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WARNING: Do not use .mobi domains for your tracker!

I constantly try and experiment with things, test new stuff and we use different domains for every single major test we do, whether it is testing a new traffic source, or a mega global offer.    To make a long story short,   we decided why not try a .mobi domain for our tracker domain!    One very cool one was available, so I regged it and instructed my assistant to set it up,  and get some campaigns up to test.

Today I wake up, check stats and traffic source says 9600 clicks,   tracker says 5021 clicks – I’m like WTF!     I check if server was down by looking at day parting/hourly breakdown for the test campaigns – nope, everything looks consistent.    Next, I try and open my own tracker links from my mobile – and dang, I can’t.  Try my other mobile (its onanother carrier) and it works.   Holy shit, this could be it!

We setup another test, this time using a .com domain, and long behold it works on my phone and after running $100 worth of data,  the click discreptency is all within acceptable levels.    So yes,  expensive $370 dollar loss lesson,   let it serve you well – do not use .mobi domains for your trackers 😉 

 

Living Dot Com – A Movie About Super Affiliates – A MUST SEE!

Sometimes I come across cool documentaries, and now I did –  Its a documentary about affiliate marketing & super affiliates earning millions of dollars per year.    Sounds cool right?

Let me introduce LIVING DOT COM,  a new documentary by Michael Bayer.   It sells for around $20 bucks,  so I bought it and watched it and liked it a lot.   It starts off with the real truth about the world today,   gone are the days where people were living the american dream, working their entire life for 1 corporation, or 1 factory.   Now-a-days,  only the strongest survive – ones who can think, and not just perform robot like functions.    

All those jobs got automated and outsourced to discounted labor bots in China and India, etc.     Sad reality but true – all fueled by capitalist greed, nothing is ever enough.

Living Dot Com explores this from the affiliate marketing angle and how things have shifted so much toward the age of information.    It’s worth a watch,  you can buy it at the official site here.

PS: Short post, because I hate writing movie reviews.   But thought I’d share.

[GOLDEN NUGGET] How to find the BEST Traffic Sources for App & Game Installs

Here’s some GOLDEN NUGGET (casino anyone?) information I guarantee you won’t find anywhere else; it’s not something that super affiliates share – but I’m no egotastic super affiliate – I am your friend 🙂

So,  guess what I found out just recently – there’s an uber cool way to find traffic sources that have a lot of in app advertising options and inventory.    Here’s what you gotta do.

ANDROID ONLY

1) Install a TON of apps on your phone – I suggest going and installing all top 100 top free apps.
2) Download AD Network Scanner by Lookout for your phone – here’s the link on G play.
3) Install it, launch it press Start Scan – then look through all the results and you will get AD NETWORK names!!

Simple, isn’t it?  Yet GOLDEN!