I'm part of an affiliate program, have a website built and controlled by somebody else, but I have to bring targeted visitors to the site and hope they will buy a product, then I get a commission. So far, I spent a lot of hours trying to find relevant keywords, made several Adword campaigns, wrote articles, manually acquiring links from directories and other relevant sites. In a few months(-6), my Alexa ranking went from NO DATA to 704,252 and Google PR is 1. Having said all that, I feel I'm doing something wrong. On a regular basis, I do keyword research on Google and check the other affiliates to see where they rank and most of the time they're ahead of me. Some have links pages, some don't, some are not even ranked by Alexa.
I'm looking first, for someone who could do an evaluation of the work done and suggest a list of thing to do and associated costs.
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