Odds n’ Ends: Google Shopping Affiliate Program, KW Research & Funny SEO Outreach Tactic

Odds n’ Ends: Google Shopping Affiliate Program, KW Research & Funny SEO Outreach Tactic

It’s Friday. I had some spare time so penned some odds n’ ends.

Just lately I discussed I’m now within the Google Shopping associates program through CJ.com.

It seems to be promising. I’ll proceed slowly since affiliate stuff is a reasonably small a part of my income combine.


Nevertheless, I’m certain lots of you have an interest on this. It’s Google in any case and Google is aware of methods to become profitable (that’s to not say they haven’t had failures up to now such because the lengthy misplaced Google Affiliate Community and naturally Google+).

Right this moment I obtained an electronic mail from Google Shopping which gave a stern warning to all associates to not use any photographs or media that isn’t in CJ.com. This implies you possibly can’t merely yank a product picture from Google Shopping and put it in your web site.

The warning mainly stated if in breach, you can be kicked out. And everyone knows Google is tremendous forgiving about breaches, proper?

Mistaken! Google isn’t forgiving. Google is draconian; severing accounts en masse. Assume you possibly can enchantment? Most likely not.

The larger subject right here is that if you happen to leap into Google Shopping, know the principles and observe them. It isn’t your mother and pop service provider the place “something goes.”

Think about this your pleasant reminder and warning – enjoyable stuff to ponder over the weekend.

Just lately, I acquired the writing bug. Perhaps it’s a backlash to just lately leaping into YouTube vids and beginning a podcast.


Whereas I nonetheless discover making vids a bit tedious, I need to say podcasting is pleasant. It’s fairly simple. I’ve no delusions of grandeur right here. My stuff isn’t all that formal or polished. I’ve no minimal length (or most). I’ve no set schedule. I podcast when impressed and have one thing related to say. Similar with the vids. That’s my model. If I impose all types of guidelines on myself, it loses its luster.

Again to getting bitten by the writing bug.

Two days in the past I began writing for a pair area of interest websites. It was enjoyable. It’s dang great things too. I do know it’s gonna do nicely.

How do I do know it’s going to do nicely?

Two causes:

First, have you ever ever written one thing that comes collectively completely? It doesn’t all the time occur however when it does you already know it. Most occasions when I’ve that feeling, I hit a high 3 place in Google in the end. Once I have a look at my high site visitors articles I wrote, I bear in mind writing the stuff and realizing it was good.

Second, I do know one thing will do nicely as a result of I focused an easy-to-rank key phrase. My long tail keyword research course units out many alternative methods to seek out superior lengthy tail, low competitors key phrases that your competitors received’t discover (as a result of I method it otherwise than most individuals and definitely otherwise than your run-of-the-mill companies).

Nevertheless, generally I simply need to discover one thing shortly and simply so I do a fast n’ soiled analysis session to seek out one thing enjoyable to write down about.

It’s so darn easy.

It really works greatest with Ahrefs, however can work with any KW analysis software program with a key phrase problem scoring metric.

What I do is insert any seed key phrase remotely associated to the area of interest.


Filter for 0 key phrase problem. It will record out all KWs with a really easy-to-rank key phrase.

Sift via the outcomes till I discover one thing.

Time required: a pair minutes – I nearly all the time discover one thing inside a pair minutes. I did it right this moment and found 10 nice article subjects with KD of 0 – all with okay search quantity.

1 to 4 hours later I had a literary masterpiece written and revealed.

Our High Choose

Powerful Backlinks That Rank

#1 Visitor-post Hyperlink-Constructing Service That Ranks.

  • You See & Approve The Domains.
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6 months later, if all goes to plan, the article turns into a mini-recurring money machine.

My work being finished, I head to the health club adopted by two rounds within the sauna.

Give it a shot for enjoyable. It really works.

Many SEOs crack me up. They all the time have. I respect the lengths they may go to for rankings. I particularly respect their ingenuity at getting rankings, taking shortcuts and naturally, touchdown hyperlinks.

Right this moment I obtained yet one more outreach pitch. This time for fatstacksblog.com.

The pitch was respectable. Really it had a pleasant skilled polish to it.

I checked the signature at backside after which seen the profile photograph. One thing appeared odd about it. Too polished. The purported girl was clearly a mannequin posing on knowledgeable photograph shoot set.

I’ve seen this in passing earlier than from different outreach electronic mail pitches, however it’s Friday so I needed to have some enjoyable.

I put the photograph in a picture reverse search.

Simply as I anticipated, it was a mannequin photograph from Pexels.com.

I needed to chortle.

It additionally occurred to me that this method is both genius or insanity.

It’s genius in that outreach information should recommend that profile pictures of fashions get a better response fee.

Nevertheless, many people publishers who obtain pitches on a regular basis learn about picture reverse searches so certainly I’m not the one recipient who couldn’t resist doing a reverse picture search.

After all I needed to have extra enjoyable.

I replied to the pitch with:

Hello Emily,

is that this you? [right here I inserted url to the Pexels photograph).

In response to your pitch, the inventory profile photograph makes for an attention-grabbing article on totally different approaches to outreach. Thanks for the concept.


And no, I’ve not but heard again from Emily, whoever she (or he) is.


How ’bout that? That’s proper, no affiliate hyperlinks. The enjoyable I had writing that is all of the compensation I would like.

Jon runs the place round right here.  He pontificates about launching and rising on-line publishing companies, aka blogs that make a couple of dollars.  His satisfaction and pleasure is the e-mail publication he publishes that’s “the most effective running a blog electronic mail publication round.”

Hyperbole?  Perhaps, however go test it out to see what some readers say.

In all seriousness, Jon is the founder and proprietor of a digital media firm that publishes quite a lot of internet properties visited and beloved by tens of millions of readers month-to-month. Fatstacks is the place he shares a glimpse into his digital publishing enterprise.