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Programming For Non-Programmer Affiliates, pt 1: Echoing Tracking Parameters

OK. It’s time. Time to tackle one of the questions that we get most frequently, and one of the things that many affiliates fear, struggle with, or just plain avoid like hell. How to learn to program. This is the first in a series of tutorials that will teach you the basics of programming in […]

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A Simple Way to Detect Bot Traffic in Voluum

Although Voluum is an amazing tracker, I’ve always had a hard time implementing bot detection techniques within my live campaigns. In order to do that, I either needed to have some PHP server side scripts or a second campaign from where I could filter my traffic, ending up in a chaotic mess of stats. Here’s […]

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NEW: Zero (!) Load Time Bot Tester For Your Live Campaigns

So, a couple of weeks ago I promised you an updated bot detection script, based on the research that I did into 2017’s bot population. And here it is! Features Of This Script Gives you an accurate read on the percentage of common bot traffic clicking your ad links. Effectively zero impact on page load […]

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Using Route 53 As Your DNS – Boosting Performance Where Few Affiliates Bother

Using Route 53 As Your DNS – Boosting Performance Where Few Affiliates Bother Though hosting and page load speed is a big topic when it comes to mobile marketing, still very few affiliates bother to optimize the request times of their DNS servers. This is a quick solution that can be used for any hosting […]

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Never Have To Manually Upload Landers To S3 Again

Longtime STM members may know that I regard manual uploads as the Enemy. They take a surprising amount of time – login, navigate to correct folder, upload, swear as it doesn’t work for some reason, repeat. They’re easy to screw up – forget a file, upload to the wrong place, whatever – which is rarely […]

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Programming For Non-Programmer Affiliates, pt 2: Letting Your Lander Make Decisions

Welcome back to this death-defying, heart-pounding race through basic programming for affiliates! Well, OK, I may be selling it a bit hard there – but seriously, welcome back to Part 2 of the STM tutorial on programming for affiliates who couldn’t already program! It’s an incredibly useful tool, and one we’ll be taking maximum advantage […]

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FINALLY … online tool to send MASSIVE files to anyone for FREE!

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Phishing/Deceptive Site Warning From Amazon – What to do?

Hi guys, Got a weird email today from Amazon, saying one of landers was reported for phishing. Here’s the email: 16854 Has this happened to anyone before? Is this normal when running pop campaigns? I deleted the lander they mentioned from my S3 bucket, but I’m not sure what to do next… Should I contact […]

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Automate anything on the Web – no programming required

As I said at STM London, my favourite kind of outsourcing is the kind that’s free, never makes mistakes, and works 24 hours a day – outsourcing to a computer, otherwise known as automation. You can save surprising amounts of time by automating even very simple tasks – for example, if you can automate a […]

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Programming For Non-Programmer Affiliates, pt 3: Reacting To User Input Or Time

Once again, brothers and sisters, let us delve into the eldrich, occult world of … programming. Or to put it another way – let’s make your landers even more effective. In this, the final part (for now) of my basic introduction to programming for affiliates, we’re going to look at making your landing pages change […]

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