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1. Is Affiliate Genie “FTC Friendly”?, and 2. Launch Date…

December 1st, 2009 · 65 Comments

Hey guys,

Let’s take care of the 2nd part first – launch date for Affiliate Genie…

Due to some logistical issues (specifically payment processing & affiliate tracking), and due to some minor tweaks that had to be done (which will prevent what would’ve been an overwhelming support load) - we had to move the launch date to Tuesday, December 8th.

Trust me, this the last thing I wanted to have happen. Definitely not a marketing gimmick.

A last-minute launch reschedule practically guarantees opportunity loss, as some JV partners and promoters won’t be able to juggle promotion schedules.

But it is what it is – and come hell, high water, or the freakin’ apocalypse… it launches on December 8th.

Okay, next item…

What About The FTC’s New Guidelines on Bloggers Reviewing Products?

Is Affiliate Genie “FTC Friendly”?

Absolutely.

Let’s get to the bottom of this – and look at the REAL issue…

Product reviews, product-related content, and opinions of products make up a huge portion of the web. These days, most people go to “Google” to research what others say about a product before they spend their money.

Sites like Yelp.com, Epinions.com, ConsumerSearch.com and so on are examples of exactly that.

It’s actually one of the most valuable aspects of the internet, because everything from insurance to hotels to acne cream to, yes, digital products can now be clearly seen for what they are with the internet. (One of the reasons why insurance premiums have dropped so much since the mid-nineties. Consumer awareness drives quality and competition).

So authoritative and accurate content about products – or even opinion – is not what the FTC has an issue with. Those are things that consumers want.

No, instead – what the FTC has issue with is the disclosure of a material connection between the site/publisher, and the products they discuss.

And from the FTC’s own press release:

“Thus, bloggers who make an endorsement must disclose the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service”

That is the real issue. Disclosure.

And it’s one that, from the very beginning of our development with Affiliate Genie, has been integrated into the framework of the application.

In fact…

Here’s Why Using Affiliate Genie is Actually SAFER Than Current, Industry-Standard Website Builders…

The simple answer is that Affiliate Genie is a just publishing tool that makes it easy for someone to build their own content within a profitable layout. It really is just like a “WordPress for affiliates”. It’s still up to you what you publish using Affiliate Genie.

Which means that so long as your content is legal, honest/accurate and you are clearly disclosing any material connections you have with products you mention – then you have nothing to worry about.

There is NO PROBLEM with publishing product reviews whatsoever, so long as you:

1. Provide Honest, Accurate Content – and

2. Disclose Material/Commercial Connections accordingly

However – we’ve made it even easier to stay safe. Affiliate Genie has a built-in sitewide disclosure statement (which you can customize to suit the nature of your material/commercial connection) that you can easily edit from the admin panel.

And we’ve also included an Accuracy Disclaimer statement on a product-by-product basis that itemizes the nature of any product review you publish (whether it’s based on product testing, research or simply commentary) – which instills even more trust in your content.

It still comes down to what you publish (in general, just be honest and use common sense), but in terms of FTC compliance, Affiliate Genie is currently much safer for affiliates than commonly-used site builders by default simply because the infrastructure for compensation disclosure and accuracy disclaimers is already hardcoded into your sites.

That’s about as safe as we can possibly make it for you without personally “approving” your sites content… which doesn’t make sense logistically or logically because Affiliate Genie is for all intents and purposes, just a “pen”.

What you write with that pen is up to you entirely.

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To wrap it up and put it simply…

The only way you could get into trouble using Affiliate Genie – or WordPress, or Dreamweaver, or whatever – is if the content YOU produce is misleading, or if you’re not clearly disclosing a material connection to the products you promote.

If you’re an honest affiliate, there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

(The real hassle with respect to the FTC’s guidelines is more for the vendors who have to control what their affiliates claim, publish, etc.)

Just thought I’d shed some reality on the recent hype…

Cheers,

-Chris

P.S. Here’s some resources you might want to check out if you’re concerned (or uninformed) about the FTC’s recent guidelines…

Fast Company Interviews FTC – FTC Responds to Blogger’s Fears:

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/jennifer-vilaga/slipstream/ftc-bloggers-its-not-medium-its-message-0

And,

Jim Edwards (from our own little “IM” industry) Interviews Rich Cleland, Asst. Deputy of the FTC

http://www.igottatellyou.com/blog/ftc-change-interview

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65 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Roy Sencio // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I am looking forward to the release… should affiliates really be that worried about these new FTC guidelines?

  • 2 Mike // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    As long as the software is right that’s the main thing Chris. Give’s me an extra week to work on my content for the 1st site I have planned.

  • 3 CrawDaddy // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Better to have Aff Genie working correctly before launch so no problem, take the time to get it polished and have a successful launch.

  • 4 admin // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Roy,

    No – the only affiliates who have to worry are those who have misleading content and/or don’t disclose that they’re being compensated.

    Commentary and commerce are alive and well…

    -Chris

  • 5 SEAN-DANIEL UK // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    AG is obviously ahead of all on FTC because it was built with that end in mind

  • 6 Daniel // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    This FTC stuff went into action today, right?

    I still think a majority of people don’t really understand it. Still, for us honest marketers, it’s a good thing I suppose. I’m not worried about it.

    -Daniel

  • 7 Paul // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for clearing that up Chris. And thanks for making great products.

  • 8 Bo // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Chris

    Could you tell me if these new FTC laws apply to folks outside the USA?
    I live in Australia and am an affiliate with CJunction.

    Bo

  • 9 Dan Grossman // Dec 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    The updated FTC regulations are not just about disclosing payments/benefits, but also to endorsements that do not describe typical results.

    If your affiliate site contains claims, even if 100% factual and verified (“I made $2,000 my first week”), which are not typical results (90% of people that buy the product actually never implement the methods and make little or no money), then you are violating the new rules.

    A “results not typical” disclaimer is NO LONGER SUFFICIENT. You must follow it with THE ACTUAL TYPICAL RESULTS. If you’re not the owner of the product (affiliates!) and don’t know the typical results, then you have NO LEGAL WAY to publish an endorsement of the product describing those results.

  • 10 Walt // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Here’s what I don’t get – how can the FTC selectively apply these rules to “blogging” affiliate marketers, yet give content-sensitive advertising (like Adsense) a pass?

    I mean, come on! If I write an article, and Adsense shows ads based on keywords in that article, doesn’t that result in an “implicit” approval of whatever those links are?

    Anyway, looking forward to the release.

  • 11 Charles // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I think there has been a slight confusion recently between the FTC announcement and the Google PPC review site quality score drop.

    Some people may have been mixing the two things up and rolling it into one thing about review sites.

    The FTC thing is all about giving a disclosure on your sites, so it shouldn’t make too much difference on how you work.

    The google PPC review thing will only affect people who use single page or thin “review” sites on PPC.

    Thanks Chris for clearing up the FTC issue.

  • 12 Garth // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Re: The FTC thing – - yes, people are freaking out way too much over this. By all means, comply, but I really don’t think the FTC will be scouring the internet looking for every little technical violation, I think it is just so they have some teeth when complaints come in about the deceptive practices on some sites. The FTC is responsible for regulating TV ads, correct? Have you seen a fast food burger in a commercial, then actually bought one? Not the same burger, is it. Or a Jennie Craig commercial – “I lost 40 pounds!” – - where’s the typical consumer’s results? And that’s not even considering infomercials. As long as deceptive advertising is the standard in most mediums, I’m not too worried about the FTC coming after my relatively honest, rinky-dink little sites.

    Re: Affiliate Genie – - I’ve been waiting impatiently for its release, even resisted the temptation to purchase other builders I’ve been looking at in the meantime, mostly because the better ones were WordPress based, and having worked with WP a bit, I’d rather not go that route for affiliate minisites. Fortunately, my next “disposable” income opportunity (a misnomer if ever there was one) is the 11th, so a launch on the 8th is perfect timing for me! BTW Chris – - having looked at AffGenie and some competing solutions, your initial price point is right on.

  • 13 Richard Norton // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    grt8 material chris as always…btw if you need a highly trained product launch manager for your next launch or just an informed second opinion (i was trained by jeff walker) give me a shout

    cheers

    Richard

  • 14 Day Trading for Beginners // Dec 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for keeping us updated , Chris.

  • 15 Camilo Buitrago // Dec 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Does the FTC rules apply to foreigners? I have several affiliate sites promoting Amazon products

  • 16 Bruce // Dec 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I’m also interested in the question of the FTC’s jurisdiction over “rinky dink” affiliate marketers (like me) outside of the US.

    Unless there’s been some global initiative that I’m not aware of, I think it’ll be business as usual for many of us.

    Can you really see any way the guidelines can be enforced with some review site owner in an obscure corner of India for example?

  • 17 Roger // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Hi

    I would like to echo the comment published above, although I don’t intend be dihonest or deceptive in any way, I do not see how the FTC rules can be enforced or even if they apply, if you live outside of the USA, even if your buyers are resident in the States.

    Roger

  • 18 stuart // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    oh ohh the FTC,
    I’m in Australia, and publish affiliate and content sites,
    My sites are hosted on U.S. servers, so some could say my websites are U.S. based.
    But more importantly, most web traffic, and web business, comes from U.S.
    If your customer is based in U.S., then you are accountable as you are trading in that market…
    I saw a report recently where a complaint about a web based transaction forced the web owner to travel to the U.S. state in which the transaction took place to attend a court hearing.,
    So, Im not too worried, but I am putting up disclaimers / disclosures…
    The FTC themselves have said warnings and consultations before prosecutions…
    How many websites can they process in a week, month, year?
    as for typical income results .. as an affiliate im leaving that to the site owner/ product seller..

    In the end it is he who actually sells the product, not me, I have disclosed my pecuniary interests.
    TG maybe running a scare campaign, but i cant be responsible for things outside my control.

    anyway,
    produce quality websites, stay away from hypy claims, disclose that you earn income from sales from your links ( to other peoples products)
    am keep surfin!

  • 19 Jeremy // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    For people outside the US, I think the risk is that if your merchant is inside the US, and you’re making deceptive claims, the FTC could crack down on your merchant and cause your merchant to drop you as an affiliate and freeze your commissions.

  • 20 Stan // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Simple answer Jeremy, don’t make deceptive claims! As Chris says the only people who have to worry are the ones breaking the rules. Same as everything else in life. Cut through the fluff and it’s really simple.

    Stan

  • 21 admin // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Jurisdiction and who this applies to is beside the point.

    The guidelines truly aren’t that restrictive or burdensome for affiliates – where all we really have to do is disclose a vested interest and not publish over-hype or misleading content.

    Not hard. Not the end of the world.

    It gets a bit tricky for vendors in terms of choosing testimonials and reporting average results, but even then – it’s not the “affiliate apocalypse” or anything.

    Far from it…

    -Chris

  • 22 Ian // Dec 1, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thank for addressing the FTC issue regarding Affiliate Genie.

    I totally agreed that FTC guideline is really quite troublesome and tricky for affiliates, but it is definitely not the end of the world.

    The rules are there… we just need to follow and do things the right way.

    - Ian

  • 23 Maartin // Dec 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Take your time, for us it’s all worth waiting for. Thanks for the effort your’e putting into this product.

  • 24 Leslie // Dec 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Chris and

    @Dan Grossman

    So if you wrote a book about making money, and you have many genuine testimonials on your site where your readers/customers have written to tell you about specific profits they made from using your materials, and you can’t prove (of course) that those results are typical, does that mean that you would need to pull down all those testimonials?

  • 25 admin // Dec 2, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Hi Leslie,

    Well, that’s what’s in question.

    Based on the various FTC interviews I’ve looked at (especially the one with Jim Edwards), what it comes down to is typical results a user can expect.

    Honestly, in that case – yes – I’d pull them down. Simply because it’s just not worth the headache unless you can clearly identify what the average from a segment grouping of your customers is.

    I really don’t use testimonials and I don’t think I’m missing out.

    Cheers

    -Chris

  • 26 Phil // Dec 2, 2009 at 3:18 am

    chris…in your famous conduit method, you encourage the use of *actual user comments* and snippets from forums etc. of what consumers have to say about a product. these should of course be genuine comments and hence you encourage reference to them, along with where they said it (forum, blog…)

    do these *actual user comments* or feedback constitute a *testamonial* as such (i would think they do…)

    what is your advice to us all re this *conduit* style user comment approach…is it still feasible, or do we drop *feedback* comments altogether???

    i could not help but think to include some of these (found by me) user comments in the dynamic/interactive entry feature you now have in AG, thus encouraging *live* user feedback then as well…thereby growing comment entries…

  • 27 Santa // Dec 2, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Better delaying the launch and then having one without any problems than having problems and annoying JV/affiliate partners – good decision.
    Would be happy if I could delay Christmas this year – I am quite late 8-)

    Thanks for the links to the interviews – helpful

  • 28 Jim // Dec 2, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the update and the information about Affiliate Genie’s FTC friendly tools.

    I’d like to know:

    1) if Affiliate Genie can work in conjunction with Content Management Softfare?
    (Incansoft EZ-Content Manager)

    2) if the following hosts are ok?
    http://www.netfirms.com?
    http://www.lunarpages.com?
    http://www.hostgator.com?

    3) can it work ok for 100+++ page affiliate focused authority site based around a central theme with clusters of related sub-themes and topics (like Charles Heflin’s Silo website concept)?

    I would appreciate your input as I am serious to purchase your product.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  • 29 Janet // Dec 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Your blogroll advertizes Articlez for $2. But their minimum is $3, and that is for generic 100 word blurbs…. mostly useless. So $8 for articles.

  • 30 Robertino // Dec 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    LOL! Look at what Santa is saying :
    “….. Would be happy if I could delay Christmas this year …..”
    Well, if someone could.

  • 31 chazradical // Dec 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I’m a retired attorney, and the FTC regs are what I call “Cleland’s Folly”.

    None of them mean anything until:

    1. the FTC tries to enforce the new rules against someone

    2. the courts decide who is right

    With billions of web pages, I don’t know how they are going to identify and attack bloggers who violate their rules.

    In addition, I don’t know how you make companies with affiliate programs responsible for bloggers who make false claims for products in reviews – without the company’s knowledge or consent.

    Either it is totally unenforceable, or affiliate programs or dead. How can you defend yourself against the actions of others which took place without your knowledge or consent?

    What I have done pro-actively is to put 3 pages on each blog (and on your templates come the 8th):

    1. Disclaimers – general legal, medical, financial, whether they apply or not to the particular page

    2. Privacy Policy – used free form at serprank.com

    3. FTC Notice – basically says any link I have may result in a commission

    Will this be enough? No one knows.

    But remember: FTC regs are not law until someone gets to court.

    I just want to have something on my sites that will make the FTC look at someone else as a test case.

    Charles Lamm

  • 32 Mike Russell // Dec 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I only listened to the the first two and a half segments, but it seems obvious; tell people you’ll make commissions/profits and don’t misrepresent. Or put another way, be straight with people.
    Perhaps now, the illusion of “instant push-button riches” will begin to fade slightly. If it does, even a little bit, I think it’s a good thing.

  • 33 admin // Dec 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    @Janet – thanks for the reminder, I’ll change that (it used to be $2)

    @Charles – I think the key as you’ve said is to not give them a reason to make an example out of you.

    The key issues are disclosure and average results reporting if using results-testimonials. I would stick to “satisfaction” testimonials and simply disclose compensation.

    But I agree that enforcement is going to be pretty tough. Their strategy (I’m guessing) is going to be using fear to influence self-enforcement by making some nasty, public examples out of a few unlucky marketers who stepped over the line.

    I don’t believe for a second that they’ll ask first and shoot later.

    In looking at their own press releases and so on, it’s very clear that the FTC takes a “hammer” approach on who they can. (Just ask Frank Kern).

    The best defence is at the very least an attempt at compliance. Everything is interpretive (and that’s obvious from the interviews), so you’d stand a much better shot in court if it looks like you at least tried to comply.

    And where possible I would avoid promoting stuff that the FTC clearly goes after in their press releases.

    Things like Acai Berry, “Get Free Money From the Government”, etc.

    It’s just not worth the hassle.

    There’s a million other things out there that sell just as well…

    Cheers,

    -Chris

  • 34 admin // Dec 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    @Phil,

    I am addressing this issue in depth within the user guide of Affiliate Genie – and I will also be amending the Conduit Method report as well.

    Thanks

    -Chris

  • 35 Daniel // Dec 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Chris,

    Quick question…

    If you went into a competitive market with a review site and found two obvious sellers to promote by doing product-related keyword research; but you found a couple more products which only had 2-3 product keywords that people were searching for; would you still include them anyway?

    -Daniel

  • 36 Jon // Dec 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Chris,

    Any chance we can buy “Big League Traffic” separately? I have no need for Aff Genie but would be curious to learn your promotion tactics. Lemme know.

    Thanks,
    Jon

  • 37 Trend Trade Systems // Dec 2, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Good point, Charles. Right now FTC’s regulation is basically about as effective as a scare tactic. But if you don’t comply how hard would it be for competitors in your niche to blow the whistle to the FTC by filing a case.

  • 38 Liz // Dec 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Hi Chris..

    Thanks for a very informative site :)

    Quick questions…

    If I have Amazon testimonials on my site for product sales (backpacks, video games, etc), what is it that I have to disclose exactly?

    I’m not personally endorsing a product but people who have already bought, (5 stars and 2 star ratings) their testimonials are on my site under the product picture. Does this “results” disclosure include me?

    2) If I’m selling any type of product (not just digital)… I need to say on the front page that I make a commission?

    Thanks!
    Liz

  • 39 Wow // Dec 3, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I have not and am never worried when big G (Goog or Govern) makes changes that effect affiliate marketing. Unless the day comes when affiliate marketing is NO longer allowed in any way, shape or form on the net. Then, I’ll worry. You just have to be honest within your work and adjust accordingly.

    This just helps the honest hard working affiliate and shakes out the bad apples. Which leaves much more room and customers for me :-)

  • 40 David Elmes // Dec 5, 2009 at 5:41 am

    sorry for the late question Chris, but
    Is this site easier to use than WP, cos

    personally i find WP a pain in the ass at times

    workload has me off my feet lately, i need to watch those vids again
    but thanx for any answers

    anyone ?

  • 41 Jeremy1st // Dec 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

    hey Jim,

    I’ve been using lunarpages since 2003,
    I’m very happy with them, very very very
    seldom is there a problem.

    They are very reliable my sites are always online,
    I also use add-on domains, no problem.

  • 42 Kristi Daniels // Dec 8, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Good to know… and thanks for doing all of the research for us!

    Now; let’s rock…

  • 43 Karen // Dec 8, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Hi Chris
    Great information re FTC …thanks for that. One question, re Aff Gen, is it Mac OSx compatible?
    No mention of system requirements on the site (unless I’m blind ;) )
    Cheers
    Karen

  • 44 Daniel // Dec 9, 2009 at 4:58 am

    @ Karen

    What operating system you have is irrelevant. Affiliate Genie runs within your browser. :)

    Chris,

    I got Affiliate Genie last night. I’m just on my way to do some keyword research in my chosen market before I register a domain and get on building my next site *thumbs up* :)

    -Daniel

  • 45 Sakana // Dec 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Chris… For the promo box, Could I’ve a different promo for each page I create? (Buyer Question :)

  • 46 Matjaz // Dec 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I just want to know which one schould i purchase:

    Firepow software or Affiliate Genie?

  • 47 Mike // Dec 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Chris, how does Affiliate Genie compare with Affiliate Armory (Affiliate Intel)? For those who purchased Affiliate Armory, does that include access to Affiliate Genie?

    Any updates on Affiliate Armory web-based platform? It’s been over 3 months now since I’ve heard back on this.

  • 48 Jeremy1st // Dec 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

    hey,

    just uploaded my 1st affiliate genie site,
    so far everything is working great.

    I used an add-on domain with lunarpages.

    Great job Chris and Matt!

  • 49 Daniel // Dec 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Chris,

    Got half of my first Aff Genie site done (the articles). It took me quite a while upload the 6 pre-written articles and get them the way I wanted them. Longer than it would have taken me with Frontpage anywho.

    Still, I think it’s the general “new” feeling that I’m unsure about. I’m just not used to using anything like this; whereas I’ve used Frontpage for ages.

    It’s like spending a day rearranging your living room furniture only to find that for the first day or two, you don’t really like the new layout; but gradually it grows on you.

    - Daniel

  • 50 Larry // Dec 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Anyone know how to put a table into the featured promo section (or any section for that matter)?

  • 51 Rob // Dec 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I have created my promo but i get strange characters when viewing my promo in IE or firefox. I think it’s because of the wysiwyg editor.
    Does anybody has the same issue or know how to solve it?

  • 52 Jeremy1st // Dec 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    anyone know how to upload an image, it only says image url, there is no browse button, I agree with you Daniel

  • 53 Jeremy1st // Dec 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Larry, there is a insert a new table button under where it says format

  • 54 Domains at Retail // Dec 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Yeah I couldn’t find a browse button either. I ended up just uploading via FTP and then typing in the URL path. Easy enough for me, but a browse button sure would come handy. They can make one writeable folder for all uploaded images, much like wp.

    Otherwise it’s been great so far :) I’ve put up a lot of sites with Aff Genie so far. Started promoting and will see what happens.

    One other thing, not sure why the “Home” link links to “/pages/home”. Then the main URL and that link show the exact same content. I may go in and modify the code to fix that for my site, unless an update for this is coming?

  • 55 David Elmes // Dec 26, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Guys

    am i missing something here !
    how do i upload a pic from my hard drive, i read the question and answer above,
    but all i have is a url etc,
    will we get a browse button ?

  • 56 Jeremy1st // Dec 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the answer is here…

    http://www.affgenie.com/support-ag.php

  • 57 SEAN-DANIEL UK // Jan 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Chris

    OK-the ealy adopters have helped iron out the bugs and issues on AG; now for those of us waiting in the wings($) please could you provide some Evidence from customers on indexing speed and serps achievements of which 20+ days should give some insight.Thanks

  • 58 Lee // Jan 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Hey Sean-Daniel and Chris. I bought Aff Genie immediately. It is working awesome…I do need help with images – right now I am using a free hosting service because I can’t get the absolute path thing right. I am a total noob however.

    I put up three sites so far. My aff genie promo site is a little lost in the mix with the pro affiliates but I show up 4th on page 1 for a key word.

    My main thrust, an affiliate page to promote my own product, has several articles on it. I am using Linkvana as Chris suggests and I am flying up the page rank. I am duking it out with well established sites and a competitive key word. After only a week I am more than satisfied.

    I also started a site that promotes my comedy show and formed an agreement with another agent to co-broker any extra work. I am already first or second on page 1 for the term western canadian comedian and another one.

    I am using linkvana with all of my sites.

  • 59 SEAN-DANIEL UK // Jan 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I think my request to get high level Evidence from customers on indexing speed and serps achievements COULD be addressed.I realise that AG bigger resellers are now pushing it to their lists, hence revenue picking up, but answering this with a correct level of detail would be just as profitable.

  • 60 SEAN-DANIEL UK // Jan 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks to Lee—–> The thread would be revitalised by FEEDBACK on:
    1) the ON-PAGE SEO characteristics and ease of indexing, and
    2)experiences of leveraging Linkvana-climb speed/ranking/ROI, also
    3)how the overall look and feel of AG sites DRIVES sales

  • 61 Jeremy1st // Jan 9, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Hi Sean,

    Any small site will get indexed quickly, even with one backlink.

    AG’s rss feed will also help with indexing.
    As far as rankings, that depends on how competitive the keywords are that you choose, and how many backlinks you get.

    AG is mostly for conversion because of how it is designed and customer interaction because of its rating and commenting feature.

    hope this helps

  • 62 SEAN-DANIEL UK // Jan 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    yep thats sensible comment covering 1 and 3; any takers on the great merits of Linkvana and or other linking methods/ experience ?!
    Thanks

  • 63 David Elmes // Feb 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Hey Guys

    anyone know wheres the best place to get even more themes for AG
    Like these !
    http://affiliate-genie-bonus.blogspot.com/

    thanx Davey

  • 64 Serp tools // Mar 24, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Hello
    Thanks for sharing.it is a very good information .

  • 65 Chris Endres // Oct 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hi Chris,

    First, Thanks for the release of what has been a major work for your business. I wish I was in a position to take advantage of it. My plan is to go my way and develop something you need bad enough that we can trade… :)

    You have explained well the value of the directories which is no small feat, and I appreciate it :)

    Peace out

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