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This is my presentation from Affiliate Summit East that took place on August 9-11, 2009 at the Hilton in New York City. …

This is my presentation from Affiliate Summit East that took place on August 9-11, 2009 at the Hilton in New York City.

Social Media Marketing for Affiliates

Learn from some of the top Social Media Marketers, how you can use social media to build links, drive traffic, and increase your site’s visibility.

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  • 1. • With all the newsites/mediums, makesure you use whatworks for you
  • 2. • Experiment, test & try newthings• But, don’t get caught up in thehype– If something isn’t workingfor you, don’t waste all yourtime there
  • 3. • BalanceWhat works for you?Examples:• Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups• Micro-Blogging vs. Forums• Flickr Groups vs. Wiki’s
  • 4. • Strategy– Join communities and participate– You get out what you put in• Be active• Be helpful• Provide good content• Don’t be overly self-promotional• Be a genuine member
  • 5. • Strategy– Work to hit your goals for setmedium• “Don’t use Twitter just totweet”
  • 6. • Mix Twitter w/ Blogs• YouTube channels on Facebook• Flickr in your blog• Promote blog posts that link to youMix it all up, get good engagement.
  • 7. Niche social news sites are greatfor gaining a targeted audience &building relevant links.
  • 8. Pick sites that matchyour niche & become acontributor.
  • 9. Smaller communitiesmean its easier toreach homepage.
  • 10. • Some smaller sites that may work for you
  • 11. • Tip’d - Finance• Feed The Bull – Investing• Motley Fool Caps –Small Cap Investing• Value Investing News - Investing• Pfbuzz – Personal Finance• Real Estate Voices: Real Estate• Sphinn – Internet Marketing• Killer Startups – New Biz
  • 12. • - Deals• iliketotallyloveit- Cool Products• Dealigg -Deals• ThisNext - Recommended Products
  • 13. • ArmchairGM: General Sports• BallHype – General Sports• Yardbarker – General Sports• AutoSpies - Auto• N4G – Gaming News
  • 14. • Design Float: - Design• PhotographyVoter - Photography• Pixel Groovy - Design Tuts• Design Bump - Design
  • 15. • DZone - Programing• dotNet Kicks - .NET programming• Tweako - Computing
  • 16. • ShowHype - Celebrity News• VideoSift - Unique Videos• Linkinn – Entertaining Media• WeHeartGossip – Celeb news• Plime – General Entertainment
  • 17. • Kirtsy - Women’s News• Stylehive -Style bookmarking• Chictini – Woman’s Style
  • 18. • Care2 – Better world• EcoURLS – Environment• Mind BodyGreen – Green living
  • 19. • Test to find what works• Scrap what doesn’t• Be active & helpful in communities• Leverage different social sites• Go niche