Here is a video mock up I made using the well know ‘Dimitry Meme’
Any of you flippa’s out there will be pleased to know that flippa.com can now verify adsense earnings in just the same way as Analytics.
The flippa team confirmed on there blog update page ‘ the AdSense data we use comes directly from the Google API. When claiming AdSense revenue, sellers can log into their Google account and authorise Flippa to collect this data. This means that the data hasn’t been tampered with by an unscrupulous seller.’
Having this data also assists to insure a more accurate sum of monthly earnings ‘When evaluating AdSense revenue, keep in mind that the three-month average we provide includes months with no AdSense revenue. This means that if a site made $100 in April, but $0 in March and February, the 3-month average will be displayed as $33.’
The following was originally intended to be a forum reply. When I finally hit the submit button, the thread had been removed.
I figured I would share it here instead.
It was based on someone asking where they could get links from, now that Penguin had been rolled out and the old game no longer worked so well. My reply was to suggest Guest Posting. It then occurred to me, that for many non English speakers (or writers for that matter), this might not be an easy task.
Here is the post:
‘Guest Posting’ is at the top of the pile now, especially for getting the links that matter to Google.
A Guest Post, will typically be in the same subject area as your niche +1
It will be contextual (within the body of the article) + 1
Google loves both of these elements, and perhaps rightly so.
In order to realistically succeed with guest posting, you should at least know the subject matter well. Also as important, you would need good grammar and the ability to craft an engaging and informative article. If you don’t have those skills, you’re unlikely to get accepted by the site owner (or at least the site owners that matter).
This works in favour for a blogger such as myself. English is my mother tongue (I am a Brit), so I am encouraged for my content by the search engines, even more so now, then before. Its definitely not something a lazy side would appreciate. It would be easier to use automated software and blast out cascades of spun content through unsuspecting proxies at various unsuspecting web 2.0 properties, but that would not be anywhere near as fulfilling, as it is to write.
I would not be making the internet a better place, nor will I serve a purpose to anyone, apart from myself and my own game of thrones in the land of Google.
So what if English is not someones first language? Or at the very least a language in which they have a comfortable level of skill?
Could Guest Posting and all its lucrative returns, result in non English speakers writing in their mother tongue more often?
This would truly reflect the dynamics of the global geopolitical stage, the emergence of of the BRICS and the decline of the west (namely Europe) is seen more each day. Could it make blogging in other languages a more prevalent practice?
Instead of having to write in English, bloggers of another language, might start to write in their own words, whether that be Hindi, Arabic or Swahili.
After all, is that not what the Web is meant to be? A World Wide Web? Or will English continue to dominate as the Internet?
Its actually very easy to cloak links without needing a plugin, sure a plugin may take a couple of less steps, but it can also cost you a few bucks too if you want to do a real cloak. Why is that you ask? WordPress.org will not allow link cloaking plugins, so the developers put up a version that does a 307 re-direct. The problem with a 307 re-direct is that it is not actually cloaked.
To cloak to the degree that search engines cannot read the destination (and penalize for being a ‘thin affiliate site’), is to do either a meta refresh, or a 301 redirect in your .htaccess file.
I prefer much prefer working with .htaccess, so I will share that method. I should also mention this method will work for any apache based web application and not only WordPress.
If you don’t already have a .htaccess file in the root (base folder) of your site, then open a text file and place your cloaked URL and then the destination as follows
Redirect 301 /affiliatelink http://affiliatesite.com
If there is already a .htaccess present then simply add the extra line as a new addition.
You can add as many lines of redirects as you like.
Now all you need to do is add the first value to the end of the URL.