Top Five Web Monetization Articles of the Week: August 8, 2013

Welcome back to another weekly roundup; today we’re highlighting one of the most transparent (in a good way) affiliate marketers out there and an infographic that will get you thinking about Christmas in August. We also have some of the best recent threads from our forum; if you’ve ever wondered whether it’s best to collect credit card information before or after a free trial, check out the latest threads and get insights from the MonetizePros community.

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Top Articles From Around The Web

Bonus Read: I recently wrote an article at outlining ways that bloggers and publishers can take advantage of cheap split testing tools to improve a site’s performance.

Top Forum Threads From MonetizePros

  1. Free Trial Offers: When should credit card information be collected? The community chimes in with some differing opinions on one of the most important decisions that many e-product and membership sites will make.
  2. The new Copyblogger homepage is an awesome example of landing page for a member site. We chime in on the recently-updated CopyBlogger home page, highlighting some of the brilliant marketing decisions.
  3. What exactly is real time bidding? This thread contains some great introductory reading on one of the latest trends in the display advertising business.

That’s all for this week; if you want more monetization discussion, head on over and browse our friendly forums. (You’ll need to sign up for free membership to post though!)