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So here I was today waiting for Commission Junction an affiliate marketing website to send me my forgotten password and low and behold when I signed in for the fist time in a very long while I saw something which placed a very big smile upon my face...

Our beloved YOLA was a new Advertiser... Meaning that if you sign up for this wonderful company called Commission Junction and have your website approved then you can place a YOLA ad upon your site and earn a commission whenever one of your visitors who click through to YOLA and purchase a domain name ($7), remove the YOLA footer ($3) or purchases a private registration ($3)

To explain my smile being from ear to ear is an understatement as only today I was heavily debating as to whether or not place a Godaddy or Yahoo ad upon my new website relating to website building (Sorry still secret squirrel stuff) because I needed to monetize the site to earn monies to build playhouses as I promised at least 4 in the 2010 calendar year for charities to auction off to feed the children and elderly of the Puget Sound (Seattle area)

As I have on so many occasions shown loyalty to YOLA in all my postings I wanted to include to my "Lets keep YOLA competitors from appearing in adsense ads placed in our sites."
thread to include this little gem...

1) Go to http://www.cj.com/ and sign up for a free account
2) Once approved sign in
3) Click the "YOLA" link in the new Advertisers section or click the "Get links" tab and search for YOLA in the search box and click on the only result
4) Tick the box and click the "Apply to program" button

Once instantly approved

5) Click the YOLA link and an "advertiser details" page will appear
6) Click "Banner", "Text link" or "Keyword Link" depending on requirements

For a banner:
A) Find the ad you would like to place on your website and click on it
B) Click the "Get javascript" or "Get HTML" button
C) Tick the Encrypt link, Set link to open a new browser window or Hide tracking code in link boxes depending on your preferences.
D) Click the "Highlight code" button below then right click and "Copy" the highlighted code.

For a text link:
A) Find and click on the text link you want to place on your website
B) Click "Get javascript" or "Get HTML"
C) Tick the Encrypt link, Set link to open a new browser window or Hide tracking code in link boxes depending on your preferences.
D) Click the "Highlight code" button below then right click and "Copy" the highlighted code.

For a keyword link:
A) Click the only one provided
B) Click the "Get HTML" button
C) Tick the Encrypt link if you like
D) Click the "Highlight code" button below then right click and "Copy" the highlighted code.

7) Open your site builder
8) Drag an HTML widget onto your page and paste the copied code within and press "OK"

Your new YOLA banner ad, text link or keyword link will appear...

Finding this little baby made me instantly delete my Yahoo and Godaddy relationships with my other 2 affiliate networks. Why have them I thought when we have the ability to help YOLA and earn a little in the process. Pretty freekin awesome right? ;)

Happy site building and I would highly recommend to those many users who follow my each and every thread to look into this as a great way to show loyalty and earn something in the process.
Ed

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Thanks Ed. Trust you to be the first to notice :)

We are gearing up for a public launch of our affiliate program soon. But for those of you who are in a hurry to get started right away, Ed has given you all the info you need!
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what do you mean by affilaite?
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Sorry to spill the beans M but I always like writing the tutorials you know ;)

Alex

Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts. It is an application of crowdsourcing.

The Affiliate Marketing industry has four core players at its heart: the Merchant, the Network, the Publisher and the Consumer. The market has grown sufficiently in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including Affiliate Management Agencies, Super-Affiliates and Specialized Third Parties vendors.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization, paid search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, and in some sense display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing—using one website to drive traffic to another—is a form of online marketing, which is frequently overlooked by advertisers.[citation needed] While search engines, e-mail, and website syndication capture much of the attention of online retailers, affiliate marketing carries a much lower profile. Still, affiliates continue to play a significant role in e-retailers' marketing strategies

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliat...
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Great... It is always good to see a great company like CJ be connected with another great company like YOLA... I know CJ has a special place in Vinny's heart ;)
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Yeeh!..I Knew one was comin soon!...
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how do i sign up for a free account?

whats the link for the page??
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Hey Alex

Here is the direct link to the publisher (You) sign up page...

https://signup.cj.com/member/publishe...
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Approval is apparently no longer instant but requires manual by Yola . Will have to see if my site is to weird for them :-)
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Sorry to hear that Alan

Maybe it could be that I was already a member for the last year.

I can't imagine that they would change it within days. YOLA's plan is to make money through those ads placed on our sites and the more ads they have floating around the web the more opportunities they and we have to profit.

I think it's great they are willing and able to split that first years sign up commission with us. I sincerely hope that those who sign up through those ads become lifelong members and renew their domains annually to offset that initial split that YOLA had to incur.

Keep your eyes on your email for the acceptance reply my friend...

Ed
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I agree 100% Ed and i am very impressed with Yola so far . I think it is much more flexible than some of the other web-builder sites like Word Press and perfect for folks just getting started .

I did get accepted with Kontura so i will see what i can do with that .
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Hey Ed,

Great tute mate! I was approved as a YOLA affiliate the other day. NOt too familiar with Cj though.

I scrolled down the page of YOLA links that were there for me, but I could not find an affiliate link so I could hook up directly to the YOLA FREE website page.

Any ideas buddy. Sure would like to know what I'm doing .........

Cheers Mate
~ Kelly Flack
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Great news Kelly, now you can (hopefully) earn a little when someone clicks on a link or banner.

Sadly, when I was sick this last Summer/Fall and did not sign in for some time they took me out of the system for inactivity. I keep forgetting to have them sign me back up as too many things keep falling out of trees and hitting me in the head I suppose. I do need to send that email soon.

I think that every banner, text link or email link goes directly to the Yola sign-up page. I am not sure if hotlinking is allowed but if I were you I would leave the landing page as the one Yola sets as they have spend a fair deal of marketing cash on the research and know what they are doing.

If you are looking for the link which identifies you and then insert that link into a text widget link or to add to an image on your site then produce the code for a banner or text link above but DO NOT hide the tracking code in the link as you will need it.

1) Copy the code and paste it to your notepad
2) Find the URL after the (src=) in the code and copy it
3) Use this copied URL as your link-to address in a Text or Image widget.

Pretty simple...

I hope that my memory did not fade me from inactivity. LOL ;)

Good luck...
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Thanks for your reply Ed. I actually found what I wasa looking for and now have my affiliate link that goes direct to YOLA FREE. I needed this specific link as I am building an eCourse and helping people get up and running on line from building the website, to free traffic and we use FREE TOOLS during this entire course - this is why I needed the YOLA FREE.

Naturally I will be encouraging my members to upgrade and at least get a custom domain name with Yola (this has helped me out alot having my own domain - more professional looking)

Anyway, thanks again BUddy. Keep a look out for those things that fall out of the trees ;)

Cheers
~Kelly Flack
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Don't forget to link to my tips thread as it is packed full of freebies... ;)