Q: Where do you go to find affiliate programs? I have an affiliate program I’ve been running for a little over a year, but I haven’t spent a lot of time getting it listed in the affiliate directories. I do have a small number of affiliates, some of who do pretty well, and I’d like to have more. As one of the pros, I figure you’d be able to tell me the best places to get the program listed.
A: Affiliate directories mattered ten years ago, but they are no longer a factor when it comes to your affiliate program being found by affiliates.
Many affiliates look for affiliate programs directly in the affiliate networks, so it’s helpful if you’re in one of the big networks.
Otherwise, the most important place for your affiliate program to be listed is Google.
That’s really the ultimate affiliate program directory.
It’s important for your affiliate program to come up high in the Google results when people search for your vital keywords and the word affiliate.
So, if you’re selling baseball cards, you’ll want to come up for baseball card affiliate.
Make it your mission to get indexed in Google for your keyword(s) and the word affiliate.
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