2012 saw two major updates to Google’s search engine known as the Panda and Penguin updates. These changed the landscape by introducing new criteria by which websites are ranked. It’s fair to say that while Google intended to scrub thin, spammy sites from its index and boost quality sites to the top of the rankings, the exact opposite happened.

There are plenty of stories about legitimate online businesses (not internet or affiliate marketers) who saw their sites (and earnings) tank overnight as a result of the Google updates (particularly Penguin). Despite the hue and cry that was raised at the time, Google remained uncharacteristically quiet in the aftermath. Perhaps they were too …

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re new to the internet marketing scene, you’ll know that the recent Google Penguin update caused havoc for a lot of internet marketers and online businesses both large and small. And Google didn’t lose any sleep over the fact that they wiped out some people practically overnight. I suggest you read these posts to learn more about what happened, why and how it influences how you should promote your sites from now on…

Continuing Fallout For Affiliate Marketers From Google Penguin Update
For The First Time In History Links Can Hurt You!
Market Samurai Half Price Offer (10 Days Only) – watch the video …

Back in early May, I wrote an article about how the Google Penguin update affected affiliate marketers and offered some advice on how to do backlinking following that update. The article was originally written for EzineArticles, to provide useful information to readers and to advertise my site via my author bio.

EzineArticles refused to publish the article. I’ve since added the article, verbatim, to this and you can read it here so you can judge it for yourself. Here’s the response I got from EzineArticles:

Hi Gary,

Thank you for your email.

Your article, “The Carnage Created By The Google Penguin Update” has been placed in problem status for two reasons. I …

Well, Google has thrown the cat among the pigeons again with its recent Google Penguin Update.

Many affiliate marketers have seen their traffic plummet in the last couple of weeks and site rankings have been affected as well. What’s more, searches for keyword phrases are tending to show sites with poor content above those with useful content, in the search results.

So What’s Going On?

Well, first of all, the Google Penguin update has proven to be very unsettling for those who do SEO and, let’s face it – that’s anyone who is making, or trying to make a living online. Even SEO professionals have been confounded by how their sites, …

I’m going to be talking about some changes that are required to your link building strategy today, thanks to a new little update at Google.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that Google has been on a rampage this last month, testing out some new spam prevention features, and leaving devastated webmasters (and many affiliates) in their wake.

Unlike most algorithm updates, this is one that you really need to pay attention to if you’re an affiliate marketer looking for free traffic. This one has real and immediate implications.

Basically there are some changes you need to make to your link building strategy, starting today, and …

Wow, it’s been two months since I last posted on this blog. That’s because I’ve been spending so much time re-developing SiteBuillder Elite, my web authoring tool for affiliate marketers.

SiteBuilder Elite makes it easy for marketers to build websites quickly and easily – websites that are pre-populated with content, that inlcude dynamic page elements like RSS news items and Yahoo Answers and has built in support for Adsense, Amazon, Chitika and Ebay (you can also use whatever ad networks you want), so it’s pretty much all point-and-click stuff.

Site layouts are controlled from within the software and you can configure a site to look exactly how you want. All changes are …

UPDATE: Income Hybrid 3in1 Software Suite And WPFacePages Are No Longer Available

If you want a WordPress plugin that builds Facebook pages for you with custom tabs, etc., then I recommend the Fan Page Builder plugin. It replaced WPFacePages.

I don’t get the appeal of Facebook. I really don’t. It looks crappy (like something designed by a teenager) and it’s got the most gawd-awful user interface I’ve come across in a long, long time.

Yet people love it. Go figure.

And people love it so much, they love it more than Google. Yes, folks, it’s official, Facebook gets more traffic than Google. It’s been acknowledged by Google (who are now fighting back …

Adding products from Commission Junction advertisers to a blog has not been one of the easier tasks for affiliate marketers, especially not as posts for individual products.

One way to do it is to use the datafeeds provided by advertisers but you need a plugin like CVSPig or WP All Import to convert the datafeed into posts. And there may be some massaging of the datafeed required to remove unwanted products for example.

I just became aware of a brand new Commission Junction plugin that takes a different approach. What you do is select the advertisers you want to work with (only work with advertisers who’ve approved you) and select the products …

One Affiliate Marketing Difficulty

One of the hardest things for any Affiliate Marketer to do is to pick a Niche that will allow them to build a successful and profitable blog or website. This is especially true for Auto Blogs. “How do I find the best Niche?” or “What is the Best Niche to Start with when building Affiliate Websites or Auto Blogging?” are the most common questions asked by affiliate marketers.

It’s actually quite difficult to explain this process as it’s more art than science. We all know there are great tools out there like Micro Niche Finder and Market Samurai, but these tools can’t tell you if a niche is …

For those not in the know, ePN stands for eBay Partner Network. While eBay used to run an affiliate program through Commission Junction and Pepperjam Network, in the last year or two, those were closed down and the only way to become an eBay affiliate was to open an account with the eBay Partner Network.

Related Post: A Significant Alert for eBay Partner Network Affiliates

eBay are constantly playing with things (often without proper testing before officially releasing an “update” to the system), which has annoyed many affiliates. Rather than paying a fixed percentage of a sale (as they used to), they now employ something called “Quality Click Pricing”. What this boils …

100% FREE TRAINING
Do You Want Learn The 3-Step System To Kill Your 9-5 Job Selling Other Peoples Proven Products?