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Advertising 101 for Bloggers

Advertising Networks

Buysellads.com is a website that bloggers can use to sell advertising on their blog. It makes buying and selling ads as easy as possible, giving bloggers control over prices, sizes, and approval.
Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a contextual advertising programme that bloggers can use. Once signed up and approved by Google, bloggers can embed ads in places such as headers, footers, posts and sidebars.

Nuffnang claims to be the Asia-Pacific’s first blog advertising community. Its platform allows advertisers to serve graphic or video-based advertisements.
Technorati is a blog search engine, directory, and features the top 100 blogs. It tracks the authority and influence of blogs, and publishes annual reports on this. It also has an advertising network called Technorati Media.
Advertising Tips
AdSense Secrets
AdSense Secrets is by New York Times best-selling author Joel Comm. It’s a detailed guide on strategies, tactics and techniques you can use to help you make money from your blog using Google AdSense and more.
Inside AdSense
Inside AdSense is a Google blog that takes a “look inside Google AdSense”. It provides information on using AdSense, including webinar dates and times, case studies and optimisation techniques.
Affiliate Programmes for Bloggers
ShareAsale is an affiliate network for bloggers and webmasters. Merchants’ products range from digital and technology to fashion and lifestyle products.
VigLink is a way to monetise your content. By placing some code on your blog, VigLink identifies which outgoing links have affiliate programs, and automatically turns them into affiliate links for you.
RewardStyle is an invite-only monetisation tool for fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers. It provides style product images with affiliate links as well as a variety of widgets and tools to showcase products on your blog, or share on social networks.  
Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates is the affiliate program of Amazon. It provides approved bloggers with the opportunity to promote Amazon products using text links, images or widgets in return for potentially receiving a commission.
E-Junkie provides shopping cart and buy now buttons to let you sell downloads and tangible goods on your blog. It also lets you sign up as an affiliate to promote other people’s products in return for a commission.
SkimLinks converts normal product links into the equivalent affiliate links, and picks up product references in content, turning those into relevant affiliate links too. Do this manually by installing code, or, if you’re on WordPress, add a plugin.
Advertising Tools
Ninja Popups for WordPress
Ninja Popups for WordPress is a plugin that created popups on your sit that can be used to generate newsletter descriptions or promote advertisements.
Passionfruit Ads
Passionfruit Ads is a tool that provides an easy way to setup, sell and monitor ad spaces on your blog, as well as a marketplace directory.
AdRotate is a WordPress plugin that bloggers can use to serve ads on their blog. It allows users to set ads in groups or blocks, track clicks and page views and set ad-serving start and end dates. As a bonus, it can be used to schedule content in widgets.

WP125 is a WordPress plugin that can be used to add 125×125 ads (or any images) to your sidebar. It has a scheduling feature so you can set when ads should “start” and “end”. It also tracks slick-through.


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  • Reply
    Brittany Jean
    April 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Oh thanks so much for this!

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    Bethany Ashley
    April 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    You're welcome!

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    Kylie & Kit
    May 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I needed this! Now if I can just get my affiliate marketing plans on track :p

  • Reply
    Kylie & Kit
    May 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I needed this! Now if I can just get my affiliate marketing plans on track :p

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    Bethany Ashley
    May 10, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Don't worry, I'm in the same position!

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