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  • NegBox 5:05 pm on October 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anik Singal, Bullshit   

    Bizarro World Leaks Affiliate Marketing Bollywood Film Starring Anik Singal 

    I just can’t stop laughing. The amateurs pose as strippers for ClickBank products, the felons do sweat lodges and the pros do Bollywood films to promote shit…  I’m not even sure what he is promoting, whatever it is I bet it ain’t free and it ain’t funny what it does to your finances. I’m sorry Anik, I’m sure you are a nice guy full of shit.

    You just HAVE to watch this video. Here’s the source page too.

    Gotta love the call to action: “Start your lethal agent training.”

    So I go… “Who the fuck is Anik Singal and why would he do such a movie?”…  I visit his site and the first thing I see is the motto “When Life Pushes You… Stand Straigh, Smile & Push Back” – I like it, reminds me of Cave Johnson’s ‘lemmons’ bit… When life gives you lemmons, burn life’s house down! Fast-forward to 1:00 minute on this next video – it is a funny part of Portal 2.

    So I dig a little deeper by visiting someone with a nose fine-tuned to the smell of bullshit and a keen disdain for just about anything: PPC.BZ,  best useless affiliate news source out there, and discover Anik actually swore off bullshitting people two years ago. Check it out, its kind of amazing what he admits on the video there, especially since he never stopped doing it.

    Here’s the “People buy my lies and expect the magic that I duped them into believing, to actually happen” video. I’m not sure what is more amazing, that he actually did this video or believing your BS to this level. I guess the latter – I wish I could take the blue pill like he does.

    Strangely enough, Anik seems to be only a tiny blip on The Salty Droid’s radar.

    Now personally it doesn’t matter to me if he is out to scam the planet, the way I see it he keeps the idiots busy. This whole secret agent theme and movie gig is just hilarious, though – Had to share.

     
    • Ryan Eagle 1:49 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting movie so far. Thanks

      • NegBox 2:42 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Seems I’m not worthy of the real one so I’ve been getting “Cheap Outsourced Link-Building Ryan Eagle” for the past two posts. … Ryan doesn’t say “Marketing research is important” or “Great epoch-defining film from the Hindu galactic empire who will own you American pigs” … ROTFL.


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  • NegBox 4:15 pm on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: htaccess   

    Test your popups on the cheap and easy with a tiny .htacess trick 

    This post is for the less technically inclined using PPV. While you can see  your pop-ups on a contextual network by browsing the site/keywords you are bidding on with whatever “web experience enhancer” causes them to pop installed, this has a few drawbacks:

    • If your bids are high, you’re kinda wasting money and messing your stats.
    • If you browse a low-bid/low-activity URL and interact with your pop-up, you end up screwing up your CTR stats.
    • If you remember to add a low-traffic unrelated URL to the campaign, you have to contend with two problems: 1- The ad network will sometimes not approve it, for example they might not approve a diet pill pop-up on a seemingly harmless nursing mother website. 2- You have to come up with different URLs that actually exist each time or you’ll really mess up.

    Solution for dumb people like myself: A simple .htaccess file that invisibly rewrites ALL requests for anything inside a folder to a simple “TEST” page.

    The HTACCESS snippet:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    	Options +FollowSymlinks
    	RewriteEngine on
    	RewriteRule ^(.*)$ test.html [L]
    </IfModule>

     

    The Dummy HTML file:

    <html>
    <body>
    This is a test page
    </body>
    </html>

    How to use:

    • Hopefully your server runs Apache like most of the web. If you have no clue what your web server runs, give up now before the gurus take all your money.
    • Save the HTACCESS snippet to a file named “.htaccess” (lowecase letters, please, and don’t forget the leading period)
    • Upload your new .htaccess to a new empty subdirectory, for example “/testingpop” so you can access that directory as “http://mydomain.com/testingpop&#8221;
    • Save the Dummy HTML file snippet to a file named “test.html”
    • Upload test.html to the same directory where you put the new .htaccess file
    • When you add targets to a campaign, simply add as a target this subdirectory and append the name of your campaign without any spaces. For example, if you were selling self-confidence courses you might add a url like “http://mydomain.com/testingpop/USA-Grow-your-dick-03&#8243;

    When you access that target you added to your campaigns on the last step, it will always work, it will always get approved because it just says “This is a test”, it will always have the minimum bid and will always be unique because you used the campaign name, its easy to remember, contains no sodium or CFCs and was never tested on animals although I did kick the dog at random intervals while writing this post just to remind him who the alpha male is around here.

    If you had ADD, this is what you’d get from this post:

    Man Kicking Dog

    I kick the dog at random intervals just to remind him who the alpha male is around here

     
    • Mike Chiasson 5:23 am on October 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You would be better off just posting a tiny js box above for people to input their pop pages and choose which traffic source to preview as (ie: sizez). Similiar to affportal’s tool.

      Thanks for the boobs though.

      • NegBox 4:50 am on October 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Mike, I’ve had the unpleasant experience of the pops behaving very different “in the wild” as opposed to simulated – particularly the TrafficVance pops – The window won’t resize on a second page no matter what you do, and sometimes you think you are opening a new window when in practice you stay stuck on the small pop-up. Some jQuery libraries dealing with input forms, auto-tabbing and focus can stop working in different networks – you really have to see it to make sure its all working as supposed – Heck recently I built a little “pop-up accelerator” that would show a snapshot of the lander from a CDN while the real lander would load in the background and then get invisibly replaced (triggered by the onLoad event).. It worked wonderful in testing, it worked like shit in practice and I STILL can’t figure out what went wrong.


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