I originally wrote this post back in 2013. It’s still very relevant today.

The Problem With Google Adsense

I’ve been getting feedback from people about notices like this that they’re getting from Google in relation to their Adsense accounts:

Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled to your site

Google are never specific in what is actually wrong with a site. They provide vague hints of things webmasters should look at and it’s left to the webmaster to figure out what rule they’ve broken. Google could be very helpful here in telling a webmaster what to do to get a site back in compliance with the Adsense Terms of Service, but they …

It’s only just come to my attention that Clickbank have removed their HopAds service. If you were not familiar with it, it allowed you to create ads for Clickbank products that could be displayed on your webpages. The ads were keyword driven (you’d provide a keyword and Clickbank would serve up ads for products about that keyword). There’s very little online discussion about the demise of the service. Here’s the copy of an email Clickbank sent me (which I initially missed):

Dear ClickBank Affiliate,

You are receiving this email because you are currently using our HopAd Builder tool on one or more websites.

We are discontinuing the HopAd Builder tool in a …

If you’re interested in making money online then at one stage or another you’ve joined an affiliate network or ten.

We tend to assume that that these institutions are above-board and act in a fair and reasonable fashion. But that’s not always the case.

Some are certainly above-board and honest in their dealings. Others, however, use umm…questionable…tactics in dealing with affiliates. Let’s look at some examples…

1. Clickbank

These guys are pretty honest as networks go. However, there are some “hidden” charges that you may no be aware of. We all know they take a percentage cut of any transaction (about 5%) that cuts into commissions. That’s expected. But they do impose …

UPDATE: This Tool Is Ancient By Affiliate Marketing Standards

You’d be far better off using modern tools such as Backlinks Indexer or SocialADR.

The emails I get most often from people are about how they can drive traffic to their websites.

A tool I came across not so long ago is SEO Equalizer. It’s been around for a while and sells for $27 and was a good tool back in 2008-2011. Not so much now..

But, Charles Kirkland convinced it’s author, Jeff Alderson, to reduce the price in this Warrior Special Offer to only a fraction of that cost (currently $17)…but the price is shooting up as folks are …

WordPress Mage is software that creates auto blogs based on the WordPress platform. It is also provided as a set of WordPress plugins that can be added to any wordpress blog. All you do is research a list of keywords for your niche site and paste that list into WordPress Mage and it will build future-dated posts that pull content from article directories, Yahoo Answers, Youtube, eBay, Commission Junction, Clickbank, Amazon and Overstock.

Please note that this is not a review of the product. WordPress Mage is not available to the public. Access to it is by invitation only. If you would like a link to the software, please send me an …