Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A tool you cannot live without

Well, I've never really tried to sell anyone anything on this blog, but there's always a first. It would have to be pretty awesome for me to do it, and this is.

This may sound a little like a sales pictch, but folks, it's MY story....and you don't see something like this every day.

You know how you constantly read the posts from the really successful marketers on forum boards who say things like, "well I created 100 sites today", and you say to yourself, "how in the world are they doing this?"

I don't know about you, but I go into WHM and create my site profiles one by one.

And then it hit me: automation!

I found myself determined to figure out how they were doing this so quickly. I knew there had to be some trick, some secret to this process. The problem is this: the super successful internet marketers using this advanced technology are not giving up their secrets!

So, I resolved to save my money and some day, hire my own programmer to write me a program that could generate 100s if not 1000s of domain accounts, instantly!

UNTIL NOW!

This is crazy, but this powerful domain account generation program is now available for people like you and me to buy!! I'm still in shock. This is priced so far below what it would cost to hire a programmer to write a private version that I am still checking my eyesight to make sure I'm seeing it correctly.

Don't delay, get access to one of the most well-kept internet marketing secrets around: automatic domain account generation. Bypass WHM, Cpanel, just forget about them!!

Automation is the name of the game and key to duplicating your success, over and over!

So, how many sites have you created today?

Get it now.

Friday, September 23, 2005

I'm celebrating today!

I just got my very FIRST comment that was NOT blog comment spam.

I must be arriving.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Keywords, keywords, keywords!

Keywords are the backbone of your site's success. Sure, you need to build a decent looking template, and get traffic to it, but what you need to ask yourself what kind of traffic will be "buyer traffic"? In truth, whether you are relying on organic (free) traffic, or paying for your vistors through AdWords or some other PPC campaign, you need to target the "right" keywords.

So, what are the "right" keywords?

Here are a few thoughts:
  • Use product or product category names with qualifier words like:
    - free
    - compare
    - review
    - cheap
    - discount
    - buy
  • Use prahses like:
    - "how do I"
    - "learn how to"
  • Focus on buyer behavior words like:
    - find
    - list
  • Think of "life events" that people would search for answers on or help with, how does your site fill that need?
  • Focus on "you", not "I"
These are just a few of the keyword research ideas I use all the time, quite successfuly.

AF

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

One man's efforts....

This post is dedicated to my friend, Todd Taylor, who is formerly from Gulfport, MS, an area very hard hit by Katrina. He's a fellow affiliate marketer, and in fact was the one responsible for getting me into this business.

He saw an incredible need, and was moved to help his former hometown in ways that not every person would do. He dropped everything, put business on hold, and began to raise support, supplies and money. He's on his way tomorrow, with a caravan of relief supplies.

I could tell his story, but he can do it much better than I, so please visit his Katrina Relief blog, and if you feel so inclined, help out. 100% of the money is going toward relief in Gulfport, MS.

AffiliateGirl

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Is there anything Google likes?

I recently read a blog post about a site owner who did a little SEO experiment. He had heard that putting your keyword in the first position in your title tags was good for ranking results. So, on a site he owned that consisted of product pages, with categories and product names, he switched the order of the tags from "site name, keyword" and "category, keyword" to list keywords first. His results? Dropping in the SERPS by 10 positions for the category pages and 3 positions for the index page.

One commenter on this entry stated, "...This could make sense as (Google) penalizing SEO research activity."

I had to laugh! Now who knows if this is true of Google or not. Who knows if this "experiment" was even scientific enough to prove anything at all.

The point is this (and DO listen carefully!): Google hates you doing anything to try and rank better! If G had it's way, nobody would ever do anything at all to affect their site's ranking. Not ever. They would just love to be the sole deciding factor on how you do in the rankings.

But that's not how the world works, is it? :-) And is it any wonder that a lot of people will do whatever it takes to beat them? Hey, I used to be as white hat as they come. Guess who pushed me to the dark side? You guessed it. The big G.

But that's a story for another time.

Tell me how to make money!!

I recently had a very bad experience with my AOL instant messanger. You see, for all my technical abilities, I had never done "chat". I'd always viewed it as a "waste of time". When I'm at my desk, I'm working.

However, lately I 've needed to get with the twenty-first century and learn to IM. It can be a quite valueable tool when you are working as a beta tester for someone's product and you need live real-time help.

I didn't know that I could "disallow" everyone else from contacting me. So, when I got an IM from someone I didn't know, I was a little shocked, but I answered. The person had found me at one of the private forums and had a few questions. So far, so good. I answered the initial questions, but then (I'll use "he" for simplicity) he began to ask me things like,

"how much money do you make?"
"what are your techniques"
"how many sites do you have?"

Now, in the right context, I may be willing to answer these questions, but not with a total stranger. Even worse, he totally ignored some very good advice I was giving him and just continued to assault me with questions. When I refused to say how much I made (I answered with $x,xxx ). He got nasty with me. That was when I eneded the conversation.

Do you ever notice that there are people who visit the forums who don't really want to pay their dues to learn? Take hard knocks, setback, whatever. They post things like, "can you tell me how you make websites so fast?" "Can you tell me how you make one site a day"? The answer is: "no". I can't do that. I can give you some great tips, point you in the right direction, but you must do this for yourself. I think this guy was one of those people. I don't have room for them in my world.

I was shaking after the encounter. I truly felt my space had been violated (it had been actually). But, I let it happen because I didn't know how to use my tool.

The lesson here? You can have all the tools to make you successful (whether it's online or offline business or just "life tools" needed for living a successful life), but if you don't understand them and utilize them correctly, they are useless. This is why the concept of "taking action" is so important. You can't dream your way to success.

So, I took the time to study my MSN and AOL IM software and that is not going to happen to me again.

Affiliate Girl