Uber Affiliate Marketing Guide

last updated 7/9/2013

Welcome to the epiphany in your affiliate marketing career. What I’m going to present here is a constantly updating mega affiliate marketing guide. It will be article links from blogs and forum posts. You will find everything you need to get you started with affiliate marketing, which means never again will you PAY FOR ANY AFFILIATE MARKETING INFORMATION. There’s too much quality free stuff out there for you to waste time and money buying something else. I’ve sifted through blogs to find the top informational posts that covers most topics of affiliate marketing. If you read every article in this guide and still go out and buy an affiliate marketing eBook without putting what you just learned to good use, you’re stupid. These articles will give you a very solid background into affiliate marketing and all the different techniques you can use. All you have to do is go out there and test what you learned. Keep what’s converting, and drop what isn’t. As I’m completely positive I haven’t covered every good article out there, make sure to contact me and hit me up with some links to add.

My CPA Networks and Tools

I’m just going to list out the affiliate networks I use, as well as the tools (paid and unpaid) I use when starting up a campaign. I recommend signing up for every affiliate network out there (even the ones I don’t mention), as each network has different offers with different payouts. You can be doing sweet on a niche, sign up with another network, and find out that they have a higher converting offer that pays out more. None of the paid tools are necessary, but each of them has their own special use to me and that’s why I use them.

I also stay up-to-date on affiliate industry blogs using AffPosts.com, so check that out for recent news.

My Networks



Keyword Research Tools

Keyword Discovery
Google Adwords Keyword Suggestion
SEO Book Keyword Tool

Tracking Tools

Prosper202 Self-Hosted Tracking

Other Tools

Facebook Ads Manager
Plenty of Fish Ads Uploader
Keyword Companion

Complete N00bies

If you just heard from the grapevine that affiliate marketing is cool, but have no idea what it is, here are some background articles for you to gobble up.

Affmen Free Affiliate Marketing Course
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing FAQ
Nickycakes Newbie Guide
Affiliate Marketing – Wikipedia
8 Beginner Questions and Answers

General Guides

Some general all around guides on affiliate marketing, and getting an affiliate campaign up and profiting as fast as possible. Good overall reads.

Free Affiliate Marketing Guide
Launching a Campaign From 0 to Profitibility
Launching a Campaign From 0 to Profitibility – Part II
The Super Affiliate’s Guide to PPC Marketing

Choosing a Niche

Thoughts on ways to select a niche that will be profitable for you.

Hot Affiliate Niches in 2013
How to Research Affiliate Niches
Researching Affiliate Niches in 2012
Picking a Niche is Everything in Affiliate Marketing


Different affiliate marketing strategies and things to think about.

How to Build a Profitable Campaign on a Limited Budget
Landing Page or Redirect?
Diversification or Domination?
What PPC Engine to Start With
Affiliate Marketing On A Low Budget

Landing Pages

What the user sees after they click on your ad. The landing page game is changing now, read up and get ahead of the crowd.

Setting Up Your First Landing Page
Types of Landing Pages
Landing Pages And The Urgency Of Time
Mad lib form style testing results
Creating an Adwords-Ready Landing Page
Landing Page Quality Score
Cloaking Affiliate Links
Landing Page Keys to Success


What the user sees after they click on your ad. The landing page game is changing now, read up and get ahead of the crowd.

Photoshop Guide For Affiliates

Keyword Research

Researching keywords is something most people complain about, hopefully you’ll get some good tips and shut your yap.

Uber Keyword Research
Keyword Research Secrets


Any good affiliate will tell you: track, track, and track. Testing and tracking are so important if you want to really take your campaigns to the next level.

Landing Page Rotation Script
Keyword Tracking with Encryption
Split Testing Affiliate URLs

Writing Ads

How to write compelling ads that users want to click on.

Writing Your First Ads
Creating PPC Ads That Stand Out From the Crowd

Click-Through Rate (CTR)

Getting that CTR up in your ads.

6 Seductive CTR Tips
Tuesday Tips – Improving Landing Page CTR

Conversion Rates

Getting the user to convert once they make it to the landing page.

How to Split Test Your Landing Pages
11 Ways to Improve Landing Pages
How To Build Landing Pages That Convert

CPC/CPM Advertising

How to advertise smart in search engines and on web/social sites.

The 1 Penny Tip
How Super Affiliate Set Their Bids
How to Increase CTR of Your Facebook Ads

PPV Advertising

Those annoying popunders you get when browsing your favorite sites. Yeah…that could be you.

TrafficVance – Demographics & Tips
PPV Network Reviews
A Simple Way to Split Test PPV Landing Pages Without a Rotator
3 Ways to Increase Your PPV Landing Page CTR
Laser Targeting Your PPV Campaigns

Media Buying

Ready to play with the big boys?

Tips on Media Buying


Google Adwords

So annoying that it gets it’s own category.

Getting Cheap Traffic on Adwords
Optimizing Google Content Campaigns
Google content network basic strategy
Conquering The Google Content Network
10 Adwords Mistakes
14 Adwords Tips for Beginners
49 Tips on Adwords

Traffic Guides

Guides written about utilizing specific traffic sources.

The Beginners Guide To Advertising On Facebook
Plenty of Fish. Plenty of Money.

PHP Codes/Tools

Write your own tools instead of paying for a programmer.

Free Geo IP Javascript To Increase Conversions On Your Campaigns
Monetizing International Traffic


Misc. tricks that may give a small boost to some of your campaigns.

Increase Landing Page Relevance with Domain Aliasing

Advanced Tactics

Once you’re a beast at your niche, some super affiliate tactics.

Becoming An Advertiser : Part 1 (Overview)
How To Scale A Campaign

Case Studies

My favorite way to learn is by reading other people’s experiences and experiments that they post to the public.

CS1.1 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 1
CS1.2 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 2 – Keyword Research
CS1.3 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 3 – Landing Pages and Tracking
CS1.4 – PPC Case Study Part 4 – Advice, Tips and Campaign Structure
CS1.5 – PPC Case Study Part 5 – Campaign Update and a Top Secret Tool
CS1.6 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 6 – Stats Recap and Going Forward
How I Generated $1,700,000 in Auto Sales Despite a Weak Economy
Plenty of Fish Case Study – CPM Bid Effects – Results
How I made $7,144.00 using TrafficVance.
$10k PPC Experiment
$10k PPC Experiment Part II
Facebook Experiment
Case Study : Diet Pills – How I Ran It
Pay Per Click Network Challenge


Information-Packed Forum Threads

Threads that are packed with good conversation about affiliate marketing. You may find one or two gems.

NEW Facebook Ads
Plentyoffish Self Serve Advertising.
UKoffer Question Thread

Super Affiliate Mindsets


  1. January 28, 2008

    This guide is gravy! Gravy I say!

  2. qwerty
    January 28, 2008

    diorex’s “What Would You Do If You Were First Starting Out?” is inaccesible, not at google cache nor web archive

    anyone has a copy of this?

  3. February 9, 2008

    Brilliant post. I use a lot of the same resources as you and i adore CXDigital/Incentaclick! I discovered a few gems though. Thanks for posting this man.


  4. February 18, 2008

    Excellent stuff – wish you have it in an ebook so I can read it printed LOL

  5. February 20, 2008

    None of the diorex.wordpress links work.

  6. February 24, 2008

    wow, it is a complete guide, i learn all of this a year, but it can see in here completely, great jobs.

    i like this, got to bookmark,

    thanks for sharing

  7. February 26, 2008

    This is a great source for everyone, especially for the new people here. It’s a pity that we can’t access Diorex blog anymore. I loved to read his posts!

  8. March 3, 2008

    You gotta be kidding me! How I have been looking for a killer guide like this! This will be a great read and thank you so much, I appreciate the effort.

  9. March 4, 2008

    The link of Hydramedia isn’t working. Could you check it out?

  10. March 9, 2008

    Great stuff, as usual.

    Wickedfire Forums has a thread dedicated to Diorex’s old posts. Go find it under Industry News (i believe)

  11. March 16, 2008

    Great List of resources

    It’s interesting how the business of affiliate marketing has caught the imagination of so many

    For the newbie the above list may appear intimidating at first. What you need to do is take one item, understand it, implement it and make it work for you before going on to the next

  12. March 18, 2008

    I’ve tried out AzoogleAds and they are amazing people. Their tech support rocks and the affiliate manager will give out their AIM usernames so that you can have them to chat to about anything most of the time. They have amazing offers which yall should check out. WTW

  13. March 18, 2008

    Hey, I just got bumped here through Gyutae winning the website..
    Though I came here just for the contest, my mind has changed..

    Recently I was brainstorming about making money over the web, where in I had lots of knowledge but lacked execution.. and I saw a great list of sites in your post.. Now I do not care if I win the contest or not.. I am glad that you sponsered the contest, got exposure and I am your potential loyal reader :)

    Keep going.. Would be good, if you can write something about affliate marketing for newbies. The hurdles they come accross. Major factor is fear that many are going blind towards affliate links, and many already existing big players. Which also means a newbie would have no traffic to his/her website.. one might click with a certain keyword, and earn a hill with his affliate and few might not earn even if they rank #1.
    asking people to do a keyword research is easy, but in reality compeating with already existing heavily backlinked sites is a real difficult job and discouraging if not fruitful soon..

    Wish you can throw some light over an email or a comment here.. :)


  14. March 18, 2008

    Hey Paul,

    I know this is an awesome post and helpful guide. I read through it a long time ago, but never really put any effort into it. Its my fault I know. However, I think it would be an interesting experiment to see someone go from newbie to 50% of your financial level by following your advice. Perhaps turn it into a case study or something. I may some day try to actually implement your tips instead of “researching” all of the time. Only time will tell.

    By the way this post is involved with the Winning the Web contest madness- be prepared for the wave. WTW

  15. March 18, 2008

    Thanks a lot for such great resources! It would definitely help towards my goal. :)


  16. March 18, 2008

    Congrats Paul. Your success in affiliate marketing is awesome. I am subscribing to your RSS Feed starting today. You are indeed worthy of emulation by thousands of money bloggers.

  17. March 18, 2008

    When promoting a CPA from one of the major networks I like to stand out. What I do is contact my affiliate manager and ask is the merchant will review a custom ad. In most cases they say yes. Then I make a new logo or banner that is designed to attract attention and get clickthroughs. This is learned from trial and error, it gets easier to do the more you try.

    Once I have the new ad all I have to do is drive the right traffic to it. I pick a well converting offer and promote it using a unique graphic/banner.

    Thanks for your Tips, I will subscribe to your RSS feed so I don’t miss your great info.



  18. March 18, 2008

    pretty cool guide for a perfect affiiate marketing :D
    thanks for the share!


  19. March 18, 2008

    Wow, I popped over hear from the contest fulling expecting to leave me comment and go off to the next step but this article is AMAZING! Reading through all those articles is goign to take me all weekend, but I’m doing that and subscribing. Your articles on Adwords alone are worth the price of admission.

  20. March 18, 2008

    Great links here. I am just getting my feet wet with keyword research and the links you have provided are awesome.

  21. March 18, 2008

    Wow, I’e been an RSS subscriber for a few months now, and I just found this post! Call this page out a little more, it’s an absolutely amazing resource! Thanks to WTW for pointing it out!

  22. March 18, 2008

    I got involved in affiliate marketing 2 months ago, and so far I have profited about $700. Not much comparing to the big players in this field, but I think its quite a start. Of course, I am still a “noob” and finding this post of yours helped me a lot, especially the links covering topics related to PPC. Oh, btw, this is the first post that I read on your blog – and it convinced me to subscribe :) .Cheers, keep it up (btw2: WTW).

  23. March 18, 2008

    While it might ruffle some feathers, what blogs do you recommend we keep up on? I probably add one every 2 weeks, and do a cleaning every 3 months or so. What are your top 5 “must reads”?

  24. March 18, 2008

    Again, very useful – already have read this, but coming back again!

  25. March 18, 2008

    Great post. Your success is worthy of emulation. Many affiliate marketers are still grouping in the dark how to succeed online. Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Congrats…WTW

  26. Gerad T
    March 18, 2008

    This is probably one of the best link compilations I’ve seen in a while. I really like the “choosing a niche” and “Keyword Research” links. I’ve already read through them this morning and picked up some great tips. I would love to see this updated quarterly or even similar post quarterly which fresh links each time. Great Job! Keep up the good work.


  27. March 18, 2008

    Copeac and NeverBlue Ads are some other great affiliate networks.



  28. March 18, 2008

    Wow….very interesting ,especially the Experiment part.It helped me learn a lot.
    Cheers. WTW

  29. March 18, 2008

    This is the second time I’ve read through this post(s) and I just wanted to think you for the list. This is definitely a must read for those starting out with affiliate marketing. The best item might be #5 from the 8 questions and answers for Affiliate Marketing beginners. Just Do It.

  30. March 18, 2008

    Lol – Same :P

  31. March 18, 2008

    Great advice man!

  32. March 18, 2008

    Thank you for all the helpful links! I am new to affiliate marketing and this is just what I needed. I also have signed up for your feed. I attend to spend some time going through the networks and tools that you have listed.


  33. March 18, 2008

    Thanks to my participation in the WTW craziest contest; I have found a new best friend in the Uber Affiliate Marketing Guide. I will continue to read and learn from the Guide and become one of the best Affiliate Marketers around.


  34. March 18, 2008

    Thats some great keyword reasearch linking there. That is really important so you don’t throw your money down the G drain.

  35. March 18, 2008

    Wonderful guide. Helpful for newbies like me.

    But i have a question, Is affiliate success all depends on PPC campagins ?
    thanks, WTW

  36. March 18, 2008

    Tons of great info… Thanks for the heads up as I venture out in the affiliate world


  37. interesting that he doesn’t mentionn rocketprofit and a few other networks. but hey this guy knows what he is doing

    affiliate manager

    Proud Sponsor for “WTW” winning the web blog prize

  38. March 18, 2008

    This is a really fantastic collection of posts! I love the section on Landing Pages, I am just starting to get into PPC myself, and that was one of my biggest question marks. I’m also looking forward to reading the Tracking section, because as an affiliate marketer with a small budget, I want to make sure I can determine the efficiency of my PPC campaigns as soon as possible to minimize loss/maximize gain.

    It’s tough when you are first starting, as it feels like your margins of error are much smaller, and yet it is more difficult because you are less experienced! Thanks for the great resource!


  39. March 18, 2008

    Wow, this is an amazing collection that I have definitely bookmarked for later perusal. There’s really no way to get through it all in one sitting. Thanks for outlining everything so fantastically!

    I can’t wait to put some of these principles into practice and really set my site on fire!

    :found this site through WTW:

  40. March 18, 2008

    WOW!!! Amazing post and info here. This is a wonderful guide for newbies and a nice reminder/refresher for experience affiliates. Good work.

  41. March 18, 2008

    You know, I always thought that affiliate marketing wasn’t for me. Too pushy. Too cold-call-like. Too difficult to understand. Thank goodness for your resources! I think I’ll start on some of the ventures as soon as I get home. Thanks again!

  42. March 18, 2008

    Great guide. You’ve provided me with some wonderful resources. I’ll definitely be back to check out more ;) Thanks again, WTW

  43. March 18, 2008

    Excellent list of useful affiliate marketing resources :) I really need to start implementing them! Thanks!


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