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Infographics: Tips for Affiliate Marketers

When you’re running an affiliate website, you want to get as much traffic as possible. Why? That’s a simple equation we’ve talked about many times at the affiliateprograms.com blog. More traffic equals more sales. When you get more potential buyers to your site, you have more opportunity to sell your affiliate products. One of the hot, traffic-generating commodities that can help you generate traffic are infographics. All the rage, infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge that can help your site readers understand complex information quickly and easily. In fact, some researchers suggest that the human brain processes … Continue reading

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Social Media: Four Important Things to Remember

One of the best ways to reach new buyers for your affiliate marketing business is to use social media and networking tools such as Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg and others. While these sites aren’t quite seeing the astronomical growth they did from 2008 to 2010, they continue to have tremendous reach, with billions of people using them on a daily basis. Social media expert Jeff Bullas recently published some telling statistics on the reach of social media. One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes … Continue reading

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News: Key Insight and Affiliate Marketing Trend Report

If you’re wondering exactly what the biggest trends in e-commerce and technology mean for affiliate marketers, wonder no more. You’ll want to check out the latest report from bigmouthmedia, a Scotland-based global marketing agency, recently announced the results of its annual affiliate marketing survey. The survey results will both surprise you and give you a few ideas for making money. Titled “Exploring Online Affiliate Marketing Trends”, this survey of U.K. based affiliates offers some great insights into how the global affiliate marketing business is performing, and some of the key influences that trends in technology and commerce impact affiliate marketing. … Continue reading

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Article Marketing: Yes or No?

Article marketing has been a longstanding topic of healthy debate for affiliate marketers. Some affiliates have done well using it to deliver quality content to new audiences, and watching these audiences become new visitors to their websites. On the other hand, there are many who have gone a different route with article marketing, using it to pump out as much keyword-saturated content as possible, with little concern for originality or quality. Advocates of the quantity-over-quality method use well-researched keywords hoping that the hundreds of backlinks they’re creating lead to increased traffic. Like most debates, both sides have a good point. … Continue reading

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Google Plus for Affiliate Marketers

After its launch in June 2011, Google Plus has become the hottest name in social networking. While the web community’s initial enthusiasm for this new tool has somewhat leveled off, it remains a hot property with a steadily growing user base. However, with the goal of fixing many of the design and usability issues that plague Facebook, it’s likely Google Plus will find an engaged and active audience … once users start to see more of their friends make the transition from Facebook. If you’re an affiliate marketer looking for an opportunity to broaden your audience, sell your products, and … Continue reading

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SEO Tips for Your Affiliate Site

As an affiliate marketer, you know the importance of getting traffic to your website. When you’ve got traffic, and lots of it, it’s more likely that you’re earning healthy commissions. But when you don’t have traffic, you don’t earn anything. And that’s why search engine optimization (SEO) is so important. It keeps you focused on doing all the right things, and a lot of them, to get more traffic to your site. Even though you’re probably doing a lot already, it never hurts to do more, or to adjust your focus, to get better results. Today, we’re going to focus … Continue reading

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Three WordPress plugins for affiliate marketing success

If you’re an affiliate running a website that’s not based on WordPress, I just have one question for you. Why? WordPress, as we’ve covered many times here before, is the most powerful, most scalable, and most user-friendly open-source content management system (CMS) you can select for your affiliate website. Affiliate marketers, in particular, love WordPress. They choose it because of the flexibility, the great on-page SEO, and the ability to easily place affiliate advertising on their sites. Much of this extended functionality is achieved through plugins, simple little extensions to your WordPress install that can do everything from creating an … Continue reading

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News: The Next Round of the Affiliate Nexus Tax Battle

We recently reported that the State of California has temporarily tabled its legislation that would force Amazon to collect sales tax on all sales in the state, unless it severed its relationships with more than 20,000 California-based affiliate marketers. It appears that the affiliate marketing community’s collective sigh of relief has been interrupted by another revenue-starved state government. In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office is continuing to press the online retailer to collect sales tax on its purchases, claiming that Amazon’s relationship with Connecticut-based affiliates constitues a physical presence in the state. In other states, such as New York … Continue reading

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Why Affiliates Should Be Grateful to Steve Jobs

As you certainly know, Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away earlier this week after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. While the man who singlehandedly changed the way we all communicate and create could make seemingly impossible technologies come to life, in the end, like the rest of us, he couldn’t cheat death. Much of the coverage of Jobs’ death has focused on his skills as Apple’s CEO and the beautiful things he created: the first computer with a graphical interface, a device that allowed you to carry your music collection in your pocket, a phone that lets you order … Continue reading

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Amazon Associates Program: Five Great Holiday Niches to Promote

Over the past few weeks, we’ve recently given you advice on how connect with great affiliate programs at affiliate networks such as LinkShare, ShareASale, ClickBank, and the Google Affiliate Network. And while those networks are great, sometime you just can’t beat the selection and service of Amazon.com. So today we’re going to change gears and look at some niches available through the Amazon Associates Program. If you’ve been following the news, you know Amazon is celebrating the defeat of the Affiliate Nexus Tax in California. So if you’re an Amazon affiliate in California who’s in the process of being reinstated, … Continue reading

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