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 …

Broken Links

I just spent the last 4 days cleaning up links on this site. Nothing more. Just links.

I periodically use the free Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin to alert me of links that have become broken on the site.

This time, the plugin reported almost 200 broken links!

Why Do Links Break?

Links break because the destination URL has gone offline or is unreachable for some reason. These are the typical causes:

  • A product is no longer being sold by a merchant and it’s page has been removed – this can mean a whole site disappearing if the site sells only one product. A typical example is a digital product. The product

A Little Bit About Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been in the news lately as you might have noticed, even on mainstream news channels. It’s known for being an extremely volatile currency but, despite that, many people have become millionaires over the last 5 years simply by buying and holding Bitcoin.

One very early, notable Bitcoin transaction was when  two pizzas were bought from and delivered by Papa John’s for 10,000 BTC. Today, that amount of Bitcoin would be worth $22,400,000! Let that sink in.

Unlike today’s fiat (paper) money which can be printed when governments need more cash (devaluing the currency already in existence), there will only ever be 21,000,000 Bitcoins in …

CES V Internet Marketing Conference

Tickets for Jim Cockrum’s annual CES internet marketing conference (CES V this year) have just gone on sale. They sell out fast, typically within 24 hours.

Click Here To Secure Your Ticket

This home business conference is unlike anything you’ve ever been to before. Experts and successful students teach in-depth classes from 9 AM to about 6 PM for three days on the three online business models Cockrum teaches – Consulting, Expanding your business and Selling (CES).

There will be a special emphasis placed on Amazon selling strategies which will be of interest to any who bought Cockrum’s Proven Amazon Course or is thinking of becoming a seller on Amazon.

Many leaders …

Jim Cockrum's CES Conference, 2014

If you’ve read this blog, you’ll know that I frequently mention Jim Cockrum, his podcast radio show, Silent Sales Machine book and his Proven Amazon Course (which I’m a member of).

The information he’s provided has made me change how I do business online.

Every year, for the last 4 years, he’s run an event called the CES Conference. Since this is happens at a physical venue rather than some online webinar, only a limited number of places have been available. On average, attendees spent $1,550 to be at a conference (including travel and hotel expenses).

Some, traveling from overseas, spent considerably more to attend.

Due to the popularity of the …

Silent Sales Machine Book

Jim Cockrum’s Silent Sales Machine book reached the #1 position in the Web Marketing section on Amazon…on Christmas Day of all days!

This is the book that made me re-evaluate my approach to online business. It’s only $5 for the Kindle edition. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free Kindle app for your mobile device or PC (just do a search on Google).

If you want to have some idea of what’s in the book, you can read the first 2 chapters for free here.

If you do any kind of business online, or you’re planning to supplement or replace a current or lost income, then this …

Google Adsense

I have to say I’m fed up with Google. I’ve been building websites since 1996 and have had to dance to Google’s tune for most of that time, certainly once they became the dominant search engine.

The Problem With Backlinks

I’ve always tried to stay white-hat in how I do SEO and promote websites. And my thanks from Google for doing that? My sites still get penalized from time to time.

The problem today is that it can be very difficult to identify what infringement your website is actually guilty of. Yes, Webmaster Tools can provide some insight there. But what if, over the years, your website has accrued a number of …

Members Only

When a new product comes on the market, hundreds and maybe thousands of affiliate marketers rush to promote the offer.

In the internet marketing space, people are more aware of marketing strategies and shop around for the one (or many) things that distinguish one affiliate offer from another.

I’m talking about bonuses. Just sending a potential customer to your affiliate link isn’t enough. It may be enough for products outside of the internet marketing world, but if you’re promoting products or services to other internet marketers, you need to up your game and provide one or more bonuses to incentivize your potential customers.

What Kind of Bonuses Should You Offer? 1. Reports…

Black Friday Deals

As you’ve no doubt noticed, it’s Black Friday and a ton of deals are available over the coming weekend. The deals below are 10 of the best for affiliate marketers or anyone who’s interested in running an online business…

100K Factory

As someone who builds sites for both myself and clients, I have a love/hate relationship with Google. Most webmasters are in the same position.

Google can send our sites lots of free traffic if we can get our sites onto page 1 of Google for our keywords. On the other hand, Google make frequent changes to their search engine algorithm which frequently makes a mess of how sites rank. Too many times after one of these updates, quality sites, sites belonging to small businesses, etc. end up way down the search results. It’s put people out of business in the past.

Relying on Google for traffic is just not good business …