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Recently I have worried a lot about the network search system on my Ning network.

We have technical problems that may be inherent to all social networks, not just our Ning networks. The technology for searching inside networks that have new information added continuously is not very advanced, and this is general, not just at Ning.

So now I have written a blog post trying to explain -- in simple language -- how the search system works on a Ning network, for the benefit of my members.

See:

http://cooperative.ning.com/profiles/blogs/our-website-search-system

I have also described a couple of alternatives to using the Ning search (which I like very much, when it works).

I would be happy if other Network Creators can adapt my explanation to their own situation. And I would be happy for any advice on how to improve the explanation I have given.

Thanks, Peter

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Finding the right ads to post is easy... if you know where to find the advertisers. To help save you some time, or maybe give more work then you were expecting, here is a list of 232 Affiliate Ad Networks. I personally have experience as an Advertiser on Commission Junction and multiple internal affiliate programs for my employer. As a part-time affiliate publisher in my free time, I get links to monetize my personal sites and Ning Networks from Commission Junction, LinkShare, PepperJam, Amazon Associates.

Links to apply to all of these networks plus reviews and opinions from other affiliate marketers on which is the best programs or ad networks to work with, I find OfferVault to be extremely thorough. That site will also help you find which network the company you want to promote is found on and where they are paying the most.

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AdOptim
AdPerio
adreporting.com
adrevolver.com
Ads4Dough
adscendmedia.com
adsmarket.com
advibrance.com
advtise.com
Aff.Biz
affbot1.com
Affiliace.Com
Affiliate Future
Affiliate Lounge
Affiliate Teer
Affiliate.Com
AffiliateBot
AffiliateNetwork.Com
AffiliateShop
affiliateventuregroup.com
AffiliateWindow
Affiliator
agamimedia.com
ampedmedia.com
andesnetwork.com
aquasismedia.com
ATM Interactive
Avangate
Axill.Com
Azn network
bestpriced.com
bigtopnetworks.com
blitzads.com
bloosky.com
bluephoenixmedia.com
BluePhoenixNetwork
bountycpa.com
bridaluxe.com
bulletads.com
cactusmedia.com
Canadian Sponsors
capitallnetwork.com
CashEngines.Com
cleafs.com
ClickBank
ClickBooth
clickkingdom.com
clickmount.com
Clicksor
clickXchange
clixGalore
ClixSense
Commission Junction
Commission Soup
CommissionXchange
Convert2Media.Com
copeac.com
coprosper.com
Cosmic Affiliates
CPA Junction
CPA Lead
CPA Shine
Cpa Universe
cpaadstrategy.com
CPABoo
cpabullet.com
cpaemarket.com
cpaflash.com
CPAPark
cparev.com
cpathunder.com
CX Digital Media
CyberBounty
Dale Network
Dark Blue Network
digitaltargetmarketing.com
Direct Leads
Direct ROi
directagents.com
dmipartners.com
dpowermedia.com
eadvertising.com
EarnReal
ecomleads.com
eggressivenetwork.com
e-Junkie
empyremedia.com
enjoyclicks.com
Epic Edge Media
exclusivecpa.com
expressrevenue.com
filinet.com
firelead.com
FlexOffers
floatinteractive.com
Flux Ads
fusionwhiz.com
fxcash.com
globaladrevolution.com
globaldirectmedia.com
go2directads.com
Google Affiliate Network
gptmedia.com
guppymedia.com
holidayaffiliates.com
hooqy.com
hybrydads.com
Hydra
icommissions.com
ideamamaadnetwork.com
idicampaigns.com
ilogins.com
iMedia Team
incentreward.com
incentvalue.com
income-list.com
instantdollarz.com
interactivebrands.com
internetmediaaffiliates.com
Inuvo (Kowabunga)
Iron Offers
Joe Bucks
join.eu
jumboaffiliates.com
Kolimbo
Lead Flash
leadcreations.com
leadexpose.com
levelclick.com
LinkConnector
linkmo.com
linkoffers.net
linkrevenue.com
LinkShare
LinkValu
Logical Media
lvntracker.com
MaxBounty
media202.com
mediadnet.com
MediaTrust
Merchant Zoo
metarevenue.com
Modern Click
Monetize It
money3affiliates.com
More Niche
motiveinteractive.com
mysavingsmedia.com
ndemandaffiliates.com
NDustryClix
netpartner.com
neverblueads.com
nivanetwork.com
Offeratti
Offers Direct ADS
offersquest.com
OfferWeb
OfferWise
OMG Network (UK)
Our Free Stuff Net
paidonresults.net
Panthera Network
partnerstats.net
payaff.com
PayDotCom
peerfly.com
PepperJam Network
perfectpaycheck.com
platinumpartner.com
Plimus
pntra.com
pokeraffiliateworld.com
Primary Ads
ProfessionalCash
profitcenternetwork.com
profitistic.com
quadrantnetwork.com
rapidresponse.com
ReferBack.Com
RegNow
responsivedata.com
Revenue Loop
Revenue Street
revenue500.com
revenueads.com
revenueco-op.com
revenuegateway.com
revenuehill.com
revenuewire.com
revresponse.com
Rextopia
rocketprofit.com
ROI Rocket
roibooster.com
search4clicks.com
Share a Sale
shareblossom.com
sharecpa.com
Share-It
shareresults.com
Silvertap
Spark Network
Sprin Trade
superaffiliatesoft.net
synervation.net
tarsus-media.com
The Web Gem Network
ThinkAction
TML Affiliate
topaffcash.com
Trade Doubler
trafficpayouts.com
trafficsynergy.com
trafficvenuedirect.com
triadmedianetwork.com
Uffiliates
uniqueleads.com
Valued Network
VHM Network
vintacore.com
VIP Profits
vtarget.com
Web Clients
WebGains
WebJamAds
Webmaster Life
worldofoffers.net
xorclicks.com
yahyahmedia.com
YEP Revenue
yottacash.com
Zanox
AdOptim
AdPerio
adreporting.com
adrevolver.com
Ads4Dough
adscendmedia.com
adsmarket.com
advibrance.com
advtise.com
Aff.Biz
affbot1.com
Affiliace.Com
Affiliate Future
Affiliate Lounge
Affiliate Teer
Affiliate.Com
AffiliateBot
AffiliateNetwork.Com
AffiliateShop
affiliateventuregroup.com
AffiliateWindow
Affiliator
agamimedia.comampedmedia.com
andesnetwork.com
aquasismedia.com
ATM Interactive
Avangate
Axill.Com
Azn network
bestpriced.com
bigtopnetworks.com
blitzads.com
bloosky.com
bluephoenixmedia.com
BluePhoenixNetwork
bountycpa.com
bridaluxe.com
bulletads.com
cactusmedia.com
Canadian Sponsors
capitallnetwork.com
CashEngines.Com
cleafs.com
ClickBank
ClickBooth
clickkingdom.com
clickmount.com
Clicksor
clickXchange
clixGalore
ClixSense
Commission Junction
Commission Soup
CommissionXchange
Convert2Media.Com
copeac.com
coprosper.com
Cosmic Affiliates

I personally prefer the convenience of working with the networks, but remember, companies with internal affiliate programs pay more then those that are listed on ad networks. The ad networks will charge an extra 20 - 30% fee to the advertisers on top of your commission per transaction. So that means if you can partner directly with the company you can earn 20 - 30% more.

Website Hosting Affiliates earn $90 - $150 per sale, among the most profitable type of ad you can run. Often retail affiliate programs only provide a 10 - 30% commission; average sale less then $100. But don't be discouraged by smaller commissions per transaction, a popular retailer, especially one your audience is interested in, can generate significant traffic and commissions, from your members online shopping.

Strategy Tip:One idea that plays on affiliate ads is to start a page for Member Discounts. Collect the best coupons and special offers you can find then keep your members updated with online savings to help them pinch their pennies. Not only will this strategy ad valaue to your network's content, it will give your members another reason to return frequently to check out the latest deal that you have uncovered.
If anyone finds a great printable coupon affiliate program. Please write a review, as I am in the search for the best places to find that type of offer to run.Happy Ninging,ben

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