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They say there’s no such thing as silly questions. There are when it comes to customer support. An important part of customer retention is support. I think support is really undervalued by many merchants, and this is reflected in the staff they select or how they direct those staff to operate. I don’t think I’d […]

make money with keyword academyBy the time you read this, there’s a good chance that PostRunner V2 will have been released. PostRunner is/was a feature for the members of The Keyword Academy (here’s the Keyword Academy Review). You logged into a dashboard, wrote articles and picked from a list of we

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bsites where you wanted your article to be published. The owner of that blogged then decided whether or not to accept your article. Why did members post to Post Runner? Because every article was allowed to have a backlink pointing to their website. Over the years the quality of these sites really became poor. Website owners wouldn’t approve or decline articles and even if they did, some would remove the links in the future (which is against the TOS of PostRunner). Some would simply remove your article if it started ranking and replace it with a spun copy without your links. It was no big surprise that the quality suffered and people left in droves.

So the folks over at The Keyword Academy has been working hard to rectify all of these problems and make PostRunner a more powerful and easier to use system. Although there is no definite launch date, it’s suspected to launch in a few days from the time of this writing. Why is this important? Because unlike before when PostRunner was free, there’ll be a charge to use it. However, if you’re already a member of The Keyword Academy, you’ll have FREE access to PostRunner V2.

What’s Different About V2 of PostRunner?

One of the biggest differences is that they’ve changed how it works. Now it has evolved into more of a Guest Posting system. What this means is you’ll write the article on the subject of your expertise. The website owner will be able to look at the article and decide whether or not he wants to accept it for his website or not. That part is a lot like the old PostRunner, but where it changes is this. Both the Website owner and the Authors will have an opportunity to grade each other. If you’re a website owner and don’t want to accept poor articles, then you set your limits and the system will take care of the rest.

In a nutshell, the new PostRunner is a middle man between Website owners looking for quality content and site owners looking to promote their website through writing high quality articles in exchange for a link back to their sites. It’s a Guest Posting system on steroids!

Other Changes to PostRunner Version 2 are;

  • Site owners will be able to set requirements as to the quality of the articles they accept. If you only want to accept 500 word articles with one link, no problem, you can set it up that way. It’s very customizable and it allows site owners more say-so in the articles they accept.

  • Site owners will now be able to give Authors a score. So in the future, if you don’t want to accept articles from an Author with a low score, you can do that in a flash! You can set the limit wherever you want it and if the Author doesn’t have a high enough score, they’ll not be able to post to your website! Cool huh!

  • On the other hand, sites can be ranked now. As an author, if you don’t want your article on a low quality site, you’ll be able to look and see how others ranked this site.

  • Probably one of the most important features is that an Author will be able to immediately see the Page Rank of a site and other stats like how many times they’ve ignored articles and how many times they’ve accepted/denied articles. This is one thing that was needed with the old system so much!

It’s no secret that Guest Posting has been hot in the last year or so. Especially now that Google has destroyed many of the big backlink networks like Build My Rank, SEOLinkvine, SEOCobra and others. Guest Posting is a legitimate White Hat way to get quality backlinks back to your site from White Hat sites. It’s been one of the least talked about, but most effective ways to get higher rankings for quite some time now.

If you’re already a member of the Keyword Academy, then you already know all of this. If not, and you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of a Keyword Academy membership, now is the time to act! If you wait until after the PostRunner V2 launch, you’ll have to pay for it. If you join before they launch, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the other benefits of The Keyword Academy as well as access to V2 of PostRunner!

Here’s what non-members will have to pay to join PostRunner V2 after the launch.

- Up to 10 sites will cost you $30 per month

- Up to 25 sites will cost you $50 per month

- Up to 50 sites will cost you $75 per month

-Unlimited Number of sites will cost you $199 per month

But if you’re a member before they launch around the 16th of April, you’ll be automatically grandfathered and won’t have to pay anything!

Click Here to Join the Keyword Academy NOW and get in before they launch PostRunner V2!!


Polar Bear Rolling Over

Not this kind of rollover

It's so easy to create rollovers that it's not surprising that people use them for almost everything. While I don't recommend you use them for site critical things like navigation, there's no reason you can't give your pages a bit of extra interactivity by adding rollover text color changes. And it's so easy!

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Find out how! How to Make Text Change Color on Rollover

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There is much in the pedestrian media about the privacy issues of online advertising. And software vendors hawking security products have properly scared consumers about being tracked online.
Personally, I love it.
I’ve been a member of Google’s Adsense program since it launched, and my how it has changed. Specifically in recent years it has [...]
We live in the lucky country – unless you’re buying certain types of software; downloading tunes or streaming movies. A Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications has determined Australian businesses are paying up to 50 per cent more for IT products. It’s such an issue that even our own government is advising Australian businesses to […]

make mone with adsenseNext to “How do I get started making money online“, most beginners ask “Should I put adsense ads on same page as Affiliate ads?” It seems that a common misconception of beginners is that the more ads you have on a page, the more money you will make. I guess I can see that logic, but I’m about to tell you why that

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is a bad idea! Follow along as I explain why you need to pick just one monetization method. I’ve come to this conclusion after many years in the affiliate marketing business and by doing many test to see which made me the most money.

Using Adsense Ads on an Affiliate Marketing Website Is a Bad Idea, Here’s Why!

Okay, like I said above, I can understand how you might think that having as many ads as possible on a page is a good idea. Heck, the Internet is full of websites with more ads on a single page than content. But generally those websites do not make any money.

Reason #1 Why You Shouldn’t Mix adsense ads with affiliate ads. As many website owners are finding out, having too many ads (in the eyes of Google) post Panda is a bad idea. As of late, Google has been penalizing websites with a lot of ads above the fold. This goes for Adsense ads as well as Affiliate ads. If for no other reason than this, you should limit the ads you have above the fold. I generally only put one, but have been known to put two if the width of the web page allows it. I like a lot of white space around my ads. My tests have proved that I make money with Adsense in a greater amount when I isolate the Adsense block.

Reason #2 Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Put Adsense Ads on an Affiliate site. Time and time again studies have shown that web users get ad blindness very quickly. Bombing your customer with a plethora of ads just makes them ignore all of them. Not only that, but it makes your site look spammy. By limiting the amount of ads you have on a page, you are making the customer focus on one ad. Whether that ad is an Adsense ad or an affiliate ad. Plus, even with those that aren’t ad blind, too many ads confuses most people and they end up hitting the back button.

Reason #3 Why You Should Never Put Adsense Ads On The Same Website As Affiliate Ads. Because you lose money. That should be the biggest reason of all not to mix the two monetization methods. Even if you’re lucky enough to have found a niche paying $1 to $5 per click, most generally Adsense pays less than Affiliate offers. You may get that sweet $5 Adsense click every once in a while, but are you missing out on a $50 commission by sending your customer off to another website? That has been my experience when I tested the same sites over a period of time. In nearly all cases, my affiliate income fell dramatically whenever I added Adsense. What’s more, the additional Adsense income did not make up the difference! Reason enough to pick one monetization method and stick with it. Actually you should be doing your own testing to see which pays more, Adsense or affiliate income.

The Golden Rule of Affiliate Marketing is make it easy for your Customer to buy from you. If you have pages with more than 40% ads, you’re confusing your customers. Don’t further complicate the situation and lose money in the process by sticking some Adsense ads up hoping that you’ll get the people who didn’t jump on your Affiliate link to click on your Adsense link. It doesn’t work that way!


Best Free Windows Web Editors for 2014

...Or at least you should have the option to use free editors. All of the web editors on this list ranked high for web designers and many offer a lot of great tools for helping you build everything from ecommerce stores to mobile web applications. And best of all, they are all free. Do you use any of these editors? If you like any
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