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Archive for October, 2006

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Lets upset as many people as possible, but not the taxman!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

I do seem to be upsetting a few people this week (hey and its only Tuesday). It was adwords yesterday, today its Ezine Articles who disapproved one of my articles for being a “blatant sales pitch”. Errrr…. and your point is…………….? 🙂 I am sure I can up the numbers by the end of the week, […]

Profit From Holiday Season Traffic.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Just a short post today as I have been busy out and about most of the day. An interesting post on the MSN Adcenter Blog about setting up campaigns ready for the Holiday season. Worth a read if you want to make good use of the increased traffic at holiday times. 

The Adwords Thought Police

Friday, October 27th, 2006

As it turns out Google Adwords support does live on another planet. In fact it may even be in another universe. The saga continues. This is what I got back today:- Hello Martin, Thank you for your email about your disapproved ads. I have reviewed your ads in Campaign ‘Blah de Blah’ Allow me to […]

Adwords – Are we on the same Planet?

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Arggggh its Thursday so I must be in dispute with Adwords support again. Some of my ads have been disapproved again, this time for some bizarre reason that Google dont allow ads for hacking or cracking software or devices. What? I sometimes wonder if I inhabit the same planet as these guys. Believe me when […]

The Adwords Wrapper

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I have been doing a bit of testing on Google Adwords for a new campaign. A really useful tool is the Adwords Wrapper (and no its not a musically challenged Internet Marketer!) Basically you feed in the keywords you want to use in your Adgroup and it generates all the various matching types for Adwords […]

MSN Adcenter starts content ads trial.

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Finally MSN are starting a content ads trial. Think adsense like, but by MSN not Google! Check out the post over at the Adcenter Blog. This is starting to get interesting, at last Google will have some serious competition from Yahoo and MSN in terms of content related advertising. The more places we can show our ads […]

New Yahoo Sponsered Search Platform Live

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Got an email earlier this week from Yahoo about the new upgrade to their PPC system. Invitations to switch over will be sent to US advertisers in stages over the remainder of this year and early next year. What I found of most interest was this statement:- “Early next year, we will change the way […]

7 Hour Traffic Jam Nightmare!

Monday, October 16th, 2006

No I am not talking about a new method of getting unprecedented traffic to your website. I wish I were. I have just spent the best part of the day sat on the M6 Motorway. Thats 7 hours to travel about errr 25 miles, give up and drive back home. For those who dont know […]

Marketing Tools

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Just came across a site with lots of Internet Marketing related info, Mikes Marketing Tools. Its a nice little guide to lots of marketing related tools and e-books. Worth adding to your Fav menu I think.

Using the Google Adwords Editor

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

The Google Adwords Editor has been around for a couple of months but I have only really just got around to checking it out. This is the blurb from the download site:- AdWords Editor is Google’s free, downloadable account management application for your computer. Download your AdWords account to your computer, make your changes, then […]

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