Affiliate Links vs. Adsense

Mark over at 45n5.com asks a very common question we hear; which is better, having Adsense on a page or utilizing affiliate links? My advice would be that it completely depends on the type of page you are designing. If it’s a topic that people are gathering information, or doing some research, then Adsense would seem to fit. One of Mark’s commenter’s noted that they had a luxury homes page up where affiliate links didn’t do very well, however Adsense earned quite a bit of money. This would make sense, as I don’t imagine many people would click on an affiliate link Read More…

Head-start Christmas Offer from Overstock Jeweler

Hi Everyone, From now, December 11th until December 16th, 2007, Overstock Jeweler is offering free ground shipping on every order AND a Free 3/4 carat Sterling Silver Diamond CZ Stud Earrings with every purchase, valued at $29.99! No coupon code needed, all affiliate referred sales through December 16th qualify for the free gift. Let’s make some money this Christmas ShareASale affiliates! Join our commission-spinning affiliate program Now! Cheers, Allen

Dominating a Niche in Affiliate Marketing

David Wilson made a post over at Social Media Optimization (a blog I frequently visit now that AMWSO has started offering social media consulting services), talking about the approach used by one SEO for reputation management, I felt that many of the same principles can be applied to affiliate marketing toward dominating the search results for a particular niche. Why be satisfied with simply achieving a high search engine placement for particular keywords. Why not aim for owning 5, or 10 slots, and target that consumer from many angles to definitely make a purchase through your affiliate links. If you have a Read More…

Word of Mouth Marketing and Affiliate Marketing

If you’re involved in marketing, then you know the latest trend receiving much discussion involves conversation marketing and word of mouth marketing. Affiliate marketing never seems to get a lot of respect from other marketing designations, but I believe affiliate marketing can fit perfectly within the new conversation paradigm. Conversation / word of mouth marketing is getting a lot of attention because it’s effective. The world is interactive, and large corporations must adjust. It’s almost as if we’re taking a step back, to the neighborhood business, where you could  go right up to a store owner and manager, and discuss any issue. Now Read More…

A First for Affiliate Applications on Facebook

I’ve seen a lot of chatter around about, how will merchants use systems likeFacebook for affiliate marketing, or even how will affiliates use it, lots of chatter, little action, until Scott sent me an application he has developed to look at, bingo! Scott (aka Mallicious) has created a really cool, coupon sharing, snipping and commenting application forFacebook, that allows any user to plug in the coupon system to my profile, share it, share individual coupons, snip coupons for later use and comment them We are the first social shopping engine to combine coupons, deals and price comparison to help consumers discover deals through Read More…