Tag and Ping for Affiliate Marketers

EDIT: July 5, 2006 >> Much of this information has been fleshed out in a free PDF report you can see below:

Read this doc on Scribd: TagandPingManual


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There has been a great deal of hype in Internet Marketing forums and blogs of late about tag and ping methods to increase page rank.
posts tagged by tag and ping in last 30 days

Tagging — or using social bookmarking and blog search sites to get high PR links to your website, can also be used to gain an edge on your competition, and even use their traffic to your advantage, when a high profile new ebook or software package comes out.

Take, for example, the new tag and ping book.

Browsing through sites like del.icio.us, Blinklist and Furl can give you a good idea of the tags that are being used by the author of the package. Technorati is showing a significant increase in the number of times per day those tags are used.

So, here’s a tip:

When big-time marketers blog about the new product, they’ll use the technorati tag “tag+and+ping” and “tagandping” and a few others. Those tags are clickable and link to Technorati’s page for each of those particular tags.

Some of the visitors to those blogs, not all but some, will click on those tags.

What will they see when they get there?

Hopefully, they’ll see something that will drive them to YOUR site for the sale.

Dissecting the Technorati Tag landing page

On the page technorati builds for any tag, there are a number of elements you will see:
1) Photos from Flickr

flickr images on technorati

2) Recent blog posts tagged with that keyword or phrase

latest posts on tagged keyphrase

3) Who’s Blogging About sidebar with links to the profiles of blogs that have the keyword or phrase in their profile

who's blogging about

4) Links from Furl for the same tag.

Four Preliminary Steps

1) If you don’t already have a Flickr account, get one right now and add a bunch of innocuous family photos or scenery pics (make sure they’re your pictures!!!) with public permissions. If you have never posted photos on Flickr before, your account needs to be manually approved before your pictures will start showing up on public searches for tags. You can even set up an account name that matches your blog or website, as long as you use a hyphen instead of a dot (i.e. SurfTheMind-com)
2) IF you don’t already have a blog, set one up. You can use Blogger, or WordPress.com, or best of all, you can set up a wordpress blog on your own server.

3) Set up or edit your Technorati profile. In it you’ll want to add a description (using your keywords/phrases), and a photo (it doesn’t have to be of you — in fact, you may find it a better draw to change your photo to reflect the product your currently promoting, like a tag with a dollar sign in it for Tag and Ping?), and finally all the possible keywords you are focusing on. Technorati will display your profile in the Blogs About sidebar based on these tags, so get all the ones your competitors are using in their blog posts.

4) Set up a Furl account and respond to the confirmation email. Install the toolbar, and bookmark a few news sites to get accustomed to the bookmarking tool.

Get some creative juices flowing…

1) Create an eye-catching graphic related to the subject of the ebook or software you’re promoting.

2) Create a landing page to send people to presell people that click through

3) Prepare several short blog posts about the product, offering related tips and freebies for downloads

Three Steps to Dominate the Technorati Page for Your Chosen Tags

1 )Start with the top of the Technorati page — the Flickr photos.

Post a photo or graphic, or cover image to your Flickr account, and tag it with all the tags you found the program owner and other affiliates using to tag their posts about it. In the description, use a catchy headline, and link it with your landing page url, ie

Before you buy the book, get free information on tag and ping here.

2) Next, post the first of your blog posts about the subject to your blog, tagging it with your keywords and pinging Technorati when you’re done. Your post should appear on the top of the list for that keyword shortly. Your post will attract more attention if you’ve added a good picture to your profile.

3) Furl your post and your landing page with your tags to get your post listed in the bottom section of the tag’s Technorati page.

Every few hours, add another blog post, Tag, Ping and Furl to keep your results prominent.

For even more results, sign up for as many other social bookmarking sites as you wish and bookmark your pages, your blog posts, and your bookmark lists from other bookmarking sites, ad nauseum. You can find links to LOTS of social bookmarking sites under each of the posts in this blog.

For even more results, sign up for as many other social bookmarking sites as you wish and bookmark your pages, your blog posts, and your bookmark lists from other bookmarking sites, ad nauseum. You can find links to LOTS of social bookmarking sites under each of the posts in this blog.

While this should not be your only method of traffic generation for affiliate sales, you will glean some very targeted and motivated buyers … most of whom were prepared for the sale in advance by your competitors.

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4 comments

  1. Suzanna says:

    Thank U for posting this article .. it’s so helpfull

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  3. Robert says:

    Here is another software that automates tag and ping but it is kinda pricey

  4. sham says:

    Thanks..This technique bring a lot of traffic to my blog..

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