How to make money online

This blog will show you how to make money with tips and tricks using Adsense, Forex, SEO, Affiliate and Web 2.0 programs.

Happy New Year 2008!!!  

Happy New Year 2008!!! to all readers of this blog.
I wish you sucess with online money making!!!

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Stumbleupon can get your AdSense Account Banned  

I know this sounds very hard to believe but it is a real fact and many webmasters that practice Stumbling had felt it. The wost thing about that is that most of them didn’t really realized what they were doing wrong as their visitors did not do any click frauds, and therefore there was no reason for their account to be banned. In reality Click Frauds are one of the many CPC frauds on the Internet.

The similarity in all banned from AdSense webmasters was that they all used massive stumbling as primary traffic source. Also and Google sent them email stating that they ban/terminate their accounts for invalid ad impressions, but didn’t explain what exactly that meant bu that, and actually I didn’t know also until I found one book on per-per-click marketing book where the I stumbled across the term invalid impressions fraud.

A large number of impressions, without the accompanying click on your ad - if you notice that there are a lot of impressions (views) of your advertising, this could indicate impression fraud. Impression fraud is artificial inflation of your ad impressions that may cause your ad click-through rates to drop below the Google minimum and your ad will be disabled. Until you realize this, your competitors have free reign to use your keywords, sometimes at bargain prices. As well, your relevancy ratings for search engines may drop as they record numerous impressions, but no interest shown via visits to your website, which could lead to a shutdown of your campaign.
— source: Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing Handbook

Most of the AdSense Publishers know that Stumblers generally don’t click on ads and this somehow generates very low CTR. Depending on the ads generated to your particular page and the number of AD units, you might get stuck in a situation where your CTR goes below the required minimum and therefore you’re unintentionally making impression fraud. In order to protect their publishers (actually to keep their ads active so that they continue to pay) AdSense might send you the “you’re banned” email that can get you in really bad situation.

If you do get this email, I strongly suggest that you contact AdSense and tell them that you will lower the number of your ad units and ask them to give you some test period where you can increase your CTR above the minimum. Actually most publisher are afraid to get banned for high CTR, but in this case having low CTR is also a big problem.

Also I strongly suggest that if you have very low CTR (lower than 1%) you should try to change/optimize your pages in order to show highly relative AdSense ads or lower the ad units so that you CTR can go higher. This is common need for more clicks, but still some type of content don’t really generate too many clickers and in this case we must artificially keep the CTR higher due to this impressions fraud problem.

Please note that I don’t really have that much experience with impressions frauds since all my websites have average CTR between 5%-30% and I never got below the 1% mark. If you know more on that topic, please consider sharing it with us and helping fellow webmasters.

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Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrate it!  

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Three Good Reasons Why You Should Use Wordpress  

Here are three great reasons that make Wordpress the best platform for blogging. I found this article on Blog About Your Blog and I must say it make me think! While ago I was determine to change Blogger platform with Wordpress. I still haven't done it! This is just mater of days now! maybe month ;-)

3. Wordpress is FREE!
That’s right you can get one of the most versatile blogging platforms for FREE. Why on Earth would you not use something that could let you express yourself, let you earn some extra cash, and that is FREE. Wordpress has far less problems than any other blog software that I have used and has a great support community that is also FREE.

2. Wordpress is SIMPLE!
Whenever you want to do anything, you want it to be as simple as possible. This is why Wordpress makes it easy to install with help available if you need it. They provide detailed instructions and even videos to show how to install it. Plus, when it comes time to upgrade/maintain it, all you have to do is delete the old files and add in the new ones, no messing with your data, it stays safe in the database!

1. Wordpress is all around YOU!
Wordpress is everyone on the internet today, according to Weblog Tools Collection, it is used on 0.8% on the internet. Who knows how much further that could go. Everyone from famous baseball players to Harvard students use Wordpress.

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How Can You Value A Domain Name  

You've decided on a domain name for your new business, and the domain is already registered and for sale. How much should you be willing to pay? This is becoming a common question, as so many quality domain names have already been taken. While there is no scientific method to determine a precise value for any domain name, there are some considerations that go into determining a reasonable ballpark value for that domain name you want. Please read on, and learn about some of the techniques professional domain appraisal companies utilize to ply their trade.

An extremely important consideration in the value of a domain name is the number of words it contains. Single "real word" domains (no misspellings or abbreviations), especially in easily monetization internet industries, can be enormously valuable, particularly in the .com extension. Two word domains, again without misspellings or abbreviations, can also be quite valuable, as long as the domain name can easily be monetized, and the TLD is of high quality. Values really plunge when you get to three words or more.

Domains containing misspellings, abbreviations, hyphens, characters not on a standard keyboard, and other oddities often have very little value. Also, domains containing phrases that are trademarked may be worth nothing, as the trademark owner may be able to summarily confiscate the domain.

The extent to which a domain can be monetized has a major impact on its value. Domains in the sex, financial, and health industries often top the list in terms of high value sales. Domains related to industries that cannot easily generate revenue on the web will usually have little value.

Generic domains tend to be more valuable than non-generic ones. A generic domain is one that contains only real words (ones you can find in a dictionary), and has no contribution from proper names (first or last). Generic .com domain names in highly monetization industries can be immensely valuable, and are for the most part very hard to obtain (without spending a lot of money!).

The number of letters in a domain name also affects its value. Three letter .com names can be quite valuable, even if they mean nothing. Four letter .com names usually need to be pronounceable to have value, but they need not necessarily be real words in the dictionary (cool sounding four letter .com names can be very brand able, even if they are made up). When you get to five letters or more, value is driven by quality of the word or words (generic vs. non-generic, monetization vs. non- monetization, etc.). Once you start getting over 8-9 letters, value tends to decrease a lot, unless the name is highly monetization.

The extent to which a domain can be branded may be very important in determining value. Domain names that are easy to say and remember, easy to type in, highly reflective of predictable monetization content, and/or generate a lot of "type-in" traffic (people typing your domain name directly into the address box in their browser rather than finding your domain via a search engine) are highly sought after, and may transact for significant sums.

The size and profitability of the market to which the domain name applies is also important. This directly impacts how easily the domain name can be monetized. Needless to say, products and services that do not lend themselves to e-commerce (directly, or indirectly through selling ad space) will most often have little value.

We could go on almost forever listing factors that impact the value of a domain, but the above gives you a sense of what to consider.

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Year End Tax Saving Moves  

Learn how can you reduce your tax bill last minute! Happy Christmas with lower tax bill!!!

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Follow these basic steps to market your blog and business  

1. Sign It
Include your blog URL as part of your "signature" in any online forum and newsgroup posts. It is not uncommon for someone who appreciates the comments to click through to the websites found in the signatures of forum posts. This will not only increase link popularity, but will help establish your industry knowledge. It goes without saying that URLs should also be included in email signatures.
2. Utilize Social Bookmarking
There are a number of social bookmarking websites, where the collective users select the materials that they determine to be popular. If you have created resources that are worthy, be sure to bookmark them in the social bookmarking networks. List of

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3. Niche Networking
Network with key players in niche markets. Schmoozing with authorities in niche markets can often pay big dividends. Learn the "Who's Who" in any given niche market.
4. Donations
Goodwill goes a long way. Donate a percentage of sales to a non-profit organization or charity. If revenue is an issue, consider donating products or services to fund-raising auctions or other fund-raising efforts. Donations will often reach an audience outside the parameters of your normal market, and will show that you care... and aside from all that, your donations will actually benefit the organization or charity.
5. Answers / Askville
Use Yahoo Answers and Amazon's Askville to answer questions. The more answers that are endorsed, the more your advice will be valued. Provide genuine, honest answers and build your reputation. It appears that many "top" answers appear high in Yahoo search results, and Yahoo Answers captures a lot of long-tail traffic.
6. SEO
Spend the time it takes to properly optimize your website for the search engines. This is not an area to cut corners or skimp on. Proper search engine optimization, while an ongoing process and very time-consuming, can pay big dividends and will often result in long-term search engine traffic.
7. Classifieds
There are a number of free classified listing services. Add your products or services to any free classified listings that might be relevant.
8. Recommend It
Add a "Recommend To A Friend" script to the product pages on your website. Nothing beats a referral from a friend. Leverage viral marketing by providing your website visitors with the tools to easily spread the word for you.
9. Blog / RSS / Podcasting
Generate your own publicity using a blog, RSS feed, podcast, or video cast. Use these alternate communication channels to expand your audience.
10. Related Content Site
Develop a content website that contains related information and materials. Content sites are often defined as "authority" websites. Authority websites are often quick to garner search engine favor and top ranking for relevant search terms.
11. Wiki
Update wiki listings with useful and helpful content. Good wiki editing will reinforce your reputation and help educate your audience.
12. Forum Participation
Actively participating in related forums will generate goodwill and increase your brand reputation. And be sure to add a company tagline and website link to the signature of your forum posts.

Marketing efforts need not break the bank for a fledgling company or struggling small business. Use the tools available, and build your business through smart marketing.

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Yuwie Earnings for November!  

It was about time for Yuwie to announce our earnings for November. I generated 100% more traffic in November then I was in October. So, I was very announces to see how much money will I earn. Of course earnings are RSR based. October had very low RSR just $0.35. November RSR is much bigger! According to Yuwie RSR for November is $0.54.

When I saw my November I was very surprised. I saw more then 100% increase of earnings from the last month. See the pictures of my earnings!
I you still haven't join Yuwie, but wish to! Join here.

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12 Tips for a more usable blog  

Usability is all about providing your visitors with an effective, efficient and satisfying experience. It's common knowledge that visitors tend to glance at, and scan, pages rather than study them in any great detail. If the message and options are not clear, they may leave. If they don't leave, the chances are that they will click on the first link that seems to be most relevant - it may not be the right one. Repeat the process a few times and soon a visitor can be lost, confused and frustrated. Either way the result is the same - missed opportunity and little likelihood of a return visit.

The more self-evident your blogs are, the greater the chance of converting the visitor into a prospect or customer.

  1. On the home page make it clear what the blog is all about.
  2. Make the purpose of each blog post obvious.
  3. User hierarchical headings to give clear structure to the copy.
  4. Make the navigation and links obvious.
  5. Use clear unambiguous wording.
  6. Make the options and next steps obvious.
  7. Remove any wording or imagery that is unnecessary, confusing or distracting.
  8. Use consistent conventions throughout.
  9. Include site search and a site map.
  10. Make information such as contact details, pricing and delivery charges clearly accessible.
  11. Make the pages printable by including a cascading style sheet for printing.
  12. Don't allow careless errors to make your site look unprofessional.

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WidgetBucks Paid Me!  

After two months of speculations if WidgetBucks will pay their users and constantly changes of their TOS (terms of service) from their side, here it is! WidgetBucks finally paid me and this is 15 days before payment date described in their TOS (you must wait 45 days to receive payment).

This is my first $70 from WidgetBucks which I received on my PayPal account and if rumors about International clicks are true I am certain that this is not the last payment.

All readers who write blog or owne site and didn't try WidgetBucks yet, can sign to the program with click on the banner!

Earn $$ with WidgetBucks!

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Mpire and WidgetBucks Important Updates  

WidgetBucks users already know that WidgetBucks changed its rules for international clicks. They don't count anymore, but I received new mail which promises better times for international traffic and also announces payments!

Here is message from WidgetBucks I received:

We're seeing strong traffic on the WidgetBucks shopping widgets during this holiday season and wanted to tell you about three things: new International CPM Ads, removing pending data, and payments coming soon.

International CPM Ads

Here's an upcoming feature. In early December, we will start serving CPM ads to the non-U.S./Canada traffic. This will give you revenue, per impression, for your site visitors who come from other countries. This is designed to help publishers who have a blend of traffic from a variety of countries.

Our system will do the geo-location for you, determining where the visitor is coming from. Then we'll either show the regular pay-per-click widget (to visitors from the U.S. and Canada) or show an ad that pays per impression (to visitors from other countries). You'll see a new column, called "CPM Revenue" in your earnings reports.

We're also working on pay-per-click arrangements with global merchants, but those will take longer to implement. We're glad to deliver a way for you to monetize almost all of your traffic in December. Please check our blog at WidgetBucks blog for further updates on this.

Removing Pending Data

We'd like to give you some advance notice of a pending change that will help publishers manage their business. Next week, we will remove the "pending" data from the "My Widgets" page. This data is the numbers that are displayed in red. Instead we will only display audited data in black.

We're making this change because we've worked with our merchant partners and succeeded in speeding up the auditing process, which many of our publishers requested. Audits now take up to 24 hours, instead of the previous time frame of up to 72 hours.

When we make this change next week, you will only see audited figures (in black) and they will be displayed by noon (Pacific Standard Time) of the following day. So, by noon on Tuesday, you'll be able to see all of your confirmed clicks, revenue, and RPCs for Monday.

This change will remove confusion about the red pending figures, and frustration about changes from the pending to audited figures. Thus the clicks and revenue you see will be the confirmed clicks and revenue, which will then not change. Please check our blog for more info: WidgetBucks blog.

First payments coming soon!

We're very excited that our first set of payments are lined up to go out early next week. Our deadline is by December 15th (45 days after the end of October), but we are working very hard to get them out to everyone at the beginning of December.

We would like to remind you that we need correct payment information from you to be able to send you your payments. Please go to the My Settings page and indicate if you want to be paid by check or by PayPal. Reminder: PayPal is faster. Checks are sent regular U.S. mail. All payments are in U.S. dollars.

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Gauge Your AdWords Competition  

When you promote your site/blog with Google AdWords you run into stuff competition. Lot of professional are doing great job with advertising, but there are few good potential metrics that can be used to gauge the competition.

Site Age – the age of a site is generally considered to be one of the top five most influential factors in how high a site ranks. While it’s something that is out of your control, sometimes you’ll see a site from 1999 consistently outranking a better site from 2006 and it’s helpful to understand why. You can see the history of a site using a nifty tool called the Wayback Machine.

Yahoo Links – the number of backlinks the domain has in Yahoo. As you probably already know by now, the quantity and quality of links pointing to a site is extremely relevant in determining how high it ranks. Looking at the particular links that your competition has serves as one of the best ways to learn how they market their site. It is also one of the best ways to brainstorm potential link building ideas for your site. For example, if your competitors products are all reviewed on a popular blog in your industry, there's a good chance that same blog would want to review your products as well (giving you free publicity and quality links).

Pages indexed – this refers to the number of pages listed in a search engines index (also referred to as cached pages). Sites that rank high are generally easy for Google, Yahoo, and MSN to spider and thus have nearly all of their pages included in their indexes. You can check how many pages are indexed by typing in site:, or by using a tool like the Indexed Pages tool right here on Using sitemaps is a great way to ensure that every page on your site is indexed properly.

Last indexed – this is the date of the last time Google visited the home page of the site. Ideally your site is indexed every single day, but it usually depends on how frequently you update your content. If you update content regularly, you should be being indexed at least once per week. You can find this date by clicking the “Cached” link next to any Google search result.

Home Page PR – this refers to Google Page Rank, a 0-10 score that Google gives to assess the value of a web page. It’s primarily determined by the quality and quantity of incoming links, and is a quick and dirty way to see how popular a page is. Since it’s a universal metric that all webmasters can quickly check, it’s often misused to assume how much traffic a site gets or how high it ranks – neither of which correlate very well with PR. For our purposes though, it’s a nice barometer to look at. It can be checked using the Google Toolbar or a site like PRChecker.

Strongest Pages – SEOmoz has a great strongest pages tool that will list off the most important pages on a domain, based on number of links pointing to it and its current rankings. This gives you an idea of what content on their domain is causing the high rankings. Is it popular articles? Is it product pages? Whatever their strongest pages, you should take note and use those pages as guidelines for potential additions and modifications to your site.

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5 Ways to Get Out of Debt Faster  

Most of the people get into debt really fast and then their life suddenly crashes. What now? and How to get out of Debt? are probably first questions they ask them selfs. Well there is few basic tricks that can help you out of debt very fast. Just stick to them and you will see the brighter days. Watch this video and learn 5 Ways to Get Out of Debt Faster!

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Forex Platform like PC Game  

Israeli eToro is taking a novel approach in simplifying Foreign Exchange (Forex) trading by packaging the complicated concepts involved in trading one currency against another, in fun non-threatening wrappers.

Just how big is Forex trading? Try an estimated $3.2 trillion in daily turnover—that’s ~35 times the average turnover of the NYSE. However, unlike stock trading which has been generally adopted by the mainstream, Forex trading to date has been mostly marginalized to professional traders. eToro wants to change all that.

Administrator of famous TechCrunch blog spoked with eToro's CEO, Johnathan Assia, who explained that the real challenge for eToro is finding ways to present Forex data in a simplified and user-friendly manner that makes it accessible to ordinary users.

Forex trading platform looks very boring and understandable for most users who are in its beginning trading steps. That is the main reason why eToro change it interface. To become more funny and understandable for users who are starting with trading.

Requiring a client download, eToro lets users practice play, or deposit funds for real money trading. The currencies available to trade are the US Dollar, British Pound, Australian Dollar, the Euro and the Japanese Yen. There are four games to choose from

Forex Marathon – You pick the currency you think will go up and have it compete in a foot race against the currencies you think will go down.

  1. Dollar Trend – Race the US Dollar against other currencies, choosing whether it will rise or fall.
  2. Globe Trader – Manage your Forex trading portfolio by forging relations with other currencies on the map of the world.
  3. Forex Match – Choose the currency you think will go up and have it go one-on-one in a tug of rope against a currency you think will go down.
Trading with new platform looks nice, but could be very misleading. Quickly you get the filling that you play ordinary PC game and forget that you play with real money. You could lose lot of money that way. Irrespective of trading platform looks don't forget that this is still trading and that you have to be attentive with every step you make!

If you are interested in this trading platform I encourage you to read full eToro review, which inspired me to write this post.

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What is Foreign exchange market or Forex  

The foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. It is by far the largest financial market in the world, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions. The average daily trade in the global forex and related markets currently is over US$ 3 trillion. Retail traders (individuals) are a small fraction of this market and may only participate indirectly through brokers or banks, and are subject to forex scams.

Market size and liquidity

The foreign exchange market is unique because of

  • its trading volumes,
  • the extreme liquidity of the market,
  • the large number of, and variety of, traders in the market,
  • its geographical dispersion,
  • its long trading hours: 24 hours a day (except on weekends),
  • the variety of factors that affect exchange rates.
  • the low margins of profit compared with other markets of fixed income (but profits can be high due to very large trading volumes)
According to the BIS, average daily turnover in traditional foreign exchange markets is estimated at $3,210 billion. Daily averages in April for different years, in billions of US dollars, are presented on the chart below:

This $3.21 trillion in global foreign exchange market "traditional" turnover was broken down as follows:
  • $1,005 billion in spot transactions
  • $362 billion in outright forwards
  • $1,714 billion in forex swaps
  • $129 billion estimated gaps in reporting
In addition to "traditional" turnover, $2.1 trillion was traded in derivatives.

Exchange-traded forex futures contracts were introduced in 1972 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and are actively traded relative to most other futures contracts. Forex futures volume has grown rapidly in recent years, and accounts for about 7% of the total foreign exchange market volume, according to The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Average daily global turnover in traditional foreign exchange market transactions totaled $2.7 trillion in April 2006 according to IFSL estimates based on semi-annual London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore Foreign Exchange Committee data. Overall turnover, including non-traditional foreign exchange derivatives and products traded on exchanges, averaged around $2.9 trillion a day. This was more than ten times the size of the combined daily turnover on all the world’s equity markets. Foreign exchange trading increased by 38% between April 2005 and April 2006 and has more than doubled since 2001. This is largely due to the growing importance of foreign exchange as an asset class and an increase in fund management assets, particularly of hedge funds and pension funds. The diverse selection of execution venues such as internet trading platforms has also made it easier for retail traders to trade in the foreign exchange market.

Because foreign exchange is an OTC market where brokers/dealers negotiate directly with one another, there is no central exchange or clearing house. The biggest geographic trading center is the UK, primarily London, which according to IFSL estimates has increased its share of global turnover in traditional transactions from 31.3% in April 2004 to 32.4% in April 2006. RPP

The ten most active traders account for almost 73% of trading volume, according to The Wall Street Journal Europe. These large international banks continually provide the market with both bid (buy) and ask (sell) prices. The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price at which a bank or market maker will sell ("ask", or "offer") and the price at which a market-maker will buy ("bid") from a wholesale customer. This spread is minimal for actively traded pairs of currencies, usually 0–3 pips. For example, the bid/ask quote of EUR/USD might be 1.2200/1.2203. Minimum trading size for most deals is usually $100,000.

These spreads might not apply to retail customers at banks, which will routinely mark up the difference to say 1.2100 / 1.2300 for transfers, or say 1.2000 / 1.2400 for banknotes or travelers' checks. Spot prices at market makers vary, but on EUR/USD are usually no more than 3 pips wide (i.e. 0.0003). Competition has greatly increased with pip spreads shrinking on the major pairs to as little as 1 to 2 pips.

This article was borrowed from Wikipedia.

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