Mar 7, 2011

Choosing An Affiliate Network To Work With

Choosing An Affiliate Network To Work With

Affiliate Networks and ProgramsIn this post we will be covering some more details about choosing a niche, what products to promote as an affiliate marketer and choosing an affiliate network to work with. I promote a combination of physical products and digital products and make very good commissions from both.

I promote products from hundreds of different merchants and sell in more niches than I can even remember. However, the majority of affiliate products I promote come from a few affiliate networks listed below.

If you are selling digital products I suggest you join

The advantage of Clickbank is that they approve all affiliates immediately, which makes it a popular choice for people starting out. I think Clickbank have some excellent digital products and you can apply all the techniques I teach on this website to both physical products and digital products sites.

If you are new to marketing online I suggest starting with Amazon for physical products and Clickbank for digital products. Once you get the hang of it and start making affiliate sales, then you can branch out and apply for some other networks that target specific niches.


Amazon needs no introduction, they are a massive online company who sell pretty much everything these days. As far as promoting physical products as an affiliate, I recommend starting off at Amazon. There are a few reasons for this, one is that the approval process is quite easy, and also they tend to convert traffic reasonably well. In fact if you send any traffic over to Amazon and they buy even a totally unrelated product to the one you were promoting, you still get paid commission for that sale. This is great because people often shop around when they’re on Amazon and buy more than one item, so your overall commission can be high.


Shareasale are a great network and they have plenty of very good products that you can promote as an affiliate. They have all kinds of different products such as outdoor equipment, sports, electronics etc…and the payouts can be as high as 20% in some cases. When you join this network you won’t get automatically approved to promote all the products in the network, instead you have to apply to the merchant from within the Shareasale interface. Some merchants will allow anyone to promote their products, and with these ones you will get instant approval, otherwise you have to apply. When applying it’s always a good idea to have some form of website to show, and if it’s related to their offer then that’s much better, or you might like to stick to the merchants that auto-approve.

Commission Junction

Commission Junction are the largest physical products network there is. They have a huge number of products to choose from, including well know brands. They have a similar set up to Shareasale, in that you do not get auto-approved for all their offers, but must instead apply to each one.


Most of you will be familiar with Clickbank, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but if you’re not, then Clickbank is a great affiliate network for promoting digital products such as ebooks and software. The commission are usually high, usually between 50 to 75% for most products, and the approval process is instant.


Offer Vault is a great resource for finding affiliate products to promote. They are a network of affiliate networks and some products pay very high commission for sales and even for leads. Getting paid for leads means you get payed when people just give their email address even if they do not buy the product. If you have traffic going to a page and can find a product that fits well with the niche you are promoting, this can be a great way to make some good money with online online affiliate marketing. The down side is these affiliate networks do not usually auto-approve and it can be a bit tough to be accepted in however, it is sure worth the effort. There are some commissions that pay $40-100 just for a lead!

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Mar 5, 2011

SEO Training For Multi Product Sites

SEO Training For Multi Product Sites

SEO TrainingHere’s a quick SEO training tip. When setting up a new site I like finding multiple keyword variations and make multiple posts or pages centered around the main product keyword. Then I keep doing this with multiple products until I eventually have created a multi product site.

A multi product site is a site that promotes more than one product in the same niche. This works great if there are lots of products in that particular niche. With a multi product site you can keep growing your site over time, giving you more flexibility and higher profit potential in the long term.

The main advantage of a multi product site over a one product site, is you have more flexibility with the products and keywords you choose.

For example you might want to build a site that is about “cameras” in general and therefore can promote any brand of camera, not just one model of camera. What I do with this kind of site is start small like a one product site, with a few products and once I get traffic to these pages and am making money, I then add more pages promoting different products in the niche.

This allows you to have much larger sites over time, with the added advantage that you don’t have to build a new site just to make more money, you can just add more pages to your existing site. The other advantage of this site is that search engines like Google like to see sites that are growing, and becoming larger authority sites over time.

When you do SEO (Search Engine Optimization) each page or post on your site has its own chance to rank at the top of Google. This means is that if you have more than one page talking about the same product and write about that product in a slightly different way on each page, you will get more pages indexed and ranking for those keywords.

A common mistake that newbies make is they think that their website ranks in Google when in reality it’s not a website that ranks in Google, but a web page, and every individual page has its own chance to rank for a keyword.

For example, one keyword might be a product name like ´ Ralph Lauren ´, and another keyword might be ‘ Ralph Lauren for men’ OR ‘ Ralph Lauren for women’.

New pages you add to these sites get indexed fast by Google and rank more easily too, where as starting with new sites takes time for Google to trust them.

If you choose this style of site then you need to still aim for the same target of at least three keywords each one getting 500+ exact match searches or higher in the local market.

NOTE: Another advantage of this style of site when you are an Amazon affiliate is that you can add a page that promotes a low priced item, which will most likely have less competition. The reason you would want to do this, is because although this product itself won’t bring you in much money it will increase your overall Amazon sales for the month. What this means is that you will move into the higher commission bracket.

Amazon starts you off at 4% commission, but if you sell 6 items, you move up to 6%. So the aim is to get those first 6 sales for a low ticket, high search volume keyword.

I also like to make the most of my backlinking efforts targeting the new keywords with a WordPress plugin called Automatic Backlink Creator. <== You can read more about that by clicking this link.

When you create a site with multiple products in the same niche, it is a good idea to have at least 3 to 5 buyer keyword variations of each product and write a story or new post centered around each keyword and soon you’ll have an authority site in your niche. It takes time to do this but if you target the keywords correctly, each time you add another product to your site, you’ll get more traffic and sales as the site keeps growing.

For more info on how to get backlinks and find buyer keywords, have a look at some of the related posts below.

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Mar 1, 2011

Convert Visits to Sales with “Buyer Keywords”

Convert Visits to Sales with “Buyer Keywords”

Profitable Buyer KeywordsOne of the biggest lessons I learned in my Internet marketing career is understanding how to find people online that are ready and willing to buy! Once I worked out how to do this, my Internet marketing efforts really started to take off. In this post I’m going to share with you some tips to help you master this vital online marketing concept, buyer keywords and convert visits to sales.

Finding the Buyers

Keyword data is the biggest factor that distinguishes online marketing from the offline world. Before the days of Google and keyword data, businesses relied heavily on market research companies to provide insight into the mind of the consumer.

These days we can simply analyze the keywords they type into Google and base a lot of our decisions on this. You might think this is obvious, however you would be amazed at how many people fail to grasp this.

Commercial Intent

This leads me onto my next point; ‘Commercial Intent’. This is simply judging how likely a person is to buy, based on the keywords they use in their search.

Ideally, you want to be driving traffic to your sites on keywords with high commercial intent, as these keywords will convert visits to sales at much higher rates than more general, information-seeking keywords.

Example Searcher

Let’s look at an example to demonstrate this point more clearly. If a person types “acne” into Google, I would consider this to be a low commercial intent keyword, the reason being that we can’t tell what their intention is at this stage. They may just want to learn about acne and how many people have it, or the main causes of acne. These searches are known as “information seeking keywords,” and they’re not likely to result in high conversions to sales for you.

However, let’s say that the person who typed “acne” into Google did in fact have bad acne and needed a cure. The next thing he/she might do, after they browsed some websites about acne, is head back to Google and refine the search a bit more.

They might start researching the kind of acne they have, and type into Google “Types of Acne.” This is not a buyer keyword, but it may reveal to the searcher that they have a type of acne known as cystic acne.

So they might now type into Google “cystic acne treatment” and read some more webpages about possible acne treatments that you can use. At this stage, the commercial intent of the keyword has increased, and the conversions to sales also increase with it. We know exactly what the searcher’s problem is and that they are looking for a solution for it.

You can take this even further by getting very specific, and get extremely high commercial intent with keywords like “buy cystic acne treatment.” When you see the word “buy” in the search phrase, the searcher is blantantly telling you that they are ready to buy.

Conversions & Profits

Essentially, the higher the commercial intent, the higher the conversion rate for keywords and the more profit you will make. Therefore, it is important to build your websites on keywords that have a high amount of commercial intent.

What you must keep in mind, though, are the traffic stats for a keyword. It’s all well and good to be targeting a super-high commercial intent keyword, but if no one is searching for it, then you won’t make a penny.

When I look at keyword figures I usually aim for no less than 500 exact match searches a month in the local market I am targeting. I then start with half a dozen keywords and build my sites from there, with the intention to grow the list of keywords I’m targeting out over time.

Also, I will often target lower search volume buyer keywords as my secondary keywords for a page. For example, if my primary keyword for a page is “cystic acne treatment” I might target “buy cystic acne treatment” as a secondary phrase to collect that extra bit of buyer traffic to that page.

Although there are several more steps to creating profitable affiliate sites, building on a solid foundation of buyer keywords is the most important thing to get right.

Feb 14, 2011

Best Backlinking Tips To Rank Better On Search Engines

Best Backlinking Tips To Rank Better On Search Engines

One of the most important parts of any SEO campaign is backlinking. The more links coming to your site the better it ranks in the search engines and the higher your site will climb up the search results. You could have the best looking site anyone has ever seen and without backlinks no one would ever know your site existed.

What are backlinks?

Backlinks are simply links from another site that link back to your site. Search engines love backlinks and the search engine spiders follow the links to your site and index the page making it easier for people searching online to find your site. Every backlink that a site adds that points back to your site is like a vote of confidence for your site. The more backlinks you have, the more votes your site is getting and the more popular your site becomes.

Where do I add backlinks?

Backlinks can be added to signatures in forum posts, in blog comments or in the resource box of a written article. Forums and blog posts only take minute to post but articles take some time to write. It’s always a good idea to add value in your posts, comments and articles and make people reading your words to want to know more so they will follow the link and click to your site.

When making a comment on a blog or website for the first time, it is a good idea to actually read the article and make your comment a very valuable part of the conversation. Try to engage the readers of that perticular site to respond to your comment by asking a question or express an opinion and ask for what the readers or site owner thinks about your point of view. Webmasters love when their readers get involved with the content of their site and it will almost assure that your backlink will become a permanent part of the site you backlinked from.

How do I add a backlink?

To add a backlink you simply, add this code to the comment box of the site you are adding a link to.

Your Keyword

Replace the with your site and the Your Keyword with your keyword.

Article marketing is a great way to get long-lasting and very targeted backlinks to your site. When you write an article about a specific niche, people interested in that niche will be searching for information about your topic on the search engines. Articles are full of content and text words that search engines love to index because that is how people search for things online, by typing words into a search engine. At the bottom of your artcile is your link back to your site.

Because your article and the information someone is searching for are about the same topic that they are looking for, the traffic generated by articles is specifically targeted to their interests. This makes your traffic highly targeted which to your offer or niche.

Articles can be published to article directories adding more backlinks and other website owners re-publish your articles on their sites and spread your backlinks over and over again. The more backlinks coming into your site, the higher your site ranks on the page of a search engine.

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Create a Google Alert for keywords. When you have a web page you want to rank for, set up a Google Alert for that keyword. Choose to get your alerts from blogs. Every time someone posts a blog

that has that keyword in it, Google will send you an alert in your email and you can click to the blog and add a comment to it. This will get you some traffic and help you rank higher.

Social media sites are another good way to get additional backlinks. Sites like Twitter and Facebook get indexed many times a day because so much content is added to them daily and the search engine spider will find your links and follow them back to your site.

Backlinking can be outsourced to have someone do the backlinks for you. If you do outsource your backlinking, make sure you use a company that will build your backlinks gradually over time. Instead of adding thousands of backlinks overnight like some backlinking software does, it is much better to add them steadily over time. Too many backlinks all at once looks very unnaural to a search engine and could get your site banned.

Backlinking and choosing the right keywords will go a long way to improving your search engine rankings. These basic tips for backlinking will work very well for getting your site indexed, getting traffic to your site and attracting very targeted traffic.

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Essential Foundations To Create A Responsive Email List

Essential Foundations To Create A Responsive Email List

Essential Foundations To Create A Responsive Email List

Email ListIf you want real power in your online business, then create an email list if you never have done so. When you engage in email marketing, you are going to be using the principles of building relationships via permission email marketing. If you want to market via email, then by law you’ll need to obtain their permission. Relationship promotions is more of an ideal; a best-practices term implying the best way to achieve profits from your email list. Very many small and larger businesses are inclined to drop the ball rather drastically in the area of rapport building with their lists. The net result is almost widely the same – a badly converting, unresponsive email list. It seems a practical thing that if you are going to put forth the effort, then you ought to do it right so you generate income.

One quite typical problem for so many is their list is actually comprised of people who are not their ideal audience. In other words, the list is not targeted to the right people for your offers. You must make sure you are correctly targeting people, and you must locate them in the right places. Do take the time and think of your squeeze page copy – or, what do people understand before they opt in? You also must be sure your website or blog is effectively targeting the right market. The content on your squeeze page for getting opt-ins has to be laser targeted, too. The more specific you are, then that will usually have the effect of reducing misunderstandings.

If you are relatively unknown in your market, then you have to make a sizzling impact on your readers. That means you have to show, with your content, that you do understand what you are talking about. You need to establish and build trust and be seen as some type of authority in your market. A great deal can be accomplished with proper positioning to your audience. Going further than that, your readers need to be able to possess some sense of confidence in you. It is just that your audience needs to sense that your information is reliable and trustworthy. That is why you must be very sure you knock them out with a positive impression.

It is amazing because people enjoy when they meet a person who is just friendly, helpful and is willing to provide solutions. People will acquire their impressions to a large extent from the content and general quality of information you produce. People are weary of the scams and useless information so often thrown together. Maybe we do not need to tell you have much garbage is out there, and people simply desire what is real and actionable for them. The worst thing is when a reader departs and feels like more time was put to no good use. Are you capturing the online market share you want to be?

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Feb 9, 2011

How I Promote Amazon Products

How I Promote Amazon Products

How to Sell Amazon Products

Promote On AmazonThis guide on finding a niche market outlines all of the steps that I take to find a new Amazon products niche. I feel like the niche selection process is one of the most important steps in building a successful Amazon product site. Even if you pick the best or most popular products to promote, you will never make sales on a regular basis without a great search engine ranking to bring targeted traffic to your site. This guide will teach you how to find a niche and a keyword phrase that will allow you to easily get a top ten search engine ranking on a keyword phrase that actually receives traffic.

This guide will NOT teach you how to actually build your website – it’s just a guide to get you to the point of being ready to start building your website that will actually be successful and make you money every single money!

There are many books available on How To Sell On Amazon directly on Amazon itself but this guide is about how I go about choosing products to sell on Amazon and how to promote Amazon products.

Amazon Product Selection
I always begin my search with product selection. You have to figure out what products you are going to be promoting before you can proceed to keyword and domain name selection. I use a number of different websites to find products. Ebay Pulse is a good website to see what people are looking to buy, although some of these products may not work well for this type of website. Even more so, some of these products may not even be available for sale on Amazon.

Everyone has their own method of finding products, but I personally think it’s so easy to find products on Amazon itself if I am going to be making a website to promote Amazon products. This saves me a lot of time in the long run because I never find a product that ends up not being available for promotion.

I mainly use the tools that are available to the general public on Amazon. Just go to their main page and select a department. You can then further refine the department until you get down to specific types of products. Any of these are potential niche ideas, although more research will be needed to find out if it’s a niche that you will be successful with. Start by simply making a list of some possible niche markets.

When you are searching within a particular category on Amazon, you can sort your results by ‘Bestselling’, ‘Avg. Customer Review’ and even by price. I like using these features to find some of the popular items or to target higher priced items. It does help sales a lot for a product you are promoting to have customer reviews.

You can also find out what people want to buy on by checking out Gift Central. Gift Central shows you some of the most wished for items in various categories or for different kinds of people (grandpa’s, for example). This is a superb way to find out about popular niche products that you would ordinarily not even think about.

A lot of people will only select products with a price of $150 or higher, but I don’t always agree with that policy. You will get lower commissions but better conversion rates with lower priced products and the opposite with higher priced products. This means that you will need more traffic to convert a single sale when you have a site promoting higher priced products. I really like it when I can find a niche that offers a bit of a variety of product prices so I have some cheaper items to promote that will get frequent sales and more expensive items that sell every now and again but bring great commissions.

Try to avoid the most mainstream high-priced items that are already over-promoted: TV, computers, etc. Although I do not have any specific places to recommend to find these specific products, new types of products that become available to the pubic are often the best niches to make a website for and they will usually have available domain names. Once you have a general product category, try to find new products made in that category within the past year or even products that will be coming out next year.

Keyword & Domain Name Selection
When I am trying to find a new niche market, I will only choose a primary keyword phrase that has the exact phrase available to register as a .COM domain name if possible. This is one of the most important aspects of my entire campaign besides actual product selection. Without it, getting search engine rankings will take more work, time and effort. I prefer spending my time researching and making new websites – not marketing and maintaining!

Obviously, almost everyone will know about keyword resources from Google: Google Insights and Google Keyword Tool.

Google Insights is great to find out whether a product is on the rise or decline. You don’t want to get on board with a product that people won’t want to buy a few years from now and on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll make a ton of money down the road if you get in on a product that is just starting and gains popularity over time. Insights will also give you suggestions of other relating search terms that are popular in addition to breakout searches featured on the right hand side of the page. An important point that I want to stress about Insights is to NEVER rely on these keywords to decide on a primary keyword phrase or domain name. Use this information as a guideline only to have an idea of the popularity of your products and whether they have seasonal tendencies.

Google Keyword Tool is used to actually select a keyword phrase for your product(s). You want to find a keyword phrase that has a good monthly search count. Although you will not see this option when you first make a search on the keyword tool, after your results are displayed you will be able to mark check boxes for “Broad, Exact and Phrase”. You can check each of these boxes to give you an idea of the power for your keyword phrase in various areas. I’ve provided a brief explanation of each of these settings below.

Broad – This number shouldn’t be taken too literally because you will likely never receive all of this traffic. This figure is a general traffic stat that will tell you how much traffic that subject receives, although the actual searches can be very different from your keyword phrase. If you end up creating an authority site that essentially covers every single topic for a subject, you could possibly see a portion of this search traffic.

Exact – Most people only go by the exact monthly search traffic in their keyword research. While this is a good practice, I don’t think the other numbers should be ignored. I have had many websites with low exact monthly search traffic that gets many times more traffic than sites with considerably higher exact monthly searches. That’s where the other two factors come into play, because you will usually target more than a single keyword phrase over an entire website.

Depending on the price of the product I want to sell, I usually look to get a bare minimum of 200 exact monthly searches for my primary keyword phrase. Obviously, more will be better but it’s hard to find available .com domain names containing the exact phrase for keywords that receive more than 1000 exact monthly searches. Some people claim to only make new sites with that kind of keyword traffic, but I believe automated scripts have snatched up almost all of these domain names. Whether that is true or not is not important because you don’t need that many searches to have a successful website that makes daily sales.

Phrase – I like using this stat in combination with the ‘Exact’ stat to get an idea of the traffic that I can reasonably go after with a new niche market. I will give you a brief example of how important this number really is. Let’s say your exact keyword phrase is “niche markets” and it receives 200 exact monthly searches (all made up figures, by the way). Most people will never consider this to be a good choice for a primary keyword phrase. However, if the ‘Phrase’ monthly traffic figure shows a reasonable amount of traffic then I would never pass up this choice as a primary keyword phrase. In fact, I want my ‘Phrase’ traffic to be considerably higher than my ‘Exact’ phrase traffic for my primary keyword. This gives me something to build my website with because all of those other keyword phrases that contain your primary keyword phrase will make for excellent content pages on your site.

You optimize the main page of your site for the primary keyword phrase and then have many other pages that are each optimized for a single long-tail phrase that contains your primary phrase (ie, “new niche markets” or “product niche markets”). When you add up the traffic of all of these keyword phrases, you receive the ‘Phrase’ traffic number. I view this as the real potential for a website.

Another important thing to look at for your keyword phrase with Google Keyword Tool is the search volume trend shown in the bar graph for each keyword phrase. Unless you are targeting a seasonal product, you want to see a fairly steady bar graph or a bar graph that is on the rise. Never go for something that is really high to start and almost gone towards the end of the bar graph. This means the keyword phrase is losing traffic. You should also remember that the monthly traffic figures that Google provides are based on a 12 month average (an average of the months shown to you in those green bar graphs for each keyword).If you find a keyword that is quickly gaining popularity, it could show a low monthly search average but actually be receiving many more searches.Finding Amazon Product Niches

When I find some real prospects for a keyword phrase, I ALWAYS download the CSV file from Google for the keyword results (there’s a download button at the top of the results). Open that file with a spreadsheet program and take a look at the search volume counts. It will show you a count from the previous month – this figure will give you a real idea of it’s current monthly search traffic. I believe this aspect is overlooked by automated programs and I have found keyword phrases with 500-800 average monthly searches that actually are receiving 1400 monthly searches as of last month. In almost all of these situations, I found the .COM domain name to be available for registration.

That brings me to my next point – domain name registration. ALWAYS try to get a .COM that is an exact match of your primary keyword phrase. An an example, if your keyword phrase is “niche market” then you want to be able to register “”. Keep searching through keyword possibilities until you find one that has an available domain name.

Unfortunately, after you make your way through all of these steps, this entire process can take numerous hours or even longer to find a good niche. You can even go all the way through the process only to never find a single available .com domain name. In this case, you just have to brush it off and search for another niche.

When you find an available .com domain name for your keyword phrase, you need to do one more bit of research on Google before you make a final decision.

Go to Google and search for your keyword phrase. You need to look for a few things when you do this search:

  • Paid Advertising (Look at top and on right)
  • Authority Sites in the Top Ten (About, Wiki, Amazon or other major sites in your niche)
  • Websites in the Top Ten with ALL/ANY of your keywords in the domain name
  • Websites in the Top Ten with the exact keyword phrase in the title and/or description
  • Websites in the Top Ten with more than one listing for the keyword phrase

It is OK to see some of the above things when you search for your keyword phrase, but if you see all of these things then you may want to consider another phrase. This should simply tell you how hard it is going to be to get ranked in the Top Ten with a quick look. If you would like to look at the competition a bit more, do the following on Google:

  • Search for the keyword phrase contained within quotes (ie: “niche market”). If you see more than 30,000 websites in those search results, you will need to put more effort into marketing, on-site optimization and content building. If you can find a keyword phrase with less than 10,000 results in this search, you should have a fairly easy time getting into the top ten if you follow the other guidelines I’ve talked about.
  • Search for the keyword phrase contained within quotes with “allintitle:” in front of it (ie, allintitle:”niche market”). If you see more than 10,000 websites, you will need more effort as stated above. In an ideal situation, I like this number below 1,000 or even below 500.
  • Go through each site in the Top Ten and perform a search to find out how many pages that particular website has (ie, I don’t have a set number I’m looking for here, but I like to mostly see websites that have a lower page count. When you find sites that have hundreds or even thousands of pages, this will let you know that you may need some extra effort to top these websites. The more pages a website contains, the more weight they will have in the search results in general (this helps to translate into a higher page rank for a site, which is why sites with millions of pages like wikipedia have high PR).
  • Just like before, go through the sites in the top ten and look to see how many backlinks Google shows for the website (ie, Unfortunately, you can’t take these exact numbers literally because new links will usually not show up in these results even if Google is already considering their weight. If a page other than the main page of a website is the ranking page in the top ten, check out the backlink count of that specific page as well as the entire domain name. This also helps you to determine the overall power of a website that you will compete with. Some people say to try and get as many backlinks as all of the pages in the top ten have combined to get a #1 ranking, but this isn’t needed in most cases unless you are in a high competition niche. You can be #1 with zero backlinks while the other sites below you have many backlinks – it’s just one of the many factors in the ranking equation.

Amazon Product BoxUltimately, you want a keyword phrase with decent exact and phrase monthly traffic that has relating Amazon products, an available .exact phrase .com domain name and fairly low competition in the search engine rankings. It is a lot of things that all need to come into alignment just right in order to be successful, but I hope you will be able to find these with more confidence after reading this guide.

Once you have found your keyword phrase and domain name, you are ready to create your website. Set up a WordPress blog on your web hosting account. Create nothing but “pages” for your entire website. Use one of these pages to replace your front page. I like to use this front page as a guide to the various areas of the website. My DogCrateSizes site should give you a pretty good idea of what I am talking about (it’s a .com website by that name, by the way).

I realized after reading a lot of people’s comments that they are failing at promoting Amazon products because of their poor niche, keyword and domain name selection. If you get these three factors right, I have actually found it difficult to FAIL promoting Amazon products. I put very little effort into marketing my niche product websites and am able to quickly obtain top ten search engine rankings. With a bit of marketing work, I can usually get to #1 within a couple months of starting a new site.

I run a lot of different websites and constantly make new ones, so I really don’t devote a lot of time to the marketing process. I find that if you put some serious thought and effort into the planning of your website then all of the other pieces will fall into place with ease.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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Feb 7, 2011

Tips For The Best Conversions Possible

Tips For The Best Conversions Possible

Best ConversionsEveryone in affiliate marketing and online marketing says traffic is king but I disagree. It’s very important for sure but I say Conversions is King. Why do I say that you ask? Because I have sites that get thousands of hits a day that make less money than some sites that only get four hits a day. That’s right! 4 per day! These sites get the best conversions possible so of course, I had to have a closer look at the to see why they did so well.

Plenty of online businesses have found that a site that includes multiple forms of monetization is the most profitable and effective approach. One important point is do not take it to the extreme with affiliate ads or whichever you have. While all the ads may look nice and promising to you, I assure you most of your readers will not appreciate it. But recognizing your conversions can be spread-out and casting a larger net will increase your profits bit by bit. No matter what you do, be sure to test everything. Here are a few very solid suggestions for you.

There are some niches that do not respond well to email marketing but the number of markets in which a list works very well is quite large in comparison. If you have a current business but have not yet begun to create a list, then that really should be your number one priority. Get Started With Email Marketing

I strongly urge you to begin exercising the power that exists in your online business. If you aren’t having success with your efforts, then your main goal should be to troubleshoot the situation.

Have you optimized your subscription box spots?

Is your optin giveaway as powerful as it can be and something your visitors really want?

Is your traffic generation bringing in the right people for your site?

You need to look closely at those areas if you are optimizing your site for list building.

When you are trying to find an ideal product to promote, you simply must align the product or service with your site visitors. The two considerations have to do with how the product is doing in the marketplace as well as what your audience is looking for. Imagine a very hungry audience and match it up with the perfect “bait” – the product.

The best approach is to avoid the immediate hard sell and instead go for the softer pre-sell approach. People don’t want to be “sold to,” and you are probably the same way. It’s much better to buy from someone that really offers value to the client in helping them solve a problem or make a buying decision.

Honest product reviews have performed very well in the past, explaining both the benefits and shortcomings of the product. Comparing two competing products works very well.

No product is perfect, point out the imperfections honestly.

Ask yourself, if you were on this optin page, “What’s in it for me?” Make it worth the click.

Don’t sell on the review site, let the product sales page do the selling.

A review is an authentic form of preselling, but it is not the normal approach when people discuss preselling.

There are many advantages to promoting your own products. As a product owner, you can do cross-promotional offers and also develop new products. The very best and most tried and true strategy with this is building an upward spiraling sequence of offers.

Employ list segmentation, the point is to promote higher priced products each time someone buys from you. The key here is list segmentation; as people buy you place them in another list. Every person will constantly receive new content plus new promotions for progressively more expensive products.

Take very good care of your list giving lots of valuable free content to your list and especially your buyers. Spoil your buyers rotten. Keep giving them freebies that will help them and they will keep buying from you and referring people to you.

Follow these tips for the best conversions possible and watch your conversions and profits soar steadily.

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