Breaking Long Posts into Pages w/ WordPress

Breaking Long Posts into Pages

Breaking Long Posts into Pages

If you’ve ever seen an article online that seems to go on and on for ever, you can understand the need for the WordPress “<!–nextpage–>” Tag. It breaks long pages into multiple pages one the fly.

The command must be used under the “html editor” region of wordpress. If you don’t have wordpress, and just own a web page then you can obviously do this by hand. Just cut your page into 2 or more pieces and then link them together.

This nifty concept also means you get to serve more ads, and decrease your bounce rate. (the % of viewers that leave after just viewing one page).

Since adsense only allows you to display 3 ads per page, a long article on one page could only have 3 ads. That same article broken into 2 pages would yield ad space for 6 ads, broken into 3 pages 9 ads.

If you also serve up CPM ads, then this could be a boost to your cpm ad revenue as well.

So in summary webmasters using WordPress should use “<!–nextpage–>”
tag when wanting to split up long blog posts. This tag should be added in the html text editor region. If you ad it in the visual editor you’ll just end up with “<!–nextpage–>” being displayed on your page.

Best Selling Products on eBay

eBays Best Selling Products

eBays Best Selling Products


So what are the best selling products on eBay to date? This is an important question to ask. By finding out what sells best on eBay, we can then measure the profit margin, and then you have yourself a recipe for success. Profit margin + popularity = some good revenue.

Here are a few of the most sold and resold items from the online sells Juggernaut eBay.

  • iPod
  • P90x
  • Xbox 360
  • iPod Touch
  • iPhone 3G
  • Verizon Cell Phones
  • iPhone 4
  • PS3
  • Coach Handbags

Those are just a few of the most popular items on eBay in the last 30 days. Now I’m not the smartest person in the world but it sure.

looks like eBay is selling a hell of a lot of Apple products. The iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone 3g, iPhone 4, are all listed as top selling eBay items. Maybe this a trend, maybe a fad, or maybe this product range is a glimpse into the future.

So what now? Now that we know what item’s are most frequently sold and requested we want to figure out which products have a large enough profit margin to even mess with. If there is no profit margin, then there is no reason to even sell these items. I’m guessing you are trying to run a business not a charity right? lol.

Of course there are slew of items that are commonly sold, those items are also great to look at. Here are a few of those items.

  • Laptops
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Designer Handbags
  • Game Systems (newer the better)
  • Vintage Engagement Rings
  • High End Watches
  • Collector Cars

To find a current list of popular items, or to find items in your niche check out the official eBay portion of the site

You may also want to bookmark this page for future reference, if you enjoyed be sure to share with your friends.

Thanks for reading! Image from flickr

Keyword Groupie Best New Free Keyword Utility

Keyword Groupie

Keyword Groupie

Keyword Groupie may just be the best new Free Keyword Utility on the planet. It offers some of the coolest new keyword analytical features that revolve around keyword grouping, and better hierarchical organization.

Keyword groupie has a 70’s hippie style marketing ploy that makes the app seem all that much more fun, and of course the coolest part is that it’s free. (at least for now it is)

Keyword Groupie displays all words in a domains keyword universe, and then breaks them down into a nice hierarchical expanding tables. The closest relative is “Google Keyword Tool”, when using it to find domain keywords.

It’s a great way to see what you have, what your competitors have, and what you need. The organizational scheme then makes it all that much easier to get that result you want.

We are playing around with Keyword Groupie, and so far we have to say that we love it.

Check out the video from youtube

Increase Adsense CTR (Click Through Rate)

Increase Adsense CTR

Increase Adsense CTR

One of the smartest things you can do as a webmaster is to increase your Adsense Click Through Rate, or CTR. This rate is measured as a percentage of clicks per 100 page views. An increase from 1% to 2% alone is enough to double your adsense revenue for that ad unit. 

OK, so how do we do it? How do we increase your adsense ctr and by proxy your revenue? Well the first thing you need to do is set up channels, for specific areas on your site. You have probably already done this, so if you have click here to continue on to the next section. 

OK If you are still reading then you need help setting up adsense channels. When setting up a channel it is important to use some descriptive pattern when naming the item. I use the following format
(Ad Size) (Website) (Location). For an example we’ll pretend we own a domain bluewidget, we want to implement 728×90 header banner in our forum. I would then create a channel called 728×90 bluewidget forum. 

Using a standard channel naming convention will help you in the future. Messy names for channels are fine if you just have 1 or 2, but when you have hundreds you’ll quickly become overwhelmed. Channels then let you see the exact ctr of that ad space.

Assuming you understand or have channels set up correctly then the next thing you want to do is to modify those ads.  When modifying ads you want to look at, and modify the 4 A’s of online advertisement. 

  1. Ad Size
  2. Ad Location
  3. Ad Color
  4. Ad Content

Ad Size– the size of the ad is very important. Make the ad size to small and no one will pay attention to it. Make the ad size to big and I will make your page look like crap. Somewhere in between (in the Goldilocks Zone) is where we want to find ourselves. 

Experience tells me that the following ad sizes work best, and have the highest ctr. 

  1. 336×280
  2. 300×250
  3. 250×250

Experience has also show me that the following ad sizes are the worst, and have the lowest ctr. 

  1. 728×90
  2. 468×60
  3. 120×600

As far as I’m concerned there are 2 main reasons that the ads above work or don’t work. 

  1. Ad Blindness- the bad ad sizes have been so over used for such a long time that we no longer even pay attention to content in that size and shape. We apply a mental ad filter.
  2. Reading Left to Right- We read left to right, if the first item in a  line is not interesting we skip to the next line. So if we don’t like the first ad in a 728×90 ad placement we’ll simply skip it over and go to the next line. This would also mean that the taller ad (120×600) we mentioned should have a slightly higher ctr than the wider ones. The 120×600 is the best of the worst in that sense.

Please continue to the next page 🙂 

Gold Breaks $1,300 oz

kitco gold over 1300

kitco gold over $1300oz

It’s official gold has broken the $1,300 mark for the first time in history. Yep, things are looking rough for the US Dollar and the global economy. Gold broke record highs against the Euro, Pound, Australian Dollar, and the US Dollar.

Gold has moved into foreign territory, and while we thought it would go over the $1,300 mark we didn’t expect it to do it this soon. We thought the mark to be out 6-8 months, but with something as volatile as precious metal commodities, who know from one day to the next.

Gold has rallied most likely because of the continuing state of the US economy, and the instability of the US Dollar (the worlds reserve currency). Many people are moving into Gold, Silver, as well as other commodities. Gold is seen as a great way to store wealth against the hell-storm of a downward spiral that many economist has foreseen for years.

If only we could have bought gold when it was in the 300-400 dollar range. We’d be sitting lovely.

If you want to see a gold chart that is real time google Kitco, that’s where we got the one attached.

Get ready to duck and cover, it’s getting nasty out here.

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