Joined: 23 Mar 2004
|Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:04 pm Post subject: O/T: How dare you link to my site
Issue 112: November 1, 2005
Harvey Segal, Editor
Hello SuperTips readers,
Do you own a forum ?
Then here's a useful tip.
I've been posting issues of my newsletters at my forum.
This means that the content is not lost, it can attract
additional readers and it's available to search engines.
I make the thread a 'sticky' one for a while so that it
appears at the top above other posts.
As the posts have become scattered throughout the forum
I've now added an 'index' post linking to all the issues.
But rather than put rather boring links such as
"Click here for Issue 112"
I've used enticing descriptions to show what was in the
newsletter, for example
* Issue 84 Internet marketing - and my cat
* Issue 105 Who is the Super Guru ?
* Issue 106 Is this the greatest testimonial ever ?
* Issue 111 How to improve your Conversion Rate
To see the actual index post click here
Now here's one of my oldest tips and I'll show you exactly
how it has proved useful.
==> Don't put a hard-coded link in an ebook if it's liable
to change (such as an affiliate link).
This is how it came in handy.
In my book 101 SuperTips there's one section where I talk
about the importance of knowing HTML, viz
==> If you have a web site then you must learn, at the
minimum, how to make simple changes and upload the
changes. (There is one exception to this).
And that exception ?
It's when you use a site building tool and I gave as an
example Site Build It which is in fact a complete e-commerce
However I've since come across another tool which I wanted
So how can I make this information known without changing
the book and mailing to all past readers ?
Well of course I had taken the precaution of not using a
direct affiliate link to Site Build It when I wrote the
I linked to a page at my own site.
See how I resolved the problem.
Here's the link
Finally I had to tell someone off in a forum a while ago
after he had mentioned my site in a post.
"How dare you link to my site"
was the subject of my post.
Had I gone crazy ?
Why wouldn't I want someone linking to my site ?
Well if you had read the full post it said.
"How dare you link to my site
.... without using an affiliate link
so you can earn yourself commission"
It's all explained here
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