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Member Since: Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile!

A little bit about me... I like long walks on the beach, the smell of swimming pool water splashed on hot concrete, pie, not gnomes, orange buttons and ridiculous trousers of any kind.

I have been working with/for/around Mark Ling for about twelve years. Prior to that I studied psychology and graphic design, and taught myself web design using Notepad and a whole lot of trial and error.

I have also been known to write some things and nag a whole lot when things aren't as cool as they should be. I apologize in advance for any curse words (or abbreviations thereof) you might see or hear me utter.

 

Where do I find the Lists tab in Fluttermail?

30th August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Hi Randy, Have you built your site through AJP yet? The list is added when you go through the site setup process all the way to the end.

Read Full Entry | 3 comments

Strange call offering to advertise on Google (or something)

23rd August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Those are your subscribers? Yeah, those people don't sound entirely legit or relevant to your niche to me. I don't expect it's your subscribers stalking you on the phone, but maybe that solo ad provider gave your details to someone else, or something. Plenty of fodder for the tinfoil hat brigade here. Best just to move on :)

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

Strange call offering to advertise on Google (or something)

22nd August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Maybe that dodgy solo ad provider you used is even dodgier than previously thought? ;) Maybe you've signed up for a solo ad service or forum that is a little lax with who they share info with? Have a think about services you've signed up for where you've had to provide a phone number. There's also a chance that the phone people could have...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

No traffic... what's missing?

21st August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

"Awesome enough" is extremely subjective, since it depends not only on your content but also the knowledge level of your target, and their exposure to the internet,... Of course. There will always be people who aren't going to like or understand your stuff. You're not going to get 100% of your visitors sharing and linking to your...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

No traffic... what's missing?

16th August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

The easiest way to get backlinks is to create some content that other people will want to share. Make something awesome, and then tell people about it. If it's awesome enough, they'll tell other people about it and link to you. In theory it's not that difficult, but in practice it can be hard to come up with ideas for content, and then it...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

How does Google Calculate time on page?

3rd May, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

^^^ What Caroline said. But importantly: Google Analytics can't timestamp when someone LEAVES your site. So if the user lands on page C at 10:30 and then closes their browser window or searches for something else in their address bar at 10:35, Google doesn't know that they spent 5 minutes on your page. They just know that page C was the...

Read Full Entry | 8 comments

Considering Honesty Test

11th April, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

One possibility I'm considering is arranging a real purchase of a small ticket item just to find out if affiliate networks and merchants I'm dealing with are honest. If this is what it's going to ease your concerns over Shareasale stealing your commissions... go for it. Let us know how you get on. If you're emails look weird, it's probably...

Read Full Entry | 1 comments

How to hide your affiliate link with redirects

30th June, 2015

@himanshu I don't really know what you're asking. What sort of behaviour are you wanting for your site? (Eg, "I add an affiliate link to my website and it is automatically turned into a nice redirect so that it doesn't look like an affiliate link"?) That site you refer to looks...

How to hide your affiliate link with redirects

7th June, 2015

I believe there are a few plugins out there that work with any theme, but the only one I've tried so far is https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/ -- I haven't tried any others because that one did the trick! (If it ain't broke, don't go looking for other plugins.) It...

Why it's bad to assume your visitors are smart - Dealing with "The 30% Brain"

22nd June, 2010

Clayton: Currently in Seattle. Good to see the sun has come out today! I'm off hunting a Cuban sandwich this afternoon (apparently).

Top 6 hurdles for an affiliate marketing newbie

1st June, 2010

(80 + 20 + 3) x 5 = the numbers you need to enter into the computer in the hatch to stop the island exploding? Are we going to have to wait six seasons to not get the answer, Kim? ;)

Top 6 hurdles for an affiliate marketing newbie

30th May, 2010

Just a little note for anyone who thinks we've left poor Kim out in the cold all this time: Aside from earning her a little money for that elusive winter wardrobe, this exercise was designed to teach her what our members (you guys) go through so she can better understand and help you later...

Affilorama Premium Promotion Extended – on Facebook!

5th January, 2010

"This Affilorama group are good, even though they do come from down under.. and proves to me that the people from new zealand have come a long way since I was in NewZealand in the 1970s.. You should be proud" It's all since we got electricity in the 80s. Everything's been on the up...

Browsing with a relic? Why successful affiliates have up-to-date browsers.

7th October, 2009

From a web designer's perspective, it pays to have a few different browsers at your disposal to keep track of how your website looks to the people in your market. They're not all on the same page quite yet. On this little laptop I have Firefox, IE7 and Chrome going, and this is just for travel...

Where do I find the Lists tab in Fluttermail?

30th August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Hi Randy, Have you built your site through AJP yet? The list is added when you go through the site setup process all the way to the end.

Read Full Entry | 3 comments

Strange call offering to advertise on Google (or something)

23rd August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Those are your subscribers? Yeah, those people don't sound entirely legit or relevant to your niche to me. I don't expect it's your subscribers stalking you on the phone, but maybe that solo ad provider gave your details to someone else, or something. Plenty of fodder for the tinfoil hat brigade here. Best just to move on :)

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

Strange call offering to advertise on Google (or something)

22nd August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

Maybe that dodgy solo ad provider you used is even dodgier than previously thought? ;) Maybe you've signed up for a solo ad service or forum that is a little lax with who they share info with? Have a think about services you've signed up for where you've had to provide a phone number. There's also a chance that the phone people could have...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

No traffic... what's missing?

21st August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

"Awesome enough" is extremely subjective, since it depends not only on your content but also the knowledge level of your target, and their exposure to the internet,... Of course. There will always be people who aren't going to like or understand your stuff. You're not going to get 100% of your visitors sharing and linking to your...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

No traffic... what's missing?

16th August, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

The easiest way to get backlinks is to create some content that other people will want to share. Make something awesome, and then tell people about it. If it's awesome enough, they'll tell other people about it and link to you. In theory it's not that difficult, but in practice it can be hard to come up with ideas for content, and then it...

Read Full Entry | 12 comments

How does Google Calculate time on page?

3rd May, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

^^^ What Caroline said. But importantly: Google Analytics can't timestamp when someone LEAVES your site. So if the user lands on page C at 10:30 and then closes their browser window or searches for something else in their address bar at 10:35, Google doesn't know that they spent 5 minutes on your page. They just know that page C was the...

Read Full Entry | 8 comments

Considering Honesty Test

11th April, 2016 - Posted by Aletta Is Too Cool

One possibility I'm considering is arranging a real purchase of a small ticket item just to find out if affiliate networks and merchants I'm dealing with are honest. If this is what it's going to ease your concerns over Shareasale stealing your commissions... go for it. Let us know how you get on. If you're emails look weird, it's probably...

Read Full Entry | 1 comments

How to hide your affiliate link with redirects

30th June, 2015

@himanshu I don't really know what you're asking. What sort of behaviour are you wanting for your site? (Eg, "I add an affiliate link to my website and it is automatically turned into a nice redirect so that it doesn't look like an affiliate link"?) That site you refer to looks...

How to hide your affiliate link with redirects

7th June, 2015

I believe there are a few plugins out there that work with any theme, but the only one I've tried so far is https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/ -- I haven't tried any others because that one did the trick! (If it ain't broke, don't go looking for other plugins.) It...

Why it's bad to assume your visitors are smart - Dealing with "The 30% Brain"

22nd June, 2010

Clayton: Currently in Seattle. Good to see the sun has come out today! I'm off hunting a Cuban sandwich this afternoon (apparently).

Top 6 hurdles for an affiliate marketing newbie

1st June, 2010

(80 + 20 + 3) x 5 = the numbers you need to enter into the computer in the hatch to stop the island exploding? Are we going to have to wait six seasons to not get the answer, Kim? ;)

Top 6 hurdles for an affiliate marketing newbie

30th May, 2010

Just a little note for anyone who thinks we've left poor Kim out in the cold all this time: Aside from earning her a little money for that elusive winter wardrobe, this exercise was designed to teach her what our members (you guys) go through so she can better understand and help you later...

Affilorama Premium Promotion Extended – on Facebook!

5th January, 2010

"This Affilorama group are good, even though they do come from down under.. and proves to me that the people from new zealand have come a long way since I was in NewZealand in the 1970s.. You should be proud" It's all since we got electricity in the 80s. Everything's been on the up...

Browsing with a relic? Why successful affiliates have up-to-date browsers.

7th October, 2009

From a web designer's perspective, it pays to have a few different browsers at your disposal to keep track of how your website looks to the people in your market. They're not all on the same page quite yet. On this little laptop I have Firefox, IE7 and Chrome going, and this is just for travel...