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A Basic Store – The Basic Steps

A Basic Store – The Basic Steps
New users of AOM may often be overawed by the sheer number of options available when setting up their first store. This post will outline the basic steps required to make a site operational. It will not delve into advanced techniques or fancy addons to enhance the visual style of the typical layout. Many of those are already explained in... Read More

Categories: A Users Guide

Categories: A Users Guide
For many new users, once they get the Associate-O-Matic files set up and functioning, they log into the control panel and wonder: now what? For all the available options to customize and define their stores, many struggle with the most basic question of how to get started putting products into their site. This process starts with Categories, and this guide... Read More

Content for Contention

Content for Contention
In any field, some themes occur over and over again. Mainly because they illustrate certain truths that bear repeating. In the AOM world (and affiliate marketing in general), one of these themes that you hear like a mantra is content is king. If you frequent any website where SEO strategy is debated, it may appear that nobody agrees on anything... Read More

Ioncube: A Users Guide

Ioncube: A Users Guide
Since its introduction into AOM with V4.2.0, Ioncube has probably been one of the most misunderstood components of the entire program. Certainly, people who were originally attracted to Associate-O-Matic because of its ease of use were horrified at the level of programming complexity that seemed to suddenly be required. I will admit that I found it a struggle at first,... Read More

IonCube and GoDaddy

IonCube and GoDaddy
With Associate-O-Matic now incorporating IonCube as part of the initial setup or upgrade process, some users are experiencing difficulties in getting IC to load properly in their server environment. The following procedure has been found to work with GoDaddy servers only. I am unable to recommend it with other webhosts because it has not been tested with them. This procedure... Read More