BWM Back In Record Time

So BMW.de is back in Google in near record time. I think the only shorter ban was WordPress.org last year. The question is tho – Does BMW.de deserve to be back in? Did the clean up their act? Here’s a bit of a summary for those that missed out on what was actually going on… So here we see BMW.de in the SERPS: Here is the cache of the listing (JavaScript turned off of course). The offending content seems to be taken off BMW.de and the page now is nearly empty with an iframe and some funky redirection. Why is this still in the cache tho? Seems logical that if they were taken out of the index and then put back they shouldn’t come back with old cache data like this. Next is the nice little note the put at the top of the page to remind us to turn on JavaScript: Translation courtesy of Babelfish:

In order to come into the full benefit of the world from BMW to, Javascript must be switched on in its Browser!

Lastly if you are viewing the cached page you need to go all the way to the bottom of the source code to find:

// hide script from old browsers loc = ‘http://www.bmw.com/generic/de/de/products/automobiles /3series/sedan/introduction.html’; if ((document == top.document) && ((navigator.appName != “Netscape”) || (window.statusbar == null) || window.statusbar.visible)) { if ((navigator.appName != “”) && (navigator.appVersion.substring(0, 1) != ’2′)) location.replace(loc); else location.href=loc; } // end of script

So,yes, that’s kinda old news but there is still some shenanigans going on with redirections and iframes etc but I have a noon deadline for my day job ;) Hopefully I’ll get some time later to follow up with the iframes and redirects.

WTF!?

I mean….Really WTF!!?? jeez

CPA, CPM, ABC, and 123

I recently came into contact with someone I’d know of for a long time but never had opportunity to meet. He goes buy the name ShoeMoney. He’s an exceptional affiliate and adsense marketer and, wonder of wonders, he can code a mean script :) While I was reading his blog today I came across this entry. I especially liked:

IPU is also a really valuable tool I use to evaluate domains for purchase. Many people can tell you what kind of income they are making with AdSense, azoogleads, cj, but that doesn’t mean that you are going to make that much.

Too true. Some folks are complete idiots when it comes to AdSense etc and just because they are making $1000 a month doesn’t mean you will. Most of the time a very small amount of effort can net you substantial gaines in income without having to increase your traffic.

Income Per Unique – catchy :) I’ll add it to my list: CPA, CPM, CTR, ABC, 123…

These days I live in a corporate SEO world where CTR is the holy grail to be held high aloft and worshipped as the end and and be all of many SEO/M campaigns. Doesn’t make more sense to measure income and profitability?