Archive for October, 2011

Create your own Redirect Page

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I’ve mentioned a few times in the past how important it is for an affiliate marketer to get him/herself at least aquainted with simple HTML. It’s very beneficial to learn more than just basic HTML, but there are definitely some very successful affiliate marketers out there who don’t know anything more than how to setup a basic landing page. If you know how to setup a basic landing page you should have no trouble going through my examples listed below on how to setup your own HTML redirect using the Meta Refresh Tag. I have included a PHP example as well.

Setting up your own redirect can be beneficial in many ways. For example, I recently did a post about promoting PeerFly offers on YouTube. One of the restrictions we have in place is that you must create a redirect on your own domain if you want to direct link. We require this so there aren’t a million PeerFly links littering YouTube. It also should help your campaign because people are much more likely to trust a link with your domain than some random PeerFly link.

Redirect Script Examples

I have included both HTML and PHP redirect example scripts at:
http://lukepeerfly.com/demos/redirect/

The .html and .php files are the actual examples and the .txt files are the code that the examples use. You’ll notice that they both redirect immediately. If you want to be creative you could setup the page to show some text telling the user that they will be redirected in 10 seconds and include a countdown or something like that.

Please take a look through the examples provided and PLEASE let me know if you have any questions. I have gotten hundreds of questions about iframing our offers since my post and I want to help you get things setup so that your campaign can be successful and you can start making money with PeerFly, today!

PeerFly is NOT a Scam

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We get quite a few new people to the industry joining PeerFly on a daily basis and one of the questions I often get is Is PeerFly a Scam? Well, simply put, no. Of course, the people who are asking have no idea of our history or really anything about PeerFly so they’ll simply say “I Googled PeerFly Scam and found several articles about people not getting paid”. Anyone who is not new to the industry will know that these people are the ones who are completing the offers themselves or doing some other fraudulent activity and have gotten themselves suspended and then decide to post on all the forums about us PeerFly being a bad company, but someone new might not know that. So, here’s some information that I present that user with to help settle their nerves about working with our company.

Our Reviews on Affiliate Paying

AffiliatePaying.com is one of the most respected sites in the industry when it comes to affiliate network reviews. PeerFly has 145 positive reviews on AffiliatePaying and is currently ranked the #3 network on the site. There are also quite a few proof of payment screenshots from our publishers on there as well.

PeerFly payment proof

Obviously I am going to be a little bias (I am the affiliate manager), but these are real PeerFly publishers simply sharing their results from working with our company.

Memberships

We are also proud members of:

Rankings

As I mentioned above, we are currently ranked the 3rd best affiliate network according to AffiliatePaying.com, but we are also ranked #1 on AffiliateSeeking.com. We were recently voted the 2nd best CPA affiliate network in a survey performed by OfferVault out of over 4,000 votes and also ranked one of the top 20 networks in Revenue Performance magazine.

I hope this helps settle the fears of any publisher worried that PeerFly is a scam. We are not. We pay out millions of dollars a year to our publishers and that number is going to continue to increase so you should definitely hop on board and join PeerFly!

Can I promote PeerFly offers on YouTube?

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We have recently had a lot of publishers start to focus part of their affiliate marketing strategy on YouTube. YouTube is a great place to pick up some free traffic for your affiliate marketing campaigns, but we do have some guidelines that we require all PeerFly publishers to follow if they want to promote on YouTube and those are:

  1. The offer must have Social PPC listed under Allowed Marketing.
  2. You must own the rights to the video content you are promoting on.
  3. The offer must be related to the video content.
  4. You must use a redirect on your own domain if you are going to direct link.
  5. You are not allowed to post links in the comment sections of the video, just the description and in your video.

The offer must have Social PPC listed under Allowed Marketing.
This rule has been set in place because, although you are not technically doing pay per click advertising, it is still social traffic and in order to promote on social traffic our advertisers must agree that they want that type of traffic being used to promote their offer.

You must own the rights to the video content you are promoting on.
We cannot allow you to promote our offers on videos with content that you do not own. You will have to create your own videos or have videos created for you.

Pro Tip: You can get really good videos created for $5 on Fiverr.com.

The offer must be related to the video content.
If you’re going to promote an offer on a YouTube video than the offer needs to be related to the video. This will help keep the quality of the traffic up for the advertiser and at the same time should help increase your conversion rate. So, if you want to promote an offer for the new iPhone 4S, make a video about it. Don’t make a video about how to teach your dog fetch (although we do have some great dog offers as well).

Of course, if you have any questions you are always welcome to contact me or post them below.

My Caricature!

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Some of you may remember my review on make money online blog, Dukeo.com. If not, go read it. Anyway, I was one of the lucky winners for a contest Dukeo.com was putting on and with it won a sweet new caricature of myself! Luke Kling caricature Stéphane was nice enough to not only give me the caricature, but also did one of his “Who Is” articles on me. Check it out at Who Is Luke Kling? I have won quite a few contests in my life, but this is definitely one of my favorites. A few years ago I won an iPad from a contest Shoemoney did and I may be more excited about this caricature. I’ve always wanted one and this one turned out great. My plan is to completely redesign my blog based on this caricature. I’ve created WordPress themes before, but this is a pretty big venture for me. I am not sure when it will be complete, but it’s definitely on my priority list. I also have been posting on Fiverr to get someone to turn my caricature into a layered PSD and make it so I have a PeerFly shirt on and possibly some Nike Air Max shoes :) I want to give a BIG thanks to Stéphane. If you aren’t already checking his blog daily or following him on Twitter (@Dukeo), go do it now. Okay, back to work.