Why are many affiliate's blogs called affiliate-something.com ?
It is as if affiliates have no originality what so ever. There are so many blogs by affiliates that are called something affiliate. affiliateblog.co.uk, affiliatestuff.co.uk, affiliatemarketingblog.co.uk, affiliate-my-cat-ate-my-homework blah blah.
They all blend into one and have no individual branding what so ever. I am having a rant about this because I wanted to go back to a blog that I was reading the other day. I wanted to see it again because it had a cartoon character as the logo. I want to show my wife the cartoon character as she is going to do one for me. She is a bit of an artist you see. But could I remember the name of the blog? Could I heck. All I could remember that it was affiliate something. If it was Shoe Money, or Here, or John Chow or 45n5 then I would have remembered it.
I am not anti keyword domain names either. In fact, I love them. I use them all the time for consumer websites. But those websites get traffic from SEO and keyword domains are an important element in this. But are these affiliate marketing blogs aiming to get most of their traffic from search engines? How many people search for "affiliate marketing blog" in Google? I bet not many. I reckon most people find good affiliate marketing blogs from affiliate forums and word of mouth. Good affiliates are known within the industry and therefore so are their blogs. I for one have never ever searched for an affiliate blog in Google. And I read a lot of affiliate blogs.
Rant over. I feel calmer now.
ps, I actually love the blogs that I mentioned. They are quality, despite their names.