7 November 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 7, 2012
Affiliate award nomination deadline almost here
Would you like to be the proud winner of an iGB Affiliate award this coming February? If you would, then you should be sure you are nominated for consideration. Don't be bashful. It is perfectly fine to nominate yourself. The deadline is Friday, so make sure you get your nomination in on time. Follow this thread for more details.

Recognition for October's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for October. We're giving extra special thanks to baldidiot, one of the top posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of November.

Recognizing October's most active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in October. We're giving special thanks to Peter from WBX Affiliates, who was our most active representative. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in November.

If you're thinking about getting English-language content translated to Spanish, look no further. Connie Burstin is well-suited to the task and is offering a 25% discount for GPWA members. Connie is a native Spanish speaker and a veteran of the industry. The discount is available through the end of the year. For more information, read this thread.

Industry News
Jackpot Party releases new online slot
Glitz, a money burst slot game that offers 60 lines, debuts Thursday. And if you're one of the first to play, you'll be entered in a drawing for a random cash prize.

Intertops Casino offers "Shopping Cash" bonuses
Intertops players automatically earn points when they play, and this month's points race categories are shopping mall departments. Prize winners will be drawn in December.

Jackpotjoy player gets "very nice surprise"
Just before heading to the hospital for an operation, Rob C won more than 20,000 pounds on a 10p investment in Bingo 90 Ball tickets.

APCW Perspectives Weekly: Reid-Kyl resistance
J Todd reports on one U.S. state speaking against the Reid-Kyl online poker bill and industry news from Zynga and The Netherlands.

iAffiliates sends two affiliates on five-star holidays
The two affiliates helped send first time depositors to the program's newest brand, Club777.

Mansion Casino offering the "The Bond Experience"
When the new James Bond movie came out, the team at Mansion Casino saw it as an opportunity to treat some lucky players to an unforgettable experience.

Poker writer Lou Krieger joins BetVictor Club
The poker author and strategist has signed up to coach BetVictor Poker players.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally Gaming 2013February 5-7, 2013
ICE Totally Gaming 2013
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming brings together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days.

Legal Gaming in EuropeFebruary 4-5, 2013
Legal Gaming in Europe
The Legal Gaming in Europe conference will offer attendees the chance to listen to and network with European Regulators and worldwide legal experts. Gain insights into regulatory changes and understand how changes in laws will affect player protection, payment security, advertising and marketing.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)February 5-7, 2013
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have the chance to network with affiliates, AMs and operators.
Did You Know?
President Barack Obama closed as a 1-to-6 favorite to beat Republican Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential race, according to Paddy Power. Obama won the election easily on Tuesday, and Paddy Power paid all Obama bets early.

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Are you participating in the 2013 iGB Affiliate Award nominations?
As we announced earlier in the newsletter, the iGB Affiliate Award nomination deadline is Friday, and we were wondering if you were planning to participate in the nomination process this year? Or have you already made your nominations? Please let us know in this thread. Happy nominating! View poll
Last week's poll results: How much has traffic to your site changed in the last year? View poll
Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
New MessagePaddy Power pays out $650,000 on Obama early
New MessageBetfair pulls out of Germany
New MessageKentucky Lottery opposes Reid-Kyl bill
New MessageBlack Friday payment processor putting it all out there on Twitter
From The Forums
New MessageWhat's your experience from using 301 redirects?
foxtucker writes:
My main site has been has been live since 2004...and gets acceptable organic traffic. Over the years, the site and its structure has grown...(but) the folder structure of the site isn't all intuitive, the folder names aren't all SEO optimised... None of this is a problem for the users, as I have the navigation working well enough...So "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I hear you yelling. I am inclined to agree, but wonder if I'm missing out on some good organic traffic...I've read that 301 redirects could be the solution that allows me to tidy up the folder structure/names. Does anyone have experience on the effectiveness or horror stories of 301 redirects? read more
New MessageBlocking bots (such as ahrefs)
New MessageA question about short URL redirects
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