Aug 1, 2009

How To Earn With Clickbank

 

ClickBank is the Internet's premier retailer for digitally delivered products. From ebooks to software, they offer customers a vast array of digital goods. ClickBank is the pioneer in selling digital products worldwide through the leverage of over 100,000 talented and proven affiliates.

Once you join ClickBank you'll get a unique username that will be incorporated into the URL for every product you decide to promote.

Affiliate products from ClickBank should be linked into the post.

It's a simple process to write one or two blog posts about something relating to that product (without directly selling it) and inserting a clickable link in a relevant place which goes through to the product you want to sell. Every time someone clicks through and buys it, you make some money.

Try linking to different products and make sure they are relevant to the overall subject of your blog. Think about what your readers are interested in and then do a search for some products you think they'd like. You can do the same with Commission Junction if you want a wider range of products to promote.

Is Google taking over the Net?

These past years, Google has targeted different areas on the web. They first started with their search engine, then, after hitting big with the AdWords system they invested in all types of services. So far, they have launched Gmail, Print, Blogger, Maps, Base and Analytics which quickly became popular, all benefiting from the fact that Google is the no 1 search engine. Rumors say that Google will buy another company, Riya, for their photo recognition technology.

So, could it be that Google is trying to monopolize the Internet, by covering all these areas and taking advantage of its popularity as a search engine? But what could make them succeed, in favors of other giants, like Microsoft or Yahoo!? By looking at the services listed above, they all seem to have something revolutionary, something that wasn't present at any other application before. For example, Gmail became popular because it offered 1GB of storage, now it is well above 2GB, Print is the first service to digitize books and make them available for free on the Internet. Why is Blogger special? Well, first, it is pretty easy to use, it was among the first blogging services to launch, it is free and associated with the Google brand.

These all are worthy advantages, but the plus comes from the integration with AdSense. Users can easily generate revenue from their blog by showing ads. This is so popular now, that a new type of spam has emerged, sblog, where machine generated blogs try to take advantage of AdSense or other ad services. Google Maps has two main advantages. First, the fact that it is well organized, complex with a lot of information and uses the power of Google's search engine. The second main advantage is that it can be easily integrated by any application from outside Google. They have taken the effort to develop the interfaces so that anyone can use their service. This can now be seen in a variety of website that use Google Maps, combined with GPS technology to show, for example, the location of cabs in New York, or even show at all times where felons on parole are. Google Base, is also very revolutionary and very promising. It has the unique feature that allows any user to post his information directly into Google's database, without creating any website. Analysts say that Google Base will offer a very structured and well organized database which will surpass search engines. I am having doubts about this, but nevertheless it is a good service.

Finally, Google Analytics, which has been recently launched, offers all that is needed to see how a website is doing, from visitor statistics to website content statistics, down to every detail. On top of this it is free for everyone. No-one can compete with this. They are having some problems now, because of the large number of accounts that have been created, in just one week of its launch.

So, to conclude, it is my opinion that as long as advertisements can fuel Google's engines, it can take-over the Internet by continuously adding to its free web services list and making profits from the popularity of its free products.

Jul 26, 2009

Spyware and Adware – Are You Protected?

Spyware is without doubt the most prevalent threat to online computer privacy and security.

Exactly what is Spyware?

Spyware applications are programs and files that hide on your PC's hard drive without your direct knowledge. They allow hackers and advertising companies to track your every move, both online and even when you work offline. Tracking the websites you visit, the items that you purchase online, the emails you send and receive, your Instant Message dialog, and worst of all they can even record your credit card number, personal identification numbers, and all of your passwords.

If you use dial-up to connect to the Internet then spyware can be used to bill 900 numbers to your telephone bill.
Spyware allows hackers to take control of your browser and alter your computer system files. These computer parasites slow down your Internet connection by inundating you with unwanted Spyware pop-up ads. This is just a short list of the harm that Spyware can cause.

Note: Spyware and Adware cannot be detected by anti-virus and firewall software.

Some Disturbing Facts About Spyware:

· Spyware infects 91% of all computers. That equates to an alarming 9 out of 10 computers!
· 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years, including 9.91 million people or 4.6% of the population in the last year alone.
Keep reading to learn how to keep from becoming a victim of Identity Theft.

Have you noticed your computer running slower than ever?
The reason for that may have to do with online advertisers adding Spyware, or Adware to your computer without your knowledge.

Exactly what is Adware?

Adware works very much like Spyware.
Adware is software that will show you popup ads over and over. These files can also be extremely dangerous to your PC and could cause major problems with your Computer.