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Top Ten Apps for Students

Whether you are a college or high school student, or are the parent of a student, there are certain apps that you have to grab for this school year. They are geared to help you spend less, stay ahead, get more done, and study effectively. Mybullfrog offers these top 10 apps for students: 1. RetailMeNot Stop wasting your time looking through coupons or the Penny Saver. When you download RetailMeNot, you get information about discounts for your favorite stores. Fit yourself out for school properly with discounts on clothes, electronics, and school supplies. 2. Study Apps High school and college students alike find that study apps are important in learning everything from math to new languages. Some of the most popular apps are AccelaStudy, Graphing Calculator, iFormulas, The Chemical Touch, The Elements, and Anatomy & Physiology REVEALED. 3. Wolfram Alpha Wolfram Alpha is one of the most widespread learning resources …

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Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility

Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn about their emotional states. But when you communicate with your audience, you need to strike the right

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How to Use Qualitative Research to Drive Conversions

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Top 5 Web Hosting Affiliate Programs

Web hosting is essential in building a website. Even if you buy a domain name, without a hosting server, your site will not be online. But more importantly, having a good hosting service means your site has reliable uptimes, can handle large influxes of traffic, and loads quickly, among other benefits. 

Add to this the fact that 571 websites are created every minute.

And just like that, we have our niche of the week: web hosting affiliate programs. :)

Don’t Target “Web Hosting” Keywords

I knew before I launched Traffic Travis that finding good keywords in the web hosting niche was going to be a challenge. This is such a competitive niche, and it clearly shows in the results I pulled up in Traffic Travis:

Web Hosting - Traffic Travis Results

Don’t get discouraged, though! Think of a sub-niche and focus on that instead. Look for ways your affiliate product is being used and see if you can target those keywords. For example, web hosting is a necessity for any website, including blogs. You can make your website about building blogs, so target keywords related to that instead.​

How To Make A Blog - Traffic Travis Results

You would still be writing reviews on web hosting providers, how to choose a web host, etc, but they will all be in the context of creating a blog. You also do not have to get stressed over ranking for web hosting keywords since your main keywords are about creating a blog.

There’s always Ubersuggest if you run out of keywords to target. It’s also a great tool to use if you want to get ideas of what to write for a specific keyword.

Top Web Hosting Affiliate Programs

I was not expecting any web host affiliate programs in ClickBank, so I was not surprised when my search in the Marketplace did not return any significant results. There are one or two, but these aren’t worth looking into. There are better web host affiliate programs you can try. Some are listed below:

Dreamhost​

DreamHost - Web Hosting Affiliate Programs

Dreamhost gives affiliates USD $97 for every referred user who signs up for its web hosting service. Affiliates get an additional USD $5 for every referral those same users make.

Dreamhost manages its own affiliate program. You don’t even have to be a Dreamhost user to be an affiliate.

Hostgator

HostGator - Web Hosting Affiliate Program

Hostgator is one of the most popular web hosting providers online, probably because it has a variety of domain registration and web hosting packages to cater to individual needs.

Like Dreamhost, HostGator manages its own affiliate program. Unlike Dreamhost, it offers a tiered commission system. If you get 1 to 5 sign ups a month, you get USD $50 for each. The more sign ups, the higher the commission you earn for each.

FatCow​

FatCow - Web Hosting Affiliate Program

Fatcow is a web hosting provider similar to HostGator. You get a flat USD $100 for every sign up. Currently, Fatcow offers affiliates USD $25 for every successful referral to its “Cheap Sheep” plan.

You need to register for the affiliate program directly on the Fatcow site.

BlueHost​

BlueHost - Web Hosting Affiliate Program

Bluehost offers affordable hosting plans and 24/7 support. Affiliates receive a USD $65 commission for each referral.

Bluehost manages its own affiliate program so you can sign up directly if you want to promote the hosting service. It also provides tracking and campaign tools affiliates can use.

WPEngine.com

WP Engine - Web Hosting Affiliate Programs

WPEngine has the best service plans if you’re looking for a fully-managed WordPress Hosting Platform. It also has the biggest affiliate payout in the web-hosting niche. You earn USD $200 for each sign up. You can refer affiliates, too, and get USD $50 for each of their referrals.

You need to register through ShareASale to promote WPEngine hosting plans.

Get Them to Your Site!

​It might seem like it’s too early to think about a link-building strategy when you’re still in the early stages of putting up a site, but it pays off in the long run. Having a link-building plan in the early stages of setting up the site ensures that you will be able to jump right into driving traffic to your site as soon as it is up.

Blog and Forum Commenting

There is plenty of information sharing that goes on in blogs and forums. You’ll always find questions like “who is the best web hosting provider?” on affiliate marketing and SEO forums. Weigh in and you get to promote your site and web host.

Blog and forum commenting is also a great way to reach out to your target market. It’s excellent for not only building links, but also making your site known in the niche.

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is one of the best methods to promote and drive traffic to your site. You can try advertising on these social media sites, or set up a Facebook page for your site and promote your web host affiliate program there.

Social media sites vary so what may work for Facebook will not necessarily work in Twitter. Have a look at what social media sites you will promote your site on and how they work so you can optimize your marketing efforts through this method.

Amazon Kindle Marketing

E-books can be a great way of driving traffic to your site and promoting your affiliate products. You can create an e-book on how to build a site and include links to relevant articles on your site, or your affiliate link for the web hosting program.

You can then share this e-book in Amazon for free, or sell it for a low price (such as $0.99). That way, you can earn money while promoting your site or affiliate product.

Web Hosting Affiliate Programs: Lofty Ambition or Probable Success?

The web hosting niche is very competitive, and it’s really no wonder given the number of sites built in a day. It’s going to be difficult finding keywords to target and getting a unique angle for the site. The commissions are the biggest I’ve seen so far and given the huge challenge this niche presents, I would still go into this niche.

The way affiliate marketing works is that you pick a niche, select the keywords, find products to promote, and build the site. Then, you drive traffic to the site so you can start earning commissions. You can do the same for a web hosting niche site. But be prepared to give 110 percent. It’s going to be tough, but the commissions will keep you going for sure.

If you already have a blog where you have steady following or readership, then you are ripe to promote a web hosting affiliate program. You can either write a review, or add a banner on your site’s sidebar. It’s a great way to monetize any blog or site.

That concludes this week’s NotW. I hope you enjoyed and learned much from it. Do you have any suggestions for next week’s niche? Any feedback on this week’s niche? Leave your comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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The Ultimate Rule of Search Engine Marketing

The average search engine experience for a consumer goes something like this: Something will pop into someone’s head, and they need the Internet to get more information.

They then search for what they’re thinking about at that time. Sometimes it’s something they want to buy, and they’re looking to find out how much it costs or where they can buy it from.

What you want is for that result that pops up ever so conveniently to be your website. Unfortunately, this isn’t guaranteed to be the case for you just because it would be ever so nice!

Your website has to prove itself relevant for that search term before Google will display it in the results, and you have to know which search terms to make your website relevant for in the first place.

This is what search engine marketing is all about: figuring out what people will need, what they will enter into the search engines when they look for it it, and how to make your website relevant to that topic in the eyes of Google.

You might be thinking, “I already do that. I know what search engine marketing is.” But I’m challenging you to think about how you approach search engine marketing, by always keeping in mind the ultimate rule of search engine marketing.
 

So What is This Ultimate Rule?

The rule: It’s all about them. Your audience. Your niche market.

Their whim is your focus. If you can master this concept, then you’ll have a lot more success with search engine marketing. Focus on them, then work your website to match, rather than focusing on your website and trying to find an audience to match.

Too often when thinking about search engine marketing, people start their train of thought with a lot of personal pronouns. It sounds like this:

  • What is my website about?
  • What products do I promote?
  • How can I get people to come to my website?
  • How do I get them to the merchant I’ve chosen?

The reality of marketing is that things will get a lot easier when you put the audience’s thoughts before your own, as their searches are what it ultimately comes down to. Spot the difference:

  • Who is the audience for this niche?
  • What do they want?
  • What are they already looking to find?
  • What do they need urgently?

It’s easier to promote products to a natural demand than it is to create demand for products just because that’s what you promote on your website:

Buyer intent

You want to find a swiftly flowing river of buyer intent to place your website smack bang in the middle of, like a dam for catching that torrent of lucrative traffic. After all, a dam without a river isn’t going to do much, but a dam in a large river with a strong current is going to have all the water it needs!

To summarize this ultimate rule, what you need to do is: Find out what consumers need: Discover the natural demand in your niche.

You need to find the products that people already want, rather than just trying to push products that you’ve found. Without the research, for all you know, the products you’re promoting could be as exciting to your market as going to the dentist.

That’s why you’re about to learn how to figure out who your market is, what they already want and how to find the best products to align with their needs.

Targeting Customers Who Already Know What They Need

Some of the people using search engines already know exactly what product they want, right down to the brand and make, sometimes even the color. They will search with specific terms, such as “Where can I buy a gold iPhone 6 plus?” Some only know what type of product they want, or what purpose they want to it to achieve. Either way, they’re all searching with the goal of finding a product to meet their needs.

Why Target These Customers? 

The great thing about customers that already know what they’re looking for is that they usually have high buyer intent. That means they’re ripe for the picking, and if you can direct them to the sales page they’re looking for, they’re the most likely to buy something right there and then. 

It can be more work to find and target them, and there will be fewer of them than there are general searchers, but once you’ve got them, they’re the easiest to sell to — so it’s well worth it!

How Do I Target These Customers? 

It’s all about finding the products people are searching for, and finding the most popular high-buyer-intent search terms. More demand means more people that you can target. More people that you can target means more opportunities for getting a cut of the commission pie. 
 

How Do I Find the Products People are Searching for Most?

To discover which products are the most in demand in your niche, you want to compare search volumes for product-specific keywords.

1. Find products to research

I’d start by finding a range of products to compare. You can do this by searching in an affiliate network such as ClickBank for popular products in your niche (find out more about that process here). Here’s a quick screenshot of “The Venus Factor” and “6 Minutes To Skinny”, which are both products I’ve found under “Diets and Weight Loss” in the “Health & Fitness” category on ClickBank:

marketplace

You can also search niche-related forums for products that people are recommending or talking about:

weight loss forum

If you discover product trends, you can look into them to see whether or not they offer an affiliate program.

2. Check the Search Volumes for the Product Names

Once you have a list, load up Traffic Travis. Enter in each product name as a search term, and compare how many people are specifically searching for these products in a month. 

Product-specific search terms

I’ve just quickly entered those two products from before, “The Venus Factor” and “6 Minutes to Skinny,” but you’d likely enter more to compare. I can see already from this search that The Venus Factor has roughly 27,000 monthly searches, while 6 Minutes to Skinny only has about 1,600. Both are good numbers, and both have low competition too which is great, but The Venus Factor has won out as the product the most people are actively searching for. 

Someone searching specifically for a product like that is more likely to be ready to buy that product than someone who’s just searching for something generic like “Weight Loss,” so it’s a good idea to target that product by promoting it on your website with product-specific keywords.

3. Use High-Buyer-Intent Keywords to Attract the Most Profitable Traffic

Try using the product name with a variety of buyer intent words as kickers. For example:

  • Buy The Venus Factor
  • Cheapest price for The Venus Factor 
  • The Venus Factor discount
  • Where is the best place to get The Venus Factor?

You can find a huge list of these for inspiration in the Niche Hacks blog post, “Buyer Keywords List: 220 Red Hot Keywords With Buyer Intent.” Some of these won’t apply directly to a specific product, but most will apply to a general product type such as “weight loss product.”

To get a good list of these, head to the AffiloTools keyword research tool here. Enter your niche or sub-niche name, then click “Search.” Click on “Competition” twice to sort from lowest to highest, and then look for phrases which have this low competition but higher search volumes:

AffiloTools keyword research

Once you’ve listed a few that look good, try adding any of those buyer intent keywords, for example:

  • Best before and after fat loss in a year
  • Product with good before and after fat loss
  • Before and after fat loss for women
  • Healthy looking before and after fat loss

4. Find More Words to Use as a Base for High-Buyer-Intent Keywords

You’ll want to enter other words into AffiloTools to get more ideas for keywords. Here are some types of words that you can look out for when browsing your niche’s forums:

  • Niche-specific lingo or terms 

    • E.g., “Interval Training” for fitness
  • Questions people are commonly asking
    • E.g., “Where’s the best place to get low-fat recipes?”
  • Problems that people have (particularly product related)
    • E.g., “I can’t seem to find a way to tighten my wobbly thighs.”

This can also be good for discovering what audiences want from a product  but that is perhaps not available yet.

When you have some words or phrases ready to go, try them in AffiloTools to find more keywords with high search volume and low competition. Then try adding high-buyer-intent kickers wherever they could be relevant, such as “Best price for interval training guide.” You can then promote the best products to fit, while targeting keywords that attract buyers.
 

Where to now?

Anyone searching for specific products or phrases like this is already on the hunt for something to meet their needs, rather than general information on a niche like fat loss. This is why you need to try promoting products that are well sought after, as well as targeting keywords with these buyer intent kickers in your website content.

You can learn more about using keywords in your content for SEO in this free lesson, “4 Areas of On-Page SEO to Tweak on Your Site.” Check over your website, and start adding content that will really sell. For information on the types of content that does well for conversions, check out point three of this free lesson, “7 Steps To Improve Conversion Rates.”

Search engine optimization is one thing, but this is search engine marketing.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Career with UX Training

User Experience, or UX, training is a great way to supercharge your career no matter if you’re a freelancer, own your own online marketing business or have (or are looking for) a job in the online design world.

Understanding the principles of UX can be extremely valuable to online marketers in general, even if it isn’t something you want to focus on full time. Even the most basic user experience training will give you amazing insights into website design, online advertising, conversion optimization and much more.

Long story short, UX training courses are totally worth it.

What is UX

UX, or User Experience, describes all aspects of how people interact with a product, service or company.

Or to be a little more precise, here’s a definition from Nathan.com:

“The overall experience, in general or specifics, a user, customer, or audience member has with a product, service, or event. In the Usability field, this experience is usually defined in terms of ease-of-use. However, the experience encompasses more than merely function and flow, but the understanding compiled through all of the senses.”

The most common use of UX terminology is in reference to digital products like websites, operating systems and other electronic products. Usually, it is considered a niche discipline in the larger online design field, but it can also refer to offline products as well. 

Why UX Training is Important

Even if you can’t draw a straight line and couldn’t operate Adobe Photoshop to save your life, getting some training in the user experience field will help you out immensely.

Not only is it a highly sought after skill set, but UX touches almost every other part of online marketing.

Just imagine how much better of an online marketer you could be if you had a better understanding of:

  • How and why visitors used your website.
  • What made them click.
  • What made them bounce.
  • Why some banners convert better than others.
  • Where to position elements on your website to increase conversions and make you more money.

That is what good UX training can do for you.

Where to Start

Hopefully I have done a good job of convincing you about the importance of UX and the vital role it plays in our online marketing world.

And if you want to learn more, the best place to start is by reading up on the subject matter. For an awesome overview, I suggest this post.

Reading

If your pump is really primed, then it’s time to go beyond the basics and learn all about UX by doing some reading.

There are many great books out there that cover the subject matter and most provide hands-on training and real-world examples to help those who learn better by doing than just reading.

Here is a list.

Online UX Training

If book learning isn’t your thing and you want more interaction than what paper and ink can offer, then you need to get after some UX training courses online.

These range in price from smaller monthly fees ($25) to upwards of $500, but no matter your needs or budget, there is something out there for you.

Check out this list of training courses in the UX field.

You can also take your education offline and hit up some User Experience conferences like these.

UX Degrees

If you’ve found that UX is your thing, then why not get a sweet piece of paper proving to the world that you know your stuff?

While the field of UX is relatively new to the higher education world, there are many schools that offer certifications and degrees in it. Or, they offer curricula that encompass a wide swath of the UX-related fields (human-computer interaction, digital design, etc.).

Here is a listing of schools around the world that might just fit the bill for your higher education plans.

Dip a Toe or Dive Head First?

No matter if you want to get just the basics of UX down to help round out your online marketing knowledge or you’re head over heels in love with this field, increasing your User Experience training is a solid win for you.

Start your UX journey today and let us know how it’s affected you down the road!

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I got a note from Joni Mitchell yesterday. Well, not just me. Everyone who got her new boxed set got the note. The note takes responsibility for some of the tracks on the CD not matching the order of the…

       

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all […]

Best Money Tips: Morning Routines of Successful People

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on routines that successful people do every morning, Black Friday buzzwords that make you spend more, and productivity pick-me-ups to help you get things done.
Top 5 Ar…

10 Ways to Save Ruined Recipes

Do you routinely create havoc in the kitchen? Turn that frown upside down! There are a number of food hacks that can help in even the most helpless situations and result in something utterly… well, edible. (See also: Learn to Love Cooking With T…