03 Sep 2009

Want to be a well-known affiliate blogger? My interview with Murray Newlands

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murrayheadI was able to catch up Murray Newlands, a famous blogger. We were able to have nice about his work in affiliate marketing, and the secret behind site, Murraynewlands.com, an affiliate blog that came from nowhere and is now everywhere in Google and twitter. Not only has he some great content on his blog, but is getting picked up and noted all over the blogosphere. Google Famous Blogger and you will see his name, I even hear he is working on Celebrity Blogger!

Murray, what ideas are interesting to you at the moment?

Chris Brogan’s writing on Trust Agents hit a chord with me. I have been very successful as a blogger since launching my blog earlier this year. My SEO is great, and a large reason for this is the links that people give me. I put this down to the content which people do like, yes, but there is more to it than that. I get lots of links from some great people I know in the industry become they want to help me. I always try to help other and I have found that truly what goes around in the blogosphere comes around. You want to connect with people who will engage with you and you soon learn who can fulfill that need with you and who will not. Once you get a reputation being engaging and helping others, you are soon introduced to more people who will also interact with you. It is a virtues circle of people who help each other, and these people swim in schools.

Who are some bloggers I should be trying to connect with?

Greg Rollett http://www.rockstarlifestyledesign.com

Drew Benskpark.com

Heather Smith boatinginbeautifulbritishcolumbia.com

Joetech Joetech.com

Steve Hall Adrants.com

Shawn Collins blog.affiliatetip.com

Connie brainfoggles.com

Chris Brogan ChrisBrogan.com

Eric Schechter www.ericschechter.com

Missy Ward www.missyward.com

Rax www.raxraxrax.com

How does blogging fit in with your affiliate marketing work?

Well, I blog about my work, and writing is a great way to explore ideas and concepts as well as share industry news. It is also a good means of making new contacts within the industry many of whom I now do business with.

What fears do you have with blogging?

When I first started I was worried about what people would say about my blog, my writing, MY SPELLING. Now I am not so worried about that, what I do worry about is the people who I forget to say thank you too and the missed opportunities. There is so much going on and so little time. I also have other projects which are getting more demanding and taking me away from my blog. I am not giving up.

Footnote: Murray knows how to draw positive attention. He ranks on Dennis Yu via just one interview with me.

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Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of Portage. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also an author at InsideFacebook and AllFacebook. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at dennis@portage.co, his blog, or on Facebook.
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9 Responses to “Want to be a well-known affiliate blogger? My interview with Murray Newlands”

  1. Reply Andrew Commander says:

    What is the best way to connect with other bloggers, other than commenting on posts?

    -Andrew

    • Reply admin says:

      Andrew, best way to connect with them is to not only comment, but hit them up on Facebook. Reply to folks who leave comments on your blog, just like I’m doing here– albeit, a bit late!

  2. Reply Galahad says:

    Reading this blog helped me to validate the same fears I have about blogging. Thanks!

  3. Reply Ad Hustler says:

    Its sort of funny that this dude is talking about how to become a well known blogger and i’ve NEVER EVEN HEARD OF HIM!

  4. Reply Isaac | GoBlogger says:

    Great interview. I agree that good content is really the king of blogging. Good content not only refers to useful posts, but also entertaining ones. We bloggers sometimes need something light and fresh between our daily routine.

    Cheers :D

  5. Reply ZXT says:

    That was brief and concise interview. Glad you included those blogs which we need to connect with so we can learn from them and hopefully apply to our own blogs and be successful like them :)

    Terrific blog Dennis. Keep it up!

    Zee

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    It’s been 6 months since I posted my last reply. My blog is 6 months old now and has a fairly good traffic. Thanks again for sharing these.

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