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glasskanvas
10-02-2008, 02:41 PM
I've not been blogging long so i'm still learning how to improve things. I chop and change pieces all the time but one thing that has really proved worthwhile is my amazon affiliate widget!
My traffic isn't huge but it is a target audience so I provide links to the products I'd recommend anyway via amazon. ...it seems to be paying off! Alright it's not going to make me rich but it's worth a go.

Focus on Life
10-02-2008, 02:59 PM
Cheers gk - I dont know if this is the same thing or not (?) but I've elected to try out the Google Adsense thing on my new Blog - where Google automatically knows the type of business my Blog is about and places ads on there and I'm supposed to generate a revenue from the number of external clicks each ad gets?

Thanks
Shaz x

glasskanvas
10-02-2008, 03:03 PM
...it's not quite the same thing. I got mine from the amazon website itself and it's got a widget for blogs specifically. I tried adsense and the ebay widget but didn't really get anywhere with them....the adsense one that's supposed to show related links kept advertising disaster relief so I don't know what that says about the actual blog!

Focus on Life
10-02-2008, 03:43 PM
[quote=glasskanvas;64671....the adsense one that's supposed to show related links kept advertising disaster relief so I don't know what that says about the actual blog![/quote]

:) that made me larf!

I might try the Amazon widget too then, ta for the tip.
My adsense one seems to be displaying the right type of ads so far but its only been running a day or two so I wont know how its performing for a good while yet
TTFN
Shaz x

incywincy
10-02-2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks GK, added it today :)

Focus on Life
12-02-2008, 12:46 AM
Got myself an Amazon widget too now, thanks for the tip GK :)

I tried to get the Ebay one as well but my poor brain cant cope with their Commission Junction site! I think I managed to find the banners and got as far copying the url but (unlike Adsense & Amazon) couldnt find an easy way to auto add the widget to my Blog and the place I tried to manually paste the url to was obviously the wrong stab in the dark, Doh!

Cheers
Shaz x

glasskanvas
12-02-2008, 12:58 AM
I think it's really handy....I swap the widget around depending on what I'm talking about on my blog. I may as well get commission if i'm advertising the product anyway!

Focus on Life
12-02-2008, 01:30 AM
Thats what I thought when I saw the Adsense one but I didnt know about the Amazon or Ebay ones till you mentioned em gk

Like you said, might not make us rich, cant make us any poorer though eh?

Cheers
Shaz x

Bumble Bee
12-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Great recommendations on the widgets peep's. Been and got the amazon one for my favourite books to recommend. Never heard of these, technology is a wonderful thing!

wyattbean
12-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Think I'll go an do that thing too, thanks for the tip. I'm still quite new to the blogging thing too, so I'm always looking out for useful advice.
Sue xx:)

incywincy
13-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Got linked to this site this morning, not sure what it will do in terms of hits? but worth a try maybe? ... fuel my blog (http://www.fuelmyblog.com/)

Focus on Life
13-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Cheers Sam, I'll give that one a try too, just registered :)

Shaz x