Five Links You Must Check Out

A lot went down this week, so here’s some links you should check out right now:

1. Does Your Website Fail the “Header Removal Test?”

You only have a few seconds to grab visitors, and if you’re relying solely on your logo, tagline, and your latest article, you’re losing out on leads and sales. Read this article to learn how to pass the test.

(Note, the secret is the Thesis Theme Feature box).

2. How Affiliate Marketing Works

It’s no secret. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money online. Rae Hoffman-Dolan, one of the virtual SEO site clinic instructors, whipped together a nice infographic that shows you exactly how affiliate marketing works.

(and yes, if you haven’t signed up for the Thesis Theme affiliate program, you should do that now, too).

3. Does the Number of Ads Affect Your Linkability?

Michael Gray, a world-class SEO, wrote this article, and he dispenses some great advice. The short answer is, yes, ads affect linkability, but there’s a solution, and he tells you all about it.

4. How to Engage and Entertain People Online

If you missed it, now’s the time to catch up. Mars Dorian really hit a chord with some people with his latest article on DIYthemes, so make sure you read it. Also, take a second and look at some of the comments. That’s where the real action is.

5. How Nick Reese, Laptop Tracking Software, and a Little Courage Recovered a Stolen Laptop in NYC

Yes, you read that right. Nick Reese, a close friend AND Thesis user, helped Sean Power recover his stolen laptop from a guy in NYC using laptop tracking software. This is a unique story about the power of social media—Twitter specifically—and the willingness of people to help strangers out in a time of need.

And that’s a wrap.

About the author: Derek Halpern ran marketing at DIYthemes, and is the founder of Social Triggers. To get more tips on how to be confident, sign up to his list here.