Wednesday, 4 January 2012

What's in a name? Panda..

When google makes changes they give it a nice name.


Because then people say "oh the apple strudel update killed my sites rankings..." rather than "google killed my site".

Let's be honest.

it's not a cute panda doing it, it's GOOGLE making changes.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Call me cynical

Have just been checking a few links are working - have found several merchants who should do well at this time of year.

1. Travel merchant. The links fail. Well some do, and it's because of a change the merchant made about a month ago that shouldn't have affected the links but it has.
Links showing on the network are also affected. Have emailed this merchant.

2. Diet merchant - Tracking is down. Was just checking a link and thought I'd check offers and noticed that their Conversion Rate and  Approval Rate are 0% at the moment - and an email search revealed tracking has been down for a month now.
They will compensate -but the EPC rate will depend on the sales and clicks you generated in the month prior to the tracking being disabled.
Have emailed them for an update too.

Holiday merchants and diet merchants convert well in the New Year.

Am I being too cynical thinking that it's not an accident that the diet merchant will pay for traffic based on an EPC from a worst part of the year?
Selling dieting subscriptions is easy in January. Much harder later in the year like November.