Affiliate Marketing


Understanding Affiliate Marketing Lingo (Glossary of Terms)

By Rae / June 25, 2016 /

I get a lot of newer, aspiring affiliates on the Sugarrae site and when you’ve never done affiliate marketing before, all of the terms can get a little confusing. So I created this glossary of affiliate marketing terms to help newer affiliates and bloggers understand the terminology used within the industry. Above the Fold The…

Read More

How to Cloak Affiliate Links (& Why You Should)

By Rae / May 3, 2016 /

I always run my affiliate links through redirects – also referred to as cloaking affiliate links – for several reasons: Running them through my redirects means I have a click count to match up to the one the merchant is reporting. Affiliate links are usually ugly and impossible to remember without doing a copy/paste. Redirects…

Read More

How to Create a Clickable Affiliate Ad as a Backup for an AdSense Unit

By Rae / April 5, 2016 /

Sometimes an AdSense unit won’t display an ad to a user for whatever reason. When an AdSense unit doesn’t show an ad, it leaves an odd amount of space within the content, and reduces my ability to monetize those pages – and I find that unacceptable. This used to be a much more significant problem,…

Read More

Using Google Alerts to Find New Affiliate Programs in Your Niche

By Rae / March 30, 2016 /

Google Alerts is a free service offered by Google that will alert you to new content Google finds on the web that contains keywords you specify. Google Alerts is most commonly recommended as a way to monitor your brand – and your competition’s brand – online. But I also use Google Alerts as a way…

Read More

Affiliate Datafeeds and Duplicate Content in a Panda World

By Rae / May 12, 2015 /

For those who aren’t familiar, Panda is a Google search filter that (in part) penalizes sites that have a large amount of thin or duplicated content. Panda has been a harsh filter for those using datafeeds in general – be they a merchant or an affiliate. As affiliates, we (and every other competing affiliate) obtain…

Read More

How to Find the Best Affiliate Programs in Your Niche

By Rae / November 21, 2013 /

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 to dig deep to find the best affiliate programs…

Read More

How to Brainstorm for Profitable Affiliate Niche Ideas

By Rae / November 8, 2013 /

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 reading this article, then you likely didn’t stumble upon…

Read More

How to Conduct Niche Research for an Affiliate Site

By Rae / November 6, 2013 /

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. But regardless of how you find a niche, there’s…

Read More

Identifying the Money Keywords for Affiliate Marketing & SEO

By Rae / November 4, 2013 /

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 SEO takes a lot of work and a lot of time. So how…

Read More