Monthly Archives: March 2011

2011 Google Algorithm Upate/”Farmer’s Update” – What it Means for You!

In February/March of this year, many of you may have noticed that your pages/sites in the search engine page results either suffered a hit or that the amount of traffic you receive seemed to jump overnight.  That’s because Google has yet again updated it’s ranking algorithm–in a MAJOR way.  Why, you might ask.  Basically,  it was to reduce the amount of duplicate content and content that was created to perhaps  satisfy the search engines without providing any real value to the user.

As the world’s largest search engine, Google is going to do what is necessary to protect it’s brand.  One example of this that you might have seen in the news is how Google  went after something known as Content Farms.  Content Farms are basically companies that hire people a bunch of people to generate content for the search engines so they can then use that content to make money from adsense programs and such.

The problem with this is that the people who are usually hired to generate content farms are paid based on how much content they create.  So, as you might suspect, these people are all about making money than they are into writing quality content.  The latest Google update goes beyond the scope of content farms, however.  A number of popular article sites were also hit, due to the fact that they publish re-hashed content in the same way a Content Farm does.

As a result, article sites like Squidoo, Ezine Articles, and others have become more strict in the content they allow on their sites.  To avoid falling prey to the latest Google update, it’s important that you keep Google’s primary objective in mind when writing content–to provide up-to-date, quality content with a unique perspective that the end user can put to use.

How to Get a Clickbank Refund

Hey, guys.  Today, I am going to detail how you go about getting a refund from Clickbank–without having to go to the merchant.  First, a few words to the wise.  DO NOT become a “serial refunder.”  In other words.  DO NOT purchase a product  simply to try it out and then refund it so that you can buy something else over and over again!  There are two reasons for this.  First, if you are constantly refunding products, a particular merchant or even Clickbank will block you from being able to purchase products from it’s site.

Secondly, a lot of products nowadays require a username and password, so once you refund the product, your membership details will be deactivated, and you will no longer have access to the product.  It’s not like in the old days where you would just be taken to a download page so that you could immediately download the product to your computer, ask for a refund, and still be able to keep the product.

Keep in mind that nearly all products on Clickbank have a 60-day money back guarantee  (with a few exceptions).  However, you should not wait until the 60th day before you ask for a refund because it will take Clickbank a couple of days to respond to your  request, especially if it’s on the weekend or a holiday or something like that.

1. Check your e-mail to find the confirmation e-mail that Clickbank sends you after you make a purchase.  You are going to need your order number.  Don’t forget to check your spam folder, if you don’t see it in your inbox.

2. Log into your Clickbank account.

3. Click on the “Help Center” tab.

4. Look down the left-hand side of the page until you come across the green “Customer Help” button, and click on “Look up Your Order.”

5. On the next page, put in your Clickbank Order number and one of the 3 values listed for verification purposes (your e-mail address, the last 4 digits of your card number or your Paypal transaction ID (if you paid via PayPal.  Click “Submit.”  Note: You also have to option to speak with a customer service rep, if you prefer.

6. Once your order comes up, click the “Get Support” bubble.

7. On the next page, it will ask you what problem you are having and to select the reason via a drop-down menu.  Scroll down to “more options.”

8.  You will then be able to choose the type of problem you are having (technical or refund).  Choose “refund,” select your reason for wanting a refund, and add some additional comments (tell them why you think the product sucked).  Click “submit,” and you’re done.

Clickbank will then send you an e-mail telling you that your support ticket is open.  Someone will respond in a day or telling you that your refund has been granted and your ticket closed.  It will take several days for your money to be refunded back to your back account or whatever.  I hope you guys found this helpful.


2011 Wealthy Affiliate University Trial Offer!

I have some great news for you guys today.  For those of you who have been looking into Wealthy Affiliate University to kick start your internet marketing careers but that have been too afraid to take the leap, you  are in luck.  The creators of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, are running a special  1-week trial offer in which you can check out all of the content and resources, including the recently added “Success in 30 Days” club, all for $1.00!  That’s right!  You get 7 full days access to all Wealthy Affiliate has to offer for a buck! In order to take advantage of this special offer, you must sign up some time before the trial ends (March 7th)!

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