Saturday 14 April 2012

One Year Later: Azoogle Still Owes People Money

It looks like Epic (Azoogle) is still having major cash flow problems. From what I can tell, they are paying some of their affiliates (but with a huge delay). But this seems to be limited to those that still send them traffic. Affiliates that have stopped sending them traffic have not been getting the money they are owed. So if you are still owed money and you don't want to risk wasting your quality traffic, you might want to consider sending them some cheap feeder traffic instead.

Thursday 12 April 2012

ICM Registry applies for 3 more adult tlds

ICM registry, the company behind the failed dotxxx top level domain, has applied for 3 more adult tlds: dotsex, dotporn and dotadult. Four months after its first tld went live, ICM Registry is struggling to stay alive. Registration numbers are far below their initial projections. ICM Registry had hoped to make over $200 million in its first year. They'll be lucky if they end up with 10% of that. Meanwhile, their application for 3 more adult tlds will without a doubt dilute whatever value their original dotxxx domains may have had. The writing is already on the wall as many registrars have been forced to lower their prices on dotxxx registrations. Discounts of up to 30% or even 40% are becoming common these days. And as if all of that wasn't enough, both ICM Registry and ICANN have been sued over the dotxxx tld.

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Mobile Marketing Becomes a Hotspot for Hiring

In the last 90 days, recruiters posted more than 6000 online ads for marketing professionals with mobile marketing skills. That's a 26% growth compared to last year.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Testing custom OpenX plugin

We developed a new Openx plugin to auto-adjust banner weights based on ctr. It's the first step in building a new system that displays ads based on thematic clicking patterns. Everything users do on our sites builds a "sales profile". That way users will only get to see ads for products in niches they have already shown interest for.