Sunday, 14 October 2007

Google reducing referral ad payments

Google has made an anouncement that will effect the income of Adsense publishers who are earning from referral Ads.

Referral ads are paid on a conversion basis where a conversion is a specific action defined by the advertiser. The action may be a sale or perhaps a clickthrough to a specific page on an advertiser site, or an online sign-up.

Google claim that they are trying to make sure that conversions generated by referral ads are valid. It seems that the approach that they have adopted for doing this will mean that for publishers displayinng referrals for non-Google products, the earnings for the ad may now be less than the maximum referral value displayed for that ad.

Google will place a restriction on referral earnings while click and conversion data is monitored for a period to ensure conversions are valid. After this monitoring period the publisher will earn the maximum value of the conversions.
Google have refused too indicate how long the validation period will last but say it will vary by publisher. They claim most will be little affected.

According to Google advertisers will only be charged maximum referral value once a publisher has completed the validation period.

Inside AdSense: Getting more quality inventory for publishers

Thursday, 30 August 2007

SEO Software

Ok So you want to rank really high with Google and be able to run really effective marketing campaigns that drive people to your website and boost your AdSense and affiliate earnings. But exactly how can you do this? Well one way is to look for resources that can help you with some of the following tasks. I found a great piece of software that does this and you should check it out or try to find something that will help you optimize your site in the same way. The software I am reviewing here is SEO Elite™ 4.0 and it helps you with the following;

1. SEO Elite™ 4.0 allows you to eliminate any penalized websites you link to. Discover which link partners have been penalized by Google and take corrective action before it harms you! This ensures you NEVER get penalized, too.

2. Do you know how each of your pages ranks with the top Search Engines? Yahoo, Google, MSN, Altavista and Alltheweb. You will never command top-10 listings if you don't know where you are for each page.

3. One of the great things about SEO Elite™ 4.0 is that it instantly finds hundreds of high page rank websites in your field. I use it in relation to my other sites to discover which of my competitors are doing well. This is one of the most powerful tools of SEO Elite™ 4.0 - there are entire programs sold that only provide this feature!

4. I use SEO Elite™ 4.0 to searches for Super Affiliates willing to promote my products. I learn who's promoting who, and find those star-affiliates who are promoting my competitors (or related products and services)

5. SEO Elite™ 4.0 also shows which partners are still linking back to me so I don't need to manually follow-up with every linking partner.

6. It also allows me to do a backlink search on all major search engines including Google, Yahoo, Alltheweb, Altavista, MSN.

7. The software learns which of my pages each major search engine has indexed. This is very important and helps me keep oversight of how long it takes for my pages to get indexed.

8. One of the features I like best about SEO Elite™ 4.0 is that it notifies me and keeps a daily, weekly, and monthly change record of where I rank for ANY search term on all of the major search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Alltheweb, MSN and Altavista. This is one of the features I like best - I know exactly where I am in rankings at all times.

8. SEO Elite™ 4.0 also analyzes and compares special search commands on Google to the "regular" Google search rankings— such as "allinanchor, allintext, and allintitle". Using this helps me to know what aspects I need to better optimize eg anchor text, keyword density etc.

9. The software also finds exactly which websites my competitors are advertising on. This helps me find places to advertise and ensure I am keeping up and passing the opposition.

Everyone has their own ways of doing these things but I have certainly found SEO Elite™ 4.0 an invaluable aid.

Ultimate Wealth Package

On of the most talked about income programs recently is the ultimate wealth package which is reportedly the number one income making opportunity online at the moment. this is not one that I have personally checked out yet so I can't tell you how it actually works. I have used other packages which have brought returns and this one certainly seems to be selling well so I assume it must be doing what it says. I would certainly be interested to hear from anyone who has tried it.