Affiliate Buzz #235 – Questions and Answers with James

In this edition of the Affiliate Buzz audio newsletter James Martell, successful publisher, speaker and author talks with wife and cohost Arlene Martell take the opportunity to answer Buzz listener's questions that have come through email.

To begin on listener shares the challenges he is facing with navigating the Nichebot tutorials for keyword research in choosing a topic that is right for you. With an ever growing industry James shares the classic problem of outdated tutorials and the challenge of keeping up with the times.

Moving on to the next question one listener wants to know how to effectively check backlinks on competitor sites using site:// in Yahoo search. You'll hear how this outdated technique has been blocked by search engines all around and what options are available to you today.

Another question that came through addresses bringing traffic to a brand new website. They wanted to know how many PAD articles they needed to aim for, rules on duplicate anchor text and what they can expect to pay for quality articles through Elance.

Determining the number of backlinks you'll need is a simple process. James not only shares how many you typically need but also discusses what a quality article is, how to put together your research and what you can expect from your hired writers.

Arlene shares tips on using Google Docs for your outsourced content as a practical way for keeping everything organized, together and accessible online by everyone on the project.

Listen to this edition of the Affiliate Buzz as James and Arlene talk about:

  • Checking backlinks on Yahoo & Google
  • Growing traffic to a new site - how many backlinks will it take
  • Duplicate anchor text
  • Upcoming LIVE BootCamp

To wrap up this edition of the Affiliate Buzz James and Arlene discuss the upcoming LIVE BootCamp offered at For just $47 a month you can build your website in tandem with James and Arlene as they walk you step by step from choosing a topic, to ordering content and adding products as you get your business off the ground.

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  1. affiliate marketing for beginners says:

    I am desperate to find a way to start my own home based business, and affiliate marketing seems good because there is virtually no startup cost (I'm broke). Is this something likely to bring in a real income?

  2. Eric says:

    Hi James,

    Very nice episode!

    I was interested by Ellen's question and even more by your answer. However, I'd like to know how many PADs/backlinks one should need to have one keyword ranked in the top 3 position in google. I am personally not interested in dozens of keywords, only one specific keyword phrase.


  3. Ellsworth Hairell says:

    Most affiliate marketing programs offer products but the ones that provide a service are the best ones simply because you'll be paid continual income on a once per month basis as long as the folks that use the service keep on utilizing it consistently. This is known as tactical marketing and it is something that is very simple to appreciate after you dedicate a little time to learning it.


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