Import Affiliate Datafeeds with Import CSV Pro

As powerful and convenient as WordPress may be for bloggers, it is not without its limitations. For example, you can only write one blog post at a time through the default WordPress dashboard. While it is possible to import blog posts from another WordPress blog or some other platform, there really isn’t all that much you can do if you want to write several blog posts at a time. You just have to sit through that interface, right?

Wrong. As it turns out, Speedie Consulting ordered this review to highlight a useful WordPress plug-in that effectively lets you import CSV files as posts. What advantage does this have?

Self-Publishing in Advance

As bloggers, we can’t really be expected to sit at our computers each and every day, busting out new blog posts on a continuous (and endless) basis. You deserve to have a break sometimes and that’s where the beauty of the WordPress timestamp comes into play. However, when you take this method, you are still writing and publishing one post at a time, clicking through to add tags and select categories.

With Import CSV Pro, you can produce a simple CSV (comma-separated values) file in Excel that contains all of this pertinent information, including the actual post itself, and import it into your WordPress blog. Better still, each post can already come with a timestamp, setting up your posts to go live on a regular and steady basis.

Affiliate Datafeeds

The above mentioned implementation of this WordPress plugin may sound like it could come in handy, but the real value of Import CSV Pro comes into play when it comes to affiliate marketing. You may have noticed that certain CPA-based ad networks offer you the the opportunity to download what they call “datafeeds”. These are pre-written ad creatives that you can use to advertise the various affiliate offers.

Normally, when you try to import one of these feeds into your WordPress blog, all of the posts go live all at once. This isn’t good for SEO purposes, because search engines prefer sites that are updated frequently, rather than sites that have huge spurts every few months. With Import CSV Pro, you are able to set the timestamp on each of these posts, spacing them out as you see fit. If you get a datafeed with 400 entries, for example, you have enough fodder for new content every day for one year.

Formatting the CSV File in Excel

When you buy this plug-in, you are provided with two guides. The first guide is an ethical guide that talks about how to make money online, why you need to have original content, and so on. The other guide is a basic user manual that explains what you need to do to use Import CSV Pro. Along with this, you get a sample CSV file so that you can see the formatting for yourself.

Unfortunately, this CSV file does not work. When I tried importing it into my fighting games blog, I came up empty-handed. That’s because the formatting on this file is actually incorrect. Going through the User Manual, I saw a better example of what the file should look like. I then made my own CSV file in Excel following those guidelines.

This one did work. When I went into the Import CSV Pro screen in WordPress (under Manage) and imported the file, I saw that I had one new post time-stamped for two hours from now. Aside from the title and post, I was also able to set the tags, category, and the timestamp. The timestamp can be an actual date/time or it can be formatted as I have shown above. This would mean that the post would go live two hours from the time the CSV file was imported.

The Price for Convenience

Yes, this WordPress plug-in is very simple and it serves but a single function, but this single function could serve to save you quite a bit of time when it comes to publishing a series of (affiliate-minded) blog posts. So, what’s the price for convenience? Import CSV Pro has been priced at $99. They accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Maestro, and more.

CLICK HERE TO BUY IMPORT CSV PRO FOR WORDPRESS


16 thoughts on “Import Affiliate Datafeeds with Import CSV Pro”

  1. John, was this a paid review? Cause if it is, its one of the best ones i’ve heard from you in a long time. Thanks!

  2. This is of great utility , i am just about to check it out on the site. Thakns John for this great utility plugin

  3. Alan Hollis says:

    Ridiculously expensive for the amount of effort/time/code required to produce this plugin. You could hire a freelancer to do this for you for less money than they are selling this at.
    Just a opinion of a humble programmer.

  4. dot_games says:

    Hello John Chow,
    What`s happen with my TTZ Media account?

    Thank you!

    1. Clog Money says:

      Also wheres the income report! I for one am missing my monthly dose of inspiration 😉

  5. dcr says:

    I agree that the strength of this plugin is for affiliate marketing. With regular posting, it really doesn’t have any benefit at all. You have to write your posts one at a time anyway!

    1. well if you post once a day, what good would it be anyway?

  6. James Wilcox says:

    Of course it’s a paid review, but it was written by Michael Kwan, not John Chow. It is one of the better paid reviews I have seen here.
    @JumboCasher – if you are going on vacation and don’t plan on bringing your laptop *Gasp* this could be useful as it would continue to update your blog without you.

  7. I E says:

    These seems like a useful plugin.

  8. Dan Mihaliak says:

    I can see where this would be usefull like the post previous concerning not bringing your laptop on vacation. I’ve never tried it but hey I’m not one for taking chances.

  9. this is very useful suggestion for affiliate marketing

  10. vamsi says:

    these valuable tips are very useful to online markating

  11. this is so informative.i will also implement these things

  12. Nothing against blogs, and I have want to start one soon, but, where is the Datapresser and Import CSV for websites?

    Any suggestions?

    Robert C – The Wholesale Products Guy

  13. This sounds great I will check it out, thanks John

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