Will Google Wave change anything?

I watched the¬†Google Wave presentation recently and aside from getting a few laughs from the speakers crashing the sandbox version of the new open source Google Wave project it really does look like it has the potential to change online messaging or more specifcally change the online collaborative documentation offering. The discussion elements available as […]

Should affiliates use Twitter for affiliate marketing?

Personally, I’m not particularly keen on the idea of using Twitter for affiliate marketing beyond promoting your site directly. It just reeks a little too much of spamming a social network. It’s a reasonable argument that there are a lot of people who are currently using Twitter as purely a promotional tool for pushing their […]

Short URL services for affiliate marketing

If you’ve ever used Twitter or if you’re really into short URL’s you will be likely to have come across the URL shortening services that are available from a few different companies. The idea behind the service provided is to solve the problem of the ever increasing length and complexity of URL’s. Many sites will […]

New Zealand Internet Blackout

If you haven’t heard about it yet, you need to get along to the Creative Freedom Foundation to help join the protest surrounding the looming implementation of a copyright Act that is coming close to becoming law which effectively creates what people are calling a “Guilt Upon Accusation” situation. There is an Internet Blackout running […]

What are affiliates looking for?

Recently I came across an¬†article reporting on a survey of affiliates completed in late 2008. The main purpose of the survey was to find out what the most important things an affiliate was looking at when joining an affiliate program. They came in the following order; Commission amount Product being sold Brand Tracking platform Terms […]

Guest Article: Hiding ugly affiliate links using redirects

Prompted from a discussion in the forums about working with bad URL’s from certain affiliate programs we have a guest article from Harvey Kane a local SEO Consultant; Hiding ugly Affiliate links using redirects At some point in your affiliate career, you will invariably come across affiliate links that look a little bit too much […]

Designing a website for affiliate marketing

If you’re an affiliate and have a bright idea for what you’d like to build an affiliate website about (and potentially a domain you like) you’re ahead of the curve already. Next you’re going to ask yourself, what should my website look like? If you’re a designer by trade, you’re going to spend hours pondering […]

Choosing the right domain name for your website

If you’re looking at starting a website from scratch and already have an idea of the community you’re going to be targeting the website at then you’re in a wonderful position of being able to find a domain name that suits before you launch your website.There are a few different schools of thought on what […]