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Table of Contents for this issue.....
Q & A, Suggestions
Switch from Adsense Ads
to Clickbank Ads
Seven Dollar Offers
Color Detector 1.01
The majority of this issue is all interrelated since
it deals with our changing our advertising program on Boomer eZine from
Google Adsense to ClickBank ads.
The Adsense ads presented on the eZine seemed too
general and did not properly match the topics of the page.
ClickBank has great digital products which focus on the topics
that are covered by Boomer eZine.
Also, the ClickBank ads have a better commission
structure than the Adsense ads. There
is a joke on the Internet that Adsense ads should be called “Ad
cents” ads since the commissions are relatively low (in the range of
five percent (5%)). In
comparison, ClickBank products are usually digital goods whose
commissions are somewhat higher.
Q & A,
Suggestions and Comments
had several emails this week about various topics, but the one that we
thought was a subject about which many readers might need help was how
to unzip a .zip file.
Excerpted from the email
down loaded the off-line sales kit, have now got it on my desk top,
however when I click on it, a box comes up and asks me if I sure
I want to run this file, I say yes. I
click the unzip button and it says it is running 29 files and back we go
again! Again if this is an easy one, fine.
If not no worries I can get answers here, it will just take a few
days, I am a bit like a dog with a bone!!!!!!!!!!!
It sounds like it unzipped it and put it somewhere.
All you have to do is to find where it put the unzipped files. If
you are running XP, right click on the zipped file. You will be
given some options. One of those is “Extract to folder”.
Click that and it will ask you the folder where you want the unzipped
files placed. Tell it and click Extract and the files will be
unzipped into the folder you designated. Extract is a fancy verb
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extremely exciting event happens on
20 at 11:00 AM EST.
My friend and mentor,
Jim has published a popular newsletter for years.
The circulation of which is well over 100,000 subscribers.
That is a
Jim has made a career helping people get started and
succeed on eBay. Many of his
subscribers have wanted more information and more direct help with their
eBay problems. They have
encouraged him to start a membership site.
Well, it is coming next week.
One of the most exciting things for us is that Jim
has asked John to be one of the experts on his new site.
We are honored that Jim (a charter subscriber to Boomer eZine)
values the articles that we publish well enough to include John as one
of his panel of experts. When
you see the list of experts that Jim has enlisted for his site, you will
appreciate why we feel honored.
If you are involved with eBay or you are considering
eBay for your Internet career, this website is a must for you.
I know that in past issues, I have recommended some of Jim’s
books. I have recommended
that at the very least, you sign up for his newsletter.
Well, now here is a website where you can get closer
to the man and really tap into his genius as well as the knowledge of
many other experts.
encourage you to go to Jim’s site and look it over to see if it is for
can get to Jim’s site by following this link.
Jim has asked us to not activate the link until Tuesday, March 20
and we honor that request.
from Adsense Ads to Clickbank Ads
We have not been
pleased with the Adsense ads that appear on the top of each of the
Boomer eZine issues on the Boomer eZine website.
The ads seem to not be properly targeted to items that will
really help our readers.
In looking around
at various options, I found a software package called “ClickBank AdBox
Professional” that will put ClickBank ads on your page in basically
the same format as the Adsense ads.
I purchased it
from $7offers.com (See next article for more details) and installed it.
It does require
some computer skills to install but it has some amazingly good, detailed
instructions with it.
We installed it
in Volume 1 Issue 48 and it has worked well since its launch last week.
We have been pleased with the content of the ads that are now
appearing on the Boomer eZine site.
Dollar Offers Website ($7offers)
I found this
helpful site by Jonathan Leger. Granted,
it is a sales site where all items cost $7.00USD.
It reminds me of the offline world “Dollar Stores”.
However, the items that I have purchased are quality items.
The link to the
$7Offers website is http://tinyurl.com/2vlnbw
"ClickBank AdBox Professional" from this site.
This software places ClickBank ads on your website.
You will notice that the ads starting with V1, I48
previously, we feel that ClickBank ads are much more closely targeted to
the readership of Boomer eZine than the Adsense ads from Google.
Plus the commission schedule is better.
Professional for adding ClickBank ads to your site can be found at
We also purchased
a good article “1,000 Visitors in 24 Hours” for $7.00.
This article was written by Jon Leger and explains how to use
video (YouTube, etc.) to attract traffic to your website.
in 24 Hours” can be found at http://tinyurl.com/yr6ocz
I have been
impressed with the value of the items that we have purchased from this
site. In my opinion, the ClickBank
AdBox Professional software is an especially good value.
Detector 1.01 (Video)
On the Boomer
eZine site we use a light gray, textured background.
On previous issues before V1I48, you noticed that the background
of the Adsense ads at the top of the page was white.
I did not think that this looked good against the light gray page
background, but I did not take action to fix it.
installation of the ClickBank ads, I decided to make the background a
closer match to the page background.
I tried several free programs that let you experiment with mixing
colors, but none of them were a close enough match.
I then thought
“Hey, I’ll bet someone must have written a program to tell you the
color codes for a color on a page”.
Sure enough! When I
checked on Google, I found a few programs.
Some were for sale and some were freeware.
Since I am going
to use this program once in the proverbial blue moon, I wanted a free
color finder. I went to
Tucows.com (freeware site that you need to know about) and searched on
“color finder”. I chose
a program from Cosmin Software. It
was very easy to download and works like a charm.
When you have the
page on the screen that you want to learn the code for a particular
color, start up Color Detector. It opens a window on top of the target
screen. As you run the
cursor over the screen, a window on the Color Finder screen will show
you the color codes and the name of the color (if it is named).
I opened the
program and ran the cursor over the background of the Boomer-eZine page.
Guess what? The color
codes vary from #F0F0F0 to $FBFBFB.
I had to pick one color so I settled on #F5F5F5 (called white
smoke). I entered that
number into the ClickBank AdBox Professional template and it matches
I am quite
pleased with the match. I am
even more pleased with the price that I paid for the help (zero).
I have posted
a short video showing the operation of Color Finder.
It is easy to install and very easy to use.
If you need to determine a color on a page so you can match it,
this is the way to do it.
to video about Color Detector program
Link to Color Detector
mentioned Tucows.com in the previous article, let’s talk more about
it. This website is a
resource that you really need to know about.
Here is what
Wikipedia says about Tucows:
(originally an acronym for The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software
that has long since been dropped) was formed in
Tucows logo is two cows staring at each other. Additionally, their
ratings system uses cow icons.
End of Wikipedia
If you need
software to do some job, try Tucows and see if someone has invented it.
If you are in luck, it will be freeware.
What can be a better deal?
The link to Tucows.com is http://www.tucows.com
That wraps up our
issue for this week. Until
next week, stay tuned.
John and Linda
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