2012 saw two major updates to Google’s search engine known as the Panda and Penguin updates. These changed the landscape by introducing new criteria by which websites are ranked. It’s fair to say that while Google intended to scrub thin, spammy sites from its index and boost quality sites to the top of the rankings, the exact opposite happened.

There are plenty of stories about legitimate online businesses (not internet or affiliate marketers) who saw their sites (and earnings) tank overnight as a result of the Google updates (particularly Penguin). Despite the hue and cry that was raised at the time, Google remained uncharacteristically quiet in the aftermath. Perhaps they were too busy trying to figure out what went wrong in the update while never publicly admitting something had gone wrong.

Google don’t like affiliate marketing sites. They see them as parasitic, earning money off Google’s efforts to provide quality information to web users. Google seem to forget that they are also parasitic by crawling the billions of sites on the web, gathering information, sometimes without permission, and using that to their own ends, ostensibly to provide quality results to those search the web for information. But Google have long placed Adsense ads on their search pages and make the bulk of their income by monetizing information scraped from other peoples sites.


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There’s now an arms race between Google who supposedly are trying to show quality results and webmasters who are doing their best to get their sites listed high enough in the search engines so their sites will be seen.…

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If you ever wanted to be able to create content for your blog in a matter of minutes using articles, RSS, video, pictures, music, events, monetization links, etc., and then Watch the Google Bot go Crazy for it; then the Instant Curator WordPress plugin is your answer!

Fast indexable high quality content for your blog in just minutes, created for Google AND your blog’s visitors!!

Simply pick from one of the in-built content sources (or add your own), choose your keywords or direct parameters, insert the shortcode (or multiple shortcodes) into your post via drag’n’drop, hit Publish and WHAM!!

Instant Curated Content with Built in Attribution!

The plugin comes from Mike Johnson over at Profit.FM. The Instant Curator will help you “Curate” and add Content to your blog instantly from almost 30 Content Sources and you can also spin any content you create as well using its API access with tools like The Best Spinner and Spin ReWriter.

There is literally no other plugin like this online.

You can create curated content Posts that Google loves in just a few minutes or you can add your Content Shortcodes to other plugins like WP Robot, WP Turbo, ReviewAZON, etc…

Plus, when you add a ANY Instant Curator Content Shortcode to your post or page editor, you can use WordPress’ Preview function to quickly scroll through and change your content right on the blog page itself before publishing or AFTER publishing.

And for Power Users there is really no limit…

You can add content and create new instant Curator Shortcodes from ANY RSS, JSON, or XML Datafeed.…

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Many affiliate marketers still do not cloak the links on their blogs. What they end up with is a lot of ugly links that are easily spotted as affiliate links and it therefore makes it easier for commissions no to be earned as visitors can side-step the links. Not good.

So for any serious affiliate marketer, it’s essential to use a quality link cloaker. There have been a few over the years and many have come and gone for a variety of reasons.

Cloak.FM is the latest incarnation of a link cloaker that’s been around for years, one that has seen constant improvements and upgrades in that time (at no extra cost). you might know it by its former name: CloakPiG.

When I originally bought the CloakPig plugin about 2 years ago, I paid $77 for it. I’ve used it consistently ever since. In fact, it’s used on this blog to cloak the links you find here.

Cloak.FM is just one plugin that members of Profit.FM get access to after they join. It’s one of the best blogging courses and methodologies available today.

However, Mike Johnson, one of the co-creators of Profit.FM has decided to offer Cloak.FM to the wider blogging community, outside of Profit.FM.

Remember, I paid $77 for this plugin. Today, it’s on offer to you for just $17.

Cloak.FM can automatically cloak links for you; you don’t even need to go back and edit your blogs links. You can have it cloak all links, cloak all links except those from particular domains (useful if there are links to external sites you don’t want to cloak) or you can cloak links just from specific domains.…

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Profit.FM has reopened, though I don’t know for how long. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a membership site created for bloggers who want to earn an income online, by Mike Johnson (who created the AutoBlog Blueprint course) and Gary Prendergast, a co-developer of NicheReaper.

Members get a ton of stuff, from premium WordPress themes to access to NicheReaper functions to comprehensive training and exclusive WordPress plugins.

There’s more info on Profit.FM in this post or you can hop over to the sales page. …

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Learning how to tackle a web business is hard enough, but now that all this Social Media stuff is going on as well it would be nice if someone could slow things down so the rest of us could catch up.

Well, this all just got a little easier as our friends over at Profit Focused Marketing are giving away an incredible WordPress Plugin for Free.

This isn’t some cheap, non-working, low budget plugin either. This thing rocks!

It is called Lock.FM and it is a small part of the New Profit.FM system, but they are giving it away to show it off. They are saying it has just a fraction of the capabilities of all the other tools being released when they launch their main product later this week, but who cares, free is free.

This thing can Lock Content on your WordPress blog Pages and Posts. Any Content (Videos, Articles, Links, downloads, etc). Then when visitors come to your site, they have to click on either a Facebook Like button, a Google +1 button, or a Twitter Tweet button (or a combination) to access your content.

Their testing shows that most people will want to click even though they might not truly think your content is that great. People are used to it now and what this does for you is it sends out massive Social Media Signals across the web.

Google will love you, Bing will love you, but most of all more People will love you and your content.…

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