Tuesday, December 05, 2006

An Overview of eBay's Affiliate Program

Soon we are going to be presenting some new websites in our store that focus on the eBay affiliate program. Before we did that we wanted to introduce the eBay affliate program to our readers so they could understand how our powerful websites can make someone alot of money.

eBay's affiliate program is one of the most lucrative on the Internet and it is a wonder that more people don't take advantage of it.

Everyday, eBay offers 25 million products across 50,000 categories. That is an incredible opportunity for a successful affiliate. We have created a few niche websites to take advantage of this enormous opportunity.

There are two ways to make money with the program. One is by getting people to sign up for eBay and the other is by shared revenue from eBay purchases.

In order to get paid for people signing up for eBay you need the following to happen : a person registers for eBay at your website with a url provided by the program, the person then confirms their registration at the email address they provide, the person goes and places a bid or does a buy it now within 30 days of registering. You will receive between $12 and $22 for each person that signs up. To see the tier structure, go to http://affiliates.ebay.com/program-details/compensation/ . The person cannot already have an account with eBay in order to get credit for the signup.

The revenue sharing works by you driving bids or buy it nows from your website through affiliate links to eBay. You can make between 40% and 65% of the fees eBay receives from the purchase price of the auction. To learn more about the compensation for shared revenue, once again go to http://affiliates.ebay.com/program-details/compensation/

So, why are we tellling you about this? Well, it is simple. We have already built three stunning websites that take advantage of four popular eBay categories ; travel, automobiles, toys and gaming. We will have more categories to come in the future.

It will be much easier to promote a niche like this across the Internet and drive traffic to eBay than it will to try to take on every category on eBay. This will give you a chance to become an expert on a certain category and people will turn to you and your website when they are looking for a certain product.

If you would like to see the eBay Automobile Affiliate Website go to: http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com/website-store/index.php?productID=102

If you would like to see the eBay Video Game Affiliate Website go to : http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com/website-store/index.php?productID=118

IF you would like to see the eBay Toy Affiliate Website go to :
http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com/website-store/index.php?productID=117

If you would like to see the eBay Travel and Vacation Affiliate Website go to :
http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com/website-store/index.php?productID=101

Again, we will be releasing reviews on each of these websites with clues on how to promote the sites and make better use of them. Please keep an eye on our blog and our website at http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Internal Linking Strategy

We just put an article on our site concerning the value of Google PR and your internal linking strategy of your website.

This is a very important consideration when deciding on the structure of your site and helps with distributing PR across all pages of your website.

You can read the article here : http://www.lcubewebsolutions.com/Internal-Linking-Strategy.html

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BLOG Pinging Services

Need a list of blog pinging services? These are some of the services we have found in our travels across the Internet. In case you dont' know what a blog pinging service is, it is a service that will tell all the major blog directories and trackers that you have updated your site. These are good for keeping fresh content in front of the search engines.

Here is the list :


http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://bitacoras.net/ping/
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogs.se/
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2 euro.weblogs.com
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de/
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/

You can also use a service like pingoat or pingomatic to get several at once

The Importance of Email Marketing

There are many facets of Internet Marketing and email marketing definitely has its place. It is hard to say which is the most important because they all have their place in securing visitors and customers. However, none is as powerful at creating repeat business and upsells as email marketing.

If you have done any reading on Internet marketing, you may have heard the phrase "The Money is in the List". Nothing could be more true. Building and growing an email list is crucial to any online endeavor if you have thoughts of building a successful online business.

If you have they type of product that a person will only buy once, then it may not be as popular, but name me a product like that? Even real estate agents keep in touch with their clients who have just purchased $250,000 homes. You wouldn't expect that to be a "disposable" product, but there is a reason for keeping in contact with all customers.

In the Internet marketing game, it is simple to find several products to promote. You can find affiliate programs, adsense and other programs to tell your existing customers about. It doesn't matter that you sold them a bright blue widget. You now have something else to tell them about and email marketing is the way to do that.

Never forget to collect your customers email addresses and start building that list. However, make sure you have gotten permission to send them emails in the future, and when you do send emails, give them a way to opt out of your list so you don't get into hot water with sending out spam.

We will make some later posts on the best services to use for email marketing along with some recommencations for collecting email addresses.

Good luck with your marketing efforts!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tools you need prior to beginning website marketing

There are some very handy tools available to you to help with your efforts to promote your website on the Internet. Many of these tools are free, but a few do cost some money. We will keep you apprised of the tools we use to help our marketing efforts at Lcube Web Solutions. Therefore, this will be a growing post.

These are some of the same tools we use to promote your site if you decide to purchase SEO services from us. However, we have no problem letting you know about them as well. It doesn't effect us in any way because alot of our customers are savvy enough to use the tools, they just want to spend their time in other ways.

So, let's begin!

GOOGLE TOOLBAR (FREE)

A must have tool for you is the Google Toolbar. You can get the plugin for this tool whether you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox. The reason this tool is so useful, outside the search features, is that it can show you the Pagerank (PR) of each site you visit. This is useful when analyzing your competition which will be discussed more in later posts.

The tool bar looks like this :



You can get the tool bar at http://toolbar.google.com

If you are interested in FireFox with the toolbar, then you can go here

OVERTURE SUGGESTION TOOL (FREE)

This tool will help you find keywords for your site. This is useful when brainstorming for keywords. You are looking for those keywords that have little competition, but a fair amount of searches. Then you try to rank the highest on those words because of little competition. This tool will help with that and can be found here


MORE TO COME.....

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Welcome to Lcube Web Solutions Blogger Site!

Have you recently purchased a site from Lcube Web Solutions at our eBay store? Or, maybe you are just trying to promote a struggling website that is starving for visitors. In either case, we have created this blog and several resouces at our website in an effore to provide you with valuable content to get your Internet empire off the ground.

The reason we have chosen blogging as one way to deliver its information is due to its ease in making posts and its readibility for our users. We have also provided a web page with links and resources at our tips page here.

We hope this proves to be a valuable resource for your endeavors. Feel free to tell anyone about this site. It isn't just for Lcube Web Solution customers, but they are our inspiration for creating these resources.

Best of luck to you in you endeavors and God bless!