11 Top Tips for Growing Your Blog in 2015

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Blogging in 2015 is not for the faint hearted. With so many blogs out there in cyberspace, the naïve approach highlighted in the 1989 baseball movie Field of Dreams (namely, ‘If you build it, they will come’) no longer holds true. Bloggers of the past were assured a readership almost by virtue of the medium’s novelty. Today’s blogger has not only to write blog posts, but must know how to maximise the chances of those posts being seen by the right people.   So how can you, blogging in … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on Outbrain

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One of the earlier posts in this series offered An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on Taboola, a revolutionary platform enabling you to route traffic to your website from high-end online publications. Today’s post is about advertising on Outbrain, Taboola’s main competitor. Here’s how the technology works. Big publishers such as CNN.com use Outbrain’s algorithms to recommend other relevant articles to their visitors. Where it gets interesting is that these algorithms can also … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on Trafficvance

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Even though the company has been around since 2006, there’s a buzz about Trafficvance on the major affiliate marketing forums. So what’s the big deal? Well, Trafficvance promises to deliver uniquely high converting traffic to your landing page. They do this by showing your ads to customers who’ve downloaded their gaming software and who’ve also agreed to view advertising material. The clever part is this: these gaming apps also contain tracking code to gather information about the … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on Taboola

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Even though you may not realise it, if you visit big online publications like the Daily Mail Online, Elle magazine, Time and the Weather Channel, you’ve already encountered Taboola. Theirs is the business behind those clickable thumbnail links in your sidebar: the ones usually labelled ‘Don’t miss’ and featuring stories about One Direction and Myleene Klass. Like most of us, you probably find them distracting yet strangely compelling. With so much content out there, it’s tough to get your … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide to Advertising on 50onRed

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If you’ve been in affiliate marketing for a while, you’ll know how hard it is to achieve organic search results. So the smart marketer is one who covers all their bases, attracting traffic by a range of means. As a savvy affiliate, you can’t afford to ignore the potential of 50onRed, a traffic platform enabling you to pick and choose technologies that easily connect your campaigns with international markets.        How Does 50onRed Work? 50onRed uses cost per click (CPC) … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide To Advertising on Reddit

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    Affiliate marketing isn’t a licence to print money overnight, and as an affiliate you’re committed to growing your audience through every avenue available to you. In 2015, one of the most direct routes to a large number of people has to be Reddit. The self-styled ‘front page of the internet’, Reddit resembles a wiki generated by an espresso fiend. In a nutshell, it’s an online community where members post links to content such as blog posts, news items, pictures and … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide To Advertising on ZeroPark

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Traditional approaches to affiliate marketing are highly competitive. Furthermore, many advertising providers (e.g. Google Adwords) discourage the use of their platforms for affiliate marketing purposes. If you’re serious about making money from affiliate marketing, you need to think outside the box. ZeroPark is an advertising platform that uses parked domains. It was developed with affiliate marketing in mind, so it’s the ideal choice for anyone who wants to up his or her affiliate marketing … [Read more...]

An Affiliate Marketer’s Guide To Advertising on PlentyOfFish Ads

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If you’re trying to make money through affiliate marketing, but aren’t using PlentyOfFish’s advertising platform, you’re missing an excellent opportunity. PlentyOfFish (POF) is the world’s leading dating website, with over 76 million registered users. The POF self-serve advertising system is extremely popular with affiliate marketers, and arguably provides a higher ROI than other common platforms, such as Facebook and Google.     Why Should All Affiliate Marketers Be … [Read more...]

Back to Basics — Essential Pay Per Call Tips for Affiliates

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Back to Basics -- Essential Pay Per Call Tips for Affiliates For quite a few marketers, Pay Per Call is a tricky beast to get a handle on. Like its cousin Pay Per Click, Pay Per Call has a bit of a learning curve and can be intimidating to newcomers. Even seasoned veterans can often benefit from a bit of a refresher on the basics. Whether you're new to Pay Per Call or know the medium inside and out, the following ground rules and best practices should serve you well. Focus on Services … [Read more...]

Building a content business the easy way

Building a content business the easy way Many times I'm asked how to build up a content business, such as a blog or a news type site. The answer might surprise you. All the time I hear that it's so hard to get traffic the natural way anymore and that you have to spend all this money and use all these "black hat" tactics to get any real traffic. I couldn't disagree more. Quality Content, is the most important step. But what I mean by quality is probably not what you're used to … [Read more...]