Bloggers and affiliate marketers are very similar. Both need traffic and leads to survive. How you get these leads is the life line for your blog, brand and business.
Affiliate marketers use landing pages to convert cold traffic into leads for other companies.
Bloggers use landing pages to increase their mailing list size and to bring awareness to any products, services or affiliate offers they might want to promote.
In short, landing pages are an extremely important asset to all online marketers — affiliates and bloggers alike. No matter which of the two you consider yourself, when it comes to landing page creation and tracking leads, nothing else matters.
One of the biggest problems for bloggers and online marketers is the need to find a high quality and reliable landing page designer and also installing a tracking platform they can understand. In most cases, this is usually a big headache and never ends up the way you’d like it to.
This isn’t just a wish list for bloggers and online marketers, it’s also the core structure that makes up AdsBridge and the powerful platform they’ve created for their users. AdsBridge makes it extremely easy for anyone to create landing pages, track conversions and improve campaign performance while also having the ability to split test at a moment’s notice.
How to Grow Your Revenue with AdsBridge
Right off the bat, with a solution like AdsBridge, you no longer have to deal with the frustrations of going back and forth with your designer to create a landing page that looks and feels the way you want. You will also have full access to their amazing tracking platform that is all hosted within their site, which means you don’t need to mess around with downloading software and installing a separate tracking platform to your server — both of which (landing page editor and tracking system) are extremely easy to learn and use.
In this review we are going to take a look at the major components that make up AdsBridge, which would be their landing page creator and the backend tracking platform that offers pretty much anything you could possible need as an affiliate marketer or blogger.
How to Create Landing Pages in AdsBridge
Affiliate marketers and bloggers are what they are… they weren’t meant to be graphic designers too. This is where AdsBridge’s landing page editor really comes into play.
The concept is simple… first you would choose the niche or theme you want your landing page designed around. Then you can go into the AdsBridge editor and start building your landing page in their WYSIWYG editor. No coding, no downloads and no uploading through FTP — it’s all hosted within AdsBridge.
There are many different landing page categories for you to choose from. Templates range from long form sales pages, email submits and even ones that have forms on the actual landing page itself. You can also sort landing pages based off their categories, which are mainly focused on Dating, Health, Downloads, Sweepstakes, Travel.
New landing pages are being added often and they are all also very high quality and easy to customize to match any look and feel you are going for.
After looking through each of the landing pages within AdsBridge, you can select the one you want to customize and it will send you right into their live landing page editor. This tool in itself is well worth the cost of a monthly subscription, as it will eliminate the need for you to pay outside landing page designers and lead gen services.
Tracking Ad Campaigns and Performance within AdsBridge
Creating a landing page is one thing, but being able to track it’s performance is another. Years ago affiliate marketers would need to create their landing pages in one software, upload it to their server and then integrate it with another tracking solution. Now all of this can be done right within AdsBridge.
Within AdsBridge you can track ad campaigns based on their geographic location, traffic source, traffic type and much more. Once you start receiving data on your landing pages and see a few conversions, you can then track, manage and analyze your data to see which traffic sources and landing pages are working best.
The screenshot above gives you a good idea of the type of tracking and charts that are available within AdsBridge. I’ve also highlighting some of their most beneficial features below.
- Flexible targeting options – Gone are the days of just advertising to a general audience and hoping for the best. Now ad campaigns need to be direct and set specifically for their audience and how they are accessing your site. To make the most of your ad campaigns you need to take advantage of multiple targeting options such as language, country, browser, OS, device, mobile operator, time and day.
- Optimize Your Campaigns – Optimization of your landing page is key to not only creating the best experience for users who are accessing your site, but also to increase conversions by having fast loading times and performance at all times. AdsBridge’s built in optimization tracking will alert you on how to maximize the performance of your landing pages and ad campaigns.
- Alert Notifications – When it comes to running active ad campaigns and spending your valuable advertising dollars, nothing is worse than having unexpected downtime issues on your end or through the advertiser. To minimize these issues, AdsBridge also has a built in alert system to notify you if any tracking or landing pages appear to be down.
- Conversion Tracking – Conversion tracking is a breeze with AdsBridge, as all you need to do is create a new campaign and place a tracking pixel on your confirmation page. Once setup, you will start to see stats and full reporting in your dashboard area.
- Powerful Reporting – Running profitable ad campaigns is more than just seeing how many people are visiting your site and converting, it’s also about analyzing your stats and learning how to better monetize your campaigns as well. Along with a beautiful interface and charts for tracking your campaign performance, AdsBridge offers full downloads and analyzing capability for all campaign stats.
AdsBridge is the Perfect Solutions for Affiliates and Bloggers
If you’ve ever created your own landing pages and had to setup a tracking system to go along with it, you can already tell how powerful and effective a solution like AdsBridge would be.
In addition to the topics I’ve discussed above, the video below will give you an insider’s look at their platform as well.
Access to AdsBridge is on a monthly basis and in comparison to other landing page software and tracking solutions, I would have to say they are very competitively priced.
While bloggers and online marketers both have two different business models and advertising budgets, it’s important to note that AdsBridge offers two different membership plans; Free and Professional ($79/m). I highly recommend you get started with your own free account and then update to premium when necessary.
1 of My Secrets to Being Kinda Prolific
I have written hundreds of guest posts for this blog.
I have written about 1000 on Blogging From Paradise between posts and travel pages.
A few moments ago I checked my DA for a sponsored post opportunity. The business owner wanted to know blog domain authority before deciding to place a sponsored post on the blog.
Blogging From Paradise has a DA of 48 and 22,457 external links in.
Not super shabby.
I am kinda prolific.
If you want to publish helpful content frequently, just run with my most basic of tips.
Do not wait around for folks to read your content, comment on your content and share your content before writing your next blog post or guest post.
Do not wait to create.
Do Not Wait to Create
The old me – and most bloggers – became highly attached to any single piece of content I created because I feared the content would not register enough shares, comments, page views and sales. Fear drove me to share this piece of content in many places to boost my stats. All well and good but because fear drove me, I resisted my prolific nature, allowing worry and lack to goad me to do stuff that led to me being the farthest thing from prolific.
Eventually, I observed how bloggers who seemed to be in 10,000,000 places at once simply prolifically created a high volume of helpful blog posts, guest posts and videos. Success found these folks because they did not wait around for readers to check out their blog posts. Said bloggers moved on to writing and publishing their next blog post.
Acting abundantly – not allowing their fears to eat into their prolific nature – promoted these blogger’s success as they created generously, publishing a high volume of content across multiple platforms.
I finally learned of this secret and used it effectively when I chose NOT to wait to create.
Now I publish 3 posts daily on Blogging From Paradise. I also publish the odd guest post from time to time. My success accelerated and my online presence expanded when I decided not to get attached much at all to any one blog post, because the next blog post called me.
No sense waiting around for folks to read my stuff because they simply will read at their own leisure. My job is to keep creating helpful content to help readers build successful blogs. As I move in this direction, everything keeps expanding for me.
All because I chose not to wait to create.
Being Prolific Impacts Folks
Peep this tweet from my friend Corey Hinde of The Good Oil Marketing:
awesome!! Congrats Ryan – one of the hardest working bloggers on the planet you are!!
— CoreyHinde-GoodOil (@thecorsta) July 16, 2018
I am humbled by such kind words from an established, super successful internet marketer. This is pretty much what happens when you are prolific; you impact folks in a positive way, and you also expand your reach and help more folks, all because you refuse to hold back.
Tips to Be Prolific
- Blog mainly for the fun of blogging
- Nudge yourself out of your comfort zone daily
- Surround yourself with prolific bloggers to feast on their creative energy
- Do not wait to create
- Beware getting attached to any one piece of content; promote posts freely across a wide range of channels but look toward the next blog post, guest post or video to create, in order to become incredibly prolific.
Guys; this journey gets a little uncomfortable at times but if you love fun and freedom more than you fear doing some uncomfortable things you will become a highly prolific blogger.
How to Get Your Blogging Mojo Going if You Feel Hopelessly Stuck
I lose blogging momentum sometimes.
You may be in the same boat, being human and all.
But if you regularly find yourself saying “I need to get serious about building my blog” over the course of years it is time to own this fact: you need to get your blogging mojo going before you become permanently stuck in a blogging rut.
I was rut-stuck here and there for many years, on and off. Maybe I didn’t quit blogging totally but I’d start blogging, then stop, and continue this process for weeks on end. Not good.
You can find your blogging mojo and get unstuck by following these blogging tips.
1: Pick a Dream that Makes You Feel Alive
I am led by my dreams, not pushed by problems, because I picked a big old dream a while back. I wanted to circle the globe. Bingo!
Since I wanted to travel the world more than I feared doing uncomfortable, blogging-building things, I built a rocking blog and kept on moving, keeping my blogging mojo going.
What is your dream? Figure it out. Hold it tight.
If you need inspiration watch my video from New Zealand. I filmed this one at Mount Cook a few months ago.
2: Feel Fears Fueling Your Struggles
Some folks believe they lack motivation to blog. Others feel they are lazy. But at the end of the day, if you are not acting, you are afraid of something or someone.
Laziness is fear manifest. So find your fears, by shutting a door and sitting in a quiet room, and if you feel the deep fears you purge the energies and proceed from an inspired, loving, persistent, energized space.
I kept putting off writing an eBook for many years. Turns out I was not lazy; I just feared nobody would buy the eBook because I saw myself as a loser who knew little. I also feared people would criticize me. But I went forward and wrote my first eBook to get out of my fear-rut and to keep on moving.
Some of my eBooks do not sell as much as others and people sometimes post negative reviews of my eBooks but since I do not fear these outcomes, neither have any power over me. I just keep expanding my success, helping folks and befriending blogging pros because I move forward, unburdened by many blogging fears I faced, embraced and released.
3: Study Persistently Energized Bloggers
I am no Tony Robbins but blog persistently from an energized space.
Each day I:
- do 1 hour of deep yin yoga
- exercise for 1 hour
- usually take an icy cold shower
- focus on having fun with my blog versus attaching to money or traffic outcomes
I have written thousands of guest posts, over 10,000 blog posts (old and new blogs combined) and I have also written over 100 eBooks. Toss in the thousands of videos I created over many YouTube channels (since closed) and you see I am a pretty prolific dude. An energized, prolific dude at that.
You’d be wise to see how I go about my energy ritual daily to take a few pointers. Consider deep yin yoga to open up your body, to open your mind and to form the habit of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Maybe meditating daily opens your awareness. Exercise is definitely a must, every single day.
Circulating your energy freely moves you from being fear-based, lazy and sluggish to being love-based, energized and prolific. I was once pretty dang lazy before I dove deep into energy work.
Wrapping it Up
Keep at it guys. I know this blogging journey feels scary sometimes but if you grab the right blogging resources and follow the above tips you will avoid common blogging ruts that appear to cripple most bloggers.
1 Clever Way to Find Blogs for Reading and Commenting
Have you missed me?
I dove full bore into promoting my eBook through blog commenting a number of months back. Toss in a prolific blogging campaign over at Blogging From Paradise and some serious video creation and you see I am a busy bee.
A few days ago I uncovered an incredibly neat and pretty clever way to drive traffic to your blog through blog commenting, via a neat method of finding new blogs for your collection.
Do you feel stagnant, blog-reading-wise?
I did. For a minute.
Turns out I dug deep into my blogging comfort zone for too many years, reading and commenting on the same blogs week after week, month after month.
If you know anything about successful blogging you likely know that all blogging growth occurs well outside of your comfort zone. So I had to venture out of the familiar by finding new blogs in both the blogging and travel blogging niches because my readers gravitate to both.
Enter a cool method for identifying new blogs for reading and commenting.
Google Image Search
The other day a neat little idea knocked on my mind’s door; why not use a Google image search to find blogs in my niches?
5 minutes later I literally had an unlimited number of blogs for enjoying, commenting and for connecting with fellow bloggers.
The method is simple. Google a competitive keyword in your niche. Example; I Googled “blogging” to start my search.
I then clicked on the “image” link by the top of the page. A series of images popped up related to that keyword.
Some images link to business sites but for the “blogging” keyword, most images linked to well-read, reputable blogs. Perfect.
Blog by blog, I slowly worked through each image, clinking on the blog post URL related to each picture. After reading each post I published a personalized comment and retweeted every blog post, adding the #blogging hashtag for increased targeting on Twitter.
Why this Strategy Is So Powerful
I – like you – have run into stagnant blogging circles on social media and through forums. Even if new bloggers join sites like Facebook and G Plus daily you cannot access and unlimited number of new blogs on a daily basis through either channel once you become an established blogger.
This is not the case with a Google Image search because the sheer volume of new blogs – for competitive keywords – yielded through such a search boggles the mind. Even better? Ranking high for an image search usually indicates a high quality blog for reading, for commenting and for building friendships with top shelf bloggers.
Some of these blogs linked to images are low quality offerings. Resist the urge to grab and scarf down rotten blogging low hanging fruit. Stick to quality blogs.
Some images point to business sites. I found this to be especially true when Googling major cities and islands around the world to find new travel bloggers. A high volume of images found during a search linked to tour operator sites. Sifting through tour sites or local chamber of commerce sites to find legit travel blogs requires a significant amount of time and energy.
Spending the time and energy to find new blogs is worth the effort but if you find some keyword image searches seem dominated by business sites – not blogs – feel free to try another keyword that may be linked to predominantly blogs for an image search on Google.
I only dove into this traffic driving strategy a few weeks ago but I noted new bloggers finding me daily through this approach.
If you are stagnating in familiar blogging circles commit 100% to this Google image search method. Reach out to new bloggers, build brand awareness and drive traffic through an easy to follow tactic.
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