Paul/Angela Links

August 9, 2010

Last week a fellow internet marketer made a strong suggestion to check out ODesk. So I did. The site is cool. There is definitely opportunity to work, if you are willing to produce mass quantities of output and a super low rate. Competition is stiff!  Many of the jobs pay less than $5 per hour. I’ve seen as low as $0.56 per hour…. and that’s for a solid seo link building project.

ODesk could be a great opportunity for someone interested in getting into the industry or  looking for a little extra income. Stick with it long enough and you could definitely earn a nice little paycheck!

Also, what in the world is the benefit of this thing called Paul/Angela links? Is this service really so great or, is the ODesk job posting just a plot to sell this affiliate product online to unsuspecting patrons who need a way to build links fast?

Someone posted a job today for 120 ‘Paul’ links at a budget of $20. The Paul & Angela product actually costs $215 for 120 links. Um, something just doesn’t add up here!

Rant over. AffiliateGeek out!

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If you are not familiar with the NoFollow tag then check out this article from SEOBook.

Apparently Google has made some search engine changes that affect the NoFollow tag. Check out this article from Kevin Newcomb at SearchEngineWatch.com titled, Google Changes course on Nofollow.

Sorry about the late notice. My friends at TrafficSwarm are hosting a free webinar today 6/2/09 at 5 p.m. PDT/8p.m. EDT. The topic is how to make squeeze pages. You can sign up here: bit.ly/SmjUO or at http://www.trafficswarmcoaching.com/squeezepages-adm/

I’ll be there. Hope to “see” you too. 🙂

What MBA programs are available for professionals in the Internet Marketing space? This is a question I have pondered for at least the last year. I’ve searched and searched for MBA programs in the Internet Marketing space and never found a solid program. There are schools, which I will list later, that have some classes regarding internet marketing. However, I’ve yet to find a master’s or bachelor’s program that outlines a full curriculum for let’s say an Affiliate Marketing professional. Can you believe it?

According to ClickZ.com via JackMyers.com and in the article, Online Advertising Expenditure Forecast, 2009-2010; Online Advertising and Marketing are expected to grow significantly in the areas of:

  • Online search advertising
  • Online video, social networks, widgets, other
  • Videogame advertising
  • Mobile Advertising

Seems like colleges would catch on to the idea that Internet Marketing  is a viable solution to Sales, Advertising and PR and start offering more programs in their college curriculum. Having said this, I also believe that a college could very well offer a program in Affiliate Program Managment and use the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner as a course text book. The class could be called Affiliate Program Management 102 or 103. Affiliate Program Management would have to be a higher level class because obviously there are certain basic prerequisites that should  be learned by the student in advance.

Okay… okay… I get it… you’re probably wondering why I think the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner could be a text book for a college level management class in Internet Marketing. Well… I’m glad you asked. I don’t have time to tell you right now… but, if you drop me a note then I’ll make sure to alert you when I have updated my blog to include the reasoning behind my thoughts here. Feel free to ask questions or tell me what you think should be included in an MBA curriculum for Affiliate Program Management?

Popunder Traffic

April 28, 2009

According to Dictionary.com Pop-under Traffic is defined as: “on a Web site, an ad that opens in a separate window and is temporarily hidden until the user leaves the original Web site”

There are many companies on the world-wide-web that offer popunder traffic. Just like any type of advertising there are pro’s and con’s of the traffic source. Click here to get the pro’s and con’s of popunder traffic.

Below is a list of companies that offer pop-under traffic:

Adminder.com

What are the different types of pop-under traffic: tool bar traffic, redirect traffic, expired domain traffic.

Here are some sites that can guide you to information about pop-under traffic.

Tamingthebeast.net

Affiliate Marketing Books

April 28, 2009

As an Affiliate Manager, what does it mean to be an expert in the field of Affiliate Marketing? How knowledgeable should one be on the subjects of Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Contextual Advertising, Pay-Per-View (PPV) etc. So much to know. So many resources. The world wide web offers information overload to anyone willing to listen.

Project of the Day: Find a book about Affiliate Marketing. Check resources Barnes and Noble and Books A Million since those stores are located in Denver. List findings.

Barnes and Nobles: http://bitly.com/HQiQb

The Super Affiliate Handbook, 4 Hour Work Week