New Section! Landing Page Templates

April 9th, 2011 by admin 2 comments »

I have just added a new section to the top navigation bar – Free Landing Page Templates! Right now there is only one, but there will be many more to come! I’m going to categorize and attempt to list them all on a single page so it’s easy to browse for one that catches your eye when you get your next campaign idea without having to click all over the place.

Here’s a screenshot of the first landing page added:
Presell Template #1

There are many more to come, so stay tuned. Subscribe to the RSS feed to stay updated!

InstantWatcher.com – An Example of an Awesome Affiliate Website

March 8th, 2011 by admin 1 comment »

The best websites in my opinion are usually a combination of utility, function, and entertainment – InstantWatcher.com somehow manages to be all three. It’s a simple site idea that lets Netflix users find instantly available movies better then you can on Netflix itself. The result?

  • Doesn’t rely on paid traffic
  • Doesn’t rely on Google SEO traffic
  • The users do the bulk of the link building and drive new traffic/referrals
  • Attracts lots of organic links and publicity due to being genuinely useful
  • Enjoys lots of repeat visitors

Instant Watcher
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Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins [Republished]

March 4th, 2011 by admin 2 comments »

Scientific Advertising by Claude HopkinsClaude Hopkins, the father of modern advertising techniques, believed that “Advertising is salesmanship,” and as such it should be measurable and justify the results that it produced. In Scientific Advertising, he explains precisely how to do that, and the principles he discovered and documented are as true today as when they were first written. This business classic covers mail-order marketing, headlines, psychology, strategy, budgeting, and more advanced subjects like negative advertising and how to test an advertising campaign. Whatever advertising medium you use, from print to the Internet, the fundamental principles of Scientific Advertising are universal and timeless.

 

“Nobody, at any level, should be allowed to have anything to do with advertising until he has read this book seven times” — David Ogilvy

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Manually Figure Out Which States are Converting w/ Prosper202

February 26th, 2011 by admin 7 comments »

Affiliate Optimization: Which States Convert?

As you probably know, many traffic sources are ALL about the CTR of your ads. The higher the CTR on your ads, the lower price you pay for a click, and the easier it is for you to make money.

After you’ve been testing your new campaign, you should look and see which which states are most profitable for you, and which ones are the losers.

This is HUGE if you are advertising on Facebook Ads since they are all about the CTR. Wouldn’t it be nice to cut out high impression, low conversion states?

Read More: Manually Figure Out Which States are Converting w/ Prosper202

Interview with Eskil Nordhaug of Profitapolis.com

February 12th, 2011 by admin 4 comments »

Eskil NordhaugYou’re not going to want to miss this one, folks. Today I have a very special treat for you – an interview with Eskil Nordhaug of Profitapolis.com, one of my absolute favorite affiliate marketing blogs.

Eskil is one of those guys who I madly respect – he is truly genuine and it shows. You may know him as the poster behind the username ImagesAndWords on Wickedfire, or maybe you follow him on Twitter already.

I asked Eskil a lot of specific questions, and as usual he doesn’t disappoint in the quality and helpfulness of his responses. If you’re in the affiliate game, listen close!
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Highest Volume Keywords by Category

February 11th, 2011 by admin 3 comments »

Use Google Insights for Search, then choose a category but leave the keyword field blank, and hit Search.

Most Searched Keywords

Highest volume keywords on the left. Highest trending keywords on the right. Is this data 100% accurate? Well I don’t really know – Google could be holding back – but this is the best way I’ve personally found to find the most popular keywords.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Manufacture Your Own Keyword Lists

February 11th, 2011 by admin No comments »

KeywordMixer.com is a simple web-based app that lets you manufacture your own keyword lists without having to type everything out manually. It’s like Excel, but it doesn’t take a minute to boot up and load, which is great for manufacturing keywords quickly and on the fly.

Just a few years ago, keyword tools were all the rage. They were marketed in such a way that suggested the keyword tool you used is the secret to profitable campaigns. While keywords are important, you don’t need expensive and fancy tools. For research, use the Google Keyword Tool or Google Insights for Search. For multiplying keywords together, use KeywordMixer.com

Keyword List Example – How To Use It

For the example, I’m having the tool combine “Chevy” and “Chevrolet” with all the USA models which I found on Wikipedia (a favorite research tool btw). Click the image to enlarge it.
Keyword Mixer

When you click the “Combine” button, it simply iterates through and prints out the keyword variations for you. Copy/paste them as you please.

Read this post in particular on keyword research and it should be clear why this is useful :)

Banned from Google [Video]

February 11th, 2011 by admin No comments »

An Example of Great Advertising

February 4th, 2011 by admin No comments »

Hotel key card –> pizza ads

Hotel key card

AdBeat Beta is Free For Only 2 More Weeks!

January 11th, 2011 by admin 3 comments »

adbeat

I just received an email saying Adbeat will be closing from public beta in about 2 weeks, so you should sign up here while it is still free!

What is Adbeat? It lets you see the top PPC ads across the Google Content Network, Yahoo/MSN PPC, DoubleClick, Adsonar, and Pulse360!

You can search out specific advertisers in your niche, and see which adcopies they use the most. You can also search out specific publishers and see which ads appear the most on their sites. You can see which ads appear most on a network by network basis.

It really kicks ass.

Since it is still free, I recommend taking tons of notes on the adcopies used in the markets you compete in! You know, for future reference and stuff ;) update: the free period is over.

I originally found out about it by watching an interview on Mixergy.com (great site!) with the owner, Mike Colella, entitled The $2.2 Million Affiliate Who Wouldn’t Let Me Interview Him – with Mike Colella