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    Mama in Charge Anne's Avatar
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    Piano Wizard: I am shocked!
    disclaimer: This is not a link specific concern, but I was not sure exactly where to post. I have included urls here so people could verify the information on the site.

    I had a google alert for CleverDads today which led me to this page:
    http://www.musicwizardaffiliates.com/news

    note the domain above this is listed on, this is the Allegro ( AKA Piano Wizard and Music Wizard site which has lots of ABW references and quotes from ABW members :

    http://www.musicwizardaffiliates.com

    This page
    http://www.musicwizardaffiliates.com/news
    has a blog listing today of:

    Coupons and Coupon Codes from CleverDads.com
    September 4th, 2007
    new toys and kids gifts and what kids want hot toys
    According to Allegro Rainbow�s Brian Metcalfe, "The Piano Wizard Method teaches Allegro is planning on releasing the highly anticipated Guitar Wizard.

    The link on the "new toys and kids gifts" in that url goes to this page:
    http://www.playzak.com/Toy_Product_S...price=0&page=5

    which has a Piano Wizard /Allegro products on it.

    It is apparent that Allego ( which owns BOTH Music Wizard and Piano Wizard) is using my site name to bring in traffic for their blog and products! And I am an affiliate!

    What is up with this?

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    I am sure it was some kind of "innocent mistake". Yeah, that's it.

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    What's the connection with this site, which is the contact information for playzak in the whois?

    http://www.toydirectory.com/

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    Whois info:

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: MUSICWIZARDAFFILIATES.COM
    Created on: 04-Apr-07
    Expires on: 04-Apr-08
    Last Updated on:

    Administrative Contact:
    Fisher, Jesse rank_booster@yahoo.com
    Freedom Works, Inc.
    PO Box 914
    Salem, Utah 84653
    United States
    (801) 423-6426

    Technical Contact:
    Fisher, Jesse rank_booster@yahoo.com
    Freedom Works, Inc.
    PO Box 914
    Salem, Utah 84653
    United States
    (801) 423-6426

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.PATRIOTIC-SONGS.COM
    NS2.PATRIOTIC-SONGS.COM
    Google searches:

    "jesse fisher" rank booster

    http://www.google.com/search?num=100...er&btnG=Search

    And for Freedom Works, Inc.

    http://www.google.com/search?num=100...22&btnG=Search

    Interesting selection to browse through.

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    He posts here, I would also message Andy about it.

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...t=Piano+Wizard

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    M, thanks for the heads up ... Anne, we are all over this as soon as I get to my office today, thank you ...
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    Mama in Charge Anne's Avatar
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    Any word on this yet? My site name is still there. Even if they remove it, I would like an explanation. Thanks Andy

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    Affiliate Manager PianoWizard.com's Avatar
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    Sorry for the mix up everyone!
    Here's some background info on the concerns Anne brought up:

    1. The entries on the MusicWizardAffiliates.com/news/ page are automatically posted by software. Much like Google's alerts, this software finds any entry being posted on a website or a newsfeed that mentions Allegro Rainbow, Piano Wizard, Music Wizard, etc. This page was created to be a resource for our affiliates a source for ideas for copy to put on their websites about the company and products.

    2. Why the software attached CleverDads.com to a posting from off another site is beyond me. I've used this software for several years for many clients and have never seen it mess up like that. I've edited the entry to eliminate CleverDads.com from the title. I'll have to examine it closely to figure out why the glitch.

    3. Why is my name on MusicWizardAffiliates.com's whois? Because I registered the URL. Allegro is my client, has been for years. Because of my success with managing their SEO work, they contracted with me about a year ago to set up and build out their affiliate program. I wanted a site specifically for assisting their affiliates to be successful, so I built MusicWizardAffiliates.com as part of my work for them.

    4. I can see I need to do a better job of making myself available and known among our affiliates so they will come to me with concerns that need clearing up. The above post of whois info has my contact info, so feel free to contact me with any questions about Allegro's products, affiliate program, or anything else that may come up.

    (Thanks, Andy, for bringing this to my attention).

    Jesse Fisher
    Director of Affiliate Sales
    Allegro Rainbow, Inc.
    801-423-6426

    Also:
    President,
    Freedom Works! Inc.
    dba. Website Promotion Experts, Inc.

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    Mama in Charge Anne's Avatar
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    If the software pulls entries from sites using your site name, you might see if you can figure out how to stop it from using affiliate pages or this could is sure to be an issue in the future.

    Thanks for posting and also editing the entry.

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    Anne,

    I see your point.
    The news blog was created as a help to affiliates so it would be easier for them to find text about our products for their sites.

    Guess I will either have to take the time to monitor the postings to delete links to affiliate's pages, or... hmm.... you know, Allegro has an archive of all the positive press Piano Wizard has received... maybe I'll just link to that and find more productive ways to help our affiliates.

    OK! Thanks Anne! Thanks for bringing this issue up.


    Jesse

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