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October 5th, 2006, 09:56 PM #1
I need a mentor.
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- October 2nd, 2006
I need a mentor and willing to pay. I am just out of date. I have no idea about computers or the affiliate thing. I do not know what the MLM, Spam, PM, or any of that means. I just need to know what is fare, sense I am new.
I can't keep up when I don't know the slang terms in the virtual world.
October 5th, 2006, 10:01 PM #2
These are courtesy of Mr Sal - I couldn't find the actual thread in the search function here but I copied and saved these when I first stumbled in here too. This will get you started:
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
ASP - Application Service Provider.
BHO - Browser Helper Object.
B2B - Business to Business.
B2C - Business to Consumer.
EPC - Average pay out per hundred clicks.
EPM - Earning per thousand impressions.
CR - Conversion Ratio.
CGI - Common Gateway Interface.
CPA - Cost Per Action.
CPC - Cost Per Click.
CPL - Cost Per Lead.
CPM - Cost Per Thousand.
CPS - Cost Per Sale.
CR - Conversion Rate.
CRM - Customer Relationship Management
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets.
CTR - Click Through Rate.
DMOZ = Directory MOZilla.
LTV - Loan To Value.
FFA - Free For All.
ODP = Open Directory Project.
Payment Threshold - The minimum amount of commission earned before payment is made.
PFI - Pay For Inclusion.
PFP - Pay For Performance.
PPA - Pay-Per-Action.
PPC - Pay Per Click.
PPI - Pay Per Impression.
PPL - Pay Per Lead.
PPCSE - Pay Per Click Search Engine.
PPS - Pay Per Sale.
ROI - Return On Investment.
RON - Run Of Network
ROS - Run Of Site.
RSS - Real Simple Syndication
SE - Search Engine.
SEM - Search Engine Marketing.
SEO - Search Engine Optimization.
SEP - Search Engine Positioning.
SERP(s) - Search Engine Results Page(s).
SPIFF - Additional commission on specific products.
SSI - Server Side Include.
SWF - Shockwave Flash File.
TOS - Terms of Service
USP - Unique Selling Proposition.
DHTML - Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language.
HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
Hypertext - Machine-readable text that is not sequential but is organized so that related items of information are connected.
PHP - Scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
Parasite - ParasiteWare™ - is technology (including, but not restricted to, browser helpers, browser plug-ins, toolbars and pop ups/sliders) that knowingly or unknowingly undermines or removes another affiliate's ability to compete by changing, intercepting or redirecting an affiliate link.
Parasiteware™ may be installed knowingly or unknowingly by the end user, altering their normal web browser functions and/or installing a third party application that works through the user's altered browser.
Cookie - A short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access some web sites.
AM's - Affiliate Managers.
OPM's - Out Sourced Program Managers.
PM - Private Message.
CYA - Cover Your @ss
Adwhore™ - Search ABW for that one or ask, Webmaster's Mike and Charlie.
CJ - Commission Junction ®
LS - Linkshare ®
SAS - Shareasale ®
October 5th, 2006, 10:03 PM #3
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- October 2nd, 2006
October 5th, 2006, 10:38 PM #4These are courtesy of Mr Sal - I couldn't find the actual thread in the search function here but I copied and saved these when I first stumbled in here too. This will get you started:
Here is the actual thread: Latest Acronym Dictionary - Definitions - Plus Some Extra Info. on the Newbie FAQs forum.
October 5th, 2006, 10:38 PM #5
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- May 31st, 2006
- Houston TX
October 5th, 2006, 10:57 PM #6Originally Posted by TylerB
October 5th, 2006, 11:38 PM #7
October 6th, 2006, 12:16 AM #8
Correction on EPC - as this is one of my personal pet peeves - "per 100 clicks" is just a CJ thing. The rest of the world uses earnings per click (singular).
October 6th, 2006, 07:44 AM #9
I like this start better than the others..look how well its working for you so far.
can I ask how much if anything that you know about building a site and what software you might be using to build it.
Basic things you'll need to do or have
1)topic or format for a site
2)the html or code for the site
3)the images to go with the code
4)a place to host the site
Once you have a site built upload it to your hosting space or server and see if it looks like you expect it to. You can now start to pepper it with affiliate offers, or you can build the site with your affiliate offers as the main content such as a catalog site. It would be in your best interest to start a site that is about something that your very familiar with...like a hobby or something so that you can have plenty of things to connect to your affiliate offers.
Once you have a site online you'll need to drive traffic to it by any number of different ways and that is a whole new kettle of fish for you to explore. Until you have at least a site built very little of the information here or in any other affiliate forum will be of importance to you.
Now that you have a basic overview of what you need to work on your best friend should be the search function as these topics have been covered many times by many different people.
I hope this gets you started.
October 6th, 2006, 07:56 AM #10
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- January 18th, 2005
- West Coast USA
October 6th, 2006, 07:59 AM #11Originally Posted by Adam Ward
October 6th, 2006, 08:52 AM #12
or seochat(dot)com which has many tools available for checking where your at ;-)
ps save you money on the mentor fees and use the search function
October 6th, 2006, 01:27 PM #13
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- October 5th, 2006
I'd be game for a mentor too. Not just someone who'll generally discuss ideas, but who'll hold my hand and show me the way. I'd be willing to part with 10 ro 20% of my earnings for someone who would help me grow.
October 6th, 2006, 03:35 PM #14Originally Posted by ClickChick
The mentor idea seems really popular lately, but it's not so popular among affiliates who have already been through the early times, and I think it really comes back to that return on investment. It's not so much a reluctance to help as a reluctance to give away time essentially working for someone else. Personally, I do consult, which is essentially what you're asking for, but I see it as a huge distraction from my own business, so charge accordingly.
I wish you the best of luck, but I think your fastest road to success isn't going to come from a helping hand - unless, of course, it's your own.
October 6th, 2006, 10:30 PM #15Originally Posted by TylerB
I think a Google search will get you lots of the info you are looking for.. or perhaps someone on here has a site that actually explains all of that. Try Wilkapedia, too. Good luck!
October 7th, 2006, 07:46 AM #16
Hi TylerB and welcome to ABW. I saw this thread and everyone jumping in to answer your initial question, so I went to the Introduce Yourself forum to find out more about you. I figured there must be something interesting there since you're brand new to computers even and yet you end up here in an affiliate marketing program looking for a mentor first thing out of the box. I would have thought maybe AOL chat or MySpace as a first tour, but I'm behind the times for what newbies do, too.
Anyway - I read both Introduce Yourself threads you started and I still don't know anything about you. I haven't see many mountain climbing guides here in Illinois, so I'm curious about your day job, or your aspirations, etc. Not really trying to be sarcastic, but I've only just started my day and hardly any coffee.
Welcome to ABW, but please consider giving us something to work with here. We could be throwing the wrong kind of pasta at the wall in our efforts to see what sticks.
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