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The Secret To Affiliate Marketing Success: Stop Marketing And Start Selling #AffiliateMarketing #afiliados

Affiliate Marketing Success. It’s Simple.

Everyone wants to make money, be it from Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing Success Techniques, or Direct Sales.

I prefer Affiliate Marketing Success over all other monetization methods for blog. While there are millions out there who are making $100,000 from AdSense and advertisements. I prefer to mix things a little bit.

I do use AdSense, but minimal.

Affiliate Marketing Success takes skills, you need to know how to sell.

With experience in presales and marketing, I have thorough knowledge of what customers look for in a product.

This makes selling and marketing my blog easy.

However there are so tips and tricks that you need to know to be a successful affiliate marketer.

You need to build trust, credibility and also recommend only the best products.

Today, I would like to share my affiliate marketing secret with you.

I know I called it Affiliate Marketing, but its more like Affiliate Sales.

Don’t let the term confuse what you should be doing as an affiliate marketer.

Affiliate Marketing Success – Stop Marketing

One of the biggest mistakes we all make as affiliates is to market another person’s product.

Let’s get to real life examples for a moment. When you go closes shopping, you find retailers selling ton’s of branded products, that they don’t own.

Have you ever wondered, that they sell and not market, while their advertisements and marketing material might contain the affiliate product.

Back to the affiliates online.

In the digital world, we don’t really have to own the product.

We simply have convince the leads we generate that the product is good for their business requirements.

This you can achieve only if you truly understand your readers and customers.

While I mention, Stop Marketing, this only pertains to affiliate products and not your blog.

You still need to focus on marketing your blog to get new readers and clients.

The Secret To Affiliate Marketing Success: Stop Marketing And Start Selling #AffiliateMarketing #afiliados

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Fuente / Source: Eddie Gear.

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The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 #SocialMediaMarketing #entrepreneurs #marketers

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 #SocialMediaMarketing #entrepreneurs #marketerssocial media marketing” width=”300″ height=”167″ />With new social networking platforms appearing from behind every corner, it can be hard to know exactly where to commit your time and resources. And as we move into the latter-half of 2013, it’s important to look ahead to where social networking is going, and how we can get on board.

As I think about the trends in social media so far this year, I’ve compiled a list of my predictions as to where we’re headed as we inch towards 2014.

1. Investment in Social Media Will Become a Necessity, Not a Luxury

While I’d argue that investing time and resources into a social media strategy is most definitely a necessity in 2013, I believe the tipping point in public sentiment from ‘should have’ to ‘must have’ will occur in 2014.

Businesses are already coming to terms with the need to integrate their social media efforts with their content strategy, and are seeing the impact of social media in terms of lead generation, referral traffic, and revenue.

As businesses see these very real and measurable benefits, I believe we’ll see a move away from assigning social media tasks to existing employees, and see even more companies hiring social media strategists or full-time social media managers.

The benefits of social media are many, but they include:

  • Improved social signals (which are a factor in the search ranking algorithm).
  • Company branding
  • Improved brand awareness
  • Word-of-mouth advertising
  • Increased customer loyalty and trust
  • Improved audience reach and influence

Social media is also one of the three pillars of SEO.

2. Google+ Will Become a Major Factor

While Facebook  continues to lead the pack in terms of number of active monthly users (1.15 billion at last count), Google+ is quickly gaining steam, and in fact, now has the second highest number of monthly users (343 million).

With Google using the platform to collect personal information (think demographics, location, etc.), Google+ should no longer be thought of as ‘just’ another social network. It’s increasingly proving itself to be an integral part of Google’s grand scheme in terms of SEO, social signals and providing a more personalized search experience. This is especially apparent with the importance of Google Authorship, which I project will be one of the key components to Google’s search ranking algorithm by the end of 2014.

I believe that businesses who are finding themselves spread thin with their social media efforts will increasingly turn to Google+ as the closest thing we have to a ‘one size fits all’ social network.

As Google+ moves towards even greater integration with other aspects of the web – as they’ve already done with their foray into local search – I think we’ll see its growth skyrocket, both in terms of business and personal use. For information on how to start using Google+, read “How to Breathe Life into Your Google+ Profile.”

3. Image-Centric Networks Will See Huge Success

We’ve seen a consistent trend in 2013 toward sharing through image andvideo, rather than text-based content. Visual content will increasingly become a critical piece of any solid content strategy, and social networking site Pinterest will continue to shed its reputation as a ‘women’s only’ network and become an integral part of retailers’ marketing strategies.

Other image-based social media sites like Slideshare, Tumblr, Path, and Mobli will continue to grow, and businesses will need to become more mindful about the ‘sharability’ factor of photos on their websites and blogs in order to derive significant benefit from their social media content marketing efforts.

4. We’ll Witness the Rise of Micro-Video

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Source / Fuente: Forbes.

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40+ Resources and Tools to Take Your Blogging and SocialMedia Marketing to the Next Level #blogging #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing

Resources

If you mean business and and need to market and monetize your business, personal brand, website or blog to take advantage of the online and digital opportunities, then you need the right tools, resources and advice to guide you.

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The explosion of websites, apps, tools and resources online is often confusing. These are some of the resources that I use and recommend that I have found helpful with blogging and social media marketing.

They include tools, links, books and courses and a whole range of resources that will:

  • Get you started.
  • Take your blog and social media marketing to the next level.

If there are other resources you would like listed, don’t hesitate to let me know and I will include them here in the resources section of the blog.

Blogging

WordPress is what I use for this blog and is the #1 global blogging platform that offers flexibility, ease of use and a low cost starting point.

Selecting a WordPress theme is the quickest way to accelerate your blog design without starting from scratch. 

Themefuse offers a wide range of WordPress themes that can get you up and running in a matter of minutes.

Prices start from $39 

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Source / Fuente: Jeffbullas’s Blog.

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Categories / Categorías: Blogging, Social Media / Redes Sociales, Social Media Marketing
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New Facebook Hashtag Trends Marketers Should Not Ignore #FacebookHashtags #FacebookMarketing #SocialMediaMarketing #marketers

Facebook hashtags are finally offering marketers a way to track trending consumer conversations. Facebook is also introducing new APIs and media partners.

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If there is something interesting going on, people are talking about it on Facebook. From TV shows to sporting events to the latest news; more conversations are happening on Facebook.

Last week’s kick-off of the NFL season garnered over 20 million likes, comments, and shares on Facebook by over 8 million people.

What else is Facebook planning around TV and large brands?

Why Marketers Should Explore Facebook Hashtags

Facebook is aiming to grab a piece of the pie of the TV Dollars that brands are spending. Not strange, since TV is often a driver of consumer conversations at the coffee machine or on the social network itself.

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So you will probably not be surprised that Facebook has rolled out a series of products aimed at surfacing the public conversations happening on Facebook including hashtags, embedded posts, and trending topics.

Starting this week, selected news organizations can begin to integrate Facebook conversations into their broadcasts or coverage by displaying public posts of real-time activity about any given topic.

For example, CNN’s New Day can now easily incorporate what people on Facebook have to say about the latest, breaking news event during their show.

Partners can also use these tools to show the number of Facebook posts that mention a specific word over a period of time, including a demographic breakdown for the people talking about that topic.

For instance, now every week during the ‘What’s Trending’ segment of The Today Show, NBC can easily include how many people on Facebook talked about a popular subject, where it’s getting the most buzz, whether it’s most popular among males or females, and with which age groups.

Mass Relevance, a technology company that enables social experiences, is also leveraging these new tools in interesting ways to highlight the trends and conversations happening on Facebook for their media clients.

Today Facebook is launching two new tools: the Keyword Insights API and the Public Feed API.

Public Feed API
The Public Feed API displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word. Only public posts (from Pages and Profiles of those with ‘Follow’ turned on) are available with this API.

Keyword Insights API
The Keyword Insights API aggregates the total number of posts that mention a specific term in a given time frame. It can also display anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age and location.

Who has access to these tools?
The current list of partners includes: Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, BSkyB, Slate. and Mass Relevance.

How do you get them?
These two tools are only available for a small group of trusted Facebook media partners. Facebook is beginning discussions with other media partners and preferred marketing developers (PMD’s) and will make it available to additional partners in the coming weeks.

Infographic: How do Facebook hashtags work?

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Source / Fuente: ViralBlog.

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The Best Content Marketing Advice Ever #ContentMarketing #MarketingDeContenidos

19 Content Marketing Experts Offer Their Best Advice

content marketingHave you ever wondered what the best piece of content marketing advice is? Where do you need to focus your marketing efforts versus what’s just nice to have? Now that content marketing is the hot marketing buzzword, what are the critical elements your content needs to rise above the noise to drive measurable business results?

To help you, we surveyed 19 top content marketing experts to get their advice and here’s what they say.

 

  1. “Stop being amazing, and start being useful.” From Youtility cited by Jay Baer of Convince and Convert, author of Youtility and Peg Fitzpatrick one of the ringleaders at 12Most.
  2. “Content marketing is like producing a movie. It requires a cast of skills to design, execute, distribute and measure a content initiative.” I’ll be speaking at CMW on how to become a social business. I’ll explain how a social business approaches content the same as producing a movie. [Here is] my blog post explains the “producing a movie” analogyBernie Borges of Find and Convert and author of Marketing 2.0.
  3. “My best piece of content marketing advice is to always be helpful and create marketing that helps people.”  Michael Brenner of SAP and the B2B Insider blog.

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Source / Fuente: Heidi Cohen.

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14 Social Media Tools Used by Marketing Pros #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #SocialMediaTools #MarketingTools

social media toolsAre you looking for social media tools to get more out of your marketing?

Are you wondering what tools marketing pros are using successfully?

We asked fourteen well-known marketers to share the latest social media tools they’ve been using.

Discover how you can use these tools to help you to get more out of your social media marketing.

#1: Mention

Todd Wheatland

Todd Wheatland

Mention was developed as a user-friendly replacement for Google Alerts. They’re a textbook example of how to build a platform by doing one thing better than anyone else.

As well as being an absolute joy to use, it captures so many more, ahem, ‘mentions’ online than any other platform I’ve used that it’s become my #1 go-to social mention reference tool.

There are many clever things behind the way Mention is set up. They’ve taken the Apple approach to clean and simple UI to give you great functionality as a default and the power to modify settings to really hone in on what’s important to your circumstances.

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Mention provides clean and simple functionality.

Apart from doing a fantastic job of identifying online mentions, some of my favorite features are:

  • Simple controls to turn specific sources off—but still be able to monitor them in the spam folder in case you mis-classify something.
  • Default alert emails that take you straight to source, rather than forcing an extra step by taking you to the Mention platform.
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    You can see how many online mentions you have in the left-hand column.

Of course, with success, they’re quickly adding features—including an enterprise-level offering—that will make them seem increasingly like a lot of the more established players in the social tools space. So far though, they’ve done a great job of maintaining simplicity and delivering on their core offering.

Todd Wheatland, head of thought leadership at Kelly Services.

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Source / Fuente: Social Media Examiner.

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7 Experiential Content Marketing Tips (With Examples) #ContentMarketing #MarketingDeContenidos

Content Marketing: What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

content marketingA marketer never sleeps. Nor does she ever completely go on vacation. My husband kids me that my every conversation is a marketing lesson. What I learned on my recent family trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was no different.

As part of our trip, we participated in three adventure travel packages run by a local company, Vallarta Adventures, that enhanced our vacation and provided us with unforgettable memories. This was experiential marketing at its best.

Here are 7 actionable experiential content marketing tips based on my summer vacation. They can be applied to restaurants, hotels, activities, events and conferences. But don’t overlook the potential for using these tips in your retail establishment.

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Source / Fuente: Heidi Cohen.

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When Good Headlines Go Bad: Lessons From One Site’s Marketing Mistake #ContentMarketing #MarketingDeContenidos

contentAt HubSpot, we love to teach businesses how to write compelling copy and irresistible offers. One of the most important elements of any piece of content is having an attractive headline. Especially in today’s economy where every company is fighting for consumer attention, standing out is important.

As our CEO Brian Halligan once said, “You can have an amazing piece of content, but if the headline sucks, no one will read it.”

Whether it’s an email, blog post, news article, or whitepaper — the better the headline, the more clicks and readership it attracts. That’s why magazines have become masters at compelling headlines. Take Cosmopolitan for example: “10 Things Guys Crave in Bed,” and “Tight Abs: Our No-crunch Workout.” Or Men’s Journal: “Five Trips That Will Change Your Life,” and “Decoding the NFL Draft.” Catchy titles like these, aimed at their target audience, are what gets magazines flying right off the shelf.

It’s clear that seductive headlines work. But there’s more than just the headline that makes content powerful. If you chose to write a highly-captivating headline, the rest of the content must deliver. More often than not, however, articles will over-promise with the headline and then under-deliver once the reader has gotten to the meat of it. This is referred to as link bait, which is content that is designed specifically to gain attention or encourage a click-through, and many times, the actual content delivers little value or fails to meet expectations.

When this happens, it can hurt a brand more than it helps. Here’s an example:

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Source / Fuente: HubSpot.

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How to Achieve Social Media Acquisition Success #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing

social media prospectsConverting social media prospects into customers takes work. Further, your job as a marketer doesn’t end when you close the sale.

While a social media prospect may buy from you once, they won’t buy from you again unless your product or service delivers on its promise. Although you may argue that you got paid for the purchase, the problem is that in today’s always-connected world, a bad review or social media rant is an arm length away.

Acquisition of a prospect or generating a lead via social media is only the beginning of the sales process that isn’t fully realized until they make their first purchase. Even more important is getting that customer to buy more from you again and talk about your products to their family and friends because this is where the major impact of social media is. As a result, social media conversion is an iterative process that requires continual refinement.

To convert social media prospects into customers, here are seven actionable marketing tips

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Source / Fuente: Heidi Cohen.

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5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing

social mediaAre you thinking about adding videos to your social media mix?

Do you want to boost your awareness and increase engagement?

Social media networks provide a lot of video options.

From Google+ Hangouts to Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s launch of Instagram Video, video is fast becoming an essential part of any business’s online marketing strategy.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to incorporate video from 5 platforms into your social media strategy.

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Source / Fuente: Social Media Examiner.

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