Category: News

Internet World London 2012

Internet World London 2012

Earls Court, London was home to Internet World 2012 and on a wet Wednesday morning in April I jumped on a train to check it out. It was my first visit to this show and I came away with mixed feelings. I was hoping it was going to be like ad-tech but there was only one company exhibiting that was selling traffic, I think they deserve a mention for that...

The Neverblue Velo Bankruptcy Saga

The Neverblue Velo Bankruptcy Saga

On April 3rd Velo Holdings the parent company of Vertrue which in turn is the parent company of Neverblue (have I got that right?) filed for bankruptcy. Performer insider released an “affiliate marketing is dead” post and I’m sure alot of affiliates, myself included, panicked. A generic email followed which stated “we intend to make all affiliate payments on schedule, in a timely and reliable manner” which shows good intentions...

Jim.am Acquired

Jim.am Acquired

With more than just a slight nod of the head to my favourite online marketing blog MrGreen.am I have moved the blog away from the business website to jim.am OK 3rd best might be a little bit of an exageration but if I can get the content flowing and get some interest I think it might get there. Hell if [email protected] doesn’t start updating his site some time soon we...

Big Thank You To Neverblue for Out of Bounds Dominican Republic

Big Thank You To Neverblue for Out of Bounds Dominican Republic

Just like to say a big thank you to Neverblue for organising Out of Bounds Dominican Republic. It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by like minded people and have all the luxuries the Neverblue team laid on. Sun Rise Punta Canna 2012 My main takeaways from the trip were:- Mobile advertising is expanding with more and more affiliates jumping on the band wagon Dating and daily deals still...

Googles Panda Update, Brands and Negative PandaRank

Googles Panda Update, Brands and Negative PandaRank

More information has been coming out about the Panda update. Google have released a article on their webmaster blog describing how they see quality content. There were a few things that really stood out:- Would you recognize this site as an authoritative source when mentioned by name? This seems to be a big hint towards the strength of domain branding. If your site has a recognisable brand (think gumtree for...

Affiliate Network and Payment Terms

Affiliate Network and Payment Terms

There has been news this week of Epic/Azoogle stopping all weekly payments to affiliates. This has sent rumors of financial difficulties and cash flow problems circling the forums for one of the giant CPA networks. Just when the dust settles Maxbounty sends out a network email informing all affiliates they are improving their payment terms to weekly for every single affiliate regardless of volume. What a massive kick to the...

Slow Site Speed Prevents Google Indexing Pages

Slow Site Speed Prevents Google Indexing Pages

We had a problem with one of our database sites not getting indexed as well as we have come to expect. After about a month it still only had arround 10% of the urls indexed from the sitemaps. We looked at the differences between this and other sites we had which were all going well. The only difference we could see was the page speed which was OK in practice...

Domain Trust Ranking Sites Without Backlinks Or Social Network Indicators?

Domain Trust Ranking Sites Without Backlinks Or Social Network Indicators?

For the last decade or more the SEO community has been obsessed with backlinks. Whether it be filling out profiles to get a quick link such as the famed Angela and Pauls packages or automated tools such as Xrumer and SENuke. Blog commenting, shout boxes, wordpress templates, sql injection, website widgets are just some of the methods which have successfully shot websites to the top of the search results. In...

The future of MFA (Made for Adsense) sites after the Google panda update

The future of MFA (Made for Adsense) sites after the Google panda update

The big content directories such as ezinearticles, hubpages, articlesbase etc. All took a big hit with the Google panda update. It seems Google targeted low quality article databases with heavy blocks of adverts. These article directories have been abused by black and white hat link builders for the past decade. They allow people to post useless content with a link which they will then profit from and the link will...

Welcome to the blog

Thanks for visiting this is the first post at JiM’s Blog. To tell you a little about why we are starting a blog could take a while but in short we are trying to improve our communications throughout the industry and this is one method we are using. If you are interested in getting in contact there is a email address on the contact page I hope you will find...