Written by David Seitz

Wow, that's a powerful title! Don't letrepparttar headline fool you though, this could berepparttar 134298 most important article you ever read. If done correctly this is onerepparttar 134299 easiest ways to create a permanent revenue stream with ANY affiliate program you are promoting.

Have you taken notice that some ofrepparttar 134300 most popular types of web sites onrepparttar 134301 internet are portal (or vortal) web sites? These portals, or should we say web site vortals (vertical portals) are really nothing more than an organized collection of links to other web sites.

Why are they so popular, and more importantly why are they so successful?

One ofrepparttar 134302 biggest reasons they are popular is because they save visitors time. We all know time is very easy to waste onrepparttar 134303 internet. A visitor to a vortal does not have to go through tedious search engine listings to find what they are looking for anymore, it's all right there sorted and stored for them at their favorite vortal web site.

Let me tell you a little story before we get deeper into this since it fits right in with this article. It's also a prime example of why these sites are so successful.

Last week I was searching for information on a motorcycle... specifically pricing info. I wanted to see what kind of price fluctuations there were from state to state. Well to make a long story short, while I was searching I wondered upon a few vortal sites geared to repparttar 134304 motorcycle community. These sites actually had everything I was looking for and more... I even ended up buying from a couple of their resources and they both ended up in my bookmarks for future visits.

No fancy graphics, no amazing flash animations just good solid "targeted" content.

To follow along here arerepparttar 134305 two web sites I ended up spending some time at:

(Don't worry we are going to get to explaining how all of this is going to help you increase your internet revenue!)

Visitrepparttar 134306 first web site and what do you see?

Let's put it all into perspective:

1. A large "searchable" categorized listing of motorcycle resources and vendors. 2. Advertisers with products and services geared torepparttar 134307 motorcycle industry. 3. Affiliate bookstore geared to motorcycle users. 4. Affiliated classified ad system and auction. 5. Automated directory system.

Actually this vortal is owned and operated by so I am sure you can see repparttar 134308 big picture here... they realizerepparttar 134309 community a vertical portal brings sells products and produces advertising revenue!

So, what do we have to work with here...

If you created and operated a vortal site what would you have to look forward to:

1. The searchable categorized listings make it as easy as possible for a visitor to find what they are looking for and almost guarantees your site gets bookmarked.

2. Once a vortal becomes popular advertisers flock to it because they know they will find "targeted" traffic. Not only can you produce a solid advertising revenue stream but you can also advertise your own affiliate programs especially if they are geared torepparttar 134310 web sites category.

3. The fact thatrepparttar 134311 system is totally automated is a big fat bonus! What if related web sites visited and build your directory for you, isn't that enough reason to stop what you are doing right now and start on repparttar 134312 framework for your own vertical portal web site?

Vortals are geared to one subject and visitors love it!

All Content is geared torepparttar 134313 vortals theme. All advertising is geared torepparttar 134314 vortals content. All resources are related torepparttar 134315 vortals content. All in all a vortal is a perfect targeted community

$$$$ Cha-Ching!

Ok we all seerepparttar 134316 big picture here but how do we put a vertical portal to work for an affiliate program?

Comedians Stumble Upon Viral Marketing Concept

Written by Matt Hockin

"Viral Marketing" isrepparttar latest buzzword forrepparttar 134297 oldest form of promotion inrepparttar 134298 world... "Referral" or "Word of Mouth."

With a click ofrepparttar 134299 "SEND" button, Internet e-mail enables people to quickly and easily refer things to their friends and families. These e-mail messages often spread rapidly throughrepparttar 134300 Internet and torepparttar 134301 far-reaching corners ofrepparttar 134302 world.

Many smart marketers have learned to harnessrepparttar 134303 power of viral marketing with "eBooks,"repparttar 134304 Internet's digital equivalent ofrepparttar 134305 paper book. Two stand-up comedians from San Diego, California say they were surprised when they accidentally discovered this powerful phenomenon.

Steve Roye and Paul Stoecklein were trying to think of ways to Promote their new web site ( when one simple idea caused an unexpected result.

"At first, we didn't know what we had," says Roye. "And when it finally dawned on us, we were shocked to discover that nobody else was doing it."


The idea is very simple. Roye and Stoecklein created a second Website called offers free downloadable joke books and humorous tales inrepparttar 134306 form of executable files. Created withrepparttar 134307 help of a compiler,repparttar 134308 eBooks look like individual web sites. These eBooks circulate via email and feed traffic back to both web sites through hyperlinks.

"The embarrassing thing is," said Stoecklein, "I didn't really considerrepparttar 134309 email part of it at first. I just thought ofrepparttar 134310 books as freebies to give people and hope they might come back to one ofrepparttar 134311 sites. End of story. I really didn't considerrepparttar 134312 viral effect these things are having."

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