I had the awesome opportunity to review the ebook Best Practices for Coupon Sites from Nightfire Publications. This ebook was a round table conversation between affiliate and blog experts.
This short ebook is a GREAT resource for anyone thinking about starting a Coupon blog. I found a lot of the advice in the conversation very helpful. Many of the key-points in this ebook were NOT to SPAM your blog. There are many people who will try to write scripts and all it does is post coupon codes or coupon links from affiliates. Many of these blogs end up getting shut down as “spam” no blogger wants their blog to get shut down so don’t do this (another reason to make sure you are regularly backing up your blog).
What many of the experts on the panel suggested was to include content with the deals. If there is a coupon for butter tell them for a deal on butter at Wal-Mart they can pair it with. Or if there is a coupon for a game. Do your children have the game? Write about how much your kids love the game, what ages it’s good for, would you buy it again. I thought this was a great idea. Especially because so many people who “Scour the internet” are looking for REAL LIFE examples that something works. They don’t just want a coupon/deal for a product. They want to know that someone else “in real-life” has had success with the same product.
When I signed up to review this book I didn’t know that it was going to be a round-table conversation. It would have been better had they summarized the “round table” conversation to read more like a book and include links that I could have gone to sign up as an affiliate or for more reading. I found it hard to follow the conversation because I don’t know the experts that well. It was hard to remember which affiliate was from which company and where their expertise was.
Overall this short book was a good read especially if you like reading books that are in a script format. I found a lot of useful information that I hope to implement into this blog in the next few months.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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I’m totally agree with you. If a coupon site follows these practices then it will be really helpful for visitors.
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