Personal

These are personal posts that do not always relate to PeerFly or affiliate marketing in general.

Happy Belated Birthday, LPF

LPF is Three

How is it even possible that this blog has been around for over 3 years already? It’s amazing how quickly time flies and how quickly things change. Even though I have not been blogging as much lately, LukePeerFly.com is alive and as strong as ever.

April 4th was this blog’s 3rd “birthday” and looking back, it is incredible how much it’s grown! On LPF’s first birthday, the top post that year had 9,770 views. Just two months ago I published an article about my presentation at Affiliate Summit and that’s already had nearly 10,400 views.

That’s just one example of how this blog has grown and changed, but first let’s take a look at a few changes that have happened in my life over the past year.

PeerFly Director of Marketing

Last year I was promoted and officially put in charge of the department I had been leading since joining PeerFly in October of 2009. When I joined PeerFly in 2009 I was the only Affiliate Manager and I managed our publisher base myself until mid 2012. Now, I’m the Director of Marketing at PeerFly and manage a growing department with 3 other people. I am planning to hire at least → Continue Reading

I Just Launched My First Affiliate Offer

FPTraffic featured

I have been working in the affiliate marketing space for about 10 years now, but I have primarily worked on the affiliate management and affiliate marketing side. I am either helping affiliates (publishers) find good affiliate offers to promote at PeerFly or I am looking for affiliates offers on PeerFly to promote myself. Well, as of yesterday, for the first time I have an affiliate offer of my own.

I have been talking about Facebook Pages and Facebook marketing in general A LOT lately (sorry to those not interested). I have discussed how I advertise on Facebook, gave an hour long presentation at Affiliate Summit on Facebook Pages, and even launched my own tool to show people how I have built my large Facebook audience. I am reaching well over a million people a day and it’s opened up a lot of monetization opportunities for me.

Over the past few months, as FPTraffic has continued to grow, I have had a lot of members reach out to me about setting up a referral program. So, I created a little referral script so I could track promotions for the few people that asked, but it just wasn’t up to par with → Continue Reading

Have a 9-5 Job? Screw That!

Screw95 Review

Okay, the title is a bit silly coming from a guy that has a job working at an office from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, but this post is not about me, it’s about my buddy Jay Wessman’s new video series course called Screw95.

I do not usually recommend the “courses” that internet marketing “gurus” put out, but Jay isn’t an internet marketing guru and when he emailed me about Screw95 I was intrigued. Jay and I had spoken a few times on Skype and he is an active member of AffiliateFix and The Dojo. His blog is also listed on affposts and I had read some of his articles on there. Well, he emailed me a login to check out his Screw95 course and when I finally did I was really impressed!

 Jay is a “Stoner”

Before I go into what Screw95 is all about and what I learned from it, I should explain a few things about it’s creator, Jay Wessman. Jay is a self proclaimed “stoner” and has branded himself as such. His blog is even called Lazy Ass Stoner. His approach and brand are unique. It’s not the type of branding I would recommend, but he’s pulled it → Continue Reading

How to view your Twitter Analytics

twitter analytics

Over the past month I have been really busy working on a bunch of different things, but I like to blog about random things I discover and last week I stumbled onto some cool changes that have been made with Twitter Ads since I first tested them.

I have a Twitter account in the entertainment niche that has been growing pretty steadily over the past year. I have not done any advertising, but I have made a script similar to FPTraffic that tweets randomly for me throughout the day from a database of tweets I made. The amount of tweets is pretty aggressive and it’s caused me to lose some followers, but I have also gained quite a few as well. My average tweet will get 30-50 retweets.

Anyway, I have a product I created for the niche my Twitter account is in so I posted a few tweets advertising the product and saw that they were generating quite a few sales. That lead me back to Twitter Ads and when I logged in I noticed two new features that I hadn’t seen before.

View your Twitter Followers Data

Once you login to your Twitter Ads account you can try → Continue Reading