Many people online are looking to make money with Clickbank. As with any affiliate program or online business opportunity, I strongly recommend search engine optimization (SEO) and blogging. SEO is a very inexpensive marketing strategy that can generate organic traffic and help you make money on the internet.

That being said, SEO has changed dramatically of late. Because educational SEO content is so widely available, I decided to point out a few outdated SEO strategies that you should refrain from using.

Three forms of SEO were so abused in the past that search engines had to change their website spidering and ranking programs (also called algorithms) to keep from showing completely inapplicable results to their users.

Here are the three most abused search engine optimization techniques that you should not use to make money with Clickbank.

No Hidden Writing

Written content is a huge player in the SEO game. That being said, the "quality" of your blog content is important. If you can learn to blog appropriately with SEO in mind, you can make money with Clickbank in no time. While we're on the subject of content, are you familiar with hidden writing?

People used to put hidden writing on the pages of their site in the hopes of improving their ranking or even ranking for terms and subjects that had nothing to do with their site. This was one by either writing a series of keywords or even repeating keywords dozens of times in a very, very small font at the bottom of the page or by doing the same thing but writing them in the same color as the background of the page so they could be registered by the search engine but not seen by people.

This would naturally make the page be given a higher rank for terms for which it had no content. This had terrific impact on your rankings in the past but will now get your site sandboxed which is to say marked as spam and removed from the search engine results.

Meta-Tag Stuffing

Meta-tags are lines of HTML code placed at the top of each page of a website. The information in these lines help tell the search engines what content is to be found on the page.

Since the search engine spiders (software that searches the Internet for websites to catalog) read a page from left to right starting at the top of the page, the meta-tags are the first thing they read. By stuffing these tags with strings of keywords, content creators and website owners hope to get their sites ranked higher in the search engine results.

And this used to work. However, like many other things on the Internet, meta-tags became so abused that their importance became devalued in the overall ranking programs.

Make Money with Clickbank Efficiently

If you want to make money with Clickbank, you need to implement an efficient strategy. Once again, the strategies in this post should NOT be used.

As soon as Google informed webmasters and optimizers of the importance of external links to website rankings, link farms and spammy directories sprouted up all over the Internet. People started buying links, trading links in ways that made no sense (such as a website which sells jewellery trading links with a sailboat charter site) and listing themselves in directories that were created not for use but for linking.

Once again the search engines figured out how to detect and block these techniques. Links farms above all other black hat SEO can get your site taken out of search results very quickly. Learning proper SEO will assist you much better in the long-term.

If you're looking to make money with Clickbank efficiently, I advise that you look into obtaining a blog, preferably an authority blog, to help generate organic leads for your business. In this way leads can be generated via the blog content and also from banner advertising. Using this strategy correctly can certainly bring you success in promoting Clickbank and any other offers on the internet.

Author's Bio: 

Merv Stevens works in Internet and Network Marketing. For tips and advice and to learn the best strategies to make money with Clickbank go to his website: Wealth Success Ventures. Act now and discover how average people are achieving extraordinary results online by cashing in on the DIGITAL gold rush!