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Sunday, August 30, 2009

How to Get Approved for Some Commission Junction Advertisers When You Keep Getting Denied for Affiliate Program Advertisers...

How to Get Approved for Some Commission Junction Advertisers When You Keep Getting Denied for Affiliate Program Advertisers...

See How Lenders See Your FICO Score
One thing that's frustrating after signing up with lots of hope with the advertisers making the most money for their affiliates in Commission Junction and other affiliate programs -- you know, the ones with the longest green bars of network earnings with high $s in their 3-Month and 7-Day EPC (USD) columns, whatever that means, but I remember it's about who's making money -- the most frustrating thing is when we go thru and apply to lots of these programs, wait for days and then find out we're denied.

How I got approved to some Commission Junction advertisers after getting denied...

Get more authority with an LLC or other corporation...

I incorporated my writing business with The Company Corporation earlier this year in hopes of saving on my tax bill next year (all fingers crossed in the prayer position) and then I proceeded to...

Open a new affiliate account on Commission Junction
My old CJ.com account has several URLs affiliated with it, and is listed as an Individual/Sole Proprietor under Tax Information section of the Account - Administrative Settings on CJ -- so I opened a new fresh CJ.com account with my new Tax Classification LLC/LLP.

Try new website settings under the CJ.com account tab...
Another benefit, I believe, in opening the fresh new CJ.com account was being able to get rid of this blogger blog you're reading now from under the website settings, even though I'd deleted it, it felt like it was still there lurking in the background.

Under my new CJ.com account I entered only one website: PaulaNealMooney.com -- and maybe that website has just grown in traffic and pagerank enough for me to have finally gotten approved, or maybe it was the switch to a fresh account with LLC status and no blogger blogs or other multiple blogs listed in my account, but either way...

I got approved for advertisers that had previously denied me on CJ.com...

...like MyFico.com -- which I specifically checked was in my "denied applications" tab under my old CJ account, and is now in my "active advertisers" list.

I don't know if MyFico.com was one of those ones who turned inactive because of my lack of sales, but hopefully it was due to some of the steps above that will open us up to getting approved for lots more advertisers and at least given the chance to sell something for them.

Oh my goodness! I just tried it again for Equifax.com -- a site I didn't even SEE when I searched under my old Commission Junction account -- and immediately got approved under my new CJ.com account for Equifax!

But I still got declined for some other advertisers on Commission Junction like...

PRWeb »
Verizon Broadband Services »
eharmony.com »
HUDforeclosed »
ESPN Insider »
AT&T »
HP Home & Home Office Store »
Elizabeth Arden »
Rosetta Stone Language Software »
DisneyStore »

So I'm not sure what requirements those CJ advertisers want, but try the above tips ALWAYS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND GUT CHECK and let me know if you get approved for more advertisers.

Happy Selling Online!

Friday, August 28, 2009

500 Hats, $5,000 to Save a Home from Foreclosure...

500 Hats, $5,000 to Save a Home from Foreclosure...

Update: The 500 Hats selling idea has been able to keep the "home foreclosure wolves at bay" for another 30 days...let's keep praying for her house to be saved and paid off -- along with all of our homes!

Something told me to check the Squiddo lens of the day email that popped up in my AOL mail today.

Glad I did.

That's how I found out about the woman knitting hats and selling them for $10 a pop -- working toward selling 500 of them to get the $5,000 her financial institution requires to keep her home out of foreclosure.

The hats look warm and toasty from the pics on her Squiddo page -- and I really love that Bette Holleman gives people the option of donating their hat to the homeless at Modesto Gospel Mission

I love these stories.

Just like the woman who started cooking "Mortgage Apple Cakes" and sold tons of them a $40 a pop to save her home from foreclosure that got picked up by the news:

▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Mortgage Apple Cake – Here's Mortgage Apple Cakes ...

Jul 28, 2009 ... Mortage Apple Cakes, Mortgage Apple Cakes I love this story of Angela Lawson, a Teaneck, New Jersey, woman who bakes tons of mortgage apple ...

I just love to read stories of people taking the initiative and using their heaven-given gifts to prosper and overcome hard times.

It'll be good to read Bette Holleman's success story of saving her home on the news soon...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Starting a New Website? Here's a Checklist on Getting Traffic and More Visitors to Your New Website

I've gotten a hankering to start another website -- detailing the best, top-selling products online in 2009 and beyond -- and I thought it would be great to finally build up a post and detail the process I go thru to start a new website and get traffic to it.

#1 Choose an excellent domain na
by doing a bulk domain name search on GoDaddy.com against well-searched for terms. I love using GoDaddy's bulk domain name registration that lets you dump in up to 500 domain name possibilities, then strips out the ones that are taken and leaves you with the ones that are free. Get long lists of popular search terms to dump in there by extracting csv file lists of search terms based on a word you type into Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool, like I did here with "sell" 0r Google Adwords Keyword Tool or WordTracker or whatever your favorite keyword tool place is.

#2 Buy the domain name...
...once you've done your domain-name research, and chosen something kinda pithy that works well with your gut, isn't full of Google stop words, and hopeful contains some great keywords that automatically gets you some searches naturally -- like my domain name WatchFreeEpisodes.com did before I got it banned from Google.

Since I already use DreamHost.com for my web hosting, I buy my domain names thru them -- because I like using Go Daddy for research, but then giving my money to Dream Host.

#3 Install the Content Manageme
nt Software...
I love using DreamHost.com for this purpose the most, because their one-click installs makes it so easy to install WordPress.org -- my preferred CMS, and the only one I've used beside blogger -- on my new domains.

DreamHost.com also offers easy installation of other stuff called Gallery, ZenCart, PhpGedView, OpenX, Pligg, dotProject, Moodle, Joomla, phpbb, MediaWiki, WebCalendar, Advanced Poll,Trac --but I've never used anything other than WordPress.org.

#4 Choose your website layout/theme...
The website layout or theme is more than just a pretty design -- though some of those professional themes you can buy are really pretty, I've yet to purchase one yet. The WordPress website themes also play into how much traffic your website could ultimately based on how SEO'd they are.

Since I like free themes, my latest favorite is Corpvox WordPress Theme by Daily Blog Tips, and that's been working well for me. Once I make the move and buy a professional theme, I let you know which one of those is my favorite.

#5 Before your first post... get the right post url settings and SEO plugin...
by making sure your post urls will contain the words of your post titles and not just crazy numbers that mean nothing to Google. In WordPress.org sites, you can do this by going under Settings, Permalinks, selecting Custom Structure and putting /%postname%/%post_id%/ in the blank field.

And a great plugin to immediately install is All-in-One SEO Pack which you can enable and put little characters in front of like I have in the above pic -- just click to enlarge -- so that your posts will stand out in Google Serps (use this tip at your own risk).

#6 Write your first posts...
...and try to SEO them off the bat -- that's if you're not going to purchase SEM ads like via Google Adwords or have some other brilliant plan to get your website noticed like Stuff White People Like by just creating kind of content that eventually gets noticed, you've gotta rely on SEO to bring some people to you.

Write nice, long, content-rich posts about whatever you want -- and hopefully they include the search terms you're focusing on throughout the post title and article.

#7 Verify and submit your new website to these places -- AND SET YOUR CRAWL RATE HIGHER ON GOOGLE:
The next step is to start verifying your website with Google and Yahoo, and submitting it to different places online to tell the Internet world it's there:

  • Add the site to Google Webmaster Tools and verify easily by adding the meta tag they give you to your new website's header file (and while you're in there, set your crawl rate higher than Google recommends. Click on your website name, Site Configuration, Settings -- and when Google lets you, move that switch higher so the bots can crawl your site more often once it gets indexed. This doesn't work for Blogger blogs.)
  • Add your URL to Google
  • Add your new URL to Yahoo and make sure your website shows a green checked mark after you authenticate the website with Yahoo by putting the meta tag they give you in your website's header file
  • Submit your site to Bing
  • Go to Digg.com and submit a post or two on there -- I've gotten new websites indexed in Google in less than 12 hours this way
#8 To get more website traffic...
Keep writing lots and lots of SEO'd content. Follow Google Trends if your website is more news-based and topical.

If it's a more product-based website, you can follow Amazon's best-seller lists to find out what the hot trends are, including their movers and shakers lists and newly released hot-selling lists to see what people are buying.

Or do both -- products, hot news -- and whatever you like, whatever floats your web boat that you want to keep writing for a long time. And lots of it.

#9 Build links to your website to get better ranking...but don't get banned by Google

This is one tip I could do better at myself: Getting links backs to your own new website to try and get better ranking for a term you want. For example, if your website is all about the new PS3 Slim, try and get links with that or varying anchor texts back to your website. But don't overdo it all in one day, says Onlinearnings.com, because you don't want Google to bomb you for Google bombing a certain term, like they did John Chow when he had all those people link to him with the term "make money online".

Try submitting free press releases
Write articles for AssociatedContent.com and link back to your site
Try American Chronicle
Try Examiner.com
Try all the article directories you can find.

#10 Monetize

If your goal is to make money off all your hard work, monetize your new website. Click on the link above with my latest online earnings posted to see which program I use to make money off my websites.

#11 Add Tracking Code to Study How You Get Your Hits -- and Learn How to Get More...
Don't forget to add tracking code to your new website's footer file -- both real-time tracking like StatCounter.com that I love, and tracking that lets you know over the long haul what your most popular posts are, like Google Analytics.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

^ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ § ¬ ° ± º ø þ Get More Blog Visitors with Symbols in Your Blog Post Titles - Which ones show up in Google serps?

^ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ § ¬ ° ± º ø þ Get More Blog Visitors with Symbols in Your Blog Post Titles - Which ones show up in Google serps?

I'm always on the lookout for ways to get more traffic to my websites -- and I still use the tip of putting symbols in my blog post titles that I learned from Blue Hat SEO years ago.

Since then, I've experimented with what symbols Google strips out of their serps and which ones they leave in.

Symbols like this, they leave in, thereby increasing the click-thru rate when people see the posts in Google's serps:

▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Danny Gans Cause of Death Finally Found to be Acute ...

Symbols like the cute heart, I used get stripped out:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Tyra Banks Real Hair, No Weave on September 8, 2009 Tyra Show…

The solid bars get stripped out of the post title, too, but I also put them within the post in header 2 tags and they show up in the Google search-engine results pages like this:

▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Octomom Documentary: Watch Octomom Fox Documentary ...

▌▌▌▌▌▌▌Octomom Documentary: Watch Octomom Fox Documentary Full Reality Show From Fox and RadarOnline.com Below… ...
www.paulanealmooney.com/▌▌▌▌▌▌▌octomom-documentary...octomom-fox-documentary...fox.../1683/ - 17 hours ago - Similar -

So that can draw some eyes, too.


On my WordPress.org websites, I use the All in One SEO plugin and put the ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ symbols in front of the "post title format" and other formats listed so they'll automatically put those symbols in front of every post people see in Google. (Other search engines strip them out, like Bing and Yahoo and Ask and such.)

You'll know they are working right when you click on your own post and look above at the post title and you see the symbols in your top left-hand window.

On Blogger.com I put the ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ code that translates into those symbols after the code that says title in the greater and less than symbols, but not WITHIN the greater and less than symbols, but the space in between.

And I put ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ again before the blog page title code. In the space between, a shown in the above pic.

Make sure to save your template on Blogger before you go monkeying around so you'll have a good copy to go back to if you need it.

I'm playing around with more symbols to see which ones still work on Google. I'll update you on which ones do. I believe these help my ctr because the eye naturally falls on stuff that sticks out in the serps.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

♥ ♥ ♥ eBay PPC - New eBay Pay Per Click Affililate Program Announced - Good, I'll make more than $1.03 earnings out of eBay's referral program now...

♥ ♥ ♥ eBay PPC - New eBay Pay Per Click Affililate Program Announced - Good, maybe I'll make more than $1.03 out of eBay's referral program now...

I got a Gmail email about eBay's new "Quality Click Pricing" or program or something or 'nother and I didn't even know what the freak they were talking about until I moved on and wrote this post about "♥ ♥ ♥ How to Find the Most Recent 2009 Affiliate and Referral Programs and News..." and only THEN did I realize by reading other people's reports that eBay was announcing a new PPC pay-per-click instead of just pay-per-action PPA program.

This is good news.

Because I've made a total of $1.03 out of eBay's partner network (click the pic in this post to get to it) this year -- thus far totally!

I just figured out that the $1.03 was earned when someone bought U2 tickets thru one of my posts leading them to u2 tics on eBay -- and that person got the winning bid -- and the revenue earned off of that winning bid was $2.09 or so -- I still gotta figure out how that "revenue earned" is calculated. Is it eBay's fee off the transaction, like PayPal's fees? (Which, by the way, Darren Rowse said PayPal is raising...)

But I'm off on a rabbit trail again. Back to eBay's new Pay Per Click PPC announcement today.

This is good if most eBay Partners were like me -- blogging our hearts out about eBay stuff and not making much money out of them:
  1. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Homes for Sale on eBay – From Most Expensive to the ...

    One fun thing to do is to check around on eBay for expensive stuff people are selling, and this morning I played around finding out what some of the most ...
    www.paulanealmooney.com/...ebay...ebay/1335/ - Cached - Similar -
  2. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Most Popular, Top Selling eBay Items in 2009 ...

    Aug 9, 2009 ... For example, as of this writing in 2009, the top ten overall searched for items on eBay are these listed below, which we can reasonably ...
    www.paulanealmooney.com/...ebay...ebay/1495/ - Cached - Similar -
  3. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Heidi Klum Silk Dress on eBay – Here's Heidi Klum's ...

    So I guess Heidi Klum was on The Ellen Show yesterday talking about Klum's silk dress on eBay — probably to benefit some kind of charity hopefully. ...
    www.paulanealmooney.com/heidi...on-ebay.../346/ - Cached - Similar -
  4. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Hawks Cavs Ebay | Paula Neal Mooney

    Cleveland Cavs Game #1 for Tuesday, May 5, 2009, so I went hunting around on eBay and TicketMaster for available tickets. I see lots of Hawks vs. ...
    www.paulanealmooney.com/tag/hawks-cavs-ebay/ - Cached - Similar -
  5. Ebay Deals Today | Paula Neal Mooney

    eBay Daily Deal - Here are eBay Daily Deals today… From 20% to 90% off ... The four daily deals are backed by major eBay Power Sellers and retailers such as ...
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  6. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Frederic Malle Perfume & Price – Here's Frederic ...

    ... Malle perfumes — why is Frederic Malle so popular? — and people are selling Frederic Malle perfumes on eBay as well, hopefully they're all legit: ...
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  7. ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Michelle Obama's Purse: VBH V. Bruce Hoeksema ...

    Jul 9, 2009 ... VBH clutches used to be available for sale at Bergdorf Goodmans, but lately, the only place I see the VBH clutches are for sale on eBay:

So hopefully now with the eBay PPC strategy starting -- not until October 1, 2009, for those of us already in the eBay Partner Network, but earlier at September 1, 2009, for those just entering (by the by, where's the loyalty in that eBay? Makes me want to go open a new eBay partner account just to get in on the eBay PPC program earlier than the noobs...) -- I can make some better money out of eBay.

At least they deposited that eBay monies for a whopping $1.03 in my account lickety-split.

And for people who get in on the eBay Motors dealie with GM soon pimping their cars thru the resell giant, watch out! That's a bonus tip you, my eBay ppc friend, get for getting all the way to the end of this post.

Let's pray and prosper -- and pay house notes! Onward...

Monday, August 17, 2009

$80 a Day Online Earnings Tips from Onlinearnings.com

$80 a Day Online Earnings Tips from Onlinearnings.com

I found an interesting website today called Onlinearnings.com -- and I found most fascinating (her?) blog post called "$50/Daily Clickbank, $30/Daily AdSense Method For Beginners", wherein she details starting a website 4 weeks ago that's already paying her at least 80 bucks a day.

Of course, she doesn't give away her keywords -- but I found most interesting how she took the time to have articles written and submitted to various directories, and got backlinks and stuff in order to get a #1 Google Ranking for the mysterious terms for a keyword that has 15 million SERPs.

I'm seriously thinking of undertaking that route (and writing all the stuff myself for free) of creating articles, submitting to articles directories and slowly but surely gaining backlinks to rank for a good term.

I refuse to sell scammy stuff I see on ClickBank -- but I'm going to focus on positive topics that can help people and pay well.

Of course, look forward to my income reports coming...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Soren Jordansen Scam? Anyone Making Money with Clickbank Pirate Besides Cindy Battye and Soren Jordansen?

Soren Jordansen Scam? Anyone Making Money with Clickbank Pirate?

At this point, I'm just about done with all the get-rich-quick schemes and programs out there. I was checking out some of the best-selling products on ClickBank -- the ones with the highest gravity -- and that how I found out about ClickBank Pirate and started researching whether Soren Jordansen was a scam artist or not. Actually, I didn't think Soren Jordansen looked like a scammer, it's just Google suggested "Soren Jordansen scam" when I typed in his name, only because so many people must type in Soren Jordansen scam when deciding whether or not to buy his product.

And I didn't see scam associated at all with Cindy Battye -- only her great cancer butt-kicking testimony. She's Soren Jordansen's partner in the CB Pirate thing.

I really want to know the real deal about how much people are making after using the cb pirate -- and if any, are they just making money selling false hopes and dreams to other people who are trying to make money online?

That's what a lot of these products feel like.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

† Tissa Godavitarne - Scam? Hoax? Or Internet Marketing Genius? Read these reviews...

UPDATE - I can't do it. Just as soon as I signed up with Tissa's people search engine, I cancelled. I just don't feel right about helping people find other people's addresses and phone numbers. AND THIS PRIVACY ISSUE IS GAINING STEAM. CHECK OUT THE CONTROVERSY BREWING OVER THE MYLIFE.COM PRIVACY SELLING ISSUES THAT TISSA USES TO PROVIDE THE PEOPLE SEARCH ENGINE INFO. I know I could probably make money with it, but it's just not sitting right with my soul. Back to the drawing board. I know better things await...

I kept trying to rationalize that many people could use the people search engines for good purposes, like reconnecting with old classmates and finding deadbeat dads and such -- but the reality is that if just one person uses them for nefarious purposes, I just don't want to be a part of that.

I wonder if Tissa would care if people found out the address of his fabulous home, and came a' knocking on his door?

How I Bought a Brand New $1.2 Million Dollar Dream Home on Two Rolling Acres Using ONLY Affiliate Commissions Earned While I Was Unemployed

When you see a Google Ad with that title, you just gotta click it.

That's what I did, and that's how I found out about Tissa Godavitarne, a guy who has gotta be a great marketing genius, scam artist, brilliant or greedy!

After all, if Tissa Godavitame isn't a scam artist and is really making $2.2 million per year -- why would he need to make more, I wondered.

Anyway, here's the pic of what Tissa says is his actual home -- ambitiously called the "TissaPlex" like Google's "GooglePlex" -- I love it!

So is Tissa Godavitarne a Scam Artist or Brilliant Man?

That's what I'm trying to figure out.

Today, feeling totally beat down by DreamHost's bad performance on keeping my dot coms up lately, even after moving to two private servers -- and not as hopeful about my Amazon Associates revenue, I'm blogging in bed about what I've researched about Tissa Godavitarne.

I lingered over the email entry box on his Acme-People-Search.com website, not having the gumption right now to try it.

So is it a scam?

Seems like the jury is still out on that one, but follow this thread on people debating back and forth whether Tissa's a scam or not.

Those are folks who actually purport to have tried his people search engine pyramid seeming thingee.

And maybe I'll get the gumption to try it soon.

At least Tissa Godavitame has got his 1099 online...

...but at this point I'm so jaded with "online experts," I wondered if that was Photoshopped.

Tissa does say he will show it to you in person.

And at least he shows what he says is his real pic, real phone number and such.

You don't see that every day.

Right now I'm sticking with money made via Google Adsense, Amazon Associates and Kontera and Others...

I made $20,000 online in the first 6 months of 2009, so stay tuned for my progress...

And feel free to leave me your comments on your actual great or bad experiences with Tissa Godavitarne's ACME People Search Engine.

I like to keep abreast of the money-makers online.

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Guy Steals Dot Com Domain Name, Gets Arrested and Goes to Jail - Cyber Crime Doesn't Pay Jack S*&$!

Guy Steals Dot Com Domain Name, Gets Arrested and Goes to Jail - Cyber Crime Doesn't Pay Jack S*&$!

I just read on Domain News about the first person to ever get arrested for stealing a domain name. Some guy hacked into a person's AOL account and got the login details for the profitable domain name they'd purchased -- like P2P.com or PSP.com -- something like that, just click the jail pic in this post to find the article.

Anyway, that guy got arrested, thankfully, and is probably in jail now or awaiting his trial.

Either way -- now we know all this truly black hat stuff does not pay. They will find the cyber criminals doing such outlandish acts.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Pay Per Call Program with CJ - Making Money by Getting People to Call Advertisers...

Pay Per Call Program with CJ - Making Money by Getting People to Call Advertisers...

I got an email from CJ, Commission Junction, saying they're introducing a new Pay Per Call "Ring Revenue" affiliate program system where you can making money as an affiliate by getting people who are interested in a certain service or product to call an advertiser for more information -- and I'm sure as they want, to hopefully make an easy sale to the advertiser.

It intrigued me because I'd never heard of Pay Per Call before -- Pay Per Action, yes, Pay Per Post, ad naseum -- but never Pay Per Call.

So I signed up (do the same if you're already a CJ.com affiliate by clicking the pic above) and hopefully I'll get approved and make a lot of sales.

Right now, my CJ.com account could seriously use some beefing up since I haven't sold an Apple Store products in a while, and have only made dollars here and there pitching SnagAJob.com.

Paula Neal Mooney