I'm in Surfers Paradise, Australia right now.
The flight from Hawaii was quite bumpy. I'm not usually a nervous flier, but after 2 hours of non stop bumps in the night and with another 9 hours to go it was getting a bit worrying!
It all turned out good though, I'm here now :)
Today I'd like to take the time to answer a couple more burning questions from affilorama newsletter subscribers.
This question comes from Mike Murphy:
Dear Mark, How can I get hold of those beautiful ebook designs that look instant. YOu know the virtual book. Some are so beautiful they jump out on the page. Is there a software package I can buy?
Yes, there are numerous packages you can buy to create 3d ebook covers. Here are a few:
Here's a set of photoshop action scripts, for those of you with Adobe Photoshop skills:
If you want to do it yourself in photoshop, here is a great tutorial:
This question comes from Owen Shackleton:
With articles, do you use the same articles to the article directories and for your website content or do you use different one's and why?
I always use different articles to submit to the article websites because I don't want content on my pages to become 'duplicate content'. I want it to be perceived as original as possible by google.
I submit reworded versions of the original articles to article sites because I want to gain incoming links from these articles to boost the search engine rankings of the original articles on my websites. Sound complicated?
I'll give an example.
Say I have a webpage set up to play on the search term: "Stop Cat Scratching". What I'll do is make sure that that webpage has a unique article on that page all about how to stop your cat scratching.
Then I'll reword that article so that it is worded at least 30% different. And then I'd submit that reworded article to various article websites, such as ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com and other article sites.
In the author box at the bottom of the article, I'd make sure that there was a link to my "Stop Cat Scratching" page, using the anchor text "Stop Catch Scratching"
If this sounds too complicated, or as though it is too much work for you to boost your search engine rankings, then you can pay someone else to do it for you. Submitedge.com is one example of a service which will write a unique article for you, submit it to 100 different article directories for you (including your anchor text) and it'll only cost $30 (not bad).
They also offer directory submission services (another good way of building incoming links to your website).
I hope you enjoyed and gained value from this blog post.
In a few days I'll release information about an online course that I'm going to run for a maximum of 25 people. By the end of this course you'll have built a high quality affiliate website, including a newsletter series, plus you will have done marketing on it already and have an easy to follow plan for future marketing of your new website.
All the best to your success!