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Translation Options When Advertising Abroad

Translation Options When Advertising Abroad

When scaling successful campaigns to different countries the biggest stumbling block can be the language barrier. Unless you are a fluent or have a babelfish at hand the chances are that you are going to need some help to translate your ad copy. There are a number of options and we have outlined each below in order of cost vs quality.   Google Translate – The cheap and quick solution...

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One

The following snippet was displayed in our Adsense account this morning: Does this mean the plus one is affecting searches carried out by people socially linked to your gmail account or does it mean there is a global SEO value in plus ones. Probably both so why isn’t the plus one button as widely spread around the web like the like button… Also how would a plus one help a...

Custom Facebook Share and Twitter Tweet Buttons as WordPress Widget

Custom Facebook Share and Twitter Tweet Buttons as WordPress Widget

The following is the php code to make your own dynamic Facebook share and Twitter tweet buttons. Just place the images in the root directory and install the Samsarin PHP widget. Copy this code into a Samsarin Php widget and drag it to your sidebar. <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=<?php echo “http://” . $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’]  . $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]; ?>”><img src=”/share-facebook.png” alt=”Share on Facebook” border=”0″ /></a> <br /> <a title=”Share on Twitter” href=”http://twitter.com/share?_=1292093673417&amp;count=horizontal&amp;original_referer=<?php echo “http://”...

Using Adsense Section Targeting

Using Adsense Section Targeting

If you are getting lots of Groupon and Three ads on your adsense niche site the chances are it isn’t optimised correctly. By simply writing a short, keyword rich, snippet of what your site is about and surrounding it in the following tags you can manipulate which ads are shown. <!– google_ad_section_start –> Jet internet marketing is a leading UK resource for direct response marketers and affiliates. Find information and...

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...

Facebook Share button more effective than Likes?

Facebook Share button more effective than Likes?

A recent post at SEOMoz suggested that their research has found a better correlation between facebook shares than Facebook likes. The full post is here and makes for an interesting read. One of the things that really caught my attention was in the comments and I quote: “After chatting with our Google rep it seems that FB shares have much more SEO weighting than FB Likes and similar. This is...