Macau Affiliate Convention Day Two

Okay I overslept and missed the first session, but certainly enjoyed the next few sessions which dealt with issues such as payment solutions in China, the China Lottery and online gaming in Greater China. The most topical for me being the presentation on payments, presented by Chen Yu from Yee Pay. A surprising fact that was raised was credit card penetration, which is a maximum of around 5 million cards, of which maybe 2 million are active, on the other hand Bank Debit cards have a penetration of 20 Billion (with a B) . The great distrust between buyers and sellers Read More…

Macau Affiliate Convention Day One

Well my first surprise of the day was how many people are here, I guess I’d been expecting 50 or so, but there around 150 to 200 folks here from as far afield as the USA, Australia, Cyprus, Israel and all over Asia. A very solid turn out for the first event. A lot of the attendees and most of the exhibitors and gaming firms, but a lot of presentations are retail and general affiliate focused. An interesting mix for sure. Certainly for me it was very educational to hear some of the China based presentations, especially from key note Read More…

Macau Affiliate Convention Day Zero

Well it’s a nice easy 2 and half hour flight from Bangkok to Macau and this is also my first visit to Macau. And so far I’m well impressed. Landing early, it was a 30 to 40 metre walk from the planes steps to the customs counter, cleared in 10 minutes, and out to the shuttle bus in 5 more. The bus left 10 minutes later and the hotel is so close to the airport I could probably have walked there in that time. The hotel (The Venetian) is huge. It’s not big, or large..it is huge..and busy..it took longer to queue Read More…

The Difference Between a Super Affiliate and You

There really is none, other than a little bit of luck, experience, and action. Anyone who stakes a claim that they were able to develop a $1000+ netincome stream from affiliate marketing is certainly a rare exception to the rule. Right now, experienced affiliates are beginning to reap the whirlwind that comes with the holiday shopping frenzy. Time was spent preparing their sites, tweaking their SEO and building links, testing PPC ads and campaigns, and adding content to their sites all in preparation for Q4. Make no mistake about it, there’s a lot of work involved. Don’t be fooled by the Read More…

Duplicate Content Search Engine Penalties and Affiliate Marketing

Many merchants who run affiliate programs make available content for their affiliates to use on affiliate sites. A common question / concern asked of AMWSO is if this content is being distributed to all affiliates, and multiple affiliates are using the content, will this incur a search engine penalty?  It’s a question asked of us both from the merchant perspective, as they redistribute content on their own pages, and also from the affiliate perspective, since the affiliates want to use that content. First, having a page considered as a duplicate does not earn you a penalty in the search engines. Read More…