Does Google Hate Affiliate Advertisers?

Yesterday I was forwarded a message from a distressed fellow reader who discovered all his campaigns were disapproved for violating Google’s terms of service.

Here is his story (as posted in comments):

Scott Phares • Jan 31, 2009 @2:49 pm

Hi Jim – Google changed the rules yesterday. All my ads were disapproved or their Quality Score went so low they won’t ever display. I called an 800 number I have for Google and spoke with one of their adwords reps. Google no longer considers network marketing, affiliate marketing and MLM businesses as “valid” businesses.

Yesterday I was forwarded a message from a distressed fellow reader who discovered all his campaigns were disapproved for violating Google’s terms of service.

Here is his story (as posted in comments):

Scott Phares •  Jan 31, 2009 @2:49 pm

Hi Jim – Google changed the rules yesterday. All my ads were disapproved or their Quality Score went so low they won’t ever display. I called an 800 number I have for Google and spoke with one of their adwords reps. Google no longer considers network marketing, affiliate marketing and MLM businesses as “valid” businesses. As a result, they have disallowed all ads forwarding to affiliate links/sites, bridge pages that then forward to an affiliate site, and any site that contains or mirrors all or portions of a parent company site. Even my ads for my own personal site landing page and home business web sites went down. They did not disapprove them, but they lowered my Quality Score so low that the ads never display. So be prepared, you may not see this happen until you edit or create a new ad, then Goggle will review all your campaigns, that’s when all your MLM, home business and affiliate ads will drop. I moved all mine to Yahoo last night until we all can come up with a solution to this.

This is going to shut down every ad anyone has running on Google as an affiliate for the Magnetic Sponsoring products. See http://www.perrymarshall.com for his video on Google Tightening the Screws Again, he is having a live call on Monday at noon CST concerning this, don’t know if he will have a soluton or not.

I went to investigate immediately…could it be true? Is Google shutting down affiliate advertisers for good?

Should we panic?

It’s unlikely.

Two years in the online advertising game, the rules have changed many times for me before too. People predicted doom…businesses shut down because they couldn’t generate traffic any more, people were angry, fingers got pointed…

And yet, online marketing lived on. Fortunes were made by others.

In fact, I was only a small-fry for many of those changes. Yet, here I am today: Still generating tons of Google Adwords traffic, still making sales, and still in Google’s good books. So far anyway 😉

I gotta admit, though, Scott’s message sure made me nervous.

First thing I did, was to get in touch with Adwords support. I asked for the latest policy on affiliate advertising.

Don’t click the link yet, but here it is: http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=guidelines.cs&topic=9271&subtopic=9280

Let me save you the distraction of clicking through to the policy page. This is the first line you’re going to read:

We do not allow data entry affiliates to use AdWords advertising, but all other affiliates may participate in the AdWords programme.

And don’t beat yourself up about not knowing what a “data entry affiliate” program is. Although Google’s help links the text to a dead page, I saw this very rule back in April of 2008. So nothing has changed there. NOTHING at all.

Data entry affiliate programs are dodgey. You guys are a good bunch and I don’t recommend you get involved in such things. (If you’re involved in dodgey stuff, you’re disowned ;))

Most of you here have your own legitimate business (info marketing business, small business, network marketing, mlm, direct sales). The-other-most-of-you promote affiliate products from sites like Clickbank, Commission Junction, and maybe Hydra and NeverBlue. You guys are all safe.

The sentence i ripped out of the adwords policy basically translates to:

“You Are Allowed To Use Google Adwords To Advertise Your Business”

Next, on the above policies page, Google says that they “monitor” and “don’t allow” the following:

 

  • Redirect URLs
  • Bridge Pages
  • Framing

 

I don’t remember the last two items on the list because it’s been some time since I’ve revised this page. But if you’re a PPC Domination customer or you’ve been doing Adwords for any length of time you know by now that redirected URLS (also known as URL forwarding) are not allowed.

This means, you can’t register a godaddy domain and use its URL-Forwarding option to redirect its visitors to your affiliate URL. Adwords imposes this rule by insisting that you use the same top-level domain on both your display and target URLs. That’s nothing new, that’s why I told you guys to use the masking option too (we’ll get to that in a second).

Until yesterday, I’d never heard of a “Bridge Page“.

A quick definition search on Google uncovered these definitions in context for a “Bridge Page”:

 

  • is similar to a “Doorway Page”, because it is an entry page into a website designed to target keywords that are usually absent from the …
    www.websight.net.au/search-engine-optimisation/marketing-terms.asp
  • Another term for a doorway page.
    www.simply.com.au/glossary.php
  • Also known as a doorway page, an information page, or spam. A web page created for the sole purpose of ranking well in the search engines. …
    www.corporatewebsitemarketing.com/search-engine-marketing-glossary.html
  • These are keyword specic pages made specially to rank well in search engines. It acts as an entry point through which visitors get in to the main …
    www.searchenginegenie.com/search-engine-glossary-b.htm
  • Like a “Doorway Page”, a specifically designed entry point to a web site.
    www.spiderseo.net/SEO%20Glossary.html

 

A quick skim of the above reveals that a bridge page is a piece of internet spam. It’s a page whose purpose is JUST to bullshit Google and other searches into believing that relevant content exists on this site. Does that sound like a nice thing to do?

No. We’re marketers here, guys. We don’t want to trick anyone to click our ad. It costs us money for untargeted traffic. So I hope you’re not using nor were you contemplating using a bridge page.

And finally, framing.

Here is where we run into trouble. Because I’ve advised many beginners to use URL masking/cloaking to avoid creating landing pages for adwords. This had, for some time, been a valid alternative to using domain forwarding on the merchant’s page.

Masking or cloaking works by using an HTML element called a “frame”. It’s a way you can embed one webpage inside another. Usually, you take the affiliate page from the merchant and embed it in a single page on your own domain so it appears like the affiliate page actually came from your domain.

Let’s be straight up here…URL masking is a deceptive practice.

I only suggested it as a temporary solution for people who wanted to start advertising in adwords. Unfortunately, the recent banning of “framed” landing pages makes your life a little harder–Particularly if learning to make landing pages was something you planned to put off till later.

On the upside, you were going to have to create your own landing pages eventually.

Effective and profitable Pay Per Click advertising really requires that you have several different landing pages to better match each keyword you bid on.

I know that not everyone’s tech savvy–but it’s easy enough that anyone can learn it. Yes, even you grandma–I mean, hey, we’re internet marketers! Roll up your sleeves and learn it. Or if you got the money to hire someone to do it for you, go for it.

If you guys ask for it, I might have to release a simple guide for technically challenged people to create their own landing pages.

Anyway, the Adwords Affiliate policy page continues with suggestions of what Google would like to see on advertisers’ landing pages. Consider these, not just as suggestions, but as an exact formula for getting dirt cheap advertising on Adwords. Following this advice will qualify you for Google rewards of cheaper click costs, more exposure, and higher profit.

Consider these guidelines as the rule book for staying in Google’s good books, even if the policies change.

And by the way, in case you were wondering, I’ve checked on my affiliate campaigns–and they’re all running. I’m getting cheaper clicks, more leads, for less bucks. Do you know why?

Because Google’s policy change has thinned the herd–again.

So, “Thank You Google for changing your affiliate advertising policy!”


To learn more of Jim’s PPC advertising techniques, check out PPC Domination.

Why Won’t Google EVER display my Ads Anymore?

Guys, don’t panic, don’t get frustrated, and don’t be so quick to give up.

There are resources out there that are meant to make it easy for every single newbie. Most of you are simply not tapping into these resources at all! You’re entrepreneurs here–this is what we do–we figure things out and we don’t give up till we do.

Guys, don’t panic, don’t get frustrated, and don’t be so quick to give up.

There are resources out there that are meant to make it easy for every single newbie. Most of you are simply not tapping into these resources at all! You’re entrepreneurs here–this is what we do–we figure things out and we don’t give up till we do.

It’s come to my attention that some of you are absolutely devastated because Google either stopped displaying your ads…or it never had shown them in the first place. This is normal for anyone who is working in a brand new Adwords account.

Here’s the story of how i figured it out for my friend, and one of your fellow students, Sophie.

Your account is receiving no impressions because it’s under review. Don’t ask me what the heck that means, i just found out about it today. But from what I’ve seen the people getting hit by it are the ones who made too many changes in a brand new account.

To avoid this in future, when you create a new account, just create one campaign with one adgroup inside it. Inside that adgroup, only place ONE keyword with two ad variations.

It’s very likely that this “account review” process doesn’t take long anyway. I’ve never faced this problem myself.

I was able to speed it up so that it was done almost immediately for Sophie. I have no special pull–I logged in from her account and spoke to the chat staff. Any one of you can do it just as easily.

To begin with, I ran some of my own diagnostic tests.

I looked in her campaign settings and checked that she had geo-targeting to include the USA.

Next, i checked she was only targeting the Google network (not the Google partners nor the content network). She was.

I then checked that she had an adequate daily budget. She had a very small one, so i bumped it up to $100 per day. I did this to eliminate the chance that her budget was too low for Google to want to start running her ads.

Then, I checked to see if she had accelerated delivery of her ads on. She did not. So i turned it on instead of even delivery. It’s best to use accelerated delivery because that makes sure that your ads are ALWAYS shown until your daily budget is depleted–instead of trying to spread it out to make your budget last all day.

When all was checked, i saved the changes i made. And then i waited about 15 minutes.

Next, I wanted to simulate being in the USA as a real user running a Google search. Of course, how else was I going to see these US targeted ads if I’m searching from Jordan? To do this, I used a wonderful web proxy called hidemyass.

I punched in Google.com so I was accessing it through the proxy.

Then I typed into the proxy-accessed Google search one of Sophie’s keywords that I’d seen in her adgroup.

But none of her ads displayed. :(

I went back and changed the bid on that keyword to $5 per click. What if her bid was too low to get her front-page placement? I waited 15 minutes for the changes to propagate and ran the search again through the proxy.
Still, her ads wouldn’t display.

“Alright,” I thought to myself. “I don’t know what other weird things Sophie’s done when she setup this campaign–so I’m gonna start over.”

I built a brand new campaign targeting only the USA. It had only ONE adgroup, and ONE keyword inside it in exact match. I bid $5 per click on that keyword and set the campaign budget to $100 for the day. The keyword I picked was one that I knew receives over 1,000 impressions a month. I wanted to avoid the chance that it’s one of those rarely searched keywords Google hates.

15 minutes later, I re-ran the search. Still nothing.

I changed the keyword. Nothing.

I decided to try a different landing page. Any page would do, so I picked one off the Google sponsored search results and tested with it. Nothing.

Once i exhausted all tests–i knew that I had done everything a user can do. It was time to get tech support on this.

Since it was outside business hours, and I was tired as hell…I went to sleep and waited for the next day’s business hours.

I clicked the Contact Us link. There, i went to the live chat option and spoke to a Google rep.

I explained that this account belonged to a client of mine and she had recently set it up. She only ever had 2 impressions on the account. I explained that my bids were high at $5 per click and that i had tried various keywords without any impressions.

The rep asked what i used to test. I responded that i used a proxy to make sure that Google believed i was searching within the US. The rep kindly said he would look into the account if I would stand by.

I waited.

A few minutes later, the rep returned.

“Okay, I can’t see any reason why your ads aren’t showing so i’m going to need to escalate this. Where can I email you?” he asked.

I gave him my best e-mail address, and thanked him graciously for taking the time to look into this for me. I apologised for inconveniencing him with the trouble and left.

Sure enough, within an hour or so, i received an email from the Google rep.

He explained that the account was under review. The matter was corrected and the account was ready to be used.

And that’s how you get your account out of review, and ready for use.


To learn more of Jim’s PPC advertising techniques, check out PPC Domination.

“Why Are My PPC Ads Not Showing?” and Other PPC Questions…

After two days there has not been a single impression. I checked with the ad diagnostic tool on adwords and it came up with No ad is being shown for the keyword ‘magnetic sponsoring’ any idea why there have been no impressions?

Ok steve, Most likely the reason is that your bid is too low. You may have to bid very high especially if you’re sending people directly to the magnetic sponsoring system landing page.

Here’s the first installment of your PPC Questions Answered.

Question 1: Phil Williams

When you put the subdomain link in the Display URL. Does this subdomain need to exist? eg leadjam.com/TimSales

Before i answer this, i want to make a little disclaimer. What i am about to tell you works right now with Google but it’s NOT a good practice. It is very possible that Google will one day change their rule and you won’t be able to do this any more. Be warned!

The way that Adwords works at the time of this recording is that it only requires your display URL’s TOP level domain to match your target URL’s top level domain. That means, in your adwords ad, if you’re using leadtrafficjam.com as your target URL, you can get away with using a display URL like TimSales.leadtrafficjam.com or leadtrafficjam.com/TimSales even if the display URL’s path doesn’t really exist. Google only requires that your target URL go to a real page.

While you can get away with that, i suggest that you follow good practice and make your display URL a valid one so that if the rules change at a later time your ads won’t be disapproved.

Question 2: Steve Jones

As I don’t have a business of my own I went with Magnetic Sponsoring and used that as my single keyword. My campaign is called Stage 3 – Magnetic Sponsoring. My adgroup is called Magnetic. After two days there has not been a single impression. I checked with the ad diagnostic tool on adwords and it came up with No ad is being shown for the keyword ‘magnetic sponsoring’ any idea why there have been no impressions?

Ok steve, Most likely the reason is that your bid is too low. You may have to bid very high especially if you’re sending people directly to the magnetic sponsoring system landing page. The page is not optimized for PPC and it’s likely that so much bad history on the magnetic sponsoring domain has been created by past advertisers who sent traffic to the same page. I suggest you build out your own landing pages tailored to each keyword and ad group. Not only will this get you cheaper clicks and cheaper leads, but it forces google to create a new history based only on YOUR advertising habits. There’s more details on this in the first Q&A call we did on PPC Domination. But if you’re looking for a quick fix for now, then just bid high and then tweak your ad quickly to get a solid click-thru-rate. By the way, there are very few daily searches going on for Magnetic Sponsoring and this may be another reason you’re seeing no impressions.

Question 3: Julie

Within an hour I had 2 clicks (and 2 MS prospects in back office!) – but now have 1200 impressions and CTR of 0.16%. Should I just leave it? What about Quality Score? (Keyword is my company name – which is also a product.)

Julie, you got lucky with your ad for those first two clicks. What matters is the overall performance of that ad over thousands of impressions. So don’t leave your ad alone – it’s not gonna improve by itself. You should quickly experiment with different ads. Delete this one, the click-thru-rate over the ad’s lifetime is way too low. Run two new ad variations and split-test them a pair at a time with the objective of getting a Click-thru-rate over 1%. Full details on this are in video #9 of PPC Domination. If you follow the instructions, you will be sure that you don’t suffer quality score problems down the line on your keyword.

Question 4: Evan Broadhead

Jim, do you know where I can go to create a graphic signature for my landing page?

Yep, I use a service called vletter. Check it out at vletter.com they can even do custom fonts for you based on your own hand-writing. Pretty cool!

Question 5: Evan Broadhead

So I have my domain and you have told me that I need someone to host it! I have created my landing page now how do I take that and make it my domain? Before I was having it be forwarded to my MS page. Please help! Thank you so much.

Evan, your domain name and webhost are two different things. Your domain is like a phone number that you’ve been assigned. But without a phone that rings when people call, your number is meaningless. That’s where a webhosting service comes in handy. The hosting service is like installing a phone in your home. Usually hosting is paid monthly and you can get it for about $6 a month. If you used godaddy to register your domain name, then you can just add the hosting service through their control panel pretty easily. I suggest you look up a website setup guide on the internet or go through the godaddy documentation and learn how to upload a page to your site. You need something called an FTP client. Godaddy includes a simple web-based one through their easy-to-use hosting interface too. I personally use a client called Best FTP Explorer 2000 which allows me a bit more flexibility. Once you decide on a FTP client, connect to your hosting server and grab the new html file from your desktop to upload into your site. If you call the new page index.html it will become the default page on your domain!

That’s all folks. Keep them coming!


To learn more of Jim’s PPC advertising techniques, check out PPC Domination.

The Other Half the Google Story

Running Pay-Per-Click ads on Google is like going to the market and buying fruit. Some are good, some are bad. You’re constantly testing and tasting to see which keywords and ad combinations bring the best results.

And that’s not an exaggeration–I mean, you literally plonk your ad in the center of a crowded marketplace full of people searching keywords related to your business. And you just pay Google a small fee for every time a customer responds to your ad.

My father is a pretty cool guy. Simple, humble, and modest.

He doesn’t ask for much at all in his university teaching job. He doesn’t aspire for any administrative roles, he doesn’t like to travel, he doesn’t compete for power or authority…in fact, about the only thing he likes besides teaching is his garden.

It’s more of a giant orchard.

A few years ago, we decided to buy a huge piece of land which was to become the burial grounds for our family and descendants. Dad took it upon himself to turn this barren plot into a beautiful paradise of fruit, plants, and trees. I know it sounds a little bleak, but that’s my dad for ya–always working for charity and the life-after-death.

Several times in the past few months I’ve been here in Amman, I noticed that he’d taste a fruit that he found particularly sweet and keep its seeds. Or he’d see a fruit that was big and juicy and he’d pocket the seeds inside it.

Mum dries them for him on a plate in the sun-room.

When the season is right, he plants them in a little pot of soil. Over the next few weeks and months, he waters that little pot until a small plant emerges from inside. And when the plant is strong enough, he mixes some good ole cow compost in the ground and he carefully moves plant into plot.

I have seen him religiously turn on the sprinklers during the summer to keep the little delicate plants hydrated. I’ve seen him position grown trees so they don’t freeze in the cold of winter.

Eventually, his little plants grow into big beautiful tasty fruit-bearing trees. And for the entire season and the years to come, everyone enjoys the taste of that sweet fig or giant grape or juicy olive that dad had savored and saved all that time ago.

My father’s habit of seed-saving is the other half of the Google story…

Allow me to explain:

You see, running Pay-Per-Click ads on Google is like going to the market and buying fruit. Some are good, some are bad. You’re constantly testing and tasting to see which keywords and ad combinations bring the best results.

And that’s not an exaggeration–I mean, you literally plonk your ad in the center of a crowded marketplace full of people searching keywords related to your business. And you just pay Google a small fee for every time a customer responds to your ad.

The prospect who converts to a sale is the big, juicy, sweet fruit that you savour.

Next time you want more prospects like that one, you go to the same Google marketplace. You bid on the same keywords, you run the same ad. And each time, you buy the prospect Google brings you.

But what if you were to take that keyword, the seed that generates for you lots of sales and money on PPC…and you plant it on a website, tend to it, and take care of it for the next few months until it blossoms…

Your business could have free prospects forever.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you stop buying ads on pay-per-click. At least not right away.

But Search Engine Optimisation (SEO for short) is an integral part of any serious Network Marketing leader’s business.

Because when you build and optimise your site using the prime keywords that your PPC advertising helps you uncover, your ad becomes a permanent part of the Google marketplace. It appears on the left side of search results where the traffic is organic and free.

As I’ve told you before, my friends Raymond and Fernando are teaching all their prospect-growing methods in a full-fledged coaching program. And even they recognise the need for paid search advertising to find the keywords you want to plant and grow–so they’ve made a generous offer:

Anyone who has bought my PPC Domination training gets their money back on it. Fernando and Raymond are gonna discount their coaching by the entire price of PPC Domination plus an extra $100. That’s a damn good deal, so go for it:

All you need to do to get PPC Domination free is this:

  1. Grab your copy of PPC Domination from here if you haven’t got it yet. (otherwise skip ahead).
  2. Forward your PPC Domination email receipt to ppc @ seonetworker.com.
  3. Buy access to the 8-week intensive SEO Networker coaching program here

PPC Domination : Need PPC Help?

Oh boy! It seems I can’t escape.

Since we launched my PPC Domination training videos for Network Marketers, people have been stalking me! Haha, just kidding. But truthfully, I need a solution or I’m gonna go nuts.

Oh boy! It seems I can’t escape.

Since we launched my PPC Domination training videos for Network Marketers, people have been stalking me! Haha, just kidding. But truthfully, I need a solution or I’m gonna go nuts.

I can’t get on Facebook to talk with my sisters any more :-( Poor far-away-sisters. The reason is that I’m getting tens of questions a day from people who need my personal attention with their Google Adwords accounts. And I’m happy to help you all–with some rules that I have to lay out here.

I want you to write me all your PPC problems and questions right here on this blog.

I’m thinking, I might be able to answer you individualy as comment responses (at the bottom of this post). In this case you’ll have to keep checking back on your own until my answer appears for your question(s).

Or (and this is easier for me), I may just write new blog posts answering the most common questions I see and then send out an email notification to everyone. This way you’ll know when a new question has been answered and you’ll learn from other people’s solutions too.

For the second option to work, you’ll need to add yourself to the Coffee Adventures newsletter.

The form is at the top-right of this page and below in this post. You have to use one of the forms on this page. Ooohh, lookey here…you get access to another 7 video course on PPC and a customisable lead system as a free bonus woohoo!

As long as you’re on the Coffee Adventures list, you’ll know as soon as I post a response to your question.

Name
Email

Here are the rules:

  1. When you post your questions, make sure your language is clear and easy for me (and others) to understand. Give all the information I need to answer you. Don’t assume I know what you’re talking about! Make sure to attach screen shots of your keywords, ads, AND landing page (url).
  2. Don’t be upset if I don’t answer your “quick questions” on the social sites, by email, or skype. There are wayyyy too many of you asking for me to be able to do this on an individual level. I’m really sorry! It would take me all day to respond to everyone and I’ll never get any other work done 😉
  3. My helper bees might respond instead of me–if we end up doing this question-by-question. You should trust their responses too.

That’s all. Now go ahead and write your requests for help here by “Commenting” on this post. I will answer you soon!

Type Your PPC Marketing Question Below

I got an idea…

Maybe I’ll start posting my to-do list here and then I can be accountable to the whole internet.

 

To do today (in order of importance):

  1. Create an updated split-test spreadsheet for Mike and check if we have enough data with 500 clicks to make a conclusive decision in favour of one headline over another.
     
  2. Record my screen with Camtasia and demonstrate how i revise an entire PPC campaign that has been underperforming lately.
     
  3. Finish one of the three blog post ideas i started but saved as drafts and never finished.
     
  4. Transfer this blog to another hosting and test if it’s faster than this crappy godaddy hosting. Right now it gives DNS error for almost every time i try to load the page and it takes me half an hour just to get into my admin panel grrrrr. testing hostgator and hostdepartment. Hostdepartment used to suck because it was unreliable but i think they’ve overhauled it and it seems to be the fastest so far. Hostgator takes ages just to get into their webhosting cpanel so i’m not holding my breath for them. Let’s see how we go! Btw, if you get an error when you try to load my blog later can you report it for me here please? Thanks.
     
  5. Watch Valkyrie 

 

That’s my todo list for today. I’ll let you know how far down the list I get!

My Favourite PPC Domination Submissions

Time to solve a little mystery for some people who were surprised at how fast I discovered their submissions.

I use Google Alerts. tadaaaaaaaaa!

*post edited to remove excessive exclamation marks

Time to solve a little mystery for some people who were surprised at how fast I discovered their submissions.

I use Google Alerts. tadaaaaaaaaa!

It’s a cool service from Google that you can setup to alert you every time the keywords you specify are posted or talked about on the internet. I use it as a keyword research tool for PPC–and if you don’t, you should.

The way I have it setup, Google sends me an email as soon as anyone publishes an article, blog entry, or press release with “PPC Domination” in the content.

And in this way, I’ve been able to read and enjoying many of the submissions and reviews everyone’s been doing. There have been a LOT of submissions so far.

Was it as a result of my earlier blog post about How to win the MacBook Pro? I don’t know, I can’t say for sure. But I hope I gave enough of you out there some ideas on how to make a pile of money this month after PPC Domination launches on Monday.

I’d like to honour and highlight a few of the submissions people made. These ones really stood out for me. These can be taken as examples of awesome work–in case you’re looking for ideas on how to win one of those Macbooks!

Mari Ann Lisenbe submitted my favourite PPC Domination video review because she anticipates and handles an objection someone else might have about the course being too difficult. Mari Ann explains that she found it very simple and easy to understand. Good reviews and testimonials should always be specific about the benefit of the product being marketed.

Melanie Milletics’ most recent blog post was fantastic. She gives 3 reasons you should NOT get PPC Domination. That raises eyebrows and grabs attention fast–then she goes on to give these 3 reasons and back up her claim. Don’t worry, she made a positive review!

And my favourite PPC Domination press release was submitted by Sherry Driedger, it was short, to the point, not-hypey, and sounded like newsworthy news. That was a perfect press release and she worked her pitch in there at the end in a really smart way that makes the reader want to click.

There were many other submissions that got my attention. It would take me too long to find them all. This is just a sample of the ones i liked. Congratulations to everyone else for their fine efforts in promoting PPC Domination.

Good luck contestants!

PPC Domination Contest : MacBook Pro for the Ultimate PPC Dominator

Only 4 days left until the launch of PPC Domination.

And if you follow my instructions here, I can help you feast your eyes on a fat 4- or 5-figure commission in your Paypal by January 31st. And I’m not even talking about the $3,000.00 cash prize or the 15″ MacBook Pro laptop that some lucky, lucky, lucky girl or guy is gonna end up with by winning the affiliate contest.

PPC Domination Prize List and Qualification Criteria
PPC Domination Prize List and Qualification Criteria

Only 4 days left until the launch of PPC Domination.

And if you follow my instructions here, I can help you feast your eyes on a fat 4- or 5-figure commission in your Paypal by January 31st. And I’m not even talking about the $3,000.00 cash prize or the 15″ MacBook Pro laptop that some lucky, lucky, lucky girl or guy is gonna end up with by winning the affiliate contest.

With every Magnetic Sponsoring launch, people like David Schwind, Fernando Ceballos, Raymond Fong, and myself  cash in big time. And I don’t think any of us have ever been the official “winners” either. Though we’ve been strong contenders in any case.

There’s a simple formula each of us uses. Anyone, no matter how small-time can duplicate it just as easily and have a 4- or 5- figure month this month:

1. Change Your Signature

Change your forum signature in all the forums you participate in. Insert a link to your affiliate landing page.

Even in betternetworker where most of the Magnetic Sponsoring crowd hang out, you can still get sales. In fact, about 80% of the commissions I earned during launches came directly from the community website! Remember, many members in the forum have never bought any MS product yet.

And, more importantly, the forum is visible and accessible to public searches in all the search engines.

A good signature will make use of the visibility from ALL of your past forum postings. And as for future ones, this is around the time I start participating in the forums a lot more. So go ahead and look for threads you can add value to!

2. Create a YouTube Review of PPC Domination

Get out your webcam, flip cam, or even use Camtasia and record your screen. Make a short and sweet YouTube video (1 or 2 minutes) focused around the benefit people will get by opting in for the freebie offered on the product launch page. Tell people what they can hope to learn once they register on your affiliate landing page. At the end of the video, make sure to post your personal affiliate page inside the footage.

Windows Movie Maker (free with windows) and other similar programs allow you to add titles. Use the “title” feature to tell people your affiliate link. It’s register your own domain and forward to it so you don’t lose commissions.

Don’t assume that because you put the URL in the description you won’t need it in the video too. Your video may be embeded in other websites and blogs without the attached text content. If that happens, you want your URL visible in the video itself!

When YouTube asks you for a text description, either write the transcript of what you say in the video or leave it blank for now. I’ve got another step later that will help you fill it out. But make sure you paste the link to your affiliate URL right at the top of the description before everythign else. This ensures it’s visible without viewers having to click “more info”.

Your video title should at least have the name of the product and one benefit of it. For example, with PPC Domination, your title may be, “How to Generate 200 MLM Leads / Day Using PPC Domination ” or “5 Deadly Mistakes Network Marketers Make With PPC”.

3. Write an Article

Articles should be educational or informative. Their purpose is similar to that of the YouTube video you uploaded. Give your reader an evaluation of the product if you already have it or give a summary of the benefits people can expect from the information contained in the product.

An article is quick to write. You only need 400 words.

4. Post Your Article to Your Blog

If you have a blog, post your article there first. This will mark to the search engines that this is the “source” of the content because your RSS feed will be read earliest.

Link the name of the product to the your affiliate landing page. Also, at the bottom of the article, add a prominent link to your page with a direct call to action. Then go back and copy the embed code from YouTube for your video and paste it somewhere in this article’s blog entry somewhere appropriate.

You can even add a banner to your blog for the duration of the launch to help increase your reach.

5. Copy Your Article Into YouTube

If you didn’t use a transcript in your YouTube video, just copy directly your entire article and paste it as the description of the video you posted to YouTube earlier. Make sure that your URL still appears at the VERY top of the video submission though.

This step helps the search engines find your video better because search engines are hungry for text. And you would have just given them a whole bunch of recycled text in the video description!

6. Copy Your Article into Squidoo

Create a squidoo lens around your PPC Domination article. Include your YouTube video too. Make sure you link back to the same article in your blog. (Don’t link to the main home page of your blog or it’s pointless). Also, within the lens, have a direct call to action that asks people to go get your freebie from your affiliate URL.

7. Submit Your Article

Use Ezine Articles to submit your article again. Remove all links from within the body of your article or it will be rejected. The review process can take an entire week after submission so do this soon.

Don’t forget to remove any promotional/salesy content within the article itself. Your bio line is the only place you’re allowed to have a direct call to action. Use it wisely and send people directly to the same article in your blog post.

Repeat the same process by submitting the article to the betternetworker website.

8. Share Your Video

Bookmark your video with digg and del.icio.us. And post it to your Facebook profile too.

9. Share Your Blog Post

Bookmark your blog post with digg and del.icio.us. And make sure that Facebook is importing notes from your blog.

10. Tweet About It

Write a twitter entry to your blog. If you use the Twitter application on Facebook you can even get it to update your Facebook status to match your twitter update! That’s a smart way to put your new blog post in front of your Facebook buddies–all those annoying people who have been adding you to look at their bizops can see it.

11. Write a Press Release (really profitable!!)

This is one of my favourite methods of promotion–particularly useful when there is a product launch.

A press release is a kind of ad directed at news reporters and bloggers. You’re trying to sell them on a story or new, newsworthy event. If reporters likes your story, they will investigate further (sometimes by contacting you). The result is multiple blog entries and RSS syndicated content throughout the web, and possible exposure offline when people write news based on your release!

The best press releases are short and about two paragraphs in length. They evoke curiosity.

In the body of the release or in the “closing” details, send the reader directly to your affiliate landing page for more information.

I usually pay for press releases but you have the option to submit them free. If you submit a free press release your links won’t be blue and clickable. This means search engines won’t recognise them and give love to your site. Also, it means if a reader of your release wants to get more info they need to copy and paste the URL into their address bar.

A paid press release submission allows you to place active links in your entry. It’s up to you which you choose depending on your budget. I submit press releases at 24-7pressrelease.com where you may choose free or paid options.

I highly recommend that you at least consider spending $10. In my experience, the reviewers aren’t so strict on your release when it’s a paid submission.

12. Blast Your Email List

No matter how small your list size, just send out an E-Mail and ask them to check out the new product. Pass on your affiliate URL.

13. Go Do It Now

Don’t put it off until the launch. Otherwise you’re gonna miss it! Most of the action happens BEFORE the product is launched when everyone is buzzing about it. You have 4 days to fill your pipeline. And when the doors open, everyone you gather over the next 4 days will get a chance to buy.

You will earn commissions not only on the sale of PPC Domination, but on every subsequent sale that follows.

That’s it folks. How much does all of this cost?

Money Spent: $0.00

Time Spent:

  • 30 minutes to write article,
  • 30 minutes to record and edit video,
  • 30 minutes to write a press release,
  • 30 minutes to submit and share
  • Total = 2 hours of work.

Revenue Generated: $1,000-$10,000

I kid you not my friend. I have used this very list at each launch and earned NO less than $1,000 and as much as $10,000. I did this in the early days of hardship and I am doing it even right now.


Does this PPC course work? Read PPC Domination Reviews here.

Good luck!

My “PPC Domination” Debt

Today Magnetic Sponsoring gave the go-ahead to all their affiliates to begin promoting PPC Domination. That’s a brand spanking new course designed specifically for Network Marketers and Home Business owners to learn how to go from ZERO leads per day to over 150 leads using Google Adwords.

I’m writing with very sleepy eyes.

Today Magnetic Sponsoring gave the go-ahead to all their affiliates to begin promoting PPC Domination. That’s a brand spanking new course designed specifically for Network Marketers and Home Business owners to learn how to go from ZERO leads per day to over 150 leads using Google Adwords.

 

PPC Domination (How to Get 100s of MLM Leads Using Google Adwords)

Had I kept an organised blog back then, I may have even bored you with daily updates of the three agonizing months it took to produce the course. IN VIDEO.

 

But luckily, you’ve been spared.

Within the hours of video that make up the bulk of this course, I share how I have been producing my home business leads for the past two years.

When we launched the beta of this course back in November, I had no idea we would sell out so quick. And then I spent the next few weeks nervous waiting for some kind of feedback. None came for some time.

Little by little, trickles of our beta testers began to add me on Facebook and Twitter. Small “thank you” notes and mini-testimonials of their results in their add requests.

What truly humbled me was when Mike Dillard wrote in asking for their testimonials and results…MANY MANY people were so generous with their time. They responded. I literally saw FLOODS of reviews from our testers. 

So I want to take this opportunity to thank you all. Everyone who beta tested the product and asked questions on our live calls. Everyone who sent in a testimonial or review, written or video, positive or negative. I am very happy to have helped serve you all!

Most of all, I want to thank my friends Mike Dillard and Tim Erway for their constructive criticisms, for coming up with the idea of this product, for helping me structure the material in a way that everyone can understand. And of course, for helping me reach you.

I’m also very grateful to Dr. Sane Yagi and Dr. Basma Yaghi who were actively involved with me in testing the content for understandability by newbies. They loaned me their lack of expertise and knowledge in Internet Marketing and PPC.  Sane helped me create examples and specific slides. Basma was my guinea pig;  before anyone else took the course, she took it. Then she used what she learned to begin a new career in CPA marketing.

If you missed out on the beta-launch of PPC domination and you don’t want to miss out again, then register to get the free PPC Domination videos showing how I get 150 MLM leads / days, how Sophia and Aaron Rashkin are getting 90 leads/day, and the top 5 mistakes people make when using Google Adwords.

Of course, you’ll also be reminded on the 19th when the course is officially launched!

Register for PPC Domination Now

SEO Networker’s Intrusive Case Study Videos

I just finished watching Fernando and Raymond’s new video case study for SEO Networker.

Inside, I saw how these two rocket-scientists turned Network Marketers were able to dominate the Google organic search results for common searches that business opportunity seekers are looking for. Keywords like, “attraction marketing”, “network marketing training”, “mlm leads”, and “mlm system”.

Basically, that means they can get perfect prospects for their MLM business from Google for FREE.

I just finished watching Fernando and Raymond’s new video case study for SEO Networker.

Fernando Ceballos
Fernando Ceballos and Raymond Fong of SEO Networker

Inside, I saw how these two rocket-scientists turned Network Marketers were able to dominate the Google organic search results for common searches that business opportunity seekers are looking for. Keywords like, “attraction marketing”, “network marketing training”, “mlm leads”, and “mlm system”.

Basically, that means they can get perfect prospects for their MLM business from Google for FREE.

They’re good friends of mine, but I’m sure as hell not about to tell them that their content gave away the kitchen sink. I want it to stay up there at least till I finish implementing some of that stuff!

Maybe they don’t realise how dangerous it is to be sharing insider material about their business with someone like me…because, um…I’m gonna implement it, master it, and then I’m gonna be their competition.

Like for example, here’s some of the cool stuff I’m sooooo gonna nick:
(btw, for my American readers who may not know this, nick=take/steal) 

  • They gave away some of the exact keywords that they’ve been targetting with their main website
    (Attraction Marketing Formula.)        

    That website of theirs shows up on the left side of the google search for many of the key terms I target with sponsored ads on the right. 

    Using Fernando and Raymond’s Search Engine Optimisation techniques alongside my Paid search efforts, I’ll get the benefit of being on BOTH sides of search results. In effect, maximizing my search presence: I get immediate results with PPC and then long-term passive results with all the content I create over time with SEO!

  • Fernando showed the titles and exact addresses to the content that got them on Google’s front page. So in theory, one could go to those articles, do some “research”, and then write similar articles on one’s own website.
     
  • They showed the actual categories and themes that they divided their content into. This is an integral part of doing Search Engine Optimisation. One could, copy those themes or categories (though we shouldn’t)…and then you’d be able to dominate the same keywords in Google’s organic results too.
     
  • They revealed their linking strategy. Which sites they’re using to connect INTO their site and how they’re linking the pages within their site in that perfect way that Google wants to just keep sending them visitors.
     
  • Fernando gave me an idea how to modify my wordpress blog theme so that it monetise the traffic that comes to it from free search engine traffic.
     
  • They told about how installing a wordpress blog on your site is almost a passive way to get search engine rankings because of RSS. Now that’s pretty smart, considering that with wordpress, the very same blogging engine i’m using right here, I don’t have to do ANY html coding. I can literally create my entire site, landing pages, capture pages, and sales letters all off the same wordpress platform. Holy smokes!

 

Ok so that’s pretty much a whole bunch of stuff I got out of their case study. This came (I think) as a result of a conversation I had with them a few weeks ago.

See, Fernando and Raymond are launching a coaching program to show regular network marketers how to create sites that Google loves to send traffic to. When we talked about their launch, I made a suggestion that went something like:

“Hey guys, why don’t you give away a bunch of videos with proper, simple, SEO techniques that people can go out and implement right away. And then hold a contest of some kind that makes use of the learning people get from those techniques.” 

I don’t know that i said it exactly that way, but ya know, quotes are cool in blogs. I thought I’d do one.

A few days ago they caught me by surprise when they released these case study videos for the contest. The winners get a scholarship into the coaching program. Meaning, they get in for free. Contest ends on the 22nd of January, so not a whole lot of time if you’re thinking about joining in.

As for me, I’m not eligible for the contest because i’m a JV and I get free unlimited access to the training anyway. But regardless, the information they shared in the videos is as useful to me as anyone else.

In my next post I’ll tell you some of the things I’m gonna implement right here in this blog to help me dominate a slice of Google’s organic search results!

Go watch the SEO Networker case study videos and then comment here on what you learn!

I need someone to do my biz for me, please!

I don’t like when people try to recruit me.

I hate when they tell me about their MLM or next-big-thing home business, gazillion dollar, big-shit, opportunity.

Not because I have problems handling their pathetic sales attempts. Actually, that’s the part i like.

I don’t like when people try to recruit me.

I hate when they tell me about their MLM or next-big-thing home business, gazillion dollar, big-shit, opportunity.

Not because I have problems handling their pathetic sales attempts. Actually, that’s the part i like. Gmail has a great spam filter. And when it fails, all I have to do is show it a sample of the message that slipped through the filter and any more like it get taken care of for good. I’m a bit weird like that, because I enjoy looking in my spam folder sometimes. It helps me appreciate all the time i saved with the love of my life, amazing, beautiful, sexy Gmail.

No.

What kills me is lazy people with a lottery mindset. I don’t feel sorry for them! They’re Always looking for shortcuts. They keep holding out, doing fuck-all for YEARS in Network Marketing for that lucky break.

They think, “If I can just (fluke) recruit a strong leader in my downline, I’ll finally start making money.”

And that’s why I hate when they ask me. They are lazy and are unashamed! They think there is a chance that I would come  join them in THEIR downline. Why would I?

Because their opportunity’s income potential is so amazing? If so, then why haven’t they been able to tap into it yet?

Or do they think I believe in the same myths they do?

Is the system or opportunity you buy what determines your success?

Systems and opportunities are lifeless products. They don’t work without pilot or master. Followers not leaders, buy products expecting them to turn them successful.

The marketing system they FOLLOW was created by a marketing LEADER. The reason they shift to a new opportuity that others are flocking to is only because major LEADING recruiters made money in it first.  

HA!

N E W S   F L A S H:

Leaders don’t follow followers.

And that’s what they are. Followers the bunch of ’em. I can sniff a follower miles away. Ya know, the ones who, in quick succession quote quotables from multiple gurus (including myself)–and they think that it will make an impression on me.

These are the guys who spend all their “business time” faking it. Kinda like how they’re used to doing at their jobs. Expecting promotion without doing anything to earn it. Pretending to work, when they’re really playing solitaire on their PC and uploading photos on Facebook.

It’s miserable. I meet them every day, searching and jumping from one thing to the next. They think, “If I can just find that opportunity/system/product/comp plan/marketing product, that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I’ll finally start making money.”

Yeah? They can keep dreaming. They may as well believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy.

What are they 3 years old?

Speaking of childhood–
When I was 5, my neighbour was a lovely old lady. She tried to teach me about Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy (they werent part of my culture and my poor backward parents didn’t tell me fairy tales). Mum once told me a story about a genie and dad gave me a long lecture about how stupid it is to believe such tales.

Anyway, I played along and humoured her–letting old people feel useful is part of my backward culture. I let her write me a note to the Tooth Fairy and put it under my pillow as she asked me to. Keep in mind, I was 5. The idea of a “Fairy” just seemed STUPID.

Well, next morning, I found a coin under my pillow!  Yeah right, tooth fairy my butt. Mum, Who put that under my pillow?

When she wouldn’t tell me, I actually went outside and LOOKED for my tooth under my bedroom window. And I found it in the grass.

Sadly, that pleasant grandmother believed in the grown up’s version of the tooth fairy–the good ole New Zealand LOTTO. She went to a lot of trouble every saturday to buy her ticket. Each week she thought she had the winning numbers. For most of her adult life, she never missed a week.

Last year, she passed away. She never won. Not one cent.

And that’s what happens to those people looking for a fairy to come into their lives and save them from their misery. They mostly don’t win.

And the sad part is, they line the pockets of the few who win by design (not by chance).

As for you, you’re not them. You’re here, I believe in you. Don’t ask me why, but I do cause you have a smart look on your face. You HAVE a choice:

You can keep waiting for that one chance in a million–or a billion! And you may live your whole life broke and die that way.

Or, you can start now, and design your win. Do it manually, learn what the home business millionairs know. Don’t jump from short-cut to short-cut. Don’t quit your job and sell your car and max your credit card to the last cent so you can buy a fairy. Expect to spend 3-5 years in the trenches, master business and marketing skills–Take it as a career not a lottery. Then you’ll at least guarantee that in 3-5 years you’ll be able to travel to a country or two for that luxury holiday you always dreamed of.

I made my choice, paid my dues, and became a master of my business. Join me in my camp.

Everyone else can keep buying lottery tickets.