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Archive for May, 2007

Now and then a product or service pops up that I just know is going to be a serious addition to the tools that I use on a daily basis.

Today is one of those days…

If you’ve ever read anything about SEO (Search Engine Otpimization) you should have a very clear idea about the importance of getting backlinks to your sites. The more the better.

In fact, a badly designed, crap looking site can outperform a professionally designed site simply by having more backlinks.

So if someone offered you a way to automate the process of getting 10-20 permanant good quality backlinks every day for your sites, you’d probably be pretty keen, right?

Yup, so was I.

I’ve done a 6 min video showing how TBSpider works…

I’ve just set up a few test sites with a new alternattive to using AdSense called Auction Ads which looks interesting.

They take longer to set up as they are not as “context sensitive” as AdSense.

You can put in some keywords for the ads, but they seem better if you put in keywords that are specific to the subject of the page they’re on, so they’re certainly not as quick and easy to set up as AdSense, but they could be a viable alternative/addition.

They’re based on showing auctions from ebay, so it’s basically the ebay affiliate program that it’s using.

I’ve added the ads to thwo sites that are reasonably mature and get some traffic, so I should have an idea of how well they perform in a week or so and I’ll be posting the results here as usual..

Andrew Hansen, the guy behind Niche Marketing on Crack, has just released a new tool to make it easier to build the kind of sites you need for NMOC.

It’s called Niche Empire Generater and I’ll be getting my copy set up to test out this week, but it does look quite neat..

I’ll post an update as soon as I’ve had chance to put it to the IMTest.


I mentioned tracking keywords for my PPC campaigns in my Day Job Killer PPC update.

There are two systems I’ve been using to look at keywords for these campaigns, undercoverProfits & XtremeConversion, and I’ve got very different opinions about the two systems…

One’s cool, and one’s way to expensive and far to much work for me!

Here’s an update for April for the “Day Job Killer” style PPC campigns I’ve been testing out..

It’s not all good, in fact I’m coming to a pretty negative conclusion on my experiences so far, with most of the campaigns I’ve tried proving to be little return for the work and time involved, and some being a total loss.

In fact there’s only a couple that are really looking like winners..

Thanks for the post “Octocat”!

This is probably going to be one of the more popular topics on IMTesting, as both “Jester” and I are also in Dave’s SuperApprentice, although I’ve not had time to start building any sites yet.

I did get an email from Dave earlier today giving some results from another SA member which I thought I’d pass along as the results are more than a little impresive…

This is my first post as an editor of IMTesting – so first off I want to say thanks to Matt for giving me the keys to your empire – promise I won’t break it :o)

I want to start with some info about a fairly new site out there called Super Apprentice – you may have heard about it already, but if not, here’s a review from an “insider”.

I first met the owner of SA a couple of years ago, and thought he was a sincere and “down-to-earth” kinda guy – so I’ve have followed a lot of his online businesses ever since.

When I heard he was releasing Super Apprentice, I was hoping it wasn’t going to be one of those ridiculously over hyped, over pitched and over priced crappy products that sell a great story but never actually deliver. From what I knew of Dave, that was highly unlikely, but with the recent spate of “pitch fests” hitting our emails since pretty much the start of the year, I was half expecting another one.

For my customers I’ve been looking at services for finding expired domains to use and in the process also spent some time looking at domain parking services.

I found a service that has helped me grab several PR5 and one PR6 domains over the last week or so, which I will be using for backlinks to my own sites, so I’m pretty pleased with how useful the service is, in fact I’ve just finished a video showing how easy this is to use..