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There is Traffic and There’s Traffic

I want to talk about Solo Ads in my post “There is traffic and there's traffic”

A solo ad is a one time email blast you buy from a vendor that has created a large “list” of people who have opted in to receive information via a blog or newsletter of some sort. Simply, some internet marketers will accept payment in exchange for sending an email you have written with an offer you are promoting, which will be sent out to their mailing list.

Three platforms where you can find solo ad vendors are places like UDIMI – receive a $5 Gift code when you order traffic through my Udimi link above. You can use this on any $70+ order.   A newer platform is Clixli similiar to Udimi you can set up an account for free, browse seller profiles and order traffic at various prices. When you use the platform payments are processed through the  Clixli which is a protection against fake accounts and sellers. Vendors are rated by the buyers. You can find various types of solo providers for example in the health niche or personal development niche not just the business opportunity niche.  Find out more about 
CLIXLI  and finally there is  https://soloadsx.com/ where you can find many great solo ad vendors. If you would like some personal recommendations hit this MESSAGE ME ON FACEBOOK 

I have personally used solo ads to grow my email subscriber list and to promote affiliate offers to grow my online business.  Now this is an example of how tracking the clicks received can help you to understand why there is traffic and there's traffic. 

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Traffic Quality Scores

The software I'm using here provides a Traffic Quality Score in this case the score is 33.

Poor quality usually cheaper traffic - There is Traffic and There's Traffic

Poorer quality traffic is usually cheaper traffic.  Anything less than a score of 40+ with a low number of  Top tier 1 clicks or a high number of Tier 3 or Tier 2  is considered to be poor quality.  So here in this image it's showing that this traffic source is not producing Top tier clicks. 

It could be suspect traffic. The email open rates on these leads are normally very poor. With around 3% opened and very limited numbers of clicks.  You would probably find that a subscriber list from this traffic source will not be eager buyers.

Traffic Quality Score: 100% Tier 1 

Traffic Quality Score with Clickmagik

This 200 click solo ad purchase has produced some good quality traffic.  It included 1 sale on delivery and three more sales during follow up within the first 17 days.  

As you can see it produced 100% Tier 1 clicks. What is also important is that 55% of the clicks received are coming from MOBILE.

Mobile Traffic is Growing

Please beware that this trend will only be set to grow.  More and more people will browse the internet using mobile devices in the next few years. Be prepared to have your webpages and landing pages optimised for mobile devices.

Moral of story always test your traffic sources. Ensure you are tracking the clicks to the landing pages and also the leads opting in to your list.  This way when you find a vendor that has produced some real quality traffic with top tier clicks you know that you can then scale on your next order or repeat an order with the same vendor. 

Never purchase a large order without first testing a sample. I recommend 100 to 200 clicks as a trial never go higher on a first run with a vendor.

If you don't have a tracking system in place then I can highly recommend the one I am using here. Clickmagick

Solo Ads are just one method of driving traffic to your website, business or affiliates offers. There are numerous other ways to get people in front of your offers and business niche. These include  Media ad buys, Banner ads, Social Media and lots more.

Hope you enjoyed reading “There is Traffic then there's traffic”.

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Do You Believe These 4 Online Marketing Myths That Hurt Marketers

Marketing online is already incredibly difficult. Sure, you have the entirety of the internet to appeal to, but it also means that you’re competing against countless other online marketers. The internet is a vast place and standing out against a sea of competitors isn’t an easy feat, but a successful online marketing campaign can easily bring you the customers you’re looking for.

Unfortunately, many marketers are far too misguided about what they think works and doesn’t work on the internet. Many marketers go barking up the wrong tree so to speak and end up wasting time and resources on fruitless endeavours. Here are just a few commonly held online marketing myths that end up hurting marketers:

Myth #1: We need to be on as many social media platforms as possible.

It’s true that you certainly want to get your message out to as many people as possible, but not all audiences equally deserve your attention. There are countless social media platforms to take advantage of–Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.—but that doesn’t mean you need to use all of them.

Each social media platform has a different audience and those audiences are all interested in different things. Do you think a company like Tastemade that markets by making cooking videos would have as much success on LinkedIn as they do on Facebook? Would a company for elderly people like Life Alert want to market on Snapchat where 71% of its members are under 34?

Rather than trying to spread yourself thin, choose the most ideal platforms and focus your efforts there. You can expand your marketing efforts when you have more cashflow. Best to play to your strengths while still starting out.

Myth #2: My company needs to be #1 on SEO results for important keywords.

SEO can be a difficult game to play and it’s never easy to get to the top of a Google search for popular keywords. For example, if you are running a shoe store, it would be very nice to be the first result when someone types “shoes” into Google.

However, it might be more beneficial and realistic to aim for mastering long tail keywords—that is longer and more specific phrases. Long tail keywords make up 70% of Google searches and generally indicate that a consumer is more willing to convert and purchase than a short tail generic search.

For example, “shoes” is a short tail keyword that might be used for someone who’s simply browsing the internet.  While someone who uses long tail keywords like “black dress shoes,” “good running shoes,” “cheap sneakers,” or “sandals for summer” may be ready to buy.

Myth #3: This other company is doing it, so, why can’t we?

It’s tempting to look at successful companies and try and imitate what they’re doing. Sometimes it works such as when Instagram copies Snapchat’s story features and ended up beating Snapchat at their own game. However, this isn’t always the case.

Take the example of the Amazon Fire Phone: Amazon’s short-lived attempt at entering the smartphone market. The phone’s multiple flaws and inability to stand up to Samsung or Apple means that it died a death. However, Amazon has been instrumental in killing orders and has companies like Sears, Macy’s, and Best Buy on the ropes.

The takeaway is that what works for one company doesn’t work for everyone else. If it did, every company would be doing the same thing. You have a different audience, different brand, different mission, and a different set of values. Find your own unique voice.

Myth #4: Email is dead. Long live the new social media king.

Social media might be the new big thing, but don’t count out email just yet. Believe it or not, a study from McKinsey & Company found that companies acquire new customers via email 40 times more than they do on Facebook and Twitter combined.  The study also found that 91% of consumers check their email every day. Purchases are made three times more often via email than via social media. Consumers order 17% more when ordering via email.

Clearly, there is a lot of misinformation in the air as to how online marketing should be done. Knowing what works and what doesn’t work can mean the difference between life and death for your company. For more handy internet marketing tips, and valuable lessons that will help you get started on the right path check out this video… 

You might also like “Get more organic traffic from your website images.”

Three Keys To Online Success by Ann Loraine Marshall, Digital Entrepreneur. 

Get more organic traffic from your websites images

Organic Traffic

We all know the old cliché, “A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words.” well with today’s social media shares, we are consistently finding new ways to use images to communicate, tell stories, and make sales.

When it comes to e-commerce, companies like Amazon owe a large part of their success to imagery. To hold the customer’s attention, most product descriptions need to be short and to the point. This means you want the photos to speak volumes.

Imagine if you will, you’ve gone through the effort to create the right product, buy the ideal domain name, paid for marketing ads, and launched the perfect website. So, why isn't traffic to your site what you want it too be?

You need to make sure your buyers can find you, or more importantly, your product. One way to do this is through Image Optimisation or, Image SEO.

Choose a Descriptive Filename

By now in your journey through online marketing you’ve probably heard the word “Keyword” from a vast number of sources. According to most experts in the SEO field, keywords are the be all and end all of SEO. Primary Keywords, secondary Keywords…Google “Keyword” and the list of sources of info will probably go on forever.

With Image SEO the first location to use your primary keyword will be the image filename.

This means if your image is a women’s top in a specific abstract design, the file name shouldn’t be DSC12345.jpg.

 

Instead, you want to rename it: “ann-monique-womens-top-abstract-v.”

This gives the search engine spiders something to grab onto and take back to their part of the web.
Have you ever searched on Google images for anything?

Try searching Google for “funny banana wine stopper” and see what pops up!

Do you get the idea now?

Start a file name with a lowercase letter or a number and remove all spaces. For multiple words, join them with a dash.

Make the Image File as Small as Reasonably Possible

Loading times can be crucial for websites to maintain traffic. The faster the site, the easier to visit it. Images can have a huge impact on this. Standard resolution for a screen image is 72ppi and most web pages won’t need an image to be more than 1000-1200 pixels wide.

To put that into perspective, a typical smart phone camera today will give you an image at 72 ppi but the file will often be over 3000 pixels wide (or more). In the early web days it was a real pain to resize images every time you wanted to upload to the web, now with most programs your image file sizes will be crunched to a managable size.

When you are using a website builder online, you may have the advantage of the builder site doing some downsizing work for you. If you aren’t sure yours will, or if you expect to have a lot of images to process, getting a program like Adobe Photoshop would be a good investment.

There are also a few online image and design editors that work quite well and often don’t cost a thing or have a minimal membership fee with added benefits.

Three of my favourites are Canva, PicMonkey and Pixl.

Alt Text-aka-Alt Tags

When you get to the point you are ready to upload your image, you will often be given an option to add “alt text” or “alt tags.” This is another good place to use keyword placement.

In one of Google’s articles about image publishing guidelines, they include a section on creating great alt text. Google places a high value on alt texts. In the article, they give the following reasons to consider:

Alt Text provides Google with useful information about the subject matter of the image. They use this information to help determine the best image to return for a user’s search.

Many people, like users with visual impairments, may not be able to see images on web pages. Descriptive alt text provides these users with important information.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/114016?hl=en

To JPEG or PNG?

In most e-commerce catalogue pages, the product is shown in a specific place on the page that doesn’t overlap any other image or text. JPEG images are most commonly used for this. I’m adding this quick highlight in case a need arises for you to remove the background of a photo.

JPEG images include a visible background showing behind any curves or irregular lines. If you’ve taken the trouble to remove the background of the photo of a product but, save it as a JPEG (JPG), you will still be stuck with a background colour when you re-open it.

PNGs allow you to make the background transparent so the image can be used on top of any colour, texture or other text. This can be helpful if you decide to show multiple products in one virtual shot but don’t have the means to retake the photo.

So Now You are Ready

As history shows us, images will continue to be a primary tool of our culture and the world around us. Now you have the right knowledge to take your products to the next step. Taking the time to Incorporate these into your regular marketing routine will assist your product’s ability to be seen in your customer’s searches and get you the traffic you desire.

So, get your images together and make them work even harder for you. Find out more about how you can work with Loraine check out this done-for-you system.

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Six Figure Income : Affiliate Marketing

 Is It Possible To Pocket A Six Figure Income
With Affiliate Marketing

“Generally those marketers  who own websites and don't create products or sell services of their own, find it difficult to earn big money through the internet.”

How many times have you heard this?

It is possible to sell space for advertising. You would need to be generating  significant amount of traffic to your site. You can't expect to sell the advertising space if you don't  attract high traffic.
To become a  six figure income earner, affiliates need to learn what to promote, and then how to promote it.  The secret is in what you offer on the front end of the website or funnel.  In traditional affiliate marketing  the commissions earned on the products are usually low.  The disadvantage is that a product creator usually has affiliates promoting these low ticket products and the higher ticket items are reserved to be sold out to the email lists that are created.

A home based business

Most marketers prefer to start earning money from home on a part time basis, while still working another job or business.  However, there are pro's and con's here, working form home is fine but the reality is many online entrepreneurs will not earn huge commissions.

One reason for this is that the marketer will treat the new business like a hobby while working part-time. Individuals are not fully committed to focus on starting the business the correct way.  I've listened to many success stories and I can tell you there are a lot of people who tried and tried and failed before they became successful.  The difference being, they did not give up.  They worked on growing themselves first. Successful marketers get educated, then find mentors to support them.

Generally, affiliate marketers are selling other people’s goods and services for a commission which normally ranges between 5 to 25 percent of the product price. The secret is to have a product that fits with your target group. Then you drive traffic to the offer and collect names and emails. Results come from converting the traffic to sales.

You should also ensure that your adverts do not look like conventional advertisements. This is because many people do not take their time to pay attention to the banners that are scattered all over. When they do visit your site they are wanting information on what you provide.  A good strategy is to have something that you can offer FREE this way you can build a good list of potential customers.

When you are researching for products as an affiliate you need to look at some of the Affiliate Platforms that sell the goods and services that are related to your niche.
See my earlier post on TOP ten affiliate programs
These websites have affiliate programs with offers that you can promote on your own website, you will find information on how you can sign up to join them.

Six Figure Income : Affiliate Marketing

The smart affiliate marketer promotes companies that pays out commissions on all of its products through the whole sales funnel. Even smarter they sign up to a company that helps them to build a team of marketers.  A company that teaches them how to get sales in the first 30 days.  A company that pays up to 90% commissions on front end sales and 50% commissions through back end sales. There are big rewards for top earners. Reach $5,000 per month in sales you qualify for a $600 lease payment for the car of your choice. The higher your monthly earnings the higher the lease payment.

For example See how Steven Bransfield managed to transform his life

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Top 10 Affiliate Programmes

The Top 10 Affiliate Programmes to Monetise your Blog

Want to know how to monetise your blog or your niche website?  Consider adding some offers from the Top 10 Affiliate Programmes as promotional adverts in your niche.

I’ve researched what I consider are the top 10 affiliate programs.  The programs are not ranked in any order by the way.  I can not recommend any of them personally. I will leave that to the Affiliate Marketing masters out there.

Starting Here

1  Amazon Associates  –  https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/

Amazon is probably one of the most  well know on-line retail stores. by becoming an affiliate or associate you can monetize your web site and promote products sold on the Amazon Store and be earning up to 10% in referrals.

Our friends over at Authority Hacker said this:

Did you know Amazon associates is one of the biggest affiliate marketing programs in the world?!

That's exactly why we did a deep dive into the Amazon associates for a recent blog post. It covers everything you could imagine, from getting started to dealing with a dreaded suspension.

We work with Amazon Associates every day so like to think we know our stuff, and I hope you'll agree too!

Check out the Authority Hacker post here

Another widely accepted on-line & mobile store – the affiliate program requires approval but once approved you can link to music, apps and books via iTunes, the App store, iBooks and the Mac App store.
If you are thinking of joining this program I strongly advise reading through the FAQ’s on the website.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/resources/documentation/faq_en.html

Some of the lesser known programs

3  Affiliate Future – http://www.affiliatefuture.co.uk/default.asp?id=1

Free to become an affiliate – no set up fees.
You subscribe to Merchants and allow their advertising on your website. To earn revenue from your sites your visitors need to click through on ads. This generates visits, leads or sales for the Merchants.

Typical Merchants: Airlines – Jet2  & Virgin Atlantic, Retailers – Bed Shed, Smart Phone dealers, online gaming.

4  Paid On Results – http://www.paidonresults.com/merchants/

There is a wide range of Merchants from Food, Bedding, Hair styling products, Airlines, Designer clothing and more.
The affiliate payment terms are available from the website. Paid on Results advise that there innovative software can pay out validated sales commissions in three working days.

For the low down on affiliate marketing with Paid on Results we advise reading the Affiliate Page here
http://www.paidonresults.com/affiliate-marketing.html

5  Book Depository – http://affiliates.bookdepository.com/affiliates/

Again this is free to join – the payments are 5% on all orders and pre orders, with a monthly payment.
With this program you don’t need to have a website. You can promote the Book Depository through other methods like the ever popular Social Media networks, forums, blogs and e-mails.

Half way through the Top 10 Affiliate Programmes

6  Aflite.Co.Uk – https://aflite.co.uk/

This program promotes new smaller on-line businesses and developing brands. Merchants types include home furnishings, books, clothing, hotels and holidays, education, business baby clothes and maternity and much more. The affiliate revenues vary depending on the merchant and range from 1.25% on Villa Holidays to 25% on fashion reading and sun glasses, the average is about 10%.
No set up costs- Free Affiliate sign up, check out the information on how this works here

https://aflite.co.uk/affiliates/how-it-works.php

7  Affiliate Window – http://uk.affiliatewindow.com/homepage/publishers/

This program has sections on their web site for Advertisers (Merchants) and Publishers (Affiliates)
The four main sectors of business advertisers are:
Finance & Insurance, Retail & Shopping, Telecoms & services, Travel.
To join this program they request a £5 nominal fee.  The nominal fee is a security check then when approved the money is repaid to your account. For more information on this program go to the “get started” page here.
http://uk.affiliatewindow.com/get-started-2/

Advertisers (Merchants) and Publishers (Affiliates)

8  Trade Doubler – http://www.tradedoubler.com/

With Trade Doubler again their website refers to Advertisers (Merchants) and Publishers (Affiliates)
Publishers have to register it says just four easy steps to becoming an Affiliate.  Read more at the get started page.

http://www.tradedoubler.com/uk-en/publishers/get-started/

Trade Doubler has over 2000 top brand advertisers.  Affiliates will find adverts for almost any niche.

9  Commission Junction – http://uk.cj.com/

Again Commission Junction refers Advertisers (Merchants) and Publishers (Affiliates)

Publishers can receive payments by Cheque or Direct Deposit and CJ pay out in numerous currencies.

Advertisers at CJ.com include 3000+ merchants and some top brand names like Argos, Laura Ashley, Hotel Chocolate and Match.com. With around 35 categories of retail and services to choose from like Health, Food, on-line service, Telecoms, Books, Clothing, Insurance, well you get the picture.

If you are thinking of joining this program I recommend you go to the “Why CJ” page to check the information for yourself.

http://uk.cj.com/why-cj

Number 10 of my Top 10 Affiliate Programmes.

10  Link Share – http://www.linkshare.co.uk/

Just three steps to signing up, with no fee to join.  Payments to affiliates are made by direct deposit or cheque, the program operates in a number of countries.  Merchants in the program or advertisers include some top brand names that reach UK consumers like Accessorise,  Avon, Benefit, Coast and many more.  See their Clients page for more information.

http://www.linkshare.co.uk/clients/

The TOP TEN AFFILIATE PROGRAMMES plenty of advertisers to choose from.  Please feel free to leave your comments or share this post.  I would love to hear from people who have found success in promoting affiliate adverts on their own blogs or niche sites.

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If you are looking to get results with earning money online you will need traffic , getting thousands of visitors to you website and offers is not that easy.

Solo ads are one of the quickest and easiest ways to get traffic to a blog, landing page or funnel.
If you need traffic fast. Want to build your customer email subscriber list.  Solo ads, with earn with social networks can work for you.

Solo ads are perfect for business opportunities, affiliate marketing offers in the make money online niche, and MLM.  Traffic is 80% – 100% tier 1 from English speaking countries.  United states, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United Kingdom. We provide the Best Quality Traffic for your Make Money Online Offers.

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What is a solo ad?  A solo ad is a one time email blast you buy from a vendor. Usually the vendor has created a large “list” of people who have opted in to receive information.  Normally a blog or newsletter of some sort. Simply, some internet marketers will accept payment in exchange for sending an email you have written with an offer you are promoting, which will be sent out to their mailing list.

If you want to know more about Solo Ad Traffic you can read an earlier post here: There's Traffic and There's Traffic 

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