Webmaster Tools and Affiliate Associations

There are a multitude of tools on the web designed to make marketing jobs, and the roles of affiliates and affiliate managers, easier. They are designed to optimize your research time, retrieve more accurate results and provide metrics to help evaluate the direction in which to take your business. We know how important it is to stay ahead of the curve, so we’ve showcased a few of those resources here.

Alexa – Possibly one of the best-known providers on the web, Alexa provides analytical insights to benchmark, compare and optimize businesses online. You can search and sort websites by country, category or keywords, getting up-to-date and relevant information on your company’s position on the web as well as your competitors’. Alexa features a great toolbar which allows you to access this information straight from your browser.

Hootsuite – Hootsuite is a software application designed to manage social networks by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. The application was designed to make sharing simpler.

Google Search Console – This is a free service by Google for webmasters. It allows you to check the indexing status and optimize the visibility of your websites. First, you’ll need to add your website and verify ownership to Google, but once you do this you will have open access to a myriad of extremely useful tools and resources. The site configuration includes details about your sitemaps, crawler access, site links, and URL parameters

Google Adwords – Keyword Planner is like a workshop for building new Search Network campaigns or expanding existing ones. You can use it to search for a keyword, get historical data and see how other keywords are performing thus enabling you to choose competitive bids and better plan your budget for a specific campaign.

Royalty-Free Images – There are literally thousands of good image banks on the web and Shutterstock is just one of them, but it is a reliable source for us. You can find some amazing royalty-free imagery or even good value photos which greatly enhance key featured articles on your affiliate website.

Royalty-Free Photos – Free photos in high resolution that will take your breath away! All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means that you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Fruition’s Google Penalty Checker – Affiliates are often targeted by Google, whether through algorithm updates or other known issues; you need to stay updated and figure out how to solve these issues if they arise. This free tool will not fix them for you, but it will definitely point you in the right direction. In a ranking drop crisis, every bit of information helps!

SEObook.com – Here you will find a large selection of free web-based SEO tools like meta tag generators, spider test tools, keyword wrappers, and many more.

SEObook.com – Here you will find a large selection of free web-based SEO tools like meta tag generators, spider test tools, keyword wrappers, and many more.

SEOToolSet – Provides you with the search engine optimization tools and software you need to do solid SEO that gets real results. Among their tools you may find domain ranking reports, keyword traffic checker, ranked, linked and indexed page count and a link target finder. 

Affiliate Forums and Support associations

It’s not easy being an affiliate these days, and being a gaming industry affiliate is an even greater challenge. Keeping up with all the regulations and licenses, prohibited jurisdictions, payment issues, software and games – we all know the hurdles and issues to overcome. Happily, the gaming affiliate marketers see themselves as peers rather than opponents and keep lines of communication constantly open both for protection against wrongdoers and to keep up with the latest trends. Business turned to friendship is the true story behind some of the forums and associations we chose to feature, and we hope that you enjoy being part of the communities!

GPWA (Gambling Portal Webmasters Association) – At GPWA you are sure to find the help you need from some of the top affiliates in this industry on every level. Their forum is one of the most active and they collaborate actively with both gambling affiliates and affiliate programs to improve communication and mediation in this industry.

CAP (Casino Affiliate Programs) – Casino Affiliate Programs have devised a compilation of very useful tools, all available on their website. CAP is a well-known and respected website for affiliates, oriented towards all types of affiliates, with plenty of information on regulation, website building, affiliate programs as a whole and, of course, those steps you should avoid.

GAFFG (Gaming Affiliates Guide) – Gaffg.com is a portal for webmasters and affiliate partners within the igaming industry. More than a simple content provider, we have always found this portal to be a true information hub for young and veteran affiliates alike. They promote interaction and learning, offering a valuable exchange of resources and knowledge. With a unique directory of affiliate coaches, they have positioned themselves as true mentors for growing affiliates.

AGD (Affiliate Guard Dog) – AGD reviews most of the affiliate programs in the industry in great depth. It helps players through constant contact with affiliate managers in their forum, where you can also find a great variety of topics and like-minded affiliates to help you improve your websites and boost potential revenue.