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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Sam Kates on Today at 12:07:56 AM »
The first interview with a character from one of my books - Jack from the Elevator trilogy. A word of warning for the easily offended: he was a bit of a troubled soul when the interview took place and, though he managed to avoid the worst four-letter words, his language was a little ripe. http://samkates.co.uk/2021/10/28/meet-jack-from-the-elevator/
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Checking again...
« Last post by R. C. on October 28, 2021, 10:14:54 PM »
Are you creating your own creative or using their default? I use canva to create my BB ads. The goal is to get a CTR of around 2. I've created over two hundred ads over two years. It takes low bid $5/day, experiment, toss, and try again.

I am creating the ADs. Canva works well but I use Photoshop.  Rinse and repeat seems to be the correct mantra.

R.C.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 28, 2021, 09:12:24 PM »
It looks like I made back the price of the Bookbub ($105) plus two lattes, (conahura, knock wood) that's with D2D and Google not reporting for yesterday yet.

Downloads for Amazon so far - 3238 (which includes 47 for the US, surprisingly)
Kobo - 1176
Google - 222
D2D (all apple) - 707

I'm interested to see how the tail holds in the international markets since I got really good rankings in free and the sub categories. Should be good visibility - conahura knock wood, again.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by jaxonreed on October 28, 2021, 11:37:51 AM »
OneDrive does auto-syncing pretty good these days. It will convert your Documents, Desktop and Pictures folders to OneDrive folders so anything saved there automatically gets backed up to identical directories in OneDrive.

Windows 11 has versioning turned on in hard drive folders by default, from what I understand. You can do that in 10, too, but it's not the default setting. On rare occasion if you need to go back to an older version of a file, you can. I've not done it on a local drive, but I have had to on a SharePoint file several people had access to (and subsequently messed it up). Made me a fan of versioning.

Fun stuff.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Checking again...
« Last post by alhawke on October 28, 2021, 11:29:17 AM »
Are you creating your own creative or using their default? I use canva to create my BB ads. The goal is to get a CTR of around 2. I've created over two hundred ads over two years. It takes low bid $5/day, experiment, toss, and try again.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Lynn on October 28, 2021, 07:01:18 AM »
I have a tiny little .bat file I run every time I leave the computer that uses Windows' Robocopy...

NERD ALERT!!!  :hehe

Robocopy... good times...

It's because I can't remember how to use the command line to run things half the time. So, half-nerd here. :D Mostly I just decide I want to do something a certain way, then learn just enough to do it. :-)
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Checking again...
« Last post by R. C. on October 28, 2021, 06:26:05 AM »
BB UPDATE

Three versions of two ADs running for two days, with categories and no authors.

Impressions: 9583
Clicks: 0

Added authors, one each for the various ADs, for another two day experiment.

If adding authors fails to produce clicks, next steps are, in order: revised categories, additional authors, new ADs.

Maybe, in a month or two, I'll see positive results.   :doh:

R.C.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by R. C. on October 28, 2021, 06:13:31 AM »
Linux works but it is too much hassle to keep it and all the apps "current."

I access my OneDrive on my main PC, my laptop, and my phone. 

NERD ALERT - The following is from the depths of geekdom.

I have 4Tb of local storage and a 1Gb internet connection with 1Tb of monthly bandwidth... so... Over and above the OneDrive automatic history, I copy everything to a couple of locations.

R.C.
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Other Services [Public] / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by j tanner on October 28, 2021, 05:53:20 AM »
I have a tiny little .bat file I run every time I leave the computer that uses Windows' Robocopy...

NERD ALERT!!!  :hehe

Robocopy... good times...
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Thanks :)

I lost track of how many cat-themed logos I went through. Finally found a cat I liked and a book I liked, and combined them into the logo. I switched to something else for a little bit but I didn't like it as much so went back to the current one.
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