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Welcome to the Links Unlimited Affiliate Page. Check out the links below for the the best affiliate programs and website development tools available. Use this page as your base for setting up your website for success. If there are any other links that you think would be helpful for our users, please send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for joining us. Please bookmark this site and return often for all your web needs.
Affiliate networks allow you to join multiple programs while providing a centralized tracking mechanism for your clicks and commissions. Notifications are given of new programs as well as changes to existing merchant programs, including special promotions. This allows you to update your website in a timely manner with the newest links.
LinkShare - Get Your Share! Linkshare has about 400 merchant programs to choose from covering all categories.
Join the FusionQuest affiliate program! Earn $60 on the first tier and $30 on the second for each account sold! UltraLinks from FusionQuest is a revolutionary, patent pending affiliate link that for the first time allows an affiliate network to count toward search engine link popularity.
shareasale.com Join now! Earn Cash! Shareasale has about 100 merchant programs available in a variety of categories.
Clickbank.com Earn by linking to any of Clickbank's more than 2500 merchants.
Web Developer Tools
Newwebsite Need webhosting? Newwebsite has a great plan where you can host up to 200 sites for just $29 per month. Or 1000 sites for $49 per month. It's great if you have sites that you are redirecting to your affiliate links. I use it myself and highly recommend.
Make Your Site Sell by Dr. Ken Evoy. Once you master product, site-selling, and traffic-building, there's simply no way to fail. Ken guides you through the entire process in what is probably the best product on Internet Marketing available.
SiteSell.com Visit now as Ken Evoy provides you with the knowledge you need to run a successful business website.
NetMechanic: Power Tools for Your Web Site Great program allowing you to find and repair all your broken links, HTML coding errors, browser compatibility issues, as well as tools for search engine optimization, submission and much more.
Free Site Analysis SiteSolutions.com is the 3rd largest search engine submission company in the world. Be sure to visit this site.
Free Meta Tag Generator Another great tool from SiteSolutions.com.
Adminder.com Discover how you can literally DOUBLE your sales and profits! Just go to Adminder.com
Jimtools.com Here is another don't miss site. As the name suggests, the site is full of useful tools to help you get your website ready. Keyword research and analyzer, submitters for search engines, directories, and FFA (Free For All) pages, HTML toolkit, link checkers, color charts and much more. I use it all the time!
Scrubtheweb.com Useful site with meta tag analyzer, free search engine submission tool and sample cgi, perl and Java scripts that can be modified for your use.
ineedhits.com Excellent site with several useful tools, including meta tag creator, search engine submission tool, traffic promotion packages and more. Check it out!
SE-Secrets.com The Insider's Guide to Dominating The Search Engines
Web Professional Research Center Be sure to check out the Webmaster Yellow Pages and the HTML Goodies pages. Lots of great info here!
webposition.com Webposition Gold is a great tool for optimizing, submitting and tracking your website. Click here to download the free trial now!
Helpful Hints - Information Every Webmaster Needs
There are a couple of different routes you can take to web riches. First, you can try and do it on your own with a shotgun approach, searching the web, finding and submitting your url to the search engines one by one, posting on a few classified sites, then a few FFA (Free For All) pages, joining news groups and clubs and trying a little bit of everything. A few days here, a few days there, little or no traffic shows up, and you get discouraged and figure "What's the use?".
Fortunately, there are a number of folks who have been there already, made all the mistakes, figured out what succeeds, and are ready to provide you with the answers.
Winning the Affiliate Game by Declan Dunn The Ten Step Master Plan for Maximizing Your Profits. If you read one book on affiliate programs, this should be it! I wish I had read it sooner. Click here to read an excerpt "The Seven Keys to Success for Affiliates"
The Complete, Insider's Guide to Associate & Affiliate Programs by Declan Dunn If you are thinking about starting your own affiliate marketing program, this is the book for you. Declan has provided the reader with the step by step instructions needed to produce a successful affiliate program.
Make Your Site Sell by Dr. Ken Evoy. Once you master product, site-selling, and traffic-building, there's simply no way to fail. This is so good it should be required reading material for all Internet Entrepreneurs.
FREE Copy of Home Business Connection Magazine
Wilson Internet Services Great selection of the latest reading on e-Commerce and Web Marketing
Pay Per Click Search Engines
One of the best and fastest ways to get visitors to your website is to pay for them. As time goes on many of the search engines are turning to this new model, which allows you to choose how much traffic you want and what price you are willing to pay. Check each of them carefully and you will be able to bring well targeted traffic to your site at a reasonable cost. Some of them have bonuses for signing up, which will make your advertising money go even further. Many of the new PPC search engines sell
BrainFox Pay Per Click Search Engine
The ONLY Pay per click search engine online with bids starting at $.001, instant listings, instant deposits, return on investment tracking and for a limited time - a 100% bonus on your first deposit. I've used this -- the 100% bonus makes your money go a long way. It's traffic is increasing and prices on many keywords are still very reasonable.
Your website is up and running, you've optimized it using some of the tools above--now you need traffic. Submitting your site to search engines is a good way to begin. You've got choices to make here. Submission services (free and paid) will place your website on many of the search engines, and for many of the less popular sites, this may be an ok choice. Just don't be fooled when they tell you that your site will be submitted to 300,000 sites for $6.95 or something similiar...most of those will be FFA (Free For All) pages. Nothing wrong with them, just don't expect much traffic from the FFA pages. Most of your traffic will come from the 10 largest engines, you'll want to submit to these manually.
Many search engines allow free submission, some of the larger ones charge a one time fee, and many (see below) are now using pay per click to generate visits. There are advantages to all, so choose wisely based on your budget.
Yahoo.com charges $299. (or $600. for an adult site) to guarantee that your site will be reviewed within seven days. This does not mean that you will automatically be included in Yahoo's directory. Your site must be up and complete before you submit to Yahoo. It also must include "substantively unique content", which means that if your site consists solely of links to affiliate programs, you probably won't make it into Yahoo. But, Yahoo is definitely the place you want to be, it will generate as much traffic as all the rest combined. So get your site in shape, then go to Yahoo.com.
Looksmart.com is another of the biggies. They claim to reach 83% of US web users (over 64 million people) and their search results are used by MSN, Excite, AltaVista, CNN, iWon, Juno and many more engines. Express submit costs $199. and guarantees review in two days. Basic submit for $99. gets the review in 8 weeks. This is another that will produce a good amount of traffic. Recommended!
Inktomi You can submit to Inktomi and be added to their index usually within 48 hours. The fee is $30 for the first URL, additional URLs are $15 each up to 100. Inktomi's indexer visits your sites multiple times weekly to ensure that your listings are always up to date. This saves the trouble of resubmitting when you make changes to your site.
Mamma.com has a velocity submit that cost $59.99 plus $19.95 per year, that guarantees review within 2 business days. There is also a standard submit for $29.99 plus $19.99 per year, with review within eight weeks. Adult sites cost double. Their page says that they reach over 7,000,000 unique visitors and return results for over 30,000,000 searches per month.
Altavista is one of the largest search engines with a huge following. Altavista has both a paid and free submit. With the paid submit, $39 for your first URL, $24 for URLs 2-10, and lesser amounts for more pages, buys you a six month subscription. Altavista's spider will visit your sites weekly, insuring that the index is kept up to date. The free entry method allows submission of only five URLs at a time, takes from 4-6 weeks, and is not guaranteed to place your site in the index.
Open Directory Project The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global army of volunteer editors. The price is right...free. AOL Search, Netscape Search, Lycos, Hotbot and many other sites get their results from the ODP.
Google.com offers it's users access to over 1.3 billion URLs. Submission is free (although they also have a way to purchase advertising), simple (add your home page URL and comments) and within 4-6 weeks, you can expect to start seeing visitors from Google. Well worth the effort!
There are hundreds of other search engines. One place to find many of them is SearchEngineColossus.com. Engines are listed by country as well as by subject.
FREE Web Traffic
If you are on a limited budget, there are ways to get traffic flowing to your site by expending time, rather than money. Many sites are available that wiil send a visitor to your site in return for you visiting other sites. So you spend a little time surfing and you get traffic in return. You also can get visits by referring others to use these sites.
The best part is you can usually have a few different sites going at the same time. You need to spend from 15-30 seconds at each site, in order to receive credit. So by rotating windows, you can get 5-10 credits per minute. I usually get slowed down, because every so often a site will appear that you just have to take a close look at. Here are a few of my favorites.
Hitharvester Get 1-1 credit, and they use a 25 second timer. You can also buy clicks from them pretty reasonably (from $13.95 for 1,000 to $174.95 for 25,000).
Topsurfer One for two credits plus other ways to win, like play bingo while surfing and win credits. I use this one all the time.
Traffic Generation! Get *free* traffic to your Website Guaranteed! Check it out - It's free! Trafficg uses a 30 second timer and also gives one-for-one credits.
AskMiky AskMiky gives one-to-one clicks, you can also buy clicks at 1000 for $10 up to 5000 for $45.
Webmasterquest This site gives you 1 for 1 clicks and pays you 10% on referrals.