SpeedyPin Phone Cards Affiliate Newsletter – September 2009

SpeedyPin.com Phone Cards Affiliate Program
Affiliate Newsletter
September 2009
SpeedyPin.com Affiliate Newsletter - September 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

UPDATED: Affiliate Promotion:

$50 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 20 more new customers in September 2009 than you acquired in August 2009 and earn an additional $50 bonus.

$75 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 40 more new customers in September 2009 than you acquired in August 2009 and earn an additional $75 bonus.

$100 Bonus
Acquire a minimum of 60 more new customers in September 2009 than you acquired in August 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. Verizon World Traveler
2. Clear Connections 7. Fee Free
3. Sapphire* 8. STi Muchacho
4. Aries 9. Libra
5. Gemini 10. Titan

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

NEW PHONE CARDS
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The Traveler Card was added.

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

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TIP OF THE MONTH
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The Power of Keyword Research – Google’s External Keyword Tool

This month’s tip focuses on using Google’s External Keyword Tool to begin keyword research. Google’s keyword tool, while not the most impressive, is free. Further, it will help you to create a seed list of keywords from which you can optimize for the purpose of driving both organic search engine traffic and paid-for traffic to your website. And, you can take this keyword seed list and use it as a starting point for any of the paid-for keyword tools you might want to try.

Upon landing on Google’s External Keyword Tool web page, you will notice a clean and easy to use keyword tool. I like to start my keyword research using "Descriptive words or phrases, but you should also see what comes up if you select Website content.

Get started by typing one or more keywords into the available text field, fill in the right Captcha code and click on the Get keyword ideas button. What happens next is MONEY!

You should now see a table displaying:

  • Keywords – keywords people have actually searched for
  • Advertiser Competition – a level of competing web pages (more green means more competing web pages)
  • Local Search Volume – a number count for the previous month based upon your location country
  • Global Monthly Search Volume – a 12-month average count for searhces from all countries

Since we predominantly market our phone cards to people making phone calls form the US, I prefer using the Local Search Volume numbers to decide which keywords I want to target and how I will target them.

Get started and let us know if you have any questions about using Google’s Extenal Keyword tool or any of the paid-for keyword tools. Again, keyword research is critical to your overall success as an affiliate marketer.

Good luck!

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

UPDATED (September 2009): There are 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

UPDATED (September 2009): A few brave soles proclaimed that Social Search (bookmark sharing, and tagging) would be the next big thing for marketers and advertisers on the Internet. One needs only to look at the huge growth in popularity and useage of websites like Facebook and Twitter–nothing short of astonishing–to know that these prognosticators were right.

Why are these social websites so popular? It’s simple! These services are currently available to us at no cost and can drive thousands of qualified visitors to our websites.

Having said this, most people are still learning the best ways to leverage social search for monetization purposes, but you should definitely get involved with at least Twitter and Facebook to see how you might be able to leverage each site to help you earn more commissions..

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

Uzbekistan’s Independence Day September 1, 2009
Vietnam’s Independence Day September 2, 2009
Qatar’s Independence Day September 3, 2009
Swaziland’s Independence Day September 6, 2009
Brazil’s Independence Day September 7, 2009
Macedonia’s Independence Day September 8, 2009
North Korea’s & Tajikistan’s Independence Day September 9, 2009
Costa Rica’s, Honduras’ and Nicaragua’s & Tajikistan’s Independence Day September 15, 2009
Mexico’s & Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day September 16, 2009
Armenia’s, Belize’s and Malta’s Independence Day September 21, 2009
Bulgaria’s & Mali’s Independence Day September 22, 2009
Mali’s Independence Day September 30, 2009
China’s & Nigeria’s Independence Day October 1, 2009
Belgium’s & Lesotho’s Independence Day October 4, 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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