13 Feb 12
07 Jul 12 9:56 pm
If you do Google searches on such general unknown terms you'll save us both time and effort. :o)
It's a much faster way of learning than posting and then waiting for an answer (which could be incorrect).
Of course if your question is about something specific to Affilorama or Affiliate Marketing this is probably the best place to ask. I don't mean to discourage you from using this valuable forum - it's just that a certain amount of self-reliance is a good thing in this business - because there is so much to learn and so little time, what with all one has to do to succeed. And getting answers on forums can take a long time.
SERP = "Search Engine Results Page(s)"
A "sitemap.xml" file is a list of all your site's pages, in the .xml computer language format - which Google uses to make sure Googlebot (Google's web "crawler") doesn't miss scanning (known as "crawling" - since search engine software robots are called "spiders", since the technology overlaid on the world wide Internet is called "the web").
Google recommends that you add any new site to "Google Webmaster Tools" and upload a sitemap.xml file. Just do a Google search on "Google Webmaster Tools" and join up - it's free. Using GWT gives you a lot of valuable info on your site, finds and diagnoses errors, gets your site into Google's index faster, etc.
It's not the best site for marketing analytics - that would be "Google Analytics", which is another free Google service every online marketer should use. For WordPress, you need to combine Google Analytics with a free Google Analytics plugin, such as Joost's. Then there's Google's free "Google Website Optimizer" for doing your A/B split tests - to make sure your changes are changes for the better, not for the worse.
This is all standard stuff which all smart online marketers will use all the time.
Hope this helps...