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CloakPiG 2.2 has been updated – based on YOUR feedback

You might remember we changed our customer support system recently.  We moved to UserVoice as we felt it provided a more immediate way for our customers to provide feedback and feature requests.  Well, sure enough, you guys have given us some great input!

CloakPiG, our auto link cloaker, has been the first PiG to benefit so far and among a couple of bug fixes, based on your feedback we have added the following options and features to the product:

New Features Which Give You More Control

  • Preloading of cookie only for the affiliate networks you specify, allowing you to be selective about which networks you do or don’t pre-load cookies for
    • If this option is selected, CoakPiG will only preload cookies from the domains which are listed in the “Manage Network List”. Click the affiliate network list link to add domains on the list
  • Pre-loading of cookie if mouse-over event occurs, allowing you to be even more targetted with your cookie pre-loading
    • If selected, this feature will preload the cookies of every affiliate link over which the visitor’s mouse hovered, because it’s likely they were either thinking about clicking the link, or viewing the URL to see if they could change the affiliate ID
  • Fully functional wildcard feature for all domain list, so you can target the domains you want, where you want
    • You can now use * as a wildcard character for the domain that you want to specify in “Domain Exemption List”, “Domain Cloaking List”, “Manage Network List”, “Edit Safe List” in CloakPiG
    • Example: *.clickbank.* – this will match http://anything.clickbank.anything
  • Link a keyword up to n time(s) per URL
    • Using this option, you can specify the number of times you want a keyword be linked to the same URL, per page
  • Labelling of manual links, enabling you to manage them more easily
    • You can now label each link using a description field.  As the label is included in the search functionality, retrieval of manual links from the system is easier
    • You can now also filter the results to show only manual links
  • Include or exclude keywords within header tags “<h1>, <h2>…” from autolinking
    • This option allows you to specify if you want the keywords inside the header tags to be autolinked or not

On top of these new features, our guys took care of a few bug fixes too. Among other things, keywords which are auto linked now retain the case of the anchor text i.e. they’ll match the use of upper or lower case letters.  More importantly, links generated by the ‘Auto Keyword Link’ feature are automatically cloaked now.

If you are a current user of CloakPiG then you can get the benefit of version 2.2 immediately using our new ‘automatic update’ feature.  See this post on how to upgrade within a couple of clicks (for free, of course!).

If you’re not using CloakPiG already, you can find out more here.

So, thank you for your feedback, people and we hope that CloakPiG now provides even more benefits to you and your WordPress websites.

All the best!


Royal Wedding Bandwagon

So you might know that BlogPiG is a UK based company.  Today, 29th April, Prince William, the future heir to the British throne married the lovely Catherine Middleton.

Spiffing! Splendid! Hurrah!

Now, I’m not sure about the rest of the world, but here in Blighty we’ve gone Royal Wedding crazy.

Flags are waving, cardboard cut-outs of Wills and Kate adorn seats in cafes and stools in bars (I know, I’ve seen the photos on Facebook), street parties abound and the UK has even been given the day off work!

William and Kate do seem an ideal couple.  Kate brings to William the warmth and stability of a normal family background, home cooked meals and trips to the supermarket.

William brings to Kate the ultimate little girl’s dream-come-true of growing up to be a princess!  They are a perfect match.

WARNING: You are about to be exposed to the gratuitous shoe-horning of a marketing message into a topical item of world interest.

And here it is: Just as William and Kate are an ideal match, so many of the BlogPiG products are ideal partners.

Take the industrious CommentPiG. This busy plugin benefits no end from the guiding hand of TagPiG as its partner.  Like any good husband should, CommentPiG will take orders from TagPiG and do a much better job of its task as a result.

Likewise, CSVPiG, with its awesome store building strength, needs a good partner to look out for its best interests. CloakPiG will protect the commissions due from all those product listings on the online store, and will make sure CSVPiG’s hard work is not wasted.

So, if you have one of our products and think it would benefit from a partner (or more than one partner, as far as I know PiGs are not monogamous creatures), then consider our rippingly royal herd of prospective companions:
Simply click on the links below to find out more about each product:

  • TagPiG – Tag your blog posts instantly
  • CloakPiG – Cloak your affiliate links and increase your revenue
  • CSVPiG – Build online stores from datafeeds in minutes

Don’t forget that you can trial the products for just $7 for 7 days and if you go on to buy a full license, it comes with our 60 day money back guarantee.

Now, I’m off to put in my order for 10 of those delightful commemorative tapestry cushions – one’s parlour can’t be too regal, you know.

Royally warm regards,

Drive-by Colon Cleanse

Well done for opening this after a title like that! :) I couldn’t resist the comparison…

Just a quick note today, I wanted to share with you one of my more useful and well used desktop (Win) tools.

It’s called SpaceSniffer, no it’s not SpacePiG, this one’s not one of mine. It’s a very handy disk space visualizer so you instantly see exactly which directories and files are hogging the most space on your drives.

There was a time when I didn’t give a flip about what was on my multiple drives, space wasn’t an issue, I downloaded AND KEPT everything!

Since then I’ve started to embrace minimalism in many areas of my life one of which has been my office setup. Moving from a 3 PC 3 screen setup to a single 17″ laptop has been one of the best moves I ever made.

At the same time I also decided I wanted to mirror my entire D: drive online with DropBox for total peace of mind and portability, but this meant limiting myself to 100GB of space.

SpaceSniffer helped me shed almost a terabyte of crud from my disks – old videos, mysterious temp directories, tons of PDF’s & zips that I am just never going to read. I’m now running at well below 100GB and by using SpaceSniffer regularly I plan to keep it that way.

The benefits have been astounding:

  • I can actually find things quickly now
  • I have peace of mind knowing my whole disk is safely mirrored offsite
  • Windows file search doesn’t start crying when I ask it to locate p*.*
  • My skin feels smoother
  • My kids are smarter
  • I’ve cleared all my debts
  • Well, you get the idea…

It’s a completely free download, not an email form or API key in sight. No ones making any money here, just a free tool from me to you.

I’ve used similar tools that didn’t perform this well and cost $40.

Grab it here.

I’d love to build up a list of tools you couldn’t live without, I’m not just talking plugins and IM here, we spend most of time on PC/Macs not servers anyway.

Leave a comment below with top tools.

TagPiG Goes GPL

Due to popular demand I have decided to start releasing a selection of the BlogPiG plugins under GPL license. The first to be launched is TagPiG our WordPress AutoTagger.

TagPiG is an auto-tagging plugin for WordPress. TagPiG has been designed to overcome the manual bottle-neck by completely automating your tagging process. Here are some of the key features of TagPiG:

  • Automatic post categorisation
  • Automatic tag publishing
  • Automatic tag filtering
  • Automatic internal linking of common tags
  • Automatic tag rotation

TagPig is simple to install and setup on your WordPress blogs. Once the plugin is activated it will run in the background, silently categorising, tagging and linking your blog posts automatically. With TagPiG installed you get all the great benefits of tagging without any of the additional manual overheads.

You can get an immense amount of benefit from correctly tagging all of your blog posts. Tags not only help you organize large quantities of content, but they also help define your site as a whole. If you post good content and you consistently tag every post you make with maybe 5-10 relevant keywords then, over time, your blog will become a very valuable resource to people interested in those keywords. They can actually come to your blog and get better, more reliable, less spammy, more focused search results than by doing a Google search! While this all sounds very desirable in theory the extremely manual nature of categorising and tagging blog posts has been a major bottle-neck for webmasters who build a lot of blogs and/or post to them frequently.

By Using TagPiG to automate your tagging will:

  • Deliver additional keyword density into your blog posts
  • Expand the keyword reach of new blog posts
  • Get traffic boosts from Technorati and other tag aggregators
  • Thematically organise your blog posts
  • Provide an intelligent internal linking structure for your blog

TagPig has a comprehensive pdf user manual detailing every aspect of it’s setup, configuration and installation.

You can download TagPiG immediately here…