Sports AffCast – 2012 Football Preview- Google Update and Jason’s Newbie Tips

by Wade_Tonkin on August 31, 2012

Episode 2 of the second season of the Sports AffCast saw the team down one as Brent was still recovering from a rough weekend and from the Boston Red Sox sell off of all remaining high priced talent.   Jason and I took the opportunity to cover a ton of topics in just over 30 minutes.

  • Jason’s sabbatical – he’s got a new 3 month old son and he’s back in the game and looking to help ShareASale affiliates get paid.
  • Wade’s new role – running the affiliate programs for the NFL, NHL, NBA, NASCAR and ESPN on PepperJam
  • The 2012 College Football Season is underway!
  • The NFL Season is opening in just under a week (Wednesday September 5th as the Cowboys take on the Giants)
  • Jason updated on what Google is looking for (stop buying links, provide useful well written content)
  • Wade added some advice on the importance of social media like Twitter accounts, Google + and Facebook Pages.

Jason broke out his advice on first 3 steps for new affiliates getting started:

  • Get a domain – Jason recommends BustaName.com  for domain lookups instead of the big brokers
  • Pick up a hosting plan on BlueHost or HostGator
  •  Take advantage of the single click install of WordPress and start working on content development.

In our next episode, we’ll do a post-mortem of the first weeks of football, and preview NHL Hockey and the MLB Pennant Races.

 

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