.  Google recognizes it as an affiliate page and just indexes the root domain. As I was doing a little research on this I did find one www.yourbusiness.com/yourname website indexed by Google but when I clicked on it, it went to the root domain, and the next day I couldn’t even find the affiliate page in Google. The point is, if you have an affiliate site, don’t get your hopes up about getting high search engine ranking because it’s just not going to happen.

What’s the solution? 

Register a new domain name such as www.yourbusinesstoday.com and build an opening page that is search engine friendly and is likely to get indexed by Google. On that page you can put a button that says, “Enter Here” or “Click for more information”. Then when someone clicks that button, it sends them to your affiliate page www.yourdomain.com/yourname.  You are in control of your homepage, your domain, your online marketing, search engine ranking and all. You could even change businesses and all the traffic that you’ve generated over the years is still yours because you own the domain and the opening web page. 

I just completed a project exactly like this for one of my clients. Next step, drive traffic!

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