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General & SEO Affiliate Guide

Welcome to the Affiliate Marketing & SEO Guide, the main section of While we have separate sections for the likes of poker & casino affiliates, this is the main section which covers everything related to affiliate marketing and search engine optimization.

No matter what you are promoting, everything in this affiliate marketing guide should apply to you. If you are looking for information on a specific affiliate program, be sure to read our affiliate program reviews section.

The Best Advice You Will Ever Get.

Seriously – just read this one.  Continue reading

How I Build a Website in 10 Easy Steps

I find that a lot of new affiliates when launching their first websites, really struggle over the process. This was …  Continue reading

10 Things I Do After Building a Website

I wanted to do a follow-up article to my article: How I Build a Website in 10 Easy Steps. First, …  Continue reading

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Launching A New Website

Dealing with new affiliates on a daily basis, I see the same issue cropping up time and time again; people …  Continue reading

Content is King

It’s a cliche but it’s true – content is king when it comes to building websites. The only way to bring visitors in is by providing content for them. The more content, the better content, the better your website will be, and the more visitors you’ll get.  Continue reading

Think Big, Start Small

Every affiliate has grand plans on making the biggest site on the internet – and that’s great! Well, not right away. If you’re new to the affiliate game it’s very easy to burn out – you need to start small, and work your way to the top.  Continue reading

10 Methods I’ve Used To Get Backlinks In The Last Few Years

Affiliate marketing for the most part is easy. Building websites? WordPress makes it an absolute breeze. Content writing? Easy to …  Continue reading

Poker Affiliate vs Casino Affiliate vs Sportsbook Affiliate: The Pros & Cons

I have new, existing and potential affiliates contacting me on a regular basis. They’re either looking to become a first …  Continue reading

Relying on Brand Names: 5 Things You Need To Know

Most affiliates rely on brand names to make money online. Whether this is directly relying on them via the search …  Continue reading

5 Reasons I Build Low Earning Websites

Like most affiliates, when a year comes to a close and a new year blossoms, I like to take a …  Continue reading

It’s easy enough coming up with ideas…

Anyone can come up with an idea, however ideas don’t always equal money. Sometimes, it’s the opposite. In this article I discuss how to turn those ideas into money, how to think every idea through, no matter how crazy it may sound.  Continue reading

10 Marketing Alternatives to Banner Ads

Can you believe that it’s 2011, and many internet marketers are still using banners as a means of promoting products? …  Continue reading

Reinvesting in Your Website

I was asked by a few affiliates to write an article on reinvesting in their websites. Affiliates wanted to know …  Continue reading

iWriter Review: Content Writing Service

iWriter is a content writing service. It’s set up for two markets: those who wish to write content, and those …  Continue reading

Marketing: It’s All Around Us

One thing I really love about marketing is that it’s all around you – so many things that we all …  Continue reading

How To Set Up A Development / Backup Site

You say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but that’s clearly not true as even this old …  Continue reading

Marketing to your Potential and Current Audience

It’s not enough to just throw a website about any topic up – you have to understand who your audience is, and how to market it to them. In this article I use one of my sub-affiliates websites as an excellent example of how to understand your audience.  Continue reading

Do You Even Adblock Bro?

While talking to a few affiliates last week, I happened to ask how many of them use the browser extension …  Continue reading

Copying a Successful Affiliates Marketing Constant

One of the most common practices in affiliate marketing is simple: look at what the successful affiliates are doing, and …  Continue reading

Getting Inside the Visitors Head

Getting Inside the Visitors Head is something I find many affiliate marketers just don’t do – they don’t stop and think about the visitor, or examine their browsing patterns. Yet this is one of the most important things a webmaster should do.  Continue reading

Building a Profitable Forum

It’s an idea that crosses every webmasters mind from time to time:

“I should build a forum.”  Continue reading

The Best Permalink Structure for WordPress

First of all let me state that the title of this article is an opinion. As far as I know, …  Continue reading

How To Use Tags Correctly

One thing I notice is that many webmasters don’t seem to be able to utilize tags properly, or fully understand …  Continue reading

Why You Should Redirect Affiliate Links

When I talk about redirecting affiliate links, I’m talking about changing affiliate links to a much more friendly looking link. …  Continue reading

Spam: Make it YOUR Problem

One question I get asked a lot is what affiliates can do about spam.  From spam comments on your website, …  Continue reading

How To Redirect Affiliate Links

I’ve you’ve heard about redirecting affiliate links but are unsure as to the benefits of redirecting affiliate links, then please …  Continue reading

The Best Competition is Yourself

As someone who has coached many new affiliates over the years – I’ve seen a common trend. An affiliate becomes …  Continue reading

Competition Is Healthy

One of the best things in the world is competition. Competition is what should drive you on to be better. Don’t be scared of competition or competing websites – thrive on it!  Continue reading

Time Management & Productivity

One of the toughest things about being a gambling affiliate and working from home in general is the lifestyle. It’s so easy to get distracted especially with no boss to keep you in check. Let’s change that!  Continue reading

Calls To Action

If Content is King and Link Building is Queen, then Calls to Action have to be the Prince and Princess. Calls to Action are one of the most vital parts of a website, and good calls in action can be the difference in making hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars per month.  Continue reading

Analyzing the “Daily Deal” Marketing Method

One of the best methods of marketing that I’ve seen evolve in a dramatic fashion over the last year is …  Continue reading

Non-Converting Pages: What To Do With Them

If you run a quality website then you’re going to have pages that quite simply don’t convert for users.  If …  Continue reading

Do You Have Any Content Worth Reading?

We all talk about interlinking. We talk about linking to additional content within our website, about articles that we want …  Continue reading

Spending that first paycheck

Affiliate marketing isn’t all about hard work – it’s about pleasure and enjoyment too. So you’ve worked hard, and earned your first paycheck from an affiliate program? Here’s what you do with that hard earned money…  Continue reading

Sharing The Workload

One of the most important things an affiliate can do is share the workload, via outsourcing, partnership or other means. In this article I discuss all the various methods of sharing the workload, and the pros and cons of them all.  Continue reading

5 Websites I’d Like To Build If I Had The Time

I get a lot of e-mails from potential new affiliates or new webmasters who want to make money online. Unfortunately, …  Continue reading

One Trick To Writing Quality and Lengthy Content

The phrase “Content is King” in internet marketing has been bandied around forever. It’s always applied to the world of …  Continue reading

Do You Update Your Articles?

One common mistake affiliates make is to not keep your articles updated. Yet the best websites are built on trust, so you need to keep updating your articles to build that trust with your visitors.  Continue reading

Taking Your Ideas And Enhancing An Existing Site

A couple of months ago I wrote an article entitled 5 Websites I’d Like To Build If I Had The …  Continue reading

Time Limited Niche Sites

Mini sites are popular, and mini sites focused on a specific event like March Madness or Black Friday are also becoming popular. Yet I see people running these websites, and doing everything wrong…  Continue reading

10 Tips for Building Time Limited Niche Websites

With the Soccer European Championships almost upon us, many affiliates are focusing on building websites dedicated to Euro 2012. I …  Continue reading

Building A Website I Expect To Be A Failure

Every affiliate has websites that are successes and failures. However never do we actually build a site with the idea …  Continue reading

Motivation for Writing Content

Everyone needs a pick-me-up every now and again. Do you have to sit down and write a whole bunch of content soon? Or got articles you really should write but have been putting off? Here’s some motivation from one of my writers.  Continue reading

Build a website in one day!

Affiliate marketing is easy – you can have a website ready to go within a few hours if you want. Here’s how to build a website in one day. Alternative title for article: How to waste a morning.  Continue reading

How I Built a Website in One Day

A follow-up to the above article where I don’t exactly practice what I preach. I still worked really hard though!  Continue reading

What to do with your Inactive Domains

If you’ve been in the affiliate business for at least a couple of months, you’ve probably built up quite the domain portfolio. I know webmasters with over 10,000 domains just sitting there, inactive. Such a waste. Let’s fix that right now..  Continue reading

Revamping A Dead Website

Despite being in affiliate marketing since 1996, there are still quite a few basic things that surprisingly I’ve never dealt …  Continue reading

Offline Marketing 101

Affiliate marketing isn’t just about online marketing -you can market offline too, and there’s a lot of techniques that you can use to market to people around you. Read this thorough guide of a variety of offline marketing methods you can use.  Continue reading

Twitter Descriptions and How To Do Them Right

If you run a business or a website and want to use Twitter for marketing, there is one basic method …  Continue reading

What Languages to Translate Your Site Into

It’s the big question everyone has these days: should you translate your website? What languages should you get it translated into? Every site is different, but there’s a very easy(and free) technique to see what languages your website is popular in.  Continue reading

6 Tips for Attending Your First Affiliate Conference

Affiliate conferences can seem like a very daunting and nerving experience – here’s how to get the best out of your first affiliate conference, no matter what type of conference it is.  Continue reading

Mixing Work With Vacation Like A Boss

I go on a fair amount of trips or vacations. It could be a few days abroad at an affiliate …  Continue reading

Follow-Up E-Mail to Commenters

This is a great technique to keep people visiting your website, and encourage return visitors. It lets visitors know that they are appreciated and more importantly – it’s one of those techniques with 100 positives and 0 negatives.  Continue reading