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ClickBank Update

Beginning July 23, 2012, ClickBank is requiring that all new products submitted for approval include a disclaimer on their Pitch Page(s) and Thank You Page(s) making it clear that ClickBank is the retailer for all transactions. You will need to add this footer in order to have the product approved. To generate the footer for your pages, please use the following steps:

Log into ClickBank account

Click on the Account Settings tab.

Click on the My Site link under the Account Settings tab.

Find the Pitch/Thank You Page Footer Editor Control and click the red link “Click here to create the required footer!”
On the editor page, choose; font, font size, language, font color, and background color.

Once you are satisfied with the required footer appearance, right-click on the box containing the JavaScript. Select copy from the pop-up menu that appears. This will copy the JavaScript to your clipboard.
Click on Save & Exit.

The JavaScript that you copied in step #6 can be pasted to the appropriate location on your Pitch and Thank You Pages based on the type of HTML page setup you have. Some suggestions of more popular page types are provided in the Help Center Article.

Implementation on your site needs to be visible to obtain final product approval.

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Search Engine Info

Sometimes you might want to allow or disallow pages from being indexed in search engines. You can control how search engines index your site by using a file named “robots.txt”. The robots.txt file is a file located in the root level of your website that is scanned by search engines and controls which folders or files search engines should scan or not scan.

Here’s some links to more information about the robots.txt and how to use it as well as links to information about removing a page from a search engine index.

Robots.txt file info

Robots META tag info

Remove page from Google index

Remove page from Yahoo index

Remove page from BING index

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Facebook Cover Art Restrictions

With Facebook moving page to their Timeline Format, be aware of the following specifications and restrictions on the graphics used for the Cover Graphic:

Cover photo images must be at least 399 pixels, and can be any size larger than that, but only 850px by 315px will be included in the cover photo area. The cover photo can be dragged to reposition once it’s uploaded if it’s bigger than 850px by 315px.

Timeline for Pages Cover Photos may NOT contain the following:

  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address, etc., or other information intended for your Page’s About section.
  • Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”.
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features.
  • Calls to action of any kind, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends” or “Like our Page”.
  • Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property. You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.

The reasons for these limitations on the Cover Photos have to do with Facebook’s new philosophy on overall user interface and advertising. Brand recognition is going to be something that we can continue to focus on, but outright advertising for services or encouraging the use of Facebook’s basic features for your brand’s gain is not going to be allowed

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Facebook Update: Pages Moving To Timeline

On March 30, 2012,  Fan Pages will be automatically converted to the new Timeline layout…. whether you’re ready or not.  We’ve converted a couple of pages already so if you need assistance be sure and get yourself added to our work list soon!
You can use the Preview link at the top of your Fan Page area to view your page in the Timeline layout.  Only Admins of your page will see this – everyone else will see the previous existing Fan Page until you Publish the page.  This gives you the opportunity to spruce things up a bit.

What You’ll Need:

  • New Cover Image
    This is the large image at the top of the page and measures 851×315 pixels in size.
    THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS…. Your Cover Image MAY NOT include the following….
    i.  Price or purchase information, such as “40 percent off” or “Download it at our website.”
    ii. Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section.
    iii. References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features.
    iv. Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”
  • New Profile Image
    Must be square – such as 180×180 pixels in size.  Recommended images include your own picture or your company/business logo.
  • Page/Tab Images
    Pages/Tabs which used to be down the left side of the page (under your profile image) will now be under the Cover Image.  You will have the ability to re-order the pages and add a image (measureing 111×74 pixels in size) specific for each page.There are exceptions such as the Photos tab (which will always show the last uploaded image and will always be in the first position) and the Likes count tab (which will always show the number of LIKES your page has).   Most other Pages/Tabs can be assigned an image to be shown in the block on your Wall page.
  • Review this video for more info… Learn About Facebook Pages
What will be gone is the ability to set a “Default Landing Tab”  where non-fans would land by default. Now all visitors will land on the wall every time.

“Fan Gating”

It is still not known for sure if the “Fan Gating” process (the process where a page’s content changes after the LIKE button has been clicked) will still be available or not.  However we do have a solution that will still give your pagethe “Fan Gating” functionality.  This requires a slight change to your custom page file.


UPDATE:  We’re expecting “Fan Gating” to continue working properly on Timeline.
  Be advised that since your Fan Page is on Facebook’s environment,  the ultimate functionality and rules thereof are completely reliant on Facebook, what they allow, and their Terms of Service.

 
Need Help with Your Page?
Drop us an email and let us know how we can help you.  Whether it’s updating your Page to Timeline, creating Cover and profile images, or building a new custom page (with Fan Gating!) for your Fan Page area, we’re here to help!
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New Clickbank Requirement for Pitch Plus Pages

Clickbank has changed requirements slightly for their Pitch Plus pages. Now, anywhere you have a purchase link, image or otherwise, Clickbank would like the text to indicate that the customer is “buying” the product.

So…what’s this mean?

Instead of “Add To Cart” or “Learn More”, etc… the graphic or text should say “Buy Now” or “Purchase Now” or a similar indicator so the client knows that when they click on the purchase link, they are actually making a one-click purchase.

Make sure to remember this when you create new Pitch Plus pages on Clickbank. As an aside, if you’re considering going to upsell pages, we’ve been doing quite a bit or work for our clients in this area, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Facebook App Profiles Going Away

By February 1st, 2012, Facebook will be doing away with application profile pages. Now…normally, who cares…..but without application profile pages, how do you go about adding a Facebook custom application to one of your fan pages?

Well…no problem. We’ve created a simple “add application to facebook” tool that you can use to get around the new (or missing) feature. Just go to;

http://www.pineconecomputing.com/tools/addapp/

and you can enter the application Id, and get both a link that can be added to a webpage, or you can click on a link that will let you install the application to one of your fan pages.

Give it shot and if you have any comments or questions, please let us know.

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PopupDomination & WordPress 3.3 Update

We have a lot of clients we do website work for that have run into problems using PopupDomination after upgrading to WordPress 3.3, so I've been searching around a bit with regards to the PopupDomination problem on WordPress 3.3. Looks like there is a fix that will allow you to use PopupDomination on your site and still be able to get into the Dashboard to manage your site.

In order to apply the fix, you need to be able to FTP into your site and update one of the PopupDomination plugin files….specifically popup-domination.php.

Once that's done, you'll be able to re-activate the plugin and it will work with WP 3.3, and you'll still be able to login to the Dashboard.

Once you have the plugin reactivated, I've heard that there is an "automatic" upgrade from the authors of PopupDomination available via the normal WordPress plugin upgrade method. If this is the case, you should be able to upgrade the plugin and you'll be good to go. Please refer to the following link which contains information about what to do…JUST BE CAREFUL!!

http://ineedhelpwithwordpress.com/popup-domination-wordpress-3-3-it-now-works/

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PopupDomination & WordPress 3.3

We've been hearing many reports from clients we do website work for about problems with the recent update of WordPress to version 3.3 and PopupDomination.  Due to these problems, many WordPress site owners aren't able to get logged into their dashboards.

Here's what you can do to get your self logged back into your dashboard.

  1. FTP into your WordPress Installation
  2. Go to the wp-contents/plugins folder and find a folder called PopupDomination
  3. Rename this folder to something different like XXPopupDomination
  4. Log into your dashboard…Yay…it should work now.
  5. Go back to your FTP and rename PopupDomination back to it's original name
  6. Reload your dashboard.  PopupDomination should be back in the plugin list but "DeActivated".  DO NOT reactivate the plugin!!

That's it.  You should be able to get logged into your dashboard.   One there's a new version of PopupDomination available, you'll be able to re-install the plugin and you should be good to go at that point.

Here's link to WordPress support with a thread about the issue.  If there's an update, you might hear about it here or at least get a pointer to sites with more information.

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/pop-up-domination?replies=28

 

 

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Firefox 9.0 is here

Introducing the new and improved Firefox 9

• Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance
• Improved theme integration for Mac OS X Lion
• Added two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion
• Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript
• Added support for font-stretch
• Improved support for text-overflow
• Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS
 
Get your free upgrade now
Firefox V9.0 Review
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Facebook Removing App Profile Pages

On Friday, Dec 9, 2011, Facebook announced that as of February 1, 2012 they are removing App Profile Pages, to be replaced by a much easier method of adding apps to pages.

If you own or have developed any Facebook applications, you should be aware of this change.

Normally, this would not be a huge deal, but since Application Profile pages are the standard way for users to add applications to pages they administer, please be aware that until Facebook provides a way for visitors and Facebook users to add applications to a page, you will have to provide and alternative method.

Instead of setting up a special App Profile Page, you can now embed an “Add App”  on your Facebook Fanpage or on your website.

Here’s an example of a link that will add an app to Facebook…..

http://www.facebook.com/dialog/pagetab?app_id=<APP_ID>;&next=https://www.facebook.com/

For the next parameter you could also you the Application URL, but be cautioned that the URL must either be a Facebook URL (e.g. facebook.com) or the URL to the website that owns the application.  Using another URL will cause you to get an error from Facebook when the link is clicked on.

 

 

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