It’s now been 6 weeks since Andrew Hansen launched his Forever Affiliate affiliate marketing blueprint, so I thought it was time to provide a progress report on how I’ve been doing with it.


Andrew Hansen’s Forever Affiliate Course Members Area

Getting Started

The first couple of weeks I spent just going through the course materials, familiarizing myself with Hansen’s approach to product research, site structure and layout, competition analysis and promotional techniques. There are quite a few videos in the course (about 60) so it takes time to go through them.

If you’ve been reading my recent posts you’ll know that I was humming and hawing about whether to sign up …

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 …

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A few months ago Mike Johnson and the Profit.FM team had an idea on the best way to improve the amount of traffic that we as affiliate marketers get to our offers. Not just products we own, but affiliate offers as well.

They looked at Amazon and saw the success they were having and saw that all kinds of businesses were saying they were getting a minimum of 34-35% increases in sales conversions just by doing one small thing…

Adding user generated reviews to their sites.

Simple right?

Well there is still the problem of getting traffic and keeping traffic coming and making sure that traffic is “Buyer” traffic.

In the end, …

It’s only just come to my attention that Clickbank have removed their HopAds service. If you were not familiar with it, it allowed you to create ads for Clickbank products that could be displayed on your webpages. The ads were keyword driven (you’d provide a keyword and Clickbank would serve up ads for products about that keyword). There’s very little online discussion about the demise of the service. Here’s the copy of an email Clickbank sent me (which I initially missed):

Dear ClickBank Affiliate,

You are receiving this email because you are currently using our HopAd Builder tool on one or more websites.

We are discontinuing the HopAd Builder tool in a …

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This new product has been built as a huge portal for building an internet business. This thing is big, but it is one of the most perfectly setup operations we have ever seen.

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This is it.

Imagine being able to build an entire business online …

A while ago I asked my email list what topics they’d like me to write about. One of the top requests was on how to drive traffic to their websites. So with that in mind…

What Is Link Building?

Websites live or die on the web traffic and site visitors they get. And to get that traffic, webmasters have to promote their sites. There are various ways to do site promotion, which I’ll look at below, but they all revolve around one purpose: getting backlinks to your website.

And what is link building? It’s simply a link that appears on someone else’s site that points back to your site. Link building techniques …