Geordie Carswell was formerly CEO of affiliate network RevenueWire and a panelist on the “traffic generation and monetization tips for affiliates” at this January’s Affiliate Summit. Besides an expertise in PayPerClick strategies, Geordie’s a well-rounded marketer, using a variety of techniques to generate traffic and rank well in the search engines.
Having left affiliate management, Gerodie’s focused on his new venture as an affiliate marketer and actively oversees and manages several properties with his business partners.
I invited Gerodie on the Friday Podcast to get his insight on:
Techniques on setting up and optimizing PPC and SEO offers
How your AdWords account history can impact your PPC campaigns
PPC bidding strategies
His perspective on spytools and analytics services
How to continually keep yourself motivated to succeed and scale your business
Changes in ranking alogorithmn like Google PageRank (a number of websites and blogs saw their PR score drop by 1 or more in recent weeks) and Alexa rankings have fluctuated greatly since the system was change a number of months ago
Amit’s assurance that they operate on the “no query left behind” principle, meaning every user query gets the most relevant results, is yet another assertion that the “user experience” more so than the affiliate marketer, SEO or even adwords advertiser’s interest is given priority.
If you’ve been following developments (and educated guesses) in the SEO field, you’ll know that meta criteria like “time on site” and other deeper level criteria from Google Analytics (and no doubt, Google own deeper level analytics, and possibly algorithms derived from basic analytics) are being incorporated into these ranking factors.
I applaud the SEOs who’re on the leading edge in following and sometimes trying to step ahead of Google to rank higher in the SERPs. For the average internet marketer, developing a long term sustainable business model and providing original, quality, link worthy content is probably the best route for now.
Principle 2: Keep It Simple
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