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    Hi Guys,

    I have decided to create an affliate site for poker and casinos.

    Where would you recommend that I start?

    I have registered a number of domain names - acesonlinepoker.com (.co.uk) and acesonlinecasinos.com (.co.uk)

    I also registered a lighthearted one called theguiltygambler.com (.co.uk).

    I have got myself a copy of dreamweaver (although I have not clue how to use it!).

    I suspect that the next step would be to create the websites and start to review the casinos, poker sites, etc.

    My question is this - how do I go about becoming an affiliate and when should I start that process?

    Is it a case of the more affiliations and site reviews the better? There are a hell of a lot of affiliates out there.

    Also, is it worth setting uom up some kind of poker rake back site? Would
    revenue be vastly better ther than just an standard affiliate site?

    Is there any other advice I need to know? I guess i will have to sort out some site hosting fairly soon. Any recommendations?

    I know that I have a hell of a lot to learn and any advice would be extremely well apprieciated!

    Thanks a lot guys!

    All the best!

    Stuart Ray

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    I think you should start with researching for the best casino webmaster affiliate programs first. Though some reviews aren't reliable, you can still use forums like this to inquire about the reputation of a particular casino affiliate program. Whether they give excellent pay-out scheme or offer more revenues.

    Good luck!

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    Stuart, I set up my web-site with SBI, I love all the modules included in the program.

    I affiliated at the bottom of my site (Powered by SiteSell) I didn't get affiliations until I had

    done the first 35 pages because when you apply for affiliations they want to see your site.

    Start building your content. Good content (SEO based) and simple layout navigation. The

    program I love using the most is Arachnophilia, free download off the net. Great Text Editor,

    and will do anything you need. Then I just upload to SBI, it has a feature for that.

    I love the name guiltygambler (thats very unique) but I don't know if it would fly, might bring

    in negative feelings.

    This market is incredibly saturated so I wish you all the very best in your success.

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    I created a thread a few weeks back giving new affiliates in the industry hints and tips when setting up a site, a large number of affiliates added some great comments that could help you out.

    Small problem is that I can find the thread, can anyone help??

    Thanks

    Shaun

    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_ray@hotmail.c View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I have decided to create an affliate site for poker and casinos.

    Where would you recommend that I start?

    I have registered a number of domain names - acesonlinepoker.com (.co.uk) and acesonlinecasinos.com (.co.uk)

    I also registered a lighthearted one called theguiltygambler.com (.co.uk).

    I have got myself a copy of dreamweaver (although I have not clue how to use it!).

    I suspect that the next step would be to create the websites and start to review the casinos, poker sites, etc.

    My question is this - how do I go about becoming an affiliate and when should I start that process?

    Is it a case of the more affiliations and site reviews the better? There are a hell of a lot of affiliates out there.

    Also, is it worth setting uom up some kind of poker rake back site? Would
    revenue be vastly better ther than just an standard affiliate site?

    Is there any other advice I need to know? I guess i will have to sort out some site hosting fairly soon. Any recommendations?

    I know that I have a hell of a lot to learn and any advice would be extremely well apprieciated!

    Thanks a lot guys!

    All the best!

    Stuart Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagerprofits View Post
    I created a thread a few weeks back giving new affiliates in the industry hints and tips when setting up a site, a large number of affiliates added some great comments that could help you out.

    Small problem is that I can find the thread, can anyone help??

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    Shaun
    Thats cause you post to much... LOL joking!!

    In one of your posts click on your name. AN when you get to your profile click the part where it shows you all your posts.

    Then you should find it.


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    Here you go Shaun,

    Your famous TIPS post.

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/tips-new-...es-179984.html

    Yeah check it out for sure it will help you for sure!!

    Steve


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    Wow how did you find it so quick I was looking for about 5 mins and thought IO woudl try again later....

    Shaun


    Quote Originally Posted by GFPC View Post
    Here you go Shaun,

    Your famous TIPS post.

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/tips-new-...es-179984.html

    Yeah check it out for sure it will help you for sure!!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagerprofits View Post
    Wow how did you find it so quick I was looking for about 5 mins and thought IO woudl try again later....

    Shaun
    Just click on your public profile and look at your posted threads.. takes a few seconds to find it.. based on title.

    Steve


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    Okay so you have jut proved that I have no knowledge of navigating around the GPWA website.....


    Shaun


    Quote Originally Posted by GFPC View Post
    Just click on your public profile and look at your posted threads.. takes a few seconds to find it.. based on title.

    Steve

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    I would think the best course of action for you, before you even start looking into what affiliate programs to use would be to learn up a bit on Dreamweaver, providing you are set on using it. Perhaps buy a pre-made template to get you started and learn how to add content, upload pages, etc.

    Once you're comfortable enough with that, you can then look at writing good content and affiliate programs, etc.

    It may also be worth you checking up on the domains you think you've registered - some are still available and one is owned by someone other than you already. I'm not sure why this would be if you think you've registered them. Worth double checking to see if something went wrong on registration.

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    I agree, sometimes a cheap template is the way to go until you get more comfortasble in the development environment...such as Dreamweaver...

    I recommend you do NOT get a xhtml template for your first go around....

    Most template sites will list them as standard html templates....css is good also....but the xhtml are a little tougher for a complete newb to grasp (nothing against ya dude, just trying to give you an honest direction)

    And as far as the domains, I never thought to look at those before....sad thing is that if you posted them publicly someone has likely grabbed them if you did not truly already own them....(which is a little underhanded if that is what happened to you....and if it is I am sorry that happened)

    Some of the larger template sites sell the templates for 50-75 dollars us and a few of the mid-range are in the 30's and 40's, let me know if you need a few links....there are also a few places that have them with gambling artwork for free if you keep their link on your home page....which is an ok thing as well....

    You will likely get a number of hosting recommendations and I'd be happy to rent you a hosting package if you need....

    As far as learning dreamweaver there are a number of tutorials out there that can get you pointed in the right direction as well....I also recommend you take a crash course in basic html and then start playing around....make changes in dreamweaver, then go into code view to see how the code changes and it will help you learn as well...then come here for the tougher questions.....

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    Wow! Thanks for all the responses guys! Lots of info there that i'm gonna check up on. Think i'm going to hone my dreamweaver skills a bit first and then create a site, add some content and then search for a good affiliate!

    Thanks for all the feedback, I sure I'll be back for more though!!

    Cheers,

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    I agree, sometimes a cheap template is the way to go until you get more comfortasble in the development environment...such as Dreamweaver...

    I recommend you do NOT get a xhtml template for your first go around....

    Most template sites will list them as standard html templates....css is good also....but the xhtml are a little tougher for a complete newb to grasp (nothing against ya dude, just trying to give you an honest direction)

    And as far as the domains, I never thought to look at those before....sad thing is that if you posted them publicly someone has likely grabbed them if you did not truly already own them....(which is a little underhanded if that is what happened to you....and if it is I am sorry that happened)

    Some of the larger template sites sell the templates for 50-75 dollars us and a few of the mid-range are in the 30's and 40's, let me know if you need a few links....there are also a few places that have them with gambling artwork for free if you keep their link on your home page....which is an ok thing as well....

    You will likely get a number of hosting recommendations and I'd be happy to rent you a hosting package if you need....

    As far as learning dreamweaver there are a number of tutorials out there that can get you pointed in the right direction as well....I also recommend you take a crash course in basic html and then start playing around....make changes in dreamweaver, then go into code view to see how the code changes and it will help you learn as well...then come here for the tougher questions.....

    Rick
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    I think I might have got the domain names wrong, I registered them about 3-4 months ago but its something along those lines, so i'm not too worried!!

    I am currently looking for hosting if you have any suggestions and also those links for templates, etc would be good!

    Cheers

    Stuart

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    Um

    I STRONGLY recommend wordpress. is so powerful, and much faster learning curve. Also google loves it. you will see the spider just sit there.

    We also have blogs here, but there is so much you can do. Here is one under construction, but you get the idea

    Code:
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    My 2 cents, as I stink at coding, I had the basics, but wordress has saved my life.!! You can automate any option you can think of,such as mailing lists, banner rotation, moving around content, changing colors, all the seo stuff you can think of, RSS feeds, blah blah. Oh, and is FREE!!!
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