The third quarter flew by and as we've done previously after Quarter 1 and Quarter 2, we diligently went over every lead and dollar you've generated over the last three months to extract the most useful performance data.
We looked at the most leads and revenue a partner has generated and shared their Quarter 3 records. We analyzed the leads to see where they came from, the types of company sizes selected and the job positions most frequently listed. We also compared our various monetization tools to see which came out on top.
And we didn't stop there. We went even deeper and you'll notice we also shared specific partner data such as how many applicants are actually accepted to our network, where they live and the highest a partner has generated in one month (which is over $23,000 by the way!).
Finally, we featured the RSS to Email tool and how well certain partners are doing by taking advantage of our Referral Program.
I'll be quiet now so you can take a look. We hope it will sprout ideas you can leverage. As always, your feedback and comments are always welcome!
What would YOUR newsletter look like with our tool?
Simply enter your RSS feed below and find out!
To find your RSS feed, look at the HTML source of your page and search for "RSS."
We all had high hopes for FeedBurner when it was acquired by the mighty Google back in 2007. Instead of thriving, it has dwindled before our eyes. In the last week alone, FeedBurner announced it will be shutting down its API and then content publishers long and wide lost their statistics. To add insult to injury, they also decided to stop offering Adsense for feeds a couple of days ago as well. The service has been neglected, unsupported and in return, it has become outdated.
RevResponse's RSS to Email Tool:
We're proud of the RSS to Email tool we launched last year. It has everything FeedBurner offers plus a little extra. Some of the features include:
If you're like me, you're tired of hoping FeedBurner is going to improve and you're ready to move on. Let's say you've decided to break up with FeedBurner and you want to take all your friends (ahem, subscribers) with you. How can it be done exactly?
That's what the presentation below answers. It's a step-by-step guide that visually shows you how to export your list without any fuss, so you can get to steppin'.
Just a quick note we'll be conducting scheduled maintenance on Monday, September 10th starting on 5pm EST/2pm PST. Our website, RevResponse.com, will be temporarily inaccessible. We wll be using the time to upgrade our Drupal platform to the latest version which will allow us to provide you with more features down the line (more on that soon). Everything else, including our offers and tools will NOT be affected. You can continue to promote our publications and utilize our services at TradePub
We currently anticipate it will take one hour to complete and we should be back up around 6pm. We appreciate your patience and can assure you the service will be restored as quickly as possible.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or feedback.
Type in "monetize blog" in Google. How many search results do you think you'll see?
Need a hint? Think BIG.
Over nineteen million pages will appear. NINETEEN MILLION!
It's obviously a popular and saturated topic. In this blog post, we're going to take a different slant and discuss how to monetize your newsletters. It's a subject worth exploring as a supplemental income stream to your site and it can be a motivating factor to start building an email list (something all marketers should be doing!).
1. Demand attention with your subject line
Protip: Spend as much time (or more) devising a subject line than writing your newsletter copy. It's the most critical component of a newsletter because it is what determines whether or not the reader will click on the email to continue reading. The best subject lines are concise, interesting and leave you wanting additional information. Mailchimp recently conducted a study where they analyzed the open rates for over 200 million emails. In it they found interesting statistics such as the words to avoid, the proper character length, how personalization affects open rate and they even compiled examples of good and bad subject lines to demonstrate best practices. Take a look at botharticles.
Are traditional ad modules dead? Is Adsense the only dependable method to monetize your content?
The answers to those questions will vary depending on your experience but one thing we can all agree on is that these tools are over-utilized and well...just plain ordinary. People are getting smarter and many of us don't even notice online ads anymore. In fact, less than .08% of visitors click on banner ads.
This begs new questions...Are there other effective ways to earn revenue from your assets? Can it be done without "tricking" visitors and by in fact, providing something they would deem valuable?
Our mission is to be that solution. In this case study, we highlight GlobalSecurity.org, a leading source of defense, space, intelligence and homeland security. We go through their monetization objectives, how they utilized our RSS to Email tool to collect over 53,000 subscribers and earn more than $30,000 and counting.
If you haven't tried RevResponse yet, go ahead and sign up. If you are already a partner, explore our innovative suite of tools to enable you to earn revenue from your RSS feed or confirmation/thank you page. You can also include one of our newest modules such as a lightbox, slider, top toolbar and more.
We posted our first RevResponse Partners Infographic back in April outlining how you performed in the first Quarter of 2012. It provided data on the highest performing publications, demographic information on the visitors that download those offers, where the leads come from, the most utilized tools and the list goes on.
It has received such a positive response from you that we did it again. Below is updated infographic with the latest data from the second Quarter (April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012). Feel free to share it on your site - we've made it easy by adding the code to embed in the text box below the image. Enjoy!
Sometimes it's easier to promote an offer if it fell onto your lap instead of searching through the thousands of resources we have in our Offer Catalog or TradePub. That's why I've gone ahead and put together recommendations on our top 5 categories including IT, Marketing, HR, Career, Management & Sales. They are some of the best performing eBooks & white papers in their verticals. Short of promoting it myself, I've even included possible messaging to use with a blog post/mailing, and/or Twitter/Facebook (see visual cues below) to make it even more effortless for you. Feel free to copy and paste them as shown below.
Keep in mind these are available for July 2012 and may expire beforehand. Always doublecheck it is available before you begin. Don't forget to include your personalized URL so the commissions are routed to you properly (I added a reminder for each one below). You can grab it by searching for the pick on the Offer Catalog or by adding your brand group right before "tradepub.com" (replace the 'www') in the links below. E.g. the URL for my blog would be "myasmine.tradepub.com/the-rest-of-the-link-here". Finally, this is the first time we've compiled recommendations for you and it's an experiment. If you'd like them to continue on a monthly basis, let us know in the comments.
(For blog posts or email blast) This free bundle includes four helpful publications on Information Security to allow you to stay on top of the latest trends. They include: "The Big Shift to Cloud-based Security", "PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition", "2012 Buyers Guide to Web Protection", and "Shedding Light on Backup and Availability Challenges in Virtual Environments". Avoid a hacked or leakage fiasco (such as LinkedIn's recent password disaster) and learn everything you need to know about protecting the information & systems of your Company. Download this kit now [INCLUDE OFFER IMAGE & YOUR LINK].
(For sharing on Twitter or Facebook) Free Information Security eBooks - Prevent a LinkedIn leakage fiasco and learn how to protect your Company's data [ADD YOUR LINK].
The new Microsoft Office 2013 suite was just announced but it doesn't mean you can't brush up on shortcuts and tricks from the current version. Vamp up the time it takes you to get your work done. For example, did you know you can automate repetitive information in Word by using "Quick Park" or that you could use Sparklines in Excel to present a graph in a condensed form? Download this useful guide from MakeUseOf.com now [INCLUDE OFFER IMAGE & LINK].
Brush up on Office 2010 tricks and hacks before 2013 is released and become more efficient than your coworkers [ADD LINK].
Congratulations to Alejandro Alcalde of El Baúl del Programador (translated to "The Programmer's Chest"), a Spanish site focused on web development. For his feedback on our new monetization tools and site redesign, Alejandro wrote, "I think this design is better. I've [tried] the slideout box. It would be nice if it was possible to change where the slideout box appears. Regards and keep going!" He has installed the TopBar since (shown on the screenshot below).
Thanks to everyone who participated and keep an eye out for other contests! As always, we want to hear what you think about our services. Email us anytime, get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook, or use the Live Chat widget on our site (see below) anytime.
It's been a month since we launched our redesigned site and announced our three new monetization tools. We want to hear what you think. What do you like about the new design? Which of the new tools is your favorite? What would you like improved? Your thoughts are important to us and will allow us to become better as we iterate in the future.
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