Beyond Blogging
Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing
          WordCamp Reno-Tahoe
                April 25, 20...
Why WordPress?



       - Easy to install
       - Easy to customize
       - Open Source
       - Thousands of themes & ...
Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
What About High Volume Sites?
Install Some Plugins

         - WordPress.com Stats
          Keep tabs on what your visitors are viewing and clicking
  ...
Select a Theme
Select a Theme
Customize Permalinks
Select Your Home Page
Select Your Blog Page
Set Default SEO Options
Page/Post Specific SEO
Find Products To Promote
Masking Affiliate Links
Masking Affiliate Links
Make Use Of Tags, Categories & Keywords
Automatic Contextual Links
Automatic Contextual Links
By using WordPress to
  create your affiliate marketing
 websites, you’ll spend less time
working on your sites allowing yo...
Questions?
Contact Info


                            John Hawkins
               Social Media Junkie / WordPress Evangelist




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  • Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing

    1. 1. Beyond Blogging Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing WordCamp Reno-Tahoe April 25, 2009 John Hawkins http://JohnHawkinsUnrated.com John@JohnHawkinsUnrated.com
    2. 2. Why WordPress? - Easy to install - Easy to customize - Open Source - Thousands of themes & plugins - Updated regularly - Allows for multiple users - Community support - Easy to hand off to clients - Search engine friendly
    3. 3. Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
    4. 4. Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
    5. 5. What About High Volume Sites?
    6. 6. Install Some Plugins - WordPress.com Stats Keep tabs on what your visitors are viewing and clicking - Google XML Sitemaps Updates all major search engines every time you create a page/post - Platinum SEO Optimizes pages/posts, sets keywords/descriptions/meta tags - No Comments On Pages Removes the comment block from static pages - Cross-Linker Hyperlinks words or phrases in posts automatically - Link Hopper Masks affiliate links - WP Cache Caches pages for high volume sites - Akismet Deals with 99% of comment spam for you
    7. 7. Select a Theme
    8. 8. Select a Theme
    9. 9. Customize Permalinks
    10. 10. Select Your Home Page
    11. 11. Select Your Blog Page
    12. 12. Set Default SEO Options
    13. 13. Page/Post Specific SEO
    14. 14. Find Products To Promote
    15. 15. Masking Affiliate Links
    16. 16. Masking Affiliate Links
    17. 17. Make Use Of Tags, Categories & Keywords
    18. 18. Automatic Contextual Links
    19. 19. Automatic Contextual Links
    20. 20. By using WordPress to create your affiliate marketing websites, you’ll spend less time working on your sites allowing you more time to promote them.
    21. 21. Questions?
    22. 22. Contact Info John Hawkins Social Media Junkie / WordPress Evangelist Blog: http://JohnHawkinsUnrated.com Email: John@JohnHawkinsUnrated.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/VegasGeek Yahoo IM: vgsgeek Cell: 702.461.5015
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