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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Affiliate In-Text Advertising Launches


Skimlinks has announced that it is launching Skimwords 2.0, which will provide affiliate links within in-text ads. This opportunity will convert certain keywords into affiliate links from their acquisition of AtmaLinks. It will match over 20 million product in real time to create these advertisements. Currently the product will only support product comparison services, by analyzing page content and turning ... Read More »

Marketing Like the Greatful Dead


Sometime ago, a great little book arrived for us in the mail. And it’s very much both of those things: It’s compact and it’s exceptional. It was a copy of David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan’s Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn From the Most Iconic Band In History. Sure to those who aren’t Deadheads, “Most ... Read More »

Myths of Yahoo Email Marketing


James Jrumbly of The Email Guide was curious about what exactly gets through from email marketers to Yahoo users.  So he decided to use Yahoo’s email visualization tool and learned quite a bit about the subject. This is a pretty damn good tool, and one of the things he noted is that almost 100,000 emails a second are delivered through ... Read More »

Groupon has CPA to Thank!


Despite all the naysayers about Groupon and its business model, the facts remain the same: Groupon is an enormous success and helped to launch an entire industry. Whether it will be worth $5 billion or $20 billion based on market capitalization will be determined by investors, but its anticipated valuation is noteworthy for a three-year-old company. What’s most interesting is ... Read More »

Is Comment Spam Illegal?


One of the techniques to generate traffic and in theory, backlinks, that is often pushed by some “gurus” and get-rich marketing products is Comment and TrackBack spam. This is a technique in which often people use automated software to spam blogs with comments or trackbacks. Comments are often messages that are nothing more than automated messages left on people’s blogs, ... Read More »

Marketers Must Start Bing Optimization


Here’s the issue simply. Almost every SEO Company works completely on Google optimization. In fact, almost SEO companies seem to spend all their time obsessing over Google’s infamous algorithyms, how these affect the search engine results and what they can do to get better results. Without knowing what Google is doing, how to make the changes, they can’t advise their ... Read More »

Matt Cutts of Google: SEO Is Good


Matt Cutts, the guy who determines what SEO spam is, what blackhat and white hat, and can basically ban your site from Google has been nice enough to share the following video which basically says that he really loves SEO. In a few words, he says that people are better than technology and SEO does a lot of great things ... Read More »

Affiliates MUST attend ADTECH


November 8-10th in NYC, held at the worst convention center in the world (no hotels, no restaurants in the area) will be ADTECH. Many affiliates do not attend ADTECH feeling that it is not for the affiliate industry; thinking that the lack of training, affiliate centric topics will make it a boring event.  They are wrong, and in fact missing ... Read More »

Is Flash Sales a New Opportunity?


Could Flash Sales be a new affiliate marketing opportunity? As more and more sites are turing to flash sales as a method of marketing, they seem to be almost expected. This technique, which seems to have a better longevity than the now failing Daily Deal model, provides significant discounts to consumers of certain products for a limited tiem HubPages says ... Read More »

Google Panda Causes Job Losses?


If you didn’t know, just a few days ago, Google updated Panda again, and quite a few more sites dropped off the radar. This change however perhaps is one of the biggest changes since the original panda update. Tons of complaints have been logged all over the blogosphere with people calling Matt Cutts, the head of all search, nothing less ... Read More »

More CPA Networks Sued for Affiliate Patent


Once again, the company claiming to own basically the patent for affiliate marketing, Essociate has gone after another batch of affiliate and cpa networks, including Peerfly, COPEAC, CPAWAY and Neverblue. Currently cases against several other major CPA Networks are ongoing, and many of them still not resolved. However, in their quest to get as much money as soon as possible, ... Read More »

ClickBank B’Slaps JV IM’s Again


As part of ClickBanks continued desire to pretend to clean up their act, they have instituted another policy. Because of all the crap on Clickbank and more important Affiliates Revolt Against Clickbank, they have instituted a policy that will help them collect more money. However, it doesn’t address the issue of continued scams on ClickBank and worse, the fact that ... Read More »

Why are CPA Networks Paying Late?


Recently I’ve heard that several, including possibly the largest, CPA Networks are starting to pay affiliate late. It seems to be a topic of conversation on several message boards, that several networks, to be unnamed aren’t paying their bills on the normal schedule required of them. Because of that many major affiliates who have been with these networks are starting ... Read More »

Must Have Stuff & Gadgets For Affiliates


Every so often I waste my money on things that I don’t really need. That might explain why my storage is filled with about dozen types of stereo speakers, every sort of cleaning device for clothing and god knows how many chairs that I didn’t like. If you are anything like me, you like spending your money on ridiculous things. ... Read More »

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