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What Are Good Amazon Affiliate Program Alternatives? (Now that Amazon Has Lowered Commission)

I've been around long to have weathered online shake-ups such as the first Google Penguin and Facebook Reach reduction to name 2 that impacted me.Now Amazon, a long-time darling merchant

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How to Make Money with Amazon Affiliate Websites

Remember the glory days of micro-niche sites circa 2010? Some people made big money with exact match domains and 10 to 30 pages of content promoting products with affiliate links.  While I always published

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Ezoic Review Based on Real Results (with Screenshots)

This is an ongoing review of Ezoic as I use it to varying degrees across my niche sites over the years.  You’ll see this starts with a series of updates so you get an idea of how Ezoic has performed

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Case Study of Affiliate Content ROI and How to Scale Like Crazy

Every once in a while, especially once you have some website traffic, it’s good to crunch some numbers to really see what’s going on. Admittedly I’m not the most data oriented niche

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How to Make Money on Facebook Posting Viral Posts (in 2 minutes per day)

I’ve held off publishing this post for a few months to ensure that this revenue stream from Facebook pages wouldn’t wane. This revenue stream has been a nice consistent $40 to $100 per day.

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25 Clever Ways to Get More Clicks on Affiliate Links

Recently I spent quite a bit of time analyzing my Amazon affiliate revenue as well as revenue generated from other merchants via my niche websites. I learned quite a bit with the analysis.  Enough to

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Are AdSense Link Units Worth Using?

  • November 21, 2016 /
  • By Jon

First off, NEVER, EVER, place arrows pointing to any AdSense ad product.  I did that above because it’s an image to make it clear what this post is about. Now to the heart of the matter. Are AdSense

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Amazon vs. Other Affiliate Merchants: Which Earns the Most?

Wow. This Amazon vs. other affiliate merchants analysis I recently did was super helpful for my niche sites. I should have done it a long time ago. The impetus for this analysis was to see how much of

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Amazon Affiliate Revenue: Desktop vs. Mobile vs. Tablet (1 Year of Results)

I seldom buy anything on mobile devices.  I do plenty of research, but don’t buy much except for digital course products here and there. I prefer buying on a tablet or desktop.  I like screen

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How Many AdSense Ads is Too Many Under New “Not Exceed Your Content” Limit?

Sometime in mid-2016 AdSense changed its maximum number of ad units policy. The old policy limited the number of AdSense ads to 3 ad units and 3 link units and 2 search boxes per page. The new policy

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2 Tips for Using Tables for More Ad and Affiliate Revenue

You can increase website revenue in one of two ways: Get more traffic; and/or Generate more revenue with existing traffic. I pursue both as much as possible. This brief post and video showcases a super

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15 Proven Adsense Alternatives that Make Money (Earnings Screenshots)

UPDATED October 20, 2016 This post is based on extensive personal testing and use of many ad networks on my largest B2C niche site which currently receives over 2.5 million monthly page views. With this

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How to Get Approved by Media.net

7 Pro-Tips to Get Accepted into the Best Alternative to Google AdSense! After I reviewed Media.net and revealed how I’ve been earning $400 a day by displaying their ads on my niche sites, I’ve been

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5 Ways to Make Money with Email Without Selling Anything

“The money is in the list!” If you’ve been in the internet marketing sphere for any amount of time, you’ve no doubt read this before. But is the money in the list? Not in every

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Should You Block Website Access to Visitors Using an Ad Blocker?

Imagine the internet if all websites were forbidden to make any money. There wouldn’t be an internet. Fortunately making money from websites is allowed.  It’s the money that fuels the internet

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How to Make a Lot of Money with Google AdSense

One HUGE mistake I’ve made in my online career was not using AdSense earlier. For years, I focused on affiliate marketing and local business promotion.  While both are excellent, failing to use

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AdSense RPM Plummets After Google Removes Text Ad Arrows (on Some Sites)

Is ad arbitrage toast? It may be for some publishers. At the beginning of April 2016 AdSense yanked the beloved Nessie arrows from desktop text ads on many websites. A few days ago a colleague and friend

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My $13,000 Affiliate Marketing Store Gamble: Boom or Bust?

In December 2015 I mentioned in a Fat Stacks email newsletter that I was planning to try something different with affiliate marketing on my biggest B2C website. After 2 years, affiliate revenue accounts

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14 Ways to Increase Ad Revenue on Mobile Devices

“Hey Jon, my mobile ad RPM is terrible.  What am I doing wrong?” I get this question all the time. I used to ask myself the same question. My response: Stick a 300×600 ad unit at the

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20 AdSense Mistakes Too Many Websites Make

Since launching Fat Stacks, I’ve been asked to review a lot of websites and blogs and provide feedback about ad placement and to offer suggestions for increasing ad revenue on a RPM basis. After

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