Setting Up Your Important Marketing Accounts
Google Analytics is a service firstly which is free to use and will track all your visitors from keyword to country and how much time is spend on your site. All you need to do is add your money site and then copy and paste the code to your web page.
Google Webmaster Tools is probably the most useful tool of all where it will tell you information about your money site from incoming links to broken links as well as the keywords used to find your site and where you are positioned in Google for those keywords.
Yahoo Site Explorer is a site similar to webmaster tools where you can add your money site as well as your blog feed if you have one and a text site map for indexing in Yahoo. Yahoo Site Explorer has now been merged into Bing Webmaster Tools.
Bing Search this is another free service similar to the above services where you add your site including your site map.
Each time you make changes to your site map you can use this URL to notify MSN about those changes ( http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=[your site map web address] ) just copy and paste this URL into your web browser and include your site map web address and press enter and your done.
If you are using a money site that has a feed here are the feed sites to use
These sites are helpful if you are going to be submitting quality content which as an affiliate marketer I hope you would be. You can have your pages indexed as fast as 24 hours using these services and I have had a result of two hours but that is very rare and with very little competition.
Social bookmarking can be very useful but also very dangerous. Here is a tactic I use that has been effective but you need to decide what is right for you and your business.
Join about 30 social bookmarking sites with the top ones being Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon and also one called BizSugar.
Once you have done this you should only submit your pages to about two of this sites a day, take it slow and steady or you will risk being banned. If you have access to a few ISP accounts this is even better to reduce your risk of getting banned.
With social bookmarking if your article or web page is actually helpful to the reader it should get bookmarked without your help, but if it is just stuffed with keywords and is marketing a product heavily you will find that it is not very effective.
The Most Powerful Tool Of All – Writing Quality Content
If you really want to be successful online then you need to consider writing articles and placing them into online directories or having them listed on a third-party Blog or website. This is called guest posting has become very popular with many of the big name bloggers. This not only allows you to place your content on an Authority site but also gives you and your business some good exposure which will help to brand your business.
Make sure you are also using some form of social marketing strategy to help not only your own website get exposure but the guest articles you are also writing.