Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing

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John Hawkins presenting at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe '09.

John Hawkins presenting at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe '09.

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  • 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. 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. Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
  • 4. Alexa and Google Like WordPress!
  • 5. What About High Volume Sites?
  • 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. Select a Theme
  • 8. Select a Theme
  • 9. Customize Permalinks
  • 10. Select Your Home Page
  • 11. Select Your Blog Page
  • 12. Set Default SEO Options
  • 13. Page/Post Specific SEO
  • 14. Find Products To Promote
  • 15. Masking Affiliate Links
  • 16. Masking Affiliate Links
  • 17. Make Use Of Tags, Categories & Keywords
  • 18. Automatic Contextual Links
  • 19. Automatic Contextual Links
  • 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. Questions?
  • 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