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    Default If you could give one piece of advice what would it be?

    Hey all.

    I'm very new to the Whole Affiliation world and how it really works. I was sitting in my very uncomfortable Computer chair, and was thinking about the most important thing iv learned in the past month.

    For me the most important thing so far has been all about getting a good result out of you SEO.

    So I would like to hear from as many of you as possible.

    What has been your most important learning curve in the online marketing of casinos/ poker rooms?

    I'm sure we can all learn a little from each others comment!

    look forward to reading your tips!

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    Blair,
    I'd say that the most important factors for great SEO placement is progressively increase in quality content, followed by more content, and then more content.
    After that, it's important to get some inbound links with some great keyword phrases.

    Then .. more quality content.
    lol

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    Totally agree with WagerX. Get some good content and then good links to the content.

    You have to build it, promote it, and hope they come!

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    Test and study.

    Links, content, campaigns, placement, exchanges, outside advertising......everything.....

    If you are determined to promote casino A top center on your home page, but you don't think the ad is getting the click-thrus it should, try a different one, try a different color, then studty the results.

    If you have a particular piece of content that is on a page but the results are not what you think they should be, try it on a different page, or try re-writing it slightly and study the results.

    If ads for casino B don't seem to be pulling well on the home page above the fold, move them below, or try casino C instead....then study the results.

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    One piece of advice that I would offer (its how I would work) would be to think about the site you want to create and sketch it out on paper so you get the right components in your site before hitting Photoshop. Once you got a wireframe of your new site that you are happy with, then this is the point where you get the crayons out.

    There is nothing worse in my opinion, than creating a site then once you have everything in place having to redesign something as it wasnt thought about in the first place. I should know!!!

    So the advice, think about it, then add the content!

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    Yeah that makes loads of sense cos iv done the same many times with other sites.. and redesigning or changing our layout means that you then have to rebuild your site in PS or FW. and thats when the problem starts...

    But some wise words there. Thanks

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    I have done a few pointers that I have picked up along the way by making mistakes and learning from them.

    No 1 is most definately content, content, content - the more the better - but decent stuff and unique. No copying from anyone else.
    No 2 and some may disagree but write from the heart and for the people reading your stuff. Don't write for the search engines. I used to spend hours trying to optimise and re- optimise only to discover that the pages I wrote in the early days in sheer ignorance and with no knowledge of SEO are the ones that appear higher in the search engines.
    No 3 Don't sign up for every program out there - rather stick with a few reliable ones that you know pay on time, respond to emails etc.
    No 4 Read the GPWA and other forums. You can pick up lots of tips from the more advanced webmasters.
    No 5 Try and make a point of creating at least 1 to 2 new pages of content per day - more if possible
    No 6 Be positive - Always!
    No 7 Don't go in for banner farms and bulk link exchanges. Its better to get a few quality links from decent sites such as those that are GPWA approved as you can then be assured that they have already been checked out by the GPWA!
    No 8 Don't get despondent when winners wipe out your commission. Inevitably they come back and deposit again. I generally find that when I have a really bad day - the following day is a really good day - weird but true!
    No 9 Don't expect to make money overnight. Its a slow process but if you are determined to succeed. You will.
    No 10 Make a point of taking a break from your computer and get some fresh air and spend time with the family. Its too easy to become totally wrapped up in the cyber world and become oblivious to everything else around you. Remember that there is still a life away from the computer!!

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    Thanks that was extremely help full my mate Lyall has told me about the same stuff you have mentioned... but think yours made a bit more sense. i agree content is key thats why iv tried a sort of personal writing style.

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    All very good points indeed! In this biz lessons hit hard and deep. So maybe focusing on something not mentioned.

    1. Know how to protect your property.
    2. This is an unregulated business plan on being deceived.
    3. Do your own homework before promoting any program. There are two forums I rely heavily for reputable programs the GPWA are not one of them. The programs here are sponsors. Plus I do my own background checks.

    My friend this biz is full of tricks best be learning some of them.

    Good luck!

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    In addition to all the great tips mentioned above...

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
    In other words, while having a focus or niche is great and definitely recommended, make sure that your site does not rely entirely on one brand or program.
    If a program/brand goes bust or goes rogue (AP/UB come to mind) and they are your main source of revenue... you don't want to be caught without a back-up plan.
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    1) buy SEO for dummies (cheapest and very good book to start with)

    2) dont give up... it takes time!!!
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    One word, and Itay mentioned it "TIME". I can't tell you how many people come into online businesses expecting a get rich quick scheme. It isn't, it's a business and to be successful, needs to be treated that way. Many people come here expecting to put a site up online in an hour and expect it to be full of visitors. There is a lot of competition in this business (over 54 million results for the keyword "casinos" on google alone).

    1) Spend a lot of TIME reading the information here or at other similar forums. If you have a question, learn to use the search first as it's probably already been asked at least 3 times and is quicker as it's already probably been replyed to.

    2) Spend the TIME on your website, everybody will mention: content, seo, links, etc... You need to do them all. You can write all the content you want, but if you have no links, google, yahoo, msn, and ask won't know your there, they find you by spidering to you from other links. Having a lot of links won't do you any good if you get placed at result 10 million of 12 million, you have to be in the top 11 of any search result to see more than 1 visitor for that keyword.

    3) Spend the TIME surfing to other people websites and look at what they do and how they do it, and study every website you go to not just gambling websites, Don't steal materials, Don't copy content, Don't design your site exactly like some elses, but go to many websites and learn from them. Even the simple things like website navigation, there are many ways to do it, some are easy to use, some are not. Learn the things you like, and incorporate similar things into your website.

    4) If you are an online gambling affiliate, Spend the TIME downloading the software and playing the games. You can't write about what you don't know about.

    Some people don't feel this is important, but I do. Have a passion for what you do, then the work won't seem like work. Some days if my wife didn't yank me out of the house I could spend all day working on my sites as it's the only job I love to do. If you don't enjoy the gambling field, find something you enjoy and learn how to monitize it online. If you do what you enjoy, you already have a competitive edge on a lot of people who don't.

    Avoid distractions. Create a work environment that is positive for yourself. Everyone works differently, I do some of my best work on the couch with (now giving out my age) VH1-Classic playing in the background as I listen to the music and don't pay attention to the videos.

    Tuleja

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuleja View Post
    4) If you are an online gambling affiliate, Spend the TIME downloading the software and playing the games. You can't write about what you don't know about.

    Some people don't feel this is important, but I do.

    Tuleja
    I cant agree with you more! iv been playing on a few of the sites I offer and wow I tried to write content on the poker rooms before I started playing on their software and nothing really came of it. But now iv seen somethings i like and some i don't... So downloading and trying the software is quiet important i think!

    Great post. thanks

    regards.

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    my favorite advice is...
    EVERYTHING ENDS.. so dont get ur hopes up... it might not last.. but if it does last.. you didnt expect it to last in the first place.. so u'll enjoy it more..
    hope it made sense

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