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Episode-21- Using the SEO Smartlinks WordPress Plugin

SEO Smartlinks is one of the most powerful plugins for WordPress and its use goes far beyond SEO.  This episode shows you how to use this plugin to promote affiliate links, optimize for SEO and create convenience for your site visitors.

Some things you can do with SEO Smartlinks

  • Build links for affiliate programs
  • Build links to “showcase” articles on your website
  • Optimize internal linking structure on your blog for onsite SEO links
  • Optimize links for SEO with external links to your other sites
  • Create link exchanges with other web site owners (3 way if you are smart)
  • Create links to commonly mentioned authority sites (CNN, ESPN, Google, etc)

What ideas for this plugin can you come up with?

  • Matt

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    Jack,

    Love the new screen casting compared to the video camera. What software are you using to do the screen cast?

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/JackSpirko/ JackSpirko

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    It is called Camtasia,

    http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

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  • Jack

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    Jack, this is an incredible plugin, and is going to save me a TON of time with linking strategy. I didn’t know this existed. Thanks for this!

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/dougyboy/ Doug Spence

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    OMG this is awesome!

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/gzafred/ Gif

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    Jack,
    How do you become an Amazon affiliate (or affiliate for other companies)? Is it as easy as signing up?

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/JackSpirko/ JackSpirko

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    Some companies have approval processes and take some effort (like eBay) but Amazon is simple. Go to

    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

    Sign up and start referring.

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/gzafred/ Gif

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    Wow that is just too easy! They actually pay you for this? What a bunch of suckers! That’s 5 minutes of “work” for a potentially endless stream of income.

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/JackSpirko/ JackSpirko

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    Don’t get over excited the commission is like 4-8% depending on monthly volume. I do about 500 in earnings most months and really good around the holidays. But when you consider that it is all extra income for very little real work, it isn’t bad. I just wouldn’t try building my primary income on it.

  • http://www.jackspirko.com/members/gzafred/ Gif

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    I hear you… I know it’s not much per month. But this is all too easy. This desk job is crampin’ my style. I got to get into this website stuff. Make more episodes so I can learn and get this going! haha :D

  • http://www.countryconsultant.com/ Dene Brock

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    LOVE the plugin.. and I am now using bit.ly instead of tinyurl and like it much better. Thanks for the great info Jack.