TweetAttacks review – best auto tweeter

Tweet Attacks review discount codeHere is my TweetAttacks review This powerful program can be used for mass Tweeting campaigns as an inexpensive and effective marketing method. Of all the mass-tweeting software programs, the best I have tested (and there has been quite a few) has to be TweetAttacks. Now on its second major update it is the most fully featured Twitter tool out there.  Here are some of the clever features:

 

  • List importing functions
  • Can filter bots and humans
  • NO monthly fees, just a one off charge
  • Can use unlimited accounts
  • Build many thousands of followers with no API limit problems
  • Free lifetime updates
  • You can drive huge amounts of real traffic without followers
  • Get results without being followed
  • Send direct messages to your own followers with a few clicks
  • Schedule thousands of ‘tweets’ without hitting API limits
  • Reply to huge amounts of users looking for your offers automatically
  • Compatible with  #newtwitter

 

With all these features it takes a few days to get into, but consequently you discover new and improved ways of mass tweeting.  For those doing CPC or CPA marketing, the killer feature is the fact you can pick up on people tweeting “I need an iPad 2” or “I have a problem with…”  This is worth the money alone, targeted marketing at its best.

 

TweetAttacks backlinking bonuses

When your link gets retweeted by hundreds of other Twitter users, the tweet will be listed in quite a few Tweet statistic sites. This should give you many many backlinks and boost your site’s rankings.

 

With this Tweet Attacks discount code the software can pay you back in just a few days.

Tweet attacks discount code


GoDaddy 99 cent domains are back!

Godaddy cheap domain trickYes, GoDaddy 99 cent domains are back with this simple method and coupon code for December! It’s limited to 3 per account but does include existing GoDaddy account holders to purchase. I’ll show you below how to mix it up and get 6 domains for as low as $4.

At time of writing, 4USD = about 2.50GBP or 3.8AUD or 4.7 NZD or 3Euro

Start off by opening GoDaddy using this link (opens in a new window).

Sign up or login if you are already a customer.

First off, if you are from any country other than the US, set your primary currency to dollars. I’m outside the US but I keep it in this currency as it’s often where the better deals are.

Search for your 3 .com domains and add them to your basket.

Set all domains to 1 year duration using the dropdown menu.

Below each domain you see this:
YOURDOMAINNAME.INFO FREE with .COM or .CO^ – Add

Click the little ‘Add’ link for each one, this will add the free .info to your basket.

Verify your domains and that the corresponding .infos are all there, you should have 6 domains in total.

Now go to your Order Summary box on the right side of the page and add this special GoDaddy promotional coupon code:

LKSRTL99X

You should see that all 3 of your .coms have dropped to $0.99 (plus $0.18 tax) and that the .infos are completely free (with $0.18 sales tax). Something like this:

Godaddy 99 cent domain coupon code

 

Godaddy free info domain

 

At their current non-discounted prices (and GoDaddy are reasonable for their full-price domains) the basket would cost $82 for those 6 domains. Using this trick it comes down to a shade over $4.

That’s a $78 dollar saving, or 95% if you prefer!

Here’s what I have just ordered:

Godaddy 99 cent domains coupon deal

Yes that really is just over $4 for 6 domain names!!

 

Update: Working GoDaddy coupon codes for January 2013:

Enter code cjc295j1 for any domain at $2.95

Enter code gd3115c for any .info at $1.49

Enter code UNLOCKED for any .com at $1.17

Bookmark this page and check back for new codes before purchasing any domain!

 

Go straight to GoDaddy and register your domains now (link opens in new window).


Cheapest .info domain – less than 50 cents

Hard to believe you can buy the cheapest .info domain for less than 50 cents for a whole year, but it’s true.  Here’s a walkthrough of how to achieve this, no matter what country you are in.

Login to GoDaddy or create a free account here.

Note: If you are resident in the US then you would skip this next step…

If you don’t live in the US, set your account to default to payment in dollars. Do this by clicking on the ‘My Account’ menu, then selecting ‘My Account’, ‘Account Settings’ and on the right side select ‘Currency Preference’ to Dollars.

Now search for a domain that isn’t likely to be taken. I do this using the .co option from the dropdown. Now, check if the .info domain is available at this point, it’s displayed on the screen at the top. If it is then great, if not then try another search.

When happy, add the .co domain to the cart, then go through the required options by clicking the ‘Next’ button (such as Domain Registration Settings, Domain Settings, Domain Protection). It’s after this that you’re offered the .info domain at $0.49 in a little yellow panel. I tick the box next to it that immediately adds it to my basket. Now we have the .co and the .info in there.  It’s a simple matter of removing the .co domain and there you have it, a .info for $0.49

Bulk order .info domains

Since GoDaddy has a minimum order of $1 you can go up to the Domains menu and select Bulk Domain Registration to add a list of other .infos you wish to purchase. Selecting .info here is fine because we have locked in the price to $0.49

Cheapest .info domain to flip or use for IM

If you are planning to resell (flip) these domains or use them for Internet Marketing then it makes sense to buy multiples at the same time. As a rough guide, by using this method a hundred domains would cost less than $50 instead of $800 for the .coms, a saving of $750!!

Enjoy your new cheap .info domain and drop me a line if it helped you save some money

Link to GoDaddy main screen


Amazon ISBN EAN linking with Associate ID embedded

How to programmatically embed your Amazon Associates affiliate code into a link using 13 digit ISBN codes.

After digging quite a lot into this, I found out that the 13 digit ISBN code is different to the 10 digit and you’ll probably want to perform an ASIN lookup rather than rely on the ISBN. Some 13 digit ISBNs are the same when converted to a 10 digit call, some not. Amazon don’t recommend using conversion tools or mapping as this can break things.

Here’s my starting point for a search request using ECS:

An alternative way without ECS using a search results link:

 

Remove the brackets in the code samples above and you should have a neat Amazon Associates link that can be altered with a few php or javascript variables.


Niche Site Platform review and discount coupon code

So what is Niche Site Platform and can it help to make some serious money?

Launched in April 2010 this product was a culmination and bringing together of several other quality products that integrate feeds from top affiliate marketing websites such as:

Phew! If you can’t make money from these then Internet Marketing (IM) is not for you…..

The software has a very complete manual in PDF format that takes you from registering a domain name and creating a hosting account right through to uploading your files and setting up your database.

The start to finish creation time for a website that integrates the product feeds is very quick, so you can make a lot of websites that work for you in a short period of time.

Downsides are the basic layout templates provided. While they do work you will need to put some effort in to style them. It’s good in some ways because your site will be that bit more unique and will benefit from a few hours of effort. The version we tested included a ‘bare bones’ template which really helped to integrate the product calls into our current layout. Affiliate Window is not supported yet and it would be nice to see this integrated in future.

We timed a start to finish installation using one of the supplied templates at 12 minutes. This included FTP upload times to a VPS so was very respectable. You will need to create a MySQL database but this is explained clearly in the included manual. The finished website was pulling in product feeds smoothly from all vendors except CJ.com. This is because when we copied and pasted the CJ API code, we had some stray spaces. Clearing these made the feed appear.

Support via the website is top notch and there is a ticket system in place as well as a forum where you can chat to others who run this software. The author is helpful and does offer other software such as WordPress plugins. Update notifications are sent out by email and they are well documented.

PCRMB VERDICT

Top quality software at a very keen price makes this an unmissable bargain.  We particularly like the fact it locks down the security where necessary too, essential on database and PHP driven sites.

pcrmb-star-rating-5

BONUS DISCOUNT CODE: Use this link and type in AFFILATEWIZARD at the checkout for a huge 25% off Niche Site Platform


Traffic Travis Pro and charity offer SEO tools bundle

There’s a charity offer on in aid of the flood victims of Owego, NY. There is a huge amount of SEO coaching stuff bundled together from various people and what is particularly impressive is that it also contains Traffic Travis Pro version. Huge amounts of people are using the free version because the pro retails at $97. It’s version 4.0 so is current too. The Pro version monitors your keywords, analyses your site and backlinks plus a lot more.

The offer is incredibly well priced at $17 but ends Monday 10th October so it pays to get in quickly.

Sorry, this offer has now ended.

 

 


What is the difference between parked, addon and sub domains?

Lots of people have asked me to explain the difference between parked, addon and sub-domains so I’ll try to keep it simple. Let’s start with a Parked domain.

Parked Domain explanation

A parked domain is not a unique or standalone website. Instead, it is simply a ‘forward’ to the primary domain name of your cPanel account. Parked domains are commonly used to redirect a domain that you do not have a website for OR for when you have more than one domain that should lead to your primary domain. Scenarios may include owning multiple Top Level Domains (TLDs) such as:

mywebsite.co.uk

mywebsite.info

and needing to point them to your main mywebsite.com domain.  You can use this too for directing any common misspellings of your domain name (obviously those that you have registered first!). Consider using Dynadot.com as registrars, their prices seem lower than the rest.

 

Add-on domain explanation

An addon domain is a website, with its own unique content. For shared hosting such as the excellent cut-price Hostgator, you just point your new domain to your main account you registered. This will be accessible through CPanel and we simply need to visit the ‘Add-on domain’ section to make it work.

 

Sub-domain explanation

A subdomain is a second website with unique content, but you have no new domain name. Instead, you use an existing domain name and change the first part of the address to another name.

For example, you have mywebsite.com and you add a subdomain to make it forum.mywebsite.com or sales.mywebsite.com

 


Clickbank dormant account charges

If you’re searching for clickbank dormant account charges then you probably found out already that something’s up. I looked in on my account to see a strange debiting going on in my Clickbank account every 2 weeks. Turns out, this is Clickbank’s dark secret….

 Clickbank dormant account charges explained

What they do is allow you to make one or more sales that puts your account into credit, then, after a period of ‘inactivity’ of 90 days, they start to deduct a ‘maintenance charge’ on your account. Worse still, this keeps going every billing period. And with Clickbank’s billing period set to every 2 weeks this means that your earnings plummet quickly and soon you’re back where you started on a zero balance. This really isn’t well explained and I had to search elsewhere to find out what was going on.

A ClickBank account can become dormant if there is a positive balance in the account but no earnings have been made for a 90-day period.

Furthermore, ClickBank say that they shall withhold payment of any account balanceto an affiliate  until at least 5 sales have been made with 5 or more different credit card numbers.  Also, the affiliate’s account must have received at least 2 different payment methods from the following list:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • European Direct Debit (ELV)

This is bad practice and considering how often most people check their affiliate accounts, it’s designed to make money by borderline fraudulent means.

This from Clickbank themselves:

Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a charge of $1 per pay period after 90 days of inactivity, $5 per pay period after 180 days of inactivity, and $50 per pay period after 365 days of inactivity.

$50, are you kidding me? We’re supposed to be working together!

Here’s a funny (yeah, hilarious) twist too, PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 different credit card numbers.  This is despite PayPal users having to have a different credit card to own different accounts. Imagine everyone pays by PayPal, that leaves you on the bi-weekly debit cycle that soon gobbles up all your earnings. For many affiliates, this means they’ll never get to make any money at all, despite generating sales. So you could earn $30, $300 or even $3000 and then watch it drip slowly away – and there’s nothing you can do to stop it except drive more sales their way.  This stinks of writing the rules to profit the most and it’s a very shady way to do business.

Clickbank charges workaround

So the only workaround I can see is to set the payout threshold to the minimum $10 before payment is sent.  Well this would work for US affiliates, but consider a UK affiliate that has to receive cheques (payout by PayPal is not an option). There is at least a £5 charge with most high-street banks to cash a foreign cheque, so this really eats in to a $10 (£6) cheque!  Did I mention too that there’s a $2.50 charge for each and every payout? That’s in the Clickbank small print somewhere and would bash the affiliate who cashes out on a $10 amount a whopping 25% of their earnings.

Unfortunately, unless you are a US affiliate you’ll need to be pretty sure you can make money REGULARLY enough to avoid the so-called ‘dormant account’ penalties. If you’re taking a break from promoting Clickbank then consider emptying the account out immediately.

Hope this helps a few people out there, please drop me a comment below if you’ve had similar experiences with Clickbank dormant account charges or if this article has helped you save a few pennies.


Cheapest UK domain names with good support

1 and 1 offer the cheapest UK domain names with prices starting from as little as £0.99   Their current offer on hosting is very good too with just £2.49 per month for the first 3 months.  Even with a 12 month contract this makes it considerably cheaper than most other hosting.  No discount code is required for this offer.

In our experience, they are reliable and have up-front pricing on both domain pricing and hosting. Tech support is via email or a local call rate number. Despite the number taking you through to a call centre, the quality of support we received was generally higher than most registrars. Support emails tend to be replied to within 24 hours.

www.1and1.co.uk