More Affiliate Tips – Articles, Web 2.0 & Autoresponders

Article Marketing

Article Marketing is one of the easiest ways to get steady traffic to your website. Using good keyword/keyphrase research will get you a ton of traffic as you write articles based on the results. In those article directories, you can put links back to your site and that will send traffic your way.

– Never submit the same article to multiple sites
– You need to change your article by at least 50% for each site.

Top 25 Article Directories

1.ezinearticles.com
2.ArticlesBase.com
3.buzzle.com
4.pubs.acs.org/hotartcl
5.searchwarp.com
6.goarticles.com
7.articlealley.com
8.articledashboard.com
9.articlesnatch.com
10.ideamarketers.com
11.webpronews.com
12.amazines.com
13.articlegarden.com
14.upublish.info
15.isnare.com
16.articlemaniac.com
17.365articles.com
18.articlesfactory.com
19.articlecodex.com
20.web-source.net
21.articleblotter.com
22.articlebuzz.com
23.thecontentcorner.com
24.articlebliss.com
25.articlepool.com

Build Squidoo Lenses and Hubpages

– Get some free pages which can act as intermediary sites which you can use to pre-sell your various products by writing articles presenting the products and writing about the features and benefits.

– Build one Squidoo or Hubpage per article and product. Avoid combining stuff on pages, because you want to give a clear message about each product or service that you are promoting.

– You can build more than one page per product. Look and think about the different angles you can bring to each product or service that you are promoting.

For instance: list the features and benefits in general lens, then build 4 or 5 lenses on specific sub-features where you only talk about that feature. Then, from the main lens or hubpage, you can link to the sub-feature pages.

Autoresponders

Autoresponders are e-mail messages that are sent automatically when an e-mail arrives for a specific e-mail account. The most common example of an autoresponder is the ubiquitous “Out of Office” message sent by mail programs like Outlook and Eudora.

Web autoresponders are used by affiliate marketers to send responses to questions when they are away from the computer.

Autoresponders will answer questions, send information about a product or service. They are also key to list building which is where many affiliate marketers make backend sales by sending follow-up messages. Most web autoresponders give you unlimited autoresponse messages, and you can have multiple autoresponder addresses.
Autoresponders are inexpensive and are considered your silent 24/7 salesman. Two good autoresponder companies that charge around $20 bucks a month include:

– Aweber – www.aweber.com
– GetResponse – www.getresponse.com

There are many other autoresponder companies out there, and you can even get autoresponders as part of your webhosting package.

However, these two autoresponder companies offer a host of addition features and benefits that allow you to build a list super-fast.

Backend sales on follow-up messages accounts for a large part of affiliate sales. It is a known fact that people need multiple exposures to a product to convert tire-kicking to sales.

Sign Up For Web 2.0 Social Networking

It is very important to sign up for as many Web 2.0 social networking sites so that you can promote your product pages – whether they’re on Squidoo, HubPages or Weebly. In this way, you can build a steady flow of traffic to your pre-sales pages, build your list with an autoresponder form and increase sales.

The Top Sites To Sign Up For Include:

– Digg – www.digg.com – Digg is a website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories, in a social and democratic spirit. Propeller –
www.propeller.com

Newsvine – www.newsvine.com – Newsvine allows you to report on the news that you find around the net. If you have a website, Newsvine is a great way to get the news out about it. Newsvine also allows you to create your own blog, so you write articles, post reviews about products and more just like you have your own site.

– Bebo – www.bebo.com

– Scribd – www.scribd.com – Listing your stuff on this site will get you listed very highly in Google.

– Stumbleupon.com – www.stumbleupon.com – Boasting 2.75 million users, StumbleUpon is a web browser plugin that allows its users to discover and rate web pages, photos, videos, and news articles

– Linkedin.com: www.linkedin.com – 12.5 million members — a powerful tool for business networking.

– del.icio.us: The website del.icio.us (pronounced as “delicious”) is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.

– Orkut.com: Orkut is an Internet social networking service run by Google Now has a membership of 57 million.

– Twitter.com: A free social networking service that allows users to send “updates” (text-based posts that are up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, email, the Twitter website, or an application such as Twitterrific.

– Yahoo! 360 (a.k.a Yahoo! Days) is a personal communication portal similar to orkut and MySpace — it is currently in the beta-testing phase. It integrates features of social networking, blogging and photo sharing sites.

– Xanga.com: 40 million members. Xanga is a free Web-based service that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, videoblogs, audioblogs, and social networking profiles.

– Ryze.com: .25 million members. Ryze.com is a free social networking website designed to link business professionals.

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