Work at home on the Internet: internet marketing
and affiliate program help.
here Issue 298
| Dec 13th 2003
here's an all about Google letter. It didn't start
out that way, but when my fingers got typing that's what flowed out
My brain could have had something to do with it
too. But not a lot. It's still quite muddled from being ill.
Hope you find this stuff below useful.
1. Google Adsense stuff
I've heard that Google have been getting tough on
recently, investigating sites displaying Adsense and removing ones
which don't meet the criteria.
You see, what's happening is that people are
getting approved for one site, then adding the code to other sites
That's fine by Google as long as the new sites
have nothing wrong with them/don't break Google's small print.
Well some of that small print is mighty small and
two friends have written to me this week to say their sites have
been banned in the past 7 days.
Well both for the same reason. They both put a lot
of work into building new content sites and put the Adsense ads up
on almost every page.
But it was obvious that the sites had no purpose
other than displaying the Adsense code.
They didn't try to get subscribers to their
ezines, they didn't promote affiliate programs, etc.
All they did was have good quality targeted
content + Adsense.
Now you might think there's nothing wrong with
building a site like that, but Google just doesn't like it when it
comes to Adsense.
One friend sent me the letter Google sent him.
Here's part of what Google had to say:
"Ads may not be placed on pages published
specifically for the purpose of showing ads, whether or not the page
content is relevant."
Ok, so seeing that having quality content
isn't enough, what can you do to make sure your own Adsense sites
don't fall foul of the rules?
Well what you have to do is give your sites an
Here are a few ways of doing that:
# also display some affiliate links on the
pages, and include an affiliate graphic or two.
# perhaps run a news ticker. You can get good ones
from a number of sources, but one of the best is
has newsfeeds covering a huge
variety of niches.
# link to authority sites on the subject, even
though they're probably not linking back to you.
# start an ezine and have a subscribe box
displayed prominently on each page.
# if your site is about online business/marketing
give away a free ebook or two. But make sure they're quality one's
you can customize with your affiliate links so that you stand a
of profiting from them.
# have a poll running on your site. I use a good
one from One Minute
If I were you I'd do all of them.
2. Google Adwords Traffic:
One way of GUARANTEEING plenty of visitors from
Google is by buying Adwords.
If you do it right you can make a fabulous income.
If you do it wrong, you'll be well out of pocket.
Recommended Adwords Resources ->
Carpenter's GoogleCash ebook,
which details how Chris makes a living from Adwords. An excellent
I'm a big user of Google Adwords to
promote my many mini sites. And it's now made easier because of the
help I get from using GoogleCash and AdWords Analyzer. Read the page
listed below to
follow this strategy (it works).
3. Google and blogging...
Google is still ranking frequently updated Blogs
very high. And having your own blog (and keeping it to the theme of
your main site) could be a great way of getting more traffic.
To learn how to do it well I'd like to recommend
you read James Maduk's Blogging Secrets
which is a really good multimedia ebook. Very tasty.
Like his excellent Google course "How to Get Ranked #1 On
Google" it's a combination of Audio / Video / Whiteboard
Training and Screen Captures. (plus you get 4 Hours of bonus
interviews from his private E-learning sessions.
If you're thinking of blogging for profit you need
to read this first.
4. More Google Stuff...
Your commercially oriented sites probably took a
rankings kick in the guts in the last Google update.
Don't worry, you're not alone. This site lets you
enter the main keywords for your site and see how many other sites
with the same keyword phrase have dropped in rankings.
Not really useful, but interesting.
More useful - in fact a MUST READ if you're at all
interested in learning more about how and why Google's latest update
is affecting your sites - is a detailed online report "A
Statistical and Experimental Analysis of Google's Florida
Update" written by Leslie Rohde who developed that marvelous
ranking software Optilink.
There's no charge to read it, though Leslie could
easily have packaged it up into a "special report" and sold it.
When you've done with reading it though, I
seriously suggest taking a look at Optilink.
Leslie is one of the most knowledgeable search
engine people around, and the Optilink software works a
Looks like an Adsense competitor is on the way
early in 2004 http://www.quigo.com/adsonar.htm
Overtures efforts in this field are in beta, with
some major sites already running content matched Overture
advertising, (and rumors that it's going to be opened up to all of
us) and Commission Junction have got a contextual
advertising/content matching solution in the works - though unlike
Adsense it's very unlikely
to offer pay per click.
You can get more on Overture's
Content Match here and while you're there you might want to
consider advertising on them. I've had an account there for years
now and get tons of traffic to my mini sites. A friend of mine, Paul
Manuel, wrote a free report
detailing how he makes a great living
from his Overture advertising. you can get it
Ok, one last Google thing: Trackmeat.
It's no cost software that saves you logging into
Adsense 50 times
a day to check how your commissions are doing.
Once you install it and click "Go" it minimizes
right away, and your AdSense income will
update down in the taskbar and system tray at intervals set by
It also works for Commission Junction.
(note: I haven't used this
software, so I'm not recommending it, just informing you that it