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Using Pre Made Affiliate Mashups

Jun 8, 2008
Affiliate mashups are some of the newest and hottest ways to increase traffic and bring in business to your website. They are easy to create and use and because of their popularity, there are a number of pre made affiliate mashups. There are also developer websites such as the Commission Junction API Store that provides scripts and information on creating these affiliate store scripts.

Pre made mashups are sites that have already been created and tested and are ready to use. All that needs to be done is place the appropriate personal affiliate information into the script and upload the script to your website. You can even obtain pre made keyword lists that will assist you in making sure that the content that appears on your site is relevant.

There are a few things to look for in the pre made mashup scripts. The first thing to do is look for some key things. The first is that it contains the API scripts for all the affiliates that you are looking into putting into your site. The second thing to do is make sure there is an update feature in the script. This is designed to update the content of the website when there are changes or based on set of criteria. Updated content is essential for keeping traffic generation high and for creating repeat traffic.

The second thing to look for is that there is fault protection written into the code. Fault protection is script that is designed to assist if there are any errors. Most good script will contain some sort of protection for this. Finally, you will want to look for mashup scripts, which do not slow your website down. Having tons of great content will bring traffic to your site but if your site takes too long to load, they may be less willing to remain or visit again. Therefore, you will want script that loads quickly.

Affiliate stores are easy to create if you use pre made mashup scripts such as can be found on developer's sites like the Commission junction API store. These scripts are designed to provide you with a quick way to get your affiliate mashup store up and running. You should look for code that does not slow your website down, has fault protection, and updates on a regular basis in addition to having the affiliate pages that you want to include in your website. You can even used pre made keyword lists to help make the process even easier.
About the Author
Tom Kranz builds and writes about affiliate mashup stores . You can also read more about how powerful affiliate script mashups can be. He has also published a Squidoo lens reviewing affiliate mashup store scripts.
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