Today’s Downtime

Anyone who was browsing the site earlier today was rudely interrupted by an unfortunate upgrade error on WordPress.

See, I was trying to upgrade to the hot new WordPress 2.7 but the account didn't have the quota, so everything got botched in the process. So I just wanted to let you know that it's fixed, I apologize for the wait but everything is back and functioning better than ever.



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Recent Updates on Affiliate Toolbox

Over the last month or so, The Affiliate Toolbox has been undergoing some changes, so I thought I'd share them here.

  • Removed Kontera Ads - it was taking away from readability, plus it was ugly
  • Removed Forum - too much spam
  • Became a site authority on Google for 'affiliate toolbox' - kind of cool, check it out here
  • Staying strong at 500 RSS Subscribers
  • We're starting to get more and more guest posts. If you're interested in guest posts, please let me know
  • Got ranked #254 or so on the Internet Marketing Top Blogs - Not sure why we're so far down the list. Bastards!

Since the original purpose of the site was to be a toolbox for affiliates (hence the name), I've noticed we're severely lacking in that department. If there's anything you'd like to see more of here, please let me know.

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March 2008 Recap

Hey boys and girls, the numbers are in for last month and they are looking delicious.

For a grand total of $189.61!

Looks like I can quit my job and buy a mansion. No, but seriously .. this month has been a good one despite the recent sparsity of posts. One thing you'll notice is that we more than tripled last month's total -- AGAIN. That's right, baby.

This just goes to show -- if you stay dedicated and push through the low times, your work can start to pay off. Also, it shows that John Chow is right when he says you don't necessarily need a ton of traffic to increase revenue, you just need to monetize the traffic you already have.

And here's the graph you've grown to love-

FusionCharts Graph



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8 Days Since Last Post – Yikes!

I just wanted to let you guys know I'm still around but I've been spending tons of time on an application I'm building and learning ActionScript in the process.

Sorry about the delay. I've been getting IMs from people wanting updates and so, here it is.

While I'm working on this application, I'm willing to field any questions people may have about affiliate marketing in general. Until then, posts will be few and far between. By the beginning of next week, everything should be back to normal though.

Thanks for staying dedicated and I'll come out with some quality wordage soon.


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Affiliate Marketing Dictionary

I've decided to start using my Affiliate Marketing Dictionary in posts to link to terms that new affiliates might not know. I figure, this will help clarify my posts a bit more. I also plan on linking to it from the e-book I just released in its new version.

Yes, it will take more work but it's worth it to help people to understand this crazy business. The dictionary is a work in progress, so if you have a suggestion for what should be there or an alternate definition for a particular word, please let me know.

As for now, feel free to look up any of the terms I've already defined. I'm adding a suggestion feature in the next few days so that I'm not missing anything important.

Just another tool from the Affiliate Toolbox. Hope you like it.


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March Goal Number One – Reached

Just a quick update. I logged on this morning to discover ATB has officially dipped below the 100,000 mark on Alexa's ranking system. Or, as I like to put it, The Affiliate Toolbox is now officially in the Internet top 100,000.

Awwww yeah. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Now I just hope I can keep it there by pumping out more and more good content and finding more bad-ass tools. Hopefully this will help with the other goals as well.

Thanks for reading!


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Affiliate Toolbox Selling Ad Space

Sign up with AdtollIf you hadn't noticed, please direct your attention over to the right sidebar. You'll see the latest section I've added to ATB for 125x125 ad spaces for anyone interested in advertising.

I'm using Adtoll to run the ads, so if you're interested, sign up with them. Right now, I'm only selling up to six ad spaces so the site doesn't get too crowded.

Incidentally, if you want to run similar ads on your own site, I recommend using Adtoll as it's extremely easy to implement. The ad you see there took me about three minutes to set up from account sign-up to finish. I'm also testing out a few other things but for now, Adtoll seems like the best option.

Anyway, if you're interested in some ad space, let me know. Also, if you have any suggestions, let me know those as well.

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