Pay per click affiliate programs have been around on the internet for many years, but only after the emergence of the popular Google AdSense, pay per click affiliate programs people have known their importance and earning potential.
How does a pay per click affiliate program work?
Generally a small ad resides on your website and when someone visiting your website clicks on the ad the website owner get paid a portion of the ad revenue the advertiser is spending on that ad.
As far as Google AdSense is concerned the only criteria to get started to earn, is the need for quality and original content. The basic criteria behind this is that if you have good quality content, then over a period of time you will definitely build traffic just like "honey bees". Also Google being the most visited search engine already had a massive network of advertisers.
But still the main aspect of success with PPC affiliate programs is very clear, "learn to build website traffic first". Getting your website approved in any program is easy but if there are no visitors to click on the ads you won't get paid. By traffic I don't mean "hits" that have been generated by some robots, but real visitors who will read the content on your website and probably "click" on the ad.
Many good ebooks are available today that show you how to increase the probability of visitors clicking on the ads commonly known as CTR (click through rate) using ad placements, ad colors, font colors, web page layouts, locations of ads on the web pages also readymade templates. These are all good and easy techniques that can dramatically increase your earnings, but still the main question remains unanswered, "website traffic in the form of unique visitors", where are they?
All those who are earning good revenues with PPC programs such as Google AdSense have one thing in common, they are very good in building traffic, and then using this traffic they go ahead a step to analyze the behavior of visitors on their websites where ads have been placed. This gives them an extra edge over those who are still struggling to make money online.
So PPC affiliate programs have a lot of earning potential but only if done the right way. There are many ways to building traffic to your website some 100% free, some paid, some short term(instant), some long term. So a careful analysis of you abilities can help you get started immediately in generating good revenue using PPC affiliate programs.
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