If you use ad sites to advertise your products and offers, it is really important to remember that some affiliate links will not load properly in a frame (iframe).
This means that if you advertise an affiliate link directly with ad sites, the people who click your link to earn credits will not necessarily even see your offer.
Here is a screenshot of what I see when an affiliate link from an affiliate network who do not allow their links to load in a frame is loaded in an iframe (which is what happens when you click a solo ad for credits).
You also need to understand that most people will NOT click ‘Open Site in New Window', as people are bombarded with marketing all day long and will not strive to see more of it without a good reason.
What do you DO if you want to promote WarriorPlus offers (and other ‘won't load in a frame' affiliate links)?
The solution is very simple.
You use a simple ‘splash page' or even a more detailed ‘presell page' for your offer.
A splash page is just a really simple presell page (aka bridge page) designed to grab the attention of your visitors really quickly.
A splash page should grab their attention and stand out from the ‘noise' by being visually striking or emotive in some way.
It shouldn't require the viewer to read excessive quantities of text, instead compelling them to click a link and load another website in a NEW FRAME.
Here is an example of a splash page..
Please click the image if you want to see exactly how it works.
That splash page presents a simple message with just 1 function..
..to get my viewers to click the ‘get started' button and load my offer in a new frame, where the potential customer won't be worrying about ‘surf timers' or any other distractions, and will be able to absorb the rest of the details of my offer.
That is your job as a marketer if you use ad sites, to get people to open your offers in new frames outside the ad sites, so that they can interact with your offers properly.
If you post affiliate links at ad sites, some affiliate links will not even load and even those links that do load are WAY less effective than promoting presell pages because most affiliate links have already been seen several times by your viewers and the payment buttons often don't even work in a frame (which is how they would probably be loaded at an ad site).
Even if you are promoting your own lead magnet funnel with a front-end squeeze page, you might want to use a splash to get your potential lead to see your site in a new frame, where they have more time to consider whether or not they wish to enter their email.
OK, so what ways are there to build a cool squeeze page for your affiliate offer if you haven't already got a prebuilt one?
You have 2 basic options:
- Build a splash page on a 3rd party platform.
- Use your own website.
You can use one or more of the following sites to create your own splash pages.
All of these sites are effective traffic sources from which I have derived several leads and sales.
There are also plenty of other sites around with effective splash page creation tools that you can use for free.
You can use the splash pages you build to send your visitors to any offer you like.
You can use them to boost your affiliate conversions by preselling your visitors, warming your potential customers up to your affiliate offer before they click your actual direct link to the vendor's page for the affiliate offer.
The other option is to build your own website.
If you want to build your own presence on your own domain you need a domain and hosting.
Buying a domain and hosting is fairly cheap and enables you to build your online business much more easily.
If you already have your own website and want to create nice presell pages which you can use to present affiliate offers and incentivise your viewers to purchase from you by offering them bonuses for buying from your link, DFY Bonus Suite is an excellent option.
OK, so there's some easy options you can use to build presell / bridge pages to promote your affiliate offers on ad sites.
Hopefully this information will enable you to avoid throwing away your advertising spend on page views that do not visibly load and get some targeted visitors seeing your affiliate promotions.
Your article is, as always, one big very useful tip every marketer should learn
The quality of my own Internet marketing has leveled up quite a bit thanks to you!
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Thanks Stijn 🙂
Big day friends
That was really good content. I’m trying to figure out traffic and marketing and your post made me realize, “Gee, if I had good content like his, people would want to come to my site….” Thank you for taking the time to share something good!
I’ve had a look at your website too and it looks great.
Although producing content which is intended to help people solve their problems does help to drive traffic, it’s not enough in itself.
Primarily, I rely on paid advertising to build my audience, although I also use plenty of free traffic sources like advertising exchanges and social sites too.