Welcome to BlogNotions' Affiliates Blog

BlogNotions Affiliates Blog provides a diverse series of perspectives provided by affiliate marketing thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics ranging from best practices for monetizing your online presence to list building to affiliate network reviews. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Macy’s Takes (Back?) a Piece of Coupon Affiliates Pie

This month’s Internet Retailer magazine featured an article on the growing use of coupons, the ways these value-conscious consumers shop online, and what some merchants do to keep the frugal shopper yet by-pass affiliates. At this time the article is also available online here. It opens with these words:

Staffers at Macys.com detected a new pattern in customer behavior last spring: consumers would add items to shopping carts, leave the site and then return with discount codes they had found on the web sites of Macy’s affiliates. Only then would they complete their purchases.

“We said, maybe we should just do this ourselves,” says Kent Anderson, president of Macys.com.

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This Blogging Mistake Could Cost You a Fortune

Bloggers are generally different than Internet marketers. Bloggers are typically known as those people who often update their blogs with new posts, whereas Internet marketers may only update their blogs once in a while.

The other BIG point of difference between bloggers and Internet marketers is that bloggers may or may not be building an email list, while ALL Internet marketers (at least those who know what they’re doing) are CONSISTENTLY building an email list.

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"Guru Status" = The Ultimate Selling Tool

I was reading a post by Zac Johnson (check out his blog at ZacJohnson.com) last week titled ShoeMoney System: One Month Later & Why It Works, and was quite honestly a little baffled by what I read. Zac was giving his two cents about the new ShoeMoney System that opened up, sold the 500 seat […]

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3 Affiliate Click Getting Tips that Always Work

There are two types of affiliate marketers. A few “select” can get people click on their links [and spend money with them], while the rest hope it would happen [and in 9 out of 10 cases, it won’t…]

Which one are you?

Do you know how to get readers click on your affiliate links more often?

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Think Outside of the IAB Box

I want to give all of you affiliates out there some very basic but incredibly vital advice: think outside of the IAB box. What do I mean? I want you to consider all of the ways you can promote your affiliate offers other than in your dedicated ad space.

Web surfers are becoming immune to ads. We all know where the ads typically lie on a site and our eyes have been trained to avoid them. Because of this ad-avoidance conditioning, it is vital to find a way to monetize your site other than display ads.

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Internet Marketers vs Affiliate Marketers

Marketing online basically means making money on the internet. Then it dives into multi categories such as internet marketers, email marketers, affiliate marketers, JV marketers, social marketers, info marketers, etc. This list can go on forever. The problem is these marketers or ‘gurus’ in the info marketing space or internet marketing space are a lot of trash.

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What We Can Learn From Viagra Ads

There’s something I don’t get about email. Who in the hell is clicking on the spam emails like the Viagra and penis enlargement ones?! For crying out loud, isn’t that industry about dead? How could they possibly be still making money? Maybe instead of targeting our frustration at the spammers sending these emails, we should be pissed off at the morons clicking on that stuff.

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Making the Most from Your Affiliate Programs

Lately there has been some positive chatter about a potential upswing of the economy. While I keep my fingers crossed for truth in those sentiments, I still find most conversations about the current state of the economy to be largely negative. Sure, it’s a bad situation out there and doing the whole “woe is me” thing with your friends, family, and neighbors is as common as taking out the trash these days. But, throwing an economic pity party isn’t doing you or your wallet any good. If you spent that time and energy focused on your earning potential you’d have much less to complain about.

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