How To Monetize Your Blog: Most Popular Ways and Affiliate Options

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Did you know that when it comes to blog monetization, affiliate marketing is second only to contextual ads type tools (see more in Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2011 report)? That’s quite a change from 2009; and if one includes Google AdSense into the “affiliate advertising links” category (as some affiliate marketers do), I’m certain Read More …

10 Affiliate Marketing Bloggers to Keep an Eye On in 2012

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It’s been some time since my Top 20 Affiliate Marketing Bloggers to Watch in 2011 post. And besides the fact that one of these twenty has claimed her Affiliate Summit’s best blogger award (Tricia Meyer, who is now inspired to reach new blogging heights, and, of course, belongs on my below list), a few other Read More …

3 Types of Bloggers & Online Content Publishers

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A new issue of FeedFront Magazine has come out last week, and on page 62 of it I talk of the three main types of content publishers (bloggers certainly included): 1. Reporters — love to write about breakthrough ideas and technologies, new studies, and fresh statistical data. They love to announce, analyze, and draw conclusions Read More …

Best Blog Platform for Affiliate Blogging

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Whether you’re starting a blog as a support platform for your affiliate program (i.e. as a merchant), or as a marketing vehicle (i.e. as an affiliate), the question of the best platform to choose inevitably springs up. The supply is bountiful — WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, Movable Type, etc — but you need to choose one. Read More …

Affiliate Links — Third Most Popular Blog Monetization Method

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Have you ever wondered how popular affiliate marketing is among bloggers. It turns out to be quite popular among those that do monetize their blogging efforts. According to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report, in popularity it beats paid postings, rich media ads, and is third only to display ads and search ads. Technorati Read More …

Blog Tips or Essential Components of Blogging Strategy

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Throughout my own blogging experience, as well as watching other blogs grow in their success, I have pinpointed 11 factors that may contribute to a blog’s success. They are: Posting valuable content Putting together meaningful titles Timely replying to comments in your blog Creating communities around blogs Leaving comments on other blogs Posting regularly Being Read More …

FTC to Monitor Affiliate Links in Blogs

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In continuation of my earlier posted thoughts on the effectiveness of blog reviews, it seems appropriate to now turn to the Federal Trade Commission’s plans to monitor blogs for paid/biased reviews. On Sunday, the Associated Press wrote that blogging, which continues blooming, “has taken on characteristics of community journalism — but without consensus on the Read More …