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Using Blog Posts As Articles-Opinions?

Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:50 am

I have several longer blog posts that I would like to submit as articles.

Is this really a good idea or should your articles ONLY have unique content NOT on your blog or wherever you're sending them?
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:27 am

You could do that, but I would suggest you re-write and shift around a bit of it so that it's considered unique. I believe a 10% change would work.

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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:29 pm

Thanks, Tony.

How many article sites do you submit to currently?
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:33 pm

A lot!

I use either SEO Elite or Article Submitter Pro to make the whole process a lot easier.

You can grab a free download of Article Submitter from my site at http://mybiztools.net/best-business-tools.htm

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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:17 pm

I'll check that out. Thanks for the link.

Did you see a noticeable increase in traffic when you started submitting articles? Do you submit to more than, say, ten sites currently?

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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:20 pm

Tony,

I forgot to ask.

What do you need to be able to use Affiliate Elite?

Wordtracker account? Any other accounts?

Is it still 40 bucks/month?

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:22 pm

Yes, more than 10 for sure. EZineArtles is my favorite though.

I'm not an avid article writer, so I don't really think about it. I make sure that I promote one product per article. The sales are what I'm interested in, rather than the traffic.

Another service I use is Niche Content Packages, which is fantastic for Private Label Rights content. I save myself loads of time and effort creating articles, web site content, blog content, etc using them.

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:25 pm

gronesy wrote:Tony,

I forgot to ask.

What do you need to be able to use Affiliate Elite?

Wordtracker account? Any other accounts?

Is it still 40 bucks/month?

Jeff


Yup, still $39 a month. You don't need anything else. It's all included.

You can get a Lite version with no monthly fee, but it's pretty limited if you plan on going all out.
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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:29 pm

I'm new to this and I've just recently gotten my blog to a point where I think it can handle traffic. I've joined a few affiliate programs and have a few sites set up on their own domains.

Now, I need to concentrate on getting people to them.

Can you give an estimate of ROI on the Affiliate Elite program? Have you made several times the price back already in sales or is it paying you back in time savings?
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:43 pm

I'm still going through all the Webinar videos. I really like to understand everything about a program before I really start using it. That makes for better promotions, too. :wink:

They presently have approx. 70-80 Webinars that you can watch. They are very thorough and should give you a really good handle on the software. That way, you feel good about using it.

If you're looking to get people to your site, you may want to consider SEO Elite instead. That way you're driving organic traffic, rather than PPC.

Also, IMO, PPC is for getting people to a landing page to make a sale, not for traffic to a web site. You'll be throwing your cash in the street if you are just looking to get traffic to your blog. As you said, your ROI is important. :wink:

Pay Per Click is more advanced stuff you will want to look into for later. There is no monthly fee for SEO Elite either. Just a single software purchase.

When you want to really find the top of the heap affiliate programs selling on Clickbank, PayDOTcom and Commission Junction, Affiliate Elite is your man. :wink:

I have some free ebooks on PPC for reference in my Biz Books section.

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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:09 pm

Thanks for the info, Tony.

I watched all of the pre-release videos for AE but it's not in my price range right now. Even with(as somebody suggested)buying it on my affiliate ID it's a bit beyond me now.

I have two separate goals here:

1. getting traffic to my affiliate sites(PPC, AE,etc).
2. getting found in searches and getting traffic to my blog(SEOE, articles,etc.)

I've run a few ad campaigns but I've decided that even with well-researched keywords and great ad copy you still need to spend a bunch to make a bunch more.

Would you agree with that appraisal?

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:20 pm

Jeff,

I do agree that you have to spend to make. It's just a necessary evil of the biz. hehe. As far as PCC, if you find the keywords that the top dogs are using in the niche you're competing in and can stay within the top 10 PPC ads on the first page, sometimes you can bid a couple cents per word. Affiliate Elite is definitely the cat's pajamas for doing that sort of thing!

One thing that I was determined to do is to get an arsenal of great information and software around me so that I can have all my ducks in a row and start out strong. So far, I've accomplished that pretty well.

There is a ton of great info out there for free, too. A lot you'll find on my site, which has helped me tremendously.

I honestly think that you can get some decent organic traffic going by doing some of the things outlined in ebooks like Confessions Of A Lazy Super Affiliate, Make Your Site Sell, Search Engine Optimization Made Easy, SEO Fast Start, and Google Adwords Made Easy. All but the first are free and you can get them at my Books page. The Definitive Guide To Google Adwords is like the Bible of PCC. I really like that one!

Also, Jeremy Palmer just re-released his High Performance Affiliate Marketing as a freebie. Get that one for sure.

I'd at least consider either SEO Elite or Keyword Elite. They make things a lot easier for me.

Absorb all the information, but more imprtantly, put shoe leather behind it. Anything you learn is worthless unless you put it into action.

There is no substitution for hard work. :wink:
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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:33 pm

Tony,

I've been working with Lynn and I have either read or have most of the books you mentioned. I will bookmark your page.

Did you purchase SBI? I know their books are top-notch even if you haven't but I was curious how you got your start?

I'll look into SEO Elite or KW Elite in the next few months.

Right now, my business model is to write reports to generate cash to put back into my business. I'm also monetizing the hell out of my blog and the article stuff will be for my affiliate sites.

Oh yeah, I jumped on Jeremy Palmer's book as soon as Lynn mentioned it was out again.

I promise that everything I learn I put into action because what's the point of learning if you're not earning-right?

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:57 pm

Oh, my, yes, I purchased SBI! That's the gold in my crown! hehe.

I started with it in 2006 and it has been wonderful. If I could only recommend one product to someone, it would have to be Site Build It.

Instead of rehashing, I have a couple different pages about my SBI experience.

One is at my SBI web site: http://www.romantic-oregon-coast.com/about-me.html

The other is on my SBI landing page at http://www.sbitoday.com

For ANYONE starting out, SBI really shines!

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Postby gronesy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:26 pm

Tony,

That's very cool and your site is awesome!

Great work on the SBI sales page too!

If I haven't told you before I'm an ebay powerseller who is at the end of a collection of mint vintage childrens books. I started looking for other opportunities about 3 or 4 months ago. I've learned a lot and have made progress. This group has been an immense help too.

I see that we're about the same age and have very similar goals.

I'll be PM'ing you to check your progress if that's OK.

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