Sunday, February 25, 2007

Google’s Vanessa Fox Clarifies Sitemaps, PageRank

This is a 17 minute video interview with Vanessa Fox, A Google Project Manager. Ms. Fox talks about, Google Sitemaps, Pagerank, duplicate content and lots more and gives some great tips to webmasters in her interview with Rand Fishkin from SEOmoz, born of historic collaboration between Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, intends to simplify the tenuous endeavor of directing search engines to your site’s relevant content. Thus, sitemaps are garnering renewed focus and while the forge is still hot, Vanessa Fox helps clear the smoke. Who better to press a key member of Google Sitemaps for answers than Rand Fishkin, SEO expert from

Google Sitemaps doesn’t impact your ranking at all… it helps with the very first obstacle of learning about all of your pages." It’s about crawling, thus it doesn’t preclude code optimization, site organization or other sensible methods in SEO. It may indirectly allow for better ranking but won’t provide it.

People probably spend a little more energy on it than they need to on this pagerank / PR thingy and instead give importance to selling or marketing their product/ services, it would be a lot easier for them. The negative aspect is that any collective thinking influences market behavior and if you give PR a very high importance, you have people responding accordingly.. The only people who tend to benefit from this are the Link Traders... their whole business revolves around this PR Factor, which you can appreciate is understandable..

Ms. Fox feels that the duplicate content filter issue has a lot of confusion. There’s a couple of different ways this can happen, one if you use subpages that seem to have a lot of content that is the same and when you have multiple URL’s that point to the same exact page, eg. a dynamic site.

The video also addresses many issues a newbie would want to know and it is specially beneficial for those people wanting to get into SEO.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Webmasters, just check this out

This is a quick one for webmasters.. those who have a relatively good quality website or ezine..

The Fineclicks Affiliate Network is packed with high converting offers to help you maximize your revenue...

Besides, you also receive a $5 bounty just for signing up..

You can CLICK HERE to get started.

Make Money Online Writing Ads From Home

An exclusive number of people are earning a living and profiting quite a sum of money by just writing ads from their homes...

You must have notice ads that run like this....seeking part time or full time workers who can work from home a few hours a week on the Internet... no experience or special skills are required.... all you need is a computer and access to the Internet..... your job is to type online ads and submit into online forms.

This is a common advert you come across rather often. It always sounds too good to be true ?

Ever thought of giving it a try or better still, have you ever tried it ?

I thought it was the usual "wouldn't you like to be your own boss and work directly from home", kinda stuff, but this process turned out to be interesting..

In short, it is a system that practically does make you quite a bit of income, that is if you work conscentiously for around an hour a day. That is ofcourse, once you set shop and get the hang of things !

The sad aspect is that the thought of making thousands of dollars every month, sounded too good to pass off... so you eveidently get suckered into it..

Although you may harbor a bit of skepticism, its definitely, worth a try. Besides, the concept is rather simple and on top of it all it doesn't cost much... the best part it is fun..

Now how does this whole thing-ma-jig work ?

You identify a product with an affiliate program. Then set up an advertising campaign at a PPC search engine like Google and choose how much you want to pay per click. Write a three-line advertisement and add your affiliate link. Whenever anyone clicks through your ad and buys the product, you earn a commission.

Those who are new to the Adword concept, would find this extremely exciting.. and this would also give them a boost to their entry into the world of Adwords

Start by conducting a few test campaigns and soon you would be having one or two showing results. Then draft a time frame and over that period of time, test a couple of campaigns for a whole range of affiliate products. It is likely that within a month, you could be having several profitable campaigns.

While the concept is simple, getting your campaigns to run profitably takes some expertise.

This is where Affiliate Adventure can help you... They say it is so easy, that just about anyone, even your granny can do this.. although that is something I would have personally like to see... let's go into details.. and let the poor granny rest in peace !

Basically with Affiliate Adventure you seem to get the following...
  • It shows you exactly how to start this business and which mistakes to avoid from the very beginning
  • It helps you make money promoting affiliate programs on pay per click search engines
  • It shows you where to find those profitable affiliate products and affiliate programs
  • It helps you set up a pay per click advertising campaign that will result in high conversion rates
  • It shows you how to discover secret niches that other affiliate marketers don't know about
  • It shows you how to test a product thoroughly
  • It shows you fine-tuning techniques to make your campaigns profitable
  • It also helps you find FREE tools that will show you the exact keywords you should use
Continue to experiment with your campaigns to ensure you stay at the forefront of your field for Google Adwords campaigns. Also listed at this link are some good articles and Google Guides, that could help in your adword campaigns...

If you intend using pay per click search engines, then you know already that you'll be spending quite a lot of money on advertising. So it's smart to invest in Affiliate Adventure that will put you on a fast track to profitable ad campaigns... Let's put it this way, if you figure it out, the book will pay for itself in no time

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Monday, February 19, 2007

The ClickBank Mall

Even if you have no products of your own, and no website but want to make money, marketing online affiliate programs, you can still and set yourself up and succeed as an affiliate marketer.

Like any business venture, starting a successful online affiliate marketing venture requires vision and strategic planning. And it is the novelty of the Internet that makes solid planning crucial to realizing those business objectives. Far too many serious companies venture onto the Internet without a sharp online marketing vision and without a well-defined business agenda

Most people set goals that are too far fetched, and hope to make money overnight.

So it is better to purposely set them very low. In fact, it is prudent to set an initial of just USD.100 per month. Although this figure may seem monumental at first, you have to prove to yourelf that you could do it. Now the bottomline is that if you can't make this USD.100 [even if it is a cumulative figure], within your first 3 months, then you would have to search for alternate methods..

What you would require is your own money making Website that is powerful and holds so much passive residual income potential Within Minutes.

The Clickbank Mall costs nothing to join and agents can build a substantial income over time as well as build a downline of subagents. All you need to do is to just plug it into your website and make sales daily from products that you never new existed.

Anyone playing with ClickBank, is sure to know that their checks will increase within a one two-week pay period.

Basically, The Clickbank Mall offers a 100% search capability to ClickBank's Marketplace of nearly 12,000 ClickBank products. As a result, YOU can find more of the products and deals that you want quickly and easily, and affiliates can earn commissions on a much more extensive line of products.

The context-relevant, text-link affiliate ad blocks let you choose from ClickBank's Marketplace of nearly 12,000 products, by copying and pasting a little JavaScript onto your web pages. Besides, you only show context-relevant, highly targeted text ads that you have control over. Just think when someone clicks on these ClickBank ads you make a profit and a pretty good one at that. Check it out.

They also have the ability to customize the ads just like Google does so you can make them look exactly like Adsense ads. You can also either select the search terms to match with your site OR let the program determine them from the page title and heading. Real-time reporting of clicks by domain, page and referrer is provided.

Since all the ads are shown from the ClickBank Mall, the way it works is that they substitute your ClickBank ID into the ads.

The breakup is as follows... 5% of the impressions goes to the account you sign up under, and 5% goes to AffiliateSensor. So for every 100 ads you show on your site, your ClickBank ID will show up on 90 of them, 5 will have the ID of the account you signed up under, and 5 will be AffiliateSensor's ID.

You can also either select the search terms to match with your site OR let the program determine them from the page title and heading. These new and improved storefronts are ready and waiting for shoppers, as well as new affiliates to market and run them.

Check it out !

You'll like it. Besides the interface is simple

However, also run a double-check. As they have been complaints that in Safari and on the Mac under OSX, the ads do not show up. However with Firefox they do work.

You will like the ability to display the ads that YOU WANT as opposed to some silly algo deciding.

However, be patient. Expect to see a small payoff, say after 3 to 6 months, there may be a small trickle! When you reach your initial goal, start experimenting more with your site, by adding a newsletter, or a blog etc.

That's it - So go get your very own money making website that is ready to take orders and start putting money into your pocket today.....

So get your own FREE ClickBank Mall Nowl ...

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eBiz Income Club - Free eBiz Downline Building Website Scheme

Received this information, yesterday.. Basically it appears to be another one of those free downline building website schemes

It works on your know how and understanding of the powerful potential of networks.

Their concept is if the big guys, rich and powerful use networks, why shouldn't you? Thus making their QED ... if you want to be rich, you must build networks and link your network with other networks.

These guys seemed to have harnessed it for their own purpose as well as their downline..

Now before you start your own downline system, check out with these guys, get the feel, know how and the understanding of how income building networks operates.

They give you a similar website to everyone that signs up on your site... absolutely FREE of charge.

Also, you will also be notified automatically by email each time someone joins your downline. Ofcourse, you tend to benefit as well.

Alternately, you can also secure your position in the system by upgrading to Pro membership.

You will then get FULL access instantly to:

  • Your own Multiple Income Portfolio Your own list of Traffic Generators
  • Your own DigiStore with over 10,000 products & services
  • Your Own Payment Services
  • Unlimited Banner Impressions
  • Unlimited Website Hits

  • They GUARANTEE that every person who turns Pro would earn and benefit tremendously!

    They apparently accept Credit Cards, eChecks, Money Order, eGold, PayPal or eBizPay payments, which make payments easier..

    At the end of each month all Pro's will be rolled up to the TOP and FREE members push to the bottom of our SPILLOVER system.

    If utilised well, it appears making $300 - $500 per day couldn't be easier...

    Give it a shot..

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Strategy and timing

    Strategy and timing are the Himalayas of marketing.

    Everything else is the Catskills...

    Al Ries and Jack Trout

    Surprising they are alive and kickin... used to be prophets while in college...

    Just goes to show that the principles everywhere are the same... no matter, the method you use, the bottomline should be to sell or market..

    Billion Dollar Limited (1942)

    Something different from affiliate and internet marketing for a change...

    Take a break !

    This was made in 1942, a Superman animation movie....Supes versus modern train robbers... a treat for supes and lois lane fans

    Enjoyable watching though

    Sunday, February 11, 2007

    Poverty and affiliate marketing

    One day, a father and his rich family took their son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing him how poor people can be.

    They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family. When they returned from their trip, the father asked his son... How was the trip?

    Very good dad!

    Did you see how poor people can be... The father asked...

    Yeah! said the son

    And what did you learn ?

    The son replied... I saw that we have a dog at home and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden; they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden; they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard; they have a whole horizon.

    When the little boy finished speaking, his father was speechless. His son added.. Thanks Dad, for showing me how poor we are..

    It is the same with marketing... always assess yourself from a third person's viewpoint or if possible get someone else to do it for you.. You would be amazed at the strengths or weaknesses [in this case the assets and the portfolio your site carries] you have..

    So go forth and market thee product !

    Saturday, February 10, 2007

    The tree of knowledge and affiliate marketing

    God created Adam and Eve and told them NOT to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge".

    But being God, he knew that they will eventually eat it. Still God kept that tree there, providing the opportunity for Adam and Eve to eat the fruit.

    Now, if he knew that they will indeed eat it, why did he let that happen?

    God knew they will eat, and that they would eventually suffer.

    Still he kept the tree there…… why ?

    If he had asked, or instructed Adam to do what he should do, i.e., procreate, or to put in another way [go forth and multiply, basically go have sex]... Eve would eventually end up saying she had a headache... and this character would all due respect, would return and report what she said, not knowing what to do next!

    By using the above method, not only there is a sensuous element to the whole thing, which ofcourse is very essential to such an act, but also a learning part which is even more important...

    Furthermore, man by nature is curious, that is if he is asked or instructed to generally do something he tends to analyze... which could only mean destruction of the objective...

    So learning, curiosity, sensuousness, a bit of evil and suspicion [for the drama and to balance the good things] eventually leads the path to desire and procreation…

    The funny thing is however hard you analyze the whole act of creation and subsequent condemnation; you come up with a different but an effective and satisfying answer... That is to say, even if there was an element of sadism present, it was placed or programmed to the whole sequence of events with a prior objective...

    Some dude, eh !

    Now what do we learn from this…. More than the creation, condemnation and the rest of the razzmatazz that follow…. It is the whole concept that makes us stand in awe… that we have realized something, although a “couple of centuries late”

    So, the whole focus is on the joy of realization through learning, be it through trial and error, or through our mistakes such as the above condemnation!

    Now that’s enough of the heady stuff and let’s get to the crap of things…

    Similarly, most people approach their first online business with a lot of enthusiasm, but have no idea of where to start. As they research on how to start their affiliate business, they keep hearing about one thing or another that they "have to do" And with each new thing, they drop what they're doing and head in an altogether new direction

    As they say, if your mind is empty, it is ready for anything and it is open to everything. In That is to say in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.

    So NEVER be afraid to try out anything…. Even if you have to lose out, it may benefit you later !

    Thursday, February 08, 2007 - the place to talk and sell domains is a clearing house for discussions on a variety of topics on domain name sales, domain appraisals, and discussions about domain registrars.

    In short, the is "the place to talk, buy and sell domains" and is an immensely popular and well visited community where domainers and the domain name industry meet to talk about domains. A recent MVP poll identified a tie for key community members who both participate and help other members and grow and support the community.

    Possibly the best opportunity on this site is when you have some domain names you want to sell. Not only you can get an appraisal and then create buzz and network to sell that domain you’ve been trying to sell. The process of buying an expired domain is a detailed process. It involves first requesting it from a drop catcher, and then bidding on it, if more than one person has requested it. There is no way to know, however, which drop catcher will get a domain.

    One of the easiest method which does not require domain searchinng software (which incidentally is a quite costly affair), can be broken down into 4 steps. Finding the domains, shortlisting and trimming down the list, Checking the PR, and lastly, checking the backlinks. For this reason, it’s best to sign up and reserve your domains at forums such as

    Launched in 2002, the DNForum forums contain over 850,000 posts and more than 30,000 active registered members, making it the leader in domain discussion boards. DNForum was also awarded the 2006 Name Intelligence Award as the best online community to discuss, buy and sell domains.

    “The DNForum partnership is immensely valuable for iREIT,” said Bob Martin, chief executive officer of iREIT. Internet REIT (iREIT) is a next-generation Internet media company that acquires, develops and monetizes high-quality domain names and web properties. iREIT also announced that DNForum’s Adam Dicker has joined iREIT as executive vice president and a member of the Board of Advisors. Dicker will help drive iREIT’s acquisitions, marketing, analytics, content development, and domain optimization and monetization functions.

    "iREIT is actively acquiring high-quality domains and looking to build our relationships with domainers, and DNForum will enable us to reach these users while providing much-needed liquidity to the market"

    In fact the is recognized as the Best Place to talk for 2006.

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    Prince concert at the Super Bowl Media Center

    The above video appears a bit choppy due to weather conditions... full credits to

    Carlos Santana once said that Prince was the most underestimated guitarist he'd ever played with. Apparently the Purple One's halftime show was one of the best it appears, in the history of the game and it was solid rock, played exquisitely.............. a mini blast from the past !

    Saturday, February 03, 2007

    PPC Ads are not bringing in enough revenue ?

    One of the biggest trends over the last year has been the explosion of websites built to take advantage of ppc or pay-per-click ads

    Now have you found that the promise of making hundreds of dollars a day from displaying PPC / pay-per-click ads on your website is falling short of expectations?

    Instead of making your fortune from the pay-per-click revolution [PPC] where you normally tend to make much more than a few cents a day. Perhaps a couple of dollars at best. Besides, this handful of cents per each click turns into a referral for someone else, when those same clicks can be potential sales for a product that would pay YOU 50, 60 or even 75% commission?

    CBprosense's unique content-relevant product matching technology does just that. It is a fully automated system, specifically designed to help you bring your site’s revenue potential to it’s max, a set and forget service designed to bring the best of ClickBank’s high commission paying, downloadable products (and services) right into your content, automatically.

    Besides, affiliate marketing is booming and CBprosense puts your website right in front of the hungry crowd.

    CBprosense is similar in the way it works compared to other contextual ad delivery systems (like the ones used by the major search engines), but with one major difference: the CBprosense system delivers highly targeted ClickBank products that closely relate to the content of your page. The end result: lucrative ClickBank commission payouts for you ! with most products paying anywhere from 40% and up to 75% in commission, you can earn up to a maximum of $100 per sale !

    Besides, if you’ve got a webmaster related site, you could make 50% in commission ($42 or $32 per sale respectively) on your sales of CBprosense paid subscriptions when you send customers through your site or a mail link.

    Those interested, can check it out here.


    As a closing note, those who have blogs which are not bringing in sufficient revenue, you can do so through rev-share, which you can do through networking. You can have a set of dedicated bloggers who network and once in a while, they and their referrence check on the "contextual ads" or adsense or whatever ads, that are placed on the site... if this picks up momentum, there is nothing like it !

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