Analysing Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal to measure how your campaigns, web-sites, products perform.
Check out the link to see how I use Google Analytics to manage my product launches.

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No Man is an Island

This very old sentiment written by John Donne back in the 16th Century remains true to this day.
No Man or Woman is an island and will inevitably struggle to succeed online unless they reach out to others.
This principle holds true for off-line businesses too, of course.
So, please ignore any “hype program” suggesting that YOU can be an overnight success, buying a so called magic and new piece of software that makes money on “auto-pilot” – heard this sort of stuff before?

3d small people - partner network

I say, BIN THE HYPE. You will inevitably save money by doing so


There are certain cold hard truths about being successful that were held in place centuries before the existence of the Internet
…..and these “truths” apply TODAY.

Here’s two of them:

1) Work hard & smart; and
2) Learn how to “network”

As the launch date for the LIST Money Generator program draws closer, it’s the “networking” aspect I want to emphasise in this post.

If you have been wondering how to break through that “glass ceiling”, then seriously consider the benefits of networking. It’s a fundamental pillar of success.
If you haven’t produced your own ACTION PLAN for networking then create one today. When you identify each task make sure you place a deadline to each task. This will create a sense of urgency for YOU.
The LIST Money Generator does expand on the concept of networking, but consider this essential component TODAY.




I’m so pleased by the response from fellow Internet Marketers & customers

Since the launch of Auction Money Generator, I have been overwhelmed by the feedback from fellow internet marketers and customers. It makes all the hard work worthwhile and has inspired me to continue with the “Money Generator” series – hence the launch of
the LIST Money Generator on the 11th June 2013.

Many have written about the products – just type in Auction Money Generator in to Google.
Here are some reviews, too:

  1. The Octupus Approach;
  2. ebay discovery at its best; and

  3. Review of the Auction Money Generator

  4. SBWire product review

  5. Youtube presentation of AMG1

  6. Is AMG a SCAM?

  7. Money Online 123 – impartial review of AMG

  8. Auction Money Generator – Is it the real deal?

I mention this because
the same can happen
to YOU.

Keep believing and

…and one great satisfaction
is to have leading
Internet Marketers
review and endorse your work.

For example: this weekend
both the Auction & LIST
Money Generator programs
have been added to
Jim Cockrum’s
MySilentTeam website.




Dad’s MISSION Book: part 2

Another excerpt from DAD’s MISSION Book.

I guess, it should be no surprise how close  these notes are to what should be done to build a successful online business.

They were taken during the webinars provided through the PTS program.
….one of the objectives was to create a PRODUCT.
There were no illusions made: If a unique product was to be created, it would require some effort and considerable research.

I was prepared to do both and so thankful that I persevered.
Over & above my online businesses, these products help build that loyal subscribers’ list as well as generate alternative revenue streams – It’s a “win/win”.

Like so many people, I had doubts as to whether I could impart my knowledge in a format that would appeal to a “hungry market”.
I was busy building my online business, taking full advantage of ebay and building a customer base through my own online shop.

No time for distraction, by writing an eProduct – surely???

John Thornhill, thought otherwise, he convinced me to capture what I do within my online business experience rather than write about “cycling” or even moving to France.
I took his advice and so pleased that I did. The response has been tremendous.
So, reflecting on these notes now, makes so much sense after having delivered against each of the tasks.
The journey has only started too – as there are intentions is to create more online products. It can be addictive!!!
If you can see the comments within the pages, do they resonate with YOU in anyway?






Some changes with ebay: need to be noted


ebay wish to introduce some changes (again). That’s fine. The drive is to improve the buying & selling experience for all. What’s important is that YOU are aware of the pending changes.

The effect is almost immediate:

Here are the HEADLINE statements:

Do read them and update your ebay listings.

Cubes - 290 - TRUSTThat’s quite a statement to make, but test it for yourself.

This formula also applies to private relationships too.

See what you think:

Check out what I mean from the video:


There are many ways YOU can create interest in your listings, but what better way is there than sourcing support from others.
This idea grows stronger with me every day, so I want to socialise the idea with YOU.Working together: "The Whole is far greater than the SUM of the PARTS"

The idea seems to have traction especially as the members of the Auction Money Generator progress with the course.
So much emphasis has been placed on cross-linking for promoting products from one account to another.
I do this regularly with eBook (10-days) auctions, costing me nothing and promoting my main items in my ebay shop.

So, why not stretch this idea further by promoting fellow AMG members listings (in a reciprocal fashion – win/win)?

Now, I have produced some code which makes it easy to add products of other members’ ebay listings (e.g. the box shown below) – I will making the code available in the LIST Money Generator (when refined a bit more). It can easily be amended and then dropped into an ebay listing/auction.

If you think this idea has traction then let me know. I am happy to explore this option.

Listings from other MEMBERS of Auction Money
Yellow Long-Sleeve
Compression Jersey
Sleeveless Jersey
Uvex Retro Jersey
Visit my eBay Shop:Go to member's eBay Shop etailbar


ebay changing the rules

ebay_pw_trOk: just be aware that ebay is introducing some new rules (i.e. fee changes) for business sellers.
Some good news and bad (sounds like a budget).

Sellers News update

It is worth acquainted yourself to these new introductions and determining how best to manage the changes.

For me, I am comfortable with the increase in monthly fees as I will make a saving on the 30 day listings, but I will need to consider the requirements for being a Top Rated seller with regards to offering free postage.

The message is simple: if you are aware of the changes you can at least prepare for them.



Hard & Smart work can pay-off

Trying to build your profile/brand or  market awareness can sometimes seem futile.
You put all this effort in to make YOUR BUSINESS STAND-OUT and what d’you get from your customers.

Nothing! No-response – just silence. Positive-icon

Now, silence is fine, but when you do get POSITIVE feedback it’s great. I still get a kick from receiving positive feedback, especially when the customer appreciates the extra effort I put into each sale.
For example: Recently, I received feedback from one of my Amazon customers: Click on the image below to see what I mean.

In Summary: They acknowledged the quality of my product, the personal note and added CD, which now acts as further advertisement for my online business. Win / win.Amazon_feedback2

Clickbank “gravity”, complicated: Yes/No?

YES – without doubt.

Trying to source a great product to sell can be a challenge. I have often heard that using Clickbank’s gravity factor is an ideal guide to assess the viability of a 3rd party’s product to sell.

Ok – so what does it mean? Gravity” – that is.clickbank_gravity





How does ClickBank calculate gravity?

It seems (assumption only – but should be a useful guide) that:

  • ClickBank recalculates the Gravity factor every day;
  • The seller’s gravity is a sum of “scores” of distinct affiliates who have sold the seller’s products in the last 12 weeks;
  • The affiliate’s score is calculated like this, based on a sliding scale;
    • 1: if he/she sold at least one copy of the vendor’s product in the last 24 hours;
    • 0.96: if the product was sold the day before yesterday by the affiliate;
    • 0.92: if the product was sold 3 days ago;
    • 0.88: if sold 4 days ago;
    • ….. and so on …

For example:
Two affiliates have been promoting a product of the same seller

  • Affiliate (1)  sold 3 copies of the product yesterday and 7 copies of the product the day before yesterday.This adds  “1″ to the seller’s gravity (for the 3 copies sold) and 0.92 for the the seven the day before yesterday.
  • Affiliate (2) sold only one copy of the product the day before yesterday. He adds “0,96″.

So, the new value of the vendor’s gravity is 1 + 0.92 + 0.96 = 2.88

Ok – so here’s a guide on what is good and bad “gravity”,
putting the confusing calculation aside.

It is not recommended to promote products with a gravity less than “5″. It suggests that there have only been a few affiliates who have sold this product. More affiliates selling the same product does increase the gravity, of course.
Two possibilities:

  1. The sales page is poor; and/or
  2. Few affiliates have tried to sell the product.

Noticing a gravity of between “5-20″, then check the activation date. If it is a new product, then think about promoting it. It must be “hot”. You can check out a video here on how to find suitable products to sell.

A “gravity” factor of around “20″ suggests that the sales page is excellent – worth a close look.
Products with gravity between 20 and 100 are the most appropriate to be promoted. Be sure these products are successfully sold and plenty of them provide value to customers (a low refund rate).

You can ;learn more about Clickbank analysis (especially on gravity and PPC) from here:


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