The higher you rank in search results for keywords related to your business, the higher the chances that searchers will click to visit your website. And over time, those clicks can become leads, sales, and revenue.
Hi Amy! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple weeks now. I’m setting up my blog, but haven’t started posting yet. Your site has been incredibly helpful! I just signed up with LinkShare and was approved by my first advertiser. I’m attempting to do “Deep Linking” to a product I think will be of interest to my readers. I’m attempting to put the ad in the sidebar, but haven’t yet succeeded. LinkShare gave me the code, but I don’t know what to do with it. I tried putting it in a text widget, but that didn’t work. (I’m using WordPress.org and Atahualpa.) I tried to search your site for instructions, but haven’t found any. Do you have instructions for that?
I’ve been trying to learn about affiliate advertising and how to implement it on my site. This is by far the clearest and best explanation of what it is and how it works. Thanks for writing this up Amy!
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GetResponse comes with beautiful responsive forms, landing pages, A/B testing, tracking, and autoresponders. It also integrates with third party lead generation software like OptinMonster, SalesForce, Google Docs, ZenDesk, etc.
Is it necessary to have a blog website? What if I wanted to create a straight up e-commerce site selling products from major retail outlets. A website that rewards with discounts or other special promos just for buying through our affiliate site.
Yes and no. Affiliate marketing can generate passive income, but the passive side of the income usually only follows putting in a few years of hard work to generate the brand and audience you’ll need to begin generating those passive sales. I have multiple sites earning passive income, but each of those sites took a lot of front end work to build up to that point. And not every site gets to the point of passive income. Some sites require continual maintenance though the revenue they generate can also allow you to pay for that maintenance to be done vs. you needing to do it yourself.
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Each time one of your readers clicks on a PPC ad on your site, you get paid. The amount you are paid (CPC, or, the Cost-Per-Click) largely depends on your keywords and how much advertisers are paying for those keywords.
For landing page content, you’ll want to consider the aforementioned mapping exercise, but also consider going further and directly compare your brand/products with a competitor’s. The comparative queries (“product vs. product,” “product or product”) are a great opportunity here — direct users to your website to see the comparative messaging you want them to, as opposed to a review website. Simplisafe is a great example of this type of landing page strategy:
To summarise, you’re going to be hard-pushed to find a better all-in-one email marketing, marketing automation and CRM solution than ActiveCampaign without spending in excess of $1,000 / month. And even then, ActiveCampaign will give them a run for their money.
Getting customers on your website is half the battle, which is why effective search engine marketing is so important. Without it, you won’t be able to rank highly in results pages, and you’ll miss out on valuable search traffic.
A WordPress theme provides all the styling of a site that you (and your audience) see on the front end. There are thousands of themes available, so choosing one might seem daunting at start. Our advice: go with something simple and easy to customize. You can always change it later.
“Dear Jim, in November you granted me access to the Proven Amazon Course. I retired on 1 Feb. I have made, gross, $1,500.00 with Ebay. I needed to take my time and start off with something you had suggested in another course of yours. I believe Amazon will be better but what Ebay did was get me motivated. Military collectables are big so I was able because of my many years of picking up old military items, I was able to make a nice profit with Ebay. Amazon is next for me this month. I will write you again to let you know where I am at. I hope you get Bill Gates rich because you have it going on. Thanks.” — Keith
Whether you already have a list of subscribers or are starting from scratch, email marketing services can help. All of the services we cover let you add contacts manually using copy and paste or by uploading CSV or Microsoft Excel files. Some integrate with third-party software enabling you to import Gmail and other webmail contacts, Salesforce.com and other customer relationship management (CRM) data, or other software where you might have contacts stored. Depending on the size and location of your list, third-party integration could be key. Verify whether you can export contacts as well (and how easy it is to do so) should you leave the service. Managing users who unsubscribe should also be easy so you’re not accidentally contacting anyone who has opted out of your newsletters.
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When adding keywords manually, you can choose the keyword match types in the match type drop down. If you are creating a Sponsored Products campaign, you will also have the additional option of making your keyword a negative match type.
Out of interest have you come across SendBlaster or Vertical Response? My company trialed SendBlaster a while back and I remember being quite impressed with the overall ease of use. Vertical Response was the other one we looked at which we’d heard good things about but ended up not going with for some reason or another.
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First things first, you can’t measure your success without determining your goal. If you’ve filmed, edited, uploaded, optimized, and shared your video and still don’t know what goal you’re trying to achieve, we have an issue. Your goal should drive your video strategy from beginning to end.
A post with useful content is always a good idea plus you need to earn your audience’s trust so it is vital that the post you create is meaningful to your audience. This creates your voice first as the owner of the account. So before you post an affiliate link on your content, make sure that you have your audience’s trust and attention.
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One question – do you know how easy it would be to connect a tool like Aweber or GetResponse to a customer database? We would hate to lose our list of customer data during the move, so that’s a big concern for us.
Headline Search Ads does not allow any keyword variations such as stemmed words (for example, house and housing), plurals, or misspellings. Advertisers must explicitly add those variations in order to be considered.
The CJ Network is capable of tracking and processing an enormous volume of actions and transactions. In 2011 alone, Commission Junction tracked a total of over 3 billion website visits, 175 million transactions and over $6 billion in online sales.
I dug into the data for two companies – Grainger and Proto Labs (I’m not affiliated with either). I used the Moz authority score (1-100), which suggests how well a website page will rank based on the number and quality of inbound links and related factors. Grainger’s domain authority was 79, while Proto Labs was 56 – respectable numbers for both.
Performance marketing is what it is. An industry that rewards the deserving and punishes the lazy, the unworthy, the bullshit mongers and the just plain wrong. It’s everything I wanted but couldn’t find in a 9-5.
Along with that, Amazon is a complete SELLING MACHINE! What I mean by that, is they have drilled their conversion rates down to the last detail. Typically I can convert traffic I send to Amazon from my affiliate sites around 12%. The reason why it works so well is that the moment people land on Amazon, they are automatically switched into “buyer mode”. Meaning, they know the only thing left for them to do is BUY. What that means, is all you have to do is get people to Amazon’s site, and they literally do the selling for you.
Let no one tell you that email marketing is dead. An email list is crucial for every affiliate marketer. You can start building up your email list with a lead magnet (like the information products mentioned previously) or even just by encouraging your audience to sign up for your updates. You can then push your content to this audience via email and also direct them to your affiliate offers. Don’t be sleazy about the sales, but if you build up enough trust with your email audience; when the time comes, they will not mind purchasing a product from you.