Affiliate Program Marketing
One of the most popular ways to earn money on the Internet
is through Affiliate programs. Known as 'Affiliate or
Associate Marketing'. Basically, Affiliate Marketing
is marketing other businesses products or services for
them. You get a percentage of the sales you make.
Affiliate programs are also an excellent way for webmasters
to profit from un-used advertising space on their sites.
The best guide to Affiliate Marketing we have found
is the ebook, Associate
Program Marketing Handbook written by Marlon Sanders.
|The ebook covers
the basics of Affiliate Marketing and explores 23 ways
to promote your affiliate programs such as the customization
of 404 error pages, purchasing affordable and legal website
traffic, tracking methods, surveys, creating and selling
your own products and more.
Visit AssociateHub.com for more information on Affiliate Programs.
More information on Affiliate Programs.
I think it is important not to always view
competition as competiton. Often times you can 'partner' with
these businesses. On the web this is often done in the form of
Reciprocal links can be a fabulous way to boost
your traffic AND your ratings in search engine results. To
keep the integrity of your site however - you really should
make sure that the links relate to your site content and that
they add value to your site. If it isn't a site you would want
to visit, why would you send your own site visitors there?
Also - try to stay away from the 'banner ad'
type of site. Your link page should be set up attractively and
it should be easy to navigate and add value to your site.
Search Engines and
Submitting your site to search engines and
directories is a crucial component to your promotional
efforts. There are hundreds of places
where you can submit your site. Before submitting to any
search engines, you are going to want to include meta tags in
your site. A lot of webmasters overlook this and their success
Meta tags are insertions in your HTML (the
programming language your website is written in) that include
things like your site title, description and key words. When
you submit to search engines - they send what is known as a
'spider' to your site. The spider reads the HTML coding on
your site and the first thing the majority of spiders look for
are these meta tags.
We will be exploring and keeping current
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Writing articles is a terrific way to get FREE
advertising. Consider writing an article for websites and
newsletters that are related to your own business. Often times
webmasters will include your articles and be greatful for
fresh quality content that they can offer to their visitors.
In exchange you get a link back to your site and a small plug
about your business.
This is a terrific opportunity to put forward
your best foot. Don't be afraid to offer your knowledge and
expertise for free in this way. It will gain you respect and
traffic - both of which you need to gain a client or
Here is a list of websites that accept article submissions.
There are zillions of places to place paid ads.
Do your homework. Find sites that have a lot of quality
traffic, make sure the traffic is your audience. Budget a
monthly amount that you will put toward advertising. Keep
accurate stats on how well your ad did.
You will need to have some banner ads created
for you. Make them attractive and easy to read. Appeal to the
audience you want to capture and give them an incentive to
click through to your site.
Don't neglect them. Research magazines that
relate to your audience and place an ad. Try to implement a
way to keep track of the ads success. Survey your customers
and find out how they discovered you.
This is just a brief
overview on your business promotion - we will explore this
subject in depth on the site and in our newsletter. If you
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on promoting your website visit our articles section.