I’ve stumbled across a great function of Google Chrome to easily find out what kind of keyword density I’m putting into my posts. Actually, the function within the Google Chrome browser will provide feedback on exactly how many times a word is used on the open page and highlight where that word can be found.
To search the keyword, simply press Ctrl+F, which will bring a drop down in the top right of the browser to enter a search term. After entering the search term the keyword will be highlighted on the page. Within the drop down search menu will be a 1 of XX, displaying how many times the keyword was used on the page.
This neat little Chrome trick will help in increasing or decreasing the density of keywords being used on an article. Although it’s also a great tool to use when searching for specific information on a HUGE page full of irrelevant text.Read More
So Google has just released one of their better social networking applications and we can’t even use it on their official Sites pages? As of this posting there is no way to integrate Google Friend Connect gadgets on Google Sites pages.
The Google Friend Connect code can be added via the html function of Google Sites, but the user is greeted with a warning that the potentially dangerous code will be removed upon viewing. A la, no more working Google Friend Connect on Google Sites.
I’m not the only one upset that Friend Connect won’t work with Sites. A thread on the official Sites Forum has over 43 posts from people looking to add Friend Connect to their personal Google Site pages. The reason it hasn’t been integrated yet, my best guess is that they were too busy copying Twitter to come up with Buzz!.Read More
Honeymoon is over PJN, time to start offering as many linking options as CJ in regards to the advertisers you carry. I still stand behind my statements that the Pepperjam Network is one of the best online, but they are only as good as the tools they offer. From where I’m setting, Pepperjam Ads just isn’t cutting the mustard. Lastly, for the life of me I can’t get Pepperjam Store to convert, so what does work?
Currently on my automotive website I’m taking a much more proactive approach at attracting visitors for very specific products. AutoPartsWarehouse.com seems to have plenty of products that can turn into a virtually endless amount of content for me to write about, but how best to link to what I’m trying to sell? With Pepperjam my options are limited to banners, coupons, and some text links, however Commission Junction offers some fantastic Advanced Link options.
Specifically within AutoPartsWarehouse.com link catalog on CJ you are able to create interactive product searches. More importantly there are figures published on CJ that prove these types of linking strategies work. So why hasn’t PJN offered these advanced links yet? Is it a problem with Pepperjam or with the individuals in charge of AutoPartsWarehouse.com’s affiliate program?
Maybe it’s the fact that AdBlock Plus has started cutting into my profits, maybe it’s the fact that I’m starting to like Chrome and faith that it will reach it’s full potential, or maybe it’s because I watched a 90 movie on the JFK assassination last night. Either way, I’m starting to wonder if the Google Chrome Browser wasn’t created to preemptively stop add-ons like AdBlock Plus. Why wouldn’t Google want to protect it’s paying AdWords users from a potentially dehabilitating browser add on that is growing in popularity?
As you know, as of now, there are no add ons for Chrome. Sure, there are tweaks, and lots of options to configure, but no real meat and potatoes for add ons, which are available for FireFox. Now, I strongly believe in a future version of Chrome there will be some opening up to 3rd party addons and stronger in house addons developed. However, I think they will be tightly monitored and those that couldn’t potentially hurt Google’s interests will not be allowed. The best way to nip this in the butt, to start gaining market share now, to control the flow of change progress interruption.
I hope I’m wrong, because the slippery slope means bad things for the open source community. But I just get the nagging feeling that Google is attempting to control the browser market so that they can eliminate potential 3rd party threats to their business models.Read More
WiredTree.com is my new hosting provider and I absolutely could not be happier with the level of support and flexibility they offer. I’ve made several posts stating this even before they announced plans to release an affiliate program. So it’s obvious I’m happy with their hosting, at least the VPS package I’ve signed up with. Even more impressive for a hosting company is that they’ve already upgraded my server package, for FREE. I feel confident recommending them as a hosting provider to anyone interested in a step above shared hosting.
Alexis Babiarz has been charged with building and developing the affiliate program for the past few months. From what I can tell from the beta release, it looks like time well spent. The administration panel offers access to all the general tools for affiliate publishers, like banners, text links, and general information on becoming a better affiliate. Of note are a few resources like a redirect tool for affiliate links.
The WiredTree affiliate program offers some very competitive commissions compared to other hosting affiliate programs. The only thing that is missing as of this posting is the ability to accept a lower, reoccurring commission that benefits those referrals that become long time customers. Below is a breakdown on the tiers of commissions currently available from the WiredTree program.
1 – 25 Referrals Earn 75% cash commission or 100% credit from each new
client’s first month total.
26 – 50 Referrals Earn 100% cash commission or 125% credit from each new
client’s first month total.
51 – + Referrals Earn 125% cash commission or 150% credit from each new
client’s first month total.
According to the announcement within the Grove Administrative Panel on WiredTree.com the affiliate program has not been released to the public as yet. So for now only customers of WiredTree can sign up and then must be manually approved. The official launch of the hosting affiliate program will be sometime in August, I’m guessing August 1st.Read More
Just received a wonderful announcement today from my hosting provider WiredTree.com! They will be bumping up everyone’s VPS plan for free. So whichever tier you choose, the program you choose will automatically be upgraded to the specs of the tier above yours.
Dear Valued WiredTree VPS Client,
We are pleased to announce we are upgrading VPS resources for all existing customers! We will be phasing out our VPS384 plan and we will be introducing a VPS1024 plan as our new high-end VPS plan. Every VPS plan will be shifted up a step from the plan it is on currently. For example, if you have a VPS384 currently, you will be upgraded to our new VPS512. If you have a VPS768 you will be upgraded to our VPS1024. This “level up” will be occurring for all current VPS customers, and the best part? Your rates will remain the same!
We have invested thousands of dollars over the past few months upgrading our infrastructure to support these increased allocations to ensure you are getting the best value for your money. These upgrades will be performed throughout the rest of the month and you will receive a personalized email when your VPS has been upgraded letting you know your new resources. Nearly every client will receive a memory and bandwidth upgrade and some will receive a disk space upgrade as well. Again, you will receive a personalized email for each VPS you have during the next couple of weeks with specific details on what has been upgraded on your account. There will not be any downtime required to perform the upgrade either!
I can’t exclaim enough how much happier I am now that I’ve switched to them as a hosting provider. WiredTree.com is heads and shoulders above the type of service and uptime I was receiving from ManageMyBox.com, good riddance.Read More