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CSVPiG Update

CSVPiG - WordPress CSV Import

We’ve just released CSVPiG 2.4.11.
The key changes are listed below:

  • Added support for WP auto-update mechanism
  • Fixed publish stalling issues

From now on, you can update CSVPiG directly from WordPress. Updates are supplied by our servers.

Your BlogPiG Team

SpiderPiG Feature, TagPiG Tips, Affiliate News

CloakPiG v2.1.3 released

One of our members, Erika, asked for a new feature to be added to CloakPiG and a week or so later we delivered it.

One of the current features of CloakPiG is its PageRank hoarding functionality. PageRank Hoarder solves one of the key problems with affiliate and datafeed websites – too many outbound links. Every outbound link on your website bleeds a little bit of your PageRank away. PageRank Hoarder prevents this by giving you complete control over exactly how many links you display to search engine spiders. A human visitor would see all 20 of your outbound affiliate links on a page but Googlebot would see only three.

Erika wanted more control over exactly which links were visible to search engine spiders and human visitors, so we developed a the new Spider Safe feature within the PageRank Hoarding functionality of CloakPiG.  By marking your existing or new links as Spider Safe you ensure that they are always shown to both human users and search engine spiders even if PageRank Hoarding is active.

You can download the latest version of CloakPiG
from your member’s page.

TagPiG

A few weeks ago I posted some helpful tips on how to get the best out of TagPiG, our auto tagging plugin.  What I didn’t do was tell anyone I’d posted these tips. Not so helpful. Anyway, I’m telling you now. If you use TagPiG already or plan to in the future, take a look at the blog post.

Change to BlogPiG Affiliate Program

You probably know that BlogPiG products are sold via ClickBank. BlogPiG has been running an open affiliate program via ClickBank since we started, so it’s easy for anyone to sign up and promote our products and make some money.

ClickBank provide a great service to affiliates with accurate and punctual payments. We will continue to offer our affiliate program via ClickBank but the program is becoming a ‘closed’ program, i.e. new affiliates will have to be ‘white listed’ by us before they can promote our products.

Why have we opted for a closed program?  Because our affiliates work really hard for us and they deserve to be paid the commission they have earned.  By operating a closed program, we can ensure that hard working affiliates get credit for the sales they have generated.

The partner page is currently being updated so if you would like to promote BlogPiG products and earn 50% commission, just ping me an email and we’ll get you set up.

Customer Support

Customer support is a key area of the BlogPiG business. We want our customers to be happy with their BlogPiG product or products plus we are a community driven organisation. We aim to develop our products based on customer feedback and input.

I’m pleased to introduce you today to a new member of our team, Benjie, who will be responsible for the smooth running of customer support.

Benjie is a technically minded but supremely friendly and helpful chap, so I know he’ll be a great asset to the team here and to our customers. You can check out his smiley profile pic in Support!

So, that’s all the news I can share with you for now. Forgive the slightly loose use of the name ‘SpiderPiG’ at the start of this post but being the high-brow individual that I am, I took inspiration from Homer.

CloakPiG V2 Release and Price Increase

Folks,

CloakPiG 2.0 has been released today!

We have done a huge amount of testing on this latest release but as ever we cannot replicate every scenario you will use CloakPiG in. If you have any problems rest assured they will be patched quickly. Those of you with a lot of sites to update may wish to wait a few days before upgrading, but it’s your call.

We’ve also now included most of the usage instructions as tooltips within the UI. I’ll update the knowledge base to reflect the latest changes this week.

98% Conversions

CloakPiG is now our best-selling product.  In February, 98% of the people who tried the product for seven days went on to buy the lifetime license. This statistic sums up just how powerful CloakPiG really is and how simple it is to set up and use.

Zero Refunds!

We’ve also haven’t had a single refund request yet on the full license (ok, except for the 2 people who accidentally bought it twice). CloakPiG just works!

CloakPiG 2.0 includes two fantastic new features we’ve already mentioned to you:

Pagerank Hoarder

Everyone knows that too many external links on your site lowers your pagerank. People often attempt to use nofollow tags to ‘sculpt’ pagerank and prevent Google following external links. In our experience this no longer works very well and Google has pretty much admitted that it now follows nofollow (go figure!).

The only sure way to preserve 100% of your pagerank is to have NO external links on your pages but that means no clicks, no affiliate offers and no payday right….?

CloakPiG’s new Pagerank Hoarder technology will identify when Googlebot is visiting your site and display your pages with NO external links.

BUT when a human visitor is identified CloakPiG displays all your links as normal (auto cloaked of course) so you get clicks and of course GET PAID!

Auto Keyword Linking

This powerful new feature will automatically link ANY keyword ANYWHERE on your site to a link of your choice.

You can of course add keywords and links manually to the CloakPiG DB if you really want to but who wants to do that? :)

Instead CloakPiG builds your own auto keyword list every time you add a new link anywhere on your site. ANY other occurrence of the same anchor text in all previous and future posts/pages will then be automatically linked to same url.

You can also export & import your auto keyword lists across all your blogs for hundreds of cloaked affiliate links…

Instant Monetisation!

Price Increase

For those of you who had purchased versions 1.1 or 1.3, you can now download 2.0 at no extra cost. Yay!  Anyone who purchases CloakPiG v2.0 after 11:59pm EST today will be charged $7 for the trial and $77 for a lifetime license.

For your last chance to purchase CloakPiG 2.0 at the bargain current price of $47 (plus $7 trial) please click here.

Thanks and enjoy our best-selling product!

Fiona

TagPiG Update & News

It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of writing to everyone directly, I know Fiona has been doing a fine job of steering the good ship BlogPiG whilst I’ve had my head down developing SociaPiG with Alex. More on that later…

TagPiG 2.2.2 Released

This is minor update with following fixes:

  • We’ve updated the Yahoo API as they changed how it worked
  • TagPiG now uses the rel=”tag” microformat
  • We’ve removed TagTheNet as a source it has stopped working reliably
  • Removed some unused features from the UI

You can download TagPiG from BlogPiG Members’ Area now.

BlogPiG is Expanding!

If you’ve used the support desk may have met one the latest BlogPiG employess. Ayi has actually been with us for a few months now and has really made a big difference to our organisation.

Ayi is one of 3 new full-time employees at BlogPiG recently. Franky is running some promotions for BlogPiG and Ronnel is an awesome developer who’ll be working with Alex.

So BlogPiG is now a team of 6!

So Where is SocialPiG?

It’s delayed again I’m afraid. We’ve been working on nothing else but it’s such a huge project and I am determined to get it right.

It’s and awesome piece of kit and it’s doing some amazing things in the labs but there is still a way to go.

I’ve decided I can’t ruin the team’s Christmas by trying to force a release before the end of the year so I’ve pushed it back into the New Year.

I’ll be in touch again soon with more details and if you’re on the beta team Fiona will be in touch shortly too.

My sincerest apologies for the delay.

Gary

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.

CSVPiG Update & Partner Program Launched

We’ve just release CSVPiG 2.3 into the members’ area, go download your copy now. There are some nice new features in this update including:

– WYSIWYG Template Designer
– Parent/child categories
– new date, author, attachment & excerpt fields in the template designer
– Import CSV file from a URL
– Control CSVPiG remotely via cron jobs

Partner Program Launched

We’ve also launched are shiny new partner program in association with ClickBank. You can earn 50% commission on any sales of our products via your links. You can generate your own personal links to any page on the site HERE

Existing non-ClickBank partners should update their links to the new format as soon as possible.

New Help Desk is Live

After a few problems recently we’ve finished the move to our new helpdesk, it’s much simpler to use and you can even chat with other BlogPiG member’s, we’ll be publishing more FAQs over the coming weeks. Helpdesk is HERE

ClickPiG Slips Out

Finally we quietly launched and brand new product this week too, it’s called ClickPiG and it’s a hoplink manager for ClickBank vendors, you can:

– Cloak your payment links
– Cloak your affiliates’ hoplinks
– Let your affiliates send clicks to any page on your site
– Get full credit for all the backlinks your affiliates create

There is short (3 minute) video that explains everything about ClickPiG HERE

We’re using ClickPiG ourselves on the BlogPiG partner page so you can see it in action and try it out live.

CommentPiG update next week.

All the best.

Gary, Fiona & Alex
Your BlogPiG Team

Easy WordPress CSV Imports with CSVPiG 2.2

csvpig-10Morning everyone!

Great news, we’ve just uploaded CSVPiG 2.2 to the BlogPiG members’ area! You should download it straight away and get it activated on your blogs.

Here’s the download link

We’ve also updated the User Guide which is available inside your members’ area.

Some of the new features will only be available if you have a CSVPiG Pro license – you can always upgrade inside the BlogPiG members’ area.

So what’s New in CSVPiG 2.2?

1. Well, along with all the usual tweaks and fixes we’ve added a great new feature that allows you to update existing posts with a new CSV import. You get to choose which unique field CSVPiG uses to match existing posts. We recommend using the post slug but you can use any unique field that you’ve included as a custom field, for example, ID number. To illustrate the benefit: this means that you could upload a thousand products from a golf merchant datafeed and then if in the future that merchant decides to drop their prices by 10% all you would have to do is upload the new datafeed and CVSPiG automatically alters ONLY the pricing information on all your published & scheduled posts. This feature was requested by CSVPiG Pro user Tod.

2. The Post Template Designer’s ‘drag & drop’ functionality now works in ALL browsers – previously only Firefox users had access to this slick system.

3. You can now import CSV files without column headers – your tokens in the Post Template Designer will simply be numbers rather than actual header text.

4. In addition you can also specify any field separator you want before uploading your CSV files. Are Clickbank datafeeds using pipe delimiters rather than commas? Not a problem, just enter the delimiter and CSVPiG takes care of the rest.

If you have feedback about any of the new features you can leave a comment below.

What’s next?

Development is really picking up pace here at BlogPiG and we have new releases of TagPiG & CommentPiG ready to go. Please don’t forget we’re a Community Driven Development company – you ask and we build (as long as we agree it’s a good idea of course!). The best place to discuss new ideas is in the support forums, so head on over and tell us want you want to see next.

What is CSVPiG?

CSVPiG is an affiliate datafeed import plugin for WordPress. You can read all about CSVPiG and download a free copy HERE. Don’t forget you’ll need your BlogPiG API key from the members’ area.

Post Templates with CSVPiG Pro

csvpig-10Hi Guys,

I just give you a quick a run through of the latest Post Templates feature available in CSVPiG Pro. We think it’s pretty nice!

With CSVPiG Pro you can import any number of columns and you do not need to specify any particular column headers.

Instead everything is controlled after uploading by mapping column headers to particular WordPress content elements.

Click on the add new template link in the Post Templates section

Assuming you have already uploaded your CSV file you will see a list of the available tokens which can be used to design your post template. These are the column headers of your CSV file.

You can drag and drop these tokens into any of the WordPress content elements you wish. For instance you can drag %title% into the Title field etc.

Title – the title of the WordPress post

Slug – the string that is used when displaying the URL of the post. You can import your own separate column for custom post slugs. I usually just use the title token. If you do decide to use custom post slugs try to focus on the keywords that are used on popular search queries, and remember that the fewer keywords you use, the higher their relative value.

Post – the main content body of your WordPress post. You can put any HTML or CSS you want in this area and then drag and drop the tokens into the appropriate places. Here’s an example of a typical post:

[text]
<h3>Movie review</h3>

%body%

<ul>
<li>Format: %media%</li>
<li>Rating: %rating%</li>
</ul>

Download this movie instantly from <a href=”%aff_link%”>NetFlix</a> now!
[/text]

You can include any markup you want inside the post template, images, css styles, bullets etc. Anything you can include in the usual WordPress HMTL post editor.

Category – the categories you want assigned to the post, multiple categories should be separated by commas in the CSV file. When saving as a CSV Excel will automatically enclose that whole field with quotes so the commas inside are not confused for field separators

Tags – the tags you assigned to the post, multiple tags should be separated by commas in the CSV file. When saving as a CSV Excel will enclose that whole field with quotes so the commas inside are not confused for field separators

Custom Fields – you can map any remaining columns to custom fields in blog posts. Custom fields are an extremely powerful feature of WordPress enabling you to include a lot of additional content within your posts. The basic guide to custom fields can be read here http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields . I often use custom fields to store product specific data such as price or id and of course my actual affiliate link. There are a variety of free WordPress plugins that can then be used to include the content of particular custom fields inside your posts automatically, often in a header or footer to each post. You should drag your chosen token into the value field and choose a name for each new custom field. If you need more custom fields simply click the add custom field link to add more.

You can create and save as many templates as you want. Once you’re happy with your template you should save it and then choose that particular template in the Publish section below.

More awesome features coming very soon!

FieldPiG – WordPress Custom Field Shortcodes Plugin

fieldpig-box-shot-223x334We’re pleased to announce a brand new plugin release today:

FieldPiG – WordPress Custom Field Shortcodes Plugin

I wanted to be able to dynamically include data from any custom field in my post inside the actual post content.

This plugin lets you do just that by adding the name of the custom field that contains your content between the [fp]fieldname[/fp] shortcodes.

FieldPiG was extremely useful when I imported large CSV files into CSVPiG. I could use it to include the contents of custom fields inside the body field by just specifying the column header between shortcodes.

Imagine I had the following custom fields in WordPress

[text]
name, value
price, $9.95
media, blu-ray
length, 180mins
rating, 8
affiliate_link, http://blockbuster.com/1aty546gf
[/text]

Then we could have a post template that looked something like this:

[html]
Forget the plot, the real delight is the army of oddballs that rotate around the gamine Miss Tautou. Hypochondriac tobacconists, tyrannical grocers,kindly strippers, failed writers, all human life is here thanks to <a href="[fp]affiliate_link[/fp]">Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s</a> stock company of character actors. With so many colourful eccentrics and unlikely subplots, it’s perhaps inevitable that it is episodic and fractured. But this is a small price to pay for a
film guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a chanson in your coeur.

In French with English subtitles.
Available on [fp]media[/fp]
Running time – [fp]lenght[/fp]
Rating – [fp]rating[/fp]/10
Price – [fp]price[/fp]
<a href="[fp]affiliate_link[/fp]">BUY NOW</a>
[/html]

As you can see the customisation options are extensive and you really can let your imagination run wild.

If you’re using the latest version of CSVPiG Pro you probably won’t need FieldPiG as the brand new post templating options already let you include custom fields directly into multiple post templates!

Have a play and let me know what you think. If you need any additional features added just let me know!

You can download FieldPiG for free from the BlogPiG members area.

Next week we’ll (finally!) be releasing TagPiG Pro with the new tag archived posts feature! Stay tuned.

All the best