September 2011

  • Poor People, A Greedy Ex-con, and Pocahontas

    QUESTION: Name 3 things you need to make bank on payday loans. The combination of a shaky job market and large payouts on payday loan offers is making some affiliates rich. I saw this story on the CBS Evening News last night. I don’t think the shadiness will surprise any affiliates, but I thought it…

  • Better PPV Target Trimming to Root Domain

    Using DKI (Dynamic Keyword Insertion) is helpful to increase CTR on your landing pages. Normally this is a fairly simple task. If you’re using Prosper202 and you’ve got your campaign and tracking setup correctly, 202 should pass your keyword in the URL to your landing page. So you’re landing page URL will look something like…

  • Blazing Geo Lookups! How To Install Maxmind PHP Extension on Your Server

    So there other day, while getting a burst of PPV traffic, I tried to load my landing page and it crapped out. More specifically, the page sort of half loaded then stopped. It turns out, the free maxmind javascript code that I was so fond of was hanging up my whole page. The maxmind server…

  • San Diego Meetup 202 is Coming Up!

    There a bunch of marketers who live in San Diego, and that makes it even more sad that our Meetup202’s are almost non-existent. Hopefully, things are turning around for the better. This is the second meetup being organized by Internet Dynamix. They are a San Diego based affiliate network and have been around for awhile.…

  • Secrets from the TrafficVance Webinar II

    David & Corey from PPV Playbook Forum hosted a webinar with Dani Neighbors from TrafficVance last night.    Here are some highlights: Account Approval As an affiliate, you need 1 referral from an active advertiser.  We’ve all heard this before, but some people seem to think you need 2 referrals.  Not so. The interesting bit is…

  • Does Your Internet Lawyer Need a Lawyer?

    So I was checking out Affbuzz tonight and I saw an ad for a law firm branding itself as “Internet Lawyers”.  Click on the image to see it in all of its irony-dripping glory… This firm is marketing itself as specializing in things like intellectual property rights. And I quote: The [law firm] is an…

  • I don’t get GETs!

    I regularly get email and PM’s from people asking questions about coding. Obviously I don’t have time to answer all of these questions, but luckily it’s easy to choose which ones I WILL answer. Sadly, most of the time the question is either too vague, lacking in detail, convoluted, or just so poorly written that…

  • Custom Start Page for Prosper 202 Mod

    When you log in to Prosper202, by default, your start page is your202domain.com/202-account/ This mod will let you change the default start page to anything you want and help streamline your workflow. The Start Page Mod To do this mod you only need to edit one file: 202-login.php This file is located in your Prosper202…

  • Should Abortion Be Safe or Free?

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  • How To Embed Audio In Landing Pages

    It seems lots of newbies and some not-so-newbies haven been running into problems getting audio to work properly with their landing pages. So hopefully, this will clear up the questions. Advanced Readers: If you’ve already got this down, skip ahead to Get Fancy and you might learn something new 😉 Why Use Audio? It’s pretty…

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