Market Leverage Review

Market Leverage is another affiliate network. I signed up with them yesterday. Within a couple of hours Erick called me and we had a little talk. I was approved.

I first heard of Market leverage in John Chow’s indirect marketing post. Then Zac Johnson noted Market Leverage as having the largest affiliate rewards program. That was enough to convince me to join.

Last year Azoogle ended their rewards program.  More recently they have ended their referral program.  It’s not time to leave Azoogle, but it is time to diversify.

First impressions are good.  The interface is clean and colorful.
Market Leverage Interface

After a just a little bit of looking however, Market Leverage uses the same software that CPA Empire uses.  So I am already pretty familiar with it.

Unlike CPA Empire the interface is fast.  CPA Empire is always sluggish at best.

Market Leverage also has a 5% referral program for life.  This means that if somebody signs up under you, you get 5% of their earnings for LIFE.  Right now, that is the biggest program for people.

The only real issue that I have with Market Leverage is that they do not easily enable tracking ID’s (SUB ID’s).  This is due to their software.  SUB ID’s are essential to tracking conversions.

For now I recommend Market Leverage.  I will play around with a couple of their offers and see what happens.

All in all 2 thumbs up.

Move a Website – 301 Redirecting

If you ever change a website that has some search engine rank or visitors you should do a “301 Redirect”.  There are a couple different types of redirects.  A 302 redirect is called a temporary redirect.  A 301 Redirect is a permanent redirect.

Search engines don’t usually follow 302 redirects.  However, they “should” follow 301 redirects.

Normally in C#/.Net you will say “Response.Redirect(“http://www.google.com“);”  However that is a 302 redirect.  To do a 301 you will want to do the following….

Response.Status = “301 Moved Permanently”;
Response.AddHeader(“Location”, “http://www.google.com“);

This is your best attempt at keeping all the search engine work that you’ve done.

Now normally you would have to go to each ASPX file and add this in each’s page load/init section.  I however have used master pages so I just need to add it to one spot.  However I have to figure out which page is actually getting requested.  Here’s how to do that.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        string Redirect = Request.Url.AbsoluteUri.ToLower().Replace(“jaygeiger.com/rent-games”, “tempgames.com”);

        Response.Clear();
        Response.Status = “301 Moved Permanently”;
        Response.AddHeader(“Location”, Redirect);
    }

This way we replace the old url with the new one then do a 301 redirect.

If you don’t have a master page, you can still do something similar with your Global.asax file as seen HERE.

 

Now that we’ve got the redirect done, we can wait until Google catches on and then redirect our AdWords campaign.