The reason most people cloak their links is because everyone has told them that a link cloaker will improve their affiliate sales! They say that a lot of reason people don’t click on affiliate links is because they don’t trust those long ugly looking affiliate links.
Another reason for cloaking your links is to prevent those unscrupulous people from hijacking your links! This is all done in the hope of increasing your affiliate sales! Well, it seems that most of the link cloakers out there are failing their jobs. While they may be ‘prettifying’ those ugly affiliate links they’re failing in some other major areas.
This has lead me to trialling a new Affiliate Link Cloaker on my easy sports betting site. You can see that link cloaker in action in this post.
How Your Link Cloaker May Be Failing You
There are several ways that your link cloaker may be failing you. Let’s look at a few.
Browser Switching! I’ve never heard about browser switching before but apparently people do this to bypass potential affiliate links. According to their findings 1 in 10 people switch browsers.
Dead Links! If you’re like me and promote a lot of affiliates I think it’s safe to say that a lot of those links are now dead links. So instead of directing potential buyers to a sales page all they’re getting is a 404 page. Consequently any possible sale is lost. WP Link Shield, yeah that’s what the plugin is called, will instead direct those people to a sales page of your choice thereby maximising the possibility of sales.
Affiliate Links Banned! You’ve probably noticed that a lot of social media won’t let you post affiliate links on their sites. WP Link Shield does its job so well that it makes posting affiliate links on those sites possible and you can do it straight from your WordPress dashboard. Not only that, you can also attach those links to your own images.
Your List is Being Harvested! As we all know there are a lot of times when you try to exit a sales page only to be presented with some free offer which is being offered for your email address. So not only are you losing the sale but they’re leaching your list from you! You can put a stop to this.
Here are the main points for adding WP Link Shield to your blogging for money arsenal.
The Only Cloaker That Auto Scans For Link Errors And Redirects To Current Offers
WP Link Shield Is The Only Link Cloaker That Protects Against Browser Switching
WP Link Shield Is The Only Link Cloaker That Automatically Monitors, Notifies And Redirects Broken Links
All for Only $27 – The Cost Of ONE Lost Affiliate Sale?
The following Million Dollar Tipping link is being cloaked by WP Link Shield. Clicking on that link will take you to the Million Dollar Tipping page. Check out the image below. What you’re seeing in the url is my cloaked link using the keywords of my choice. You can copy that link in whatever browser you want and it will continue to cloak my affiliate link effortlessly.
That’s how good WP Link Shield does its job. Does your link cloaker do its job as well? If not then perhaps it’s time you do something about it to improve your affiliate sales.
I first started my YouTube video career way back in March of 2008! I put that particular video together as a paid post I did for buy.com. It would have to be one of my worst ever YouTube videos getting only 73 views. I haven’t even bothered to monetise that video because I’m a teeny weeny bit embarrassed about it.
Since then I have produced 71 videos which have been viewed over 320,000 times earning me over $650! I’ve also got 280 subscribers which is pretty cool I think.
All that aside I thought I would share with you my top ten YouTube videos.
Obviously the most profitable and most popular video is the Freestyle motorbike one. Candy Crush 147 is definitely second but it’s popularity has died down sum which is probably why it’s not earning as much money, While my split second photos video is gaining in popularity it’s earning potential just isn’t up to scratch.
If you were to compare the Split second video to the ‘How to fix toilet’ video, which is a lot older and has less views, the toilet one has earned a lot more money. Does this mean that viewers who like ‘How To” videos are more likely to click on an ad? if you check my other ‘How To’ videos you’ll notice they’re all pretty good earners.
Problem with that is those ‘How To’ videos are a lot harder to produce because you really need to know the subject matter before producing a video. Even so they should be a part of your top 10 YouTube videos list.
Even though my Split Second Photo video, which has quite a few views, isn’t performing so well I’ve decided to produce another video along similar lines. This time though it’s not going to be about hot sports women, just in case that’s keeping some advertisers away. Nope, this time it’s all about….
35 Perfectly Timed Photos In Sport
You can help the video along it’s merry way by giving it a thumbs up and sharing it with you’re friends. I’m happy to return the favour if you have a video you would like promoted. As long as it’s nothing offensive
So, how are your videos going? Do you have a top ten YouTube videos list?
I did a post not so long ago about how some blogging for money isn’t as easy as some folk out there made it out to be. I thought I would follow that post with this one, a post that is going to show you exactly how much money I made online in 2014 / 2015.
It’s not going to be a long post. I’m just going to break down my blogging for money earnings into their respective categories.
Advertising: $470 This includes money I’ve earned some of that from my OIOPublisherad space in the top right sidebar. OIOPublisher makes accepting ads from clients as easy as pie, completely automating the process. The rest I got from doing paid posts on my blogs.
Affiliate Payments: $3901.59 Apart from a couple of sales from promoting FlexSqueeze2 the bulk of that money has come from my lottery sites. You can find the affiliates I use to make all this cash here.
Other Income: $28.08 This was from people paying me to remove links leading to their website.
All in all I made a total of $4399.73! Not a huge amount but it is steadily growing. Also my Sport Betting site hasn’t kicked in yet and I have high hopes for that site. That and the fact that every time someone signs up under me as a Lottery customer they become my customer for life. This means every time they buy a lottery ticket online I get paid my commission.
Just a quick note, these earnings do not include any monies that have not reached payment levels, a little over $1000. That’s cool though because They’ll all be added to my 2015 / 2016 earnings.
Any money that I earn online is payed into either of three accounts.
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