Sailing the seas of online marketing and plundering the riches as an affiliate pirate.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BestBuy.com Website Down (Access Denied)

The BestBuy.com website has been down for at least 24 hours at this point. Or to be more precise, it is inaccessible from anywhere outside United States (it seems the problem with people located in the US not being able to access it has been fixed at least).

When you try to load the Best Buy site, an error similar to this one is given:
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.bestbuy.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.60c15fc3.1292882580.def0d1a
According to BestBuy forums, however, their technicians are working on the problem 24/7. It's a bit weird that they haven't managed to bring the service up in all this time, but I guess downtimes happen even for the biggest sites.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Get Free Traffic for Your Blog

Let's say you just started a new blog for promoting some kind of online opportunity. You want readers, but your budget is $0. You already added it to Technorati, exchanged links with some other bloggers, but it doesn't seem to be enough. What now?

An easy way to get free traffic to your blog is BlogClicker. It is a traffic exchange for bloggers (you view blogs of other people and they in turn view yours). You can get 1 visitor every 40 seconds by surfing through other people's blogs (2 visitors if you upgrade to premium membership at BlogClicker).

As in other traffic exchanges, the surfers usually don't want to see your blog - they just want to earn that traffic credit :) However, some of them (be it one out of 10, 50, or 100) will find your blog interesting and might become a faithful reader. I found that BlogClicker works better in this aspect than most of the other traffic exchanges I've tried. People will actually comment, discuss and bookmark your blog. Of course, you must have interesting content to attract their attention first.

In short: it's free, it works, and it's a good way to give your blog a "jumpstart". However, the organic traffic you get from search engines is generally more valuable, because those visitors actually want to read your blog.

You can alway find more free traffic exchanges on my list at TrExList.com. Do note that you shouldn't use any kind of traffic exchanges if you have Google AdSense on your blog, or you'll risk getting your account suspended.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

HighProfits Review

I've recently joined High Profits affiliate network and wanted to share my impressions about it. While it is a relatively new affiliate program, here is much more to it than meets the eye. They already have a number of pro affiliates who are generating thousands of dollars in commissions every month.

HighProfits offers everything you need to become an online marketing success: quality products, huge selection of promotional resources (banners, pre-written reviews and websites), amazingly detailed visitor statistics and more. I'd say it beats ClickBank in every single area, except for the number of products.

Their NAT software is especially interesting. Affiliates can use it to track the success of their websites by checking their conversion rates, plus they can also benefit from the interactive charts that will help them to visualize the data. This essentially removes the need of having to track your traffic and conversions yourself, and instead offers all the statistics you need in the HighProfits members area.

While the site has a large amount of features, everything you need to know about HighProfits and their resources is presented on a silver platter. The backend members area is very accessible and easy to navigate.

Let's not forget their awesome payment system either. HighProfits makes payouts by check or to your MoneyBookers or PayPal account every week. Depending on the product you choose to promote, you can make from 30% to even 100% comissions! Considering their low minimum payout and the convenience of using PayPal, making a profit from your affiliation with HighProfits will be no problem.

Add all these together and HighProfits is certainly a good affiliate marketplace to work with. In such a short time after launch they have already managed to establish themselves as a strong and competitive company. Choosing an affiliate program is no easy task with all the choices around, but if you are searching for a network that is built on great products and is 100% community focused then HighProfits is for you!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Shortcut to Top Quality Content Development

Developing content has always been a slow laborious process. It is not the writing that takes time - it is doing the research. With so much material now being available at the touch of a button, the writer is swamped with search results. Wading through innumerable pages to find what you need and then organizing it in a useable manner takes hours. In fact, most of the time spent on content creation goes into the research.

It seemed that there was no way to escape this manual search for the huge amount of information that the internet presents. At least until now. Instant Article Wizard is a program that automates all this and does in a few minutes what previously took hours. This surprisingly inexpensive and easy to use program provides the content developer with all the material he or she needs to produce high quality content in next to no time. All the writer has to do is enter the article keywords and these with a few mouse clicks the program will locate the material that is needed, organize it into the opening paragraphs, the sub topics and the conclusion. All this material is then transferred to the word processor where the writer can make whatever changes and edits are needed to produce a complete high quality ready to use article.

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Instant Article Wizard will change the way website owners and content developers work. By freeing them of the drudgery of the research, it will allow for both a greater focus on the quality of the work as well as reducing the production time. The improved quality means that websites using this content will attract more viewers. And the time saving will allow website owners to devote more time to other aspects to their business and for writers who sell their articles to increase their output and income many times over. That's a winning situation for everyone.

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