Associate Programs Newsletter #542
Our business writer, Kate Buckland, has interviewed another successful affiliate, who revealed that washing machines sell well online, especially in January. Figure that out.
Washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, fridges – even lawnmowers – are among products promoted by affiliate Kevin Middleton – without any hard sell.
I was surprised to see that he doesn't bother much about SEO.
Kevin, who has been full-time affiliate marketing for four years, says that to succeed affiliates need to look for a edge over their competitors.
In an interview with Kate, he explains how he got started in affiliate marketing, how he wasted a year going in the wrong direction, and how his UK price comparison website has an edge over his competitors' sites.
As they say, success leaves clues, and there are plenty of clues in this interview. For folk in a hurry, I've added a “Key Points” summary at the end…
6 figures & Being able to quit your job SOON.
That what you really want?
Can someone show you EXACTLY how to do that?
Yep. I can, will, and passionately want to.
Step by step action plan here: http://www.thecopycatclub.com
One bit of SEO advice that must be true
The volume of conflicting advice published on search engine optimization is ridiculous, so when I write anything about how to get found in search engines, I try to choose my words very carefully.
Here's something to think about…
In Google Analytics, Google shows us that it measures:
* Pages per visit
* Visit duration
* Percentage of return visits
It must take an enormous amount of computing power and hard drive space to measure and store all those facts, but Google does it. Why? Because the Google boffins believe they're important.
If your visitors spend several minutes on your site studying your content, visit several pages, and later return to your site, those things are important to Google. Therefore, I think it's safe to assume that to Google, those facts are some of the indicators of a high quality site.
So it's worth while spending time improving those numbers.
One way I'm trying to increase the time visitors spend on AssociatePrograms.com is by taking old articles I wrote years ago and updating them with new, useful information. If you do this, you should please Google while pleasing your site's visitors.
For example, here's an article I wrote way back in 2005…
Over the years, as I've learned more, I've updated that article several times, and updated it again this week. There's a new section at the end.
Thought for today: Communication
“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy.
All the best