Technical

Simple code to send traffic to multiple links with one click

See that dollar bill?  Yeah, you might be able to make more of those if you read this.

Do you run multiple offers on your landing page?  It wouldn’t be unwise to split test this idea.  Try one LP with separate links to the offer pages (the visitor has to click on each affiliate link separately to arrive at the offer pages), and one page with both offer links going to the same script that will open multiple tabs for the offer pages (the visitor only has to click once).   Its possible that a visitor will forget to go back to the landing page after completing the first of multiple offers you are advertising.  This will force them to see everything (so long as they haven’t configured their browser to block popups/multiple tabs from opening).

Thanks to my coworker who drafted this for me:

<script>
function go() {
window.location.href = ‘http://www.msn.com/’;
window.open(‘http://www.google.com/’);
window.open(‘http://www.yahoo.com/’);
}
</script>
<a href=”javascript:;” onclick=”go();”>Click Here</a>

Save this into an html document on your server, then link to it to run the script.  For example, put it in www.yourdomain.com/openalltheoffers.html then link to it.

Email/Zip Submits: How do they work?

As you all know, a lot of people have been moving into the lead gen space recently.  Some affiliates have begun pushing email/zip submit offers on a large scale.  These offers typically pay out around $1-2 per lead, and all they require by you is for the visitor to enter a zip code or email address.  A lot of my publishers don’t really understand the concept behind email/zip submits, so I’m going to try to explain how they work.  The advertiser makes money on the back-end through a co-registration process and incentivized offer sign up.  As soon as a visitor enters their zip or email, they are sent to a page where they enter more details about themselves, such as address, phone number, etc…  Following this page, they can be sent to a survey page where they answer simple questions about products/services they are interested in.  Based upon the answers they entered for the survey, they are sent page by page through offers (typically lead gen offers) related to the interests they selected with most/all of the forms pre-filled out.  The visitor can choose to submit their info for the particular offer/promotion, or skip to the next offer.   After being put through a few of these co-reg promotions, they are sent to a final page where they are required to complete several affiliate offers (which typically require a credit card) before being sent a confirmation email to confirm shipping details for their free gift card.

How to grow your Twitter following

Social marketing is becoming the new source of traffic for many affiliates and companies.  As an affiliate, you can leverage this traffic and start making money by using sites like Twitter.  There are many tools out there on the marketplace to help you generate income with Twitter, but one I have been playing around with recently has worked pretty well for me.  It’s called Social Snipe, and it was created by my friend (and well known affiliate marketer) Ian Fernando at IanFernando.com.  You can use this tool to build a massive, extremely targeted following on Twitter — and once you have a large following, you can start tweeting about products that your followers are interested in (directing traffic to your landing pages).  There are a couple pretty cool features that this program offers:

1. The follow tool allows you to either follow the followers of certain twitter accounts or you can follow accounts which have tweeted about a keyword of your choosing (you can even choose to only follow people who have tweeted the keyword in the past X tweets).

2. Geo targeting Twitter users. You can find users within a certain distance from your IP.

3. Time based following and tweeting. By using this feature, you wont get flagged by Twitter and have your account blocked.  You can schedule your tweets as well so it looks like you are constantly using your Twitter account.

4. Unfollow users that are not following you back. If you follow 500 people and only 200 follow you back, you have the option to unfollow the 300 who did not reciprocate your follow.

There are a bunch of other cool features but I wanted to highlight these since I think they are the most useful.

Simple scripts you can add to your LP to make more money

I’m gonna keep this post simple and to the point.  There are a couple scripts you can add to your landing page that will almost certainly increase both CTR and conversion rates.   The first the Current Date Script, and the second is the GeoIP script.  The current date script allows you to have the date shown on your page (whether it be the date of comments, or at the top of the page) dynamically change based on the date the visitor arrives at your page.  The GeoIP script allows you to have the Country, Region, City of your web visitors display on the page.  Having these scripts placed on your page (in the right spots, of course) will make your landing page seem more relevant and current to your visitors, and will be sure to help them click through to the offers you are promoting.

Current Date script (simply copy/paste):

<script>

/*Current date script credit:
JavaScript Kit (www.javascriptkit.com)
Over 200+ free scripts here!
*/

var mydate=new Date()
var year=mydate.getYear()
if (year < 1000)
year+=1900
var day=mydate.getDay()
var month=mydate.getMonth()
var daym=mydate.getDate()
if (daym<10)
daym=”0″+daym
var dayarray=new Array(“Sunday”,”Monday”,”Tuesday”,”Wednesday”,”Thursday”,”Friday”,”Saturday”)
var montharray=new Array(“January”,”February”,”March”,”April”,”May”,”June”,”July”,”August”,”September”,”October”,”November”,”December”)
document.write(“<small><font color=’000000′ face=’Arial’><b>”+dayarray[day]+”, “+montharray[month]+” “+daym+”, “+year+”</b></font></small>”)

</script>

Note: In order to use this Javascript on your website, you must provide a link back to the www.javascriptkit.com website.

GeoIP script:

<script language=”JavaScript” src=”http://j.maxmind.com/app/geoip.js”></script>

<br>Country Code:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_country_code());</script>
<br>Country Name:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_country_name());</script>
<br>City:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_city());</script>
<br>Region:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_region());</script>
<br>Region Name:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_region_name());</script>
<br>Latitude:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_latitude());</script>
<br>Longitude:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_longitude());</script>
<br>Postal Code:
<script language=”JavaScript”>document.write(geoip_postal_code());</script>

Note: In order to use this Javascript on your website, you must provide a link back to the www.maxmind.com website.