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I’ve been a big fan of content marketing for a long time. Sure, paid traffic is fun, but when you can bring a tidal wave of traffic to your site for zero cost other than your time, it’s a beautiful thing. I run multiple blogs and have learned quite a lot over the years about attracting visitors using a variety of traffic.
As many of you might know, over the past couple of weeks Facebook made an algorithm change to the way they show your fan page updates to your fans. People everywhere are seeing a decline in the reach of their status updates in a move that seems like Facebook is “bullying” fan page owners to pay for people to see what they have to say. It appears Facebook is even admitting this is happening.
If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would have been a published author at some point in my life, I probably would have laughed straight in your face. Seriously, that is the last thing I thought I could do. I never really enjoyed writing, plus I figured I didn’t have any knowledge that would be useful that wasn’t already in books.
Back when I was a kid, my sister and I spent way too much time watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Maybe it was because I was only 7 when it was released, but from that age all the way through high school I believed it to be one of the greatest films ever made.
This might date me a little, but back in 1996 I built my first website. It wasn’t pretty but it was amazing. The background was a basketball court and the page was filled with plenty of animated gifs dancing around, blinking, and looking magnificent. Luckily the web design world (and my skills) have greatly evolved since those days.
The Mother Of All Affiliate News Sites by Logan Thompson - Follow him on Twitter If you’re in the affiliate space, or aspire to be, it’s always a good idea to keep up with whats going on around the blogosphere. Over the years some fantastic sites have popped up that aggregate all the news from popular blogs and sites to help ease the task of going to each individual site yourself.
1 Easy Way Merchants Can Make Affiliates Mad by Logan Thompson - Follow him on Twitter As an affiliate there are a few things that make me a bit mad when dealing with affiliate networks and merchants. Most of the time I have a good enough relationship with the major partners I’m working with, but sometimes merchants do things that have me pulling my links and moving on.
I know how blogging and content creation goes a lot of times. You spend hours writing a post, edit it, make it look nice and promote the crap out of it on social media. However you look at your traffic and there might be a slight spike, but not much, and very little comments if any at all. You created some epic content and yet no one reads it.
Years ago (the mid 90s) when I was learning how to build websites I remember there was a lot to learn in order to get a website up and running. You had to know how to code html, manage a server and of course choose the best animated images. Fast forward to today and things are completely different. In all honesty you could probably show a 5 year old how to setup their first website.
Yesterday I posted how I’ve started listening to marketing podcasts while I run and how that increased my running distance substantially. As a follow up, I wanted to create a list of 5 marketing podcasts that I’m listening to that I’ve taken away some good solid information. They all are definitely worth listening to if you are interested in growing your affiliate marketing business.