We get a lot of affiliates new to the industry at PeerFly. We are very popular on affiliate marketing forums like WarriorForum where aspiring affiliate marketers roam searching for information on affiliate marketing and what affiliate networks to join. This is great! I love to manage new affiliates and have no issue answering their questions and helping push them along as they learn (as long as they are willing putting forth an effort).
One of the first questions they ask is where they can find more information besides bugging me, their affiliate manager. My number one suggestion is to go out and read everything they can from affiliate blogs, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. But, where should you look to find those?
Affiliate Marketing News Aggregates
One of the best places to find information on affiliate marketing is affiliate blogs. There are thousands of great posts on there on pretty much every topic within affiliate marketing (affiliate network reviews, different traffic sources, how to use certain traffic sources effectively, what type ad to use where, etc.) and you can access them all (primarily) for free! I’ve found that the best way to go about this is by looking through the different affiliate marketing news aggregates to find the best blogs and then read through those blogs for great blog posts. There are currently two aggregates that I use.
Affbuzz is the original source for affiliate marketing news. It is updated daily with posts from about 70 different affiliate blogs. They feature the most popular posts for the day, the most popular posts for yesterday, and the most popular for the week.
Affbuzz is great, but is pretty limited. They have a resources page that is pretty dull and a blog that hasn’t been updated in months. They also have an RSS feed that is currently broken, but I’ve contacted them about getting it fixed as soon as possible because my affbuzz.mobi site utilizes it for new blog posts.
Affdaily is the new kid on the block as far as affiliate marketing news aggregates go. The site was launched earlier this year and is a sister site of popular affiliate network review site, AffiliatePaying.com. When you head over to Affdaily you’ll immediately notice the similarities between it and Affbuzz. They have about 60 different affiliate blogs listed (including this one) and also feature the popular blogs from today, yesterday, and last week.
The nice thing about Affdaily and the reason I like it more than Affbuzz is that it seems well put together and has a cleaner interface. This is something you would expect from the creators of AffiliatePaying, but it really shows they put their time into the site. Affbuzz seems a little thrown together.
Affdaily also allows you to sign up and customize your feed. You can also view Twitter feeds of affiliate marketers, which is a pretty cool feature Affbuzz lacks.
These are two pretty good resources for any affiliate marketer. I usually check both every day or every other day to see what is happening outside of PeerFly. I personally like reading and recommend the following blogs (in no particular order):
These are blogs that I have been reading for awhile and have found good information on. They are also the ones I comment on frequently.