Domain Gateway Pages

Written by Tobe Johnson

Many affiliate sites today create self-duplicating web pages for affiliates to use. The web site URL often looks something like or one of hundreds of variations of this. This is not bad in itself, however, if you are serious about making money viarepparttar Internet, there is one piece that is a MUST for Internet Marketers. It is called a DOMAIN GATEWAY PAGE.

What is a domain gateway page? A domain gateway page is a web site address such as set up so that when someone access' your web site, they get YOUR information for your affiliate program (whatever affiliate program you are marketing). For example, instead of marketing (a sample company URL assigned to you from net detective), you would market instead and it would pull up your net detective page in this shorter URL. More specifics on this will follow.

Why is a domain gateway page a MUST?

1--No Lost Orders:

When someone visits 102608 tendency that happens quite often is thatrepparttar 102609 /?your-id=xxxxxxyyy part ofrepparttar 102610 URL will get left offrepparttar 102611 URL (web address); so you are no longer get credited forrepparttar 102612 order. Another common problem is that a visitor getsrepparttar 102613 long complicated URL wrong (ie:; so again it is a lost order for you. What happens if they come back torepparttar 102614 main site inrepparttar 102615 future and don't put in your id#? You got it. It's another lost order for you.

Another problem with associate program self-duplicating pages is that some search engines don't acceptrepparttar 102616 /?your-id=xxxxxxyyy portion of a URL. As you go out and market your site acrossrepparttar 102617 Internet, some (many) ofrepparttar 102618 search engines will not acceptrepparttar 102619 /?your-id=xxxxxxyyy inrepparttar 102620 address, so will drop that part ofrepparttar 102621 address.... thus, people get dumped intorepparttar 102622 main company site instead of your site.....more of your orders get lost or redirected torepparttar 102623 main company site.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am not bashing associate programs orrepparttar 102624 way their self-duplicating pages are set up. I am simply providing information to help you use those programs more effectively.

2--Business centered marketing:

With your own domain name, you can do all of your marketing by promoting vs. another web site name. This will also allow you to have your email address as (it can be automatically forwarded into wherever you currently check your email, so nothing on your end has to change). This putsrepparttar 102625 focus of your marketing efforts around YOU and YOUR domain name vs.repparttar 102626 vendor company's domain name and creates a business centric marketing stategy for you. You can then set up additional businesses around this same name to market additional products.... such as and Now, what happens if someone drops offrepparttar 102627 /company2/ portion of that URL? They are dumped into another of YOUR companies and you never loose a potential client!

Becoming a Successful Affiliate

Written by Teresa Williams

Have you often wondered why some people can make a ton on money by promoting other people's product and you are struggling to make one sale every month? There are very simple rules to follow to become a Successful Affiliate: 1) Purchaserepparttar product. This is a "MUST" to making money with an affiliate program. Why should you purchaserepparttar 102607 product when you can sign up for free? How can you honestly tell other people aboutrepparttar 102608 product if you have not purchased it yourself? 2) Treatrepparttar 102609 product as if it is your very own. When you sign up as an affiliate and actually purchaserepparttar 102610 product... takerepparttar 102611 time to either go intorepparttar 102612 members area, readrepparttar 102613 product, contact customer service orrepparttar 102614 owner ofrepparttar 102615 product. Get an actual "hands-on" experience ofrepparttar 102616 product. If you purchaserepparttar 102617 product and enjoyrepparttar 102618 benefits of it... your sales can increase at least 1800% by thinking of this product as your very own. 3) Be proud of that product. If you are an affiliate and do NOT advertise it on your website or do NOT advertise it in your newsletter, then how are you going to sell it? Be proud that you are an affiliate and advertise. 4) Giverepparttar 102619 product your personal recommendation. This information goes back to step number 1. You must purchaserepparttar 102620 product in order to give your personal recommendation. By putting your "stamp of approval" onrepparttar 102621 advertisements... your sales will increase. What did you enjoyrepparttar 102622 most aboutrepparttar 102623 product and why would it benefit other people to purchaserepparttar 102624 product? The end step to making sales is to tellrepparttar 102625 future customer whatrepparttar 102626 product will do for them. Why should they spend their hard earned money on a product that you personally would not purchase? 5) Communicate withrepparttar 102627 owner ofrepparttar 102628 product. This is a very important part of becoming a successful affiliate. If you have a question aboutrepparttar 102629 product or simply would like to introduce yourself torepparttar 102630 owner as their new affiliate... by all means DO IT! You are going to become an "individual" torepparttar 102631 owner instead of an affiliate number. Get to knowrepparttar 102632 person as an individual. You can actually use this information in your personal recommendation. 6) Use different methods of advertising. Banners, in my personal opinion, do not sell like a classified ad, sales letter, sponsor ad and personal recommendations. Use text links on your

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