Web Monetization News, Advice, Tools
Like most topics the Web is bursting with advice on how to monetize the online medium, some of it of dubious quality. Listed below are some of the best resources we've come across. Please contact us if you know of any further resources that should be listed here.
Latest Online Business News
Affiliate (Tip) An Affiliate Marketing Blog by Shawn Collins.
John Chow dot Com John Chow demonstrates the income power of blogging and shares the techniques he used to taking his blog from zero to over $40,000 per month in two years.
Affbuzz.com Affiliate Marketing News Aggregator.
SEOmoz Blog Featuring Search Engine Marketing Tactics.
Online Business Tools
Google is the world's most popular search engine, however it also offers a range of invaluable free tools for online business, eg:
- Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.
- Webmaster Tools provides data about crawling, indexing and search traffic, and sends notifications about problems on your site.
- Keyword Tool suggests long tail keywords along with current search data.
- Adsense monetize your pages with paid ads.
- Adwords drive traffic with targeted PPC ads.
- Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results based on your choice of query or topic, providing valuable inspiration for blog content.
- Trends shows current hot search terms and gives data on search volume over time for given keywords.
- Website Optimizer a Website testing and optimization tool.
- Insights for Search Compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties.
Free SEO Tools Large range of free link, keyword, rank etc. tools from MeasurableSEO.com.
Yahoo! Site Explorer allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search. View the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find pages that link to that site or any page.
MarketingExperiments At MarketingExperiments.Com, researchers test marketing programs to see if they really work. The site features unbiased data on: pay search engines, free-for-all link programs, ezines, web awards, free classifieds, affiliate programs, banner ads, or web cards, email promo.
Quantcast Free Website demographic info. Use it for your sites, or to check the competition.
Free Online Business Tutorials
Affiliate Masters Course Free download of this classic introduction by Ken Evoy of SiteSell.com. Ken's Make Your Content Pre-Sell is also available for free.
Affiliate Summit Webinars has free recordings of educational webinars on all apsects of affiliate marketing.
Success with Google Adwords Free 5-day e-mail course from Perry Marshall.