Installed URLFuse Script at Urlism.com

I’ve installed a new URL shortening script at URLism.com.  The old script worked fine and is still available here but I think the new script looks better and the “loading page” makes it viral too.  I’d love to receive some feedback about this.  Try the two versions of the site and let me know what you think.

Another difference between the two scripts is that the new one doesn’t require a MYSQL database because the URL’s are stored in a file which is uploaded during installation.  Also, there is a simple Admin area where URL’s can be edited or deleted and the number of hits is shown for each shortened URL.

I’ve purchased rights to the script so I hope to put up a salespage (I hate putting up salespages 🙁 ) and if everything goes well I’ll put a link here on my blog.

I haven’t had many comments to this blog so please let me know what you think about the two scripts.  Thanks.

Just Launched – My Niche Video Portal

Its a bit rough around the edges, but I’ve finally created a website which links together all of my niche video websites.  I’ve been meaning to do this for some time because these video sites were so out of place on my main domain – they needed a domain name of their own.

I’ll be adding a new collection of videos at regular intervals to keep the site fresh.  The first subject to be covered is the Nintendo Wii and I’ll soon be covering Ipods, pets, diabetes, dating and more.

A lot of the video sites that I upload will also have corresponding pages which enable the visitor to purchase related products at Amazon or Clickbank (eg. for my Wii post I have also provided a link to a page which displays deals on gadgets at Amazon.com)

Check the site out for yourself here and bookmark it because new content will be added regularly.

ClickBank and Amazon Niche Websites

This is one of my longest posts but please read it all.  Thanks.

A while ago I had a nice collection of niche video webpages installed on my main website. I liked them because they were Search Engine friendly and I earned a small amount of Adsense revenue from them. However, another webpage of mine violated Adsense TOS and my account was deleted. Without thinking, I took down my niche video webpages and moved on.

Lately, I’ve become interested in niche websites once more but my lack of an Adsense account is a problem. This leaves me with Amazon and Clickbank to work with if I am to earn any serious revenue.

First, I looked on Google for low-cost or free templates or software relating to Clickbank. One or two things interested me but I decided to check on my hard drive because I have so much clutter on there. I managed to find a piece of software called CB Niche Builder.

My first attempts to use the software weren’t very successful but I found a user guide online and soon created my first site. The result is:

http://andrewmcgovernonline.com/Affiliate2/

For a first attempt, I think it is OK.  The template is something I also found on my hard drive.  For future attempts I would like to add some ads, maybe banners.

Like I mentioned earlier, this has got me interested in niche websites again.  What I would like to do now is buy a domain name and possibly create a “gateway” to all the niche websites that I am going to create.  Hopefully, these will include some video websites if I can find a way of putting Amazon and Clickbank ads on them.  It’s just a darn shame that I don’t have my Adsense account any more 🙁

Oh, I almost forgot to give you the link to my first Amazon site.  Again, for a first attempt I think its quite good.

http://andrewmcgovernonline.com/amazongadgets/

I think that’s all for now.  Keep checking back because I have many more posts, links and offers planned.

The Hassle of Sales Pages, Download Pages and Encryption

The “guru’s” make it look so easy.  It seems as if they can upload a sales page, a thank you page and an OTO page minutes after a product is released.  However, the reality is that these tasks can be tedious, time consuming and sometimes quite difficult to the average part-time webmaster.  This has been one of the things which has held me back from fully developing my website and selling more digital products online.

Recently I came across a product which claimed to automate the process of the above mentioned tasks.  Cheekily (I know I shouldn’t have done this) I used Google to find a free download of the program from a file sharing site.  This shows how much I need a product like this.  I’ve only briefly looked at the software but I intend to watch the tutorial videos over the next few days.  I’ll write another post when I’ve successfully used the software.