07.04.2008 Uncategorized Comments Off on phpBayPro

phpBayPro

We recently purchased a small e-commerce website, Paintball Guns Shop. We like paintball and we liked the site, so it seemed like a good match for us.

phpBay

More than that though, we really wanted to test the phpBay Pro WordPress Plugin from WiredStudios.

The results thus far have been quite good. With minimal promotion, the site is receiving good traffic from both Google and Yahoo. The traffic is for product-oriented keywords — which convert well into clicks and sales.

Based upon this success, we plan to build a dozen more phpBayPro web sites this year.

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24.03.2008 Uncategorized Comments Off on Site Super Tracker

Site Super Tracker

We’ve just upgraded from ASTracker to Site Super Tracker. Both are products of Related-Pages. SST is an upgrade to the earlier product.

ASTracker only supported AdSense content units. SST supports all of the following ad formats:

  • AdSense
  • AdLinks
  • AdSense Search
  • AdSense Referrals
  • Yahoo Publisher Network
  • PeelAwayAds
  • AuctionAds

SST is designed specifically for ad tracking. It enhances, rather than competes with, tools like AWStats.

The AdSense portal limits you to 200 channels. SST dynamically creates URL channels and there is no known upper limit to the number of channels it can support.

Google Analytics can be enhanced to track AdSense clicks, but Analytics comes with three serious issues. The first is that Analytics sends all of your valuable business data to Google. The second is that, on a busy web site, Analytics can use up a lot of network bandwidth.  The last, and most important, is that this can slow down page loads and annoy your site visitors.

SST gives you data on every click, including page, keywords, referer, time, and IP address. The page and keyword reports are most valuable to me. They show me what pages convert best and what keywords are driving profitable traffic.

The current cost of SST is $67. For a serious web publisher, it shouldn’t take a long time to generate a positive RoI on that investment.

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07.03.2008 Uncategorized Comments Off on Find a Job

Find a Job

Find a Job is currently one of our smaller projects here at Free Internet Media. The motivation for the site came from the years I spent working in the employment industry.

Many people just don’t know how to land themselves a good job. A few hours of study and effort can result in a significant enhancement to lifetime earning potential. Where else can you invest one afternoon of studying and generate hundreds of thousands of dollars of RoI (Return on Investment)?

I hope to grow the site in the coming years and to help hundreds of thousands of job seekers find the best jobs available.

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