The internet is evolving all the time.
Since its inception, the World Wide Web has grown immensely and it isn’t going to slow down anytime soon.
One thing that has been an important development is something called the Semantic Web.
By the end of this short guide, you will know what the Semantic web is, how it works and what are the best examples of it.
What is the Semantic web?
The term was first coined in 2001 and the term itself can be quite confusing because it often means different things to different people.
While webpages are designed to be read by humans, the Semantic Web makes it easier for computers to understand what is actually on a web page. So, the Semantic web defines data so that it's more easily processed by computers. Not only this, but it makes it easier for computers to link between pages and sources too.
This means that informational retrieval is quicker and also much more accurate than before.
If this all sounds a bit confusing then don’t worry – we’re going to show you some examples of how the Semantic Web works in practice.
What is the best example of the Semantic Web?
Really the best example of the Semantic Web is something called Schema.org.
This mark-up allows search engines and other computers to understand what is on webpages and link them with other relevant information.
There are currently over 10 million sites that are using the Schema mark-up to organise and allow computers and search engines to better interpret the information on webpages. Essentially it means that search results will be much more accurate, richer and it will be easier for search engine to make connections between results to give you the best possible information.
Other Semantic web examples
What other examples are there of the Semantic Web?
#1 Complex search questions
One way in which the Semantic Web and Semantic Search greatly helps is with what are deemed complex search questions and queries.
Through the use of Semantic Web ontologies which are files that define the connection between various search terms.
Even with a complex search query through the use of Semantic search you will get better and relevant information as there is a flexible structure in place which ensures that complication relationships between webpages and sources are easily identified and grouped together.
#2 Simple search questions
It isn’t even just complex search terms that are made better by the use of Semantics, simple search questions are enhanced too.
In the past when you put a query into a search engine, let’s say ‘motorcycle exhausts’ you would get a list of all the webpages that contained the exact keyword.
Now when you put ‘motorcycle exhausts’ into a search engine you receive a wealth of information from local businesses displayed on a map to companies that offer this item but maybe don’t even contain the exact search term. This relationship is defined and built through the use of the Semantic Web and various factors rather than simply displaying every result that has your exact search term and omitting those that don’t.
#3 BBC and the 2010 World Cup
To use a more concrete example of how the Semantic Web can be used in practice we can look at the BBC and their website for the 2010 World Cup.
They built a publishing platform for the World Cup through various aspects of the Semantic Web which included:
• Content being automatically generated through the metadata in the RDF database
• Automated text analysis to extract tags
• Platform used an ontology model rather than relational schema
This dynamic Semantic publishing framework helped to change the way in which content is published online.
Semantic web and affiliate marketing
Marketers can also utilise the power of the Semantic Web.
We’ve already seen above how the proper mark-up can help with search results however it also has a place within PPC marketing too.
Semantic searches allow you to reach many new potential customers who may otherwise have not seen your ads. This new way of searching and grouping results isn’t just for big business rather it can be used by affiliate marketers to great effect as well.
The Semantic Web
The Semantic Web is not a completely new thing because it was never developed to replace the existing web.
It was designed to co-exist and to build on what is already there. It is a set of mark-up languages, processing tools and standards which is an extension of other standards which have been used for a long time such as XML, URL and Unicode.
Using Semantic search and Semantic mark-up not only greatly benefits themselves and their own site but contributes to creating a much better and more information-rich experience for the user too.
Instagram started this year with running functional testing which revealed the updates that might be waiting for us in the future. After the updates that took place in February, it is safe to say that current Instagram trends are reshaping the purpose of the app.
There are more than 1 billion active Instagram accounts monthly worldwide and around 50% of them are using Instagram Stories feature daily. In order to figure out how to update one of the most popular apps and keep the community growing, most of the tests are conducted for a limited time and available to a limited list of users mostly in the US and Canada.
One of the most unexpected Instagram tests was hiding likes. According to TechCrunch, hiding likes was tested in Canada several months ago and like counts were hidden from both viewers and creators of the posts. Despite the fact that creators could still check the list of people who reacted to their posts, the count of likes itself was not enabled during the testing. Likes have always been one of the key metrics on Instagram, especially important to influencers and brands. Even though the Instagram team claims that, if rolled out, this update would not cause the Instagram algorithm change, it would serve as the basis for shifting its focus to self-expression.
Instagram New Features: Tested and Rolled Out
It is a well-known fact that consistent posting ensures the engagement of your Instagram followers. Therefore, Instagram is one of the particularly valuable apps and marketing platforms for brands and businesses. In other words, it is one of the most efficient ways to connect with customers and for this reason, there are more than 25 million active business accounts on Instagram.
Instagram Shopping: Checkout
Instagram is primarily a platform where people look for inspiration and new experiences. In-app purchases are a vital part of this process. A new checkout feature is currently being tested on Instagram, enabling users to quickly and safely make purchases on the platform.
Enabled with the product tag feature, customers will be able to checkout and place their orders without the need to leave the app. The "Checkout" feature will make the shopping experience easier, more convenient and safer. Moreover, the payment information will be stored in a safe place and there will be no need to add it on a regular basis. With the additional changes to business profiles, like “Start Order” or “Shop” tabs, Instagram will also make it easier for users to find the right products, recommendations, exclusive offers, etc.
New Ad Format: Branded Content
In a nutshell, it is an Instagram feed ad. This ad format enables advertisers to promote organic publications of multiple authors with branded content as feed ads. Branded content is rapidly changing and evolving, and Instagram is a place where companies, influencers, and creators meet. Therefore, branded content will allow companies and authors of the posts to collaborate and integrate such publications into their advertising strategy. Obviously, branded content ads are all about transparency. This is exactly why such feed ads will have marks like “Paid partnership with” followed by the brand name. Like always, this type of ad can be launched and analyzed with the help of the Facebook Ads platform. A detailed guide on branded content ads can be found here.
Instagram Stories: Interactive Ads
Countless stickers, polls and other interactive elements can be used in Instagram stories ads from now on. This type of advertising will help brands get closer to their customers. With the help of interactive ads in stories, advertising on Instagram will become more inclusive. In other words, people will be more willing to interact with it. The interactive elements, for instance, will not only help the brand to vividly tell its story but also encourage the audience to interact with the content.
Instagram Explore: Introducing Ads
Instagram Explore is deeply personalized. Each Instagram user has a different, specifically tailored Explore page. According to the fact that Instagram algorithm studies behavioral patterns of each user, it becomes clear why identical Explore pages cannot exist.
In June, personalized stories were also added to the Instagram Explore pages. It works the same way as it did with suggested posts: based on user’s likes, topics, etc. Instagram stated that more than 50% of active accounts use Explore feature monthly. Therefore, it was only a matter of time until ads would also be brought to Instagram Explore. People are constantly connecting with the brands they like and, therefore, bringing ads to Instagram Explore would help users to find out about the latest trends, newest products, and companies they might like.
Ads on Instagram Explore are easy to use. It is, basically, another simple option for brands and businesses to extend their ad campaigns, boost their best Instagram marketing practices, and use another channel to reach their target audiences. Ideally, Instagram Explore might become the only destination providing a seamless experience for customers in search of something new and brands looking to connect with potential customers.
Other Instagram Trends and Updates 2019
Currently, one of the main trends is the growth of video. That is why video content will form the basis of Internet traffic. What does this have to with Instagram? With the advent of landscape video on IGTV and constant updates related to Instagram Stories, brands will get more and more opportunities to form focus groups inside the app and receive the necessary feedback. In addition, already existing elements of augmented reality, filters, and updates of camera settings on Instagram, gradually eliminate the very need to use other apps or usual camera features.
Authenticity, naturalism, and analytics follow the number 1 Instagram trend of 2019. While everything is understandable about both naturalism and authenticity, analytics requires a more in-depth study.
Changes in Instagram analytics are inevitable. The future analytics will provide detailed information on how people interact with posts and stories and what their next actions are.
Moreover, there is a possibility that audience will be segmented in accordance with the “amount” of value it brings to the brand or business. The cream of the crop is that Instagram might even provide valuable insights on how a specific Instagram audience matches people who visit your company’s website or download your app.
With the number of influencers, brands, and users constantly growing and the app constantly evolving, businesses are connecting more with potential clients and cooperating with creators on a regular basis. One of the main goals for both influencers and brands is to drive as much traffic as possible. Therefore, most of the partnerships established on Instagram are based on affiliate promotions. Despite the fact that Instagram is closely monitoring affiliate links as well as their quality and puts strict limits on following/unfollowing, the latest Instagram updates and features provide new opportunities for making a profit out of such partnerships. As long as there are no mass following, mass liking or currently popular mass viewing, Instagram can be the best choice for affiliate-related business.
Launched 15 years ago, Facebook has evolved from social media, helping people to connect with each other, into an ad platform, providing multiple opportunities for brands, advertisers, publishers, and agencies to build relations with their audiences and evaluate the level of their engagement.
The collective outreach and impact of Facebook on the digital world have been widely recognized. Its functionality and capabilities are constantly improved for better performance, interface, and design which, in turn, cause an ongoing interest in its tools and features.
Therefore, the amount of active Facebook users is constantly growing. According to Statista, there were around 2.38 billion active Fb users monthly in the first quarter of 2019.
Despite the ambiguous reaction to the latest series of Facebook updates and possible further implications, it is clear that Facebook changes the rules of the game.
Keeping up with Facebook Advertising Changes
Apart from the design update and switching the focus from the classic news thread to groups and events, recent changes to Facebook relate to such tools as Ads Manager, Business Manager, and various inventory filters. In addition, the latest changes also reflect the continuation of the course Facebook took a while ago — improving the platform’s privacy and restoring its
In its article, TechCrunch clearly stated that the algorithms which were previously used by Facebook are about to change after the new Fb update. The update itself will drastically decrease the amount of clickbait content and links to ad-oriented websites. In other words, the content will be monitored more rigorously. What does it mean for affiliate marketers? This is the question we hope to find the answer to.
Facebook Ads Manager
Basically, this is the most commonly used marketing tool if Facebook is your primary traffic source. The main aim of Facebook here is to improve user experience. Major updates are going to be focused on navigation features, filters, and campaign views. To put it briefly, Facebook simplifies the process of ad creation and placement by making it more understandable. In addition, Facebook is introducing another bidding strategy called Cost Cap which will mostly focus on the volume and cost predictability.
Another important update is related to Playable Ads which is aimed at monetizing mobile games with the help of Facebook Audience Network. For gaming marketers, this update will also be a game-changer of a sort. As a new feature for gaming apps, it will improve the gaming experience by allowing users to try out the game before buying or installing it. This ad solution introduced by Facebook mostly focuses on reaching the most valuable audience or, in other words, highly engaged mobile gamers. Retention optimization, a part of the update, will enable mobile marketers to reach their audiences more effectively and help them monetize their gaming apps in a more efficient manner.
Facebook Business Manager
As of today, there is no detailed information on the Business Manager tool update. However, the onboarding process and use of the tool, in general, are promised to be seamless. One thing is clear: brand safety is going to be controlled even more after the update. The new Inventory Filter can be used for monitoring and controlling the controversial content accompanying your ads. This filter is available for ads placed on Audience Network, Facebook in-stream video, and Instant Articles.
Clear History Tool
After the Cambridge Analytica privacy-related scandal, Facebook promised to add a clear history option to the app. This tool would enable users to delete information about the websites and third-party apps connected to or associated with their accounts. The Verge stated that the testing of the tool should have started in spring, 2019. However, the testing takes more time than it was expected. The only issue here is that history removal will most likely ruin targeting features for most of the brands, agencies, and publishers on Facebook causing the availability of this tool to become a major marketing challenge.
Augmented Reality Ads
Augmented Reality is a unique way to build deep connections with the target audience. This effect is achieved by means of high-level interaction and visualization of goods and services. AR ads, basically, let potential customers try on or engage with the product via AR camera effects with the help of a simple click. This way of presenting the product will make the process of trying on/out and buying as seamless as it gets.
Libra Coin Introduction
This is not the update as much as the launch of Facebook’s very own cryptocurrency called Libra. It has not been launched yet and going to see the light of the day in early 2020. According to TechCrunch, Facebook already partnered with Uber, Spotify, Visa, eBay, and other 24 companies to bring Libra Coin to life. The financial data, however, will not be stored on Facebook in order to avoid any kind of privacy concerns. One of the main advantages that the future-to-be cryptocurrency can have over the famous Bitcoin or Litecoin is that there will not be any processing fees and any currency cashed in will turn into an almost equal amount in Libra Coins. There is still not enough information to be 100% sure about the safety of financial data but more will be known by the end of the year.
Being the most frequently used social media website worldwide, Facebook provides countless possibilities to reach your target audience. With the number of users constantly growing it becomes the most valuable traffic source, marketplace, and ad platform. Like any other advertising campaign you launch, Facebook can help you scale or make you lose money. Without a doubt, the most recent Facebook updates make it an even more challenging space in terms of targeting, content regulation, privacy, etc. However, using extra tools and understanding Facebook algorithms will make all the challenges work on you, not against you.
For instance, the rapid growth of the digital advertising market in Germany indicates not only a strong economic potential but also its capacity. According to Statista, the current market volume is $8,706 million and growing. Therefore, the ad spending in German digital channels will only increase annually. In 2018, eMarketer stated that the overall digital ad spending share in Germany reached 31.9% which marked the real turning point for the digital. By all means, TV is still one of the most preferred ad channels to invest in. However, traditional TV is definitely doomed while digitalization is in full swing influencing digital television, e-commerce, and retail. Obviously, it has a lot to do with the affiliate industry.
The Role of Affiliate Marketing in German E-commerce
Your affiliate marketing journey might have started recently or it might even have been your passion for a considerable amount of time. No matter the duration of your commitment to the industry, it is a well-known fact that a huge variety of European offers differ in terms of payouts and performance. The general interest in German geo and lucrative DEU offers prove that German traffic generates the most conversion value.
Affiliate marketing is believed to be the most cost-effective strategy for the e-commerce industry in any country. In a nutshell, the affiliate industry provides the widest choice of promotion methods and, therefore, increases the possibility of customers connecting with your brand. Simply put, it is the best add-on to your customer acquisition strategy.
According to the preliminary estimates by Ecommerce News, German e-commerce industry is likely to expand by around 9% in 2019. Moreover, online retail is expected to be worth close to 57.8 billion euros by the end of 2019. Therefore, one of the main tips is to pay attention to German multichannel retail. The sales are drastically increasing and, therefore, providing a unique opportunity for brands to acquire more loyal customers and for affiliates to earn big with DEU offers.
Along with the growth of the ad tech market in Germany, affiliate marketing will also advance which, in turn, means that brands will be interested in high-quality traffic sources, cost-efficient advertising campaigns, and increasing the lifetime value of their customers. Naturally, high payouts are not going to be exclusively linked to e-commerce or retail verticals. Therefore, the opportunity to gain profit will be presented in a variety of niches, including the dating vertical.
Internet Regulations in Germany
When it comes to internet regulations, Germany is amazingly strict. The most discussed and sensitive issues are ad fraud, transparency, and brand safety. Clearly, these issues are not only critical for the German digital ad ecosystem. However, German brands start to suffer significantly more from fraudulent activities which result in massive losses.
As for the non-safe brand environment, it is important to mention that the rise of programmatic makes all the parties responsible and obliged to ensure the safety of ad space, content, etc. However, there is still a chance that programmatic buying might corrupt the transparency which makes it clear that there is yet another issue for the advertisers to take care of.
When it comes to the importance of the German market for the affiliates, it is safe to say that the green light is on and all the market possibilities have not been exploited yet. Unquestionably, privacy violations are one of the main concerns for the Germans. Therefore, the only so-called obstacle for the affiliate industry is GDPR and possible technical limitations. Other than that, if your business is transparent you are doomed to succeed.
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Your SEO efforts can be massively helped by using the right tools.
In this guide, we are going to focus specifically on SEO Chrome extensions and how you can use these fantastic tools to great effect.
15 SEO tools and extensions you should be using
We have whittled the list down to the top 15 tools and extensions that you can add to Google Chrome so read on to find out the best SEO Chrome extensions.
Competitor research is vital to any SEO efforts and with Wappalyzer you can find out what CMS a website uses, eCommerce platforms and what tools they are utilising.
Wappalyzer is a powerful extension for Chrome that will help you to gain an insight into your competitors and what they are doing. This is a must have tool that is lightweight and plays a valuable role into your market research efforts.
#2 Full Page Screenshot
OK, so this isn’t strictly an ‘SEO’ tool as such but it is a powerful extension for Google Chrome that is definitely worth having.
Do you take a lot of screenshots during your working day? Maybe you are taking a ton of screenshots every day of SERPs for case studies and to monitor your progress and you’re tired of using the old fashioned method. With Full Page Screenshot you can easily take an HD screenshot of a webpage without having to sign up or log in while you can also access these screenshots while you are offline too.
There is nothing worse than writing an email, updating your blog or conjuring up some seemingly great website copy only to realise a few days later that you’ve made some pretty basic grammar mistakes.
With Grammarly you can be sure this won’t happen again. This built-in extension for Chrome not only highlights your mistakes but explains why it is wrong too and how to fix it. There is a paid version with extra features but the free extension is invaluable too.
Anyone that is involved in SEO will have heard of Buzzsumo even if they have never used these guys before.
They are a content marketing tool that helps you to find the most shared and popular content online. It is fantastic for getting ideas for fantastic content and this extension will show you how a piece of content is performing with a variety of stats. In fact, it is a useful way to see how your competitors are getting on.
The Moz SEO toolbar for Chrome is a great way to conduct free SEO analysis from one of the industry’s biggest players.
MozBar offers a great way in which you can find the Page Authority, Domain Authority, highlighted keywords, links and a range of other useful stats. With this extension, you can get all the stats you need about other sites.
#6 HubSpot Sales
With this Chrome extension, you get access to HubSpots email tracker than means you can track emails from either Outlook or Gmail.
Why is this useful? Well, it means you can see when someone is opening your emails and this is the moment that someone turns into a lead. It might not be a pure SEO tool as such however it can run alongside your SEO efforts to great effect.
#7 Redirect Path
The Redirect Chrome Extension tracks every webpage you go to and finds out what response code the browser received. So, it is a very useful tool to see webpages with several redirects.
It displays 301, 302, 404 and 500 HTTP Status Codes.
Finding the contact details for many people takes a lot of time. In fact, you probably spend more time actually looking for contact details than actually contacting the person.
Hunter is a great extension for Chrome that scans a website for email addresses and also gives you an idea through their smart system of what the contact email will be for whoever it is you are looking for.
#9 Keywords Everywhere
The Keywords Everywhere Chrome Extension is a great SEO tool that allows you to get the search volume for keywords in the SERPS.
Not only has this but the extension also allowed you to find related keywords and CPC data too. As a way of doing quick but effective keyword research for your SEO marketing efforts then this handy extension for Chrome gives you everything you need.
#10 Check My Links
Broken links can be a disaster for a website. If someone can’t get to where they need to go then you will lose traffic, conversions and sales.
Check My Links is a handy SEO tool for Google Chrome that that crawls through your webpage to check for broken links and highlights them to you. This means you can easily and quickly find out if you have any broken links on your websites. It is complicated but it is highly effectively.
The SimilarWeb Chrome Extension offers an easy way in which you can see traffic and a range of other useful stats for any website. This includes their traffic ranking, how they rank for certain keyword and also the sources of their traffic.
This tool produces a wide range of great information that you can utilise for your competitor analysis to help boost your SEO efforts.
A big part of your SEO efforts is finding out your unbiased rankings and this usually means having to go into incognito mode or using a VPN.
With the Nightwatch SEO Search Simulator you can find out the rankings for any search engine query from any location in the world. This is a fantastic Chrome extension that makes the job of looking at unbiased rankings very easy.
Mangools SEO Extension for Chrome allows you to see a range of SEO metrics including domain strength and backlinks.
You can also find out the keywords that your competitors are using with this extension while a handy feature is being able to analyse outbound links and find weak areas of SEO in each page. There is a variety of advanced SEO features too.
A main part of SEO is link building. There is no getting nay from it, it is vital to rise up the SERPs and building links involves sending a lot of outreach emails.
SalesHandy allows you to track email engagement data – for examples, when and how many times your emails were opened and attachments looked a – while you can also send personalised email campaigns too. SalesHandy is a really powerful extension for outreaching with email.
Finally, we have LinkMiner. This powerful extension checks webpages to see if they have any broken links and gives you valuable insight into link checking.
This includes link and social data and being able to display this data next to each link on a page. If you want to see how many external links and key metrics on those links on a webpage then LinkMiner is the tool to use.
Finding the most suitable ad network for your needs isn’t always easy.
There are many ad networks available so choosing one to suit your audience, the types of ads you want and also the kind of traffic you need can be very difficult.
This is why we have come up with this AdMaven review. You might have heard of these guys before or you may never have come across them. Either way, we’re going to show you the ins and outs of this ad network to see if it is worth your time using them for your online advertising campaign.
What is Ad Maven?
Admaven have been around for a while and they are one of the most popular and well-known pop ad networks on the internet.
They have been active for over 10 years now and have built themselves up to be one of the most recognizable pop ad networks online. Just because they are well-known doesn’t necessarily mean that they a the best to use so in this short guide we are going to go through the pros and cons of Admaven to see if they are suitable for an affiliate campaign and to push traffic to your ads.
What types of traffic does AdMaven have?
There are a variety of ad types that you can use for your campaigns on Admaven and this includes:
• Push notifications
• Fully screen ads
• Lightbox ads
• Direct link ads
• Banner ads
• In-between ads
They have push, pop up and pop under options. So, if any of these are the types of ads that you want to use for your campaign the Admaven are a suitable choice.
Rather than you having to do all the research the good news is that we have done this for you when it comes to Admaven. We’re going to show you some advantages of this pop ad network and we’ll have a look to see if there are any drawbacks to using this service as well.
Advantages of using Admaven
So, what’s good about these guys?
#1 They offer good quality traffic
This ad network has over 2 billion daily impressions however that doesn’t necessarily mean that they provide good traffic. Just because an ad network has a high number of daily impressions doesn’t automatically ensure that you will get high quality and potentially valuable people to click on your ads. Quality is better than quantity in this regard.
That being said, the traffic from Admaven is of high quality and 90% of it comes from direct deals with its publishers. If you want a pop ad network with high quality traffic where you can focus your affiliate campaigns then this is definitely one of the best out there at the minute.
#2 Solid support system
One of the main features that every ad network should have is a good support system.
If someone goes wrong with your campaign then you are going to be losing potential income so you’ll want it to be sorted ASAP, right? Well, Ad Maven have a solid support system where you can contact their dedicated support team via a range of methods and get an answer to your query or have your problem fixed as quick as possible. They offer Skype, email and online chat contact methods.
This is a big plus point because some other ad networks don’t have as quick a support system which means you can be waiting hours or even days to get an answer.
#3 Low payment threshold
They also have various payment methods available as well as a low payment threshold.
So, you can deposit and withdraw using a variety of different payment types including PayPal, BTC, bank transfer and Payoneer and the minimum deposit is just $50.
This is great news for anyone who is just starting off on their journey as some ad networks have high minimum deposits well into the hundreds of dollars so it is a nice change to see these guys offering a low threshold.
Disadvantages of using Admaven
Even though there are a lot of advantages of using Ad Maven we do need to look at a few drawbacks of their service.
#1 User friendliness
One thing that is a bit of a disadvantage with Ad Maven is that their system isn’t the most user friendly out there.
Once you get used to operating the system you will be fine however it can be a bit of a learning curve compared to some other ad networks out there. It doesn’t take that long to get up to speed with the UI and how everything works but in the beginning it can be a bit of a challenge especially to someone who has never used an ad network previously.
#2 Real-time tracking
Finally, Ad Maven doesn’t offer real-time tracking as such like some other ad networks do.
This means you can’t see your progress and results instantly however they provide updates 3 times per day every day so you won’t have to wait 24 hours or even a few days to see how your campaign is doing. Tracking your marketing campaign is important because it is how you know what works and what doesn’t and while there are no real-time updates with Ad Maven you can track your progress every day.
Our Admaven Review
To return to the original question – is Ad Maven worth it?
The basic answer is – yes.
Ad Maven is one of the most popular pop ad networks on the internet. They offer a wide range of different pop ad types and push notifications and with these guys you also get:
• Good quality traffic with a high number of daily impressions
• Great support system with a variety of contact methods
• Low payment threshold and several payment methods
There are a few drawbacks with this service however overall Ad Maven are one of the best pop ad networks out there and you won’t regret using them for your campaigns.
Getting conversions and improving your conversion rate is the goal of every marketer on the internet and there are many possible methods of doing this.
One strategy that you can implement is something called sweepstake advertising and sweepstake offers are incredibly popular. In fact, they have been widely used for many years on the internet and there is a reason for that – it works!
If you are scratching your head and wondering what are sweepstake offers then we have some great news for you. We are going to go into detail about what is sweepstakes, 5 popular sweepstakes that you can use to great effect as well as how to promote your sweepstake offers and what affiliate programs you can use.
So, we have quite a lot to get through!
Don’t worry because we are going to give you all the basics you need to have a great understanding of sweepstakes.
What are sweepstakes?
Before we start getting into what the top sweepstakes are and how to promote your sweeps, we need to first define them and show you what they are.
You’ve probably seen sweepstakes countless times particularly on social media.
You know how you see offers popping up all the time to win a new iPhone or some other awesome prize? That’s a sweepstake. All you need to do is give over some basic details such as your name and email address and you are entered into a draw to win a great prize. We’re going to have a look at what the best sweepstake prizes are to use in a minute but it is usually something tech related – a brand new iPad, Samsung Galaxy phone etc…
Now you have a better understanding of what a sweepstake actually is. It is a prize draw that is decided at random and all someone needs to do is give over some basic details to be in a chance of winning.
What is the best sweepstake offers to use?
5 popular sweepstakes
You can really offer anything as a prize but some work better than others. These five prizes and niches have been shown to be very popular over the years.
#1 Apple products
iPhones and iPads always generate a lot of interest. They are instantly recognisable and in some ways are like a fashion accessory. Time and time again Apple products generate the most interest in sweepstake offers and will get you clicks and conversions.
#2 Valentine’s Day
Sweepstakes get very popular around big events and Valentine’s Day is one of these. An overnight romantic stay? What about a spa package or a meal in a fancy restaurant? These are all great ideas in the run out to this romantic holiday.
#3 Back to school gifts
Many parents hate this time of year. It costs time and money to get their little ones ready to head back to school. Offering things like school supply packages or coupons will generate a lot of interest among parents who are desperate to save a few bucks.
#4 Health and Fitness
Most people want to keep fit but have little motivation or lack the money for a gym membership. Offering free gym memberships for a month or even 3 months, offering a PT session or a plan by a healthy eating expert will get you conversions from people who want to keep in shape but need something to spurn them on to do so.
#5 Concert Tickets
Famous band playing in town? Is there a festival coming up? Being able to offer tickets will get you a lot of clicks and sign-ups among people who are desperate to go to the event but maybe can’t afford it or general tickets are sold out.
These are only a few great ideas for sweepstakes promotions and there are many more that you can use to great effect. Deciding on what prize to offer will also depend on your niche so if you want to gain new customers for your business then it is a good idea to focus on a prize that your customers want. In saying that, many prizes – like phone’s and a break away – are universal.
How to promote sweepstakes offers
You now know what a sweepstake is and you have ideas for your sweepstake offers, how do you go about promoting them?
There are many effective strategies you can use that will help you promote your sweepstake offers and get you clicks and sign-ups.
#1 Sweepstake Directories
Submitting to specific sweepstake and context directories is something you have to do as it's a very effective way of getting quality traffic. One thing to be wary of however is that many of these directories a directed at a general audience so if you want a more targeted campaign then it may not get you the results you want.
#2 Social Media
Another strategy is to use social media and Facebook in particular. We’ve all came across sweepstake offers on Facebook – you probably have seen them many times before you even found out what they were! – and it remains a very impactful method of generating interest. Instagram is another powerful social network that can be used promoting these offers. You can also pay to promote your posts as a sweepstakes ad to reach a wider audience too while linking directly to the sweepstakes landing page.
#3 Update your blog
If you have a blog then you need to push your sweepstake offers out via this digital space. This is very important if you want to use your sweepstake for a targeted audience. The beauty of your blog is that you can keep it as long or as short as you want.
#4 Promote your sweepstake at the checkout
When someone buys something from your site or through you as an affiliate – why not give them a chance to win your sweepstake prize? They’ve already bought something from you and they will be very likely to enter your sweepstake if it means they could potentially get something for free.
#5 Use Video
Finally, you can utilise video to great effect as well and not just on YouTube. While putting your sweepstake offers across all your social media channels is recommended you can also use video in many other ways to get the information about your great prizes across.
Sweepstakes affiliate programs
Where can you find these sweepstake offers to use to get conversions? We’ll have a look at TopOffers below but here are 3 affiliate programs that you can use.
These guys offer over 1500 offers and have a wide range of sweepstake offers that you can use. They specialise in many different niches with a particular focus on adult and casual dating and are available in more than 150 countries. With ProfitSocial you can search through many sweepstake offers and with Profit Social you get availability across all operating systems and devices and a minimum pay out of just $100.
#2 Click Dealer
Click Dealer spreads itself across a huge range of niches including dating, health and beauty, mobile offers and retail. They offer many of the latest gadgets including the highly sought of Apple products with gift cards from some of the most popular chain outlets. Click Dealer also provides many payment methods from PayPal to Bank Transfers to WebMoney.
#3 Spicy Offers
Lastly, we have something called Spicy Offers that have come into the game fairly recently. They are one of the biggest providers of sweepstakes on the net and you will find a wide range of great offers here too. With several payment methods and several niches you can find a sweepstake offer to suit your needs.
Sweepstakes with TopOffers
We’ve covered A LOT in this article. You should now have a much better understanding of:
• What sweepstakes are
• How to promote sweepstakes offers
• The top sweepstakes to use
• Some affiliate programs that you can use to find sweepstakes
If you had no knowledge of sweepstakes before you landed here or even just a very basic understanding then you will now be able to find sweepstakes and also know various methods you can use to promote them.
This just leaves us with one thing to do – tell you about the fantastic sweepstake prizes that you can find with TopOffers.
TopOffers are the leading provider of dating offers on the net and with these guys you can find a wealth of sweepstakes to use to get clicks and conversions. This includes many of the popular sweepstake prizes such as iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 devices and other great prizes.
If you want a reliable and reputable network to get sweepstakes and push them out to your audience while bringing in conversions then TopOffers provides not only this but much more.
Affiliate World Europe is an opportunity to connect and explore. This affiliate marketing summit is a melting pot of all people from the industry. This time marketers can expect to meet more than 110 advertisers and over 35 traffic sources. The conference has formed a large community over the years, equally influencing the advancement of performance marketing and e-commerce industry.
This guide will come in handy if you are considering attending the event for the first time or if you are a regular at the Affiliate World conferences.
About the Conference
This year AWE brings not only a conference taking place for two days in a European travel hotspot but also two workshops: Facebook Mastery Live (FBML) and Ecommerce Mastery Live (ECML). However, the workshops are optional add-ons to the ordinary conference tickets. In case you would like to gain additional expertise in Facebook performance or ecommerce, these options can be found helpful and provide valuable insights.
At AWE Barcelona 2019 you have a unique opportunity to interact with representatives of the biggest players of the industry, such as Uber, Alibaba, TUNE, Baidu, Facebook, etc.
Here is the most essential information about the conference:
Name: Affiliate World Europe Barcelona
Dates: AW Europe 8-9 July 2019
FBML 10 July 2019
ECML 11 July 2019
Location: Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc (Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004 Barcelona, Spain)
Official Website: affiliateworldconferences.com
Tickets are currently on sale.
Traveling to the Conference Venue
In order to safely get to the venue, you can consider using public transport or even more convenient options like mytaxi or Cabify. If you feel like enjoying the views while traveling to the destination point, you can easily get from the Barcelona-El Prat airport, for example, to the site by the A1 or A2 buses. If your transport of choice is a subway, then you should get off at the Barcelona-Sants station and take a short walk to the conference venue.
In case you are wondering if you need a visa to travel to Barcelona, you need to consult with the local Spanish embassy or consulate. Moreover, you can find standard visa requirements here, and you can also request an official invitation letter from the AWE conference as a foreign attendee via this link.
The conference usually has official hotel partners providing exclusive deals for the attendees. According to the fact that AWE is the top affiliate conference and tickets are selling at the speed of the light, at this moment, the official partner hotels have already been fully booked. However, there is an additional accommodation option available through the AW conferences website. If you would like to book a room in that particular hotel, check their site.
Apart from this option, you can search for a hotel room or an apartment with the help of well-known and commonly used Airbnb or Booking.com.
As for the conference schedule, it should be mentioned that at AWE you can never get lost. The summit is organized by the professionals and has become the number one event in the industry in only 3 years.
AWE website provides all the essential information on where, when, how long and how. Here you can find a detailed schedule including all the information on the main stage, breakout sessions, labs, and networking events. AWE is massive, upbeat, and very energetic, so make sure to book all the meetings with your partners in advance and work around the conference schedule.
The list of this year’s AWE speakers has not been fully announced yet. However, you should not worry about that. AW conferences never cease to amuse. Since 2015, this conference presented such speakers as Neil Patel, Charles NGO, Ryan Deiss and so on. If you would like to stay informed on the line-up you can check this list.
Like any other affiliate marketing conference, AWE organizes and afterparty. However, not only a conference is a must-attend event. The same applies to the Afterhours private party which is going to be held at the Pacha beach club in Barcelona. After the first day of the summit, you can continue networking and relaxing at the private AWE party, enjoying the VIP access and all the privileges that come along with it. Obviously, the space at the party is limited. In case you want to see how the affiliate world is partying, you can simply RSVP.
Barcelona is not only a great location for business meetings. It is literally the most popular travel destination and the best area for mixing business with pleasure. Start with sightseeing, the whole city is a monument. The streets and buildings you have access to when arriving in Barcelona have their special aesthetic and sentimental value. Once you visit this city, you will have the urge to come back again and again.
In order to navigate the city better, you can use the interactive travel map. Barcelona.com provides all the crucial information needed for the smooth and enjoyable stay. This avant-garde city that almost never sleeps offers a wide range of attractions. Let’s start with art and the most famous places you should visit.
Barceloneta, or so-called small Barcelona, is the area of fishermen and sailors. An immense amount of restaurants and Barceloneta beach clubs will not fail to impress you.
Tibidabo Mountain is not only a location from the Friends show; it is a magnificent spot in the city of Barcelona that allows you to see the whole city and the coastline. Besides the view, you will be able to admire the building of a Catholic church called Sagrat Cor.
Casa Batllo is the dreamy building created by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí. One of the must-see places in this amazing city. It is located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia.
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família the most famous basilica created by the same architect Antoni Gaudí. He devoted around 16 years of his life to creating this piece of art.
The market of la Boqueria is for those who love to shop at the authentic markets and feel the spirit of Spain. If you would like to understand what Mediterranean cuisine is about, you should definitely visit the market.
For obvious reasons, it is not possible to list all the places that should be seen in Barcelona. Therefore, we encourage you to explore because this city is an adventure.
The best places to enjoy different types of cuisine in the city of Barcelona:
The Boca Grande
Address: Passatge de la Concepció, 12,08003 Barcelona
What to get: Seafood, wine, cocktails
Address: Passeig del Mare, Nostrum 19-21, 08039 Barcelona
What to get: Tuna tostadas, ceviche, grilled octopus, paella
La Guingueta de l’Escribà
Address: Av. del Litoral, 62, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
What to get: rice, cocktails, tapas
Address: C. Trafalgar, 30, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
What to get: Galician beef ribs, wine, anything else you feel like getting
Nightlife in Barcelona basically never ends. However, officially it starts around 10 pm for bars and clubs mostly never stop working. Here is a short list of the most rated clubs and bars in Barcelona:
Eclipse rooftop bar, W Hotel
Location: 26th Floor, W Barcelona, Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents 1, Barcelona
Location: Carrer de Rera Palau, 4, 08003 Barcelona
Location: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 34, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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