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Commission Gorilla Demonstration Video

This amazing new software makes it super simple and amazingly quick to create bonus offers and download pages to maximise your promotion conversions, check out the video below:

Click the link below to see the bonus page I built in the demo video for yourself, and check out all the bonuses up for grabs:

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Get your keyword research done for you...

well, it's been a while, 3 years in fact, but I've finally got my NicheReaper v2 ready to let lose on the world...

I released this hands free keyword discovery system back in May 2011 and we sold out all 1,000 spots in just 7 days!

This time I'm letting a few more people in, and and a lower price, for quick movers...

What does it do?

It takes all the hard work and guess work out of keyword research!

check this example video: -

NicheReaper finds new, trending keywords from a bunch of diffeent sources, then it makes sure that each keyword has over 1,000 monthly searches AND a CPC value of over $0.25, and only then will it consider the keyword to be valuable enough to do all the research and pull all the data on.

It pulls in over 5,000 fresh keywords in to teh database for you every single day...

Just 10 minutes in the system will probably find you enough new keyword and niche ideas for a weeks worth of site building, and with keywords you know you can rank for and make money with!

go take a look here: NicheReaper

EasyDealBuilder - a revolutionairy online selling tool...

easydealbuilderI managed to get my hands on a preview copy of “Easy Deal Builder” to have a play with and see what I thought of it, so here's my review...

Note: When you get 'EDB' [Easy Deal Builder] you receive a licensed copy that easily installs on your own web host, so you're in total control.

Simon & Jeremy, the guys behind EDB, have done a great job on the training for the system, but I admit that when I first had a play with the admin panel I found I really didn't need much help, it's that easy, although I had run through the quick demo video.

I've included the demo video below so that you can check it out for yourself, it's only just over 6 minutes long, so won't take long to watch:

The first thing I'm going to point out is that there is a LOT that you can do with this system!

Getting a simple deal setup and running is pretty simple, but there's so much more you can do once you start digging in to the features in depth...

But for this review I'm going to stick with the simple stuff that I've already had a play with.

1. EDB makes a damn good looking webpage to offer deals from.

It’s slick and professional looking, and so well coded it displays perfectly even on mobile devices.

You can also customize the look and feel of the page to suit your personal branding, all from the admin panel without ever screwing the website up, so you don't have to be a "pro" to get the most out of this, it really is 'newbie' friendly!

The websites this software creates accepts many major payment gateways including PayPal, Clickbank, 2checkout, JVzoo, Digiresults, Zaxaa and it can be configured so that prices can be displayed in up to six different currencies!

2. Every deal that you create will be automatically included into the software’s online Deal Directory, which displays the product image of each individual deal from a central URL, giving your offer extra exposure.

You send visitors to this URL to give people a virtual storefront of deals to choose from, or you can use this URL in an exit pop up, to create several opportunities for a sale, even if your first deal didn’t capture your prospects initial interest.

3. The exit pop ups are yet another valuable tool that you can switch on or off and configure to direct visitors to any URL of your choosing.

You're not stuck with sending them to your Deal Directory, you can just as easily send them to a free offer, and simply collect their name & email details to add them to your email list!

4. The entire website is SEO optimized allowing you do tons of onsite optimization from the admin area, and it fully integrates with Google Analytics [simple copy & paste of your Google analytics code] so you can track your progress and make any necessary tweaks.

5. Better yet, from the admin panel you can further customize the design of your offers by turning on or off the social triggers that suit each “deal”.

For instance, you can create a strong sense of urgency by simply utilizing one of the several different types of countdowns pre-programmed into the site.

These countdowns include “scarcity of product counts”, and time limits (both the fixed date countdowns, and countdowns that run personal customer timers).

The product countdowns work great because people have to get it before it’s gone!

The fixed date countdown works well around holidays. For instance, you could run one of those “ten days until Christmas to claim this offer, and then it will be gone forever” sort of profit pulling deals!

The final countdown is called the “Evergreen Countdown” by the creators of “Easy Deal Builder” and it is activated when a customer first visits the page and a tracking code can be used to remember their personal data and will display their individual “time left” when they return.

With the Evergreen Countdown you can run one limited time offer essentially forever, because each visitor is given their own personalized time sensitive incentive!

These counters generated by the software, like the rest of the website, are top notch and professional looking!

One of the most crafty features this software provides is administrative control of the countdowns before and after they are created.

This means that you can start a product quantity countdown that shows the first visitor to your deal that some products have already been sold. Super Affiliates often use this tactic because they know that according to herd mentality people like to buy products that have already sold well, and very few people are willing to take the risk of being the first.

Another crafty feature allows you to pause a countdown to give the appearance to customers that there are more products left to buy or more time to buy it, if you wish.

These countdowns also encourage your customers to share your deals socially with their friends, because they don’t want their friends to miss out on your incredible special offer either!

This software is chocked full of these ingenious social triggers and that is why time after time people have submitted astounding case studies from during the beta phase of this software with documented results so successful that they sound almost unbelievable!

6. You can even import pre-made deals (three of which come as a bonus when you buy during the launch). These pre-made deals come complete with products you can sell and profit from just for buying the software.

7. The same feature that lets you import deals also allows you to export your deals so that you can share deals with anyone using EDB.

Once you export a deal it becomes a file small enough that you can send it via email and it contains all the information necessary to create an identical deal on a fellow “Easy Deal Builder” owner’s website.

Essentially this allows everyone with “Easy Deal Builder” the ability to trade completed offers very quickly. This feature will have some wide-ranging effects on marketing as marketers get access to broader markets and more incredible deals.

8. You can also add video to your deal pages very easily, or anything about the automatically generated thank you pages this software creates but, like I said, there seems to be no end to the benefits and opportunities that this powerful yet simple to use software has created.

Easy Deal Builder comes with my highest recommendation, as I consider it to be the most important advancement in online marketing so far this year!

Make sure you take advantage of the launch time special pricing and additional special bonuses by visiting the Easy Deal Builder home page at Easy Deal Builder right now!

Communication, Communication, Communication

customersOn May 1st I launched a new product, WPSimulator.com

It was the most problematic launch I've ever had, including the server being down for several hours, and yet after 48 hours we'd still had only 1 refund.

So what happened?

One of the most important things with a launch is not just being properly prepared before hand, but paying attention to what's happening and being ready to respond to any problems.

Within an hour of going live I spotted that there were no new members registered in the membership database, this was after 100 sales.

So I then went to the support desk to check for the support tickets that I was expecting and discovered there weren't any.

Then the server went down for the first time.

At this point it would be easy to panic, but that doesn't solve problems.

So what did we do?

First we got the webshost to get the server back up and work out why the server had gone down.

Second I checked in to why people were unable to open support tickets, found the problem and solved it.

Third I re-checked the registration process and worked out why it was failing and fixed that.

Having got things back up and running it was time to get in touch with all the new cusotmers and let them know what was going on.

Fortunately even though they hadn't been able to register in our membership area, all their email addresses were available in our JVZoo control panel (thanks JVZoo!), so I grabbed all the customers emails and sent an email to each and every one of them, letting them know firstly what had happened, and second how to get registered so they could access their new membership.

unfortunatley the problems weren't over, the advice from the webhost was that we needed a bigger better server, even though we had only recently upgraded to a bigger "cloud" server than the 6 year old server that had not failed us for previous launches with similar traffic.

They assured us that the process of "resizing" the server would cause minimal downtime (15-20 mins), they were wrong, it took over 2 hours...

and yes, I'm in ongoing discussions with the webhost company in question to resolve exactly what went wrong and why.

We did eventually get the blog back up and running and went on to have a pretty succesful launch, getting our second JVZoo "Product of the Day" award.

The result for us is that we've updated our "To Do" list for future launches to include double checking a bunch of things, like the signup process and support desk, rather than just checking it once.

But I think the most important 'takeway' from this is that keeping your customer's in the loop and up to date as to what's going on is paramount!

It's when people feel like they've been left in the dark or ignored that problems arise and escalate.

If you want to develop your WP sites locally check out WPSimulator

4 New Blog Posts & Global Botnet attack...
dangeranother long, but productive week, rewarded with a couple of beers with my sister and some friends last night, so I'm probably going to have a less productive Friday... 😉

got a few things for you this week, including several blog posts!

#1: Global DDOS Attack on WordPress Sites

if you've not heard about the massive botnet attack on worpdress sites that's been going on for the last couple of weeks, then you can read more about it, as well as some simple advice to help secure your sites in the new blog post here:
http://seouk.com/global-ddos-attack-on-wordpress-sites/

#2: BlogDefender going up in price on 25th April...
if you haven't secured your WordPress blog from hackers then you may already have been hacked!

learn how to secure your site before the price goes up here:
http://BlogDefender.com

#4: Q: What kind of links does Google love the most..?

find the answer in this blog post: -
http://seouk.com/best-backlinks-for-google/

as always, feel free to leave any comments/feedback, etc.
& have a great weekend!

Finding a decent webhost company with good support just ain't easy...

Warning: this may be a bit of a rant, as I blow some steam from the last few weeks of webhost problems...

With 13 years of building websites and over 510 live (hosted, not parked) sites in my portfolio you can imagine I've been through a few hosting companies.

In fact I just had a look in my email archives under the hosts section and it looks like I've used 40+ hosting companies over the last 12 years.

I'm now down to 2 dedicated servers, 1 VPS, and just 5 reseller accounts, having closed 1 VPS & 5 reseller accounts in hte last couple of weeks.

Over the last month or so I've been having some 'fun', moving over 200 sites to a brand new server.

It all started because one of my old reseller hosts [Xilo.net] started having problems with one of my sites, they got in touch to tell me they had suspended the sites "due to excessive resource usage". I ended up spending over a week going back and forward with them trying to work out what was causing the problem, without any joy.

This highlighted a couple of problems with their support, first of all they would take an inordinate amount of time to respond to my support requests, and second they offered no practical help in working out what the was causing the problem.

At one point it took them 4 days to reply to my support request, and that was only after I "nudged" them for an update twice, not exactly confidence inspiring. On another occasion it was SEVEN days before I got a reply, and again that was after two more "nudges" from me!

Cheap reseller hosts can be fine until you actually have a problem and need some support...

As the site in question happened to be one of my main blogs, and I was getting no where with their support, I was left with no choice other than to look at moving it to a different host.

So I took stock of my current selection of reseller hosting plans and decided if I was going to have to move all the sites on that particular host, I might as well do a proper "tidy up" and move a whole bunch from other reseller hosting accounts and get them all on to a decent dedicated server with good support.

After a quick (apparently too quick) research and a tip from a friend, I chose a new host who seemed to have a good reputation for support & service, EUKHost.com

I signed up for a new VMware cloud server with them at £95 (~$155) per month and started looking at how to "migrate" all 200+ sites from the 6 other hosting plans that I'd decided to consolidate on to the one new server.

Unfortunately it quickly became clear that this was not going to be as easy a task as I had anticipated, as none of the existing reseller hosts could offer a full backup of my sites for migration, so I'd have to do individual cpanel backups of each one, download them locally to my PC, then upload them to the new server for installation.

It turned out that Xilo.net didn't even have the option of doing a regular cpanel backup, they had to get this feature added to my hosting, and you probably won't be surprised to learn that this took some time...

It took a while, but I got all the sites backed up and uploaded to the new EUKhost server and I thought I could then relax. Wrong!

The new server was down 3 times in the first 5 days, and there was no notification from EUKHost that it was down, in fact on the 3rd time it went down it took them over 5 and a half hours to reply my "critical" level support ticket.

One of their responses to help with the server problems was to ask whether I'd like to have VMware installed on the server, which seemed kind of odd to me, as I'd ordered and paid for a "VMware Cloud server", so I'd assumed it would come with VMware on it already...

At this point it was pretty obvious I'd made a mistake and I wasn't going to be able to stay with them.

So, back to the search for a new host that would be worth staying with, and this time I got my partner and 'uber tech head', Chris Hitman (yes, that's his real name) on the case looking for a suitable hosting company.

As it happened, I'd also remembered a recommendation on another hosting provider from a customer last year, a hosting company who include a super fast cache system called "Varnish Cache" on their servers, so I went and checked them out in a bit more detail.

Chris' research ended up leading him to the same hosting company as well, he was impressed not just with Varnish Cache, but also the spec of their servers (for the price) which on mine includes Raid 10, and that they include a fully managed, pro active service, so if the server goes down they know about it immediately and get working to get it back up without delay, which is what you want when you're relying on your hosting for your income.

Now I've only been with them a short time, but so far their support has been flawless, proactive, very helpful and super fast, that's on top of them dealing with all of the site migration for me, I simply gave them the login details for the EUKHot server and they just got on with it and contacted me as soon as it was finished.

So all I had left to do was go and cancel my old reseller hosting accounts, and guess what...

Xilo decided to add insult to injury, upon receiving my cancellation request, they informed me that, even though I'd had several weeks of problems with their service, 'lacklustre" support & had already removed all my sites from their service, they would be charging me for another month, as per their 30 days cancellation TOS.

Obviously I thanked them for their kind consideration...

Summary:

From my experiences with these two hosting companies I can't recommend either Xilo.net or EUKHost.com

on the other hand, I can and do, highly recommend my new hosting provider, Unixy.

I should also mention that the new server with them not only has Varnish Cache to speed things up, it's a much higher spec than I had EUKHost and is around $60 a month cheaper!

If you're looking for a fast, reliable hosting service with great support check them out here: - Unixy

Note: yup, I do have a lots of sites/domains, in fact I've recently decided to sell some off, you can see what's on offer in the "0 Internet Marketing & Blogging" and "1 Premium Domains" sections on http://ow4.net, and feel free to offer lower than the prices I have on there... 😉

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