Affiliate Summit West Wrap Up

Affiliate Summit once again proved to be the best show when it comes to affiliate marketing. This year they had around 6000 attendees making deals and learning about whats new in the industry.

As usual for us we registered as soon as the show registration opened. This year it was a lot more crowded than previous years which is good because trying to get your pass the day of the show is crazy. It only took us 10 minutes.
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High Roller Speaker Party

After registering we ran over to the newest attraction in Las Vegas the “High Roller” ferris wheel. Actually I am not sure you could call it a ferris wheel. Whatever it is it is big. We had a great time and the view is fabulous. Thanks to Missy and Shawn for inviting us.
High Roller las Vegas

Performance Horizon Affiliate Summit West Party

After a quick meal and getting changed we headed over to the Performance Horizon Party at the Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM. It was a great time. It was great to see some old friends and find out what is up at Performance Horizon.
performance horizon

After the party it was back to the hotel to get a good nights sleep and get ready for Affiliate Summit to actually begin. I have to admit I did take it easy since I had to speak the next day. More on that in the next post.

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WordPress All In One Security Plugin Set Up

Every time you tweet out a link to your website or make a Facebook post that has your URL you are inviting people to hack into your website. On average I get 5 to 10 WordPress attacks on my sites when I tweet out a link. If you are using WordPress and you are not securing your website you will get hacked. This is the plugin that I use on all my sites WP All In One Security.

In this video I will explain step by step including installing the plugin. The plugin also makes automatic backups of your site with just a few clicks.

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Social Media Planning in Advance

I often get asked about how I do my social media post scheduling. One of my worst kept secrets is I use the Hootsuite bulk uploader. I am a Hootsuite Ambassador and love talking about all the features they have. I will be talking about this more at my Affiliate Summit roundtable session if you will be in Las Vegas I encourage you to come hear the exact steps I use. I am a set up once and rinse a repeat type of guy and the Hootsuite bulk uploader lets me do this. In my case I use a monthly bulk upload plan.

Hootsuite has a video on this that you can see in the first post below. Odds are you saw this post because it was shared on social media. :)

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Here’s how to schedule tweets with Hootsuite‘s Twitter scheduler. Schedule Twitter messages easily today!

Of course having a plan and taking stock of what works and more important what doesn’t work is important. I will take my most popular social media post and reschedule them and take the non performers out or add a hashtag to it to make the post better. Below is a few templates that you can use.

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Social media is a relatively new tool for most businesses. This means that, unlike many other marketing tools, when people begin to build out social media for their business, they’re starting from scratch. They haven’t created social media strategies before or they don’t know what questions to ask for a social media audit, and finding out can be both difficult and time consuming.

We all know that social media post get more traction when there is an image involved in the post. Below you will find some new tools to make your images stand out.

Are you getting maximum results from your visual content? Do you use fonts, colors and clever effects to make your company’s images more recognizable? Graphics that are consistent with your company’s established image increase your audience engagement by creating familiarity. In this article you’ll discover how to use simple design tactics to help your audience instantly associate your pictures with your brand.
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