Affiliate Summit West 2011 Day 3

Day three at Affiliate Summit West 2011 was a great day. I started off the day with some coffee and decided to hang out with Luke Smith from Motive Interactive. Around 10am the exhibit hall opened up. Luke and I stopped by several booths and entered several contests wish us luck winning Ipads. After the exhibit hall I decided to go to the “Are You Buyers Mobile, Yet?” session. In this session they talked about how using services such a appmakr allow pretty much any business can make an app. Also how paypal and other merchants are making it easier for you to make purchases for pretty much anything using your phone to pay for food,clothes,apps etc. I'ts going to change the way we use our phones.

As I was leaving for lunch I ran into Shawn Collins Founder & Owner of Affiliate Summit. If you have never been to any of the Affiliate Summit events you should defiantly go to ASE in New York this summer.

Nick Throlson & Shawn Collins

Affiliate Summit West 2011 Day 2

Day 2 started off early I headed to the exhibit hall. I stopped by BlueGlobalMedia booth and shot a quick Q&A with Chris Kay using my Flip Mino. Chris talked about BlueGlobalMedia and how they recently upped the referral program to 7% . He also talked about how they have exclusive offers and publishers do really well with their in house offers such as financial services, “100 Day Loans” is one of the biggest financial offers out there so be sure to sign up with BlueGlobalMedia.

I ran into some of the wicked fire guys Ad Hustler,Pappa John to name a few. Then I decided to go to leverage your brand for affiliate success session with Jim Kukral. Then headed to the blogger lounge to meet up with Syed Balkhi and John Chow. The three of us decided to go to the SEO – Ask the Pros session with Todd Friesen, Greg Bower, Stephan Spencer. They gave some great tips!

Ask the Pros ASW11 Session

SEO – Ask the Pros ASW11 Session

  1. Avoid domains with more than two hyphens as Google considers them spammy.
  2. Don’t focus too much on exact match keywords. Google is getting good at detecting gaming of exact match keywords.
  3. Never write any post about how good you are doing in Google.

After the Ask The Pros about SEO session I decided to make my last run of the day through the exhibit hall with John Chow & Syed Balkhi. We stopped by the ShareASale booth and John got a record breaking 750 points playing the ski ball game ShareASale had there.

Affiliate Summit West 2011 Almost here!

Affiliate Summit 2011
Affiliate summit west 2011 is just around the corner. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Here are some of the ways you can track me down @asw11.

Twitter @nickthrolson
Foursquare http://foursquare.com/nickthrolson
Gowalla

All my photos will be uploaded to my flickr acct so be sure to check out my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthrolson/sets/72157625647307433/

I will also be posting live from ASW updating affiliates who could not make it with the latest pictures video interviews etc!

Affiliate Summit West offers unique opportunities

The Affiliate Summit West will be held Jan. 9-11, 2011 at Wynn Las Vegas. The annual event is the premier affiliate marketing conference in the U.S. and offers an exhibit hall, multiple educational sessions and information on the latest trends from affiliate marketing experts.

It’s an unequaled opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business and take advantage of their years of experience. Many of the master affiliates began as children, marketing home made products or offering services throughout their neighbourhoods. The one thing they all had in common was a never-give-up attitude.

At the Affiliate Summit, you’ll learn valuable lessons in the psychology of affiliate marketing. Before a product or service can be marketed successfully, you must first get the customer’s interest. However, perhaps even more important, is creating the environment that will provoke an emotional response that will persuade them to purchase.

Even after years of research, there’s still no way to predict exactly how an audience will respond to a given set of information. Elements such as color, wording, fonts and font size, as well as how the information is presented, can elicit a favourable or negative response that affects purchasing decisions.

Recognising hot new trends is always a challenge, but it’s a skill that can be learned. Experts at the Affiliate Conference can teach you how. Choosing a product to promote can be a frustrating endeavor. There’s no guarantee that the product will be a hit, and you want to stand out from the crowd instead of promoting the same products as everyone else. Speakers at the conference will help you learn what to look for in new products and recognize their earning potential.

You’ll also learn how to better target your market to create more sales. There are a number of ways to attract the specific buyers that you want to visit your site, but not all methods work for all products. You may even be targeting the wrong markets. At the conference, you’ll learn how to determine accurately the market you should be targeting and the means of accomplishing it that results in sales.

Blogs are convenient and profitable ways to promote products, but no matter what format you choose to market your product, compelling content is required. You must engage the customer’s attention, and to do that you can use photos, videos, contests, articles and a variety of other methods. Online customers want items and information they can use, but they also want to be entertained while they hear your pitch.

Scams are becoming more prevalent as the affiliate market flourishes, encouraging unscrupulous individuals to offer fraudulent affiliate programs. There are elements common to untrustworthy affiliate programs and the conference will help you learn what to look for so you can identify and avoid them.

For more information about the conference, visit the website at http://affilliatesummit.com.