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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Yes I can confirm that and I've just had an email from Clickbank stating that the products that have provided a living for me for many years are being discontinued altogether on Monday 17th November....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Yes I am one of the unfortunate people affected by this and yes it has had a devastating effect on my business. By all accounts what is happening is only affecting a small number of vendors and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th November 2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Clickbank is now refunding US VISA payments for recurring products that were purchased and cancelled after the first payment in August.

Is Clickbank going to refund every VISA transaction in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Yes I would like to know this too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

CB aren't simply cancelling subscriptions they are now refunding VISA payments. I'm currently making a loss every day. Sadly after 8 good years with Clickbank I am taking my traffic elsewhere.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Hi Alexa,

With Google algorithm changes, Yahoo voices and Squidoo closures and now Clickbank cancelling half what was left of my revenue without so much as a heads up I think my current model may...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Clickbank not processing visa

Clickbank support have just confirmed that they no longer accept VISA transactions for a "number of our vendors in the Self-Help-Background Investigation niche". All subscriptions have been cancelled...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By Steve Garratt
Clickbank not processing visa

I've just noticed that Clickbank appears to not be processing VISA cards and is cancelling VISA rebills. Has anyone else noticed this?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Did Amazon disable my affiliate? Please help!!!

My account shows 18 shipped products and $0 advertising fees. There were advertising fees allocated yesterday but now they are gone. I'm guessing that Amazon have a few problems.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: I hired a freelancer but don't know if I should pay him for doing this?

I'm a freelancer and unless I had stated that installing a working environment would be billed as part of the project then I would not expect you to pay me for it. That's a risk that I take....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd July 2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: How bad did the last Google update hit you?

My main money sites were not affected because they have been way down in the SERPS for years. However I was getting most of my traffic from Yahoo Voices after Ezinearticles got hit in the previous...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Do people in the UK shop at Amazon.co.uk?

Yes we all shop at amazon.co.uk all the time. Seriously. Even some people on continental Europe order from .co.uk because it's often cheaper than the .de or other european amazon site even with the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,965
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: What I Learned From Failure...Must Read For New People

I too was hit badly when eza got slapped but a year later another traffic source spontaneously grew to take me close to previous highs. Panda 4 put paid to that and I'm struggling again but like you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,697
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Warrior Forum Weekly Newsletter - Did anyone else get it?

I didn't get it. Pretty sure it didn't go to spam folders either. I get all the thread update notifications and I got the admin emails telling of the acquisition so I don't know what's happened.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Affiliate Program: Is there a way to have only products that are on sale appear on my sit

You can use the "Deals Widget". I use one on the electronics hobby site in my sig.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th April 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: how to Recover Google manual Spam Action

I've recently had one of these messages and I'm still deciding whether to to do anything about it or not. The thing is that I've never had any significant Google traffic to this one site since I set...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

Wow that could be literally thousands of articles scattered all over everywhere. It would be almost impossible to get them all removed and if I did I suspect that Yahoo and Bing might stop sending me...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

I guess so but I've never knowingly done anything against the google TOS as it was when I took the action. In any case nothing I ever did worked anyway. I always put this down to being too white hat...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

The site has always been indexed in google but so far down it might as well not be. Like you I get a lot of search traffic from Yahoo and Bing with results on the first page.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

This advice has always been confusing to me. Over the years I have looked at using PPC many times but never been able to make it viable. If you can tell me how to make it work when my average visitor...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

I've never bought a link! I have generated visitors through fairly aggressive article distribution in the past however. Yahoo and Bing have always sent me visitors but Google has never been...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Manual spam action applied

Thanks Mike. That would be a good idea if I thought Google might ever send me traffic. The advice might be useful to others who may have lost traffic.



Why indeed :-)



I don't think that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Garratt
Manual spam action applied

I'm not unduly bothered that G has penalized my 8 year old domain for "Unnatural inbound links". They have never sent me more than a handful of visitors over the years but I would like to find out if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon sales not getting shipped?

I had 3 items not shipped in March.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th February 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,950
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Has MissTerraK Regressed Back To Childhood?

Alexa,

I have been following your posts for years. To the point where I will open an interesting thread, read the OP and then scroll straight down to your replies. Just lately I have been bitterly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 52,934
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Affiliate Income-Is it really possible to make over 1000 a month?

I see nothing in this thread to indicate anything but good intentions from Lindy and I have, unlike some, read every post. I suggest that those in here who have been registered 5 minutes with low...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 52,934
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Affiliate Income-Is it really possible to make over 1000 a month?

It's not only Guys who are interested in electronics but they are few and far between. I wish that there were more.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 52,934
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Affiliate Income-Is it really possible to make over 1000 a month?

Thank you Lindy. I'm going to have to give that some thought. My site is in the hobby electronics niche. I am actually an Electronic and Software Engineer so this site will be a refreshing change for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 52,934
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Affiliate Income-Is it really possible to make over 1000 a month?

Hi Lindy. I've been making a living online since 2007 but your story blows me away. May I ask how you developed your "Magazine style"? Did you use a product to help you or is it all your own...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th December 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,065
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: HostGator Sucks Now

I moved to VeeroTech the moment that I got the email to tell me that they were "upgrading" my account.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd December 2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon's Hopes For Drone Deliveries

Post codes and global positioning services are going to have to get a lot better before this will work if some of the aborted efforts at getting to an address using my sat-nav is anything to go by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: How to Add a Tracking Code to ClickBank Offers?

What I do is allocate a unique tracking id to every link that I put out. I record where the link is placed, what the product is, the product and the link itself in a spreadsheet. That way you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,507
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Who Still Uses EzineArticles?

I have about 180 articles on EZA which were generating more than 60,000 views and 15,000 click throughs a month. This was the case for about 3 years up until about 2 years ago.

I now get only...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th November 2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,065
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: HostGator Sucks Now

I got the email warning me that they were about to "Upgrade" my hosting for me about a week ago. I am now with Veerotech and the migration was a lot less painful than I was expecting.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Amazon Associates - Think about the single item limit

I have an Amazon US account. I have used it to order stuff for delivery to friends in Canada.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th October 2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,408
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: This is getting REALLY ANNOYING!

Rod, I completely understand why the mods don't have the time to inform when deleting stuff and I don't envy them the job. On the whole they do a great job of cleaning up the forum. Unfortunately it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,408
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: This is getting REALLY ANNOYING!

I have had the occasional thread deleted in the past and I still have no idea why. How is anyone going to learn by their mistakes if they aren't even told that the deletion has happened let alone the...
Forum: Social Media 20th September 2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Video response in Youtube - Has it been axed?

I must have missed that email I guess. Thanks.
Forum: Social Media 20th September 2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Steve Garratt
Video response in Youtube - Has it been axed?

I just tried to post one of my videos as a video response to another Youtube video and I can't find the feature anymore. I have done this before but a long time ago. Have Youtube removed the feature?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Video Editing Software - Least Loss of Quality

I am using a copy of Adobe Premier 6 that I purchased many years ago. The drawback is that it does not accept mp4 format. What I do is shoot the video on my Samsung Galaxy phone then use VLC media...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,302
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Anyone still Using Yahoo Mail?

I've been using Yahoo mail for years and I still do. I tend to direct email that I want to keep away from my own mail servers and end up using it quite a lot. I never send attachments that big by any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Wordpress -- you gotta be kidding me?

I use Wordpress on a lot of sites but I decided against it for the new site that I have just started to build. Wordpress is great if all you want to do is get a simple site up and running fast but as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,456
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: What will be big in 10 years?

Mr Fusion - Cheap personal high energy power packs rendering all conventional network power generation and distribution obsolete.

Why?
1. Lots of advances in nuclear fusion being made.
2. The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Anyone else experiencing this issue with Clickbank?

This is happening to me today also.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th April 2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: for thee ambitious; how long till you saw an average livable income

It took me a full 24 months before I hit $3k/m. The first 12 months was full time work then I had to get a job for cash flow. I almost hit $7k one month then Panda/Penguin hit and I went back down to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: What are some hot sites to submit content to today?

Mkcoy,

Your attack on Alexa is completely unjustified. So far she has contributed something in this thread which is more than you have done. I don't agree with everything that she says but that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: How to tracking clickbank conversions with sitescout and prosper202

Can you tell us what the workaround is please?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: How to tracking clickbank conversions with sitescout and prosper202

I don't think that there is an off the shelf solution unfortunately. I spent a long time looking and eventualy wrote my own solution using coded clickbank ids.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Working from Home...

Whiteboard(s) the bigger the better.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: ClickBank Duplicate/Double Entry in Sales Report

As an affiliate I can't understand why all vendors or even CB themselves can't do exactly what you do Chris. The scenario is very familiar. Customer orders twice and refunds both sometime later when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: ClickBank Duplicate/Double Entry in Sales Report

My Clickbank stats has been all over the place in the last few days. Double purchases, recurring billing not recurring, 2 weeks worth of refunds on the same day, hop stats hopelessly innaccurate. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Duplicate Clickbank Orders

I have received a reply from Clickbank. They are aware of the multiple purchase problem and are focusing on providing a solution. Hopefully the situation will improve.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Duplicate Clickbank Orders

That's because you are a VENDOR. Clickbank ceased providing this information to affiliates in 2010 :-(
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Duplicate Clickbank Orders

Yes Alexa, I'm with you there too. I emailed Clickbank earlier today after I had collected all the tracking evidence to support what I was saying.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Duplicate Clickbank Orders

My affiliate account went from "Good" to "Unacceptable" overnight because someone purchased a recurring product twice, waited 2 months for both subscriptions to renew twice then charged back the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th February 2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Steve Garratt
Re: Is Anyone on WF a Giant Squid on Squidoo?

Thanks Mitja, I've been on Squidoo since 2006 and never taken any of the fishy squidy stuff seriously. I wonder if it's worth applying?
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