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1st February 2013
Congratulations to Keith Campbell for winning January’s VP competition with a total of 25,047 VP!!
Keith has SMASHED the record for the most VP accumulated in a single month by someone in my downline!
The prize is a 10 PSA pack, but this month there are 15 PSAs in the prize pack as a bonus, so Keith will get 25 free PSAs in his downline in February!!
@Keith: If you read this report, please contact me via my contact form so that I can arrange for the delivery of your PSAs. Thanks!
Who’s going to be the VP winner in February?
FEBRUARY’S VP WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FREE SPOT IN MY TRAFFIC COOP (worth $25.77)
SFI Affiliate Page Rotator Report
Here are the latest stats for the rotator that promotes the URLs of >EA2s in my downline. The highest CTR is for the splash page that is integrated as part of a Bweeble.com page. The page that is integrated into IBO Toolbox has not so far received any clicks.
The most responsive traffic exchange so far continues to be Shockwave Traffic which has a CTR rate for this campaign of 0.92%, which is actually a decline from its early rating of 1. 88%.
It should be emphasized that standard affiliate sign up pages typically get low CTRs on traffic exchanges. So, if anybody wants to try using a squeeze page, or a splash page, just let me have the URL and I will add it to the rotator for you. It would be interesting to compare results.
Note: This is NOT the “SFI traffic coop,” which is dealt with elsewhere on my site, but a separate campaign, which is free for any >EA2 to in my downline to join. If that describes you, and you would like to have your SFI URL added to the rotator, send me your SFI affiliate ID number via the contact form and I will add you to the rotator.
3rd January 2013
Congratulations to Louise Teubl for winning the December >EA2 VP Competition. I will be contacting you to arrange the delivery of your reward!
There was no change in the top four rankings from my previous report, but one other people deserve special mention: Keith Campbell for becoming the first Gold Team Leader in my downline! Well done Keith!
- Louise Teubl = 12894VP
- Keith Campbell = 10502VP – GTL!!
- Philip B. Marlowe = 5105
- Nathaniel Kidd = 3626
Great work, everybody!
28th December 2012
Happy New Year to my blog readers and everybody in my SFI downline!
December >EA2 VP Competition – Louise Teubl Closing In On The Prize!
Wow! Since I last updated the >EA2 competition Louise Teuble has almost doubled her VP count from 5,664 to 11,469 and left the opposition in the dust! Even so, credit is due to a new entrant in this month’s competition, Keith Campbell, with 7,887VP. Last month’s winner, Nathaniel Kidd, has moved up into the top ten and is currently in 4th place.
- Louise Teubl = 11469VP
- Keith Campbell = 7887VP
- Philip B. Marlowe = 4563
- Nathaniel Kidd = 3587
- Steven Smith = 3253
- Claudio D. Crooks = 3108
- Sudhanshu Pati = 3101
- Wilfred John = 3011
- Trameka Peterson = 2971
- Francesco Lombardi = 2969
SFI-Traffic-Coop Now Available On Tripleclicks
I’m pleased to be able to announce that you can now purchase a spot in my SFI-Traffic-Coop on Tripleclicks and earn 188VP into the bargain!
9th December 2012
SFI Traffic Coop On Target For 15th December Launch
With just under a week to go before I launch my first SFI Traffic Coop, 15 places have been taken so there are just five places left for anybody who wants to jump in before the launch.
December >EA2 VP Competition – Progress Report
In the first four days of December the fastest VP earners out of the traps were Philip Marlowe (1996VP); Fieni Kouadio (1741VP); Robel Israel (1676VP). I posted an acknowledgement on the SFI Stream asking if the early sprinters could keep up the pace and stay ahead all month, so let’s see how it looks a few days later:
Last update: 9th December
- Louise Teubl = 5664VP
- Philip Marlowe = 3672
- Claudio D. Crooks = 2393
- Philip J. Marlow = 2002
- Cecilia Reyes = 1849
- Dhammika Paranagama = 1832
- Fieni Kouadio = 1781
- Francesco Lombardi = 1744
- Gunnar Hardarson = 1743
- Robel Israel = 1685
This is a “winner takes all” competition, and the affiliate with the highest VP at the end of the month gets 10 x PSAs directly into her downline in January. The current leader, Louise Teubl, came second last month… Can Louise win the prize in December?
1st December 2012
I’m excited that it’s December! It’s going to be a LIVELY month at SFI… Every month both SFI and my team seem to get stronger, and that happened again in November.
SFI got stronger by launching their new Tripleclicks Gift Cards with a face value of $12 per card. Each entitles you to immediate access to 6 TCredits and 100 Member Rewards Points. You can use them to spread the word about Tripleclicks or even to send to active members of your downline team as rewards. I will be enclosing Tripleclicks Gift Cards in my Japanese-Games-Shop orders just as soon as I receive my first batch…
November’s >EA2 VP Winner
CONGRATULATIONS to Nate Kidd for winning my >EA2 VP Competition in November!
Nate finished the month with an impressive total of 10,141VP, and will receive 10 PSAs directly into his downline from me later this month.
Here are the top five VP earners in my team in November:
- Nathaniel Kidd = 10,141VP
- Louise Teubl = 8,208VP
- Alison Ward = 5,309
- Achmad Mustafa = 4,824
- Shiva Kumar = 4206
Well done to you and everybody else who was active in my downline in November!
SFI Affiliate Page Rotator Campaign Report
In November I invited my 1st and 2nd generation EA2s and Team Leaders to send me their SFI affiliate URLs so I could place them in a rotator and start sending visitors to their pages.
NOTE: There is NO guarantee that the visitors will take action and certainly no guarantee that they will sign up.
The first month of activity produced three clear results, which are in line with what is already known about this kind of campaign:
(1) Standard affiliate sign up pages are NOT very effective at converting traffic into sign ups.
(2) Unique pages with some kind of personal branding are more effective at getting a response.
(3) It is more effective to target people who have already purchased a product in your market niche.
There are two sets of figures to look at:
The stats above show that standard SFI affiliate pages are not very effective at converting cold traffic. The SFI affiliate page tends to convert at a rate of around 0.35% of hits (without adjusting for unique hits only).
However, if you replace the standard affiliate page with a unique page that has a clear call to action and invites people to join a list, not a business opportunity, AND you add some personal branding (and possibly a testimonial as well), the results are almost three times better!
Look at the site at the bottom of the page, which is Nathaniel Kidd’s web page put through the Bweeble “Personal Branding” tool. It converts cold traffic at a rate of over 1% (unadjusted for unique hits). You can check out Nate’s page at:
The stats, above show, which traffic sources were more or less effective in generating clicks. One source stands out as the clear “winner” and that is “none” – actually, “none” is most likely traffic sent to the rotator from THIS blog.
Apart from that, the best converting site is “swt” – Shockwave Traffic - and that is no surprise… Shockwave Traffic is a paid membership site. Yes, every member who surfs Shockwave traffic has already BOUGHT into the idea of Internet marketing. They are buyers and seriously committed to making money online. That means they are MUCH more likely to take an interest in a good offer. Freebie surfers show MUCH LESS commitment and that is reflected in the conversion stats.
ACTIONS TO TAKE TO IMPROVE YOUR RESULTS
1. Sign up to Bweeble and brand your page. Even if you only brand your SFI affiliate sign-up page, it will still tend to do better over time than a standard affiliate page.
2. Sign up to Shockwave Traffic and start promoting yourself on a site where paid and committed members hang out.
If you are an EA2 or Team Leader in my 1st or 2nd generation, send me your Bweeble-branded-page-URL and I will add it to the rotator if there is a space. (Maximum number of links in rotation = 15.)
14th November 2012
NOTICE: SFI Have Changed Their Affiliate Reassignment Policy
Last month SFI revised their policy for reallocating PSAs to downline affiliiates. From now on it is only possible to reallocate affiliates to your own PSAs (i.e. only to affiliates in the 1st generation of your downline).
As a result, I have had to come up with a new rewards program, which you can read about in more detail on My SFI Team Rewards page.
I think SFI’s policy change will encourage sponsors and their PSAs to work together more closely as we all have to concentrate more on our immediate downline.
I will continue to reallocate new affiliates to EA2 and higher ranking PSAs, and encourage my PSAs to offer similar rewards to their PSAs.
New VP Competition For >EA2s
I have also introduced a VP competition for EA2 or higher ranking affiliates, with a prize of 10 newly recruited affiliates for the team member who accumulates the most VP in a month. The affiliates will be recruited directly to the winners downline and NOT reallocated (so anybody in the first 7 generations of my team can participate.)
TOP TEN VP EARNERS SO FAR IN NOVEMBER…
Last update: 17th November
- Nathaniel Kidd = 9870VP
- Louise Teubl = 8065VP
- Alison Ward = 4846
- Achmad Mustafa = 4184
- Claudio D. Crooks = 2861
- Shiva Kumar = 2634
- Steve Olson = 2507
- Tatiana Marilena Nedelcu = 2342
- Mihaela Drasovean = 2195
- Patricia Wilson = 2192
SFI Affiliate Page Rotator Campaign For EA2s
If you are an EA2 or higher ranking affiliate anywhere in my downline (up to 7 generations deep) or one of my CSAs, send me your SFI affiliate URL (or Tripleclicks or Pricebenders URL) and I will place it in my SFI affiliate rotator. I promote the rotator on a range of traffic exchanges and safelists with the aim of getting at least 5,000 unique visits per month.
Results So Far – Last Update: 14th November …
Brand Your SFI Affiliate Page & Get Better Results!
Congratulations to Nathaniel Kidd for achieving the highest clickthrough rate of 1.05%.
What is Nathaniel’s secret?
Nathaniel has BRANDED himself by embedding his SFI blog inside a Bweeble frame so people can see his photo and his name PLUS they are invited to join his list and get some valueable – and UNIQUE information about how to promote SFI.
Another factor helping Nate is the third party endorsement (from me ). As you can see in the screen shot below, I have given SFI a positive endorsement on Nate’s Bweeble page.
Can you see how much more effective that is than just promoting the standard SFI affiliate page?
If you would like to do something like this, here’s what to do:
Step 1: Sign up to Bweeble via the link.
Step 2: Log in to Bweeble and brand your SFI blog or affiliate page (it is easy to do).
Step 3: Send me your Bweeble link and I will add it to the rotator (if you are an EA2 or higher and in my downline).
Don’t have an SFI blog? I will make you one FREE, when you sign up for business hosting with me!
Come And Join Us!
If you are an EA2 or higher and are either in my downline or if I am your Co-Sponsor, feel free to send me your SFI affiliate URL via the contact form elsewhere on this site.