Affiliate marketing is a career which requires constant vigilance and attention to detail. Extended vacations, sick days, and personal time can cause significant damage to website traffic and overall profits. A number of iPhone apps allow for these sorts of days off while limiting missed important marketing opportunities. Affiliate marketers can now reach out to potential customers even when they are without their internet service providers, laptops, or a coffee shop from which to work.
The iOS app market is huge, and these 10 apps stand out as some of the most important for affiliate marketers.
The Google line of apps is a must have for the affiliate marketer. They allow access to most of the Google online services. Google Search allows for simple “speak and search” while other client apps allow you to take full advantage of many desktop Google services. Users can access documents through Google docs and keep appointments with Google Calendar. Most importantly, Gmail keeps your friends, family, co-workers, news and information just taps away at any given moment.
One of the best ways to keep up with RSS feeds, the Reeder app displays content in an easily viewable interface. It is a great way to stay on top of the latest news and allows users to link RSS information to their Twitter account. For the affiliate marketer, the ability to quickly provide constant updates ensures an always interested audience.
With the HootSuite app, tweets can now be scheduled directly from the phone. This application is an extension of HootSuite.com, one of the most popular options for managing incoming and outgoing Twitter information. It features a customizable user interface and an in-depth statistics report.
Another app for managing twitter accounts, Echofon Pro is the upgraded version of Echofon. This app allows users to send and receive tweets through a very simple interface. Push notifications make this app perfect for getting up-to-the-minute updates.
The MePing app simplifies the social networking process by combining updates into one “ping”. In a method reminiscent of the facetious wuphf.com, MePing updates all top networking websites at one time. Because most affiliate marketers take advantage of every social communication opportunity, this app has the potential to save a large amount of time.
SEO Pro is a very handy app to have available. It offers instant access to a website’s ranking information, backlink stats and various other metrics. The application allows unlimited checks on any number of domains and provides results very quickly.
For looking up keywords, no option is better than SEO Ranking. This app returns the rank of any website on Google search results after using a specified keyword. A very simple interface lets affiliate marketers quickly check the success of your optimization efforts and then move on to other tasks.
The highly popular voice and video conferencing website, Skype, now has calling over 3G. This eliminates the need for fixed internet service providers. The app is great for keeping in contact with business partners as well as staying in touch with family.
Any good affiliate marketer maintains a blog. The WordPress iPhone app allows basic editing and posting on the go. While some may hesitate to write lengthy posts from their phone, this program provides a way to give followers quick updates about upcoming posts.
For those marketers who like to take advantage of YouTube channels, iMovie lets users make edits to videos on-the-fly. Once videos are finished they can be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the world. Thanks to the power of the new iPhone camera, marketers can now publish excellent quality videos even when they are away from their computers.
Taking advantage of these apps will ensure success for any affiliate marketer who wants to get away from the screen and out into the world. Push notifications ensure that even when forgetting to check the phone, opportunities won’t be missed. That is, of course, as long as the phone stays within range of a cell tower. That’s another story.
About the Author
Blake Sanders writes on tech issues at broadband comparison site Broadband Expert and specializes in high speed internet, cell phones, as well as all of the latest news and information on internet service providers