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How I Made Extra Money during the Current Economic Uncertainty

April 9, 2009 by · 138 Comments 

If you’ve been trying to learn how to make money online, I am sure you’ve came across claims like making money on the Internet is easy, you can become a millionaire overnight using a “fully-automated” or “turn-key” system. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the money to roll in.

But if it’s that easy why hasn’t everyone become an Internet millionaire by now?

Good for me that I started with no money at all so I couldn’t afford to buy every marketing product that claimed to have the answer to the secrets of Internet riches. I had to and still exercise good judgment and common sense when it comes to spending money on how to make money products.

How Two Underground Affiliates Generate $109,151 In 30 Days From Just One Clickbank Product

December 16, 2008 by · 47 Comments 

I was trying to come up with an attention grabbing headline and thought the headline for the sales copy for Commission Blueprint would do the trick.

Commission Blueprint is a training guide for anyone wanting to make real money from Clickbank or any kind of digital product using AdWords. It consists of a series of instructional videos and written guides in PDF format.

I purchased the guide recently and I have to say that it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made as far as making money online guide is concern. While I am aware that the topic has been the subject of discussion for countless guides and ebooks out there, this little guide is a bit different.

The main content is presented in a video format and for me, consuming the content is like attending a one on one training session with the author. I just have to sit back, watch and listen as the author unveiled the exact steps he did to make an insane amount of money with Clickbank.

Miscellaneous Ramblings of My Pay per Click Marketing Effort

April 4, 2008 by · 16 Comments 

For the past weeks, I barely had time to check my RSS feeds, a daily routine that keeps me up-to-date with the latest trends and happenings around the Internet.

Instead, most of my time was spent reading, listening and learning new things about pay-per-click (PPC) marketing and actually doing it. Some of you may recall that I’ve been working on my PPC campaigns and the goal is to create one new campaign for every two weeks.

While I am not new to PPC marketing, I’ve never put as much effort into this as I am now. Thanks to the business plan that I’ve created earlier, I am frequently reminded that in order for me to advance to the next level, I got to take action and put theories into practice.

7 Reasons Why Newbies Fail to Make Money from AdWords

November 14, 2007 by · 22 Comments 

Those who have been using AdWords for sometime know that it takes some trial and error to achieve some level of success. Newbies may find their AdWords experience frustrating when they continue to get low CTRs, losing money.

Then, having their campaign slapped which results in a low quality score increases their minimum CPC bid to $5 or more. Often this could mark the end of their plan to make money with AdWords.

So they wonder if there’s a well guarded secret used by all the other affiliates who have been making tidy profit from AdWords. What did I do that was not right?

The good news is, (or bad news depending on how you see this), there’s no secret to crack. Everything comes down to trial and error and doing enough testing to find out what works and what doesn’t.

10 Tips to Improve Your Google AdWords Quality Score

September 5, 2007 by · 7 Comments 

In late 2005, Google began testing a new algorithm for AdWords to improve the quality of AdWords landing pages when Google realized that some advertisers were sending visitors to sites with low quality content or duplicate content.

Now, imagine yourself clicking on an AdSense ad and landed on such sites, you might not click AdSense as often because your may perceive the ads as low quality.

When users stop finding the ads useful, Google, AdSense publishers and AdWords advertisers will stop to make money.

To avoid this problem from plaguing the system, Google introduced an ad evaluation system called Quality Score.

The official definition of Quality Score is:

Quality Score is the basis for measuring the quality and relevance of your ads and determining your minimum CPC bid for Google and the search network. This score is determined by your keyword’s clickthrough rate (CTR) on Google, and the relevance of your ad text, keyword, and landing page.

How to Setup AdWords Site Targeted Campaign in 5 Minutes or Less and Start Attracting Traffic to Your Blog

August 1, 2007 by · 14 Comments 

Setting up an AdWords site-targeted campaign is a good way to promote your blog either to a large audience or to a precise audience without burning a hole in your pocket.

While AdWords can be a good source for high quality traffic, for the uninitiated it can be a frustrating experience especially if you continue to get low CTRs for your ads while spending more than what you’d like.

Getting the right results with AdWords campaign doesn’t have to be a wild guess as long as you know how to do it correctly.

As promised in my previous post, I am going to share some tips how to setup AdWords site-targeted campaign the right way.

For a site targeted campaign, you’ll be charged by the impressions (CPM) your AdWords ads get rather than by the click. You can handpick any sites in the Google content network where you want your ads to appear.

My AdWords Site-Targeted Ads at John Chow Dot Com – Here’s the Result

July 31, 2007 by · 13 Comments 

About a week ago I started an AdWords campaign targeted at John Chow Dot Com. I hope this article answers some of the questions people may have as to whether it’s worth spending money on AdWords to attract traffic to your blog.

The campaign centered around a review that I wrote about my experience having Sabahan.com reviewed at John Chow Dot Com.

 

Some Background of the Experiment

For those who are not familiar with AdWords site targeting feature, it lets AdWords advertisers choose individual sites in the Google content network where they’d like to show their ads.

As long as your site or blog display any AdSense ads, it’s already part of the Google content network sites and can be targeted by any AdWords advertiser.

My AdWords Experiment at John Chow Dot com – Could It Attract More Traffic At a Lower Cost?

July 27, 2007 by · 9 Comments 

Some of you may have noticed that currently I have an AdWords campaign running over at JohnChow.com. I wanted to see whether AdWords could drive me more traffic at a lower in comparison to my previous ReviewMe order.

So far the result has been encouraging. I’ve also noticed an increase in my RSS subscription.

In addition to running my ads at JohnChow.com, I am also testing them over at several other blogs such as BloggingTips.com.

If you’d like to read the result of my experiment and get some insight as to the effectiveness of using AdWords to drive traffic to your own blog, please subscribe to my blog via RSS or email.

I’ll post the results here once I have enough data to analyse.

See Google Search Results By Country with Google Global Firefox Extension

July 14, 2007 by · 5 Comments 

RedFly Marketing has released a Firefox extension that let you see what searchers in other countries are seeing for a particular search.

You can also use it to compare organic search results in different countries or if you want to see how your AdWords PPC campaigns appear in different regions.

Previously, I’ve been manually appending &gl=country to the query string in my search URL to view the search results in a particular country. For example, if I want to see who are paying for the keyword “free stuff” in the US, I constructed the following:

http://www.google.com/search?q=free+stuff&gl=US

In contrast, the local search returns only one or no AdWords competitor for that keyword.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=free+stuff

This information helps you get a better feel how the competitions are in other countries and adjust your AdWords campaign accordingly.

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10 AdWords Split Testing Ideas for Better CTR

July 9, 2007 by · 8 Comments 

If you are using AdWords, it’s important that you test multiple ads at the same time to help you understand your particular market better. The secret to a long term success with AdWords is to keep your bid prices down and to do that you’ll need to do split testing.

Split test two ads at the same time, then delete the low performing one. Then create a new ad to try beating the best one. When you have two or more ad in a single campaign, Google will rotate them simultaneously. It may take sometime before one ad emerges as the winner.

You can read more about split-testing your AdWords ads here.

I’ve listed ten AdWords ad ideas that you can use in own split-testing efforts.

 

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