Affiliate News For The Week 8-24 2014

Now that Affiliate Summit East 2014 is over it is time to focus back on to social media and content marketing.

A Successful Content-Marketing Strategy Goes Far Beyond Page Views | Entrepreneur.com

A Successful Content-Marketing Strategy Goes Far Beyond Page Views | Entrepreneur.com

With many companies turning to content to help build their brand, some entrepreneurs and CMOs are looking at the wrong metrics. Here is how content-marketing has evolved and what people should be measuring.
Why The Human Touch Still Rules on Social Media - Hootsuite Social Media Management

Why The Human Touch Still Rules on Social Media – Hootsuite Social Media Management

Social media professionals need not worry about robots taking their jobs, because the human touch is essential for communicating with customers.
The 6 Step Social Media Marketing Strategy Plan for Your Business.

The 6 Step Social Media Marketing Strategy Plan for Your Business.

A social media plan includes many of the same elements of a traditional marketing plan. Here is a template for a social media marketing strategy
Top 10 Sessions by Audience Growth at Affiliate Summit East 2014 - Affiliate Summit

Top 10 Sessions by Audience Growth at Affiliate Summit East 2014 – Affiliate Summit

Affiliate Summit East 2014 was our largest Affiliate Summit East event to date, with over 4,000 attendees representing approximately 2,000 companies, over August 10-12, 2014 in New York City. There were dozens of educational sessions during the conference, so nobody is able to check in on every one of them. The good news there is …
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Make Money With Your WordPress Blog: Learn How to Monetize Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing

Make money from wordpress book coverAbout Make Money With Your WordPress Blog: Learn How to Monetize Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing:

Take Back the Reigns of Product Placements On Your Blog and Earn the Money Your Work Merits in the Process!

Designed for the established blogger, “Make Money With Your WordPress Blog” will teach you how to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing embedded product or service reviews and tutorials.

This book will teach you how to:

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Affiliate News For The Week of June 9th

If you are an affiliate in the Shareasale network you want to look at this blog post by Brian Littleton on how to use the Product Showcase. It will save you a lot of time.

Create A Product Showcase For Your Blog in 5 Minutes

Create A Product Showcase For Your Blog in 5 Minutes

Product Showcases allow you to quickly highlight specific sub-sets of a retailer’s products based on either category or keyword.They keep themselves up to date with the most recent products available based on the keyword or category that you select!
by Brian Littleton

YouTube Cleaning House

Looks like YouTube is cleaning house a little bit and getting rid of suspended accounts. This is a well overdue thing that will help your YouTube channel in the long run.

YouTube Creators May See Drop In Subscribers After Suspended Accounts Are Removed Next Week

YouTube Creators May See Drop In Subscribers After Suspended Accounts Are Removed Next Week

YouTube creators may see a slight drop in their subscriber numbers beginning next week. On June 16, Google’s video platform will be removing suspended accounts from all of its channels’ subscriber counts in an attempt to free its site from spam and abuse. From the announcement: This means some of you will notice a minor […]

Do We Need Blog Comments?

This is my favorite article in this weeks newsletter as CopyBlogger is talking about blog comments. Are they really worth it? We focus too much on them and with social media is there a need to have comments at all?

Is Metagaming Silently Killing Your Marketing? - Copyblogger

Is Metagaming Silently Killing Your Marketing? – Copyblogger

Metagaming encourages best practices, which can actually stifle innovation at a company that refuses to innovate on its own.

Saving Time Creating Content

Coming up with content and content planning is a major time suck. This week Jeff shows us some time saving tips that will help you not only create more content but do it quicker.

9 Time Saving Writing Tools for Content Marketers - Jeffbullas's Blog

9 Time Saving Writing Tools for Content Marketers – Jeffbullas’s Blog

Ever had an awesome idea, but didn’t find the time, discipline or will to execute? Here are some tools for content marketers

Protect Your Kids On Instagram

Rae Hoffman has a great post on keeping your kids safe on Instagram. This long detailed post is full with information all parents should read and apply.

The Parent's Guide to Instagram (& How to Protect Your Kids on the Service)

The Parent’s Guide to Instagram (& How to Protect Your Kids on the Service)

Sometimes I take my knowledge of social media for granted. Because the truth is that while everyone under the age of 18 has never known a world without internet or cell phones, most parents have a hard time keeping up. My work requires me to use and be heavily involved with social media, and even I’m still not sure what the true purpose of Snapchat is.

Affiliate Marketing Podcast

This weeks episode of 7 minutes in Affiliate Heaven Shawn Collins talks about the Linkshare awards, Taking his kids to the X games in Austin. He also mentions the Performance Marketing Summit in Denver. The rooms at the host hotel for Affiliate Summit East are quickly selling out. You should subscribe to his podcast on iTunes.

The First Media Kit for Facebook, Affiliate Summit East 2014 Hotels Selling Out, and Finalists for the Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards -

The First Media Kit for Facebook, Affiliate Summit East 2014 Hotels Selling Out, and Finalists for the Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards -

On the June 9, 2014 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about the Performance Marketing Summit in Denver selling out, hotel rooms for Affiliate Summit East 2014 being in short supply, going to X Games Austin, and the finalists for the Rakuten LinkShare Golden …
Just 3 Private Meeting Rooms Left in the Affiliate Summit East 2014 Exhibit Hall - Affiliate Summit

Just 3 Private Meeting Rooms Left in the Affiliate Summit East 2014 Exhibit Hall – Affiliate Summit

Affiliate Summit East 2014, taking place August 10-12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY, will have a limited number of private meetings rooms on the exhibit hall floor – private meeting rooms. We were able to add a small number of rooms near the front of the exhibit hall, after …

Hootsuite Rebrands its Social Media Publishing Tools

I am a big fan of Hootsuite. Odds are if you saw this post in social media Hootsuite had something to do with it. Their new suggestions for retweets are pretty cool if you do a lot of social media sharing. I personally don’t have a need for it since we use Shareist for that already.

Hootsuite Rebrand Adds New Content Suggestion & Publishing Tool

Popular social scheduling tool Hootsuite ruffled a few feathers today … feathers in their logo, that is. The company has rebranded their logo and, more importantly for marketers, added some significant features. The new look Hootsuite comes with simple beta content discovery and publishing tool for pro or enterprise users that makes finding and scheduling […]
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