Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So how will I know when Google has listed the Blog?

Yeah, I don't know either 'cause there are NO stats available anywhere in the dashboard that I have found yet. It might be when the . ads finally show proper ads instead of the Public Service ones that are currently running.

I could put some script in the template and track it myself offsite. In fact I think I will do that. I will use Adspy Tracker. I am using this fabulous program on a couple of pages I have been testing and the results are amazing.

The page is not doing anything spectacular but the reporting on which ads are being clicked on and which keywords are generating the traffic is superb. This is information that . will not supply you.

This lends more weight to my suspicions that . are actually actively and deliberately ripping me, you and everyone else off. By delaying the results they deliver they can "adjust" the amount they charge per click vs the amount they pay per click.

This doesn't mean that you cannot make money with or but it does mean that you might be being shafted because you are not in their favourite customer list.

Hey, maybe that's why this blog isn't in the search results anywhere. . don't like negative opinions. They might be censoring my thoughts.

Time for some tracking and traffic generation from other sources. Lets see what happens.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Now there's an interesting thing

I was just checking how many of the posts on this site have been listed by .

You know, type Links: in the search bar and you'll get the number of sites linking to you, this site got none. So I typed in the URL of the site to see how many pages were cached, none.

So that explains why no-one ever visits. But, this is a owned service, does this mean that they don't spider their own sites or does it mean that I have done something wrong here to be de-listed? I don't know the answer to that one so what I will attempt to do is to blast this site into other search engines rankings and see what happens.

Added same evening
That also explains why the google ads shown on this blog are crap or totally not related to the content. have not spidered this site.

Right then, I have decided to give some of the Web 2.0 traffic generation techniques a spin. I have done some pinging as normal but I need to have a go at the Web 2.0 stuff to see what can be generated. Be a real good test because there is no right now.

See you in the organic results...

Good Luck with your marketing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Update For March - Reporting on the activity

Well, no sales to report. More traffic but, despite the keywords, it must be poorly targetted because I don't seem to be able to attract the "click that pays".

I followed the Day Job Killer strategies, put them into action, built
landing pages, scraped keywords, borrowed ads, payed up to $5 per click
and optimised the ads to get that back down to $0.50 per click to be in
position 2-3. Generated 10% sign-up rate on the squeeze page and 1 sale
on the sales page which got refunded. No sales from the emails I sent
out to date, and that was on the market that Chris says he makes
$1,000,000 per year from.

I'd be happy, at this stage to make
more than I spend in this or any market. I have made an interesting
approach to several of the more successful Internet Marketers to mentor
me through to some positive ROI, I don't expect $10,000 per month, and
I will post the step by step process, the ads, the landing pages and
the results here.

It should be clear that I am not getting any
results on my own efforts so if mentoring turns that around then you'll
be able to track it here.

I would suggest that I would be
posting slightly delayed so that I can get some results before everyone
else floods the niche, after all, the whole point of niche marketing is
to work a niche. What most of theebooks tell you is generalisations on
keywords that they don't use, ads they haven't run, landing pages that
they have never put online and theoretical results because the GoogleTOS (apparently) forbid the actual results.

Hmmm... I have some adsense pages running, recently I have been getting lower and lower CTRs
on those pages and fewer impressions. I have also had the interesting
experience of getting clicks with no value. How does that happen? Look
for theebook coming soon.

Good Luck with your efforts

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