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Man from France hitchhikes through 33 states in the USA and gives an unbiased view of our country and culture….

Man from France hitchhikes through 33 states in the USA and gives an unbiased view of our country and culture….

Apr 16, 2010

Its interesting to hear someone elses view on something when usually you are in the middle of things and they are on the outside looking in. This can apply to affiliate marketing as well. Having an opinion from someone not in our industry on a landing page or angle of how we decide to market a product/service is beneficial in testing and gauging response.  This gentleman has traveled other countries hitchhiking so his view isn’t so one sided as he’s been to many other countries, and from reading his impressions of the USA, isn’t one of those fuck you I have Americans french people. After Adtech London a couple affiliate friends and I hopped over to Paris and Monaco and the people in Paris were rude and didn’t give a crap about us until we tried to speak a little french. I’m not saying all French people are rude and hate Americans but we wern’t treated very nice in France atleast in Paris. Anyway back to the reason for this post. I found it interesting on how he views our culture, its definatly a must read. Head on over to http://www.tour-du-monde-autostop.fr/carnet_de_bord-details_en.php?id=50 and read his...

If Facebook’s ever changing tos isn’t bad enough…..

If Facebook’s ever changing tos isn’t bad enough…..

Mar 18, 2010

I’ve come to learn through one of my good friends, who works at the college I graduated from, that their new web security appliance not only filters content like torrents and illegal downloads but it is now filtering all Facebook advertisements.  I know that alot of income that comes from those of us who advertise on Facebook comes from individuals in schools, colleges, and universities across the country. College students can be some of the most profitable traffic when it comes to Facebook if you angle it right. So now in the midst of Facebook doing away with the “Free” offers you see on the adbar mentioning free ipads, iphones, macbooks, etc some colleges are looking to blocking this content. Now the question is if the user clicks on the ad and is redirected to a page with the message below like my my alma mater do you get charged to the click? Something to think about. The website or link you are trying to access contains malware or a virus and has been blocked. *********** Employees and Students, please proceed to the********************************* for more information on safe computing. Contained in the ITS Department Site is a page dedicated to ******************************* Instance Information: Your IP: undefined Target Site: undefined Block Code: undefined...

Some of the best firefox plugins for affiliate marketers.

Some of the best firefox plugins for affiliate marketers.

Mar 17, 2010

Over the years I’ve come to rely on different firefox plugins that help me in my daily routine as an affiliate marketer. Every plugin is used for different tasks or different abilities and I will explain them to you and what I use them for. Some of these you will find useful and some you might not but they have all been added to my list of adons for every computer I use. 1. Live Http Headers I use this plugin to see where links are redirecting to. It allows me to find tracking links, jump links, and whre offers are redirecting or where they are having problems. 2. Down Them All I use this program to download lots of images from a directory that may be open or from a page or website wehre I want to pull all images or a certain file type. 3. Snap Links Plus This nifty little plugin allows you to highlight a section of a webpage with links and open up every link in a new tab. I love this plugin I use it daily. 4. Unlinker Sorta does what snaplinks does but when you are on a forum that has alot of images linked you can right click and unlink them and it will open up all the images in the page you are on. Its really handy for some of those picture threads on wickedfire. 5. Telify This plugin turns any phone number on a webpage into a click-able link to use with skype and making calls. I use it alot when I want to call a phone number that is located on a website and don’t feel like grabbing my cell or making an overseas call. 6. And most important of all Morning Coffee. Morning coffee is a plugin where you can set tabs in your browser like a bookmark with tabs. Say every morning I wake up and open up a tab for prosper maybe 3 or 4 networks and a couple places where I’m doing media buys I can save each tab to Morning Coffee. Then instead of having to type each address in I just hit the morning coffee button and...

Riley Pool dickrolls/meatspins the facebook ad review team lol

Riley Pool dickrolls/meatspins the facebook ad review team lol

Mar 8, 2010

Riley Pool, an affiliate marketer and friend, got an interesting email from his facebook am and the ad review team over at facebook. Apparently he has the dickroll flash on the main index of his tracking domain or redirecting to makemoniesonline.  There have been plenty of times that I felt like dickrolling the review team for stupid reasons and what not but this is just hilarious. Somtimes the ad review team just deserves it. I’ve had ads that were disapproved saying that there was inappropriate language in the ad text when what it ended up being was that the persons age was in the title of the ad.  Just a fair warning whatever you do don’t visit the url below I warned you. Hi Riley, I work on the Ad Review team here at Facebook. I’d like to explain that when ads are submitted in large batches with different URLs, our system displays the root domain. In this case, the default is your index page which, at this time, features pornography. Our users never see this page, and we only see it as part of the way our system matches ads with landing pages. While you are by no means required to change this page, we’d greatly appreciate if you altered the content as a courtesy. Since we do review your ads on a regular basis, we are subject to this video. We apologize for any confusion. Thanks, Molly Online Sales Operations Facebook —–Original Message to Facebook—– From: Riley Pool () To: The Facebook Team Subject: Re: Pornography on tracking page You nor your users should ever see that page. And since I have unauthorized people trying to access that page and trying to fraudulently hack my tracking system I have my TLD redirected to that page. I monitor all traffic to that page in an attempt to track down these people who are trying to hack my tracking server so I would apreciate it if you don’t ever visit my main index page. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 8, 2010, at 12:14 PM, Facebook Affiliate Team <affiliates+0o7fw72@support.facebook.com> wrote: >Hi Riley, > >The pornography on your tracking page (http://makemoniesonline.com) has caught the attention...

Automation Series Part Two: JitBit Macro Recorder and getting started

Automation Series Part Two: JitBit Macro Recorder and getting started

Mar 1, 2010

Ok class ready to take notes? Let me apologize in advance to mac users as I use pc’s for mostly everything I do. Yes I do have a macbook pro but I use that for mostly stat checking and stuff while I’m away. These programs are for pc’s and unless you install vmware or parallels on your mac you won’t be able to follow this tutorial. Jitbit macro recorder is a really basic macro recorder that allows you to carry out simple simple tasks that don’t require very specific trigger events. Now as I discussed in my earlier post in part one a macro is basically a set of mouse and keyboard commands that are played in a particular order. Now for this first tutorial we are gonna go over submitting some ads to facebook using jitbit macro recorder. Now I know that there is already things like facebook ad manager out there that does some stuff like this but I’m using facebook because almost everyone has a facebook account and by following this tutorial you can apply it to other social media networks. Now if you look below you can see a general overview of JitBit. What we are going to focus on is the “start recording” button. Whats gonna happen is when you press this Jitbit is gonna start recording all your keyboard and mouse movements and keys pressed.       Now to start we are going to open up firefox and go to facebook but make sure you maximize firefox to the screen. Don’t login to facebook yet we want to record this step. Now before you click “start recording” remember when you go up to the browser to enter in www.facebook.com make sure you click and highlight the whole url for your default homepage. By doing this if the macro messes up due to lag or something it won’t messup typing the url in and fuck up the whole process before its even started. Now what we are going to do now is click “start recording” and you want to go up to the address bar highlight the address and type in facebook.com then go down and enter in...