How To Write Posts Now to Make Money Next Year

Optimize blog posts to make moneyWant to learn a strategy to make money online with your blog without chasing away your readers?  Then this post is for you.  If you’re an affiliate manager or outsourced affiliate management company, it can also help you to grow a value adding affiliate program for your clients or for your own company if you work in-house.

What you may learn is how to write content that doesn’t confuse your audience so that you can hopefully rank in the search engines and make money the following year.  The question in your head is probably, why would I write now to make money in a year?

SEO can take 6 months from content publication to start to rank.  You have to build links, test the title tags for clickability (you could do this first with PPC), build an internal linking structure, etc…  If you’re a blogger or webmaster with a loyal following and your write about Christmas favors in May, your readers may get confused and new visitors may see your site as irrelevant and not subscribe to your site or stay.  That’s why this strategy can make sense for you as you are writing all of your holiday content now.

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Do Affiliate Programs Hurt or Help SEO? Read This Post!

Does Affiliate Marketing Effect SEOWhen businesses get hit by Google, panic happens shortly after.  All of the sudden rumors about SEO sound plausible and not everyone thinks clearly.

Instead of processing all scenarios, many companies and their SEO firms need a scapegoat.  That scapegoat is usually their affiliates.  This recently happened with one of my clients that I do not do SEO for.

This particular client’s affiliate program and links are hosted on Share a Sale and the images for the program are hosted on a different url because of their shopping cart.   In this specific case, there are NO backlinks to the site through the affiliate program.  When the site took a hit from a penalty, the community in the forums behind the shopping cart blamed affiliate links for the fall.  Unfortunately the panicked store owner believed it, until we talked through what could actually have caused the penalization.

Even if the links were from an in-house shopping cart and would count as backlinks, this particular program is all content sites and almost all are within their specific niche.

If they were backlinks, it would actually be a dream backlink profile that could help rank them instead of hurting them.  The other benefit  of the current partners is that they are bringing in customers from places in the search engines and on social media sites that the merchant isn’t ranking for or doesn’t have a presence.  This is a huge value to any company, especially one that got hit by a Google penalty and needs traffic and customer sources that aren’t reliant on the store’s own traffic and brand.

When the client wrote to me saying they need to close the program, I sent back an email explaining why closing their program would be a bad decision; especially if their rankings have dropped in the search engines.  I also told this client that I am writing this post and to please share it with the community that is starting rumors about affiliate marketing hurting SEO.

The bottom line is that this program is being run correctly and has no easily seen negative impact on SEO.  However, Affiliate marketing can effect your SEO both good and bad depending on how your program is run and where it is being hosted.

Please read this post carefully and as SEO changes and affiliate questions come in, I will keep the post and list updated.  Here is how affiliate programs and your affiliates can help and hurt your SEO.

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How to Make Money By Selling Ideas & Providing Solutions

Optimize blog posts to make money

One thing I notice on a lot of sites that have traffic, but don't generate a lot of sales, is that they forget to sell the idea and then provide a solution for how to create or replicate the idea they sold.  It can be any type of site from a private … [Continue reading]

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Things to Prepare Before Being an Entreprenuer – My List

10 things to prepare if you want to be an entreprenuer

Working for myself has been an amazing experience.  I wouldn't trade it for the world.  I get to do amazing things like swim with sharks, jump off towers, travel the world and meet celebrities. At the same time I have had and still have downs … [Continue reading]

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Facebook FanPage Posts Not Getting Exposure? Try Unliking Campaigns

Facebook Unliking Campaigns

One problem social media marketers face is how to get their messages to show to their Facebook FanPage Fans without having to spend money.  Chances are that if you're message is not getting exposure, it's because your "FanPage Fans" aren't actually … [Continue reading]

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