Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero is right up there for an amazingly intricate, complex, and beautiful town built right into the lush green mountainsides. The original Taxco was originally called “Tlachco” which means “The place of the ball game” in the indigenous Nahuatl language. “De Alarcón” was appended in honor of a famous writer from this same town. The original town of Taxco (now called “Taxco El Viejo – Old Taxco”) was actually located 10km south of of the new Taxco, but was eventually relocated by the Spanish conquistadores for the purpose of mining the mountains which were rich in silver.
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Firstly, Veracruz was where the Spanish empire landed after taking the Caribbean islands, thus beginning their conquest deep into Mexico (which for a while was named New Spain).
But the history didn’t end there, because most slaves would be imported into Veracruz, all attempts at rebellion of the Mexican peoples would be repressed by the Spanish Navy through Veracruz, the French empire would try to conquer Mexico through Veracruz (twice), and even the Americans had their control of Veracruz back in the day.
Nonetheless, In this adventure, I bought a bus ticket from Mexico City to the Capital of the state of Veracruz – Xalapa.
The third most asked question I always receive is “which networks should I join?” (the first being ‘how do I get unsuspended on Google Ads, followed by ‘which offers should I run’).
Pay Per Call Affiliate networks are always shifting, changing, updating or even disappearing altogether. The networks that were popular in 2013 and 2014, might not even be around anymore, while the networks that popped up just 1 year ago might be running the hottest, most exclusive offers around.
Here is a short list of the Top Pay Per Call Affiliate Networks that I have generated cash with, and would recommend to you.
Google Ads can be frustrating with their policies around charging you for clicks rather than calls, and their disinterest in showing you their Search Partners for the possibility of optimizing.
But I commend their multi-billion dollar team in constantly, and rapidly updating their platform, to the point of sometimes not even releasing any information on these updates.
Nonetheless, here are some of the updates that I’ve observed/discovered in their platform (which entails updating my Pay Per Call Marketing Course constantly).
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Pay Per Call Advertising is one of the highest converting methods for selling something.
When speaking over the phone with a customer service representative, the probability of converting a caller into a buyer can range from 10-50% sometimes (based on my own advertising experience & data). On the other hand, with Ecommerce for example, the industry average is a 1-3% conversion rate (also based on my own Ecom experience).
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Recently, I put out a detailed analysis of how Google Ads was broken and basically burning our advertising dollars.
In the “Search Partners Black box” section, I wrote about how the Search Partner Networks on Google Ads & Microsoft Ads are a massive interstellar black-hole for our advertising dollars.
So using some simple web development and security knowledge, I decided to figure out WHO these Search Partners are.
Google Ads is still one of the best ways to make money from money, but it can also be a painful experience in learning the rules and gimmicks of the system.
For my 8 years of Google Ads experience, I’ve written some very specific and eye-opening reasons of how Google Ads can painfully waste your money.
So, make sure to check out my post on PPCBasic.com on 10 Reasons Why Google Ads Loves To Waste Your Money.
After an arduous and historic trip from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Ankara, and Antalya Turkey, I finally arrived in the mythical island of Cyprus!
I flew from Antalya, Turkey to Nicosia, Cyprus. During this time, you learn that at one point, Cyprus was completely Greek, but the northern part was taken over by Turkey with the pretext of protecting the local Turkish population from repression.
Ultimately, this was a pretext for Turkey to invade Cyprus, but the reason was most likely the oil in the area.
Luckily, most days in Cyprus were warm at the least, and cool in the shadows, and cold at night.
This would be a great place to unwind and disconnect, although this could be impossible if you are still connected to the internet.
Limassol wasn’t super busy at the time and a bit decrepit due to their recent bankruptcy, which gave it a more relaxed atmosphere and vibe.
Ultimately, Cyprus was a blast, with its wide nature, and very rural feel to it, while in not too dense in the cities themselves.
Over the last 7 years, I have been mixing business with pleasure with the Leonidas Marketing Blog by posting both Internet Marketing content, as well as endless Travel + Books + Self-Development content.
For a select few of you, this may be an interesting mix, but the majority of you are strictly focused on Internet Marketing, so let’s keep the demarcation line in place.
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Being the number one tourism destination in Turkey, Antalya has great sunny weather, warm blue oceans, and a super relaxed vibe.
I most enjoyed the mix of ancient Greek history that gradually evolved into the Ottoman Empire over the millennia.
While at night time Antalya was a brisk 10*C in November, in the day time, you can casually stroll around in shorts and catch some sunshine and Vitamin D.
There is even a fantastic salsa dancing scene here.
Before and during my adventure into Turkey, I decided to brush up on as much Turkish history as possible via. YouTube.
This was a fantastic idea, because I wasn’t educated into the extremely rich and expansive history of the region that is now called Turkey, but also Anatolia.
Many empires have come and gone through here, including the Hittites, Macedonians, Romans, Arabs, Seljuks, Byzantines, Ottomans, and ultimately the modern Turkish people.
After living in Minsk for 1.5 months, I decided to checkout somewhere new, and Baku was at the top of that list (along with Dushanbe, Tajikistan).
I was absolutely surprised at how quickly the city was being upgraded, and how similar it felt to Dubai.
This was a wonderful city. Had I stayed here longer, I would be able to settle right in, and continue working.
There is a slight language barrier when trying to get to know people, but otherwise, this is a fantastic city.
3 years ago, I went to Paris with a Bus full of 50 Young Party-centric tourists, on a mad-dash through Europe, to see 14 cities, in only 30 days!! This meant Paris was relegated to 1 day of Eiffel Tower, view the city through the windows of the bus, and get out.
Needless to say, this wasn’t a great experience to actually see or experience any of Europe, or Paris for that matter.
So this time around, after living in Kyiv, Ukraine for 2.5 months, It was time to pay a little visit to Paris, and see, feel and experience everything at my own pace.
If you haven’t already seen the series titled “Chernobyl” on HBO, then go ahead and watch it.
It will clear up a bit of the mystery of this place, and perhaps inspire you to come as well.
After the series released, tourism jumped from just 15,000 visitors per year to over 70,000 per year.
A few additional articles and research pointed out that the extent of the damage and chaos done by the Chernobyl reactor, bankrupted the Soviet Union, both Morally and Financially.
Ultimately, the Chernobyl Disaster was one of a few reasons that caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Back in 2016, I was doing a massive cross-euro tour (about 20 countries), and Ukraine was on my list of places to visit. I stayed in Kyiv at that time for a mere 2 weeks.
Fast forward to May of 2019, while I was still living in Mexico City, my buddy mentioned he was planning to move to Kyiv for 3 months of work and pleasure.
So for the Summer of 2019, I decided to tag along for the sake of networking with like-minded individuals focused on business and self-development while enjoying what Kyiv, Ukraine has to offer!
After living in Monterrey, Mexico for 4 months, I came back to Toronto for just 3 weeks to do a quick recharge, and take care of some business stuff.
I personally love Mexico city for a few reasons, some of them include:
1. It’s still the Wild West down there – things are still a bit chaotic generally
2. It’s a massive city with things to do and see absolutely everywhere!
3. You can sample every single type of Mexican food (there are more than just Taco’s, although I love me some tuna and salmon tacos)
4. The history of this city is amazing!
5. It’s close to Toronto, so it’s really easy to get to, to avoid the North American winters 🙂
I plan to hit up Mexico City again in the future 🙂
The first suspension was back in 2012 when I first started running ads on Google.
At the time, I was completely broke after losing all of my money on the Forex.So I decided to use a coupon for $100 on Google Adwords.
Once that coupon was finished, I then create another account, and used another coupon.
At the time, I didn’t know that doing this would instantly lead to a suspension.
By the end of 2012, I started mastering the art of creating accounts.
Eventually, I had a new account running, but I would need to buy pre-paid credit cards from the bank, and fill them with fake information, in order to advertise on Google.
After a brief lay-over in Mexico City, I arrived in the Colima Airport, and took a 30 minute taxi to my hotel in the center of Colima.
I open up my luggage to find that everything has been overturned like a pair of hyenas had gone through my things.
Plastic bags were ripped apart, clothes were crumpled everywhere, and everything was simply misplaced.
I searched carefully for what was taken, and it turned out that my small beige satchel where I was keeping my important documents and cash had been opened.
Google Ads is making major verification changes to the Call Extensions for 2019.
This seems to be a major issue on the minds of many marketers at the moment, with a huge influx of questions coming in on all fronts.
So in this post, we will cover how to overcome the new Google Ads Call Extension changes, as well as a quick history of how and why we got to this point.