By the time you get done reading this, there should be a popup on your screen that I created using the most recent tool added to my blogging and marketing toolbox, Engagifire.
Engagifire is a very cool piece of software that allows you to easily create popups or slide-ins which you can add to your blog or website to capture your visitors attention and then entice them to perform an action you want them to perform.
You should have seen the example popup on this article, but I’m going to reference another Engagifire popup I created to explain why this is such an awesome tool.
I created an Engagifire popup and added it to my It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia fan site (the same one I got a million pageviews on a few months ago).
Creating an awesome looking popup like the one above is really easy with Engagifire. They have an amazing builder tool that allows you to drag and drop components into your popup. They also have a library of templates to help you get started and a few built in specifically for Teespring campaigns, which is pretty cool.
On ItAlways.com I am using Engagifire to generate shirt → Continue Reading
For a long time pretty much every affiliate was using Prosper202 to track their affiliate campaigns. Over the past year, we have seen the tracking landscape change quite a bit and there are a lot of great new options available. One of those options is AdsBridge.
Like other new tracking solutions, AdsBridge is a hosted platform. That means you do not have to worry about the headache of purchasing hosting, installing the tracking software yourself, and hoping your server stays up when you finally get a big campaign going. AdsBridge takes care of all that for you. Some affiliates are against using hosted tracking solutions, but I’m all for it. The less I have to worry about, the better!
One of the things I really like about AdsBridge is that it’s packed full of features. They are really attempting to go above and beyond just being a tracking solution. For example, they have a nice big library of free landing page templates. They also allow you to create as many subdomains for your tracking as you want, for free.
The Pro account for AdsBridge is $79/month with up to 1,000,000 visits, but they have a free Basic account you → Continue Reading
My two primary sources of social media traffic are Facebook Pages and Twitter. Facebook Pages have done really well for me for a few years now and I have been working hard to scale up my Twitter reach too. I recently had one of my accounts pass 100,000 followers and I have been able to collect a lot of great data from my tweets to those followers.
First, I want to show why you should always include an image in your tweets. Then, I am going to show a trick I use to increase the engagement on my tweets by almost completely taking over my followers feeds!
Last year I published an article about tweeting image for extra exposure, but I never really gave any data to back up the fact that you will see extra exposure by including an image in your tweet. Well, here’s some data.
Over the past 28 days the tweets on one of my accounts have gotten about 2,500,000 impressions on Twitter. Looking through analytics for those tweets, it’s very easy to see that there is a huge difference in engagement between tweets with images and tweets without (just text).
Tweets without images: 2.4% average engagement rate Tweets with images: 25.4% average engagement rate → Continue Reading
Over the past few months we have seen a lot of changes with how Facebook is treating Facebook Pages in users News Feeds. They have cut back on the average reach you will see with each post you make on your Page, but I believe there is still a lot of opportunity with Pages and I have been making updates to my tool, FPTraffic, to help maintain my reach and help other members as well.
Mixing Links and Photos
A few months ago I released a feature on FPTraffic that allows you to easily search through the millions of products available on Amazon.com and automatically schedule any of those products to be posted to any of your Facebook Pages with a click of your mouse. You can use your Amazon Associates ID and get credit for every sale generated within 24 hours of someone clicking on your link!
The Amazon feature was the first to allow FPTraffic members the ability to mix links in with their photo posts. Photos on Facebook have always gotten the highest engagement rate so that’s what I focused on for years, but with the recent changes I have found that you can actually help increase your engagement rate → Continue Reading