Reviewing MyLikes As An Advertiser


While I’ve done a couple of posts on MyLikes as a publisher I thought I would put them through their paces as an advertiser. Out of all the blogs I own the one that has proven to be the most difficult as far as promoting it goes has always been my Top Sexual Aids blog.  The main reason for this is obviously the content of the site and while there is nothing wrong with sex as a whole people get a little funny about it when it comes to talking about ways of making it better through sexual aids.

I did think about giving Google Adsense a go but when they emailed me saying they would no longer present ads on that site I thought better about giving them money to promote it. I mean how does that work, they’re too high and mighty to run ads on there but it’s quite OK to take my money as an advertiser? Not bloody likely.

Then I remembered MyLikes and so I decided to give them a go. Setting it all up was a real snap, as you can see from the following image all that is required is a little information about your campaign.

You can even set a sample tweet to give your publishers an example of what you are looking for. I left this blank as I wanted them to use their imagination. You also want to set your cost per click and your campaign budget. At first I tried  5 cents per click bu this created very little interest so I raised the stakes to 15 cent per click, which worked a whole lot better.

Another thing you may want to take note of is the section where it says ‘In what geographical locations do you want clicks from?’ I chose that I would only accept click from the US because I figured this was the best way to get more click per buck. This means that although I’m getting traffic from the rest of the world I’m only paying for those who live in the States. At least that’s how I think it works.

So, how did it all go. Let’s look at Google Analytic for the answer.

You can see where the campaign cut in, the apex peaked at 84 visits which is great because I was only getting a couple of visits a day if lucky. Once the campaign ended I was still getting about 10-20 visits a day. What was really surprising is that spike near the end where it got to almost 500 visits for the day. I can only assume that one of those Tweets got the attention of a Twitterer with a huge following who passed it on causing it to go viral.

Overall I am very pleased with the way MyLikes performed and I would highlight the fact that the possibility of your post going viral, and the ease of use makes it, in my opinion, vastly superior to Adsense. At the moment traffic is still pretty high, so much so that at the writing of this post it’s ranked #7 on Cool Blog Links, and that itself is pretty cool, not to mention the click through rate on the products/affiliates I have on that blog.

If you’re already a MyLikes member all you have to do is click on the Advertise link at the top of your page. If you’re not a member it would be a good idea to join because it’s a double edged sword that works in your favor. The first razor sharp edge slices open the purse strings leaving it wide open for your Twitter earnings to fall in and the second opens your site up exposing it to the greater market that is waiting for you.

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Curse of the Lactose Intolerant
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We only found out recently that my daughter was lactose intolerant, which basically means that she is allergic to anything that has milk as part of it’s ingredients. Naturally that means she can’t have things such as milk, chocolate, ice cream, bread and stuff. The problem is we’ve also found out that milk is used in a lot of other products one wouldn’t expect to find milk in such as potato crisps. This means reading the labels very carefully. Consuming anything with milk in it causes her to get ill and that seriousness of the illness is related to the amount of milk in the product as well as the amount she’s consumed.

Seeing as how I’ve already got an interest in the lactose intolerance and alternative milk products I was intrigued when one of my affiliates contacted me as to a survey they are doing on this matter.

Before going any further I must stress that this is a US-only campaign. They are looking for 10,000 US residents age 18 and over who buy either alternative milk products (e.g., organic, soy, rice, lactose-free, etc.) or creamers at least 4 times per year. If this applies to you and you are interested in taking the survey simply Click Here

Even though this may not apply to you perhaps a family friend or member would be interested and you could let them know that it exists. A tweet would definitely let a lot of others know that this survey exists and I’m sure there would be many willing participants.

I’m not sure if the survey has anything to do with lactose intolerance or if they are just trying to gauge the extent that American drink alternative milk products, so if you do decide to take the survey I, and I’m sure many of the readers, would be more than interested in what it was all about.

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Tuesday OZ Lottery Jackpots To $50 Million


I did a post a few days back on our Tuesday OZ Lottery, which strangely enough is played every Tuesday, on my Load Of Bullshit blog which is full of anything but bullshit. Anyway that post highlighted the fact that it was currently worth a cool $40 million and so I wanted to bring it to the attention of my readers.

Now,those of you who played last night’s Oz Lotto you needn’t be all that worried if you didn’t win because no-one else did either. (If your not sure I will post the results at the end of this post). Naturally because no-one won the major prize that means the jackpot has increased once again, this time to a cool $50,000,000!

If you’re not yet a member of Oz Lotteries, a verified Australian online lotteries agent, here are some of the reasons why you should join.

  1. No more waiting in line for a ticket
  2. No more missing out because you forgot to buy the ticket on the way home from work and you couldn’t be stuffed going out again. Now it’s as simple as going online and buying a ticket
  3. Oz Lotteries operates under strict government supervision and is an accredited sales agent of the following Australia lottery operators:
    NSW Lotteries
    Tattersalls
    Oz Lotteries is owned by leading Australian technology company Manaccom Corporation Limited (ASX: MNL) and as a subsidiary of a publicly listed company is regularly audited.
  4. Gone are the days where you can’t find your ticket as it’s kept online.
  5. Emails sent out telling you of your results. You can also go-online to view your ticket and when you do you will notice that all the winning numbers are highlighted making it extremely easy to verify the results.

So, there you go, the top 5 reason why you should be a member. Now for last night’s results.

If you’re considering joining now is a great time as they’re giving away a free game to all new members, just click on the banner below. If you’re not an Aussie don’t worry because you don’t have to be an Australian to play. This right from their site.

No, you don’t have to be an Australian resident to play lotto in Ozlotteries.com. All games are held in Australia by Ozlotteries.com who can purchase games and make claims on behalf of its members. Every game purchased through Ozlotteries.com is automatically registered in your name so any prize you win is fully guaranteed.

You see, unlike some other countries we’re not too fussed whose money we take. :smile2_ee:

Edit: It appears that US citizens are not allowed to join, not because we don’t want your money, we do, but because apparently it’s illegal to “purchase or sell lottery tickets across borders, including from other states of the United Stats and from overseas lotteries online”.

Oh well, I suppose that just means there’s more pickings for the rest of us ;)

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