Sunday , 17 December 2017
Home » Affiliate » Let Google Be Your Affiliate Marketing Spy

Let Google Be Your Affiliate Marketing Spy

In this article, I’m going to share with you a method for sniping trends when they’re hot and getting your affiliate links in front of as many people as possible. We’re going to make Uncle Google work for us for a change.

This method can be used by the newest of internet marketing newbies, especially because you can easily just drop a direct affiliate link and you’re good to go. Also, this may be obvious but I’ll say it anyways, make sure you’re in at least one affiliate network. For wet-behind-the-ears internet marketing beginners, I suggest signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program if it’s available where you live, or Commission Junction. Both of these networks have a huge range of offers and merchants you can pick from to suite the niche you’re going after.

Time To Put Google To Work

This method uses a Google service that some of you may not know about. It’s called Google Alerts and it’s totally free for you to use.

STEP 1: For the first step, you need to pick what offer you’re going to promote. For this example, we’ll go with a broad shopping niche for shoes, and pick the Lugz brand to promote. This is available via CJ program.

STEP 2: For the second step, we’ll go to Google alerts and setup our first alert.

Google Alerts

You can use search operators like parenthesis for phrase match and brackets [] for exact match. As you can see, this brings up hits on the Google search results about Lugz. These are prime spots to go drop your affiliate link and get some bites. However, that’s not where the magic is.

STEP 3: The magic begins here in step 3! Set your notifications to As-it-happens, and whenever a brand spankin’ new entry is found by Google, you’ll be alerted. You should immediately go and try and drop your affiliate link in this entry. This makes sure your post is first on the discussion. Any other eyeballs that come along will be seeing your content first, and of course your affiliate link.

For more tips and strategies while you learn internet marketing, be sure to stop by our website and pick up some No Bull reviews while you’re at it!

About Rob W

Rob uses internet marketing to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Rob is the man behind the curtain at, a website that aims to help those that are looking to get into making an income online.


  1. Google alerts could be very much helpful in affiliate marketing ..Thanks Rob for the post ..This is really a hidden treasure..
    Amit recently posted..Enhance your PPC Ads with Facebook and TwitterMy Profile

  2. I think Google Alerts is one of the best ways to monitor your brand mentions online. its a free tool that many don’t know about.
    Eddie Gear recently posted..Income And Traffic Report For January 2012My Profile

  3. A great suggestion!! I use Google Alerts to keep my blogs updates, but I don’t have think to use it to retrieve Yahoo Answer data
    Great tip really!
    Albert Rox recently posted..Best Facebook Apps listMy Profile

  4. Yeah, Google Alerts is really a great tool for the webmasters and affiliate marketers !
    PrIyAnGsHu recently posted..Samsung Galaxy S Advance – Full SpecificationsMy Profile

  5. This is a powerful tool, it should help any internet marketer. I tried such services before but never copied the ad campaigns but this is a great service to benchmark your online business.
    Anuj recently posted..Delete Hacked Facebook Profile Account – No Password RequiredMy Profile

  6. I have never though of using google alerts in this way, usually I use it for my own site and reputation management but this is really a sneaky one. I will certainly try it for my affiliate products, thanks for sharing…
    Kostas recently posted..Start Up Businesses: How To Plan Your SEO StrategyMy Profile

  7. This is the best feature of Google to get any type of latest info from Google
    harshit recently posted..Windows 8 Apollo Operating System FeaturesMy Profile

  8. very nice explanation Rob .. keep rocking and above Google logo is looking very awesome 🙂
    sai krishna recently posted..Top 5 Best Computer Graphic Games (Car Racing) – 2012My Profile

  9. Google Alert is also great for content generation as it keeps on giving latest buzz around the world.

  10. You’re all welcome 🙂 Glad to share some tips.

  11. Great tips. I never used Google Alert before. Now I have subscribe for it. This will be best for my product always on first position.