Stop The Bleeding: Google Affiliate Slap No More!

Affiliate marketing is still hot.. who doesnt like a little slap?
Affiliate marketing is still hot.. who doesnt like a little slap?

When Perry Marshall posted Dr. Glenn Livingston’s email regarding the new Google Slap for Product Review Sites, several affiliates started reevaluating their operations.

Some decided to rely on technology (against Google?) and are investing on php and javascript cloaking for their affiliate links.

Google has made quite clear that they can crawl javascript links very well, and it’s only a matter of time until they get past any sneaky link defense left.

But marketers that are looking to build a solid business have decided to reevalute their sales process, and have been trying to figure out the best possible solution to clear the slap scars.

Much has been discussed, and Perry Marshall even held a teleseminar on the topic, but nobody has stepped forward with a proposed solution.

Well, I’m making my strategy to defeat the google adwords affiliate slap available, freely. No sign up required, no nothing. Enjoy it.

Actually, I do require one thing: POST YOUR COMMENTS HERE AFTER READING!

Thanks!

Best Productivity & Offline Management Posts Ever!

Over the last month or so, I focused a lot on being more productive, getting rid of useless habits, and shaking off the everyday boredom.

I’ve also started dealing with more offline management people in my consulting hours, which has brought up some interesting concerns (and very funny discussions…)

Here’s a list of what I collected that I think you should pay attention to:

How to Increase Your Productivity: Get A Life

This is What Falling 20+Ft Does, And Why You Should Do The Same

Attraction Marketing: Why You DONT Want A Bigger Logo

Also, on our cousin blog, the Social Media Guerilla, I exposed one offline person’s difficult in assimilating what a blog is:

Social Media Guerilla Long Term Battle: Building a Community

Check those out, and put your comments on them!

Consumer-Based Internet Product Launch: The New Google Chrome OS

Google's new Chrome OS is a direct result of customer feedback
Google's new Chrome OS is a direct result of customer feedback

This post is about Google’s ability to read its market, foresee its needs, and deliver exactly what they want. It addresses any marketer, online or offline, so pay attention if you have no idea what OS stands for.

Straight from the official Google blog:

today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System

Get out!!! A Google Operating System?

According to

We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don’t want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates.

My Cashflow With The Magnetic Sponsoring Affiliate Program

I know plenty of celebrity marketers out there that make a full-time income marketing inexpensive products, and that is really neat, but how about an average marketer?

Well, even though I’m no average marketer in any way, I decided to share the full details of my favorite funded proposal system:

It’s all available here, at the magnetic sponsoring affiliate program review.

Nurturing secondary income streams is nothing but old news when it comes to online marketing, but a high-quality system like Mike Dillard’s works much better:

As Mike and the MS crew keep churning new products at least twice a year, they continue to stir all of the leads I generated for the system, and very often these prospects buy a second, or third product from the MS product mix.

What that means is that the MS affiliate program works passively, and there are cashflow opportunities even when not promoting the system actively. It can not get anymore auto-pilot than this.

So go ahead and go check out my review of the magnetic sponsoring affiliate program.

quick hint: $8.00/lead sounds good?

How To Increase Your Productivity: Get A Life!

I find productive to get my arse kicked
I find productive to get my arse kicked

It’s really darn easy to get caught up in the money chase and forget about everything else, but you may find that it’s everything else makes the money chase worth it.

If your mind is occupied 12-15hours of the day with money worries, and you’re constantly thinking how can I make more? You just might be digging your own broke hole.

Exactly what is the point of making any money without a reason to spend it?

Yeah, of course there are always more cars, new houses, and fancy gadgets, but are you ever going to really enjoy it if you’re stuck working?

On my last post I touched on the benefits on non linear patterns when it comes to “rebooting” our brains, giving everything a fresh new start.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been dedicating myself (again) to exercise. I made the commitment to at least twice a week, stop everything, shut off the cell phone, and go get my arse kicked at the gym.

Despite my passion for jiu jitsu, I had completely quit going a year ago to dedicate myself to making money. In my head, I’d start making a lot of money, and then I’d find the time to go fight.

It doesnt work that way – not in the least.

After I shut myself off for about a month, I started noticing my eating habits reached an all-time low, I was cranky, snappy, and was annoying even myself.

It is quite easy to identify that now, but it wasnt back then.

And it wasnt just the gym: I shut off social activities, cut off on family time, and the only people I spoke to were online friends and partners, also in the money chase.

The Productivity Dilemma: Should I Focus On Money Or Sanity?

This post goes against everything I learned from studying personal development, and from watching how millionaires are created; maintaining “laser-beam” focus, keeping your goals fresh in your mind, and using affirmations and meditation to clear your head is how they taught me success would come.

Maybe I Haven’t Found My “Laser-Beam” Focus…

With the constant reevaluation of my goal, the obsession with achieving certain milestones, and the urgency to win I had created for myself a pool of stress.

And I’m not a Yoga Master to meditate my way out of it.

So I got other people to beat that stress out of me. I went back to the gym.

And I let friends take me out for a beer. I scheduled family time away from the computer and the cell phone.

Am I done with my money-chase? HECK NO!

Am I less stressful? More creative? More energetic?

ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!

This Is What Falling 20+ft Does… And Why You Should Do The Same!

I jumped off of a bridge today.

Heck YEAH!

A 6-meter (22ft) fall straight into the Roanoake Island waters!

To the astonishment of a suddenly-quiet wife, and the curious audience of a nearby waterfront restaurant, I jumped.

Roanoke Island Bridge, Manteo NC
Roanoke Island Bridge, Manteo NC

Completely unplanned, coming back from an afternoon stroller ride, I took off my shirt, and despite wearing white cotton shorts, IT FELT GREAT!

I had written before about facing challenges with confidence, but this is something new.

Adrenaline Rush & Internet Marketing?

To be honest, I hadn’t experienced anything this exciting since my son was born, and his birth still was more of a mental rush than straight up adrenaline.

It’s not like sitting on the computer trying to get people to buy my stuff isn’t fun. Trust me, it’s a LOT of fun.

But routine kills people. Daily repetition is what drives Post Office employees nuts.

Routine is so bad that makes you come online every evening trying to find a way out of it.

Non-Linear Pattern (NLP)

I first heard about NLP from Frank Kern, and I’ve been reading about it ever since. NLP, in regards to customer behavior, means shocking a customer out of his/hers expected pattern of action in order to increase conversions.

A good example of this in internet marketing is the recent utilization of video sales letters, which are customary on TV (infomercials), but relatively new in our favorite media.

But what has NLP to do with me jumping off of a bridge?

Well, screwing the “routine” is a major shock to anybody’s expected  behavior, and it gives you opportunities:

  • The sudden pattern break “resets” your brain, which has to scramble to catch up with the new situation. This is a major opportunity to see things from a new perspective, or to come up with new ideas.
  • When there’s adrenaline involved, the hormonal discharge makes you feel like Superman; increased confidence leads to bold moves, which often result in … greater rewards.
  • It’s just as good as a break – but with a complete shift in mindset.

How do you plan on Breaking the Pattern?

Whether jumping off of a bridge or offering your customers a revolutionary experience, what are your plans to break the routine?

Post your comments, and be sure to specify if indeed it RESETTED your brain…!

The Web 1.0 Corporate Website DeathTrap & How To Avoid It At All Costs

How To Avoid web 1.0 Traps & Monetize Your Website
How To Avoid web 1.0 Traps & Monetize Your Website

I’ve been working with a local gym introducing them to different ways of using the web as a communication channel and monetization opportunity.

Of course, the very first thing they asked was about Pay-Per-Click, to which I tried to explain (not successfully) that their beautiful corporate website would was not ready for it.

The reply was one I already expected:

“But the site looks awesome, I paid a lot of money for it!”

Yeah, I know.

They had a bunch of flash animations, amazing graphics, and a really kick-arse design. But the navigation was poor, there was very little content. But more importantly, if I were to use that for a PPC campaign, I needed a BRIBE and a CAPTURE FORM.

The owner looked at me like “Am I really paying you?

And the explanation that took me a couple of meeting to finally get him to understand was:

If you’re paying for traffic, you need to find a way to monetize those visitors.

Even if it means a simple data-gathering form.

What is the web 1.0 corporate deathtrap?

When that same business owner heard me saying that, he freaked out.

He was proud to have a cutting-edge website, and for him that was all that was necessary. But therein lies the trap:

Most brick-and-mortar business owners believe a website should be like the front of their store, and look pretty enough to invite visitors in.

But the fact is that the internet is the biggest, fastest-pace mall EVER. Online users’ attention span is minimal and they’re not attracted by looks only anymore. That was the web 1.0.

Visitors now want information, as they’re used to receiving it at an unbelievably fast rate from Google, Twitter, and many other sources. And making information attractive, educational, and satisfactory is key running a successful website and to widen a business’ communication channels.

Avoiding the web 1.0 Deathtrap

Get that expensive web designer of yours and feed him with everything that is going on in your business.

Tell him to update the site with a NEWS stream and publish press-releases-like messages (or even blog-posts-like) at least twice a week.

Instigate your visitor by publishing pictures, and videos on your website. But not studio pictures or professional videos: get somebody on your staff to take pictures of that special event or record a video of a class or seminar. It has to look real, not “made-for-tv”.

And that is just basic. To go one step further:

  • use the website to promote special events, and offer web-exclusive bonuses.
  • At specific events, record live customer testimonials
  • Start a blog: Let customers post their feedback.
  • Write an industry-specific ebook or record a video training and sell it on the website.

The web is the most effective communication channel a business can have, aside from personal interaction. It offers the most targeted advertisement platforms, and through the internet a business can uncover any market.

As long as top management is aware of it, a website will offer a ton of opportunities. But when management is stuck in the web 1.0, the best thing to do is introduce them to the information era.

I’ll keep you posted on our work as we move forward with the project.

If you’re a business owner looking for ways to establish a more positive online brand strategy, or you’re tired of paying good money for a website that is useless, post your question here (as a comment), and I’ll answer them.

The Traffic Formula 2.0 Dream Team – Are You One?

Ever imagined Mike Dillard, Ferny Ceballos, Mike Klinger, Raymond Fong, Mark Wieser, Jim Yaghi and Tim Erway together in your living room?

Well, that’s what Traffic Formula 2.0 will do.

Each in their area of expertise, these masters will be working constantly to take your business beyond the
next level.

I wasn’t even in the industry when the first Traffic Formula came out, but I know first hand how it changed a couple of
people’s business:

Jim Yaghi started his PPC adventures after reading the original TF, and now he produces an AVERAGE of 600 leads a day.

Ferny and Ray were just two more engineers, with lots of student debt to pay (MIT is not cheap..). Last year, they hosted the Traffic Formula Live event ($1000 per ticket!), sharing the stage with Mike Dillard.

And that was only three years ago.

You know how there are turning points in one’s carreer?

The amplitude of this education will open many, many doors for you, and undoubtly spark a million new ideas to
increase your success at least tenfold.

So, if you’re undecided about spending $267 to receive these masters in your house, consider what this investment would mean to you 1 year, or even 6 months from now…

You can get Traffic Formula 2.0 here:

http://vur.me/about/traffic

And maybe we can both be a part of the 3.0 edition, huh?

To remarkable turning points,

Leo Saraceni
office: 252-202-6190

P.S – I have limited spots left to schedule personal consultations. If you bought TF with me, reply to this post with your info and  I’ll personally contact you. Or just email me at leosaraceni[at]gmail.com

If haven’t gotten this gigantic amount of marketing knowledge yet, do it so now and I will work with you 1-on-1 to assist in digesting it all.

http://vur.me/about/traffic

Early Bird Discount For Traffic Formula 2 + Leo’s Special Bonus!

The MLM Traffic Formula 2 Complete Package
The MLM Traffic Formula 2 Complete Package

Traffic Formula 2 Is Live

And my special bonus is still available. There are, so far, 12 slots available for personal coaching – and I’m sure they will go by fast.

Mike Dillard brought aboard an even heavier team of experts this time: Ferny Ceballos and Raymond Fong will cover the SEO training, Jim Yaghi has promised to release some special PPC strategies, and even Mike Klinger joined the Magnetic Sponsoring crew and will share some of his best content.

And the Early Bird discount is just unbelievable: $267 for the entire Traffic Formula!

To think that when it’s finished, it will go for $897, it’s a steal!

Go get yours now, enjoy the discount price, and set up an appointment to get your training with me.

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