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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!

Fiona

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

CloakPiG Price Increase & PageRank Hoarder

I’ve just spent a fun hour testing the amazing new CloakPiG 2.0 features in our labs. (Yes, I must be a geek to enjoy this stuff!) Here’s a sneak preview:

Hoard PageRank

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!

Keep 100% of your PageRank & Get Paid. Pretty cool huh?!

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

CloakPiG 2.0 IS the most advanced affiliate link cloaker available:

  • Auto Cloak All Links
  • Preload Cookies
  • Auto Keyword Linking
  • Hoard PageRank

And we’re just getting started…

CloakPiG 2.0 will be released next week and the price will be increasing to $77

All owners of CloakPiG 1.1 will get a free upgrade to 2.0.

Click Here To Get Started Now

All the best

Gary.

New CloakPiG Update Guarantees You Get Paid

We’ve just updated CloakPiG to version 1.1.1 and it now includes our brand new (if controversial) Cookie Preload functionality.

With CloakPiG Cookie Preloading you can now guarantee 100% of YOUR commissions.

You can give visitors your affiliate cookie BEFORE they click on your affiliate links. So even if they alter or bypass your affiliate link you still get paid for the sale!

So Why The Controversy?

Like every new technique, some people will always abuse it and ruin it for others – and this technique is no exception. The practice of ‘cookie stuffing’ involves posting largely irrelevant posts and then cramming the readers browser with as many cookies from as many different merchants as possible in the vague hope that they might purchase something from one of those merchants in the near future. The ‘stuffed’ cookies have to be from mass market sites such as eBay or Amazon for this technique to stand any chance of success. The source pages often have little or no relevance to the cookied sites and they often contain no affiliate links at all.

CloakPiG is Very Different…

If cookie stuffing is the industry scattergun then CloakPiG cookie preloading is your very own sniper rifle.

Once enabled you can only preload cookies from links that actually exist on the page being viewed. These are real links that your readers could actually click on. You have already pre-sold them in the post so you should get paid for the sale.

This also means that your referring page doesn’t need to be hidden in any way (a big problem for cookie stuffers). If anyone investigates to see where your signups are coming from they will see a valid page with your valid click-able links.

CloakPiG cookie preloading is entirely optional and disabled by default so the choice of when and where to use it is yours…

Keyword AutoLinking & Price Rise Soon

CloakPiG’s new keyword autolinking feature is currently being tested in the labs and I have to say it absolutely rocks!

Once enabled across your blog(s) you won’t need to add any links within the content of your posts, everything will be automatically linked based the keywords & merchants you specify within CloakPiG.

With CloakPiG soon offering automatic Link Cloaking, Cookie Preloading AND Auto Linking we believe it is the most complete affiliate linking plugin available and offers outstanding value for money.

In addition BlogPiG members can still take advantage of our 50% members’ discount. You can have it up and running in 5 mins for just $5!

Click Here To Get Started

The standard CloakPiG price moves up to $77 soon so get your lifetime license now and lock in all future upgrades and new features.

Also I’d love your feedback on the new Cookie Preload feature.
Is it mutton dressed a lamb?
Have we overstepped the mark?
Or is it legitimate way for you to compete with big boys?
Let me know in the comments.

All the best.

Gary

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

WordPress Auto Tag Plugin – TagPiG

tagpig-box-small-reflectionToday I’m excited to announce the launch of TagPiG 2.1 our WordPress Auto Tag plugin.

This is the first paid version of TagPiG we’ve released and as you’d expect there are a bunch of great new features:

  • Archive Tagging – Now you can have TagPiG auto tag you all your existing posts as well as new one
  • New Tag Sources – We’ve added the Open Calais API to the list of text extractors with the option to include social & topic tags
  • Preferred Tags – You can create you own list of word that should always be tagged if they appear in a post regardless of whether the TagPiG chooses them
  • Tag Now Button – If you’re not running your blog on auto you can now manually tag posts using a new button within the edit post screen

TagPiG really can help your blog get indexed deeper and faster by the search engines. Remember every new tag you create equals a new page on your blog. TagPiG can auto tag more than 50 tags per post!

You can try TagPiG out right now with our new seven day trial.

See exactly how Auto Tagging with TagPiG can help your blogs….

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.

WordPress DataFeed Importer – CSVPiG 2.1 Update

Today we’ve released an update to CSVPiG, our WordPress datafeed import plugin.

The new features only apply to the Pro Version but the Free version should be updated too.

  • Brand new post templating option replaces column mapping, now just paste tokens into the WP content elements you want. Post Content areas can contain tokens and HTML!
  • Clone settings now includes your BlogPiG API key so that CSVPiG is ready to run with all your custom settings as soon as the plugin is activated
  • You can now use commas inside text delimeters in the header row e.g. column1,column2,”column2,b”,column3
  • CSVPiG now keeps the case of column headers (previously it changed headers to lowercase)

The last two features were added as a result of user requests.

Please don’t forget we’re a community driven development company. We build features and product that YOU ask for! So don’t be shy drop us a note with anything you think will help you work faster and make you more money.

You can download the updates of CSVPiG Pro & Free inside the BlogPiG members’ area.

CSVPiG Free can also use the auto plugin update in WP Admin.

More features coming soon.

@BlogPiG Twitter Updates for 2010-01-15

  • Back after xmas break. That was a busy one! Note to self. Buying a house with a new baby and seeing family at the same time is a no go! ^G #
  • Just released CommentPiG Pro a WordPress Comment Simulator plugin that transforms AutoBlogs! Check it out now at http://blogpig.com/102 ^G #
  • CommentPiG Pro – WordPress Comment Simulator Released! http://blogpig.com/1110 #
  • TagPiG Pro is out of testing and ready for launch, I'm updating the documentation today. Loads of great new features! Stay tuned ^G #