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Three Reasons Why Affiliate Marketers Love WordPress


Three Reasons Why Affiliate Marketers Love WordPress  - affiliate programs.comOne of the most popular blog topics at is sitebuilding. When we post information on how to create, tweak and manage your website, you just can’t get enough.

And when we post about the open source content management system WordPress, our traffic goes through the roof. In addition to traffic, our posts about WordPress inspire more questions and feedback than those on other important topics, such as link building, choosing a program and creating content for affiliate websites.

It’s not hard to figure out why WordPress is so popular. As someone who’s built nearly 1000 websites and more than 200 in WordPress in the past year, it’s not hard to see why affiliate marketers, and the web world as a whole, love WordPress. As of the writing of this post, more than 66 million sites around the world are managed using WordPress. In 2011, more than 100,000 WordPress sites are launched every day.

Webmasters, bloggers and small businesses have taken to WordPress in a frenzy that’s never been seen in the open source world. And while the rest of the world is flocking toward WordPress, the affiliate marketing community is also embracing it.

If you’re an affiliate marketer and you haven’t gone crazy for WordPress, I’m going to show you why you should check it out today. If you’ve already switched to WordPress, have a look at the reasons below and let us know about your experience in the comments.

Reason #1: It’s Free and Easy

One of the things that draws people in is that WordPress is free. That’s right … you can make hundreds of thousands on your affiliate website and never have to pay a penny for the use of WordPress. But even better than free is the fact that it’s easy. Many hosting companies allow you to set up WordPress as a one-click install. All you need to do is login to your CPanel account to make it happen.

Reason #2: It’s Customizable

With thousands of themes and plugins, there are literally millions of configurations you can add to your WordPress site. While many affiliates are initially drawn in by the thousands of free WordPress, I recommend using a solid and trusted premium theme framework such as Headway Themes, Thesis or StudioPress.

Like themes, plugins give webmasters a wealth of options. With approximately 10,000 plugins available for WordPress, you can do just about anything you want to enhance the usability or functionality of your site. Some of the most popular plugins improve SEO, help you integrate with Social Media, and make your site integrate with Google Analytics more easily.

Reason #3: It’s Great for SEO

While ease of use and customization is important, for many affiliates, the SEO friendliness of WordPress is the most important reason to use WordPress. WordPress sites do well in the search engines because they’re so easy for the search engines to spider. This is because the content and functionality of WordPress are set up in a way that’s easy for the search engines to figure out what your content is about and quickly rank it when updated.

Also be sure to check out popular and free plugins such as All in One SEO and WordPress SEO.

Do you love WordPress? Hate it? Leave your feedback in the comments below!

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6 Responses to Three Reasons Why Affiliate Marketers Love WordPress

  1. Casey November 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    WordPress is indeed a great platform for building affiliate sites. Also, a lot of people have been switching from All-In-One-SEO to Yoast.

    • Jeff Greer November 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Yes, the Yoast plugin is popular. We’ve blogged about it recently.

  2. michael baker November 29, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I have a website that is comming down in a couple of weeks and have been looking at wordpress.I am still deciding what theme to use.You have given me a litle more to think about.

    • Jeff Greer November 29, 2011 at 5:59 am

      Thanks Michael! You might want to dig through our archives. There are several posts that can help you get your WP site up and running.

  3. michael baker November 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

    thanks Jeff for the reply I will do.

  4. Affiliate Marketing February 16, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I love reading your entire post here. Very useful for me as a beginner when ti comes to affiliate marketing.

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