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Is Pop Up Domination a Scam?

What is Pop Up Domination? Is it a scam?

Is it an annoying blog add-on that’s going to cause people to get mad at you and leave your website?

Popup Domination

This is insane, these two guys increased their mailing list opt-in rate by over 304% over night with one simple WordPress plugin and now they’re letting you and I get our hands on it. I already got it (as you can probably tell by the new opt-in box, cool right?)
This guy earns 6 figures a year from one of his blogs and the majority of his income comes from his list, because of that he has included a BONUS presentation you can watch on exactly how he makes money with is mailing list. This is a 18 minute VALUE packed video. I likeeee 🙂

The results these two guys got on their mailing list opt-in rate (over 304% increase over night) with one simple WordPress plugin is literally out of control.

You probably heard this before, The Money Is In The List!

Man I wish I would have taken this more seriously earlier on in my Internet Marketing career. I literally missed out on thousands of dollars by not capturing peoples emails, as well as a TON of free traffic to my blog…this is another bonus of having a large list 😉

And it’s so true… The more people you get on your list, the more money you will make because you can promote more things and send more readers back to your site.

What are the benefits of this for business owners?

The benefits of having a larger list and number of people on that list are numerous.

  • More traffic to your blog
  • More customers paying you for your products
  • Low cost: it’s cheaper to send an email than mail a physical info package
  • Faster response than direct mail campaigns and other forms of advertising
  • Interactive: You can interact with your customers on a daily basis

Check It Out Now.

Popup Domination

10 Tips for Using Affiliate Marketing on Your Blog

Affiliate programs are something that we all have probably seen or at least heard of. If you haven’t, you’ve probably been living under not 1 rock, but 74 different colored rocks.

A is for Amandaaaaaaa!
Creative Commons License photo credit: Justin Marty

I’d like to share with you my top 10 tips for using affiliate marketing on your own blog so that you can make more money.

  1. Consider Your Audience– As a blogger, you should already be aware of who your readers are and what makes them tick. No, it’s not 2 double A batteries or even a C battery, but a brain and some other organs 😉 By knowing who is visiting your blog and who your daily/weekly/monthly readers are, you can help answer questions like: Are they shopping for specific products? Might they be looking for related products or accessories? What would get them to buy? By starting with your reader in mind rather than the product, you’ll be serving your readers as well as making a few dollars on the side. Win-Win 😉
  2. Genuine Recommendations and Personal Endorsements Always Work Best- There are hundreds of thousands of products, services, and books that you can recommend to your blog readers, the problem is that it’s not as simple as randomly putting some links on your blog and hoping that someone buys. Your blog readers come back each day because something about YOU resonates with them. (For me, it’s probably my juggling skills and my ability to ride a unicycle…or maybe it’s my dashing good looks or my sense of humor? I don’t know, you tell me) Your readers have at least some level of trust and respect for you, and one of the best ways to lose that respect and trust is to try to sell your readers things that you don’t feel will benefit them.
  3. Link to Quality Products-We all like to buy the best products. Your readers are no different and are more likely to make a purchase if you’ve found the best product for them. Choose products and companies with good reputations and quality sales pages.
  4. Contextual Deep Links Work Best-It’s not all about just throwing up a banner here and hoping that people click on the stuff and buy it. Include links within your blog articles and mention these links within a video. Create a clear call-to-action.
  5. Consider Positioning of Links-One of the biggest things for adsense optimization is placing ads in your sites “hot spots” (like the top of a left sidebar, inside content, at the end of posts above comments, etc) The same thing works for affiliate marketing. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*Ben_winky
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  6. Traffic Levels Are Important-You need to realize that traffic levels do have an effect on how many sales you make. The more people that see your well-placed, relevant, and well-designed affiliate links, the more likely it is that one of them will make a purchase. So don’t just work on building great links, work on building a readership for your blog. I recommend joining a Tribe for this. The best tribe to join is the Tribe Syndication Association on Facebook.
  7. Diversify Without Clutter-It’s just like when buying stocks or investing in anything, DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN 1 BASKET! There are plenty of products to link to, so there is no need to just work on one. At the same time, you shouldn’t clutter your blog with too many affiliate program links. If you do, you run the risk of diluting the effectiveness of your links, and it could disillusion your readership.
  8. Be Transparent-Don’t try to fool your readers, unless it’s April 1st and it’s time for a good joke 😉 Trying to hide affiliate links is something that we all have learned to do. It’s something that is recommended in all the courses and something that seems 100% right to do. There’s something I like to do though which is tell people when something is an affiliate link. Try putting a note above, besides, or below your affiliate links to let people know it is an affiliate link. Your readers will appreciate it and will a lot of the times end up buying from your link because you’ve been so transparent. To learn more about being transparent in social media, check out this post; Transparency in Social Media
  9. Combine with Other Revenue Streams-Affiliate marketing can be done along-side of adsense. While there is the potential for one to take the focus away from the other, there is also the potential for them to work hand in hand, as different readers respond to different approaches.
  10. Track Results-Not Track TEAM, but track your results. Most affiliate programs have some type of tracking or statistics package that will allow you to watch which links are effective. Some packages are better than others, but most allow you to see what is selling and what isn’t. Watching your results can help you plan future affiliate efforts. Keep track of what positions for links work well, which products sell, what wording around links works well, etc., and then use this information as you plan your future affiliate strategies.

There you have it. Tips to be a successful Affiliate Marketer. Now get out there and TAKE ACTION!

3 Reasons Quality Backlinks Are Better

I was doing research on the importance of backlinking and was going to determine the top 3 reasons that quality backlinks are better than a large quantity of backlinks that aren’t quality.

Here’s what I’ve found:

1) Quality backlinks are ranked higher through the Page Ranking system Google uses. A PR1 website is not a quality site to be linking to, although it may increase it’s PR in the future. At all times, if you can get backlinks from PR 6-10 websites, your site will ultimately rank up higher.
2) If you have a ton of backlinks from irrelevant websites, this actually does more harm than good for your site. Therefore, don’t buy packages that try to sell you 100+ backlinks unless they are relevant sites and provide you with a linkback from a PR website of 6 or above.

(Example: You have a marketing website that’s linking up to porn websites for backlinks, which is a typical scenario for mass linking campaigns. This harms your SEO in the long-term because it’s irrelevant sites linking to yours. The better way to do this is develop relationships with 10 marketers in your niche and do a link-for-link exchange. This shows up as a marketing blog linking to another marketing blog and looks good in Google’s eyes)
3) Google is working on a patent that will deal with the popularity of sites that are being linked to & how trustworthy a site is that you link to from your own website.

What does this mean for you? This means you could possibly get into trouble for linking to a bad site.

To prepare for this now we should chose relevant sites to link with, sites that don’t have an enormous amount of outbound links on a page and ones that don’t practice bad SEO techniques. By doing all of these things we can reduce the risk of having our reciprocal links discounted.

If you’d like to read more about the importance of backlinking, I provide another article here:

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10 Commandments of Successful Affiliate Marketing

I came across a great article on having a successful Affiliate Marketing campaign so I thought I would share it here on my blog.

Here’s a link to the article —>

Or if you’d like to just see the commandments, click on “Click Here to Expand Infographic”

10 Commandments of Affiliate Marketing