15 July 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 15, 2009
Free iGaming Directory for GPWA approved portal webmasters
We're pleased to announce that we are offering free copies of the brand new 2009-2010 edition of Casino City's iGaming Business Directory to GPWA approved portal webmasters. Weighing over five pounds, this 822-page directory is the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the people, Web sites, portals, affiliate programs and other industry businesses that are major components of our industry. We normally sell this directory for $300 USD, but seal-bearing GPWA portal webmasters can order their copy for just the shipping charge.

GPWA members update wiki guide
Two weeks ago, we announced that the GPWA had launched a wiki and that the first project was to develop a guide on how to evaluate and choose affiliate programs. Since that time, a number of members have made contributions. Because we believe contributions to the wiki are important, at the end of this month we will recognize everyone that has contributed by linking to their sites from the GPWA home page. So please, take a few minutes and make a difference by adding your two cents to our guide about how to choose affiliate programs.

GPWA member Chipeez wins ASOP
We'd like to congratulate GPWA private member Chipeez for winning the Amsterdam Affiliate Series of Poker (ASOP). The winner of the Affiliate Manager portion of the ASOP was Ondrej Tuma, the affiliate manager for Slotland Affiliates. Both Chipeez and Tuma received $3,000, plus a winner's bracelet valued at $6,000. To read more about ASOP and to hear from Chipeez about his big win, follow this thread.

Industry News
Bodog continues journey towards global expansion
The GPWA's Rebecca Liggero travels to Antigua and spends some time with Keith McDonnell, Managing Director of Bodog Europe, to get a first-hand look at how Bodog is preparing to improve its global brand recognition by providing a spectacular experience for players, affiliates and industry professionals.

PPA files motion in SDNY seizures case
The Poker Players Alliance is attempting to participate in a case contesting the government's June seizure of poker funds in New York as a "friend of the court."

Perspectives Weekly with more Barney Frank
Perspectives Weekly looks at Barney Frank's visit to the World Series of Poker, where he inspired the Main Event crowd. Plus, industry news from 888.com and iMEGA.

CarbonPoker announces million-dollar promotion
The 60-day Carbon Million promotion will award more than $1 million and 25,000 prizes to players who move up through 21 tiers by accumulating VIP points on the poker site.

Belle Rock online casinos launch four slots
River Belle Casino and its sister sites have added four brand new slots to its fleet -- "Summer Holiday," "Fortune Finder," "Pedal Power" and "Sterling Silver."

World Series of Backgammon joins Jadestone
The World Series of Backgammon (WSOB) is joining Jadestone's new backgammon network beginning next week. The launch will take place in Cannes at a WSOB live event.

Budapest Affiliate Conference to hold SEO sessions
One-on-one SEO Surgery sessions will be offered in September at the Budapest Affiliate Conference.

July promotions heating up at Posh Bingo
Posh Bingo has a number of July promotions going on, including a free Bingo Guaranteed Jackpot.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate Weekend (Niagara Falls)July 24-26, 2009
CBG Affiliate Weekend (Niagara Falls)
The CBGW event offers the chance to meet active North American affiliates. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment. The guest speaker will be Gary Beal.

Affiliate Summit East (New York)August 9-11, 2009
Affiliate Summit East (New York)
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.
Did You Know?
There are more than 30 million active users accessing Facebook through mobile devices and these users are 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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What percent of your overall traffic is from Bing?
Microsoft has clearly shaken up the world of search engines with the introduction of Bing. There is now a new search alternative and there are a number of GPWA members who have expressed positive comments about Bing. So for this week's poll we'd like to ask what percent of your search engine traffic currently comes from Bing?  View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you have information about the WSOP on your Web site?  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 MessageU.S. and EU meet about online gambling violations
New MessageN.J. governor wants to legalize sports gambling
New MessageCostigan Media requests response for poker seizures
New MessageBetfair gets play on CNN.com
From The Forums
New MessageGotta love Bing
lots0 writes:
I don't know about you all, but I am seeing about a 30% jump in traffic from Bing in the last couple of months. I held the same keyword positions in MSN's old "live" search and never got this level of traffic from them. The traffic from Bing seems to be steadily growing as well...A real challenger to the great and powerful Google...maybe?  read more
New MessageWill using re-directs harm my rankings?
New MessageContent links and methods question
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New MessageJoomla question
New MessageWhich casinos should stay?
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