Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Become PayDotCom Merchants' Affiliate Program

After register to Affiliate Network PayDotCom, now we learn how to become affiliate of merchants in PayDotCom which sells digital product such as ebook, course, software. Here are the steps:
1. Login to https://paydotcom.com/login.php. Enter your username and password.
Account that we make in PayDotCom can function as affiliate, and can also work as a vendor or a merchant. If we only want to become affiliate, we only need to know the statistics that associated with the affiliate. If we are not a vendor in PayDotCom, we do not need to buy a "Premier" Package.

2. To promote the products as an affiliate, select Promote Product then choose From Marketplace (in Create a new campaign). We can see various categories in PayDotCom and choose one of the categories in accordance with the niche we select.

3. Click the category of your choise, then the product will appear in the category from the most popular.
- Link Visit Salespage used when we want to see the merchant website.
- APS is relative calculation of the number that show how many people purchase the product.
- If we want to sign up as an affiliate to the merchant and registered to the list of products that we promote, click the button Promote

4. Select products we want to promote. Then we can see more detail about the product, price, commission, statistics from the campaign and affiliate link standard (the default campaign).

5. After we find products that is suitable for promotion, click on the text create new campaign. Fill in name and details of the campaign.
For example:
name: direct linking with adwords
description : get visitor using PPC Adwords direct linking to merchant website.
Then press submit button.

6. We can see the campaign name and the description. For every product we can make campaign as much as we want. Make sure to give the name and description for each campaign, so we can distinguish a campaign with one another.

7. To see the list of products or affiliate that is listed, click Promote Products menu, select as an affiliate. We can't remove the merchant or the product in which we have joined (sign up) but we can hide them by clicking the text link hide. If we want to see alist of campaign that we have created for a particular merchant, click the link create text / view campaigns.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Sign Up to PayDotCom Affiliate Network

PayDotCom is a popular affiliate network that focus on digital product such as ebook, course, and software. This is different from Shareasale which sell physical products. PayDotCom is an affiliate marketing that integrated with our paypal account, but if we have no paypal, we can choose check for the payment. In paydotcom we can choose whether we want to become a vendor or become an affiliate.

If you become a vendor that means you sell your products and services through online marketplace and let PayDotCom take care of all your affiliate needs. If you become an affiliate, you can promote products in PayDotCom marketplace and earn commissions. The earn sales commissions is from 5% to 80% by linking customers to your favorite choice of products and services in the PayDotCom marketplace.

Here are steps how to registration to Paydotcom:
1. Open Paydotcom website. Click sign up.
2. Fill in your data
a. Account Information: fill in your email address, choose a username, and choose a password.
b. Personal Information: fill in your name, business name, make check payable to, address, city, state / province / religion, portal / zip code, country, phone, social security or tax id number (only for US residents).
c. Payment Processors Information
If you want to be payment through PayPal please fill in your PayPal email, promotion code, and please give a mark on vendors if you have your product sales and give a mark on affiliates if you make promotions for other's. After that give marks on recieve inbox notifications and I agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Then type the letters or numbers that appear on your screen monitor (human verification). Click Start making money today with PayDotCom!

3. There are some interesting quotes such as discon $720 credit fee bonus, and for the purchase of three software: Butterfly Marketing Manuscript, Powerlink Generator and Viral Friend Generator. If you are interested, click yes and you can pay via PayPal. If you are not interested, just click no and then click to continue.

4. Email confirmation
Please check your email and confirm that you have registered and logged in to the PayDotCom menu.
Congratulations you have successfully registered to PayDotCom.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to Become ShareASale Merchants' Affiliate Program

This article is a continuation of the article How to be an Affiliate in ShareASale. After being an affiliate in ShareASale, now we learn how to become ShareASale Merchants' affiliate program. We can join this program if ShareASale received our application.

Step 1. Login to http://www.shareasale.com/a-login.cfm
Use your username and password

Step 2. Click View and Search Merchant List menu
In ShareASale, we could search merchants with a variety of criteria.
a. A new program in the last 20 days
If we choose this, the benefit is not too much competition wuth other affiliate.

b. All programs
If we click it, we could see all the programs, but this requires a long time for loading.

c, Pay-per-Sale
If we click it, we could see the merchants who have Pay-per-Sale affiliate program. We will recieve the commission if we successfully make the sale. Most of merchants use this PPS program.

d. Pay-per-Lead
If we clicked it, we will see the merchants who have Pay-per-Lead (PPL) affiliate program or also called CPA (Cost Per Action). We will get commissions if the visitors became leads (prospects).

e. Pay-per-Click
If we click this, we will see Pay-per-Click Affiliate Program. We will get compensation if we send visitors to the merchants. These types of affiliate programs are rare and usually relatively small in commission.

f. New Program activated in this month (or any other month).
We can also choose to display merchants or affiliate program that active in particular month.

g. Program exclusive to the ShareASale Network
If we click this link, it will display merchants or affiliate programs that only exclusive in ShareASale. Sometimes a merchant join some affiliate network for promoting their products or services.

h. Basic Keyword Search
If we click this link, we would see a box. Here we can type the keyword of the merchant or the product we can to know.

i. Advances Search
We could search merchant with various criteria.

Step 3. Sign up to the merchant you want to promote
Before you promote or join with a merchant, don't forget to read the TOS (Terms of Agreement). After that, select the merchant, click Start Program. If there are merchants that display enroll in the program, that's mean you have joined in the merchant.

Step 4. Write your marketing strategy in promoting them
This will affect whether you will be accepted or not. Tell them what strategy you want to use, PPC or SEO.

After that mark I have read and agree to the Program Agreement for Affiliates. Click to join the program. You will recieve an email that show whether our application is accepted or not. Usually when our application is rejected, most likely because we do not a website that is relevant to the product of the merchants. To increase the probability of our receipt, please add all of some of your website to your account in ShareASale.

Go to main menu, select Account setting, then click edit account setting. Scroll down to find the form fields to add a website. All of our website will be visible by the merchants' affiliate. It will be a consideration whether our website relevant to the merchant or not. Added our portofolio website, will help us to be accepted in many merchants.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

How to be an Affiliate in ShareASale

Shareasale is one of the most popular affiliate network. In Shareasale there are many merchants (over 2000) who plugged to the ShareASale network. Each of these merchant in ShareASale has a different type of product. So we can choose which merchant that suitable for us. Our goal is bring customers to the merchants and they will give us commission if there are sales.

Having our own website is one of the requirements for applying to ShareASale. The website become the criteria whether our application is accepted or not. For the registration process, go to ShareASale website, sign up for join as an affiliate.

Step 1. Please fill in
a. Create your username
b. Create your password
c. What country do you live in
Move on to step 2

Step 2. Please fill in your main website.
This is very important step. Merchants will see this information when we apply for their program. Give your best website, the main website and the complete one which can show a general idea of what kind of promotion work we do. This website will identify our business and we must have and operate at least one website in order to create an Affilate Account at ShareASale.com.
After that move on to step 3.

Step 3. If you choose Express application process, fill in your email which using the domain name of your main website.
If you choose standard application process, you can use an alternate email address. But it is preferable if you can provide an email that is listed on your domain's WHOIS record.
Move on to step 4.
Then you need to confirm that you can receive email from that email address and that is your correct email address.

Step 4. Fill in your contact information, such as:
- Your first name and your last name
- Make check payable to
- Contact phone, address, address 2, city, state / province, zip or portal code, province, country.

Please provide a brief description (less than 240 characters) of your site / your marketing plans that will help individual merchants make decision about your application to their programs.
Then choose My site is NOT an incentive program. For domain ownership choose I verify that I own the domain.
Click move on to step 5 - Final Step.

Step 5. Please choose whether your check will be sent via regular mail (free) or FedEx (charge of $75 per check). Then click complete signup.

Step 6. Click I agree

Step 7. ShareASale signup confirmation. Click the following link to confirm the registration in ShareASale.
Check your email. There will be an email that describes the confirmation process has been successful.
In the email you can see your username, password, no ID Shareasale, and the URL to log into the affiliate area http://www.shareasale.com/a-login.cfm

The registration process is completed. Applications will be checked by the Shareasale and we will know whether our application is recieved or not after 1 day.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tips for Choosing a Good Merchant

If we join affiliate network marketing such as Shareasale, Commission Junction, Paydotcom, Clickbank , etc, there are so many merchant in those affiliate network. So, how do we know which ones are good? Here are the tips how to choose a good merchant that is suitable for our need:

1. Look at the display of merchant website
Is it an amateur website or a professional website? If you were a consumer, would you buy product from the website? Usually people would buy from the website that can be trusted, a profesional-looking appearance.

2. Navigation Structure
Is the menu clear enough and could navigate visitor? People tend to leave website with confusing navigator, unless the product is only sold by the merchant. Amazon.com is an example of website with good navigation.

3. Ordering Process
Is the ordering process easy? If the ordering process is complex, most people will be confused and would cancel the purchase. We also should know what payments are offered by the merchant.

4. Good conversion rate
Merchant with good conversion rate means many visitor came to the merchant website and bought the product. The higher conversion rate the better the merchant.

Usually conversion rate is calculated based on 100 visitor sent to the merchant site. How many percent visitors became custumers and how many sales that occurred. This figure is called EPC. In Shareasale and Commission Juction we could see the EPC numbers. This can provide whether the merchant has a good conversion rate or not.

High EPC means many visitors who is sent to the merchant website, mostly by the products. But we also have to see the average value of the products. Usually merchants who sell cheap products but high EPC, will have good conversion rate.

In Clickbank we see the number gravity. In Paydotcom we see APS. Both gravity and APS show us whether the product is popular product purchase or not. The calculation were different from EPC and convertion rate, but the gravity number anda APS also help us choose the good merchant.

5. Testimonials
Testimonials can improve the conversion rate. If there are many interesting testimonials, especially with the names and photos, visitors will be more confident to buy products from the merchant.

6. Merchant Reputation
Merchant reputation comes from the experience of a group of people who buy from the merchant. The more customers are satisfied, the better the reputation of the merchant, and also vice versa.
For in-house affiliate program, we need to be more careful in selecting a merchant. We should check the reputation. Make sure there is no negative news from the merchant both from the affiliate site or from the customer side.

7. When and how is the payment
Don't forget to learn when and how is the payment. Some merchants will give us the commission if we could sell the product at certain sales. Some other merchants will give us the commision after the commission reach the minimal payment.
The time of payment the commission is also important, espesially if we use paid traffic such as PPC. If the payment is too long, our cash flow will be disrupted.
If we do not match with the merchants' procedures and conditions, do not select the merchant to promote.

8. The time of cookies
Most of people do not buy product directly when they visited the website at the first time. Usually people need time, they see the other products then choose which one is the best or suitable for them. After that they decide to buy. Therefore, the time of cokies stored in our computer is the important thing. Some merchant only give us a few days, the others give us quite a long time. So we need to know the time of cookies.

10. How many commission the merchant will give us
Merchant who give large commission is not certainly better than the merchant who give smaller commission. Product with a great commission but poor in quality, would not in accordance with the market need. Conversely, although the commission is not too big, but if the product is high demand and popular, the total commission can be much greater.
If we use PPC to bring the visitor, we need to know the approximate cost of the main product keyword sold by the merchant. If the keyword too expensive with a small commission, it will be difficult to us to make a profitable campaign.


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Friday, November 28, 2008

Tips for Becoming Affiliate Merchant

In affiliate marketing program, we earn money by selling others' products or services. Making money throught affiliate marketing program is divided into 3 steps:
Step 1: Sign up to become affiliate marchants.
Step 2: Conducting a campaign of merchant products in our website, by advertising, or by email using our affiliate link that we get in step 1.
Step 3: Making a lot of people see the campaign that we have done in step 2. We must try to bring many traffic or visitor.

If we want to get commissions from the affiliate marketing programs, we must learn first what is the requirements of that affiliate marketing program. So we are not choosing the wrong affiliate merchant and our chance to be received is great.

There are 2 types of affiliate programs (seen from management affiliate program):
1. In-house affiliate program
The company managing its owm management program affiliates
- We do the registration directly to the merchant. In merchant's website there are instructions and form to sign up become affiliate
- Amazon.com, eBay.com, Implix (company with famous product email autoresponder GetResponse) are examples of in-house affiliate program.

2. Affiliate Network
Companies have no their own management program. They do outsourching to the other companies to manage all aspects such as administrative, technical, tracking, and affiliate commisision payments.
- First we have to join the network affiliate to apply to become a affiliate merchant through the menu in affiliate network.
- Commission Junction, Linkshare, Shareasale, ClixGalore, TradeDoubler, double-click performics are examples of affiliate network.
- Clickbank, click2sell, paydotcom, nregnow are examples of affiliate network that focus on digital products such as ebook, software, and course.
- Hydra, Copeac, Azoogle, ClickBooth are affiliate network that specializes in Pay-Per-Lead (PPL)

There are two approaches in determining which merchant we want to promote:
1. We have already known what product or service we want to promote. So we find the best merchant or which merchant give good service, then sign up to become its affiliate.
- For example we want to become the affiliate of ipod accessories. Type at Google.com ipot accessories + affiliate program. Click search.

2. We haven't known what product or service want want to promote. So that's better if we join Affiliate network to seek for good merchant or product to promote.
- Almost all affiliate network requires us to enter our website address when register. This often becomes one of the criteria for accepting our registration.
_ When we register to Shareasale, we are asked to fill in our main website that should fill these criteria:
a. Using a top-level domains such as .com, .net, .info, .biz, etc
b. The website must use English language
c. The website have been ready to use, not underconstruction website.
d. Do not use free web hosting
e. If we use WHOIS protection in the name of our domain, we could remove the protection temporary so the affiliate network can know that the website is ours.

That some tips for becoming affiliate merchant. Hope this information is useful for you.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Internet Marketing Mindset

Mindset is the most important aspect in building a successful internet marketing business. Many people fail because they don't understand the mindset of successful internet entrepreneurs. Building an internet marketing business is similar with conventional business. We need to be focus and consistent. Internet marketing business also need our time and money. It need process to be success, so we need to work hard.

Here are the way of thinking if we want to be success in internet marketing business:
1. We should know why we want to be a successful internet marketer
This is more important than how to achieve. So we must be self motivated. If we find the reason, we will find the way how to achieve our goal.

2. We should focus on the business model we have selected.
Many people fail because they did not focus. We should know that building a business, both conventional business and internet marketing business, take time. We need time to learn the process, to fix our mistakes, to wake up from failure, etc.

In internet we would see so many options and opportunities, if we are not focus on our goal, it will be hard for us to achieve it. A successful entrepreneurs after viewing the various business models, determine the focus of a business model they want to be an expert. After selected the business model, they create a plan of action and focus to do it until finish.

3. Use our strength, hire somebody to help our weakness
The successful internet marketer know their strength and assigned other aspects. So they can do their best, and save many times.

4. Consistent and abstinence surrender
Consistent means that we should allocate our time and our attention in building our internet marketing business online.

5. Don't be afraid to fail
Look at the expert like Thomas Alfa Edison, Kolonel Sanders. How many times they fail before they got success?

6. Belief that we can do it. We must have attitude to succeed. What we wish to be, what we will do, how we do it, etc. They will become our mindset. A positive attitude will build our enthusiasm and motivation and help us to set realistic goals to achieve.

In order to have positive mindset, we should learn from the expert, reading motivation books, join motivation seminars, and join in forum that have the same mindset.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Use Strategic Internet Marketing to Increase Traffic Website

Traffic website is the amount of visitors who come to our website / blog. Traffic website is the key to success. Although we have a wonderful website and attractive contents, but if our traffic website is low, that is useless. No traffic means little or no income. So increase traffic website is a must. But all we need not just traffic - we need targeted traffic and unique visitor who meet our requirement, people who are interested on and seek for information in our website.

To increase traffic website, we need to use a combination of methods. Remember that building traffic website is a continuous process, not just one time event. If we want to increase traffic website we could use strategic internet marketing. The easiest way is focus each website page or blog post on a specific niche on the market. Then the application of using strategic internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) to attract targeted traffic website are:

1. We need to optimize our website
Make sure to optimize our website with relevant niche and heavy keywords in order to make our website and articles appear on top of most search engine result. The traffic we achieve from search engine is free. Use the niche and heavy keywords in domain name, title tags, meta tags, header tag, top and bottom portion in our website. But remember please do not abuse / spam the keywords. Just include 2 - 3% keywords in the content of our website. When we over optimizing our articles, spider will detect that we are trying to trick. If we keyword stuffing many times, our website could be blacklisted from a particular search engine.

2. Get incoming links
Having more links pointing to our website, will boost up our traffic website. We need quantity and good quality inbound link in order to have good search engine ranking of our website. We can do it by using article marketing or submitting our articles to article directories and e-zine editors. Use inbound links to bring in traffic from other sites. We also can use social bookmarking as a method to increase link exponentially with small effort.

Forums, discussion boards, online communities are another great way to increase traffic website. Find the best online forums that is related to our business, where prospective customers and clients in our target market are hanging around. Post comment to capture the market and show your expertise and credibility. Use our site URL as a signature. Traffic will increase after they believe that you can provide what they need.

3. Setup a reciprocal linking campaign
If we want other quality websites to link to our site, don't forget to make sure that our website is rich in content. Once we have an amount of link partners, we will start receiving killer traffic to our website.

Join link exchange programs can help too. Nowadays there are a lot of webmasters invite another webmasters to join link exchange program. Find website that are similarly related to ours and allow the owners to exchange links.

Allow join ventures could be powerful if done it the right way. Give some good reasons why our partners should promote our sites.

Act now and see the benefit of strategic internet marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to drive more traffic to your website / blog.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Understanding Affiliate Marketing

For beginner who want to earn extra income quickly, the easiest way is by join affiliate marketing program. Affiliate marketing is an agreement between a merchant and an affiliate marketer. The main focus is promoting merchant's products. Affiliate marketer will get commission if they could do the job successfully.

The most interesting thing is as an affiliate marketer, we don't need to worry about how to make the product, inventory, order processing, manage delivery, refund, administration, management, etc. Before choose what affiliate program that suitable for you, visit internet Affiliate Marketing Program Networks to compare and study different programs. Then choose the program that seem stable, with the longest history of sales and affiliate marketing success. Look into the quality of the products and services. Our goal is to make people to get interested then make decision fill their name, email address, or the application form then buy the product or service. If we are not convinced of the quality of their products and services, how can we influence other people? What makes you thing other people (your site visitors) will be convinced as well?

Here are several types of affiliate marketing program opportunities:
1. Pay Per Sale Affiliate Program (PPS)
The merchant will give affiliate marketer commission based on sales that people buy through affiliate marketer link. Product or service that often marketed this way are selling e-book or software. The commission is quite big. Pay per sale affiliate program represent 80% of affiliate marketing industry.

2. Recurring Affiliate Program
In recurring affiliate program, affiliate merchants will give commission periodically but the commission is not as much as Per Per Sale program. The recurring affiliate program is usually done by monthly subscription service for example web hosting, auto responder, the membership of internet marketing course, etc.

3. Pay Per Lead Affiliate Program
Affiliate marketer will get a flat payment for each prospects (leads) that fill the certain qualifications. The best Pay Per Lead Affiliate program usually come from insurance, home loan, credit card, real estate, and loan application. The benefit can be started from 25 cents for each leads who come to the site to $ 25 or more if the leads fill out the application.

4. Pay Per Click Affiliate Program
Affiliate marketers will get paid when the advertisers on their site is clicked by visitors. The most popular and the biggest Pay Per Click Affiliate program is Google AdSense.

5. Pay Per Search Affiliate Program
Pay Per Search Affiliate program is a program that makes affiliate marketers' sites become search engine such as www.google.com or www.yahoo.com. Affiliate marketer will get revenue when a visitor do the search or find information from the search box on affiliate marketers' sites and then click the link from the search result.

6. Hybrid Program
In hybrid program, the merchants combine several different payment. For examplen10 cents commission when there are visitors click on the advertisements and 15% commission when the sale occurs. Another example the merchants give bonus id we successfully obtain certain target sale.

Now you have known several types of affiliate marketing programs. Which one is suitable for you?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Several Ways to Increase Traffic

When we learn strategic internet marketing, traffic is very important. Every article we find about making our site sucessfull would always include the importance of generating traffic. Why? Because in internet business, without traffic, everything we have done is useless. Like in conventional business, we need customers. If we don't have any customer, who will buy our product? So, in internet world traffic is The One. The more traffic we have, the more people would buy our product.

Traffic represents all people that gets a chance to see our products. The more people see our products, the more chance for people to buy. But, we must remember. We need not just more traffic, we need targeted traffic. Especially if we sell speciall product.

Generating traffic is not an easy way. We need a large number of sites to generate more traffic flow. But if we have done it successfully, this could open up a Pandora's Box of possibilities. Having good traffic means have a good number of potential customers who are willing to buy our products.

There are several ways to increase our traffic:
1. Invest in good advertising with search engine such as Google's Adwords and Yahoo Overture
By investing our money in Google's Adwords and Yahoo's Overture, we will get great advertising schemes to increase our traffic. Lots of site feature these advertising system and many have signed on to reap the benefits. Every penny is worth it with using Google and Yahoo's advertising.

2. Exchange or Trade Links with other similar sites
By doing exchange links with other similar sites which is qualified (having the same niche or content), we will get benefit to enhance traffic website. This is sure and proven method. When one site features onether sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.

Exchange links also boosts our chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. Search engine will rank higr sites that have inbound and outbound theme-relates links. If we have a good ranking position in search engines, we will generate more traffic freely.

3. Leave comments on other similar blogs with a backlink are effective in driving a lot of traffic
Leave Comments on Other Sites with a Backlink to Drive MORE TraLeave comments on other sites, forums, and blogs is an effective way in generating a lot of traffic. By commenting and putting our backlink on the others' blogs, can give us a lot of benefits. Comments let we reach out people on a more personal level.

4. Use "Tell A Frend Script" can drive traffic
This is call viral marketing. It makes use of the tendency of a person to share something when we find informative, entertaining or amazing thing. Viral marketing allows us to spread the word without any cost or low cost. With viral marketing method, people get infectes with the creativity and entertainment, so they will pass it on to the others people.

5. Search and use proper keyword phares for our sites content
Having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement for high ranking in search engine results. Search engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page.

6. Write articles that can lead traffic to our site
We could write articles and submit them to sites that would contain the same subject that our sites deals in. Attach our sites description and services at the end of the article as well as the link.

7. Join forums and form online communities
This only requires our time. We should capture a market and show our expertise and credibility. We can share our knowledge and expertise with many online communities. When we found a good foundation for our site, people will trust us and our site and will pass in to many people their trust. We can get feee advertising when we go to forums that have the same subject or niche with our site. Traffic will increase because they know that we can provide what they need.

8. Over newsletters
This may sound like hard work, but there are many writers and sites that are willing to provide free articles. As our newsletter gets pass around, we can widen public awareness and build an opt-in list that can regularry visit our site. When many people know what we are about and our existence is shared with many people, we will find a loyal traffic and this can provide us with more traffic by recomendation.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Reason Why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is Important

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is become very important today. Many e-commerce sites sites use SEO to improve the volume and quality of traffic to a website / blog from search engine. SEO is very useful internet tool to analyze website / blog so they can be discovered, analyzed, and indexed by various search engine. SEO help us to find the site that we need to go or the product or information. Usually, the higher a site ranks in the search engine results, the more searchers will see and visit that site. Most people that use search engines use only the ten top search result in the first page. That's why making articles to the first page is a barometer of a succed site. We need SEO to get free traffic from search engine, especially Google. The more traffic means the more business we rake in.

This is the reason why Search Engine Optimization is important:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consider how search engines work and what people searching for.
- With search engine optimization (SEO) we can get benefit of generating a high traffic volume.
- Search engine optimization (SEO) is utilizing tools and methods in making our site top ranking in the search engines results'
- Getting in the first page will ensure our site to get public awaresness. It also can generate more traffic that could lead to potential income.
- SEO can make the content of our site become more relevant, more attractive, and more easily read by search enginesand their robots to craw and index.

There are 2 step to make your site SEO friendly:
1. On page Optimization , which are includes the selection of keywords, meta tags, and content.
2. Off page Optimization : the activities we do in order to make our site become important or popular for search engine. This is include high quality backlink (one way backlink and link exchange).

Act now and see the benefit of search engine optimization (SEO). Using SEO will result better traffic. This means more opportunities to make money and more bussiness for our site.



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How to Use SEO to Drive Traffic

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is very important way of marketing your website / blog in the internet. Internet marketers believe that SEO can drive traffic website / blog, but implementing effective SEO strategies is not an easy thing because there are a variety of elements that search engines look into before they rank your page at the top. Every online business owner has to conduct one form of SEO strategy or another to be able to attract traffic to the website. In line with this, here are some simple tips to use SEO as a tool to drive traffic to your site:

1. Don't use any trickery.
Don't use any tricks to the search engines in order to make your site rank high. Search engines today are becoming more sophisticated and it will penalize any website that tries to fool it.

2. Avoid using too much flash navigation.
Using flash navigation may look good on the website, but it is impossible for spider search engines to know what the content is all about.

3. Always remember content is the king.
Content is the most important part of a website. So, it is important for you to provide the kind of content that people are interested in. Don't spam your content with keywords though; make sure that the searchers will benefit from your site as well.

4. Get other sites to link to you.
Getting back links to your website will automatically improve your search engine ranking. Take note that search engines frown upon link farm services though because they will put your links with sites that are not relevant to yours.

5. Try to avoid using JavaScript navigation.
Search engines cannot understand any of the content that is inside JavaScript. If all your page links are there, you will surely want search engines to find them.

6. Use Google site map.
A great way for spiders to get as much information from your site as possible is through site maps. Using Google's own site map is advantageous because it meets all of Google's specifications.

7. Title tags are very effective.
This lets search engines know what the texts on your site are all about. Basically, these are the tool tips that appear when you put your pointer on the links on the page.

8. Don't use duplicate content.
Never use content that is used on other websites because this can make Google move your site to a supplemental listing which is basically their secondary database.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

How to Know The Statistics of Your Blog

If you want to know about the statistics of your blog, there are interesting tools that can help. We can use Stat Counter or Hit Counter. One of the famous and interesting features is Histats. By using histats, we can know real time online user statistics, hourly, daily, and monthly stat - with forecast and comparison charts to help you understand visitor trends, the number of visitors, how many pages are read, etc.

Here is how to use histats:
1. Log in to http://www.histats.com/
2. Click on register.
3. Enter your email, password, your secret question and your secret answer.
4. Enter your site URL, Title, description, pages view start value, visitors start value
5. Select type (website, blog, myspace / Hi5 / Friendster), category (general, personal website, adult, music, or other), language. Click continue.
6. Select the counters you want to use
7. At the counter you choose, click on mouse at the circle under the counter
8. Scroll to the bottom, click continue
9. Click continue again
10. Wait about 20 seconds, copy (ctrl + C) the HTML code
11. Go into your blog to the layout, page elements, click add a gadget, select HTML / java script.
12. Paste (ctrl + V) the HTML code on the content. Don't forget to save.

Look at your blog. Now you can start using histats for analyzing your traffic. You can also compare histats and Google Analytics for more detail result.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Strategic Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is the marketing of products or services over the Internet. Strategic internet marketing means a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, most often 'winning' in the marketing of products or services over the Internet. So strategic internet marketing is the key to success on the web.

In order to get success, we should learn strategic internet marketing such as:
1. How to increase traffic website / blog
2. How to optimize your website / blog
3. How to use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to drive traffic to our website / blog
4. How to make money from internet
etc

Although there are so many opportunities to make money from internet, it is not an easy way for newbie. Why? Because there are so much opportunities, newbie will be so confused which one is better. This is a major cause why people move from one business model to other business model, which is based on the most easily and quickly produce much of money. Choosing a business model based on this is wrong.

As in conventional business, we need to choose the Internet business model that has good prospects. But the more important thing is we should choose in accordance with our interest, knowledge, and experience. It is also important to choose niche markets or choose product or service that we want to market. The internet is so large that branding is a difficult and expensive goal unless you are the first major presence in a niche. That's way we need to use a width search engine optimization campaign.

To find which one is the best for us, we need to try to do some business models, so we can eventually determine it. Identify our strengths dan weaknesses, and the activities conducted in each business model. Filter business model that is not suitable since the beginning so we can save our time and energy.

Effective internet marketing requires a comprehensive strategy that synergizes a given company's business model and sales goals. That's why we need to learn strategic internet marketing.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How to Use Google Analytics for Begineer

Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website. By using Google Analytics, we can know how is the track of our blog visitors from all referrers, including search engines, display advertising, pay-per-click networks, email marketing and digital collateral such as links within PDF documents.

We can sign up for Google Analytics at google.com/analytics. From there, you can create a new, free account. If you advertise on Google's AdWords system, you can also sign up for Analytics from within your AdWords account. Google Analytics has been closely integrated into your AdWords account under the new Analytics tab: click the tab and follow the instructions to start tracking AdWords campaign data and ROI information.

Here are the steps you can follow if you want to register at Google Analytics:
1. Log in to http://www.google.com/analytics
2. Click Access Analytics
3. After that enter your Gmail adress and password. Click sign in
4. Press the button to sign up in the box Sign up for Google Analytics
5. Submit your blog information in Analytics: New Account Signup on the part of general information. Write your website's URL, account name, time zone country or territory, and time zone. Click continue.
6. In Analytics: New Account Signup, write your last name, first name, phone number, country or territory. Click continue.
7. Then in Analytics: New Account Signup, give check mark in the term of Yes, I agree to the above term and conditions. Click Create New Account.
8. After that Google will give you the HTML code, copy (Ctrl+C) the new tracking code.
9. Go to your blog account. Log in to your blog, Go to layout, edit HTML. Paste (ctrl +V) the code in the body. Don't forget to click save.
10. Back to Google Analytics page, click the continue button
11. We will see a table that contain your blog address that was registered. Select link view reports.
12. Wait about 24 hours for Google process your information.

After a few days to try to enter the web with Google Analytics, press the access analytics button, log into your account, and click view reports. You can start analyzing your visitors.


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How to Register to Google and Add a Sitemap

After making a blog, we need to learn how to register to Google and add a site map. In order to make our site more quickly recognize by Google, we need to register. Here are the step to register our site to Google:
1. Go to http://google.com/webmasters
2. Select submit your content in Google (click learn more)
3. Select submit a URL for inclusion in Google's index
4. Fill in your URL, comments, and enter the letter that is visible on the screen. After that click add URL

If you do it correctly, then we can see "Google Informastion for Webmasters": Thank you. Your site URL has been successfully added to our list of URLs to crawl. Then click Google Webmaster Tool. We will be brought to the dashboard, type your URL address then click add site.

- After that you need to verify your site.
- Choose verification method, select add a meta tag.
- Copy the meta tag code (ctrl +C)
- Go to www.blogger.com, enter your username and password (go to your blog)
- Go to layout, edit HTML
- Paste (ctrl + V) the meta tag code between the first head and the last head.
- Don't forget to click save template
- Then we go back to Google Webmaster Tools, click verify
- Finish

Add a sitemap:
1. Go to https:// www.google.com/webmasters.tools/dashboard
2. We can see site information, sitemap, verified?
If there are check mark, that means the site have been verified.
Now we add sitemap by click the word Add
3. Choose add general web sitemap
4. Fill the URL with atom.xml
5, Click add general web sitemap

If you want to know when the last time the Googlebot come to your site, go to https: / / www.google.com / webmasters / tools / sitestatus .Type in your url address and then click next.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

How To Make a Blog in Blogger

The first thing you have to do if you want to be a blogger is have your own blog. There are many options when you consider starting a blog. A great way to get started blogging quickly and for free is by using an online service like Google’s Blogger. The following article hopefully can help you to create your own blog in blogger.

Before you start, it is better if you have prepared the topic you want to write in your blog, the blog title, and the address of your blog. Especially for address (URL), please think some alternatives, because sometimes the address you choose is already used by someone else.

Then I suggest you have an email address in Gmail (Google Mail). Why? Because Google is the biggest search engine and many programs are integrated with Google such as Google AdSense, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Google Alert, Blogger, etc. So, If you haven't had a Gmail, please create it on mail.google.com.

After that, you can go to http://www.blogger.com. Now, you can start making a blog.
1. Create a Google Account
We have done it.
2. Name your blog
Fill in the blog title, blogg address (URL), then check availability.
Klik continue.
3. Choose a template

Congratulation. Your blog has been created!

Finish. Your Blog has been created. Now you can start posting your articles.

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