How Do You Explain Your Work to Family Members

seo workWith part of my consulting business being social media management, it is tough to explain to family what it is exactly that I do because they just don’t get it.  CSI Marketing Solutions primarily does social media management, web design, affiliate program management and SEO consulting.  Having this type of job can become stressful on your family and relationships that you have, so it is important to manage them properly. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Monday – Affiliate Promotions

csi marketingDuring this week’s edition of Affiliate Marketing Monday, we will discuss Affiliate Promotions.  There are different types of promotions for all situations and events.  To begin with, these promotions will help keep your affiliates active and tuned into your program and all of your updates.  Here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Monday – Managing Your Affiliates

thank you notesIn this week’s edition of Affiliate Marketing Monday, we are going to discuss managing your affiliates.  There are two main types of affiliate management that we will get into as well as how to manage them.  Let’s just jump right into it. Continue reading

Missing Out on Affiliate Summit West 2010

affiliate summit west 2010I am sad to say that I am not at Affiliate Summit West 2010 right now.  After the job loss back in November, I was not in a great position to attend the summit.  Thanks to everybody who is keeping us all updated with their tweets and daily posts.  Last August was my first affiliate summit in New York City and it was the greatest event I had attended.  I was still learning a lot of affiliate marketing because it was all pretty much new to me.  Direct marketing, SEO, and SEM were my specialties at that time and I wasn’t very familiar with social media.  ASE09 was the conference that brought me deeper into the social media world. Continue reading

Google Affiliate Network De-Activates non AdSense Users

Google Affiliate Network De-Activates non AdSense UsersGoogle Affiliate Network has recently deactivated publishers who have not synced an Adsense account to their affiliate account.  For merchants that manage programs through Google Affiliate Network, don’t be freaked out seeing a smaller number of affiliates if you log in today.  There are a few things that you can do in order to figure out who has been deactivated.
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5 Tips for Managing Merchant Affiliate Programs During the Holiday Season

affiliate marketingHoliday Banners

During this time of year, your creatives will stand out more with a little holiday re-design.  Keeping your overall brand image is obviously important, so throwing a little snow over your logo, or having a pumpkin harvest in your design will not hurt.  It will add an unique look to your brand and create more clicks.  Be creative with your banners, that’s why they are called “creatives”!  By updating these banners you will be eliminating the banner burnout that can occur as well.  You can add this holiday theme with a static or animated graphic, depending on where your ad is going to be displayed.  Sure, having snow falling down onto your logo may sound great, but make sure it fits the page the affiliate has it on. Continue reading