Archive for March, 2010

March 12th, 2010

Interviewed by Volk

Hey CT readers. Jonathan Volk posted an Interview that I did for him.  You should check it out.  :)

Volks a good guy infact… He is such a good guy that he put together a 17 section book with tips and tricks for affiliate marketers.  I’m not lying to you when I say I even learned a trick from the ebook.  I suggest you pick it up and read what you can from there.  >>>CLICK HERE<<<

I don’t get anything for sending you off to Volks book.  You will see there is a referral tag there…. That is just so he can know he is showing him some love.

If you don’t know about Volk he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  I recently had the opportunity to meet with him at Affiliate Summit West in Vegas.  This guy knows his stuff.  He is young and very successful online bringing in around $300,000 a month in affiliate commissions.  Anyways, to make a long story short… Pick up his guide if you haven’t already!

March 1st, 2010

(Series) – Just an Update on Everything

Hey readers! I just wanted to give you an update as to what is going on with the series. I know I haven’t written anything in a while but that’s because there really isn’t anything to write about at this point in time.  But I do apologize for not keeping you in the loop sooner.  I’ve been in the process for the last week or so moving into a new office building as well as moving in one of my employees and a business partner.

So here is your update to the series.

First thing I did a couple of weeks ago is I put the site together. Not just a bunch of random pages like it was before, but now the site is hooked up and working. The first page you hit is the squeeze page.  We used aweber for the autoresponder.  After they sign up for aweber they get pushed off to a secret tip.  This secret tip should be good enough to keep them coming back for more. At the bottom of the secret tip they are presented with a link to the sales letter.

For this product we used paypal as the payment gateway.  If you don’t know how to set that up you can ask in the members forum.  I’ll be more than happy to jump in there and help you out. Anyways, after they purchase the product paypal will push them off to a thank you page.  This thank you page should only have a little thank you message and another autoresponder form.  This form will be for a different mailing list.  Not the original list we had people sign up to before.  This is how we separate our buyers from the rest of the group. Once they sign up they get pushed on to a page so that they can download their product.

The URL for the thank you page and the download page should be some weird combination of numbers and letters.  For example your thank you page could be . This will keep people from guessing the link.

Then you can use a robot.txt file to block the thank you page and the download page from being indexed into the search engines.  Here is the code for blocking pages from the search engines.

# robots.txt for your site

User-agent: *
Disallow: /thankyoupage.html
Disallow: /downloadpage.html
Disallow: /orthewholefolder/

Ok if you didn’t understand that User-agent: * means every search engine spider/bot. Then you are telling them to not have access to specific pages or folders… It’s really easy. Just upload that into a regular .txt file, name it robot.txt and then upload it into the root of your website.

Okay once the site was all set up I sat down for a couple of hours and I showed the two guys how to do some basic FREE marketing.  We went over yahoo answers, blog marketing, forum marketing, and youtube video ripping.

You can see we have begun to gather visitors to the site. Here are our results for optins from aweber.

So, we’ve begun to get some results.  I’m sure some of those optins come from readers here.  I promise… there isn’t any reason for you to sign up so please don’t if you don’t have to we would like to try and keep these numbers as close to accurate as possible.

We have yet to make a sale, but we are in there working hard to drive traffic to the site. Once we get some more data I will begin to tweak the site to make it convert better.  I’ll also be installing a click map over the site.  This will help me determine what actions I need to take.

That’s it for an update.  I’ll get with these guys tonight and tomorrow.  I’ll make sure to have something for you on Thursday!