Azoogle Update

Well it seems that I dropped enough emails to Azoogle to get noticed. I just need to snail-mail them a copy of my tax ID and I should be all setup.

I just now got off the phone with Wayne Peddle. He was a very nice individual who said that my sites looked fine. I will get that tax ID into the mail today. Perhaps I should have asked for the mailing address.

I have to give credit to ShoeMoney if Azoogle Ads work out for me. However if it doesn’t ShoeMoney will get the blame :p

Janet at Azoogle Doesn’t Like Me

Janet at Azoogle has finally gotten back to me. First she said that Jay Geiger.com wasn’t a top level domain. Jay Geiger.com is a top level domain so I responded accordingly.

Secondly Azoogle Janet said that Jay Geiger.com is owned by Google. That came as a shocker because I registered this domain myself and have it hosted on a Virtual Dedicated Server at GoDaddy.

Now it seems that my dealings with Azoogle Janet isn’t representative of all of Azoogle. Chantelle at Azoogle seems to be a wonderful person who I have emailed a couple of times. I believe the only reason that Janet has responded to me is because Chantelle’s reminders.

I will reapply or send Chantelle a direct email if I do not hear back from Janet again soon.

Pay Per Conversion Advertising

I would like to patent Pay Per Conversion Advertising. I haven’t worked out the details. I envision this working when only a lead or single data item counts as a conversion. For example “Pay Per Lead” would be an easy way of paying per conversion. Basically the companies landing page would have a Javascript form from the Advertiser. The advertiser would check this form on the landing page of the ad to ensure it was there and the only form. Entering information into this form would report it to the advertiser and log it as a conversion.

If you see anybody out there with a new Pay Per Conversion advertising system, know that it was my idea. Let me know about it and I’ll share the settlement with you.

A few years ago this type of adverstising would not have been possible. However with the world wide web (mostly bandwidth, AJAX style programming and server technology), Pay Per Conversion Advertising could be very close to hand.

These ads could still be served on keywords but wouldn’t neccesarily need to be. If I am paying $5 per conversion, I could bid on non-targetted traffic that has a very low conversion price. The target site would have a much bigger impact on the efficency of the ad than it does now. There would be complete conversion tracking available. Also click-fraud would be a thing of the past.

First there was “Pay Per Impression”, then “Pay Per Click”. Soon there will be “Pay Per Conversion”. There will always be room for Impression and Click based advertising but Conversion based advertising could really give some huge benefits to both ad buyer and sellers.

Unlimited MSN Ad Center Invites

The title might be a little misleading. This isn’t an invite per se, but you will be allowed to register for MSN’s Ad Center nonetheless.

1. Go to this site https://adcenter.msn.com.sg/Default.aspx
2. Click on Sign up. Do not type anything.
3. Now change the url by hand to https://adcenter.msn.com/Default.aspx
4. Click on Signup again.

BOOM you now can signup. I’m not sure how or why this works. I suggest using it before it is changed if you would like an AdCenter account.

Bald Equals Successful

I’m a thief. I’ve been trying to steal the tactics of two highly succesful internet entreprenuers. In no particular order they are…

DigitalPoint
and…
ShoeMoney

I’ve tried to take some of the same tactics they have. Up until recently I thought that it was because I was half-hearted in my efforts and just a general slacker when it came to promoting and building my sites. However I have come to a bigger and more self-evident conclusion. “Bald Nerds Make Money”. Here is my clinical evidence.

Aren’t you glad that I have saved you all the effort of trying hard and failing? All that you have to do is “Bic your Brain”.

If you really believe in me, I too will shave my head. However I won’t do it for less than 10 grand.

Only you can make me a success!

Cool Articles and Temporary Traffic

There are two sites out there that I would like to talk about. These sites are Digg.com and ShoutWire.com. These are 2 sites where one can post about articles. Basically you “Digg” or “Shout” for articles that users have linked to. You can post your own or just search through others posted. My TVoIP post got picked up by ShoutWire (after I put it there of course) and I got a good amount of traffic for a day or two. Over 2,000 visitors actually. You can view my “Shouted” articles here…
http://www.shoutwire.com/profile/helpdesk/submitted

ShoutWire is less popular than Digg. I like ShoutWire because it is smaller and easier to get to the front page. Digg is much bigger but doesn’t show your site in a frame and doesn’t have pop-unders.

If you can write one good article a day and Shout/Digg it you pretty much guarantee yourself several thousands of visitors a day. The key here is “Good”. If you just post krap that nobody finds interesting, you’ll get nothing out of it.

If you have a good blog and write well and write often, this can be a pretty darn good revenue stream for you.

Sometimes Comercials are Desired

Sometimes when you know you want a product or service you don’t really care who has “Googled” their way to the top. Sometimes you want something more immediate. For example you may want to know who wants your business the most.

For this I recommend you think about just searching ads. You can do this with the following URL.

Google: http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks

I could not find a similar search for Yahoo or MSN. It’s kind of silly that they don’t. It would be such an easy service with a superhigh pay out.

Google’s Public Service Unanouncement!

Below are 3 emails. The first is from me to Google. The other two are from people
from Google. You can skip them and know that Google recognized and fixed some sort
of “ad targetting” issue.

From: “Jason Geiger”
Subject: PSA and Preview Tool
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:47:26 -0000

Normally PSAs would not be worthy of writing to Google. However on mypersonal blog, www.jaygeiger.com, I am constantly getting PSAs. However,on the subpages ads show fine. Also the Google Cache of the page(cache:www.jaygeiger.com) normal ads also show.

On the main page the Adsense Preview tool says…We are unable to show ads on this page. Possible reasons include:
- No ads are currently available for the selected geographic region.
- Page has not been crawled. Please try again later.
- This page contains sensitive content. Google Adsense filters ads frompages containing sensitive news items or content.

I don’t feel that any of these reasons is the reason why. I understandthat AdSense
is a huge product, but if you can find a few moments to give me a little insight
into my problems I would greatly appreciate it.

Jason Geiger

This was the first follow up…

Hello Jason,

Thanks for your email regarding the public service ads appearing on yoursite.

I’m currently working as quickly as I can to investigate your concern andI’ll be sure to send you another email as soon as I have any more information. We appreciate your patience, and please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with in the meantime.

Sincerely,

Becky The Google AdSense Team

Then just last night I received the finally short response.

Hello Jason,

Thanks for your patience. Becky escalated your email to me. We’ve resolvedthe issue with Google ad targeting on http://www.jaygeiger.com/ . If this issue reoccurs, please let us know.

Sincerely,
James The Google AdSense Team

I’m happy with the response. I didn’t really expect to receive one.