How I Create a Strategy for a New Blog or Affiliate Site – Part 1 (Identifying the Demographic)

gathering demographic data

In prior posts we've discussed how to come up with a niche idea, how to research a niche before entering it and how to find the best affiliate programs within a niche to promote. Now it's time to build and promote that site, right? Wrong. Now it's ...
Read the full article →

Organize Content Development with the (Free) Editorial Calendar Plugin

add new post screen

I certainly wasn't looking for an editorial calendar for WordPress because it never occurred to me that one would exist. But somehow I stumbled across the WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin (free). And I'm loving this plugin as an individual ...
Read the full article →

How to Find the Best Affiliate Programs in Your Niche

outdoors category

In my recent post on how to research a niche one of the topics I glazed over was checking for the presence of multiple affiliate programs. Assuming you've found a niche idea that passed the research litmus test (or are already in a niche), it's time ...
Read the full article →

Get More Traffic & Social Shares with the OnePress Social Locker Plugin (a Review)

helper stats

Honestly, I forget where I first encountered what's referred to as a social content locker. I saw it on a blog somewhere and immediately wanted to know how they were doing it. A quick view of the source code led me to the OnePress Social Locker ...
Read the full article →

How to Brainstorm for Profitable Affiliate Niche Ideas

Frustrated and Sad

Figuring out which niche to target is the stumbling point for a lot of wannabe affiliates. As I mentioned in my post on how to research a niche, I've stumbled on some of my niches completely by chance - others I found and targeted. If you're ...
Read the full article →

How to Conduct Niche Research for an Affiliate Site

Estimated monthly value

How do you an evaluate a potential affiliate niche? It's a question I'm asked several times a week. Half of the niches I've created affiliate sites in were ones I stumbled across totally by chance. The rest are in niches I directly set out to target. ...
Read the full article →

Identifying the Money Keywords for Affiliate Marketing & SEO

Pared down keyword list

Keyword targeting can make all the difference revenue wise when working on SEO for an affiliate site that relies on SEO as its primary marketing method. You have vanity terms, traffic terms and then you have your "money" terms. Seeing results from ...
Read the full article →

What You Need to Understand about Google Penguin Recovery

Anyone who runs an SEO agency has experienced the following scenario. A client comes to you and explains they ranked number one for a keyword(s) before Penguin. They got hit, having fallen into near invisibility in the Google SERPs and are ...
Read the full article →

SEMRush Review – A Kickass Keyword Research Tool, Rank Tracker & More

domain vs domain chart

I've "known about" SEMRush for a long time. I'd heard people mention it and had seen the site, but I'd never really used it until my partner in PushFire signed up for it. He loved the service - and since we were paying for it - I decided to fully ...
Read the full article →

Yes Virginia, Google+ Can Directly Impact Your Search Rankings

Miracle on 34th Street

Every time I see an article about how Google +1s currently have no direct impact on search rankings, I cringe a little bit. Not because I believe Google +1's DO currently have a direct impact on your search engine rankings. The reason I cringe is ...
Read the full article →