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Old 03-22-2008, 12:43 PM
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Default Affiliate Program

I alos have an affiliate program that is starting to generate some traffic. My affiliate manager has been recruiting like crazy we just need to turn those affiliates into producing affiliates.

We just recently signed with the Pepperjam Network and we have been working through Share a Sale for a while. Pepper Jam has a pretty cool users interface.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:56 AM
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seo industry now is really booming... there are a lot of people who are getting interested in seo....

guys what are your seo practices? care to share some...
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:08 PM
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Default SEO Techniques

Go Slow to Go Fast - Buidling links slowly over time without any sudden spikes is a good rule

Paid Links - Stay away from paid links, especially sites that advertise that they have links for sale

Going for less popular keywords - I have been working at going for less popular keyword that are more specific to a product. My conversion rates for those keywords are fantastic.

Article writing - I have been writing and submitting articles. My traffic has gone up as a result.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:44 PM
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Writing articles for what/who/where?
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:09 PM
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Default Articles Directories

There are all sorts of articles directories that you can submit articles to. Ezine Articles is a good one to start out with.

All the best,

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Old 09-09-2008, 02:04 PM
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SEO, while important, is not the be-all end-all of getting your website noticed, particularly as we enter into web 3.0. Times, they are a changin'! In addition to SEO, you have to worry about keyword density (too high or too low), your domain name, keyword quality (it doesn't help to be unique if no one searches for it), etc.

Google in particular is interested in link popularity - which means how many good, quality websites are linking to *yours*. There are about a billion websites that tell you their thoughts and ideas on getting visitors to your website. A large percentage of it is speculation, because it's not like Google is going to release its algorithm for us to decipher.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:01 AM
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I've had a lot of success using Sitebuildit.

People are put off by the price of it, but the results are real. I'm extremely happy with them as hosts, and the fact that I've been able to build websites with no training in HTML, SEO or anything is great.

The community of webmasters is superb, and all the tools (and training) you could ever need are included.

For someone that is serious about starting a website from scratch with little to no experience, it is amazing. For someone that already is proficient in website design, it is still worth it because of all the SEO principles you learn going through the process.

Just my two cents. I love sitebuildit.


I have also found that submitting articles to places like Goarticles and Ezinearticles have generated a little traffic. What is most important are the backlinks they can generate for your site.

Feel free to message me if you want to learn more about how I got started with sitebuildit.

I am not trying to sell anybody anything. I just wanted to contribute to the thread and share my thoughts on the subject.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:42 AM
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Suzzie,

I am not sure I fully understand what you are saying. You say that SEO is not the end all be all but then all of things that you are list are components of SEO, both on page and off page optimization.

I am not trying to argue with you, I am just trying to better understand your point.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:47 AM
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What is wrong with Site Build It's price? From the website it appears that it is 299 a year, right?

Is it ecommerce ready or do you have to add a bunch of modules for that capability?

If so does it readily accept different types of credit cards?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:25 PM
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It is not "e-commerce" ready.

The concept behind is that you first write a full site with your knowledge of a subject, and only when you have a fair amount of daily traffic do you try to monetize.

I am not so sure that it is the easiest solution for hard goods sellers. I was first drawn to the unlimited bandwidth.

You would have to get your own merchant account / credit card processor. I was thinking of at some point adding an amazon web store (The $35.00 a month professional looking ones).

In my personal opinion sitebuildit is more about building quality traffic. There are people that make their living sell hard goods from their sitebuildit site, but not before they went through all the motions.

For your purposes, I think building a sitebuildit site about a dog related subject that you are passionate about, then linking to your pre-existing sales website would be the best way to go.

I'm on track to receive 10,000 unique hits this month on my pet care portal website, and it is only like 5 months old. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the traffic to monetize after adsense, but becoming affiliated with a retailer, or setting up my own shop is an option.

It is a lot of work, but sitebuildit and its tools really can help people drive traffic.
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