Post Affiliate Pro Cookie Problem

Post Affiliate Pro Cookie Problem

Earlier this year I was doing a very involved project integrating Post Affiliate Pro and Modern Bill when I came across a problem…

Cookies were disappearing.

And if affiliates aren’t making sales… they’re going to move on to a competitor that has the services and the tracking systems in place to monetize that traffic.

Luckily, I’d come across this before when writing my own PHP apps. You see, if you don’t know what you’re doing when you’re setting a cookie, chances are that you’re not going to get your desired end result. Continue reading →

Confusion Over Affiliate Software

Idev Affiliate

Over the past week or so I’ve received plenty of emails wondering if I’m changing my mind all of a sudden and now recommending Idev Affiliate.

[the post that sparked the emails is here]

The answer is no.

I haven’t done the review yet. I haven’t even installed the software.

My plan is to install the software, take notes, make slides, record videos and give my analysis as I move through the process… and then sum it all up at the end.

Here’s what I expect to find: Continue reading →

Idev Affiliate Gets a Second Look

Idev Affiliate

A few months back I got a voice mail message from the creator of Idev Affiliate, Jim Webster. He believed that some of my comments about Post Affiliate Pro versus Idev Affiliate didn’t add up and he wanted to know where I got some of my information.

[here's my review of Post Affiliate Pro]

So we played phone tag and email tag for a bit until we could finally talk on the phone for an hour or two. And I learned a lot…

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Post Affiliate Pro Tutorials

I’ve just updated a ton of new videos and resources for Post Affiliate Pro.

I’m finalizing the password protected section of my site and uploading the videos to my server. Over the past several months I’ve discovered even better ways to install Post Affiliate Pro to make it easier to attract your own affiliates.

Here’s a very small taste of what my clients get when they purchase Post Affiliate Pro through my affiliate link:

More videos will be coming soon. I’ll upload the short clips to YouTube and then post longer ones here.

Right now I offer

  • 20 online videos each about 6 minutes long
  • Custom PHP code as shown in the videos
  • Custom HTML templates I created (two of them)
  • Custom email templates for use with Post Affiliate Pro
  • Full PDF of my slide presentation seen in the videos
  • Discount off my video review of your website (optional, separate service costs extra)

It doesn’t cost anything extra…

Post Affiliate Pro Bonuses

Step 1: Click this link

Step 2: Buy Post Affiliate Pro

Step 3: Send me your information here and once I verify your order I’ll give you a login for all the good stuff

GoDaddy Promo Codes Not Required for Discount

I’ll share a quick tip on how to cut your costs on GoDaddy by $2 to $3 every single time. I’ve been using this for a while and it saves me a ton of money.

This is just one of 5 videos I’ve recently uploaded. Here’s where you can get the 5 video tutorials.

Get the rest of the website video tutorials.

WordPress 2.5 Sneak Peek Video

I’m looking forward to using the new multiple image upload feature that you can see in this sneak peek video for WordPress 2.5

Even though the release was promised a few days back it looks like it will be worth the wait.

I’ve been reading up on a few of the new features and it sounds like a mixed bag.

Pros:

Less clutter
Blogroll now named ‘Links’ (WP moving towards a cms app)
Media Manager
Easier to see how many comments in moderation waiting to be approved

Cons:

New navigation will take some getting used to
Widgets no longer drag and drop
Lots of scrolling required in page and post editing to change options
User management a bit more cumbersome

Email Marketing: Beyond Double Opt In Subscriber Lists

I’m running through my checklist of things to do before taking my affiliate program live. I’ve set up my news and announcement list with Aweber and chose to make it double opt in.

But I know from experience that getting a subscriber to double opt in is no guarantee that they’ll get to see my email messages. Aggressive anti spam filters often give off false positives and automatically junk emails that should be considered safe.
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Search Engine Optimization Tweak in 30 Seconds

Looking at my blog today, I realized that yesterday’s post about my Canonical Url Tool has a pretty lame headline and the only folks that will find it via Google will be uber nerds, like me, that know what a canonical url is already.

So, this short post is to put it in proper perspective, slap a more effective headline on the topic, and hopefully generate additional interest.

The Problem

Like any good blogger/webmaster you’ve been building up your backlinks. You’ve examined your internal linking. But looking at your server logs, you notice something odd:

Not all your backlinks are pointing to the same version of your home page.

For example:

  • http://yoursite.com/
  • http://www.yoursite.com/
  • http://www.yoursite.com/index.php
  • http://yoursite.com/index.php

You’re looking for every possible edge when it comes to search engine optimization and you’ve read that stupid Mr. Googlebot gets confused and doesn’t give you as much credit for those backlinks as if they all pointed to the exact same url.
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Canonical URL Tool

When I create a new website, one of the very first things I do is a simple trick with mod rewrite that let’s me tweak the site for better search engine optimization.

This tool I’ve created makes it easy to set it up so that

  1. Your website url will always have “www” in front of it
  2. Links with index.php or index.html will be rewritten so that the index is removed and the trailing slash is used

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1Shopping Cart Affiliate Program Problems

I’ve seen numerous posts and articles lately about affiliate tracking issues in the hosted ecommerce and affiliate service 1shoppingcart.com and I have a solution.

Basically, the problem was/is that the new affiliate tracking system 1shoppingcart.com switched to is losing track of some of the affiliate information, and as a result, affiliates are losing money they should be entitled to.

Nothing angers an affiliate marketer more than pulling off a successful promotion only to have problems getting credit for the sales.

If you use 1shoppingcart.com, you’re not going to like my solution, but here it is:
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