Bill hicks says to his audience “By the way if anybody here is in Advertising or Marketing… Kill yourself!”
Amusingly, retrospectively, Mark Attwood used to pull this anecdote out at the internet marketing seminars we did. Life can be so ironic… (Take note, this sentence is also here for SEO purposes… SEO Karma? Also amusing… and quite a cool concept…)
But I think we can do a bit of caring sharing internet marketing… and actually… to our benefit… Here’s three ways how…
Declare your affiliate links and provide an alternative non-affiliate link. – like I have in my Domain Samurai Review and DomainFace Review – (Take note, some more healthy on-page SEO with good internal linking…)
If anybody follows Jason Moffatt (and his (apparently not) self appointed alias “Profit Moffatt”), he actually inspired me to first start declaring my affiliate links and providing non-affiliate alternatives… He was just such a bloody rowdy salesman, and then he’d dump an affiliate link in your face…
And every single time I saw his affiliate links I thought “Right, so everything else Jason said, was bullshit… He’s just trying to earn a desperate buck.”
I didn’t trust the things Jason Moffatt was telling me about, and actively distrusted them. If you don’t follow Jason, I won’t recommend him – his email subscription form is on his homepage http://www.jasonmoffatt.com
So from then on, I declared my affiliate links on my website, and I gave people the option to click on a non-affiliate link. I only write genuine reviews, and I would prefer people take me seriously than earn a buck. My integrity is worth more than any affiliate link.
Remember how I said caring sharing Internet Marketing works in our favour? (I hope this doesn’t cheapen the motives behind it, but here goes…)
400% increase in CTR, and then a further 400% increase in conversion to sales… 16X more sales…. by providing a non-affiliate link option!!! The boys at Market Samurai and Domain Samurai noticed a similar thing when they declared an affiliate link…
Guest Blog Posts
I wrote about guest blog posts literally half an hour ago … By letting people write guest blog posts on your site, in exchange for guest blog posts on thiers, you become the central hub and authority in your niche – read the guest blog post strategy here.
Since I’ve got nothing to lose by removing the no-follow attribute from comments on my blog – I’ve installed the do-follow plugin for wordpress. When you comment on my blog you receive link juice, and I receive a little bit of extra content. Further, I build a larger audience of repeat visitors because they are invested in my website. Cool…
Get the do-follow plugin for wordpress here.
There are ethical and moral ways to earn money online (notice I said “earn” – not “make”) – stop trying to screw people and be genuine! [Most] Humans are instinctively aware of deception and falsehoods.