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Five Ways to Optimize Your Google+ Profile

Google+, ( also known as Google Plus), is, as you probably know, the search engine giant’s Facebook killer. Launched to a great deal of fanfare with a private, invitation-only launch earlier this year, it’s since become an object of admiration and derision. Users like the Gmail-style feel and the ease of the interface. However, there has been a notable lack of activity on the tool, even by those users who like the tool’s design. There are interesting things going on with Google+ and affiliates definitely need to stay up-to-date on how to get the most out of this exciting tool. … Continue reading

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Affiliate Marketing News Roundup

It’s been a busy few weeks in the online world, and we’re headed toward the most robust online shopping season ever. Here’s a roundup of some recent, interesting, important-to-affiliate information out there. Google’s Taking on Amazon Prime Following on its recent changes to Google Wallet, the search engine giant is now looking to fight Amazon’s dominance in cheap, fast e-commerce. According to the Wall Street Journal (via Search Engine Watch), Google is looking to create a one-day shipping service that directly challenges Amazon Prime, Amazon’s program that offers fast shipping for no extra charge. While this could create a host … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Affiliates Need to Use Google+

As we discussed earlier this week, the past year has seen a dramatic change in Google and a variety of their services. And while we agree with our statement that Google+ is having problems with user adoption, we still think it’s a great resource for affiliates, and that affiliate marketers who ignore Google+ do so at their own risk. For today’s post, I’m going to list five reasons why affiliate marketers need to be using and taking advantage of Google+. Reason #1: Posts Last Longer If you’re using Facebook, it’s likely you’re getting a burst of traffic in the 6-8 … Continue reading

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News Roundup: What’s New with Google?

Over the past year, we’ve noticed a dramatic change in Google and many of their services. To help you keep track of these changes so you can understand their impact on your affiliate marketing business, we’ve assembled some of the recent stories most relevant for affiliate marketers. Tech Crunch Discusses the Google+ Problem If you have an account for it but haven’t been on Google’s new social networking site, Google+, you’re not alone. Over the past two months, tech critics have lambasted the social tool, noting that few people are using it, except for those people who work at Google. … Continue reading

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Link Building Strategies: Four Top Solutions for Affiliates with Nick Garner and Paul Reilly

Have you started preparing your link-building and SEO strategies for 2012? There’s no better time to start than now! Kick start your link building by joining us on December 7 for a special webinar. You’ll learn about four top solutions for building quality links and generating traffic to your affiliate website. This webinar, hosted by our sister site,, will bring you two link building masters, Nick Garner of Unibet and Paul Reilly of Media Skunk Works. They’ll walk you through solutions that will help your affiliate site become more competitive by boosting your SEO strategies. SEO Strategies for 2012: … Continue reading

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Three Important Tips for Content Marketing Success

Next to choosing the right affiliate programs, getting your content marketing right is the most important thing you can do to become a successful affiliate marketer. And unless you’re a pay-per-click guru, it’s likely you’re involved in some sort of content marketing: giving advice, reviewing products, helping readers solve their problems. But in order to be a great content marketer, you’ve also got to master speaking to, and with, your audience. Once you’re involved in a dialogue with your audience, and when they see you as an authority in your niche, you’ll reap the rewards of content marketing. Wondering how … Continue reading

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Four Best Practices for Great Link Building

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know how great content is the backbone of your search engine optimization strategy. When you have well-written, informative content on your site, and when that content helps your visitors answer a question or solve a problem, you’ve taken the first important step toward building a successful affiliate website. Because great content adds value for your visitors, in the long run that value gets added back to your website. But to get the most out of your efforts, you need to be building links to help visitors—and the search engines—find your content. In fact, if … Continue reading

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Keyword Research: Understanding Long-Tail Keywords

The first step in building a successful affiliate business is to do your keyword research and build a robust list of profitable keywords. Most affiliates who don’t do this step properly, blindly assuming they can compete for such challenging terms as “online data backup” and “affiliate marketing” learn their lesson quickly. No matter how great your site, if you don’t select the right keywords, you won’t get the level of traffic you need to succeed. When you’ve started researching keywords in a tool such as the Google Keyword Tool, you’ll see how challenging it can be to compete for popular … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why Affiliate Marketers Love WordPress

One of the most popular blog topics at is sitebuilding. When we post information on how to create, tweak and manage your website, you just can’t get enough. And when we post about the open source content management system WordPress, our traffic goes through the roof. In addition to traffic, our posts about WordPress inspire more questions and feedback than those on other important topics, such as link building, choosing a program and creating content for affiliate websites. It’s not hard to figure out why WordPress is so popular. As someone who’s built nearly 1000 websites and more than … Continue reading

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News: Infographic Shows An Average Day on Facebook

Many of us marketers, affiliate marketers, and business owners looking for a boost in traffic and sales are in love with Facebook. And even though I’ve told affiliate marketers to stop wasting so much time on social media, I’m also a big fan. The challenge with using Facebook is that the risk (of wasting your day watching cat videos) may outweigh the benefits of using it to build a better list, get more traffic, and encourage others to recommend your content. According to the stats on the below infographic, Facebook is hot. The average user has 229 friends, spread from … Continue reading

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