Smoke and Mirrors

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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For an example, visit, to see what I mean. There are also tools available to help put together your own site, and with a little experimentation, you can have it up and running quickly.

Build your web site based on your interests, and overrepparttar long term it will be much more successful. It should be filled with useful information and resources. Look for experts in your field to work with you in exchange for exposure, and keeprepparttar 102558 content constantly updated to encourage repeat visits.

Build a mailing list by having your guests register atrepparttar 102559 site. This mailing list is a valuable marketing tool, but your efforts here should be low key. It could takerepparttar 102560 form of a newsletter geared toward your target market, and include a column that you write - you can have your ad inrepparttar 102561 author's resource box. Don't make it a thinly disguised pitch for your product or service, but give good solid information which will be useful to your readers.

If you are going to be involved with an Affiliate Program, be careful with your selection. Look for programs that pay well, and have a solid reputation. Most importantly, pick one that you believe in, and use their products or services yourself.

Don't use their affiliate links as your primary web presence. The web site will never get listed inrepparttar 102562 search engine directories, such as Yahoo!. Whilerepparttar 102563 sites supplied byrepparttar 102564 affiliate program are well designed, many are basically Smoke and Mirrors, aimed at making their affiliates feel they have joinedrepparttar 102565 "big time". The prospects of getting visitors to it are slim, unless it is a direct result of your marketing efforts.

With your own site however, and with a strong informational approach, you stand a good chance of getting a decent ranking withrepparttar 102566 search engines. Smoke and mirrors may gather a few prospects, but a well thought out approach will provide what is necessary for achieving long term success utilizing an affiliate program.

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"Refresh" Your Chances Of Collecting That ClickBank Commission ...

Written by Mike Merz

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This META REFRESH tip will help, by makingrepparttar ClickBank association less obvious.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be able to upload files to your site's server.

Copy and pasterepparttar 102557 following code into an HTML editor and save it to your web server as whateveryoulike.html:

IMPORTANT! In order forrepparttar 102558 following code to work, replacerepparttar 102559 "(" with "<", andrepparttar 102560 ")" with ">" ...)

(HEAD)(TITLE)Your Affiliate Program Title(/TITLE) (META http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://www.YouraffiliateprogramsURL") (/HEAD)(BODYBGCOLOR="#FFFFFF")(/BODY)(/HTML)

After you save this as whateveryoulike.html, and uploadrepparttar 102561 file to your server, you will be able to link torepparttar 102562 program with this URL:

This will help raise your campaign's reliability a notch aboverepparttar 102563 other affiliates usingrepparttar 102564 traditional methods (and it looks a lot more professional, to boot ..;).

Another benefit to using this technique isrepparttar 102565 ability to track your ads. You can save your page as whateveryoulike1.html, whateveryoulike2.html, etc., giving each campaign a different promotion code, and enabling you to find out which one is drawingrepparttar 102566 best responses.

This method will not prevent your commissions from being "stolen", but it should definitely help.

To learn how you can make ClickBank's services even more secure, visit < > .

Mike Merz is a well-known Internet marketing consultant, specializing in Online Marketing newbie start ups, and owner of the Top5News Group, featuring Internet Marketing For Newbies < >

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