SpeedyPin Affiliate Newsletter – May 2009

SpeedyPin.com Phone Cards Affiliate Program
Affiliate Newsletter
May 2009
SpeedyPin.com Affiliate Newsletter - Mayl 2009

 Inside this Issue
» Affiliate Contests & Promotions
» Hot Sellers
» New Phone Cards
» Discontinued Phone Cards
» Tip of the Month
» Marketing Resources & Information
» Holidays & Promotional Opportunities
» Contact Us
AFFILIATE CONTESTS & PROMOTIONS

Affiliate Promotion:

$50 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 25 more new customers in May 2009 than you acquired in April 2009 and earn an additional $50 bonus.

$75 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 50 more new customers in May 2009 than you acquired in April 2009 and earn an additional $75 bonus.

$100 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 75 more new customers in May 2009 than you acquired in April 2009 and earn an additional $100 bonus.

Retail Promotions

  1. Customers Save 5% instantly on orders of $40 or more.
  2. Customers save 10% on bulk orders of $150 – $499. Link to http://business.speedypin.com/bulk.html?aff=XXXX
    (replace
    XXXX with your affiliate ID). Tell customers they MUST mention your AFF ID to enjoy savings.
  3. Looking to offer products that are ON SALE? Link to http://speedypin.com/phone/card/discount.html?aff=XXXX (replace XXXX with your affiliate ID).

View the new customer report by logging in to your account and selecting the New Customers Report.

HOT SELLING PHONE CARDS
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Consider promoting these Top 10 Hot Sellers in April 2009.


1. Just Call

6. Globetrotter
2. Clear Connections 7. Aries
3. Fee Free* 8. Libra
4. Sapphire* 9. Gemini
5. STi Muchaco 10. Xtra Clean

*Rechargeable. View all rechargeable cards. View all phone cards.

NEW PHONE CARDS
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No new phone cards were added in April 2009.

Note: If you want to be among the first to know when we add a new product, subscribe to our RSS feed.

DISCONTINUED PHONE CARDS
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No phone cards were discontinued in April 2009. Why do phone cards become discontinued?

Note: If you want to be among the first to know when we discontinue a product, subscribe to our RSS feed.

TIP OF THE MONTH
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Your Free Blog Theme Is Killing Your Affiliate Commissions

One of the most exciting things about blogging is that you can do it for free (other than investing your personal time) and you don’t have to be a wiz programmer or know even a little bit about HTML. Further, there are thousands of great looking blog themes (designs) available for you to use to make your blog look great—with just one click of your mouse. Awesome… right?

Right! However, there is a HUGE flaw with using most free blog themes and it is for this reason that you are severely impacting your ability to earn future commissions via your blog. What flaw am I talking about?

You see… the vast majority of blog theme designers have done a fantastic job at making great looking blog themes, but they are NOT search engine friendly. As a result, millions of blog owners are using themes that are really hampering their ability to rank well in Google, Yahoo and MSN. This is why your free blog theme is killing your affiliate commissions and overall earning potential.

Yes, you can pay for traffic and other advertising media to drive traffic to your blog and generate solid affiliate commissions. But, why would you want to sacrifice the good stuff, which is free 24/7/365 traffic? Higher rankings in the major search engines could be worth tens of thousands of extra commissions for you every year, yet you are sacrificing this earnings potential by using that cool looking, free blog theme.

What can you do about this? Fortunately, there are a few SEO/Affiliates that have been able to create search engine friendly blog themes.* Please note that I am not in any way saying the following two blog themes are the only game in town, nor am I saying that all free blog themes are equally bad for SEO. What I am saying, however, is that these two blog themes are the best I have found due to their search engine friendly coding and usability.


  • Thesis Theme for WordPress by DIYthemes

    • I use this theme for my own personal blog (www.ericitzkowitz.com) because it is incredibly optimized to be search engine friendly and is pretty easy to customize the design.
  • Affiliate Theme for WordPress

    • A few Super Affiliates use this blog theme and claim great success. I only spent a few minutes reviewing the code and it is optimized much better than the free themes. Plus it makes setting up affiliates sites and landing pages really easy.

If you have any questions regarding this topic, please contact us to discuss.

*Note: These themes are not free and you will likely need to find a blog-friendly web host for your blog.

FREE MARKETING RESOURCES & INFORMATION
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Free Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing Tools

There are many, many SEO/SEM tools available on the Internet today (free & paid). Here are a few of the better free resources, each of which provide helpful tools and a wealth of information you can use to further increase your search engine rankings and Pay Per Click advertising success.


Affiliate Marketing Education

These websites are ideal for you Pros out there looking to keep your skills razor sharp, as well as for those of you whom are new to Affiliate Marketing. Here’s to staying ahead of the rest!


Search Engine Optimization Forums & Blogs


Social Search, Bookmarking & Tagging Websites

Many say that Social Search (bookmark sharing & tagging) is the next big thing for marketers and advertisers on the Internet. Why? Because the services are available at no cost and each can drive thousands of visitors to your website! Marketers and affiliates are still learning ways to best leverage social search for monetization purposes, but we want to introduce you to the larger players now.

Top Sites & Tips (A Who’s Who)


Conferences & Expos

  • Affiliate Summit – Affiliate Summit Corporation, founded by affiliate marketing industry veterans Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, serves the affiliate marketing professional community.
  • Search Engine StrategiesSearch Engine Strategies is a global conference & expo series that keeps you informed about search engine advertising, including optimization and marketing issues.
  • Search Marketing ExpoSMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated generations of search marketers.
  • PUBCONWebmaster World’s PubCon is an educational conference and industry trade show programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners.
PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Promote Prepaid Phone Cards On These Days

Romania’s Independence Day May 9, 2009
Mother’s Day May 10, 2009
Austria’s & Paraguay’s Independence Day May 15, 2009
East Timor’s Independence Day May 20, 2009
Eritrea’s Independence Day May 24, 2009
Jordan’s Independence Day May 25, 2009
Memorial Day May 25, 2009
Georgia’s & Guyana’s Independence Day May 26, 2009
Belarus’ & Montenegro’s Independence Day June 3, 2009
Tonga’s Independence Day June 4, 2009
Sweden’s Independence Day June 6, 2009
CONTACT US
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Affiliate Team
Email: affiliates@speedypin.com
Phone: 1.877.746.6322 ext 205

Why do some phone cards become discontinued?

While we attempt to create a hi-quality, revenue producing line of phone cards, there will be instances in which the cards perceived to be winners simply end up being losers for reasons other than poor performance.

Carriers create phone cards by anticipating usage and profit. They may also incorporate additional fees (e.g. maintenance fees, connection fees) in attempt to make more of a profit. Knowing this, the savvy phone card consumer attempts to discover ways to get maximum usage from a phone card. One such way is to purchase in smaller denominations and burn the card in one call, thereby avoiding the other fees. Thus, the carrier does not receive the additionally anticipated profit. Result… the card is withdrawn. In worse cases, a heavy loss because a carrier to cease business.

Therefore, we must continue to seek alternative products. We’ll do our best to convey these changes to you as promptly as possible!

Copyright © 2009 SpeedyPin.com

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  2. Seo Tools says:

    Thanks for this informative post . Im pretty sure many people looking for this.

  3. strive4impact says:

    Hey Eric,

    How is this different than the SEO plugin for WordPress + some customization?

    Jonathan

  4. speedypin says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thesis is an entire theme and let’s you control various aspects of the code, vs just naming an element.

    The best comparison I can think of is that the All In One SEO plugin lets you define the title of the post, meta description and meta keywords, but does not allow you to pick what the H1 is. Most of the free WordPress themes I’ve looked at generally make the Title of the blog the H1, which is not good for SEO. You want the H1 to be different for EVERY page and post.

    So, the Thesis theme does this an a whole lot more. Thesis is already optimized out of gate and allow syou to customize it using non-techincal tools unde >Design. Of course, advanced users can style it anyway they want by editing the core theme files.

    Let me know if this makes sense or if you need more information.

    Cheers!

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