Successful Affiliate Marketing Websites to Learn From

Last updated: Jun 25, 2023

The video showcases successful affiliate marketing websites, including Camel Camel Camel, Hey Grill Hey, and Slickdeals, and highlights key factors that contribute to their success.

This video by Ahrefs was published on Jan 4, 2023.
Video length: 10:43.

The video showcases successful affiliate marketing websites and analyzes what they do well.

The first website, Camel Camel Camel, provides free tools and information on Amazon product prices, and has an estimated 1.4 million monthly organic visits. The second website, Hey Grill Hey, is a niche content affiliate site about barbecue and grilling, and has diversified its revenue sources by selling its own products and offering a private membership program. The third website, Slickdeals, is a forum where people share about hot deals they found on various products.

The video emphasizes the importance of diversifying revenue sources and providing high-quality content to build trust with readers.

  • Camel Camel Camel provides free tools and information on Amazon product prices.
  • Hey Grill Hey is a niche content affiliate site about barbecue and grilling.
  • Slickdeals is a forum where people share about hot deals they found on pretty much any product.
  • The Wirecutter is a product review site that was acquired by The New York Times in 2016.
  • All content and affiliate links on Slickdeals are user-generated.
  • Garage Gym Reviews does hands-on reviews of various fitness products.
  • Successful affiliate marketing websites provide value through user-generated content, hands-on reviews, and building a community.

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Camel Camel Camel

  • Camel Camel Camel is a data company that provides free tools and information on Amazon product prices.
  • Their site works by searching for any product as you would on Amazon, clicking on a product you want to research, and seeing historical pricing data.
  • They have an estimated 1.4 million monthly organic visits with peak season consistently being in November, probably due to Black Friday.
  • They provide a very valuable and free service to a huge addressable and wealthy market of Amazon shoppers from the US, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, and Japan.
  • Their content is data and data collection is most likely automated through their own crawler or API access.
  • They don't really have that many real competitors, and a big reason for this is because there's no easy way to get historical Amazon pricing for all of Amazon's products.
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Hey Grill Hey

  • Hey Grill Hey is a niche content affiliate site about barbecue and grilling.
  • They have tons of product reviews, recipes, and they even have their own line of products that they sell in their e-commerce store.
  • They have around 1.3 million monthly organic visits.
  • They've beautifully diversified their revenue sources by monetizing their recipe posts in four different ways: affiliate links, ads, private membership program, and e-commerce store.
  • The quality of their content is so good that trust is built with their readers.
  • They're a solid example of the five-step monetization model recommended in the tutorial on how to make money blogging.
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Slickdeals

  • Slickdeals is a forum where people share about hot deals they found on pretty much any product.
  • They have an estimated 10 million monthly organic visits.
  • They have a very active community of users who are constantly sharing deals and coupons.
  • They have a team of moderators who ensure that the deals are legitimate and not spammy.
  • They have a mobile app that makes it easy to find and share deals on the go.
  • They have a loyalty program called Slickdeals Rewards that allows users to earn points for sharing deals and redeem them for gift cards.
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The Wirecutter

  • The Wirecutter is a product review site that was acquired by The New York Times in 2016.
  • They have an estimated 5 million monthly organic visits.
  • They have a team of experts who test and review products in various categories, such as tech, home, and outdoors.
  • They provide in-depth reviews and recommendations based on their testing and research.
  • They have affiliate links to the products they recommend, but they're not the main focus of the site.
  • They have a clean and easy-to-navigate design that focuses on the content.
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Slickdeals

  • All content and affiliate links are user-generated.
  • Content creation is automated through user-generated content.
  • Staff contributions also add to the content.
  • The site has created a community of shoppers that share a common interest in saving money.
  • The community leads to consistent traffic and affiliate commissions.
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Garage Gym Reviews

  • The site does hands-on reviews of various fitness products.
  • They have scaled traffic, links, and content quickly.
  • They have around 2,600 pages in their equipment subfolder, which accounts for over 10% of their total search traffic.
  • Their fake product pages match searcher intent for transactional and navigational queries.
  • They have slipped their way into many SERPs, contributing to their revenue.
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Providing Value

  • Always focus on providing a ton of value.
  • Value can be in the form of data, community, or hands-on reviews.
  • Building a community helps to build your brand and drive consistent traffic.
  • Get creative and consider going after queries that other affiliate competitors may not be competing for.
  • Stop making generic affiliate sites.
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Conclusion

  • Successful affiliate marketing websites provide value through user-generated content, hands-on reviews, and building a community.
  • They differentiate themselves by going after unique queries and slipping into SERPs.
  • Building a strong brand and community leads to consistent traffic and affiliate commissions.
  • Stop making generic affiliate sites and get creative.

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