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Make Money from Affiliate Marketing

Do you want to make money? Yes of course you do. Want to make that money online? I do! (And I know you do you too). Here is a great video that explains how affiliate marketing works with Squidoo.com.

Watch the video. Make a lens. Join up with affiliates. Make $$.


Google Yourself!

Why would I want to Google myself? Well haven’t you ever wondered where your name is showing up out there in cyberspace? Go on try it. I dare you.

Ok. You did it and you most likely saw results. These results according to Google are the most relevant results about you. *Hint* if you type your name in quotes then it will only come up with results with this specific phrase.

Let’s look at my results and why I think they ended up this way.

1.) Squidoo.com/LizStablein

Just to let you all know I did recently up-date this lens earlier today. But the last time the search engine cached anything was May 29th, 2008. This is a fairly recent date. My name is in the URL, the Header, in the body content and in the related tags. That could be a very good reason why it is ranked number one…

2.) LinkedIn.com/LizStablein

I have not updated this profile in probably quite sometime. Now the last time that Google cached my name on this site was May 22nd, 2008. Again a fairly recent date but not as recent as the number one search result. Google did not cache my name in the bold header at the top of a LinkedIn profile. (Maybe it shows up as a graphic?) The crawler did cache my name numerous amounts of other times through out the profile which is another reason why it boosted to the number two search result.

3.) Blive!

Wonderful to see the blog at number three for my name. The last time that Google cached this was May 28th, 2008. A more recent date than search result number two…. My name is only highlighted once at the bottom of the blog where I had my introduction. We try and keep this content relevant and fresh but since we don’t post our names on every post that might be why this is number three for my name.

So there’s a fun little way to see what out there is linking to your name or has your name in their content. Check it out and maybe you can optimize the results for your name on Google

Trying (and failing) to say something deep.

I never was the most eloquent person in class, however I’ve really taken the cake today.

I was randomly looking through some google blogs (damned internet, it started with a joke about bacon that led me on a search of google blogs for “flowchart” which led me to the Breezetree blog. This of course led me to a brilliant post, and my current dilemma.

You see, I’m of the opinion that sales are worth so many dozens of times more than views/leads/links (which are vital, so imagine how important I think sales are). Nick* showed the huge number of views/leads/links from google compared with Yahoo/MSN (the relevant pieces from now, Nick’s “other” is the other marketing he does). However, MSN/Yahoo delivered a greater proportion of sales (relative to views/leads/links) than google.

What’s my problem then? Well, I think it’s fascinating and I wanted to make a Squidoo lens about it, but I ran out of words.

So, I want to hear your ideas on it. Post it on the lens or on the comments on this blog, tell me what to say.


*Nicholas Hebb