Affiliate Marketing – How to Do URL Forwarding at NameCheap

If you write articles for EzineArticles.com for affiliate marketing, here's how to make your new domain name in your resource box send your reader to your affiliate link.

If You Need a New Name

Use a good niche keyword phrase related to the product or service you're an affiliate for. Don't use the exact name. You want something similar. For instance, if you're an affiliate for NameCheap, you might buy a domain name like cheapdomainname.com or domainnamesforless.com. If the name you want is already taken, you might add the word now: cheapdomainnamenow.com.

If You Can't Get a .com Name

Select.info or.org or.biz. Most of those cost less and work just as well for your affiliate link. Once you've paid for your new domain name, you can do your URL forwarding.

When You're Logged in at NameCheap.com

Click on "Manage Domains" under "My Account." If you have more than one domain name, you'll see a list of them. Put a check mark in the box in front of your new domain name. You'll be taken to a new page. On the left sidebar, under "Host Management" click "URL Forwarding."

Now you'll see two empty boxes under IP ADDRESS / URL

One has @ in front of it, the other has www in front of it. Put your affiliate link into these two boxes, either by copying and pasting, or by typing it without errors.

Go to the other two boxes on the right under RECORD TYPE

Click in these boxes and select "URL Redirect" from the list of options. Ignore the last two boxes. Click the "Save Changes" button.

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Test Your Link

Type your new domain name into a browser address bar, hit Enter and see if you land on the sales page for your affiliate product. Did it work? You're good to go!

Now Write Your First Article

Use a good keyword phrase for the product in your title and in the first and last sentence or paragraph. Give your reader a good tip or two on how they can start solving their problem. Hold one back so they'll stay hungry and keep reading.

Your Resource Box Link

Somewhere in this sentence or two that looks like the rest of the article, put your new domain name as a link, perhaps around your keyword. Like this:

<a target=_new rel=nofollow href=yourdomain.com> your keyword phrase </a>

Good luck with your affiliate marketing!

Source by Karen Wehrle

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