Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time is Money but Commitment brings Success

Hello everyone, It has been a while since my last post. Earning online wasn't easy as first thought by me. It's a hard committed journey. And I learned it the hard way around. Their was even a time when I felt giving up because the earnings had no growth and I was putting so much time into this. Especially looking at others earnings and "testimonials" you tend to frown at your dwindling earnings. And starts to feel insecure on this journey. But something that does happen with time is (if you already established your blog firmly) is that you get more visitors from various sources to your blog. And this in return increases your earnings. Its not a magical increase but enough to give your confidence back.

I recently read another blogger's post who had put up a post saying that he had crossed the $1000 earning per MONTH. And no need to say I read so many of these posts, but it was at the last minute that something caught my eye. It was in the form a reply by the blogger to a comment asking how he managed such a feat. The answer he gave was fabulous, in that he had replied that he didn't set up a blog over night and earn money from this system within a month, infact this feat had taken him 3 YEARS!!! Some might frown at this time frame, many would argue that they could do better. May be they could or may be they won't. But the commitment the blogger showed to hang on to his blog for 3 years with commitment shows how much is left for us to grow. He consistently replied to his comments saying he still has to learn from this great system. This is very true.

Their are many "Gurus" and "masters" online who say they have cracked the code to adsense or will share their life experience for 'X' amount of cash. But the real fact is, there are no shortcut to success. You go to do it the hard way around. One who finds "shortcut" methods won't last long. We are on our own in this journey, So have a firm idea, a strong blog and with some good commitment and with time you will be rewarded.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Growing Your Success With Facebook..!!

Ever thought of facebook as a money making opportunity for you, other than wasting our day commenting, stalking and updating your self online, well you might wanna give it some thought after all.. Facebook has over 350 million users world wide and counting, and for sure facebook can help your business or site to grow.. BUT CAN YOU..?!

Facebook growth and revenue numbers are all on the rising end.. it has no where to go but up. But unfortunately facebook is social site and not business or a marketing site.. many people come there to check what's taking place around them and their friends. Some aren't even remotely interested in any other thing once there on facebook land. For example.. some of my grateful readers "shared" the content on other popular sites for their friends and other users to read.. and most of the time facebook take back stage, while sites like stumble upon and twitter take top seat. Not to mention spamming on facebook is strictly not allowed. And facebook can sometimes be very punishing on rule breakers and spammers..!!!

So does this mean facebook is utterly useless for website owners and affiliate marketers..?! Well not quite, while you may not have the luxury of tapping facebook users the way you like, you can certainly try to do it.. the Facebook style..:) I'm of course talking about facebook ads.. alright okay.. before you come to any conclusions already on this let me tell you something first.. facebook ads are more attracting than other PPC ads, advertiser has tons of targeting options ranging from sex, age, relationship status, and many more. So if you really want to categorically target specif users for your site or product then facebook ads is your best choice. it certainly costs money, but its bound to be a well worth investment. So try it out and see if it works for you.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Infolinks - The Next Generation Of Advertising

For many years the methods of online advertising was through banner ads, pop-ups and Pay Per Click (PPC) and they are very much active even to date. These methods of advertising over the internet brought new turn a rounds in the advertising industry, as we all know the PPC advertising method alone is now a billion dollar plus business. But just like humans evolved with time, so does methods of advertising and the new method of PPC advertising has emerged and is known as "In Text Advertising". In Text Advertising basically means pieces of plain text in your web/blog converted into advertising links. And a company that has been dominating this In text advertising field is "Infolinks".

Infolinks is a new found wealth to many. Infolinks offers the next generation of In Text Advertising, for your website, leading the industry with the most relevant Pay Per Click In Text advertising links and the highest revenue share for publishers. This gives bloggers (big or small) a new way to earn revenue from their content instead of relying solely advertising space.. Infolinks takes pride in being a leader in In text advertising, and publishers and advertisers alike our happy with the services provided.

Here are some common questions tackled..

Is Infolinks Legit.. Or is it a scam..?!

Infolinks is very much real. And there are no scams involved in anyway. Infolinks is a legitimate online advertising company, Just like Adsense. And there are tens and thousands of people that were paid by Infolinks for their services.

So how does Infolinks work..??

Infolinks intelligently scans your web pages using a unique algorithm and converts carefully selected keywords into cost-per-click (CPC) In-Text ads. Then, Infolinks automatically inserts highly relevant In-Text ads into your website’s content, leading to record high conversion rates.

Each time your website visitors click on an In-Text ad, you get paid. They seek the advertisers, you get the revenues, and they make sure you keep most of it with the industry’s highest revenue share offer.

Is Infolinks available to all..?? Can Anyone from Anywhere Join In..??

Yes.. Anyone from any country that has web/blog space with good socially accepted content can join in. Infolinks platform is open to any online publisher, big or small, with no setup fees, no minimum requirements for page views or visitors and no hidden commitments.

For more detailed answers to your questions go to Infolinks FAQ section here

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Big Reason Why You May See Lower Ad Earning Results

With today's ever growing internet community, more and more people are getting ad-blindness. This is their inability to spot the ads more effectively or ignoring it as a whole. Nowadays many people even use Ad-blocker scripts and add-ons to stop displaying their adds while their browsing. Some mad people even PAY to get such "Pro" softwares. What they do or do not understand is that by this method their depriving the web owner of revenue, which he uses for his benefit and of course to maintain the site with quality. I think it really breaks the cause of internet marketing. I mean seriously with more and more ad-blocker scripts, softwares and add-ons available in the market how are websites ever gonna make money, especially those who rely solely on PPC/PPV ad revenue from their site. This is a great reason why many AdSense and other ad network users see less earning results these days. And seeing the ever growing amount of people using such programs, it will soon be a fight for revenue from PPC ad networks in the future. I think people should stop using ad-blocker programs, because it will definitely kill some ones hard earned revenue from their websites. But it is also important to remember that there are still millions of global internet users that don't use such programs, so it's not "all out" yet..:)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Do Banner Ads Work..??

Yes, they do work and is a very reliable method of advertising to gain a solid income. Banner ads ROCK if done properly, which means you should know what your doing. Banner ads are unique and if your the owner of the site you have absolute control of the pricing of ad space, and most of the time advertisers listen out to you. Although PPC advertising is widely recognized and accepted as a medium for advertisers, many underestimate the true potential in banner ads. It offers great chances to both Advertisers and Publishers.

For advertisers - Banner ads could lead to better results than PPC. And since the banner is designed by the advertiser they have the liberty to customize and design the ad to specifically target and grab the users attention. That means you will get better quality, targeted traffic to your website than limited word PPC ads. But banner ad space is never cheap, especially if your targeting user with high buying potential, which means you will have to advertise on sites which has high quality traffic with a stable niche, where prices will start at $4500-$5000 (US Dollars) per month (remember this is a very high end example.. prices vary from site to site, ad space, contract period and company/product value, so don't worry there will be other sites that accept banner ads for lower prices..).

Remember results are not guaranteed, success of your ads and end product depends on you, but the initial investment is pretty much very high. If done properly with proper designing and targeting you will see great results. Its risky, yes... but if done properly, you will be enjoying great success..:)

For publishers - Publishers can benefit a lot from banner ads too, unlike PPC ads where you have to wait till someone clicks on your ads to receive a payment. Banner are most of the time priced per month on a fixed price, so that means for publishers that at the end of the month
you will get your money no matter how the ad performed on your site (usually results are guaranteed). Since your the boss, you have the power to dictate terms and prices to the advertiser, because it is them who want to advertise on your site.. (don't over do it though.. you might blow away the opportunity that came looking for you..?! :-P)

But as always.. the downside of banner ads is, advertisers mainly look for sites that are already set and can offer good results to their ad. So if your just starting out or have been in the business a while but still not set in.. then usually advertiser don't even bother to use banner ads on your site, simply because your site doesn't offer what the advertisers look for. Hey.. but who knows, a local company that's also just starting out may be interested in tapping into cheap form of advertising and may contact you to advertise on your site..:) things like this do happen, so it very well could be you.

Just a small warning to publishers though, people visit your site for the content and for what your site offers and not just for the ads, so don't get carried away by the income generated from banner ads and cramp the site with ads in every possible corner you can, this will turn off your users and in the long run it could very well lead to loosing your sites quality and ad space value. See example below..

So as you heard banner ads DO work.. It can bring you great results. If you know what your doing, then it will be more meaningful and in the long run for publishers it could be a very lucrative opportunity..:) So if your wanting some professional help on learning how to make a income out of banner ads, I would recommend "Banner Ad Blueprint" Find Out for yourselves how you can make income out of banner ads visit Banner Ad Blueprint here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Google AdSense is Still the King In PPC

No matter how many ad networks you sign up with, your probably not gonna get the same results as Google AdSense. Yes, it depends on your niche, traffic, content, and etc etc... but taking the bigger picture here, as in PPC marketing as a whole, Google still leads in all fronts. Now I have signed up with more than one ad network, but so far.. the best results come from Google. Well Bidvertiser do lead in some areas and some say yahoo ads does well too, but I'm yet to see such results as such.

My start up with Google wasn't great either, so I guess it will be too early to judge my results on other PPC ad networks too. But when it comes to Google, their ad base is large so your results are probably gonna be better. But also like their good side their is the other side too, that is they have a equally large publisher network over the world wide web. This is gonna break your earnings up, especially if your starting out and your traffic isn't that good and you have trouble in putting up fresh content, then your ad results will add up in cents...:@ I'm telling you, it just gets harder, many bloggers are effected. But if you work yourself up, and a have a good niche, with quality content with a satisfactory traffic base your probably will see much higher earnings. That's a lot to swallow at first, but build it up over time then everything will fall into place. Remember don't defy the King, only you will lose. Adhere to their policies and guidelines, optimize and target your ads properly I'm sure you will see much better results.

Another thing that makes Google AdSense unique is the quality of its ads. Most of the ads shown will be related to your content. And Google has strict guidelines even for their advertisers, strictly telling them not to put up text/image based ads telling "You are our 999,999th Visitor..!! Congratulations. Click here to claim your money" Or any of those kinda rubbish ads (which turn out to be scams), so that the publisher and Google retain the trust and confidence of the sites users. Remember Google is unique and delivers the best ads in all niches (with a exception of one or two). Profit wise depends on you and your blog's performance. And a small note to remember.. Google Adsense is a rich king that has opened their doors for you to cash in, use it wisely not foolishly.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Are Text Ads Better Than Image Ads

Are text ads far more effective than image ads on any ad network..??
Well actually this topic is up for debate on many points of view, mainly on topics such as your content, page ranking, amount of traffic to your site and more importantly on your niche. These steps decide how much you earn even if you have text based ads.

Image based ads - are more attractive than text based ads. It has unique colors and so its easy to spot by the reader. And most likely the visitor will be attracted to the ad which then generates revenue for you. And if your content is more image based (eg: Wallpaper site) then you are far better off putting image ads rather than text ads. You can try out putting text ads on a site like that too, but its more sensible to use image ads on a image site. But on the down side, image ads will show only ONE ad type on the ad unit regardless of its dimensions, where as text ads will show about 3 or 4 types of ads on a ad unit. So if a person is not interested on the shown image ad, your losing out on it then.

Text based ads - although not stylish and attractive as image ad, it does however have its value. Text ad colors can be easily be created to blend in or in contrast to your site by you. This depends on the theme and layout of your site/blog. Text ads offer the reader 3-4 different ads, so it gives the reader different choice of ads giving the publisher a better chance of earning.

In a short answer to the question.. Yes text ads are better. But that does not mean image ads are ineffective. There are more than one instances where sites earn more from their image ads than from their text ads. So it all depends on the sites content and niche. If the site is more towards an image content go for image ads. Otherwise go in for a blend of text or image ads. Where the type of ad will selected by the network to be shown in your site randomly.

Don't fear. Mix and match. See what suits you best.

Monday, March 8, 2010

A-B-C of Niche Marketing

Niche marketing in simple words is directly marketing out your own/affiliate product to a targeted audience. A good real world comparison would between an local pharmacy and a grocery store, so if a person wants to buy vegetables he/she will go to the grocery store. But if a person is looking to buy medicine he/she will shop at the pharmacy. So the niche of the pharmacy is medicine and the grocery store are vegetables. This topic is bit twisted to explain using online values as examples, but this would be more or less correct definition of online niche marketing as well.

Niche marketing is found out to be widely effective if done correctly. What this type of marketing does is, it brings potential buyers directly to your own/affiliate product. And the customers come looking for the product instead of you going after them to sell it. But to do it right it takes some effort. Finding a niche is easy but finding a PROFITABLE niche market is a little harder.

First and most importantly research your niche market throughly. Pick a strong and vibrant niche you know about. Remember the niche market is growing in numbers and value $$$. The world wide web is crawling with thousands of users with buying potential everyday so there are many marketing opportunities for your niche. So if your niche is sports, look into the topic, research about it through keywords, search results, on forums etc. Also very importantly find out who your competitors are, what are there strong and weak points. Analyze your market. Be strong on your niche when you step in to the market.

Secondly target the right audience. This is where most niche marketers go wrong, they target the wrong customers with their product. Remember if your niche is about sports, market your product/services to people looking for these exact services.. not to people looking for sport cars or any other non relevant customers to your product. So target the right audience for your product. Targeting the right audience will have better results.

Lastly evolve with the niche market. Niche market is growing constantly and for you to stand out of your competitors you need to change with the market. See what new competitors have entered the market on your niche. Find out your strength and weakness in the market. Improve your standing in the market.

If you researched and analyzed well on your niche and marketed it efficiently to a targeted audience on a strong scale you will soon see profits. But don't loose yourself by trying to target high paying niche market as soon as you begin because there are thousands of others doing the same stupid mistake. You can work yourself up to the high paying niche market by putting in some good hard work.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How to Cut Credit Card Debt

Spending too much on your Credit Card. Do the Bills keep stacking up..?? Want some easy tips to counter that..?!? Then read on..:)

As we all know with the evolution of payment methods, credit has taken top seat in all parts of the world. Some people can rarely do without there credit cards. With internet becoming market place its just adds to the credit cards final total $$$. Some people have no idea about their spending until the dreaded bill comes.. and then all hell breaks loose. Thats why i thought i'l give you few "solutions" for that ever growing head-ache.

One major thing you have to keep in mind is your creditor is probably very willing to work with you. Its in their best interest to have you making some payment versus no payment. So here are a couple points to help you deal with your credit card debt.

The First thing you have to do is simply contact your creditor and let them know your situation. Ask for a lower interest rate or a repayment plan. You might not have thought of it because you're just naturally so polite but its a very good strategy to be courteous at all times when negotiating with your creditor. Polite, but firm. Come across as one who knows what you're asking for and expect to get it. If you're not sure what you're asking for in the first place you might consider a reputable credit counseling service. There's a lot of great, honest organizations out there whose mission is to help you work things out with your creditors.

Next you've GOT to stop using your cards. This is actually one of the hardest parts of cutting your credit card debt. Its like you're addicted to spending money you don't have. So go cold turkey and drop the habit.

Then Start paying.. the ones with the highest interest rate first and work from there. How do you do that? Concentrate on those high interest rate cards by paying more than the minimum balance each month. The minimum is just designed to keep you on the hook longer anyway. The credit card companies are in this business to make a profit and want to have you paying them for years to come. Even a little extra each month makes a big difference in the long run.

Lastly, keep your chin up and have a good attitude. Millions of folks just like you have begun to cut their credit card debt by following the common sense steps outlined above. You can do it too. Good luck.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Adsense Banned..!!! Yikess… Now what..???

Put it in simple words this means termination of your Adsense account for good. This means a great way for you to make some cash over the internet is lost. Some of the more famous reasons for Adsense account to be banned are possibly due to one of the following reasons

- You clicked on your own ads or encouraged others to click on your ads
- Your website content were against Google’s Terms of Service (TOS) e.g. illegal stuffs like warez nulled scripts or copyrighted material or even both.
- Modifying the Adsense JavaScript
- Or a host of other reasons that’s not mentioned here. Read the full AdSense policy for further details

I've spent some time on the official Adsense Support Forums and I'd say 90% of the people who ask why their accounts were disabled have an obvious violation of the program policies on their web site. After a few questions, some finally admit that they or their friends clicked on the ads. And most of those people claim that their accounts were disabled for "no reason", even though if they had read the program policies the reason would be obvious. Those who "inadvertently" violated the policies almost always did so because they didn't bother to read and understand the rules.

So it's likely that some people get their accounts unfairly disabled, but that number is almost certainly very small. People are allowed to appeal after their accounts are disabled, and some of them do have their accounts restored, so there is justice in Google-land. But people who appeal without even bothering to try to figure out what might have caused their account to be disabled are almost never successful.

Now do not scan these words to see if there is a solution to restore your Adsense account, because there isn’t. So don’t get your hopes up to magically reactivate your Adsense account. You can appeal to Google Adsense about your termination but it won’t do any good if you knowingly broke the rules, so don’t even waste your time trying… Seriously.

But saying that Google Adsense is NOT the only way to monetize your web space. Google is no doubt the market leader when it comes to online marketing, but there are many other networks that offer similar services to that of Google Adsense. Some of the more good alternatives are;-

- Yahoo Publisher Network (Now hosted by Chitika)– Most people are turning to Chitika YPNO (Yahoo! Publisher Network Online self-service program) advertising is mainly due to their broad ad network across the web and of its already established "Yahoo" followers and users. And in some cases it is reported Chitika YPNO earnings for their site is better than Google’s but this claim is challenged by many. It all depends on the niche you eye on.

- AdBrite - Another good alternative to Google AdSense. More and more "rule breakers" are joining this ad program to increase their revenue. It has a variety of advertising methods lined up for their publishers. This is still a growing ad network, so your earnings may not be as great as it was with Google, but its still "do-able".

- BidVertiser– This network is a great alternative to both Google AdSense and Chitika YPNO. This network is currently groing rapidly, and offer similar services to that of Google and Chitika YPNO. Sign up is instant, and with its referral program it offers more broad earning opportunities to the publisher. This network has sunk in with many AdSense banned members.

- AdOnion – This Ad network is more famous with forum builders who own forums that have no control over niche or published content. This network offers many different methods of advertising to their publishers but some viewers are turned down by their excessive advertising methods. But you can control the type of ads you want to display, so you have all the tools with this network too.

Find the reasons for your AdSense application rejection here in detail and some possible precautionary measures you can take before applying for adsense

AdSense Rejected..!! End of the Road..??

This again is straight case of not adhering to Google adsense guide lines. When Google reviews your application for Adsense, they check to see if you first meet the Terms and conditions put forward by them. Most of the cases for rejection are due to

- Unapproved content by adsense
- Your site must have been active for at least 6 months before you apply for AdSense.
- You must provide accurate personal information with your application that matches the information on your page.
- Your website must contain substantial, original content.
- Your site must comply with Google AdSense program policies

If you simply follow the rules put down by Google there’s no way your application will be rejected. But due Google’s booming adsense industry and the amount of publishers that come with it, Google has introduced some new policies... Like the fact that your website must be up for at least six months just twists up the tale. Doesn’t sound fair to new comers does it..!?! But that’s how things are gonna be around with Google Adsense now on.

Well another thing is if you were rejected once already by Adsense the chances of you getting in again are very slim. I still haven’t heard about people who have had their Adsense application accepted after having more go at it after it was first rejected. Google usually sends as to why your application was not accepted, so then first of all try to address these issues and then after some time I’m sure your able to re-apply again, but whether you make it or not is completely in Google’s hands. But remember not to overdo it, you’ll do more damage than good that way.

So when applying for AdSense for the first time make sure to have a clean, healthy and especially Adsense TOS supportive web pages. If there TOS rules are not met your site is sure not to get it. So then after your site is up, wait 6 months before monetizing it with Google Adsense, build good network of traffic for your site during that time. Create more quality content for your site.

P.S – If you tried all this but still no action from Google Adsense, read my blog post on “AdSense Banned” under “Solutions” title for other alternative methods to monetize your blog other than Google AdSense.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Article Marketing for Web Traffic

Whether you’re selling a service, speaking or training, nothing persuades like offering a sample. Writing articles that highlight your style and expertise does that for you. A meaty, 600 to 800 word article is long enough to deliver a tangible taste.

Once it’s widely posted, the message can be read by thousands. Some readers will search for what else you’ve said, or click over to your website. Writing repeated in-depth articles further establishes your niche, point of view, and expertise. They’re building your name recognition and readership in short order.

Your stock-in-trade is information, so packaging it into articles makes you a content creator. The Internet voraciously demands a steady diet of new material. Websites, ezines (and now blogs) efficiently deliver ideas to targeted readers. But sad to say, too many articles consist of rehashed, low-grade material. Stand out with fresh, professional-quality information. Being a cut above builds respect and trust — a must for doing business down the road.

Local Search can Further Define Your Market

Unlike a plumber or day care center, most consultants needn’t be confined to the local arena. Your Internet exposure connects you to a national or global audience, if that’s your goal. But if your target market is closer to home, articles still help to position you.

Recent research by The Kelsey Group show that 70% use the Internet to make local buying decisions. And nowadays, 36% of search engine queries request local search results. That means the person includes a geographic term in their search engine query. For example, a query with: “employee benefit consultant” + Denver only lists the small pool of appropriate Denver providers.

Every consultant needs to make sure their information appears in local search queries, . The trend toward local search is growing quickly. Businesses can easily be left out—which makes them unfindable by online searchers. Who can afford to miss 70% of their client base? Having your own website isn’t necessary — but still helpful for a variety of reasons.

Check back soon for a full list of article submission sites that are going to most likely triple your web traffic.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blogging for Dollars

Blogging for dollars might sound like the latest game show or some new drinking game, but it's the latest craze to hit the Internet. Bloggers began blogging for a number of reasons, but as the blog movement has increased in popularity, they have found ways to monetize their blogs and are seeing their commitment pay off.

Whether a blogger's focus is to communicate with customers or just to have fun, they have begun looking at ways to earn revenue from their blogs. The most popular ways for bloggers to earn some added cash for their pet projects are:

1. ) Google Adsense in Blogs
Google AdSense allows webmasters to dynamically serve content-relevant advertisements in blogs. If the visitor clicks one of the AdSense ads served to the blog, the website owner is credited for the referral. Webmasters need only to insert a Google-generated java script into the blog or blog template. Google's spider parses the AdServing blog and serves ads that relate to the blog's content. Google uses a combination of keyword matching and context analysis to determine what ads should be served.

2. ) Affiliate Programs (Product Endorsements)
Affiliate Programs work when an affiliate web site receives income for generating sales, leads, or traffic to a merchant website. Generally, bloggers will mention or endorse specific products and if site visitors purchase the product, bloggers will receive a portion of the sale.

3. ) Product Promotion
Businesses use blogs to detail how specific features or product add-ons can increase functionality and save time. Content-rich product promotion will help with search engine placement.

4.) Banner Ads
While less popular than in the past, websites with high traffic levels can still earn decent revenue by selling banner space.

As the Internet evolves bloggers will continue to seek out ways to monetize their opinions and thoughts. Daily journals and online blogs have become more than just a communication means to many.

What Does It Take to Make Money Online?

What a loaded question! Let’s narrow that down a bit and take it from the perspective of someone who wants to work from home and make money online in a home business. That will make it an easier question to answer.

Let’s assume you’ve never had a website, don’t know how to get a merchant account, don’t know html, and are pretty much stuck with being an expert on sending and receiving email.

Here is a list of things you can do with just a website and a hosting account today:

Sell affiliate products (products like reports, ebooks, hard goods of every conceivable make, model, size, shape and function, and much, much more).

Sell services (do you know how big a business being a Virtual Assistant is these days? It’s quite amazing what you can do for people without ever meeting them face-to-face, anywhere in the world!)

Online auctions (Ebay has made thousands and thousands of people full-time incomes from auctioning collectibles, antiques, and even brand new equipment and gadgets of all imaginable types. You name it, it has been sold on Ebay!)

The list is a long one and one I am not prepared to detail here. You have found your way onto the net and if you have been surfing for very long at all you know it is a gigantic super shopping mall. Who to you think is making the most money online? Aside from big corporations, most of the web is made up of sites put up by little businesses people work from home.

This is a great way to get your feet wet and learn what making money online is all about. People then either work to create their own products (which they get 100% of the profits from) or expand their website into other related niches.

Pay Per Click and Search Engine Optimization

Pay per click or search engine optimization, which one should you use? Many view PPC marketing as a colossal waste of money while others disdain search engine optimization. In reality, the two marketing strategies form a perfect marriage.

Pay-Per-Click - PPC

PPC marketing is a love it or hate platform. For the “love it” crowd, PPC marketing is a way to get instant exposure and feedback on site designs. In a matter of minutes, you can start receiving traffic and adjusting your site to convert the traffic at the best rate possible. For those in the “hate it” crowd, bids are to high and one never knows how may of the clicks are fake and worthless.

Search Engine Optimization – SEO

As with PPC, seo marketing has its proponents and detractors. Those who love it look at the free traffic and glorious profitability of a site that converts the traffic at a decent rate. Detractors view seo as an unnecessary waste of time since it can take a year or more to get high rankings, particularly on Google. Detractors also argue that high listings are subject to changes in the search engine ranking process, which means you can lose your rankings.

So, who is right? In truth, both sides make accurate arguments. PPC is expensive and click fraud is a monstrous problem. Seo produces free traffic, but it takes along time to get to the top and rankings are subject to the whims of search engine ranking changes. The truth, of course, is both marketing platforms should be used whenever possible.

Marketing Marriage

Every site is unique, but most should combine PPC and seo marketing as part of an overall internet marketing strategy. When starting out, the PPC campaign is critical for getting immediate traffic and tweaking the site to maximize conversions. At the same time, a seo campaign should be undertaken. As the site rises in search results, the PPC campaign should be fazed out for the relevant high listings.

PPC and seo marketing are not mutually exclusive. When married together as part of an overall marketing strategy, both platforms will deliver the goods.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Online Traffic for Success

Every home business owner should know that your WEBSITE TRAFFICS will determine the life span of your work at home online business. As suggested by many motivation expert, your best bet to be successful in ANYTHING you do will be to study and learn from those WHO are already successful.

What are these online experts doing to attract the necessary traffics to their work at home online business?

What online strategy are they using and what can you learn from them?

One of the most frequently used online strategy is writing and submitting free articles to ezine. Over the years, as I read over many website marketing strategy, it seems that article writing remains the TOP method that webmaster has been using for many years. The only problem is that there are so many free articles floating around these days that you need to build a solid reputation before you can GAIN any reasonable click through to your site via your free articles.

Reciprocal links is another popular method which you can used to gain traffics to your home business website. Before starting your reciprocal links strategy, make sure you determine the keywords you want to used for your main index page. During the link exchange make sure you put your KEYWORDS in your hyper text link. Search Engine will recognize them as your site
keywords. Remember also to include them in your title and the first 80-120 words of the index content page.

Finally, have you noticed that successful online master also make used of discussion forum wisely. Discussion forum are a great online marketing tools that you should not ignore. It can bring IMMEDIATELY an increase in your website TRAFFICS which can result in increase revenue for you. Forums allows you to create your own signature file which you can write a few lines of your own business information including your URL. Each posting you made will automatically include your signature file. However, you have to show your expert knowledge when answering questions as people who read your postings will associate it with you. Frequent forums that get lots of online traffics so that each posting by you will get the maximum exposure.

In whatever business, the initial learning may be tough, but if you believe in yourself and persist in LEARNING and taking the necessary ACTION to apply what you learn, one day, you too will become an Online Expert and SUCCESS will follow YOU.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Earning Through AdSense

One of the most effective ways for your blog to earn is through AdSense. AdSense is a Google-provided program that pays blogs and websites no matter which part of the world one belongs to. If you employ AdSense in your blog, you will be able to earn additional income without really sweating it out.

What is AdSense? How does it make a blog earn? As mentioned earlier, AdSense is a program from Google. When you place Google Ads on your page or blog, you maximize your potentials of earning additional revenues. These ads are normally those that are relevant to your blog or the topic you are talking about. Usually, Google chooses ads that are the most expected to generate good revenues for your blog. Once these ads are displayed on your blog, site visitors can click on the ads, thereby giving you extra money.

Of course, it will also help if your blog's content is of excellent quality, because this is what will first attract visitors into the site. Your blog should talk about interesting and timely issues that anybody can relate to; young or old, rich or not, black or white.

So, how can bloggers incorporate AdSense into their blogs? If you are interested to find out just how this can be done, the following are the basic steps that you can follow for using AdSense in your blogs:

* First of all, you will need to sign up with Google AdSense. Sign in is free. A JavaScript snippet will for your blog's skin or page can only be added if you follow the instructions that will be given to you. As long as you are good in following instructions, putting AdSense into your blog won't be a problem for you.

* The contextual ads that will come out on your page are all related to your blog as they are constantly adjusted by Google. The best ads are text links while flashing images should be avoided. Your ads can be placed in between blogs or on the side portion of the page. Ads that are evenly distributed are the ones easily noticed by visitors.

* Once your ad is ready and is shown on your blog page/s, visitors can start clicking on them while Google begins to record every click that takes place and these clicks are then converted to money. Once your blog has earned enough, Google will have a check ready for you!

Making your blog earn through AdSense is a very simple process to follow. However, the first thing that you will need to do, before employing AdSense, is to make sure that you have relevant and interesting content materials for your blog. Once visitors find reading your blog informative and fun, your visitors will never stop coming, and the clicks will never cease! Remember, the more ad clicks, the more revenue you will earn!

What is AdSense..???

In today's world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed.

AdSense is a wonderful advertising concept that was conceived by Google some time back. Though new advertising concepts keep coming up all the time, this one is something that is altogether different.

Now that we've covered those aspects of adsense, let's turn to some of the other factors that need to be considered.

AdSense (Google's advertising program) presents an earning opportunity to the website owners by allowing Google to post advertisements on their websites. These advertisements are either text advertisements or image based advertisements. Of course, the website owners need to enroll to the AdSense program through Google's website

Google AdSense program requires you (the website owner) to include a piece of code (a programming script) on your website. You can add this piece of code anywhere in the html code of your website i.e. depending on where you want to position the advertisements (however, there are certain rules that you must follow while pasting this scripting code).

This piece of code is what determines the structure of advertisements and their content (and this is what helps Google in floating the advertisements on your website). When people visit your website they are able to see these advertisements. Your earnings are based on how many Google Ads are displayed on your website and also based on how many times visitors to your website actually click on one of those Ads. The Google AdSense system calculates your revenue on per-click (CPC) and per-thousand-Ads-displayed (CPM) basis. The latter is also known as impressions.

For people who want to advertise their products and services through the Google AdSense system, it's just a matter of signing up through Google Adwords program and letting Google know how much they want to spend towards advertising through Google AdSense. These businesses can specify the limit and Google AdSense system will accordingly serve their Ads so as to ensure that the specified limit is not crossed. Google AdSense increases the visibility of their business/ services and also increases traffic to their website; hence fulfilling their purpose of advertising.

Sometimes it's tough to sort out all the details related to this subject, but I'm positive you'll have no trouble making sense of the information presented above.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

5 Most Effective Methods to Promote Affiliate Links

Many affiliates use only one or two promotional methods to promote their affiliate links online and if they don’t get the desired results – they quit. In order to be successful at affiliate marketing you must empower as much promotional methods as possible to promote your affiliate links. There are many methods to promote affiliate links each have its own strength and weakness. Some of them work, while there are a lot of those who do not. This article will give you insight of the five most effective methods to promote your affiliate links. Using these methods you will be able to increase your affiliate sales more than ever before!

• Blogging - The very simple, free and effective way of promoting your affiliate links is to create blogs related to the product that you promote. It is free to start a blog for yourself and on that blog add the articles promoting the product. Try to do unbiased review of the product i.e., you have to explain both advantages and drawbacks of this product but remember you have to give more advantages than disadvantages and the negative points that you mention shouldn’t affect your sale. You may try to collect the Email ID of your visitors when they comment on your article and send them periodic offers to their mail - it can help you build a huge mailing list and gain potential buyers.

• Use Podcast - Podcast is the latest trend in promoting the affiliate links. All you have to do is interview the product interview and put that audio file on your blog or site or wherever possible. Make sure that you provide the affiliate link below the file, so that after hearing that interview your visitor will click that link and you will make revenue. If the visitor buys your promoted product. Everyone knows that one picture is equivalent to thousand words and videos are even better than that. So, try to add screenshots and some videos of the software or the E-book that you promote. It will definitely make a great positive impact on your sales.

• Own a Website - Most of the affiliates use either blog or some other sites where they write reviews and articles about certain products and it works well to some extent but you can even double your sales if you own a website to promote your products. The advantages of having a website are link cloaking which enables you to encrypt the link or make changes in .htaccess file for redirection. Another great advantage of owning a site is that your site will be ranked by search engines, so just make your site popular and you can get a lot of visitors to your site and you can promote many products to your readers, build newsletter lists and many more. You can make use of your site as one stop place for all your related promotional products.

• Joint Venture Campaigns - Joint venture is another innovative and effective method to promote your affiliate links. In this method you have to request other peoples who own a website to allot some space for your affiliate links and banners and offer them some space in your site. It is a win-win model where both of you will be benefited. So, a visitor of your site may visit your partner’s site and vice versa. This technique may seem to be impossible or not feasible at first but the results are very impressive in practice on long run because the number of visitors to your site will increase exponentially based on number of partner sites and it will have good effect on your page rank and will boost the sales.

• Use Pay Per Click Campaigns - Promote your products on the top of search engines! Google Adwords is a very effective way of promoting your affiliate links. You can use ads on Yahoo! Search Marketing or Google Adwords or other similar services but Google Adwords seems to be the best. All you have to do is to submit your ads to Google and they will post it on millions of related sites and on related search results page. Here you should have sharp focus and keep an eye on the number of visits made to your site. If the number of visits are not so good then you have to change your ads and the keywords. You have to constantly monitor the results and effect of each change so that you can achieve great success.

The methods described above are the most effective methods of promoting the affiliate links on the internet at present. You can do some research on these methods to suit your business needs and boost the sales even further.

Monday, January 11, 2010

What is Affiliate Marketing..??

Straight forward explanation to affiliate marketing is; it is an effective online revenue sharing system between online merchants and publishers (affiliates). Whereby commissions are paid based on performance measures, typically in the form of sales, clicks, registrations, or a hybrid model.

Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts. The Affiliate Marketing industry has four core players at its heart: the Merchant (also known informally as 'Retailer' or 'Brand'), the Network, the Publisher (also known informally as 'the Affiliate') and the Customer. The market has grown sufficiently in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including Affiliate Management Agencies, Super-Affiliates and Specialized Third Parties vendors.

As Merchants driving an affiliate program, you'll pay your affiliates a commission fee for every lead or sale they drive to your website. Your main goal should be to find affiliates who'll reach untapped markets. For example, a company with e-zine content may make a good affiliate because its subscribers are hungry for resources. So introducing your offer through a "trusted" company can grab the attention of prospects you might not have otherwise reached.

As an Affiliate your job is online marketing of the merchant’s product using your website/blog to drive targeted traffic to the product, and converting them to sales, and then when a sale is made a certain percentage of that particular sale will be paid to you as commission. Affiliates can use search engines optimization, e-mail (NOT SPAM), and website syndication to capture much of the attention of the customer for product marketing. Although affiliate marketers carry a much lower profile they still continue to play a significant role in e-retailers' marketing strategies. Affiliates who have greater targeted traffic to their niche products have great chances of converting that targeted traffic to sales.

As an affiliate it’s all about extra revenue. Always think about your customers' needs. What other products or services would interest your site visitors? Get these facts straight & then join those affiliate programs. Affiliate programs can increase your sales with no upfront cost to you. It just takes a little time to plan your strategy and select the partners that will have the greatest impact on your business.

You can find thousands of products to sell on many affiliate networks. But one of the best places to become an affiliate as an advertiser is ClickBank. They offer countless number of products that you can sell and earn commissions from. You can sell targeted products that match your web contents. So affiliates check it out now.

ClickBank is also very helpful place for merchants looking for new affiliates to promote their products to new markets as well. Merchants have a great chance of tripling their product sales through ClickBank. So why wait?? Merchants check it out now..!!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Keyword Management Tips

Keywords mean everything in the internet marketing world. They can make the change between striking it rich, or costing money. Having a good list of strong and high bringing in keywords to use for your buissinesswill give you a terrific advantage when it comes to your online marketing efforts.

Keyword management has become basically popular lately when it allows you to pinpoint all of the keywords that you provided use if you want to make a lot of money online. The first occurence you provided do is probe out your competitions keywords. This can give you some great ideas on what is working for them, and replicate it. It are able to assist you bypass

There are those of the additional work you would have to do in finding profitable keywords for your boom type. Second, think up a good deal of keywords on your own to add to the list of your competitors keywords. Make positive you bet of ways that different languages spell certain words, such as the difference between North American English and British English.

Ask family and friends how searching terms they would use if they were seem to be for your business. This will give you an outside view on how people will be search for. I know that this is a lot of work, but luckily there is an straightforward way. Keyword management software such as Keyword Elite can help you find all of the niche keywords in your string of business that will give you the proper profits the quickest.

Doing the supervised yourself leaves a lot of room for error and you might end up using keywords that have too much competition, rendering your marketing efforts useless. Finding such exorbitant using keywords will put you a step above your competition, and fill your wallet.

First steps to making money online

The Internet has exploded with earn cash online opportunities, especially with so many people suddenly realizing there are a multitude of Internet business opportunities. However, be careful not to get sucked into the get rich quick mentality.

To earn cash online, requires very little upfront cash and some work at 'getting it right'. The reason so many people are making a lot of money online is because they have worked hard at producing a viable and profit generating business. You can do the same and earn cash online in your own business.

Earning money online is becoming easier and easier. You can now earn $1000 a month online and more. The more effort you put in the more money you will be able to make. Earning $1000 a month wouldn't be too hard simply working part time on it. Writing and becoming an affiliate are two of the easiest ways to earn online.

  1. Step 1

    The first of the money making secrets that you need to know is, education. It is imperative that you educate yourself about building a business online. You can easily educate yourself by reading articles, reports, eBooks and getting involved in home business forums. This is the one key to make money with any of the business opportunities that too many people ignore. Don't make that same mistake because if you do then you will always be struggling to build a successful business.

  2. Step 2

    The second thing you need to know is that you have to be willing to be different. You want to find a way to stand out over other businesses and make people take notice of you. There are many different ways that you can do this and you can find ideas when you look for information on how to make money online.

  3. Step 3

    Be patient and give yourself time to build your business. Too many people get online and find business opportunities that they can use to start their business. The problem is, is that they only give themselves and their business a very short time to become successful. Then when it isn't, they give up. You have to realize that it will take time, patience and persistence if you are going to build a successful home business.

    These are not all of the money making secrets that you need to know. There are others that you will learn about as you are building your business with one of the many different business opportunities. Just remember that you want to find information about how to make money online but you also want to pay attention to the different secrets that people reveal about how they are becoming successful with their home business.

    These are just a few of the more popular ways to make money online. There are many other ways that you need to learn about so you can find the best way for you to make cash online. Working at home is easy to do if you take the time to find the right home business for you.

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