Archive for March, 2010

Affiliate Program launched!

For a long time we’ve been receiving emails from active members who asked when we were going to create an affiliate scheme they could join. Well, we answered the call, and today we are launching the Automatic Backlinks Affiliate Program.

Ease of use was an important factor for us, so we decided to use the excellent Post Affiliate Pro software. As an affiliate, it gives you complete control and is as feature complete as it gets! Anyway, on to the important stuff…

As an affiliate, we’re offering you a whopping 20% recurring commission on every subscription your referred visitors take out. We have a very high conversion rate, and our average subscription is $46/month. Put another way, if you were sending us around 1000 visitors per month, you’d likely be earning more then $400/month after around a year. What’s more, our affiliate links never expire, so you still get commission no matter how long ago the visitor clicked on your link.

More details and info can be found here and for those who are eager to sign up already, here’s the registration page. It’s quick, easy and of course free.

A life of its own

Developing the system that runs Automatic Backlinks has been a huge challenge but a very interesting one.

From concept to final system, a lot has been learned and a lot of mistakes have been made. One thing I never considered before I started coding was that eventually Automatic Backlinks would take on a life of its own.

After we all go home at night, Automatic Backlinks keeps on working away, being awesome at exchanging links. Here are just some of the tasks that it performs continually – even as you sleep.

  • Attempts to find links for people with excessive Link Credit
  • Runs error correction facilities to make sure it all adds up
  • Downloads up to date exchange rates for invoicing
  • Verifies that all links that are placed are still displayed
  • Saves statistics on number of members, links, pages, sites, etc. for historical analysis
  • Alerts people who have not set up their campaigns correctly
  • Removes old accounts that are no longer in use
  • Updates PageRank and Alexa rank for all pages in the system
  • Sends out the daily logs to members

Whenever we come into the office in the morning we always study logs and our historical data to see what Automatic Backlinks has been up to. It is naturally quite exiting to see how many links we have placed and how many new pages are added to the system.

Most days we spend on user support, continued development, bug hunting and improvement of features. We don’t actually do all the stuff listed above. That is done by the 5th member of our team, the never tiring “Automatic Backlinks”.

How to get the most out of your backlink campaign

As the main support guy for Automatic Backlinks, I often get users asking me how to make the most out of their link campaigns. It’s certainly an important question, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it for my first post. (more…)

Welcome to our new blog

We have been working on adding a blog to the site for the last few days and are happy to finally have it ready. We will attempt to make each post an interesting read. Some of the topics we will be covering are:

  • News and announcements
  • Tips and tricks on how to maximise your gains from the system
  • And of course SEO etc.

We encourage our readers to participate by posting comments and we are as always eager to hear of any suggestions of how we may be able to improve our service or the blog.