WTF, Amazon?

On July 24, 2014, in Make Money, Marketing, by LuCuS

WTFApparently Amazon is making enough money that they don’t need help from anyone else to promote their products. Either that or they really don’t give a damn about anyone else which is more likely the case. Since 2009, I have been using the Amazon Associates program to monetize some of the websites that I own and operate, including this one. As an example, on this very site, I have written numerous reviews of products and always make sure to include links to my Amazon Affiliate account whenever I write those reviews. I have also written guest posts for several other websites where I review different products and, of course, link to those products on Amazon so that I get paid for purchases made from people clicking on those links.

Now, I’m sure that Amazon has updated their affiliate terms of use since I first signed up for an account. However, I am being honest when I say that I haven’t read it since I first read it back in 2009. Being that I haven’t read it in so long, I have forgotten pretty much everything mentioned in it. But, since I haven’t had any issues (until now), I honestly believed I was following their rules. After 5 years of promoting Amazon and sending them business, they decided to close my affiliate account, to withhold any & all outstanding payments, and to ban me from the program for life. And, it isn’t for any reasons you would think. Let me explain.

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Domain Name Suggestion Tool

On March 14, 2011, in Marketing, by LuCuS LogoI’ve started up on yet another project (as if I don’t have enough as it is). I can’t go into a lot of detail about the project at this time, but I can tell you that it is a new website. With all of the websites currently out there, finding a good domain name for this site is going to be tricky. In fact, finding any decent domain name these days can be a real pain. Lucky for us, there are tools to help us with that. I want to take a quick minute to introduce you to a free tool that you can use to help find a domain name that best suits your site.

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Niche Site Builder

On February 18, 2011, in Automation, Make Money, Marketing, SEO, Web Design, by LuCuS

All-In-One SEO - Niche BuilderWell, I’ve spent the last couple of days finishing up on the Niche Website Builder which is part of my All-In-One SEO package. Although I still have a few more pieces to put in it, it’s pretty much ready to go. In fact, you can checkout an example site I just created in less than 1 minute by clicking here. The example includes a home page made up of content from Yahoo! Answers and a few other sites. The example also includes a products page which displays products from my Amazon Affiliate account and will soon include my ebay affiliate account as well. The example site also has a page that displays 10 videos from YouTube and a fully functional contact / feedback form. There’s even a generic terms of use page and privacy policy listed next to a link to the sitemap at the bottom of the page. Everything on the site was auto-generated for me based on a few fields I filled in and selected from dropdown menus.

The whole intent of the niche site builder is to allow you to create, well, “niche websites” in a short amount of time. The niche websites are completely optimized for search engines and are designed entirely for generating passive revenues. Since the content is provided by other websites, you won’t have to spend any time keeping the sites updated. All you’ll have to do is generate the sites, upload them to a server, do a little bit of site promotion, and start collecting pay checks. Before the tool will be useful, you’ll need to make sure to register for affiliate accounts and API keys for the tool to use. Once you’ve used the AIO tool to generate your niche websites, you can use the same tool to also promote those sites.

So, if you’re interested in a way to generate a passive income, then you need to check out my All-In-One SEO tool. It’ll be the best $25 you ever spent!

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Yet Another All-In-One SEO Update

On February 16, 2011, in General, by LuCuS

I just wanted to take a quick minute to tell you about the new stuff I’ve recently added to my All-In-One SEO package and give you some insight on what’s going to be coming soon.

First, I have added a “Pinger” tool that will allow you to ping (notify) other blogs and sites about articles you’ve recently posted. The list includes more than 100 very popular sites including many from Google. This tool is great for getting the word out about your website. You can learn more about pinger tools here.

The second thing I’ve recently added to my All-In-One SEO package is a link checker. You can use this tool to identify any broken links on your site. It will provide you with a list of all links found throughout your website, including any external links. You can even have it check your external links to make sure they’re still valid. This tool will also tell you how many pages inside your site are linked to other pages in your site. This is great for getting a basic link count within your website.

The third tool I’ve added is the “Top 100” tool. With this tool, you can quickly analyze the competition for certain keywords or phrases. All you have to do is enter a search phrase and the tool will provide you with a list of the Top 100 sites found in the search engines for those exact keywords. The list includes the URL, title, description, keywords, and number of links found on each page. You can even export this list to Excel or CSV for later reference.

As mentioned a while back, one of the things I’ve been working on for the All-In-One SEO package is a niche website builder. And, I’m glad to say that it’s almost ready to go. Basically, this tool will allow you to create entire websites for any specific niche in less than 5 minutes. That’s right. I said 5 minutes! You will begin by picking a template for your new niche website. Then, you will fill out a few fields to provide the system with the necessary information for building your site. You’ll be able to tell the system exactly what you want to appear on each of your pages by selecting from any of the predefined lists. It will then generate the code for several different pages including your home page, products page, sitemap, terms of service, privacy policy, video page, and even a fully functional contact form. Each page will contain ads from your Google AdSense account and products from both Amazon and ebay that link back to your affiliate accounts. The home page will consist of content from Yahoo! Answers and you’ll even get a page that includes videos from YouTube that relate to the niche you’re creating the site for. This is free content that people are already looking for! And, as I mentioned, you’ll also get a contact form that will allow your visitors to submit feedback to you directly from the website. And the best thing, you’ll be able to do all of this in under 5 minutes. Just imagine being able to create 12 different niche websites in less than 1 hour and everyone of them are equipped to make you money and are already optimized for maximized search engines results.

So, if you’re interested in making a ton of free money making websites in only a few minutes, you need to make sure to check out my All-In-One SEO package. You’ll be glad you did!

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Know When to Cut Bait

On February 15, 2011, in Marketing, SEO, Web Design, by LuCuS

worm on hookMany website owners go thru several designs before finally settling on something that works. Finding what works best for you can take a while and can prove to be a tedious thing. In the long run, you’ll be glad that you did take different designs for a test drive. But, how do you know what works and what doesn’t? How do you know when it’s time to change something even as small as a simple widget or advertisement placement? Well, that’s what I’m going to share with you now. So, let’s jump right in.

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