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  1. Mohd Arif says:

    Hi Ankit,

    First of all, I would like to say thanks to sharing such detailed guide at finding best keywords for affiliate marketing. We all know very well, affiliate marketing is one of the best way to earn passive income but this makes easy by putting right keywords into our post since by only putting right keywords and creating targeted mailing list which helps to drive sales.

    Thanks again to share this helpful post.

  2. Pranay Khatri says:

    Hello Ankit,
    Thanks for such a useful post about affiliate marketing keyword research, really for earning good amount proper keyword research is most essential part.
    Thanks again for sharing 🙂

  3. Hi Ankit, i just found your post on JustRetweet and wanted to see what have written. I really liked the way you presented the article. It’s pretty informative for beginners.

    But i think there is a big mistake.

    The competition level shown in Google Keywords Planner is for the advertisers, not for bloggers, site owners or affiliate marketers. A low competition means that less advertisers are competing to rank for that keyword and a high competition level means that a lot of advertisers are there competing to rank for that keyword.

    Truly speaking it doesn’t have anything to do with site owners; more specifically the affiliate marketers unless you think of advertising your affiliate site through Adwords. What someone should check is the number of searches in a month and how many exact pages are there in Google index competing for that keyword. So the research should be made on Google itself. Because that’s more important. Also intitle and inurl parameters should be properly used to find the best keyword for the product you want to promote.

    Also a low gravity means the product is not being promoted by many affiliates. But it doesn’t mean that the product is not a good product. Low gravity is also good for new affiliates as it competition is comparatively less.

    I’m sorry if i seem like talking against you. But it’s not.

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      Hi Tamal,

      As per my understanding, when there is high competition, it means a lot of advertisers are promoting that product in that niche and are spending thousands of dollars. So if we want to make money for that high competition product, we will have to spend money because ranking the site will be too hard and even if its ranked, it will be surrounded with advertisements.

      And the reason you should go with low competition keywords is that there are advertisers in that niche but not a lot of money is being spent making it easy for your site to rank and not be surrounded with advertisements.

      I completely agree with the fact that inurl and intitle parameters should be used, but the reason I didn’t say anything about it is that I don’t have complete knowledge about it that I can share with others. But I mentioned an article from NichePursuits that explains the importance and use of those parameters.

      Coming to the gravity, I didn’t say that low gravity products are mediocre.

      But when you want to buy something, you will go with the product that is used by tens of thousands of people rather than going with the one used by 100 people. The product with more reviews is likely to be sold quickly than the ones with less review even though it might be better than the first.

      And I was happy that you made this comment. Such comments help us to give more useful content and research more deeply on a particular topic.

      I will surely learn more about the inurl and intitle parameters now!

      Thanks again for your comment 🙂


      1. Hi Ankit, i understand that everyone has different perspectives and no one is wrong. The way you presented your thoughts and ideas, it makes me fell that you are also right. But usually i don’t care about the advertisers. I am more concerned about the number of pages competing to rank for the keyword i am targeting.

        Also i appreciate you for the fact that you agreed you don’t have complete knowledge about Google parameters. Most people would argue and try to act like an expert already even though they are not. There are always things you may not know and it’s absolutely fine as long as you have true interest to learn.

        1. Ankit Singla says:

          I’m glad to see you again on my blog Tamal.

          No doubt that your comments added great value in this article. I’ll surely work to polish my skills.

          Keep sharing your thoughts with me. 🙂

  4. This is actually a great tutorial on how to do keyword research for affiliate marketing. I promote products mostly from shareasale and I’ve had a lot of success with them. Doing some research before promoting the post is actually helpful because it helps to further optimize it for higher reach.

  5. Hi Ankit

    Detail Step by Step explanation of the step required for the Affiliate marketing and product promotion from Clickbank. Although Clickbank is good , dont we have any indian Affiliate existing , which are reliable enough to promote and earn. You can name a few from your experiance.

  6. Hello

    Thank you for the awesome article, it’s very useful to me.
    I have a question about the search volume in keyword planner, why you said “The lower search volume will always be better”?
    I think if the keyword has low competition and appropriate (inurl, intitle, intext) so I will profit more from more searched keywords, right?
    please explain your opinion 🙂


  7. In fact this definitely an eye opening secret on how do a a keyword research on affiliate marketing. These are strategy that any affiliate marketer who desire a boost in sales should be able to apply these salient points to achieve the needed income goals.

  8. Shamsudeen says:

    Hi Ankit,

    Thanks for sharing your case study with us on choosing the right keyword for affiliate marketing.

    However, I’ll like to ask one thing about keyword research, from what I understand over the course of doing keyword research;

    low, medium and high values doesn’t have to affect or be of any concern to bloggers or content marketers that doesn’t utilize paid content channels like Google adword(ppc).

    I think the Low, Medium and High values in adword are related to the amount of advertisers bidding for such keyword and not exactly writers that leverage other non-paid content marketing channels.

    If this is so, then I think using the search engine like you rightly pointed out is another useful alternatives to gauge the possibility of your web page performance to other pages competing for same keyword.

    To do this, I would recommend two important SEO Google chrome extensions (Mozbar and SEOQuake) that would let you quickly analyze the strength and other useful metrics of your search results links against your page

    With this you can decide if your blog SEO strength can out rank others for same keyword. Though, this can be taking to an advance level, but these little extensions will get you started well.

    Thanks Ankit, nice read.